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Con Alt Delete Summary by Erik Jaworski

My last con for 2018, Con Alt Delete. This was my first time attending Con Alt Delete, so I didn’t know what to expect. I tried to attend this con last year, but I was so busy with the holiday season. Not to mention there was only had 1 unpaid shoot planned, so it didn’t seem worth the trouble to attend that one day. However this year, I attended all 3 days, and was pretty booked the entire weekend. My total number was 15 shoots, and 8 of them were Christmas themed.

At first, I was worried about the weather. I never shoot at a con during winter since C2E2. I was my sure if we were going to get cold temperatures and snowstorms. However there were clear skies and the temperature was at a comfortable 40 degree weather. Most of my shoots were comfortable shooting outside, but there were some cosplays not suitable for the cool outdoor weather. 

Another challenge I found was not only finding different inside locations, but also trying to find different Christmas locations. The Hyatt didn’t provide any Christmas decorations, and I didn’t want to use a normal location for these holiday shoots. There was a good Christmas setup at Rosemont Convention Center entrance. It had Christmas trees, lighted water fountains, and nice red/green lighting. So I used this location for my Christmas shoots  

Overall, it was a successful weekend. Considering it was a ‘small’ con, there was a lot of activity and great cosplays. Photos from the lobby are listed below. Can’t wait to see what new and old clients I’ll have at Con Alt Delete next year.

Since this is my first con summary post, I thought it would be good to include some interesting stats that I’ve pulled up during the con.  

Con Alt Delete Stats

- Days: 3

- Photoshoots: 15 (8 Xmas Themed) 

  • Photoshoot Time: 405 Minutes

- Photos Taken: 2,192 Photos

  • Photos Narrowed: 670 Photos

  • Photo Requested: 146 Photo

- Steps Walked: 36,443 Steps

Photo Update: Newt Scamander Cosplay Studio Shoot by Erik Jaworski

Sorry for the long wait. I’ve been busy with work, photo shoots, and a lot more exciting things planned for the future. 

With the recent release of Fantastic Beast: Crimes of Grindelwald, Nick reached out to me to do a cosplay studio shoot of his updated Newt Scamander cosplay. This is actually my second shoot with Nick in his Newt cosplay, which was at C2E2 this past year. It’s interesting how much his cosplay has improved since C2E2; with a new coat, new beasts, and even makeup to give more character.  As great as the shoot was, a studio shoot can only give you so much diversity in photos. In the future, it would be nice to shoot a Newt cosplay around the historic parts of downtown Chicago.

Also to add, this was also my first photo shoot using my new Pixel Tubes from Astera. These items are 3 foot LED tubes that This light was demoed at my workplace, and thought of getting a few for my studio. They were not as powerful as I hoped to change the color on the backdrop. However, they were nice to have for additional colors and more lighting on the subject.

Photo: Erik Jaworski  

Cosplayer: Nick C. 

Location:  The Shark’s Den