it’s seriously one of the reasons I want to quit cosplay photography. I hate how obsessed people are with likes, both cosplayers AND photographers. It’s as bad as a high school popularity contest.
I sometimes feel that photographers want to take pictures of a famous cosplayer just so they can get likes and be more “popular.”
Many times I’ll avoid shooting famous cosplayers because I know they’ve already got tons of exposure and they’ve also got great photographers too. They don’t need me. I’d rather shoot someone unknown that has a cosplay that I’m interested in.
One of my photographer friends told me this: “Likes are almost like pity. People see a picture of their friend tagged in their feed and just like it, whether it’s good or not” So to me I’ve never really seen the need for “likes” What I value are the occasional comment and private messages I get that talk about specific aspects of a photo that I took. Especially if it’s from a fellow photographer.
I’m very tired of the fame game. Cosplayer or photographer, if you do this for fame/likes… you’ll never be happy. EVER. Do your hobby for yourself and for your own enjoyment. The moment it becomes a job/work is the moment you lose your love for the art and trade it for money and fame. It’s just not worth it.– John Lynn (via cosplayinamerica)
This. All of this.Via Cosplay in America Tumblr
Wow… has it really been over a year that I’ve used this thing?? I’m kinda shocked…
This goes to a certain someone who knows who they are. ;P