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Back from DragonCon 2014

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 13, 2014, 12:57 AM




I was on the 11th floor of the Marriott Marquis, first shoot of the day on Friday, at DragonCon, with one tripod, one umbrella, one flash, and one cosplayer. We were at the end of corridor, next to a window, and not blocking traffic or doors. A guy working for the con asked me to come over to talk with him.  He was polite and told me that no "professional setups" were allowed.  There had been complaints, previous years, about people charging for photos.  I said I never charge for photos (never at DragonCon and rarely other times.)  He said it still wasn't allowed.

I shot the rest of the con without using any tripods in convention space.  I did use them off site.  I did not attend the parade, or Aquarium. I finished with 1413 photos.

I did get to work with :iconhoodedwoman: for the first time at DragonCon.  This meant a lot to me.

Anyhow, I don't think I will be attending DragonCon next year.  Maybe not ever again.


My previous rules were that I couldn't have the same person in my 10 most recent photos, and I had to keep a photo in the top 10 for 24 hours before replacing it.  My new rules, well, there are none.  I am too unmotivated/busy to update regularly and Deviant Art has started using hashtags for tagging, which has totally screwed up my tagging scheme.  It is now much more a pain to put up a new photo.

I shall be doing mass uploads on occasion.



  • Mood: Rejected
  • Listening to: B52s - Mesopotamia
  • Reading: One Way - http://baldwinpage.com/
  • Watching: Hannibal
  • Playing: Heartstone
  • Eating: Some weird rice/meatball thing I made.
  • Drinking: Lemonade

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Michael Iacca
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
I am the photographer. It is OK to criticize the photography. It is NOT OK to criticize the models.


My X-Box gamer tag is "Camera Mike."

I'm a lot like me, only more so.

I'm really not as serious as I look.

Shots before Anime Supercon 2007 (I think it was in November) were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 995. From November 2007 to December 2011 all shots were taken with a Canon EOS 40D. In December, my EOS 40 exploded, wiping out a small African village. I was forced to use a Nikon Coolpix S9100. It is a good consumer grade camera. Then I bought a Canon Rebel T3 in January 2012. It's a better consumer camera. Now I have a Canon EOS 60D.


I only refuse to take a stranger's picture under two circumstances:

1- I'm almost out, or out of memory.

2- You make a bad first impression. <- This has only happened 4 times. Two of the times involved alcohol.

I don't believe the term "comic book" is a valid term for what we generally refer to as "comic books." The illustrated stories are, with few exceptions, not primarily stories of comedy. Therefore, I use the term "manga" when refering to illustrated fiction, since the Japanese term means... >.< "whimsical pictures."

Some days I can't win.


My current rules for Deviant Art:

Since Deviant Art changed their tagging format, and I don't seem to be motivated to update regularly, there are no rules for me.


My Convention Schedule for the future:

2014

Animate! Miami

Katsucon

Megacon

Khaotic Kon

Omni Expo

May-Hem

Apex Anime

Florida Supercon

Metrocon

Anime Festival Orlando

DragonCon

Anime Weekend Atlanta

Necronomicon

Holiday Matsuri

Anime South (maybe)


Personal Quote- "Those who always smile, never smile."

Current Residence: Florida
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Favourite genre of music: Unpopular
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
MP3 player of choice: Sansa
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:iconpaulcaddy:
paulcaddy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I agree Michael, about critising models,your are amazing,especially "Midnight"
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:iconinsane-pencil:
Insane-Pencil Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much.
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ShortStackMeira Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello~!
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:iconinsane-pencil:
Insane-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hi!
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:iconshortstackmeira:
ShortStackMeira Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Would yo like to rp? (Any anime is fine...if I know it )
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:iconinsane-pencil:
Insane-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
Oh, gosh no!  I am just here for art!
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aciddmaus23 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning  redhead photo ????
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:iconinsane-pencil:
Insane-Pencil Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Photographer
I don't know what you are asking.
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whaddadafukk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Very nice cosplay gallery you have here. I am normally not into cosplay that much, but I am impressed by your collection. I like the female Vega pics especially. The female Shredder was nice too. Hmmmm, maybe Vega vs Shredder some time?
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:iconinsane-pencil:
Insane-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconwhaddadafukk:
whaddadafukk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
You're welcome. My pleasure.
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lexxii Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely Gallery Michael:)
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Invitation to join :iconeroticcuties: A place for Artists & Photographers to gather & display their art:)

Hope to see you soon!

xoxo
Lexxii
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:iconinsane-pencil:
Insane-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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thenightdreams Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey did you ever upload my durarara photos anywhere from knightrokon my friend was wondering about them
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Insane-Pencil Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Ummm......nope!  Nope! Nope!  

Remind me on Friday.
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:iconthenightdreams:
thenightdreams Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry forgot to remind you friday @.@ been a bit busy
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thenightdreams Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
will do! thank you
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Uperx10 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Thanks for the last images!!!
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Distorted-Echo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Nice! Very good quality photos! :)
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:iconinsane-pencil:
Insane-Pencil Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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Teikiatsu-Samurai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Welcome to Super-Bar
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:iconinsane-pencil:
Insane-Pencil Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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yuca-chan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Photographer
When will you be posting pictures from Khaotickon? 
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:iconinsane-pencil:
Insane-Pencil Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Tonight, I will post one.  Tomorrow, I will post some more.

Did you cosplay from "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic?"
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yuca-chan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Photographer
I did I was dancer Morgiana with the pink hair :)
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