Convention Photography

As a member of the SF&F fandom, Anime, Cosplay, Costume Con and Costumers’ Guild communities, but also as a professional photographer, I have come to the conclusion that I really can no longer afford to do (masquerade) photography on a voluntary basis. However, I do understand that most conventions of this type run on a shoestring budget. Therefore, I have come up with the following reduced pricing policy. Please keep in mind the following:

  • While I do not count on convention income to pay for my equipment, I need to at least break even with my travel and hotel expenses.

  • There are many hours of additional post-processing work I do on the photos.

  • Currently I post most of my photos on Instagram and Facebook under “richardmanphoto”

  • There are of course many quality photographers who will do this job for free. Please feel free to use their services if budget is a limiting factor.


  • Small Regional Conventions:
    $200-$300 (for the year 2012; this may be adjusted for inflation as needed)

  • Worldcons and Costume Con:
    $500 plus complimentary membership. I will offer prints for sale to (hopefully) make up the remaining shortfall.

  • I have set up convention galleries so that people can download web-sized images for their personal websites, Facebook, etc. for free.

Thank you, and I look forward to be working with you!