Calgary Expo 2023
or Another Comic Con with Cosplay
On a road trip out west, I timed it so I could attend Calgary Expo. I went on the Saturday, the day after I arrived in Calgary this trip. The 29th of April, 2023.
Last time I attended something like this in Calgay was 2017. Seemed like it was quite different. Then realized that there are a couple of different shows now. Pretty sure this happens the same in Toronto. A couple a year. They are getting popular. I’ve got a couple that I will attend in Ontario when I get back. A smaller one in Niagara Falls (Comic Con Niagara) and one in August - Comic Con Toronto.
The lighting for the types of photos I like to do generally sucks. And the backgrounds are worse. Trees, buildings and a thousand distracting colours. I like simple backgrounds, so I spend hours cutting out the backgrounds with Photoshop. There are faster ways but I haven’t found a better technique on Photoshop yet that gets me the sharpness and exactness. Just started learning Photoshop recently, so be patient with me.
Then the search to find an appropriate background for each character. The few here are some that I’ve had a chance to edit over the last few days. Spiderman (DC Comics), Deadpool (Marvel Comics) and Aloy (from Zero Horizon Dawn).
I’m not a gamer but do love learning about the characters and photographing them.
More to come when I get a chance to edit them.