San Diego Comic Con 2012 | Street Commercial Portraits

San Diego Comic Con 2012 | Street Commercial Portraits
this weekend was the annually san diego comic-con event at the convention center outside of the historical gaslamp district. imo; this is a portrait / street photographers dream come true. thousands of people walking around downtown san diego dressed to impress, in their super hero / comic book / movie character costumes…cosplay to some. i set aside both friday and saturday to capture as many portraits as possible. I hit the streets with my nikon d700, nikkor 24-70 lens, sb-600, sb-700, sunpak 120j, phottix ppl-400 and a new set of expoimaging’s rogue flashbenders. this type of portrait street photography truly tests your ability to approach a subject, interactive, convince them to pose, set up the shot, and fend off any photo bombers (there were plenty)….all within about 2 minutes.

here are some of the resulting images, enjoy the art.


Zombie Nurses

Poison Ivy



Evil Witch

Kick Ass

Capt America

scary milkman

Parking Pirate

Baby Doll & Scout Trooper

Darth Vader

Darth Maul

Wonder Woman