What's Been Going On?

It's been a while since I've updated you on what's going on. I haven't been super busy, but I've been lightly active the past month.

The Past 4 Weeks

So after San Francisco Comic Con, which was my last big post/update, I had four shoots. Just a little background on the shoots that are up and the one coming up tomorrow:

I reached out to Deja, a model I came across on Instagram, to do a simple shoot in Downtown Oakland and at Lake Merritt. Nothing big, just a little something for content for you all. You can see a few shot from that shoot on the Visuals page, or the full set by becoming a Patron (just $1).

The following weekend I had two shoots, one with Jennifer Morris, and one I'm keeping quiet for a little while longer as it may be next months Patreon monthly set, or I may hold onto it for an additional month. But the shoot with Jennifer was July's set of the month on Patreon and you can see that now if you're a Tier 2 or Tier 3 Patron (there's also a few shots on the Visuals page). This shoot was super dope as Jennifer was fun and conversation and made for a great model to shoot.

The last shoot I had was on July 1st with Deja Bailey. I had a shoot cancelled for the day a few hours before it was scheduled, but Deja came though with the support only hours in advance. For some reason I'd been really attracted to the color yellow weeks prior to this shoot and Deja actually had some yellow in her wardrobe while showing me what I had to choose from, so I had to go with it. I'm planning on give you more of her soon. But this shoot will be available to all Patrons tomorrow (just $1 gets you access to this one).

July and Beyond?

Next week I'm shooting photos for the cover art for my next installment in my "Raw Beats" series. This is music that I've been sitting on since October of 2017. I attempted to shoot photos for it back then but the person I had lined up to be apart of it didn't come through for me, and I've been looking for someone interested in doing it ever since. Now that the photos are happened, I may release the music in August. If you have already, you can check out the first 3 volumes of the series, along with other music of mine, at www.bishopjacksonmusic.com.

While that's happening I'm also trying to find an interesting location to set up another shoot the following week with a former collaborator, Sasksia. I'll keep you updated on that, but that shoot will more than likely being a Patreon Tier 2 and Tier 3 exclusive when it initially gets released.

Then there's Power Morphicon in August! Been waiting for this since about October of last year. I think I prepared myself for this by going to Fanime back in May. But instead of going as a photographer, I'm going simply as a fan, and I'm excited about it.

As for what's happening after that? I have a couple of people I've reached out to to do some more photographering. So I'm hoping that those happen. Otherwise, maybe just a few shoots here and there, some more music making (maybe), and trying to relax and not stress myself out over bullshit. Hopefully you all will stick around for that.

Also, if you haven't already, become a Patron. That REALLY helps me with the photography stuff I'm doing, because renting locations and paying models isn't cheap and all of that is coming out of pocket at the money, and I want to keep being able to do it.

I'll be back with more news and updates for you soon.

San Francisco Comic Con

While I was meeting new cosplayer friends and shooting with them at Fanime, they all kept telling me that I needed to go to San Francisco Comic Con which was happening in two weeks. I wasn't sure if I'd have that weekend off from work and if I'd have the money to buy a pass. Two days before the convention I decided to dig in my stash and buy a ticket for Saturday. Turned out that it was a pretty decent con; not as fun, and definitely not as big as Fanime, but I enjoyed it. Ran into some old school homies that I haven't seen in 5 and 10 years respectively, took some pretty nice photos of some of the cosplayers, got caught up in a comedy improv performance for about an hour, and spent a lot of money on artist prints and figures.

Below are some of the photos that I took of the cosplayers that I came acorss while there. Enjoy.

Fanime

You may know that I've made a few friends in the cosplay world over the past year through my photography. Two of those friends, Lovisa and Audrey, talked me into going to my first (well, kinda second) convention that happened this past weekend.

Being that this was my first and the size of it, it was a little overwhelming, in a good way, being there for 3 days. It was fun. And a lot of great photos came out of it, some you can see below, more you can see on Instagram, and some you can see on Patreon as full cosplay photo sets (coming soon, so sign up). I also met some new cosplayers and ran into some cosplayers and photographers I currently know. All in all a fun weekend.

So here are some photos from the conventions. Stay tuned to the Patreon Page for some new sets coming soon; cosplay and some other good stuff being shot in June.

Prints! And Print! Giveaway!

So I ordered some test prints from the shoot that I did with Allie Summers two weeks ago and they came in today looking pretty good; minus me not liking having the 8x10 crop of the original 8x12 shots., but since the standard for more people who enjoy photos is 8x10 I figured it'd be better to go with.

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Since the photos came out dope on the first edit/print, I decided to put together a giveaway for some or all of these 8 photos. So while I'm trying to figure out how I want to do this, go follow @bishopjacksonphotography on Instagram to stay updated on what the giveaway will be, when, and how to enter. Also, if you head on over to my Patreon page and pledge $20 or more (Tier 3) you can get a print sent to you with you pledge, as well as access to this entire set (24 photos in total).