Why do Photographers ask to be credited by Fernando Sedano

Okay so lately I have seen so many Models and Cosplayers being interviewed and people just generally sharing their pictures on various websites with no credit to the photographer. I understand the main reason you are looking at that picture is because of the person in it or the way it makes you feel, but for many photographers its a business, even if its just a hobby. To give you an example you see an amazing picture or video and you say man I want something like that when I take pictures or do a video then you find out that the person behind the camera isn't to far away and that you can work with them, awesome right? but if no credit was given, the person doesn't know where to find the cameraman and then goes on to giving business to someone else or hobby wise not shooting a project the person behind the camera wants to shoot. 

Recently a friend of mine brought me on to this interview that was done and my pictures were used. i wouldn't have minded but I got no credit, no link to where to find me or anything and lets admit it we are becoming lazier as a human race and sometimes we don't want to go looking for something but if the link is right there we go to it.

The other day i read an article on someones blog about how they were allowed access back stage to help a photographer for a fashion show. She took the picture of a famous model and sent it to her with her links and everything needed to give credit. After the model posted it to her instagram and said she loved the pic but left out crediting the photographer. Now the picture was in a ton of sites and even some magazines but no recognition was given to the photographer which could have led to these magazines paying her for the image and websites too. Which she is trying to fight for now and yet she has people telling her its not her image.

So please if you're a model a cosplayer or anything having to do with photographers please give them the credit they deserve you never know where its going to get them. 

Marvel vs DC photoshoot and BBQ by Fernando Sedano

So this Sunday April 27, 2014 i had set up a Marvel VS DC photoshoot and Barbecue to gather some friends, cosplayers and anyone who wanted to join for some fun times. Im still in the process of editing the video but i did get some nice pictures of some people. So to everyone that went thank you for the fun times.

Sweet 16 Josey by Fernando Sedano

So I took some pictures of my cousin for her sweet 16 and now im finally done editing them with everything thats been throwing it self my way. Im happy with the way most of these turned out i hope you guys like it. She wanted to have an urban type shoot in her 16s dress so i decided to take her to Wynwood Arts District and start there, by the end of the two days we ended up in the abandoned train. i miss shooting at all these places im so happy ive gotten to go back. let me know what you think by commenting below.

Crimson Robyn Cosplay - Wonder Woman by Fernando Sedano

so after a running around megacon 2014 for a while i meet up with Crimson Robyn Cosplay to go do a photo shoot with her wonder woman and talk about what paths she should take down the road. well she did amazing and was direction really well at this shoot heres what we made on Saturday.

Megacon 2014 by Fernando Sedano

So Megacon was amazing and disappointing at the same time lol. Let me start with beginning to end for the convention. Friday, After the 4 hour drive to Orlando I jumped out of the car and went straight into the con knowing there would be long lines, as I came in good old Jonathan Sanchez (a friend/fan) came to the rescue, he was a volunteer and walked me past all the lines straight to the front so all i had to do was get my wristband and not wait in line. After getting my wristband the first person I got to talk to of my friends was L.A. from iM Photography who was waiting on one of cosplayers in line to do a photo shoot with, so after a bit of chatting i recorded a few people in the horrible inside lighting for my cosplay music video and continued on to meet the wonderful Kristen Hughey (for anyone wondering she is super nice and i actually got to talk to her for a bit) as for the rest of Friday i had many cancelled photo shoots which was pretty upsetting. Saturday, this was the most upsetting day of all after meeting up with Kristen Hughey and getting her on video for the cosplay music video I helped her get through the overwhelming crowd of people that were at Megacon, it was so full of people that tickets were sold out, i didnt mind so many people what i minded was the fact that it was literally like being stuck in bumper to bumper traffic moving 1 inch per minute, as for cell reception in the new location was horrible. So many cancellations on my photo shoots. Other than being able to talk to and walk Kristen Hughey to her booth from her panel/ take a selfie with her Saturday was not my day. Sunday, all I have to say is Sunday was so amazing to me I got the most video done then i was happy with it. 

Harley Quinn in Wynwood Miami, FL by Fernando Sedano

So on March 9, 2014 i got to shoot with Harley's Love Shack this shoot was so much fun apart from having to go back and getting my light stands that i forgot, me and Harley's Love Shack went to the wynwood art district to take photos by graffiti and other cool murals around the walls of the area. While there we saw a lot of people shooting also but none in cosplay, so of course she got all the weird looks, but handled it like a champ lol she would make funny faces, wave, and even say hi to the people. After a while in the amazingly hot weather we finally finished driving from place to place wall to wall to get these amazing results. This girl is awesome i cant wait to work with her more in the future also one of these photos will be a print you can but signed by the amazingly talented Harley's Love Shack.

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Sexy Cop Panty photoshoot by Fernando Sedano

So in January i was able to shoot the beautiful Helena from DanAsian Cosplay. This shoot was so much fun she knew some what how to pose and took the directions i gave to her easily. i loved working with her and hope to work with her in the future. Now this will probably be the start of my own Cosplay After Dark series from what i can tell. i might turn it into a special something with prints or a calendar one day but for now im starting to do more sexy cosplay shoots.  

Hosting Ultracon Feb 2014 by Fernando Sedano

So this weekend (Feb 22 & 23 2014) i hosted two things at Ultracon first of all was a Cosplay Photography and Video panel on Saturday the 22nd which was me ( FDSedanoArts ), Chasis Photos, and Templar Digital which was a packed house for our first panel. I also hosted the cosplay contest with Green Betty Cosplay, which was fun but i will be working on everything for the next cosplay contest with the Ultracon family. To see what it was like you can watch my Ultracon Feb 2014 - Cosplay Music Video. if you want to find out more about the con you can go to www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com .