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To the Messenger,
I think we have come a long way with this however it would have been nice if you could have contacted me directly so that I could answer your questions.
The Dragon Con logo was used with permission.
My private shoots were sold out long before the logo ever appeared.
However, I do agree with you about the confusion and have removed all photos with the logo from the web.
It is not about money. It is about you selling yourself to unsuspecting clients that "think" they are purchasing the services of the "official" DC photograher. You sell your self as this, you use the DC logo on your pics. You are like a used car sellsman that puts saw dust in the transmission to hide a bad ride.
You are talented but you soil that talent by selling your self as something as you are not.
It is wrong and if you were any type of professional (or even a man) you would not lower yourself to such a level.
Enjoy the Con.
The Messenger: Doubly invalid.
DragonCon has *never* required photographers to pay for the "privilege" of shooting at the con. Those that are paying aren't paying to take pictures, they're paying for space just like any other dealer there. Others, like Froggy, do not purchase space from the Con. Rather they strike separate deals with the guests and set up in space they rent from the hotel, like in a suite. The con does not make any money off these people beyond their memberships.
Let me say that again; DragonCon does not make any money off these people beyond their memberships. Any deals with the Guests are the same as selling their autographs and pictures in the Walk of Fame. It is an entirely separate business transaction. As long as Bryan doesn't charge to shoot in DragonCon rented space, he is doing nothing wrong. If he contracts with the hotel for space, that is separate and DragonCon doesn't have anything to do with it.
As far as professionalism, just because you paid for space to take and sell pictures, it does not make you a professional. I know of hundreds of professional photographers that come to DragonCon to simply to enjoy it and take pictures. Some even rent special equipment just for the show, not to make money, but just to have fun.
The DragonCon Photostaff falls into that category; professionals that are donating their time and having fun. I know it because I used to do it. I was the founding Director of Photography and held that position for 10 years until the birth of my son.
To: The Messanger
Your argument is invalid.
I have the blessing of Dragon Con to use their logo. You can verify this by contacting the head of media relations Dan Carroll who is also the person that supplied me with the graphic specifically to put on the photos that I take at Dragon Con. You see, its good viral advertising for them and they appreciate the exposure.
At Dragon Con I do two types of shoots. Open and Private. The open shoots at night are free. I am happy to take anyone's photo and I do this at no charge and have been for years. I do not ask for any compensation nor do I accept any tips. I also do this with the blessing of Dragon Con as they know that I have a huge following and that it is positive exposure for the con as a family event.
This year I am offering private shoots where people can reserve time with me and apparently I am in pretty high demand. These shoots happen outside of Dragon Con and not within space the Dragon Con has paid for.
I can understand your outrage if you are one of those people who are paying for booth space and you thought that I was making money with those photos that I do at night on the Marriott carpet. I do not. I specifically turn down any tips offered just because of that reason. However, I do take photos in an organized fashion with a team of volunteers that also offer their time a no charge. The image files are available for free download. No one has ever paid me for a photo taken at Dragon Con.
But lets talk about professionalism for a moment. Is it professional of you to anonymously attack me through my website and not leave your own name or contact information. If you would like to have a mature discussion you may reach me by phone, email or Facebook.
Regarding Lucas Film. I am the only photographer to be inducted as a Honorary Member of the 501st Legion. Lucas film has used my photography as reference material for some of their artwork.
Thaks for the speel ck. My problem is not with his quality of photography but rather his profossionism. DC has real offical photographers that paid for the hornor and have a real booth. This guy slips around like a low life skirting the fee to keep the money for himself. All the time using DC logo and protraying himself as a professional. Let him try that with Lucas Film or any other professional group and he would get sued or at the very least a cease and desist order. He can come and play but to pass himself off as an offical DC photography is just wrong.