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Wow, last journal update was... Nov.. 2010!  Didn't check this page for quite a while (year maybe?), so I figure I write something.

I basically took the last 8-9 months off from pretty much all cosplay activity due to work.  65 hour weeks plus my God given affinity for laziness doesn't lend itself to many photoshoots or cons!  Also, I just sold my last 35mm camera lens today (no, I'm not quitting photography :p).  Previously, at the peak of my obsession with cameras, I was shooting with pretty much 7 complete systems.  Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, M43, and Sony NEX.  I had 20+ bodies and about 50+ lenses.  They were fun to play with, but I feel I never actually mastered anything.  Jack fo all trades, and master of none....  So I made a decision to sell off everything and just keep to 1 system....maybe 2 :p

I recently bought a Leica S2 and couple of the lenses.  I hope to start shooting again so I can get to know my gear.  Hopefully, Ill be hitting all the cons like I used to.  PLus, I'd like to get some shoots in on weekends too!; just to practice and get back into the game.  It's now 2013....I started cosplay photo shoots around the summer of 2009.  Im not going to count 2012 since I took most of the year off :p.  That leaves me with about 2.5 years of experience.  I think I came a long way, but there is plenty more to go!

Anyways, I think I blabbed long enough.  Hope to see you all out there!  If you are in Socal and want to get together to shoot (be my test subject :p), drop me a line and we'll see if we can arrange something!
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:iconalexl55:
AlexL55 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG?!?! You're back?!?!
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:iconabbottw:
abbottw Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
lol, sort of , i guess!
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nozomi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist
ABBOTTTT! YOU'RE ALIVE! i spent the past year thinking every guy in a beanie at a con was you and being disappointed every time, haha.
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abbottw Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
lol, well, if you gonna be at wondercon this weekend.. you just might not be disappointed!
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gerodere Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm going to be at AX this year and I would love to work with you! I know it's still a ways away XD but let me know if you'll be there as well.
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abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
hi there! i should be there this year! send me a note when it gets closer to AX2013! :)
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gerodere Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
yay! I will certainly do so :)
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hayatecrawford Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...where did you come from?
Anyway, good to see you're still...around. lol
Maybe next time I can ask you to be my photoshoot victim finally :P
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abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
haha, still alive! cockroaches are hard to kill :p lol, me your photoshoot vicitm? there is a reason why im BEHIND the camera :p
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PriscillaVesper Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So many lenses. D: You must of had a good storage set up to keem em all nice and safe.
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abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
haha, i wish i was smart enough to have a space setup for them! they were in random parts of my room :p
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:iconpriscillavesper:
PriscillaVesper Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You must have a good memory then. xD I would be so lost.
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:iconabbottw:
abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
haha nah, they are labeled.. i just look :p
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:iconcelestialxaurora:
CelestialxAurora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Abbott!!! I miss you!!! XD I hope to see you at Wondercon or AX, if you're going! ^_^
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abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
i should make an appearance! :p how have you been? cosplay much?
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:iconcelestialxaurora:
CelestialxAurora Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Yeah!!! I have 2 new costumes that you need to take pics of!!!!! XD lol
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:iconabbottw:
abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
what 2 costumes?
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:iconcelestialxaurora:
CelestialxAurora Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Red Riding Hood from "Once Upon A Time" and Helena from "Dead or Alive 5". ^_^
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abbottw Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
wondercon this weekend? :D
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:iconcelestialxaurora:
CelestialxAurora Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I wish!!! I need to work on school work! >_< But AX for sure!
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:iconmobuo:
Mobuo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, the other day, Sirian and I were talking and we were wondering "Is Abbott alive?"

HOLY CRAP a Leica S2! Can't wait to see you around con again shooting! :)
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abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
lol, i didint know you 2 hung out! whats your next event!
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:iconmobuo:
Mobuo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never got a chance to talk to her much before, but Ted asked us to help out with an idea he wanted to shoot so we got to hang. :)

I think the next thing coming up is Cherry Blossoms? I hope this year's bloom is good! I want to get a Touhou cosplay done that I've been wanting to make for years!

Has work calmed down for you? When are we going to see you back? :O
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abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
hopefully ill be able to attend more events this year. work is still work, but i just have to be less lazy, lol. plus, i want to try out my equipment! consolidated down to just 1 camera system! feels weird to be able to carry my entire kit in one bag :p

definitely should hook up and shoot if you got something! :)
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Mobuo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! It's going to be weird knowing what gear you have with you every event :P Too predictable!

What kind of stuff are you itching to try the new gear on? I've got a lot of super diff-looking cosplays planned xD Even more female cos lol
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abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
female cos? i dont believe it!!
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:iconmobuo:
Mobuo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can barely believe it either! But most of the cosplays I've backlogged/pushed off are female cos... :X I'm behind on anime, but the few I've watched have all been girl-character-centric, since most the new shows with guys are all sports stuff that I'm not into...

So it's just old backlogged cos and a couple new girl-anime cos for me this year... FEELS REALLY WEIRD
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abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
haha, i SHOULD believe it, i even see some swimsuit cosplays! good job! :D
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Sojian Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
glad you came back ^^
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:iconabbottw:
abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
thanks man! enjoying your new toys?
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:iconsojian:
Sojian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Of course, so many new things to shoot now. ^^
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:iconshiimapan:
shiimapan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay, I'm glad to see that you're back! :D
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:iconabbottw:
abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
thanks! guess wont be officially back until im at the next con :p
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shiimapan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe, so what will it be for you? Wondercon? Anime Conji?
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:iconabbottw:
abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
yah, wondercon I hope! or maybe that annual cherry blossom meet
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shiimapan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww man, everyone is going to Wondercon, I even have my badge taken care of already too. LOL I'll be in Vegas the same weekend for another event. 8D I'll definitely see you at Sakura Watch then, or let me know if you're interested in doing a private shoot sometime! :D
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abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
ahhhh, well, vegas is good! can't complain! :) always interested in shooting, dont think we have shot privately before.. that time in AX doesnt count! lol you got something in mind?
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shiimapan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I missed Wondercon last year because it fell on the same weekend as Conji, so maybe I'll finally be able to check it out next year?? Unless they move it back where it belongs, in NorCal. LOL

I have some new costumes that need photos keke~ C.C. (school uniform) from Code Geass [link] is good to go, and I finished working on Sailor Mars the other week, I just need to buy the wig. XD I'm always up for shooting one of my other costumes too, as long as it hasn't been retired a.k.a. sold or thrown out. ^^;
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abbottw Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
so wondercon this weekend? :D
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camilliette Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
You're backkk!!! :D <3
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:iconabbottw:
abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
hope so! we'll see at the next con :p
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SNTP Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i definitely missed seeing you at cons/gatherings. you're one of my favorite photographers, and I always loved seeing your work man. I can't wait to see what new photos you bring to the community again. You're one of the best out there and you definitely inspired me to shoot/edit differently.
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abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
thanks man! you have improved so much in such a short amount of time... with gear that doesn't cost over 10k!! just to show you that the most important aspect is still the photog... and of course, post processing :p you are the new generation that is taking over the cosplay photog scene! i'll have to tag along and watch you work so i can learn!
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SNTP Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks man! it means a lot coming from you. i still think if anything, i'd be the one learning from you :p
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Hayashi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Photographer
abbott! you've practically risen from the grave! so glad to hear from you again and I can't wait to see your photographes!
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:iconabbottw:
abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
awe thanks! maybe 2013 will be the year we meet!
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Hayashi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Photographer
ahaha, yes! I hope so!
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sukailine Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Artist
ABBOTTTTT so happy you are back. We must definitely shoot together soon!!! ((:
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:iconabbottw:
abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
ooh, no more pandacorn? haha, thanks, just waiting for you to have time for me!
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