It’s that time of year again. The San Diego Comic Con International was back in town this last weekend. Now comics in general don’t have much to do with photography they do have a lot to do with Photoshop. I do some prep work with colorists working on some of the biggest titles in comics today.  This allows me to attend the Comic Con every year and lets me wonder around and photograph everything from people in costumes to the latest in toys and movie replicas.

Black Cat & Spiderman

The Black Cat & Spiderman on the Marvel Comics stage. This was photographed using the Nikon D2X with a SB800 on camera set at a 45 degree angle with a diffusion dome to spread out the light.

The Tick was shot using the Sony A700 and the 50mm 1.4 lens. No flash was used.

This Ironman statue was photographed with the Sony A700 and the 50mm 1.4 Sony lens. Waiting till the area in front of the statue were clear took a little patience and luck.  The crowds at the Sideshow booth were heavy all through the weekend.

One of the great parts of the San Diego Comic Con is the huge variety of people who will dress up in costume, from the kids who dress as their favorite super heroes to the older kids who dress as the heroes from a time gone by like the cast of Star Trek.

The crew of the USS Enterprise photographed with the Nikon D2X with a 17-55mm lens and using a SB800 Flash set at 45 degree angle with a diffusion dome to help spread out the light.

One of the most amazing things I saw was the full size Lego version of Indiana Jones. Photographed with the Nikon D2X and the 17-55mm lens. 

Supergirl and Wonder Woman photographed using the Nikon D2X and the 17-55mm lens and the available light coming in through the front of the San Diego Convention center.

The San Diego Comic Con is one of the few places in the world that you can see Superman wondering around and not causing a stir. It is also one of the few places that you can the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbing a quick piece of Pizza they cross the street downtown San Diego.

I will soon have a full gallery of images from the San Diego Comic Con 2008 posted here.

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