All in Rob Swackhamer
Sometimes when an opportunity comes your way you have to go Plus Ultra. Rob talks about all the hard work the MTA team took on to prepare for Classic Game Fest.
Sometimes it’s good to go back and revisit a character… especially if you can present them in a way that was much more in line with your original vision. Rob talks about shooting Whatagirl once again and how things were different.
As part of our preparations for Classic Game Fest we shot some brand new material. This time around with Mermaid Child as Star Gaurdian Ahri and Tacocat Cosplay as Star Guardian Syndra from League of Legends.
As part of our work to prepare for Classic Game Fest we did a shoot of some characters we know and love: Eternal Sailor Moon, Sailor Galaxia, and Super Sailor Venus.
Sometimes you have to detach yourself from the things you love in order to open up a world of possibilities. Rob talks about how not following the expectations of fandom can lead to new opportunities.
When all of the experiences you have lead to a brand new idea that no one else is doing… you have to go for it. Rob talks about the creation of Make Them Awesome.
Sometimes you need to take your props a bit further. Rob explains how he dyed the paper umbrellas used in Springtime at the Gardens photo shoot.
Have some behind the scenes video from the Springtime In The Gardens shoot!
Some brand new characters for us… this time from My Hero Academia! And this time around we had our friend Sonia Blade join us for a night shoot in downtown Austin.
So with spring in the air in Texas it was a good time to get outside and do some shooting. We spent our Easter Sunday at the Japanese Tea Gardens in San Antonio shooting Nozomi, Honoka, and Eli from Love Live!
Rob talks about how he took some steps to clear his head so he could be a photographer… and an artist.
That moment when a random Sailor Moon reference image leads to a Valentine’s Day themed photo shoot. A cute set with Allybelle, Mermaid Child, Tacocat, and SailorGeekette!
Rob recently decided to invest in a tethered shooting setup for his studio work… and the results were amazing. Though a lot of research was needed beforehand. Rob talks about his equipment choices and experiences in this article.
I always love finding new people to work with... especially those who are also into one of my favorite anime series: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Miad. I met Cezahn Cosplay at San Japan earlier this year and we've been bouncing idea back and forth for a bit now. This was the first one we were able to bring people together for a shoot and everyone loves how the pics came out.