Wes Smith AKA The Portrait Dude on Photography, cosplay, and not getting arrested while photographing models in public places.

The Pop-Break talked with Wes Smith at C2E2 2017. In his discussion, he covers some of the most challenging cosplay he’s photographed, how he learned to edit photographs taken directly on the convention floor to focus on the model and gives advice to aspiring photographers.

Wes has been photographing famous cosplayers for years and his work has been featured in multiple cosplay magazines.

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