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The Blue Angels – Mineh Ishida

September 16, 2019 | by Mineh Ishida

I haven’t posted any photography lately, so I thought i would take a moment to post some of my favorite photographs of the blue angels from an air show I attended a while back.  It was truly incredible watching the tight formations flying overhead. All the noise and the precision of the formations was awe inspiring.

Mineh Ishida’s Photos of the Blue Angels

Going Up - Blue Angel's photos by Mineh Ishida

Going Up – Blue Angels photos by Mineh Ishida

Nose to Tail - Blue Angel's Photography by Mineh Ishida

Nose to Tail – Blue Angels Photography by Mineh Ishida

Flying Solo - Blue Angel's Photography by Mineh Ishida

Flying Solo – Blue Angels Photography by Mineh Ishida

Triangle Men - Blue Angels Photography by Mineh Ishida

Triangle Men – Blue Angels Photography by Mineh Ishida

Incoming - Blue Angels Photography by Mineh Ishida

Incoming – Blue Angels Photography by Mineh Ishida

Flying High - Blue Angels Photography by Mineh ishida

Flying High – Blue Angels Photography by Mineh ishida

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A Sneak Peak: Cosplay Photo Academy Logo

May 9, 2015 | by Mineh Ishida
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I’m working on a new project right now with my good friend Michael Rose.  We’ve decided to found an online school to help cosplay photographers refine their craft.  We’re still working on building out the content of the site, but we did name it, and I made the logo today.

8-bit Awesome

We wanted the logo to appeal to our audience.  Our members will be video game playing, comic book craving teens and young adults who are amateur photographers learning the art and craft of photography, particularly focused on cosplay photography.  It’s an exciting genre of photography filled with super heroes, villains, anime characters, video game characters and more.  I can’t think of a genre of photography that would be more fun to shoot than this one.  It’s a style where imagination is king, and fans are passionate about crafting high quality costumes… essentially, a photographer’s playground.

To that end, I wanted a logo that spoke to this group.  I wanted them to immediately understand that it was a photography related brand, but also that we were connected to the people who makeup this group.  What better way than to evoke the time honored tradition of 8-bit video game graphics!

About the Cosplay Photo Academy Logo

To create the logo, I first created a grid of pixels in Illustrator, each 1 pt wide and separated by a 0.1 pt gap.  I then removed pixels and colored them in to create the camera.  We decided to keep the typography very simple, as we didn’t want the messaging to get lost in a complex logo.

I’m very excited about this new enterprise, and look forward to building out our content to help people learn more about cosplay photography.  I’ll keep posting updates here, and when our site is online, I look forward to sharing it with you!

Cosplay Photo Academy - Logo Design by Mineh Ishida

Cosplay Photo Academy – Logo Design by Mineh Ishida