8x10 PRINTS: $30-$40
Additional 8x10 Copies $10
Digital JPEG Copy - $10
Glasses will often glare and make it difficult for the photographer to notice a blink, if you do not mind removing them, we suggest you do. Our photographers watch for blinks however if they do miss it please make the print pickup staff aware of it as soon as you are handed your print so we may rectify the issue.
Don't wear white. White does not photograph well
Lines for each photo op will not be made available until 15 minutes before the scheduled time for that particular photo op.
Please do not try to get in or form lines that are not yet available.
There is no personal photography, videography, or autographs in the photo op room.
Absolutely no kissing of the guests or asking to be kissed by them.
1. What exactly am I buying?
A purchase of a celebrity PHOTO OP gives you an 8 by 10 full-color photo of yourself with the celebrity. To avoid any patron being upset we like to point out that you are not buying a "conversation" with the celebrity. Please know that our celebrities need to do their on-stage presentations and sign autographs, generally all on the same day, or they often need to catch a plane to make another engagements. The PHOTO OP typically lasts less than 30 seconds.
2. Where do I buy my PHOTO OP?
You will purchase the Celebrity PHOTO OP in The "PHOTO OP Room" or down below.
3. Will PHOTO OP TICKETS be on sale at the convention?
Unless sold out, yes. Sometimes the price will be slightly higher than the price in advance.
4. Are PHOTO OPS included in any convention ticket packages?
No, Photo Ops are not included in any convention ticket package and must be purchased separately.
5. Do I have to have a ticket to the convention to get a PHOTO OP?
Yes, it is necessary to attend the convention to get your photo ops taken and picked up (if they are printed for dispersal at the convention).
6. How many copies can I get off my PHOTO OP?
We can only supply ONE photo, no matter how many fans are in the picture. You are free to order as many photo ops with the same celebrity as you wish.
7. Can I get a digital copy of the image?
Yes, digital copies as JPEG are available for $10 each and will be emailed.
8. Can I get additional 8x10 prints?
Yes, additional copies of your print may be ordered for $10 each. How many fans can be in one picture? At the request of many of our celebrities, we limit the number of patrons in a picture with a celebrity to TWO PATRONS maximum. Families may also include children under 12. If you have a larger group, please speak to the Photo-Op desk.
9. How will I receive my PHOTO OPS?
Photos are generally available either late in the day or the following day of the convention. If your photos were taken Sunday and are not scheduled to be delivered back to the convention before you leave, please see below (note that ANY pictures not picked up at the convention are available in the following way). For photo ops not available or picked up at the convention, we will post within 2 weeks of the event all the remaining photo ops on a page within www.bakersfieldcomiccon.com. The address (URL) of the photo op claiming page will be announced at the convention and when the site is ready, the link will also appear at our site on our photo ops pick-up page. You will be able to claim your photo(s) and we will carefully protect and mail your photo to you within 2-3 weeks at our expense.
10. Okay, I've bought a PHOTO OP TICKET, where do I show up for it?
The schedule of events for each convention is posted on the website by Wednesday of the week of the convention. PHOTO OPS are included in the schedule. Sometimes PHOTO OPS takes place when other activities are taking place at the convention, so please do not miss your place! PHOTO OPS move quickly and we ask, unless otherwise notified, that you show up 5 minutes prior to the PHOTO OP scheduled time.
11. What should I wear?
Your photo will no doubt be highly prized and saved for years, so we suggest giving some thought to your wardrobe. White does not photograph well.
12. Can I take a special pose?
Special poses are at the discretion of the celebrities and/or may be affected by guest flights and other scheduling issues.
13. What if I'm not pleased with the photo?
In case your photo is blurred we will offer a refund or credit. Due to the number of photo opportunities taken at any convention, there exists a very small possibility that your photo might be blurred (usually because of movement during the shoot). This occurs in less than 1% of all photo ops taken, but we do ask you to remember to remain still during your shoot.