BEYOND THE CAPE: An Immersive Cosplay Photography Workshop with Jay Tablante - Canon Philippines

BEYOND THE CAPE: An Immersive Cosplay Photography Workshop with Jay Tablante

11 Oct 2023
Php 999.00 - Php 5,599.00


Beyond the Cape is an immersive workshop happening this October 7, 2023 at Ciudad Del Rey in Las Pinas dedicated for the photographer who put on the hat of both fan and creator. Jay Tablante, a cosplay and commercial photographer veteran for over 20 years shares his insight and experiences on how you can realize your fanboy/girl fantasy from inspiration to end product jumping straight from the pages of your favorite comic book or anime. This session features tried and tested creativity techniques as well as lighting formations best used for cosplay.

There would also be guest speakers sharing other production aspects of the image-creation process (make-up / constuming / production design) to help participants get a well-rounded understanding of the concept-building. Also, get the chance to shoot one of the sought-after Cosplayers in the country today,  none other than  Charess! 

The morning session is an interactive lecture covering creative self-awareness and processes in coming up with shoot concepts. This is wrapped up with participants building their concept decks on the fly.

The afternoon kicked-off with a live shoot and hand-on mentoring on how to come up with your Cosplay photos. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Forming your own creative toolbox in coming up with concepts quickly
  • Shooting special effects using readily available household materials
  • Proper composition of images during post production
  • Working with multiple strobes and continuous lights  

This a whole day workshop divided into the following sections:    

  • Theory and Concept Building
  • Practical Shoot
  • Post-Production
  • Image Critique and Portfolio Review  

Participants throughout the day can freely ask questions and get one-on-one insight with Jay Tablante.  

If you cannot join this face-to-face workshop on October 7, don't worry because we have an online workshop happening on Oct 11, 2023 (4pm to 7pm) via Microsoft Teams. Similar with the face-to-face workshop, the online workshop will also enable you to learn the fundamentals of Cosplay Photography from Jay Tablante, and also you will be able to do your test shoots in the comfort of your own home. 


Ciudad del Rey, Villa Consuelo, Aldana Ave., Brgy. Manuyo Uno, Las Piñas City 1744



Aside from in-depth learning & hands-on experience, when you avail this face-to-face workshop, you will also enjoy the following package inclusions:

  • FREE 1-time camera or lens cleaning
  • 10% off on Canon Repair Services
  • Access to Lens Loan
  • High Quality Photo Print
  • Canon Premium Items
  • Certificate of Participation
  • And a lot lot more!

For our online participants, you will be receiving an online certificate of participation for this event!



Early Bird Rate (applicable until Sept 22, 2023 only) : Php 4,499

Regular Rate (applicable from Sept 23 to Oct 1 only) : Php 5,999


JAY TABLANTE – The Geek Behind the Lens

Jay Tablante has shot for the biggest names and brands in advertising, entertainment, and fashion, but his true passion can be seen in something near and dear to his geek heart: cosplay. Since 2003, Jay has spearheaded the elevation of cosplay photography as an art, approaching each shoot with the same professionalism that he would any commercial project. Collaborating with the industry’s top graphics artists, set designers, and prop makers, Jay has had the privilege of shooting the world’s most popular cosplayers (and local A-list celebs!) to bring his images to life.Two decades on, Jay hasn’t stopped shooting, to the point of releasing two published collections of cosplay photography since 2012. In addition to being featured in various cosplay photography books around the world, Jay can regularly be found discussing his craft at local, regional, and international pop culture conventions. Twice, he’s even brought his expertise to the hallowed halls of San Diego Comic Con, where he and his work were highlighted as a featured panelist.Today, Jay continues to be one of the Philippines’ most prominent photographers. Recognized as a Canon Brand Ambassador for 10 years, his work can be found in a variety of prominent publications and campaigns, such as the one promoting GMA’s blockbuster Voltes V Legacy, and any number of products. In any case –whether he’s shooting for a commercial or one of his many passion projects– Jay Tablante remains, as always, the geek behind the lens.(and that’s just the way he likes it)

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The process is just simple: 

1. Simply register in this events page by clicking the REGISTER NOW button below.

2. Fill in your personal details .

3. An email will be sent to you to notify how you can proceed with the payment.

4. Once payment is done, Canon Team shall verify and send to you the confirmation email afterwards.


1. Do I need to have a camera during the workshop?

Great photos are best taken using a high quality camera model such as Canon cameras. Since this workshop will be mostly hands-on, it is important that you bring your camera (regardless what brand it is).  Another option is to avail the Access to Lens/Camera Loan Program of Canon which is included in your workshop package. You can borrow Canon lens or camera that you can use during the workshop, just let us know ahead of time. Terms and conditions apply.  Please send us an email to inquire about your access to camera/lens loan program.

2. Can I pay after the event?

All participants would have to deposit to Canon’s BDO account 2 days after the registration or 1 week before the event whichever is earlier. Only paid registrants will be confirmed to attend the workshop. 

3.  What if I used a different camera brand, can I still attend? 

Yes, of course. We are not restricting this workshop to Canon users only, everyone is welcome in this extraordinary workshop.

4. Will there be an orientation prior the event? 

Yes, we will have a pre-event briefing to discuss with you the program flow, things to prepare, and an opportunity for all the participants to ask questions prior to the event.  

5. Can I cancel my registration? 

Once paid, you cannot cancel and refund your payment. No Cancellation & No Refund policy will be applied. 






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