Photographers: How I Got The Shot #1

We’ve been having quite a few photographers asking for lighting set ups and diagrams this past year.  I have in the past shied away from giving out “lighting patterns” because, quite frankly, mine change daily and are very dancer dependent!  In my lighting videos and workshops, I prefer to teach from the inside out. I … Read more

Marketing: You and Your Brand

Marketing.  It’s a vague, distant word for many dancers, something that companies and corporations do, right?  Not any more. So many businesses and dance companies fail every year (the statistics are pretty depressing so we won’t go there).  I have a hunch that often this has to do with more energy and resources allocated to … Read more

Photographers: Modifier Cheat Sheet

Okay guys, we just finished up filming our second lighting tutorial which we are in the midst of editing, and we wanted to cover a common topic that pops up in studio and workshops all the time. Modifiers! Whether you’ve been shooting for years or you’re new to dance photography, lighting modifiers are a photographer’s … Read more

Navigating Your Needs in a Summer Shoot

Lee Meiton - Rachel Neville Photography

With competitions over and spring performances winding down, we all turn our thoughts to summer! I hope you have a chance to relax for a couple of weeks before your summer season/intensive starts! We are busy getting ready for our summer season here at the studio as well; ordering in new props, coming up with … Read more

Photographers: Let me let you in on one of my top shooting secrets

I had an amazing time a couple of weeks ago at our Paris workshop…from the wonderful location and talented photographers to the patient and easy-to-work-with dancers, I think a great time was had by all! I wanted to take a quick moment to talk about something I feel could benefit a lot of photographers who … Read more