Working With Props

So. Props. The added element that can add a lot or totally distract from a great shot. I’m frequently asked how we manage to not only make the dancers look their best but also effectively use props. I’m in creative mode at the moment, so this is something that I am currently playing around with. Since … Read more

Photographer Etiquette: Working with and for the dancer

Dancer: Emma Schultz

Hooray! It’s the time of year again when I get to work on new portfolio images and be creative! It’s a chance for me to get inspired and try out something new. I also finally have the time to think and address some of the questions or issues photographers and dancers run into when it … Read more

Getting Out of Your Own Way

Audition season is upon us! And we all know how it feels to step into a room and feel wholly out of your element. Whether it be the technique, the repertoire, or the style of dance, there are so many ways a new environment, like an audition, can throw you for a loop. But while … Read more

Consistency in Your Shots

Rachel Neville Workshops

How do you consistently, over time, always get the shots you need?  This is a question I’m asked all the time. I love shooting.  I love teaching.  I love helping and being of service to others.  So when I kept getting asked about my methods and approach to my work, I knew I had to … Read more

It’s All About Your Attitude

How we present ourselves in body language, personal appearance, and overall attitude is a quiet yet key player in the audition process. Having a good attitude and exercising basic etiquette with your fellow dancers, choreographers, directors, and yes, photographers, is a sign of respect and is beneficial to your career and how you approach your … Read more

Holiday Reset: Conditioning and Cross-Training

We all need to take a break to pause and breathe. For many of us, the holiday sweet spot between Nutcracker madness and audition season is the tempting and rare moment to be still. And period of this rest and relaxation has as much value as pushing yourself. However, with many studios closed at the … Read more