Business of Dance Photography Recap

Last week’s Facebook Live was super awesome!! You guys had so many amazing questions and comments, we could’ve kept the live stream going for a couple hours! Some of the topics we covered were: How to create a sustainable business year round How to price shoots How to create and show value to your prospective … Read more

Prepare Yourself for Tax Season

Spring is slowly (very slowly) approaching, but one of the dreaded moments for all of us is that little pain in our butts called tax season. Doing your taxes is tedious, confusing, and can vary wildly depending on if you are dancing on contract, freelancing, teaching. Once you get to that point in your career … 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

Retrospection and the Year Ahead

I’ve just come through a really heavy shooting season, and like any business owner, I don’t take downtime but turn my attention to post game analysis. What could we have done better? What things need to be put in place to make systems run more smoothly next year? Is there an area of my work … Read more

Marketing Series Part 3: Find Your Tribe and Get to Know Them

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Ok, let’s dive right in! In our post on how to market yourself as a dancer, we delved into who we are as a ‘product,’ getting to know ourselves in depth without wearing that judgment hat. We also looked at the appropriate time to start working on marketing, and the value you bring to the dance … Read more

Dance Marketing. Let’s go!

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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 producing, only leaving … Read more

Dance Photography Workshop Reviews

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We just wrapped up our first group photography workshop for dance photographers this past weekend, and I can truly say that  I think we all had such a wonderful time! Eight photographers from all over the country traveled to NYC to cover a comprehensive topic list focused on shooting and building their businesses around dance photography.  … Read more

Resources for Dancers from Rachel Neville Photography

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Part of what makes the Rachel Neville Photography experience different from working with any other dance photographer in New York City, is our commitment to providing resources and information that help dancers achieve success throughout the audition process and the life of their dance careers. In keeping with our commitment to provide the best resources … Read more

Advice on Transitioning from Dancer to Trainer: Spotlight on Katie Dettling

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We recently had the pleasure of working with Katie and Grant Dettling, co-founders of Fit-Arts, a Pilates and wellness studio on the Upper West Side.  In addition to being a successful entrepreneur in the health and fitness field, Katie and her husband Grant, are former dancers. Katie spoke with us about navigating the dancer to … Read more