Answer Recap: Ask a NYC Dance Photographer

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You want to know when and how to email dance companies.  You’re worried about how to look good in dance audition photos.  You’re thinking about body language and the physical factors that make for the successful audition that gets you the dance job you want to launch your dance career. I have been so impressed … Read more

Is it Worth it to Hire a Makeup Artist for a Fitness Photo Shoot?

Rachel Neville fitness photography for Rosalind Moore

Last week Pilates instructor Rosalind Moore was with us in the studio. We had such a blast working through our shot list for her new marketing material.  We spent quite a bit of time planning the shoot, from look to wardrobe to lighting style and back, and poor Rosalind fighting a little bit of food poisoning … Read more

Awesome Relationships Energize Fitness Photography

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I’m so glad to see Michelle’s website, Pure NRG Fitness, is live and looking great.  Have a peek! Michelle Portalatin is a trainer and triathlete.  She and I started working together after she completed her second Ironman in Lake Placid last year- talk about an inspiration!     Michelle is really amazing, she bounds from one … Read more

Worth the Sweat, Outdoor Fitness Photo Shoots

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womens running fitness photography outdoor photo shoot rachel neville

Everyone loves to be outside in the warm months, photographers are no exception!

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I’m so lucky that I’m able to get away from my desk, shoot in the warmth and soak up some Vitamin D.  I know many of my trainer clients love to get out of the gym/studio as well, so now’s the time to do it!

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Tips for Copyrighting and Protecting Your Images

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Every now and then, on this blog I like to focus on the business of photography- how we conceive projects and collaborations, how to market, even how to manage tax drama.

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One of the most important things that I can share with other photographers is how we, as artists and business professionals, can protect our work.  I talked about this a few months ago when I gave tips for creating watermarks that protect your image and display your copyright.

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What to Expect at Your Audition Photo Shoot

So Young An, freelance dancer in NYC

Audition Photos Series

This is the fourth post in our new series, Everything Dancers Need to Know About Audition Photos. Read the first installment.
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So Young An, freelance dancer in NYC
So Young An, freelance dancer in NYC

Today’s audition tips offer insight into what to expect at your audition photo shoot including how to prepare mentally and physically and what questions you need to ask your photographer to make sure that you are getting everything you need out of your shoot.

  • Expect to arrive with plenty of time to relax and warm up, putting your mind in the right space to bring out the personality traits you most want to show directors.
  • Expect to use 10-25% of what you brought for clothing and costume options as you and your photographer decide together what works and doesn’t work for your shoot.
  • Expect all aspects of your wardrobe choices to show upon the computer screen; make sure that:
    • everything is ironed/steamed and folded nicely to transport to the studio
    • black items have been de-linted
    • everything is in repair… tights with holes and runs will almost always show

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