For Dancers: 5 tips for Getting the Most out of Your Audition Photos

dancer, blonde dancer in pointe shoes, dancer in gray, ballet dancer, dance photo

It feels like we were just climbing out of hibernation from last winter and suddenly Thanksgiving has come and gone. That also means it’s time to ready yourself for audition season, starting with your images and video reels! Do your research Know your audience and who you’re targeting Know the key players in the company, … Read more

For Photographers: Working the Psychology of Your Subject

dancer en pointe, in blue, blue dance photography

Working the psychology of your subject in a shoot is not a talked-about thread in most photographer circles but is certainly super important when it comes to dealing with dancers.  Connect with your subject, get inside their heads, find out what makes them tick. These are probably some of the common tips you might have … Read more

How I Got The Shot: Contrast and Drama

Rachel Neville, How I Got The Shot #3, Ava Namar

We’ve been so locked into bright beauty lighting with our work for Move The Vote that I wanted to take a moment do something different. With this setup, I took a step away to do something that had a little more contrast and an air of drama. For our main light, we used a Paul … Read more

Photographers: Favorite Things *Summer Edition*

We have really moved back into high season in my studio these last few weeks. I have my shooting arm back in shape and am flipping my camera and lens around like tennis balls (Yes, it freaks my assistants out). This comes from the days of entertaining myself while shooting wedding receptions. Aside from my … 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