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

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

For Photographers: Dancer Headshot Do’s and Don’ts

Dancer headshots - photographed by Rachel Neville

Headshots Updated 2018. Audition photos can put us all in a frenzy no matter if you are the subject of the photograph or the one taking the shot. Whether it is for summer intensives or college applications, headshots, arabesques and body shots could be required.  Submission deadlines are approaching soon, so here we go! I … Read more

Do you know what it takes to be a really good dance photographer?

 If you answered this question by saying that knowing how or when to freeze the action or knowing how to light dancers you’d be on par with most photographers who shoot dancers. If you mentioned knowing how to interact with dancers, networking, and ‘creating your style’ or ‘brand’ you’d belong to the second biggest set … 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

Video Launch: Audition and Marketing Videos from Rachel Neville

video auditions and marketing rachel neville nyc dance photographer free video series

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our video audition and marketing series for dancers.  Episode 1 is available now and we are busy putting together a library of videos with tips for launching and managing the dance career you have been working so hard to build. Check out Episode 1 now and learn all about the … Read more

Fall NYC Dance Audition and Image Workshop with Dance Photographer Rachel Neville

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After successful dance marketing workshops this summer in NYC and San Francisco, I am pleased to announce that the fall edition of my workshop is now accepting applicants. Alexander Mays, Photo Rachel Neville Join me Saturday, November 21st, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at my Long Island City dance photography studio (25-19 Borden Ave Suite 216 Long … Read more

The Reviews Are In – Dancers from Around the US Loved Our Marketing Workshop!

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Big thanks go out to everyone who participated in the Marketing Workshop for Dancers.  It was a day filled with great energy, important information and smart questions from dancers launching their careers. We have received great feedback from workshop attendees and are pleased to share some of it here, including a glowing review from dancer … Read more