Makeup Workshop for Dancers at Rachel Neville Photography Studio

Makeup skills are important for dancers.  The right makeup techniques are help you to present yourself on stage and off stage exactly the way you need to. Because we are committed to helping dancers develop their careers using all the tools at their disposal, we are excited to be able to offer a brand new…

Love

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to do what we love, to live in love, and to spread love through our work and through our art. Here is hoping that today is a day full of love, light, and inspiration for each and every one of you. Dancers Yui Sugawara and Jun Xia of…

Workshop for Dance Photographers at Rachel Neville Photography Studio

Dance photographers from New York City and throughout the country have reached out to me requesting help with their photography work. Because I am so passionate about helping dancers create great content for their marketing and because I truly love what I do in my Long Island City photography studio every day, I am excited…

Hands, Hands, Hands..

How to make your hands look good in photographs… let’s talk. I recently had the chance to work with Erica Cornejo of Boston Ballet and this came up.  Within the first couple of shots, her delicious, expressive hands were something I immediately noticed.   You know how people who are into football excitedly shout at…

Encouragement for Artists in My Inbox

Hey guys, this just dropped into my email box this morning, it was in a marketing email put out by an artist I follow.  I’m always on the look out for interesting thoughts on anything that applies to dancers and artistic types, I hope you find this timely and helpful!  The quoted text below is…

Working with William Forsythe and the Boston Ballet

From my days of dancing in Germany back in the 90s I have always held in the highest esteem William Forsythe’s work. Indeed, we used to travel down to Frankfurt when we could, to see the company perform.  It was such an amazing group of dancers on the cutting edge at that time. So when I got…

My Bag of Tips and Tricks: The Unusual Things Every Dancer Needs

Happy holiday season! Everyone likes a little behinds the scenes peek every now and then right? Yesterday in a shoot we started talking about all the little tricks I have to solve problems that come up for dancers in our studio and we thought we’d give you a little Holiday Grab Bag of odd, unique and…

The Gallery: Creating Stories from Emotional Landscapes

I often am asked how I come up with some of my narrative work, where the ideas come from.  To be honest, I imagine it’s a similar process to writers: you write what you know… I shoot themes and images that come to me through personal experiences combined with inspiration shots I am continually gathering. But…

How to Capture Energy and Emotion in Dance Audition Photos

Happy Thanksgiving! As we take a break here at our studio this weekend to spend time with our families, we want to wish you all a great day off and to take a moment to be grateful for all of you, our readers, clients, friends. Love to you all. To those of you who are…

Time Traveler

Time Traveler is inspired by my love of magic and Steampunk style.  I grew up reading and loving all things magic and extra-sensory in addition to anything period piece, convinced I lived in the 1700s and then again in the 1800s. I wanted to create a piece that would read dance but also tell the…

Creating Narrative Images: Betrayal By Rachel Neville

The idea for the Betrayal image came to me one morning more as a video idea around a personal incident in my life.  What woman hasn’t been frustrated to the extreme by her significant other, and what fantasies we create in our heads to deal with the frustration? A few weeks later, I was shooting…