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…

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…

You Don’t Have to Do It Alone: Rachel Neville Photography Video 5

In this episode, from our Marketing and Career Tips for Dancers Video Series, we are talking about the importance of community support as you prepare for dance auditions, go on auditions and manage dance career decisions. Support and community are key to a successful dance career and today’s dancers are poised to access the resources…

Episode 4 Preparing for Audition Day

In this episode of the Marketing for Dancers video series, we tackle the big day: audition day, that is. Dancers, you have spent years preparing to this moment and now the dance audition day has finally arrived and you want to make sure that you are fully prepared to take all the right steps for…

Video Launch: Audition and Marketing Videos from Rachel Neville

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…

Dance Audition Photo Shoot Lessons from Dancer Laura Anne Wallace

Recently, Laura Anne Wallace came into the Long Island City studio for dance audition photos.  We had a great photo shoot and afterwards had the chance to talk about what the dance audition photo shoot experience was like for Laura Anne, what her dance goals are, and what advice she has to share with her…

Do You Know What Your Face is Saying? Dance Audition Tips

As I near the end of my audition photo season and you all start auditions in earnest, I wanted to take a moment to talk about something that we see here in my photography studio often.  Take this audition tip to heart in the next few months, it will help you a lot. Inevitably, during a…

3 Things to Do for Your Dance Career in the New Year

The internet is abuzz with new year advice – from best of lists to performance highlights, to mantras for better living. Here, I am ready to kick off the new year with some must do dance career tips.  So keep your New Year’s resolution going strong throughout 2016 and make this the year you take the…

Why You Don’t Look Like Yourself in Photos – And What to Do

Have you ever wondered why your pictures don’t really look like you thought you looked in the studio or on stage? Have you ever been in a photoshoot with a pro or a friend, looked at the screen on the phone, the back of the camera or on the computer and thought ‘wow that’s not what…

Ask a NYC Dance Photographer

I work with so many auditioning and established dancers, but no matter the level of experience, I have found that dancers come to me with smart questions. Questions that help us get the best possible images for them, but also help them understand who they are as dancers and how that translates in auditions, on…