Are You Making These 3 Mistakes When Photographing Dancers?

Did I catch your attention? Now, my fellow photographers, let me ask you this important question: How long have you been shooting dancers and how can I help? I’ve been shooting dancers since I was in college for photography almost 20 years ago (holy cow!). I’ve made all the same mistakes you are making now,…

Dance Photography Workshop Reviews

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. …

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…

Are You a ‘Poser’ or a ‘Flow-er’?

Regularly we see dancers in our studio that come to us saying ‘I don’t take very good pictures’. These are often really beautiful dancers who have trained at wonderful schools or who are already with a company. They often know what they look like in a mirror but don’t know why what they see in…

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…

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…

Color, Texture, Angle, Space: How Photos Communicate

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on updating some of the images on my website and beginning new projects to re-vamp my book.  A bit of a task yes, but so excellent because it’s forcing me to really look at who I am as a photographer, what my vision is and how what I…

Making Magic with Filters and Fairies

I recently had another great day shooting in the studio with Ajkun Ballet Theatre.  We had a pretty extensive shot list for the marketing needs of their upcoming 2013-2014 season. This image for their new ballet Midsummer Nights Dream was just released and is definitely one of my favs from the shoot!  We’ve had such…

Photo Shoot with Alia Kache and Fun with Crayola

Thought I would take a moment to write about Alia Kache this week.  She came to me a few weeks ago with a really great project in mind as she was re-branding herself, moving from being a dancer to a choreographer. She’s currently rehearsal director for Ailey II, and as she is on tour with…