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,…

Start Sharing – Rachel Neville Marketing Series Pt 4

So, in the previous posts we talked about who you are as a dancer, artist, teacher, cupcake eater… and then we looked into who you might like to serve with your content, who you want to connect with.  This group is your target audience. What are their interests? What do they like to do for fun,…

How to Market Yourself as a Dancer – Marketing Series Pt 2

Ok, let’s get started! Marketing for Dancers: Find Your Strengths There are many elements of good marketing. Most companies think about their print, social media, Google ads and product placement, just to name a few. How does all of this translate to dancers? Does it feel a little overwhelming? Let’s begin by defining the question…

Dance Marketing. Let’s go!

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 producing, only leaving…

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…

Resources for Dancers from Rachel Neville Photography

Part of what makes the Rachel Neville Photography experience different from working with any other dance photographer in New York City, is our commitment to providing resources and information that help dancers achieve success throughout the audition process and the life of their dance careers. In keeping with our commitment to provide the best resources…

Sleep Matters: What I Learned the Hard Way

So, I’m a dance photographer. You may not be aware that I’m also a mom. Yep, two little rug rats.  Oriane will be 6 this weekend and Cadence is 3 1/2. Sleep is a hot topic in my world. I know a ton about it, far more than an average person should, since my kids…

You Got the Job – Now What? Episode 6

Episode 6 of the Rachel Neville Photography Audition and Marketing Video Series for Dancers looks at a topic you don’t hear too much about.  It might be a topic you haven’t even thought about throughout the audition preparation process.  What happens after you get the job? Watch Episode 6 NOW Your journey as a dancer  doesn’t…

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…