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Homework

Dance photo sessions are always exciting and rewarding. I find the secret to success is having both the dancer AND the photographer do their homework.

It can be a challenge when a session starts out with... "Ok, what are we going to do?". I must confess, I have been guilty of not being prepared. After the initial head scratching, an unprepared session does find it's groove but a lot of time and energy finds it's way out the door. I learned from that mistake long ago.

So... we both need to have a vision.

Searching the enormous variety of dance images available on the internet is the simplest way to develop a vision. Most likely you'll find that, as we're shooting, you may want to add to a researched pose, thus capturing a variation that is unique to you. How cool is it to leave your mark in the dance world with a series of poses created by you?

What do we want to accomplish - standing poses or leaps and jumps? Often, depending on available time, it's better to dedicate a session to a specific style to ensure we're maximizing time and quality, then plan a "round two" for another style. 

Bottom line? We must do our homework and share our ideas before you walk in the studio door. This, I guarantee, will have you beaming with joy as you walk out the studio door.

Let's create art together!

Beginnings

This is my first blog post since the site became active a couple years ago.

Foolishly, I have been resisting the urge to blog for quite a long time as I feel that writing, like plumbing, is not my strong suit. But alas, I finally said to myself, "GET OVER IT, THOMAS!!!!".

Having your picture taken can be an intimidating and daunting experience. Making your dance photography session easy with beautiful results beyond your imagination is, however my strong suit.

This blog, therefore is committed to providing tips, preparation ideas and loads of examples to help you and I prep and capture timeless images of all your hard work and passion.

Let's create art together!