Amelia came into the studio recently for a dance photo shoot. She has just been accepted into a top London ballet school and wanted to have a ballet dance shoot.
Dancers make everything appear so effortless, but dance shoots are hard work! To capture that one perfect dance image might take twenty takes. The dancer has to leap and jump and perform for almost two hours.
As a photographer, I have to direct the dancer and bring out their best. Along with that I have to design my lighting to suit their body, their style of dance and the photograph we are trying to achieve. Hard work, but the effort pays off.
Working together with a dancer on their shoot is so rewarding. Often dancers work in a troupe, so being centre stage on their own really makes a dancer shine.