DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
For pricing and to book a dance photography shoot please get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I shoot advanced/professional level students and professional dancers (aged 14 years and older) only at this time.
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WHAT TO WEAR – TIPS
In terms of covering your body, anything goes. Your clothing reflects your personality, conveys a mood, and should make you feel comfortable/awesome. Dance clothes or street clothes, bare legs, leggings, tights, or pants. Though not impossible to work with, pink tights do not photograph well – they often look blue tinged in photos. (Avoid if possible.) Bear in mind that there is often no changing room available – especially for outdoor shoots. Layering is a great option. A bodysuit base makes it easy to change skirts, dresses, etc.
Feet – bare feet, ballet slippers/dance shoes, pointe shoes, street shoes. If wearing dance shoes, they will most likely get dirty if we are outside. Most dancers are eager to be photographed in pointe shoes, but bear in mind that if we are shooting outdoors many surfaces are difficult to balance on. If outdoors there’s a good chance we’ll destroy your pointe shoes, so don’t bring your best/only pair.
Please remember: if your pointe work isn’t strong, it won’t look better in photos. Great feet and technique cannot be photoshopped in.
When picking your outfits and shoes, bear the location in mind. For example, shoots by the ocean are often suited to bare feet and legs, swirly skirts and flowing hair. If shooting in a studio, dancewear often suits better than street clothes.
Hair – up, down, whatever you like. Often dancers like to change their hair during the shoot so it looks more like we’ve done multiple shoots.
Makeup – neutrals tend to work best. Avoid bold lipstick colours – they can be tricky to deal with in post-processing and if converting to black and white. Other than that, as you like.
If the weather is chilly or we’re shooting next to the ocean, consider bringing something to wear/wrap around yourself between shots. A blanket works well (and makes a great coverup for quick changes).
If shooting outdoors, don’t forget to put on sunscreen.
Prepare! Have some poses in mind. Instagram is a great resource for inspiration. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Think of poses that might be flattering to you. I will help you refine your poses and technique. Dancers armed with ideas tend to get more shots from their session. (Often DOUBLE the number of shots!)
Props – sure, why not? If you’ve got something bring it along.
Locations – I’m always looking for new locations. if you find one – especially an indoor space, let me know! I’m a natural light photographer so windows that let in lots of light are ideal. I keep a list of locations and can most certainly help you pick a location for your shoot if you are short on ideas.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch!