Dance Photoshoot

September 16, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

 

London dance photographer 


Ealing photographer

Follow my journey through dance photography. It was great to be able to get out after lockdown and shoot with some amazing dancers. 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.

Working together with a dancer on their shoot is so rewarding.  Often dancers work in a troupe, so being the center stage on their own really makes a dancer shine.

Follow my journey through dance photography. It was great to be able to get out after lockdown and shoot with some amazing dancers. 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.

Working together with a dancer on their shoot is so rewarding.  Often dancers work in a troupe, so being the center stage on their own really makes a dancer shine.

Dance Photoshoot planning 

 

Matty and Phoebe wanted a dance photoshoot outdoors with water involved, smoke, sun, and lavender so that’s what I created for them. Dance shoots can be long days and long sessions as it's about getting it right for those perfect shots. Once I had the ruff ideas of the type of shoot this help me plan the locations for the shoot. First, we had to make sure the weather was going to be good and it looks like that plan worked very easily at we just happened to pick the hottest week in England to do the shoot. So always remember the sun cream for the outdoor shoot.

 

Frensham Pond Park 

 

Thanks, goodness, for the internet to help find a good location to do outdoor shoots. London can be a little limited on some types of locations but normally you can find it but it was nice to get back out and explore areas outside London.  So after my research, we started the day at 9 am. I meet at South Ealing station and headed out of London to location number one. The location was about 45 minutes from West London. The first location was Frensham Great Pond. It has some amazing woods and has a great little pond to use. Plan your day well as if we had got there later it might not have been as quiet as what it was like when we were leaving the pond but the good weather did bring out the people and the sun. See below some of the pictures from the pond at Fersham's great pond. 

Dance PhotographyDance PhotographyA session usually lasts around 1.5 hours, which is usually plenty of time to get what you need out of your session. Your photos will be uploaded to a private gallery where you can select the best photos from your shoot, I will fully enhance your chosen photos in both color and black and white, re-touching where necessary.

 

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At the same time, we managed to get some pictures within the amazing woods in Frensham park

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After a few hours at Frensham great pond, we headed back to London to Surrey. I have never been to some of the Lavender Fields in Surrey, I had seen and heard so many things about them and they lived up to the stuff I had heard about them. We got there at a busy time but still managed to find a quiet spot to shoot some outstanding photos. Sometimes it’s nice getting the people in the background just going about their day.  Remember to pay on the way into the fields so you don’t get into trouble. These dancers have some of the most amazing moves and strength to achieve the positions. Just have a look at the results  


 
Dance PhotographyDance PhotographyA session usually lasts around 1.5 hours, which is usually plenty of time to get what you need out of your session. Your photos will be uploaded to a private gallery where you can select the best photos from your shoot, I will fully enhance your chosen photos in both color and black and white, re-touching where necessary. Dance PhotographyDance PhotographyA session usually lasts around 1.5 hours, which is usually plenty of time to get what you need out of your session. Your photos will be uploaded to a private gallery where you can select the best photos from your shoot, I will fully enhance your chosen photos in both color and black and white, re-touching where necessary.

 

 

Ealing, West London Photographer

Battersea Park

So back to London for the next location which was the third of 4 and by the time we get to the third location, it was around 3 pm so we had already gone a good few hours for this dance photoshoot. We tried out some different locations on the Thames as a backdrop which was just the most amazing backdrop to have in the pictures. As we wanted to make sure our last location, we had time to chill and relax before the sun went down, we head off after a few hours


 
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Dance PhotographyDance PhotographyA session usually lasts around 1.5 hours, which is usually plenty of time to get what you need out of your session. Your photos will be uploaded to a private gallery where you can select the best photos from your shoot, I will fully enhance your chosen photos in both color and black and white, re-touching where necessary.

Primrose Hill | Ealing Photographer

 

So, the four and final location was Primrose Hill which is very popular with the views over London and the sunset in the background. I just love this location a little busy but can work if you find those little quiet spots on the hill. This location we wanted to use some colored smoke bombs to just do something little different from the other parts of the day. Smoke is great but you need to work out wind and direction. Also talking to the people around as the smoke will hit them and it just polite to advise them of this don’t like upsetting people. Have a look at some of the pictures taken from the Primrose Hill


 
Dance PhotographyDance PhotographyA session usually lasts around 1.5 hours, which is usually plenty of time to get what you need out of your session. Your photos will be uploaded to a private gallery where you can select the best photos from your shoot, I will fully enhance your chosen photos in both color and black and white, re-touching where necessary.

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So this was a long day but a very fun shot to work with both of these amazing dancers. If you want to book a dance photoshoot you should get in touch with me @ [email protected] or call 07904658074


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Photographer

So this was a long day but a very fun shot to work with both of these amazing dancers. If you want to book a dance photoshoot you should get in touch with me @ [email protected] or call 07904658074

 


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