THE ART OF BALLET DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY

April 10, 2022 02 : 00 PM to 06 : 00 PM

ONSITE - THE ART OF BALLET DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY

Thoughts on Framing and Props

Framing an image is a deliberate choice for many photographers, who use cropping or a square format to accentuate a pose or step. Focusing the viewer’s attention closely on the dancer, with less negative space around them, gives a sense of potential movement. The dancer appears literally contained by the frame, yet also ready to break beyond it.

 

Capturing dancers on stage in the context of tightly delineated choreography, costumes, and set design requires a specific photographic skill set. Approaches range from shooting the whole stage from the viewpoint of the audience, to zooming in on a solo performer, or (for a more impressionistic, dynamic effect) deliberately creating motion blur. Each element can give a strong sense of moment as part of a longer narrative or sequence of choreography.

 

However, flash is usually prohibited during a performance, so getting the right exposure is a key challenge. Large aperture wide-angle and zoom lenses can accommodate for the lack of flash, while different shutter speeds offer varying aesthetic effects.

 

Join us this Sunday with Wildangle Trails and learn how to take beautiful shots

 

Time and date:

10th April, 2022

2pm till 6pm

Location: Garage Studio

 

We will share Iftar meal after the workshop.

 

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