Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dance Photography on Speed

This past fall, I had the opportunity to shoot six dancers from The Boston Conservatory. In one weekend. It was dance photography on speed. I had to come up with a different location and pose for each dancer, in addition to making each look his or her very best.

Luckily, as I've found in my dance photography project Dancers Among Us, dancers are masters at not only making themselves look their best but also at taking advantage of their settings.

Plus, this particular group had a daredevil streak, which contributed to the adrenaline rush of a satisfyingly packed weekend.

With an oncoming train, this one is spine-tingling, but she was so professional -- she doesn't even look scared!

I'm so impressed with his strength -- he was able to hold his right arm and leg completely parallel while I got the shot.

Hope he has Apple Care.

Leaping off a wall in Central Park -- and smiling about it!

I can't get my leg that high, especially not in the face of oncoming traffic.

Overall, it was a great weekend, and I couldn't have asked for a better group of daring dancers.