Mastering Dance Photography 

Milton Keynes

8th July 2018

 

The Workshop

Here is a one-day workshop aimed at photographers who want to learn to capture the beauty, drama and frisson of dance, both in the studio and live on stage. It is aimed at photographers who already have a solid grasp of their camera controls and now want to acquire the specialist skills and techniques required to achieve really pleasing results in this genre. This is where Andrew began his own photography career, shooting live performance in theatres. Years on, he now travels the world, running photography workshops and courses; in this course, he shares his consolidated behind-the-lens knowledge and understanding of classical and contemporary dance.

In addition to tuition from Andrew, you are provided with a dancer for the day. 

From these two professionals, you will learn how to capture the form, movement and mood of this highly expressive art form, through creative lighting, precise timing and technical accuracy. By the end of the day, you will be able to critique your own work and, just as importantly, understand how to improve and perfect your technique.

Instruction

A number of variables are involved to make dance one of the most fascinating and emotive genres in photography. The classroom session covers all the critical elements which come together in a perfect dance shot. From his broad experience, Andrew is able to advice you on lens choice and optimum focus methods, in addition to the importance of lighting, shooting angle, framing and timing.

Practical Shoot Time

After the tutorial, you will be ready to put your learning into practice. Shooting for the day is broken down into four key focus areas:

Timing – In this section, you will concentrate on capturing Alexa as she executes a series of short movements. You will learn to appreciate the concept of brain-to-shutter speed, establish ways to work with your camera in order to compensate for the delay, and accurately anticipate the peak of a dance move.

Tracking the dancer – Building on your timing skills. Under Andrew’s guidance, you will draw on all the methods you have been taught during the morning session to capture the dance move at the optimum moment and in the optimum place in the frame.

Static posing – This element focuses on the physical form. You will work with different lighting set-ups specifically designed to enhance shape and create specific moods.

Dragging the shutter – Here is your opportunity to freeze movement and to introduce blur into your dance photography, using constant light and flash. It’s a chance to play with the abstract and really get creative.

 

The Location

The workshop is based at Saracen House Studio.

The Event

The workshop runs between 10am - 5pm at Saracen House Studio, Milton Keynes . It is limited to a maximum of 8 photographers and includes lunch. The cost of this workshop is £199 per person. Members of the Guild of Photographers qualify for a 10% discount. For information please contact steve@andrewappleton.com

The Gear

You will need a DSLR or CSC camera plus suitable lenses. we recommend lenses that will cover 24 -150mm on a full frame sensor, but please bring along your kit bag, and a notepad and pen. Please let us know if you are a Sony user. If you have any questions regarding equipment, please contact steve@andrewappleton.com

 

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Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01908 410092

Venue Website:

Address:
5 Furtho Court, Towcester Road, Old Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK19 6AN, UK

Description:

Saracen House Studio

We’re Milton Keynes’ premier photographic studio facility for hire to photographers, whether amateur or professional.
For those visiting by car, Old Stratford is just off the main A5 dual carriageway that runs from the North to South of Milton Keynes.  We have plenty of private parking in our courtyard right outside the studio entrance. From the A5 roundabout, head into Old Stratford, on Towcester Road, past the Hyundai Dealer on your left. Furtho Court is located on the left hand side between Cedar Close and Wharf Close and is opposite Mounthill Avenue. Upon entering Furtho Court, please park only in the reserved bays for Saracen House, which are situated to the rear of court.  Additional on-street parking is available in Mounthill Avenue opposite.  

  • July 8, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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