Mastering Dance Photography

A one day workshop aimed at photographers that understand their camera controls who want to capture both live dance and studio dance. You will learn about techniques to freeze movement and how to introduce blur.

After a short classroom session when our professional dancer and Andrew will guide you through some basic dance styles and the dancer will demonstrate the right and wrongs of dance positions. Andrew will then go into how to make sure you capture these moves successfully both as live performance when you are shooting dancers on a stage and as a studio shoot when you have control of lighting etc.

After a light lunch we will put it into practice. Using several different lighting set-ups you will learn the key techniques of capturing fabulous dance shots.

Andrew began his professional photography career shooting live performance in the theatres. An expert in lighting he now travels the world running photography workshops and courses. Many of the dancers used in these workshops are also dance teachers.

What you will learn:

How to shoot live dance - How to shoot dance in a studio -Understanding different styles of dance - How to tell you have captured the correct move - How to master your angles - Making the right lens choice - The best focus methods -Correct framing - Anticipating the peak of a move - Mastering your timing - How to light movement and shape



Format: Workshop

Price: £199 per person

Places: 8

Models: 1 professional dancer

Dates: See calendar


Locations throughout the UK that are chosen for their suitability to dance.


Times are approximate

10.00am Arrive and meet over refreshments
10.15am Introductions and overview of the day
10.30am Classroom based session
11.30am Comfort break and refreshments
11.45am Practical shooting, perfecting timing
1.00pm Working lunch
1.30pm Practical shooting, capturing movement
3.00pm Comfort break and refreshments
3.15pm Practical shooting, capturing blur
4.30pm Review of the day


Digital SLR of any make, please advise if you are a Sony Alpha user.
We recommend a lens that covers 24mm to 200mm on a full frame sensor, but bring your kit bag
Memory Card
Pen and Notepad

Guild of Photographers approved course

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