Bay Area Dance Photographer – Creative Session

This post is long overdue but we definitely didn’t want to skip it! Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to photograph Brodie.  Brodie is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet and an amazing dancer.  We spent the bulk of our shoot focusing on contemporary poses.  As a dance photographer, it is important to fully understand and focus on the style of dance in which your dancer specializes and customize the shoot around that particular style.  We then work together to fine tune the movements so we can translate three dimensional movement to still images as see in our dance portfolio.  We had a lot of fun with the single handed “push up” pose.  He did an excellent job of making that look so easy and relaxed.  Although, in fairness, I probably asked him to repeat this pose about twenty times to capture it at just the right time (repetition is the name of the game for a dancer and dance photographer alike).    You can see that amazing shot if you scroll down to the last image below.  This session was one of those in which I wish we could have shot video as well, as Brodie has such amazing movement quality and it would have been amazing to capture that aspect of his talent.  He just left yesterday to start his freshman year at USC – Kaufman to continue his dance career.  Brodie, good luck at USC and thank you so much for spending an afternoon shooting with us!  I am quite certain USC is gaining one heck of a dancer!

 

 

 

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