Dance Portrait Portfolio
Dance photography started as a way to work on my creative work and never expected it to grow into what it is today. I approach each dancer as a unique individual, and their dance portraits will reflect that. I want to show off their uniqueness, creativity, talent, and daring. Dancers are athletes. Their pictures should show what their bodies can do. The human form captured while moving in mid-air can be an impressive sight. I prefer to capture movement rather than have my dancers sitting or just on point. The most celebrated dancer can be made to look talentless by poor photography, with my talent and the dancer’s talent, we will create great work.
For dancers looking to build their portfolios, I provide them with a visual resume. It can be a great addition to an admission application, even getting selected for your school, company, or team of your choice. Good photographs can be the difference between being seen for a part or glossed over.
Tips When Preparing for Your Photoshoot
Arrive early to give yourself time to relax and warm up. Mental and physical preparation is essential to achieve an excellent dance portfolio shoot.
Concept and sample images (if you can)
Take time to go over what you need and want out of the portfolio session. Making sure your photographer and everyone else involved has an understanding of your portrait goals. Preplanning posses and wardrobe make your shooting time flow easier. Having sample images of the concepts or poses will help the shoot stay on point. No matter how much planning goes into a shoot, having sample images always helps to state clear goals.
Every dancer is different. Who are you, as a dancer and as a person? An important question when deciding the look and style of your dance portfolio portraits. Do you want sophistication and elegance, playful and happiness, or seriousness and edge? Lighting, location, and styling are all significant considerations when planning your shoot. We have multiple studio options and onsite locations for your session.
Bringing a friend or family member to your dance shoot. Having a friend at your shoot can put you at ease, help tweak posing, or even be used throw fabric.
I strongly recommend make-up for everyone. If you don’t hire one of my make-up artists, I cannot guarantee the results of your dance portrait shoot. Unless you or a friend is a professional make-up artist, you should hire mine. I have several recommendations for a make-up artist. You can follow the links below.
Top Five Reasons to Choose Nieto Photography for Your Portfolio Shoot
1. Nieto Photography has over five years of experience shooting dance portfolios
2. You’ll get professional, high-quality photos ready to show schools or company directors.
3. Nieto Photography will guide you every step of the way
4. You have a choice of on-location or studio style portraits
5. It’s Going to be Fun!
Thank you for visiting my website and checking out my dance portrait portfolio. If you would like to see more of my work, click on the link to see more of my athletic portfolio.
If you are interested in booking your own dance portfolio shoot, I would love to talk to you about your ideas. Feel free to fill out my contact form.
Chris@nietophotography.com | (919)4955916