Color, Texture, Angle, Space: How Photos Communicate

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on updating some of the images on my website and beginning new projects to re-vamp my book.  A bit of a task yes, but so excellent because it’s forcing me to really look at who I am as a photographer, what my vision is and how what I do makes an impact on the lives and work of my dance, movement and fitness photography clients.

The defining thing that I’ve been thinking about is not just what I like to shoot, but what gets dancers and movement professionals noticed?  What images speak to get your foot in the door?  What makes your images stand out and get you the results (more jobs, more clients, a contract, more tickets purchased for performances) that my photography clients need?

Initially, the common concern for many of my dancers and movement professionals is that they want to look their best.  They want to have the right lines.  Ok great, that’s easily here in the tool box.  I’m a former dancer and teacher, so I address these concerns naturally and give my clients the confidence they need for great dance and fitness photos.  But what else?

What colors, textures, angles, feelings can we pull out?  What can we do to make your images exciting, to give them a visual impact that makes your audience stop and look at you?  What makes your work different and how can we bring that to light in images

These are the important questions that not every dance photographer or fitness photographer will ask.  And this is where your images can really stand out for you.  Here is some of the new work I’ve been doing with just those themes: color, textures and spacial features?

In the next few weeks I will be writing a series of posts talking about each of these themes and how understanding them and using them can transform your photos and truly make them work hard for you.

When you look at these images, which ones stand out to you the most?  Do you respond to color, texture, angle?  What do you feel when you see certain colors, textures or angles in a shot?  And what do you want people to feel when they look at your photo?

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