How to shoot dramatic, dynamic dance photographs

how to capture dance and motion in the studio
1/160sec, f/5.6, ISO L64 (Image credit: Andre Pattenden)

If I’m not shooting to a brief for a client, I’ll shoot just for kicks – I suspect that’s not unusual for a lot of photographers! I just love making images. 

I’m lucky to know lots of creatives, performers and visual artists who are invariably full of ideas – or are at least amenable to mine – so I’ve no shortage of inspiration and projects that keep me constantly busy and trying to improve my craft year on year. Combined with my recent move to InCamera Studios in Bristol, England, I have ample space and opportunity to experiment without compromise. I get to have a lot of fun and learn new tricks that I can employ in my professional work.

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