Theater & Dance Photography.

A large part of our photography includes Live event photography and filming.

We work with local and national dance schools and artists to create stunning images.

Thanks to a long association with The Bohemian Rhapsody Online Magazine & Michael Wilkie @ MAD Pr, We have been fortunate to photograph some of the best live performances and stage events. This has included international artists, Ballet companies and Theater.

 

Shooting Live Theater & Dance

 

Shooting live has been a passion of mine for many years.

Coming from a musical background, performing with orchestras and bands has given me a love of capturing artists live.

Shooting live is both challenging and rewarding. Unlike shooting in a studio or even location shoots, there is no control over lighting or "staging the setup of artists.

Timing of lighting, expressions and movement is critical in capturing the exact moment. 

The Haunting

 
 

Shooting the final rehearsal of the Haunting with Cameron Daddo & Gig Clarke

 

Camera Gear

I shoot Nikon exclusively for live work.

The Nikon D610 has been my workhorse for the past 4 years and is incredible in low light situations. The camera has exceptional dynamic range and allows pulling detail out of shadows in the worst of lighting situations.

For Lenses my choice is the Nikon 50mm 1.8 & 85mm 1.8.

For longer reach the Tamron 80 -200 2.8 is my other option.

For backup its a Nikon D7200 & D7100 

Over the years I`ve tried crop sensor cameras and micro four thirds, unfortunately for my use small sensor cameras just don`t cut it- full frame is a must.

 

One Flew over The Cuckoos Nest

 
 

Dance Photography

Dance photography offers up a whole new set of challenges.

Along with lighting & movement, A knowledge of dance is a must.

Dancer move to music -counting the beat and timing the music is how to capture the right moment - whether its Ballet or Rock.....

 

The Shanghai Ballet Company

 
 
 

Behind The Scenes with The ST Petersburg Ballet

 

The Jerry Cans

 

CitiOpera