I am delighted to announce my first Dance Photography workshop of 2012.

This is an ideal day for anyone who has an interest in dance photography. You will learn tried and tested methods to help you get the shots you want and you will have the freedom to experiment with new techniques.

To make sure that everyone attending gets the maximum out of the workshop there are only six places available on the day.

You will have the opportunity to create a set of images ideal for use in your portfolio to grab the attention of dancers who you would like to work with in the future.

This is a full day workshop and we will be covering a number of topics including…

  • Planning a dance shoot
  • Working with professional dancers
  • The language of dance
  • Lighting techniques for dance
  • Camera settings
  • Shooting techniques

The workshop will include four hours shooting time where you will be able to practice and refine the techniques learnt while working with professional ballet dancers.


The workshop will take place in a fully equipped and spacious studio in Chesham. There is on site parking and Chesham is on the Metropolitan underground line. Full directions will be supplied at time of booking.


Although dance photography is a reasonably advanced subject you do not need to be an expert to join the workshop. You should be able to set the basic functions of your camera manually (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance). You should also be able to set your camera into manual focus mode. You will need your own digital SLR to take part in the workshop.

What to bring

You need only bring your camera and standard lens with freshly charged batteries and an empty memory card or two.


Lunch will be provided (sandwiches) but if you have any special dietary requirements then please let me know in advance. There are facilities at the studio to make tea and coffee.


10:00 – Arrive at studio, meet and greet, tea and coffee.
10:30 – 12:00 Camera techniques, lighting, working with dancers.
12:00 – 13:00 Shoot prep and lunch break.
13:00 – 17:00 Shoot with experienced ballet dancers.
17:00 – 18:00 Review of your work, roundup of the day and feedback.

Date: Saturday 19th May 2012
Time: 10am to 6pm
Cost: £150 (£50 deposit at time of booking and the remainder payable by 5th May 2012)


To book your place on the workshop simply send me a message using the contact form here.


1 Comment for this entry

  • Mark Parvin says:

    Hi Phil,
    My Name is Mark Parvin, I been involved in photography for over 30 years, and would be very interested in a Dance Photography Workshop, I have been on your website and was wondering if any workshops plans for 2013?
    Regards Mark.

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