Program / Dance Photography
Lindsay Winkler
Lindsay Winkler
Session Time: Jan 15th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Location: National Harbor 3
Track(s): Portrait, Technique


Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a dance image that reaches right into your soul versus one that is just pretty to look at? What does it take to make a person feel the movement and emotion in your image? There is so much more to Fine Art Dance Photography than just your camera settings and lighting. Don’t worry, we will go over that too! Come hang out with me while I do a live shooting demo of an advanced level dancer. I will show you exactly how I communicate with my subject to build trust, how I use studio lighting to add dramatic effect, and some tips and tricks for working with large dresses. I will also give you a quick tutorial in Photoshop on how I transform one of my raw images from the live shoot into a final art piece.

1. Learn the most commonly used dance terminology to help you better communicate and pose dancers.
2. How to use different types of fabrics to create artistic shapes, best techniques for throwing dresses and skirts, and which fabrics work best.
3. Ways to create dramatic lighting to fuel the mood of your portrait, and to place the focus directly on your subject
4. TIps and tricks for how to use Photoshop to take your images to the next level.