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Dance Portraiture on Location in Manchester – Off Camera Flash Photography

Dance Portraiture / Off Camera Flash / On Location Photography
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Dance Portraiture on Location in Manchester – Off Camera Flash Photography

Join Team Welshot, Miss Ellie and her students of The Dance Company for a day of portrait and dance photography on location in the Castlefield area of Manchester.  Using Off Camera Flash and natural/ambient lighting we will be working in small groups with 1:1 and group tuition to help you learn the skills and techniques needed to capture stunning portraits, movement and action, and classical ballet poses.  Your backdrop to capture your images will be the vibrant Castlefields, from the viaduct arches to the Castlefield Bowl, from canals to bridges and even a Roman fortification, this location will provide you with a wide variety of shooting experiences.

Your Dancers will be wearing classical dance costumes, think tutus and floating, swishy dresses but we will also have some styled, themed costumes with lots of props and accessories – think Bonnie & Clyde, and other themes, which will lend itself perfectly to this location.  Your Dancers/Models will be both Male and Female of varying ages but all will be led by Miss Ellie – ensuring that you will get photographs that have been perfectly posed and technically correct. From En Pointe to jumps, from posed headshots to those tiny details – this unique day of dance photography will be sure to enhance your skill and technical level and your photographic portfolio.

About Miss Ellie: Miss Ellie (M.A., B.A. (Hons), F.I.D.T.A., A.N.A.T.D.) is an experienced and professionally qualified dance teacher.  Miss Ellie has spent her life learning the disciplines and skills she now passes on to her students. She is thoroughly familiar with the experience of the learning process from both sides.  As well as her professional qualification as a Fellow of the IDTA, she holds a degree in Dance Teaching and Performance and a master’s degree in Dance and Somatic Movement Education.

You Will Learn

  • How to use your camera settings and functions to capture movement
  • How to use various lighting techniques to capture dance portraiture
  • How to pose and work with Models
  • How to use off camera flash
  • How using your shutter speed at different speeds will alter the look of your image
  • How to freeze movement
  • How to show movement (capture that milky/blurry look)
  • How to use your outside locations/surroundings/backgrounds to your advantage
  • What Welshot can do for you and your photography

Beginner to photography? We’re here for you.

Whether you are a beginner to photography, a photographer who would like to try a new genre, learn a new technique or skill, or, a more advanced photographer who wants to build their image portfolio, you will be made welcome, and we would love to help you get the best out of your camera.

The Welshot Team will be at hand throughout this Dance Portraiture on Location in Manchester – Off Camera Flash Photography event to assist and help you get the best from your camera, so you can leave at the end of this session with memory cards full of beautiful photographs and great memories having learned a thing or three about photography and your camera.

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Event Schedule

11:50 – Meet OUTSIDE Dukes 92
12:00 – Photography starts – 1:1 and group tuition throughout the day in small groups
Please Note: We will be taking short but regular comfort breaks throughout the Afternoon
18:00 – Finish

Please Bring

  • Camera and lenses suitable for this event: Any focal length lens of between 35mm and 100mm or standard kit zoom
  • Spare Batteries and Memory Card
  • Any props you might like to include in your photos
  • A list of ideas, help, questions etc that you would like to discuss with Welshot Team Leaders.

Please Note

  • Food and/or refreshments are your own responsibility
  • This event is discounted to £152.00 at checkout if you are a Welshot Academy Member. To become a Welshot Member and receive some great benefits check this link.
  • Voucher spaces are limited – Bookings made using a voucher/coupon code are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • This event is outside – please come prepared for all conditions.
  • In accordance with our Terms of Service – We may need to make changes to this event – We will do all we can to inform you as soon as possible.


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