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Candice Theasby- dance shots-must see!

Candice Theasby beauty and dance shots-must see!

Head shots

Candice Theasby  maximised our time on the dance photography shoot at Watson’s Academy of Dance in Hartlepool, She suggests we  take a few headshots and portraits first . Similar to what we had taken for Reece Woodier earlier in the day using only a few  light modifiers

Preparation and Equipment for the Dance Shoot

As usual on many photographic assignments, you can’t bring everything with you.  You must quickly adapt and make best use of the equipment you have to hand. Candice is against a black background and the camera settings are totally blocking out any ambient light. She is only lit by the strobe/s. 

Benefits of working with dedicated people on a dance shoot

Candice is, as you can see, very beautiful but getting the lighting right is still crucial to a good looking image. The dance images here  showcase her beauty. I am very pleased with them. Not only is she beautiful, she is an amazing dancer. As mentioned in a previous blog, she is very professional to work with. Nothing is too much trouble and she is always willing to keep going until we get the look we are after. This is my first encounter working with Candice and I am pleased to say another will be  arranged, I’m really looking forward to it. 

Amazing dance skills

 Candice studies dance at The Urdang Academy  in London. There can be no doubting her ability and this is one of the challenges I love most about dance photography. Trying to catch the right moment is not always easy. Trying to catch the right moment with the ‘right light’ is even more challenging! I personally find that the more I understand light, the more particular I become. So the more I have to work to get the ‘look’ I want. I thought things were supposed to get easier!

Good location

Watson’s Academy of Dance , based in Hartlepool are situated in a magnificent old building offering many interesting dance photography opportunities, I can’t wait to go back . 


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2 thoughts on “Candice Theasby- dance shots-must see!”

  1. Hi Mandy, thank you for the feedback it’s lovely to hear. Like you, my mind is continuously thinking about the possibilities available to us.
    I keep thinking about the amazing space you have, the size/ the light/ all those props/ the wooden beams! I had a great time and I’m excited about the next shoot.
    What I really noticed was your passion for dance coming out, the way you were coming up with ideas and poses, you clearly love what you do and you’re good at it. If you have the time before Dec 10 ( i’m working in Spain from the 10th-23rd) it would be good to meet up for half an hour or so just to sound out some ideas. I could meet you at your studio if you’re kettle is still working! We can then arrange something for when Candice gets back. xxx

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