Inaugural Dance Photography Competition
For a long time now, we've been excited about celebrating dance photography by organizing a dance photo competition. The 2020-2021 competition features a world-class jury including Lois Greenfield, Andrew Eccles, Jacqueline Green, Lloyd Knight and Max Serota and exciting prize packages.
You can enter into one of these four categories: Studio portraits, Performance Photos, On-Location Portraits and Fine Arts Portraits. Photographers can also compete for a Grand Prize by submitting five or more photos. The regular submission deadline is December 31 with late entries accepted to January 15, 2021.
Winners will be announced in March 2021.The winner of each category and the Grand Prize winner will each receive a prize package as will have their photos featured in our brand new publication, Pas de Deux Quarterly. The top 15 images in each category will be featured in the Quarterly as well. All winning images will be showcased in social media as well. Visit the Photo Competition page for more details!
First Annual Pas de Deux Photography Conference
Pas de Deux Photo is a professional organization for dance photographers. The first annual Pas de Deux Photo Conference was an amazing success. Taking place the last weekend of January 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona, the conference brought together photographers working in dance in a way that had never been done before.
More than 200 Photographers from around the world attended the conference, which featured speakers Rachel Neville, Jordan Matter, Alexis Cuarezma, Judy Host, David Hofmann, Jonathan Givens, Taylor-Ferne Morris, Eric Pare & Kim Henry, Daniel Woods, David Cooper, Oliver Endahl, Dave Brewer and Ron McKinney.
We also had more than 60 dancers from around the country posing for our photographers in studio setup sessions and outdoor photo walks.
Pas de Deux supports photographers working in volume and individual portraits, with opportunities for business and artistic development.
Registration for the July 2021 Chicago Workshop and the February 2022 Conference will open soon.
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Information about webinars and conferences can be found on our Events page.
Webinars from Pas de Deux
Elevate your dance photography and hone your business skills with year round Pas de Deux webinars. Past webinars have focused on topics such as:
- Alexis Cuarezma on working with talent, on-set workflow, and lighting to create images with impact
- Lois Greenfield on dance photography
- image critiques from professional dancers
Most webinars are limited to 100 participants and are available at no cost. An archive of most past webinars is available on our Education page.
To learn more about our webinars, register for a webinar, or to join a zoom call with other dance photographers, check out our Events page.