Behind the Scenes 2020
The second Pas de Deux Photo Conference took place February 23-26 in Austin, Texas. The conference took place at thy Hyatt Lost Pines where the sprawling ranch and big spaces reminded us that everything is bigger in Texas. Lois Greenfield delivered the Keynote Address. Attendees enjoyed classes on social media, advanced lighting, dance positions, using outdoor spaces, performance photography, pricing and more. Speakers included Andrew Eccles, Judy Host, Alexis Cuarezma, Oliver Endahl, David Hoffman, Rose Coleman, Jonathan Givens, Ashkan Royaee, Daniel Woods, Vikki Sloviter, Megan and Scott Sockel, Ron McKinney, Eric Pare & Kim Henry, Drew Forsyth, Sam Zauscher and panelists Carol Graham, Heather Booysen, Thomas Kay and Maria Kirkland.
2022 Conference Video
The 2022 Conference offered classes in aerial photography, light - painting and rain machine. Dancers from across the country modelled for demonstrations and portfolio-building experiences.
Thank you to Lars Myren and Megan Hauk with Ten Sixteen Media for this amazing video of the event!
IMAGES FROM 2022 CONFERENCE
In January 2020, we hosted our inaugural conference: a two and a half day event in Phoenix, Arizona featuring Rachel Neville, Jordan Matter, Alexis Cuarezma, Judy Host, David Hoffman, Eric Pare & Kim Henry, Jonathan Givens, Taylor-Ferne Morris, Oliver Endahl, David Cooper, Dave Brewer and Ron McKinney.
In Your Words
"That there is a beautiful, supportive community of dance photographers to draw inspiration and motivation from!"
"Pas De Deux provides learning opportunities for photographers of every level...the ideal combination of classroom learning & hands-on shooting..."
"Excellent opportunity to learn a variety of skill sets from the dance photography masters, and try them out, on location, under their guidance."
"Overall, fantastic weekend. Communication was great leading up. Venue and level of luxury at conference was spot on. Really felt like I got my money’s worth"
"In addition to photographing dancers, the core curriculum was comprehensive and covered technical, aesthetics, as well as business aspects. Very well organized. ... great instructors and attendees. Very reasonably priced."
"Whether you are an experienced professional or a hobbyist, Pas De Deux provides learning opportunities for photographers of every level. It is the ideal combination of classroom learning and hands-on shooting to add to or start a dance portfolio."
Photos from the conference
Part of the Pas de Deux experience is the immersive nature of the conference. Dancer models share their time and their talents with photographers throughout the weekend. Dancers are provided with master classes and professional development.
Dancers join photographers for instructor-led photo walks, off-site photo excursions, and studio setups.
Here are some of the images photographers created in 2020.
PC: Bill Kendzierski
PC: Timothy Park
Dancer: Lisa Ferrino
PC: Scott Martinez
PC: Lisa Wuertz
PC: Stark Photo
Dancer: Gabby Payes
PC: Moonbug Photography
PC: Tonya Wanner
PC: Stephanie DeFranco
PC: Rachel Freed
PC: Michelle Ayers
PC: Stacey Wright