PDD 2022: Austin

Join us in Texas!

The 2022 Pas de Deux Dance Photography Conference is being held from Thursday afternoon, February 24, to Sunday evening, February 27, at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.

This conference is for those just starting out, for freelancers, and for  veteran photography studio owners. We support photographers working with small town dance schools, suburban studios and major professional companies - and everyone in between. Learn studio lighting, posing, dance terms, workflow, marketing, and more.

Thursday starts with a 3:30 pm departure for an excursion to McKinney Falls State Park, 4:30 pm photo walks with dancers at the resort, an evening lightpainting demo with Eric Pare and Kim Henry, and then announcement of the 2022 Pas de Deux Dance Photography winners and finalists at the Welcome Reception beginning at 8 pm.

Pas de Deux 2022 is full of opportunities for indoor and outdoor shooting with dancer models. There are photographer-led  photo walks, optional off-site and on-site sunrise and golden hour shoots, and individual dancer model check outs.

Join us in Austin 2022.

web AmberWheeler_BTS-10.jpg
RM5_6378 web.jpg

PC: Amber Wheeler

Conference Registration 

Early Registration 3-day (plus Thursday evening) Full Conference Pass through Aug. 31, 2021: $425


Full Conference 3-Day Pass registration beginning Sept. 1, 2021: $495

 Full Conference Pass for a second photographer: $325 

Use this to register a second employee from your studio.


 Student Rate for Full Conference Pass (college or high school) - Please upload a copy of your current schedule: $195


 1-day Conference Pass: $225

The Hyatt Lost Pines

The Hyatt Lost Pines in Austin provides a beautiful backdrop of dance photography.  Located on 405 acres in Texas Hill Country, Lost Pines offers photographers a beautiful location for gathering together.  Photographers will be able to walk the grounds for photo walks and use the spaces for dancer check outs through the weekend.  

Conference rates can be extended for three days before and after the conference for photographers wishing to stay in Austin for more photo shoots or for a personal getaway. 


All reservations should be using this link or made through Hotel's Reservation Department by calling (512) 308-1234 or 877-803-7534 or by logging on to Hyatt.com and in each case referring to Pas de Deux Dance Photo Conference.  

The resort address is 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines, Texas, United States, 78612

Learn more here about dancer models, studio setups, off-site excursions, the trade show and other features of the conference.

Chicago - July 2021

This is a 2-day-plus Pas De Deux Workshop on July 16-18, 2021, with instructors David Hofmann and Ron McKinney.


All learning is done through demonstration and hands-on experience. Working with pre-professional dancers, photographers will develop skills in outdoor natural light photography, studio portraits, and editing. Your registration includes refreshments for our social event on Friday evening, and lunch on Saturday.


Friday evening's social event, and Saturday's workshop experiences take place at Ron McKinney Photography - 800 McArdle Drive, Unit G, in Crystal Lake, Illinois. On Sunday, we will spend the day in Chicago, beginning with a sunrise shoot at the Adler Planetarium. Spots are limited to 60. You may bring a dancer with you.

Join Pas de Deux Photo now

Join us in Pas de Deux - build your portfolio, connect with other dance photographers, grow your business, and expand your skills.  Great for hobbyists, experienced photographers, and everyone wanting to grow their art and their business.

Join us on Facebook

Contact us with questions - Ron@pasdedeuxphoto.com