WE ARE GROWING
We’ve taken advantage of the time many photographers had open during state shutdowns and have been offering free zoom webinars to dance photographers as part of our mission to help support the art and business of dance photography.
We post recordings of most of them online for photographers on education page. We have recently hosted webinars with Lois Greenfield, Rachel Neville, Luis Pons, GotPhoto and more.
We also continue to organize a growing FB group and are excited to see that the number of members has doubled since February.
WHAT IS NEXT
More webinars - let us know if you’d like to talk to our photographers about your business or have a idea for us
Photo competition dedicated to dance - Entries will open Oct. 15, 2020, and close on Dec. 31, with late entries Jan. 1-21. Four categories: performance, studio portraits, on-location portraits (outdoors or in buildings that are not studios, such as warehouses), and fine art portraits, which includes composite imagery - let us know if you can help us get the word out or sponsor a judge or contribute to the prizes
A summer workshop in 2021 in Chicago - let us know if you would like to sponsor our event
Our second conference in February 2022 - projected to include 400 photographers and featuring an expanded schedule of activities beginning Thursday evening
WHY WE ARE SO EXCITED
The art and business of dance photography is growing even in spite of major shutdowns as dance studios nationwide were forced to cancel their recitals. Dance pictures are more popular than ever. Photographers are asking us for the next conference and they are eager to learn how to build their business using dance photography.
HOW YOU CAN BECOME INVOLVED
Promote and sponsor the 2021 PDD dance photography competition - we are looking for prizes and judges
Come back for the 2022 conference. Sponsor our evening social networking events and photo walks beginning Thursday evening.
Be a sponsor for our Summer 2021 workshop. Limited availability for this smaller event.
Join us for a free webinar for our Pas de Deux dance photographer followers.