Tips When Preparing for Your Photoshoot
Arrive 15-minutes early to give yourself time to relax and warm up. Mental and physical preparation is essential to achieve an excellent dance portfolio shoot.
Take time to go over what you need and want out of your portfolio session. Making sure your photographer and everyone else involved has an understanding of your portrait goals. Pre-planning posses and wardrobe will make your shooting time flow easier. Having sample images of the concepts or poses will help the shoot stay on point. For audition shoots make sure you know your required poses.
Every dancer is different. Who are you, as a dancer and as a person? An important question when deciding the look and style of your dance portfolio portraits. Do you want sophistication and elegance, playful and happiness, or seriousness and edgy? Do you have a location that speaks to you?
Bring a friend or family member to your dance shoot. Having a friend at your shoot can put you at ease, cheer you on, help tweak posing, or even be used to throw fabric.