Dance Audition Photography, Part 2 ~ Linthicum Heights, MD

You may remember Catie from an earlier blog post. At the time, she was auditioning to get into the Joffrey Academy of Dance.

Dancer practicing in her studio. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography 2016)

Well, she seems to have done quite well, because she approached me again for more dance photos! She's now preparing for a dance competition at the Joffrey Academy!

Dancer practicing in her studio. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography 2016)

While the last photo session was in my studio, this series of photographs was taken on-location in her dance rehearsal space. This presented some new challenges, since I didn't have the same amount of control over the environment as I would in my studio.

Dancer jumping in her studio. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography 2016)

Some things, like the new lighting setup, could be taken care of as part of my location setup so that the pictures looked good "in camera". Hovering over these images shows you the retouching that was done to handle other challenges. I removed the speakers, cleaned up the floorspace, and evened out the color on the wall behind Catie. These changes reduced the number of distractions in the images, so the school will be able to focus on what's really important: Catie and her dance form.

Dancer jumping in her studio. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography 2016)

She looks great to me, and I wish her the best of luck as she continues her dance journey!

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Dance Audition Photography ~ Linthicum Heights, MD

Angela Ferguson, Baltimore/Annapolis photographer
Angela Ferguson is a professional photographer in the Baltimore-Annapolis, specializing in headshot photography. She runs her own photography studio, Angela Ferguson Photography.

Dancer practicing in her studio, before retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer practicing in her studio, after retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer practicing in her studio, before retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer practicing in her studio, after retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer jumping in her studio, before retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer jumping in her studio, after retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer jumping in her studio, before retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dancer jumping in her studio, after retouching. Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Portrait headshot for a healthcare professional. Client from Baltimore, Maryland.

Dance Audition Photography ~ Linthicum Heights, MD

This young lady is a very talented dancer! Catie's parents hired me to take her photos for the upcoming World Dance Pageant and to get into the Joffrey Academy of Dance. According to the mom, Catie had been photographed twice for this recently but they just weren't happy with the outcome so they came to me. I can't imagine what the problem was because Catie was such a great dancer and she needed very little coaching from me. It's like she entered my studio and it became her world.

I knew I was in for a treat when she came to my studio for dance pose photography and headshots. During the session, I photographed an array of dance poses, each one beautiful and without a doubt very difficult, but this dance pose in particular is one I haven't seen before so I couldn't help but stop and share it because beauty like this should be shared with the world!

Ballet Dance Photography, Linthicum Heights, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Plans are already in order by Catie's parents to hire me for more dance photos in an outdoor session for dance leaps and jumps. Catie has a younger sister who is also a dancer and may be following in her sister's footsteps.

Ballet Dance Photography by Angela Ferguson Photography

Ballet dance studio portrait photograph. Taken for an audition for the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Linthicum Heights, Maryland