This photo of dancers from 605 Collective in Vancouver is from a teaching session at my studio in October.” explains Canadian photographer David Cooper. “I was influenced by some images with Lois Greenfield and chose to experiment with fabric. I have a studio with a sprung dance floor and a white Marlee dance floor.”
Dance photographer, Jim Markland on how, at 60, he became interested in photography, capturing dance, and his learning experience with Lois Greenfield; his advice on the camera features required to capture dancers in action both onstage and off; and how dancers can prepare for a great studio shoot.
Though it may seem a million miles away from what he had been doing, Matt says he arrived at dance photography because he likes to challenge himself and wanted to combine the power and speed of rugby or motorsport with the technical and lighting skills he had developed while working in the studio. It was then that he stumbled upon Jim Markland’s dance photography workshop being held nearby.