Today, the American Star Ball photos expire at the proofing site! It was a busy photography weekend for TimeLine Media! We had photographers all over the area the last three days, and we had lots of challenges. At this time, we had weather, computer, car trouble, and everything under the sun that we encountered. Firstly, I want to thank all the photographers that helped me to get the images that clients need. Now I have lots of editing to do, but it is ALL GOOD! Certainly, I am working right now to make sure I can get everything that we made out there for you to see. It may take me a little while, but the images will come soon – I promise!
At this time, the photos from the 2014 American Star Ball Championships expire today at the proofing site. There has been another rush of orders the last week as I sent reminders to the email list that they expire soon, and I have sent all of them out to you. After tonight, the photos will no longer be viewable as they are moved to the archive: http://proofs.timelinedc.com
The competition was full of great dancing from start to finish! We made some awesome images of amateurs, professionals, and the special shows on each night. It made for a great variety from just the standard competitive heats, and broke up the event nicely. I know that the organizers are already hard at work for next year’s event, and that they are not planning to rest on their success from the last 2 years. We hope to be invited back, and to see you out there on the dance floor!
Looking ahead in the schedule, I can see that I will be occupied with a lot of things in the coming week. Because of this, I want to let anyone that reads the blog and social networks of TimeLine Media that the photos from the American Star Ball held last May are going to expire from the website on Monday, September 15, 2014. This weekend of ballroom dancing was packed with lots of action photos, and thanks to everyone that visited and purchased their favorites since they were released.
It has been a while since I have viewed the photos from this collection, and I have forgotten a lot! The grand ballroom at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City is a great place to shoot ballroom dance photos. Especially in the way these organizers set it up. Of course, sitting at the short side of the floor gives you a long distance to blur the background. Concurrently, the dark red and black color theme really helps the photos pop off the screen. Digital cameras have always liked red. Although sometimes a little too much! But it is much easier to dial that back down than to try to find a good saturation level later.
The other good part about going to this competition was the participation from all the dancers, volunteers, organizers, music directors, and other entertainers that contributed so much to the weekend. Amanda and Ilya Reyzin have really put together a great team, and they make sure that everything – including the vendors – have everything they need. We have enjoyed working with them and providing great images for their guests. We hope to see all of you at the 2015 American Star Ball next year!
The early-bird sale on all orders from the 2014 American Star Ball ends tonight! Right now, all prices on prints, albums, and digital downloads are all discounted at the TimeLine Media proofing site from this event. After Monday June 9, 2014, the sale prices will expire, and prices will go to their normal rates. The photos will still be viewable on the website until September 15, 2014. Be on the look out here on the email list for any other special pricing that may be offered over the summer. Here is a directly link to the photos:
There were so many great images from this event. I really enjoyed the variety of dance categories on display. In addition to the competitive amateur and pro-am heats, there were lots of solo showcases, dance formations, and even some live singing!
We are so thankful to everyone that have visited the website and picked up some of their favorite images. The dancers came to the competition so prepared with their dancing, and woke up early each morning to get their hair and makeup ready. I had to make sure I was ready to capture all of their hard work in photos. It was nice to see familiar people on the dance floor and at the booth during breaks. You gave us such nice compliments on our photos, and am happy that we can provide you prints for you to share. Online, we have seen lots of our images being passed along in Facebook which is always a thrill. Thanks again to Amanda and Ilya Reyzin, the organizers, for having us cover their event. We hope to be back again next year!