Next Monday, May 4, the 2019 Winter Showcase photos are expiring at TimeLine Media. Thank you to everyone that supported out photography with purchases from this event! We really enjoy seeing them posted on social media – thanks for tagging us in the photos. To view and share the photos, here is the link:
Competition is nice, however, professional shows are my favorite! Now that an professional competition is a more regular occurrence, I appreciate these even more. Comparatively, the crowd is more settled. Similar to a tennis match, they do not want to distract the dancers. However, they still have the same excitement internally. In similar fashion, I sometimes wish my camera shutter was quieter on a gentler show. Given that I still need to get the photos, I forge on. Soon, I get over it since I know you can’t hear the sounds in the still photos later. Without a doubt, I had plenty of candidates for posters from these shows. I made some to display at the recent Spring Freestyles! It’s a great way to illustrate what these studios can do. It also attracts people to join us for the next one!
This was another fun challenge for me to photograph. These two were amazingly quick in their direction changes, and sharp in their lines. Whenever her long hair would flail in the air, I let the shutter fly to try to catch it mid flight!
We really enjoyed our trip down to Asheville. Since both of us were able to make it this year, we had time to go around and see the downtown area, one of the arboretums, and some of the nice restaurants. In any case, this is a place we would like to explore more. Moreover we texted family to say that we should plan a trip down here so we can see even more. Thanks again for visiting the site to see the photos, and we hope to see you at the next Asheville Dance Classic this fall!
The photos from last November’s 2019 Asheville Dance Classic are expiring on Monday, March 13, 2020. Thank you to everyone that supported our photography by purchasing prints and digital files! I hoped they help to show off what you have been working on in preparing for these competitions. To see the collection of photos, the link at the proofing site is here:
Thank you to Meghan and Jake Lavender of Wave Dance Studio for having us cover their event for the second consecutive year. By comparison this year was much better for me. In short, due to having help with me! My wife made the trek with me to Asheville this time, and everything was just so much easier when I have someone managing me.
The Asheville Crowne Plaza was the venue again this year. Comparatively, this is a convenient space for vendors to load in all the gear for the weekend. With a ballroom on the street level with a door that open right to the loading area, the transport distance is very low.
With this being our second time here, it was much faster to setup the lighting and the booth once we had everything inside. Given that Jake, and Meghan were so helpful to us, we settled in nicely to get some photos of all the dancing. They do a great job of transforming the ballroom into a beautiful evening under the stars. It helps to set a consistent look with a dark theme to have the dancers be out front!