The photos are expiring from the 2017 USA Dance Mid-Atlantic Championships at the TimeLine Media proofing site. Thanks to everyone that visited the site, and shared the link to the photos! We are grateful for the support and all the nice messages from the dancers. Congratulations to everyone that qualified for Nationals, and for those that were crowned Champions at this event!
Not only is the Bethesda North Marriott a beautiful ballroom, it is a wonderful space in general to hold an event. The large space provided plenty of room for our lighting. At the same time, the warm colored walls helps the colors pop. Also, the organizers added the stadium lighting in the corners highlighting the action on the floor.
As much as I enjoy collaborations on photography projects, I was secretly pleased to photograph this entire event. By concentrating on only the couples that wanted photos of their dancing, I had a better chance of getting all their nice lines on the dance floor. Another benefit is how the final images look. Moreover, the editing was much faster. Owing to being next to the floor all weekend, I got into a ‘rhythm’ of working. With this in mind, I did not have to do as much with the photos after the event. From the feedback I received from customers, it seems they appreciated it too!
This was our first ballroom dance event of 2017 – the USA Dance Mid-Atlantic Championships. Again, Jack Reinhold asked if we would be the official photographer again this year. We photographed over all three days of the competition. All the photos we made have been edited and sorted by numbers worn by leaders here:
In the same fashion as last year, we took pre-orders for photography coverage this year. Not only does this help to ensure we are getting photos for people that really want them, but it has other benefits. In the first place, I can be more creative with the images. Since I am concentrating on only a few couples at a time, I produce different kinds of images. Secondly, I don’t miss any important dances since I focus in only on those heats with customers dancing.
In general, these dancers came prepared for this competition. Since this was a qualifying event for the USA Dance Nationals, the participants were ready with that competition only a few months away. Thanks to the staff of USA Dance Mid-Eastern Chapter who worked very hard all weekend. With all the moving parts with this event, they pulled off a great event!
Today the photos of the 2016 USA Dance expiring at the TimeLine Media proofing site! Previously, I posted about the new method we had for identifying subjects. Indeed, we had some great feedback on getting more keepers for the dancers that wanted them.
Obviously you want to dance well at any competition. However, this was also a National Qualifying Event. When you dance well here, you may earn qualification for the USA Dance National Championships. Thus, the dance floor was full for most of the weekend. As a result, it was a combination of fun dancing, and serious competition from the dancers.