Today is the last day to get the 20% off early-bird sale for ballroom dance photos from the 2014 USA Dance Mid-Atlantic Championships! The photos will still be available to view at the proofing website until June, but any purchases will go to the normal rates starting tomorrow. To clear up any confusion, the numbers that are at the website are not heat numbers. They are the numbers of the male dancers (leaders) that were worn during the competition. We tried to determine all the numbers as best we could, but there were a few that we could not find. These are listed as MADC-XX at the end of the collection. To see all the photos you can click the link below:
Thanks to everyone that has ordered their prints and digital files so far! I am busy putting in orders with the lab. If you placed an order last week, you should be receiving your prints very soon in the mail. If you do not want to wait to get your photos, the digital files are available for purchase. You are given a link to download your photo immediately after checkout, so you do not have to wait for me to get your images.
These are just a few of our favorite images from the weekend. There are many more that I have in the collection, but will post more on the blog in future posts. If you want to help us make some prints for an upcoming event, please visit the TimeLine Media Facebook page where we are asking for opinions on the best collages from the Arthur Murray Fall Showcase professional shows. The two posters that gets the most Likes will be printed large for display at our next event. There are some clear front runners, but is still time to vote! I will count all the Likes on Friday before sending the posters for print.
There have been lots of views of the photos from the USA Dance Mid-Atlantic Championships over the last two weeks! The web server has been busy according to the stats. We are so pleased that so many have viewed and purchased prints and downloads! It helps us to keep working to make the best ballroom dance photos. Additionally it helps us to organize them to make them easy to find for dancers.
Looking back over the photos I was taken back to the image sorting. Undoubtedly this was the hardest part of finishing this event. Of all the ballroom dance events that we cover, the Mid-Atlantic Championships is the hardest to finish. There is such a varied number of categories, and level of dancers, and the heats are very full over the two days. The challenge is to identify so many dancers by their numbers using a combination of photos catching the numbers on the back, the program, and the results pages online. It was a good 4-day job just to complete that! It was a good thing that our lighting setup was very good for the room, so I did not have as much photo editing to do with each one.
Early Bird Sale Ending
As an important reminder, the early-bird sale of 20% off all sales from the event will be ending this upcoming Monday, March 10, 2014. There is no coupon code needed – the discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Thanks again to all of you that have already taken advantage of the sale. I have been busy putting in all the orders and have enjoyed seeing you share your digital downloads on Facebook, Twitter, and other places online! Here is the link to the photos where the sale is ending:
It is always nice to see your work published in places other than your blog! The latest issue of Sheer Dance Magazine has some photos from the USA Dance Mid-Atlantic Championships. There were dancers from their local area that competed. With this in mind they requested that some of my photos be used to accompany their story. I am adding this to the collection!
Magazine Photo Prints
Thanks to the publishers that run this magazine. They were up front with their request. Photographers are very nervous about having their work stolen online, but sharing work is the best way to get your name out there. If you are a publication that is looking for good images, please do not steal work from photographers or other artists that work just as hard to produce the work in the first place. It can be mutually beneficial to reach out and discuss what both are looking for in exchange for usage.
I have found that being open to opportunities to share work has really opened a lot of other avenues for me. It shows that I have a good collection of images spanning a length of time, and it gives confidence that I can go and create more strong images in the future for prospective clients. Having additional reach through publications is really an important marketing piece for photographers, and I encourage others to do the same. Share your work with as many as you can! You never know who may read an issue, and remember the impact that you images create.