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Welcome to the New Boutique Volume

Welcome to Boutique Volume!

Seriously though… what is Boutique Volume? I started using this phrase several years ago as a way to describe the relationship between a volume dance studio shoot and the time and effort that was required to photograph them properly to increase sales. Boutique Volume Photography combines the best of a volume set up and workflow with the artistic sports expertise and attention to detail that customers expect when dealing…

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Capturing the Motion of a Spin

Intuitively, one would have a dancer do some turns or spins in order to capture them as photos … perhaps taking many images in quick succession, or by using burst mode. Below I show a video of a dancer executing several ‘fouette’ turns followed by a double ‘pirouette.’ You would think you could capture a great photo of her turning, but that’s not always the case. It’s very difficult…

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The 30 Second High Key Edit

30 Second Edit Before and After

Lighting a large white backdrop can be really tricky. Almost as tricky as keeping a large white floor clean when you’re shooting dance or gymnastics all day long. In fact, almost impossible. Let’s face it, these images often need a bit of editing or clean up to look great. But who wants to spend hours behind the computer editing possibly thousands of dance pics? Not me! Have a look…

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