dancer posing with head in hands, dance photos
dancer posing with head in hands, dance photos


Dance Photos To Advance Your Career

Whether you’re working for a professional company, leading your own, or continuing your dance career through a training program, we know that you live, breathe, and sleep your craft. Wherever you are in your career, the goal of dance photos is to highlight your skills so your portfolios can capture your unique artistry and move you forward.

Professional Dancers

Our professional clients are experts in their craft and are dedicated to their field despite dance’s rigorous physical and time demands. We know that due to hours spent training and creating each day, it can be hard to find time to take new dance photos. 530 Dance Photography works with your schedule, career goals, and specialization to produce stills that showcase your abilities and voice. From classical to contemporary movement styles, we take a collaborative approach that translates your raw skill to stills.

female dancer en pointe
What To Expect

When you book a session with 530, we reserve the entire day and studio for you. During this time, our photographer and movement director will coach you through the poses that meet your goals. With access to our on-site wardrobe and professional-grade equipment, we ensure you have everything you need to make magic happen. After your session, you’ll receive a Proof gallery of your dance photos so you can select which images will take your career to new heights. Once your images are selected, final editing will turn each into a masterpiece.

Dancer Safety Is Our Top Priority

Dance is more than your career; it’s your life. We will never sacrifice safety for your dance photos. We do this first and foremost by maintaining communication during the entire process—understanding your abilities, limitations, and goals. Additionally, our sprung dance floor was specially designed to absorb the impact of your movements and allow you to perform safely at your highest ability. And, because we reserve an entire day, we encourage as many breaks for stretches and refueling as you need.

A Lesson in Unlearning

As a master of this art, you’ve been trained to precisely execute certain angles and poses that are technically accurate to the eye. Dancing for the camera is different from the studio or stage. Playing to the audience of this 2D image means technical things shift, and the correct can look incorrect (and vice versa). Certain adjustments we ask you to make might feel awkward or unnatural at first, but when you see the results, the improvement is easily noticeable. It’s often this fine-tuning that helps us achieve what is not only usable but what is the peak of your ability as a dancer. Because we work with two art forms—dance and photography—we have to create a partnership between them in order to create together.

female dancer en pointe

Dance Photos to Capture Your Essence

It’s difficult to translate the emotive power of dance into a still shot. But it’s this intersection of motion and still photography that our studio translates for your audiences to see. We work with our clients to create dance photos that showcase their raw talent, experience, and the powerful art they create with their bodies.