3 Part workshop to learn how to capture the Beauty and Balance of Dance Photography


This 3-Part class is a guide for photographers of any level on how to take the first steps (or leap) into studio dance photography. Whether you have worked with dancers before or are just starting out, this course will give you a strong foundation on capturing the Beauty and Balance of Dance Photography. Participants will learn about studio photography lighting equipment, fundamental camera settings and tethered shooting techniques, and the basics dance posing that will make your images stand out!

Part 1: Online Lecture

Join Mike's Camera and Candidly created as they teach you the fundamental camera settings to use and lighting techniques to capture the details of dance photography. They will share how to pose and direct your subject to capture both static and movement in your images.

  • Part 1 will be presented lecture style with a power point presentation as well as supplemental pre-recorded content
  • There will be multiple Q&A opportunities
  • This session will be about 1.5 hours.

Part 2: In-Person Workshop

This is a hands-on class where photographers can apply the concepts learned in Part One at the Candidly Created Studios, and work with professional ballet dancers to create portfolio worthy images. This course begins with a showcase of the equipment used by the Candidly Created team for dance photography, including information on lighting modifiers, strobes, triggers, backgrounds, and other essentials used to achieve certain looks. Photographers will expand their understanding of studio photography and learn posing concepts for capturing three-dimensional dance positions faithfully in their work.

In this class we will learn:

  • This class will be held at the Candidly Created Studio in the Santa Fe Arts District
  • It will be a 3 hour in-person session
  • The course will be led by Lead Photographer Francisco Estevez and assisted by other Candidly Created team members.
  • There will be two lighting set up demos that will be used for photographers to capture images later in the session.
  • A professional dance model will be available for each lighting set up.
  • Snacks and coffee will be provided.
  • There will be multiple Q&A opportunities.

Part 3: Online Photo Critiques

Meet online with members of the Candidly Created team to take the next steps in your studio dance photography journey. Each attendee from Part 2 will have the opportunity to share their favorite image and receive critique and guidance.

Full 3-Part Workshop Tuition: $349 (plus Eventbrite processing fee)

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the registration fees!

(This class will be recorded and available to attendees for up to 7 days)

Due to the hands on nature of this workshop it is limited to 15 attendees


Not Able to attend all three parts but would like to join for Part 1 Only?

Part 1 Tuition ONLY!: $79 (plus Eventbrite processing fee)

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the registration fees!

This class will be recorded and available to attendees for up to 7 days

About Candidly Created:

Candidly Created is a team of former professional dancers turned photographers and film makers with over a decade of experience in the field of dance media creation. Candidly Created has established itself as a resource in the Colorado dance community and beyond, with services ranging from audition material preparation for dance students, to creative projects for individuals and commercial clients. Past clients have included Colorado Ballet, Boulder Ballet, Vail International Dance Festival, Denver Ballet Guild, Lululemon, Active Royale Dancewear, Barretto Dancewear, and more. Education is one of the key pillars of Candidly Created’s mission, and in 2023, Lead Photographer Francisco Estevez was invited to share his expertise at the Pas de Deux Photo conference, the largest dance photography convention in the United States. The team at Candidly Created is thrilled to share their knowledge with the Mike’s Camera community in their brand-new workshop series. Learn more about Candidly Created

Part 1: Live Online Lecture Wednesday, May 15, 2024

6:30pm - 8:30pm Mountain Time

Part 2: In-Person photography experience Saturday, May 18 , 2024

Candidly Created Studios: 910 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204

10:00am - 1:00pm Mountain Time

Part 3: Live Online Critique and Gallery Show Tuesday, May 21, 2024

6:30pm - 8:30pm Mountain Time


Cancellation Policy:
> 2 weeks prior:  Fully refundable.

< 2 weeks prior: 1/2 of Tuition refundable as credit.

< 1 week prior: No credit or refund.

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