Dance Photography Masterclass with SIGMA Ambassador Heather Larkin

Learn what to look for in a good dance photo, what lenses to use, when and how to pose dancers, and much more in this deep dive with SIGMA Ambassador Heather Larkin.

SIGMA loaner lenses will be available!

“Picking the Right Lens for Dancers”

Come learn from SIGMA lenses and Heather Larkin! What lens should you pick when you’re photographing dancers? That depends on what you want to show! Are you in an urban location where you want to include the buildings? Are you in a garden where you want to blur as much as possible? What lens will show off a dancer’s athleticism as much as possible? See how lens choice and aperture change the depth of field and tell different stories as well as allow for different locations when doing dance portraits. Then learn about what makes a good dance photo vs a terrible one!

This class will be an amazing add-on to the Dance Deep Dive Masterclass! Sign up here.

Dance Deep Dive

Don’t know where to begin to photograph dancers? Jump right in for this day-long studio and location in-depth learning experience with SIGMA lenses and Heather Larkin. In this deep dive masterclass, you’ll learn what to look for in a good dance photo, and a few dance vocabulary terms so you can ask your ballet models to do what you’re envisioning.

You’ll have the opportunity to test SIGMA loaner gear while you watch Heather as she poses the dancer for the best portraits in-studio, then you’ll take photos as well! After a short break, you’ll come back and shoot on location outdoors!

Walk with Heather and your ballerina models through Melrose as you learn how to account for changing light and unique conditions while still putting the morning learning into practice, all with expert help along the way to ensure you get killer images when you’re done.

*Please be advised that while we strive to ensure easy access for all, due to the naturally varied topography or downtown areas, portions of any location walk may be inaccessible to those with mobility concerns.

To sign up for Friday’s class, register here.

To sign up for Saturday’s class, register here.

To sign up for Sunday’s class, register here.

About SIGMA Ambassador Heather Larkin

Heather Larkin is a SIGMA America Ambassador and portrait photographer located in Athens near Atlanta, Georgia. Heather has been shooting professionally since 2003. She is internationally known for creating colorful, authentic images for clients around the world. Her business, Fairyography, has been featured on The Today Show, SIGMA America, Professional Photographer Magazine, Canon Cameras, Clickin Moms, Scary Mommy, Online Athens, Southern Distinction Magazine, and more.

Heather’s Website:
Facebook: Fairyography
Instagram: @fairyography

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Oct 19 - 22 2023


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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