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Taking Photographs that Showcase Dancer Talents

Learn the Fundamentals of Dance Photography: How to Collaborate with Dancers to Showcase Their Talents.

20240313 Amy Drake Event
PPSCV Educational Presentation
Hosted by San Jose Camera and Video

1600 S. Winchester Blvd. Campbell, CA

5:00 PM  Browse and shop at San Jose Camera

6:00 PM  Connect with other photographers
     Join us for free pizza and snacks

6:15 PM  Discussion: Topic to be announced soon

7:00 PM  Featured presentation

8:30-8:45 PM Q&A

Presented by Amy Drake, an award winning portrait photographer and active member of Pas de Deux, an international dance photography organization competition

Attendees will learn:

  • The images that dancers need and want

  • Understanding dancer psychology and personality types

  • Session flow of a dance session

  • Keeping dancers safe

  • How to avoid common mistakes when photographing dancers

  • Learn how to shoot the different dance genres

  • Capturing movement

  • Products that sell

About Amy Drake

Amy has been a portrait photographer for over 20 years.  She started specializing in capturing dancers’ movement ten years ago.  She studied for two years alongside Rachel Neville, a renowned dance photographer in New York City. 

Since then, Amy has photographed hundreds of dancers and she will photograph anyone that has a love of dance regardless of their age, body type, or skill level.  Amy loves working with the dancer and crafting lighting to best showcase their love of dance. 

She is an award winning and active member of Pas de Deux, an international dance photography organization competition.



Amy Drake Bio

Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
San Jose Camera and Video
1600 Winchester Blvd.
Campbell, CA  95008-0503

(408) 374-1880
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Roberto Gonzalez
Tex Texin
781-789-1898 (c)
Monthly Educational Presentation and Networking
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Zoom attendees will receive the link in the confirmation mail. Please save this information to attend the event.

The guest fee may be applied to the member fee if you join PPSCV within 30 days.

PPSV and PPWC members can apply a coupon code for a 100% discount. See your organization for the discount code.

Students must present their student ID and be enrolled in a photography class or program.
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