Professional dance photographer, Lee Cherry shares some tips, techniques and his take on the difference between a good dance shot and a great dance shot…
Today we are looking at a slightly different genre of photography – dance. RETV interviewed renowned dance photographer Lee Cherry at Shoot Digital in LA. Lee has been in the industry for over 20 yrs, having started his career as a dancer himself. He explains how his career as a photographer almost happened by chance, importantly Lee says, “As every door opened, I walk through it and committed to it. Whatever I needed to learn, I made sure I was learning”. He continues, “I speak the language of dance, and so dancers trust that I am going to make sure their aesthetic is correct”.
In addition to how he started out, Lee shares some useful tips and techniques – including, counting off, shooting low and what he feels makes the difference between a good dance shot, and a great dance shot.
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