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Stage Light # 75

Online Galleries Here: Cary Ballet Company 2019 “Spring Works”

Waiting

Cary Ballet Company

Spring Works – Space & Tech

13 March 2019 – Cary Arts Center

I Saw It In Paris

An exhibit of Anders Zorn’s portraits stopped me cold at the Petit Palias in Paris, 2017

The limited pallete of his portrait of Rosita Mauri ….

I was trying to set rim lights and this was an exposure mistake, turned right

Dancer Sydney Upchurch – Cary Ballet Conservatory – 24 August 2021

Studio Light #11

Dancer Sydney Upchurch

Cary Ballet Conservatory 24 August 2021

Studio Light #10

Dancer Sydney Upchurch

Cary Ballet Conservatory 24 August 2021

Studio Light #9

Dancer Sydney Upchurch

Cary Ballet Conservatory 24 August 2021

Studio Light #8

Dancer Sydney Upchurch

Cary Ballet Conservatory 24 August 2021

Fall / Winter 2021 Photography Classes – Town of Clayton

Basic Photography: Understanding Exposure – 5 Classes, Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct 12 and 19

  • Move from “Auto” and take control for better pictures
  • Use any camera with controls for shutter speed, aperture and ISO
  • Get the “essentials”, a one page guide for your camera

Clayton Community Center – Details Here: 2021 Fall Winter Program Guide

 

Studio Light #7

Dancer Eliza Harris – Costume Caroline Fagan

Photograph for Caroline Fagan at Cary Ballet Conservatory 15 August 2021

The Beginning

This image has been in my head and heart since I made it.

Dancer Sara Roe
11 December 2010 – Cary Ballet Conservatory

For A Dancer

Dancer Julia Walden – Costume Caroline Fagan

Photograph for Caroline Fagan at Cary Ballet Conservatory 15 August 2021

Studio Availability – 17 to 23 August

It’s what I do. Head Shots, Portraits, Dance Portfolios.

e-Mail brooke@brookemeyer.com or text/call 919 238-9654

2021 Prix Challenge Showcase Photographs

Galleries here: 2021 Prix Challenge Showcase – Cary Ballet Conservatory 7 August 2021

2021 Summer Showcase Photographs

I know how he feels, should’ve had these done sooner – Galleries here: 2021 Summer Intensive Showcase

Cary Ballet Conservatory – 31 July 2021

When You Know

This image has been in my head since I made it.

Which was right after Gavriel Lipkind cautioned me to be careful near his cello.

He was right. My home equity line would have been woefully inadequate to pay for it’s replacement.

If you are born an artist, you are born an artist. Not so easy. But undeniable. And it nourishes, beyond food.

Nora Romanoff- Schwarzberg and Student

Side By Side, Cross Currents Chamber Music Festival

Cary Arts Center, North Carolina 7 August 2012

“U.S.”

Friday, 29 Sept 2017 – My ancient laptop, attached to the Internet with Google Voice forwarded to the land line in our Paris vacation apartment rang: “Can you shoot a a promo for 3D Jazz on Sunday? Okay, we’re flying back tomorrow, Saturday, so sure.”

Sunday, 1 Oct. 2017 – This is what Americans look like. The boys will figure it out. Eventually.

“Hush Up and Dance” – 3D Project Dance Company, Fall 2017

“Light As Air and Quick As Lightning”

Letter from Abigail Adams to her sister, Mary Smith Cranch. Paris, 20 February, 1785

“The first dance which I saw upon the Stage shoked me, the Dress’es and Beauty of the performers was enchanting, but no sooner did the Dance commence, than I felt my delicacy wounded, and I was ashamed to bee seen to look at them. Girls cloathd in the thinest Silk: and Gauze, with their peticoats short Springing two foot from the floor poising themselves in the air, with their feet flying, and as perfectly shewing their Garters and draws, as tho no peticoat had been worn, was a sight altogether new to me.”

Their motions are as light as air and as quick as lightning. They balance themselves to astonishment. No description can equal the reality.”

“Shall I speak a Truth and say that repeatedly seeing these Dances has worn of that disgust which I first felt, and that I see them now with pleasure. … The art of dancing is carried to the highest degree of perfection that it is capable of; at the opera.”

Lighting Stand In

Setup for Dancer Photographs – Cary Ballet Conservatory Studio Recital 4 June 2021

I’d metered my lights but still needed a Stand In for a test shot.

Ended up with a Sit In but she worked with me!

Studio Dog aka “Lucy”

Dancer Headshot

I mentioned Grace Kelly and of course, she didn’t know who that was. Her Mom just smiled.

Julia Walden at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021

Elegant Allegro

Julia Walden at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021

Juneteenth Plus 1

Willie Hinton at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021

Juneteenth Eve

Willie Hinton at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021

Low Key

Stage Light in Studio

Willie Hinton at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021

High Key

He put up with me test driving home brew, hot rod lights for three hours

Willie Hinton at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021

2021 Showcase Studio Photographs

Yep, they’re on line, T-Ball to Triple A

Galleries here: 2021 Showcase Studio Photographs

Cary Ballet Conservatory Studio Recital – 5 June 2021

Backlit II

Another photographer mistake as I ignored the limits of my lights

My bet is, she’ll forgive me

Cary Ballet Conservatory – 5 June 2021

Tough Customer

Bookings since late May (hallelujah!) have delayed the edit of these Studio Recital photographs until today.

Aiming to finish and post by late Saturday. This was the first of a long and unusual day. Which I loved.

I’m anxious to see them too and sure I better deliver – or else!

Pre-Ballet 4-6 Year Old

Cary Ballet Conservatory Studio Recital – 5 June 2021

Backlit

Sometimes, a photographer sets his main light to full power.

And knows it will take 1.7 seconds to recycle

But he gets in the moment and fires in .5 seconds. And pretends he planned it.

Cary Ballet Conservatory – 5 June 2021

Danseur

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Felipe Valentini

Professional Training Program at Cary Ballet Conservatory – 5 June 2021

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