A Photographer's Lightbox

Cary Ballet Conservatory Annual Recital

Hallelujah – He Got It Done!

Galleries Online Here: The Sleeping Beauty

Cary Ballet Tech & Dress Rehearsal of “The Sleeping Beauty”

Stewart Theater, North Carolina State University, Raleigh – 3 June 2022


Expectations Met

Galleries Online Here: The Sleeping Beauty


Misset Expectations

You said the Recital Photographs would be ready last Saturday!

My estimate as wildly off for reasons that would bore to tears everyone reading this. Turns out, you think you know what you’re doing. Then, exogenous variables and your own dissatisfaction make something better. And it takes some time. Thursday, AM


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


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”


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


Why I Know Everything Will Be Okay

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Pre-Ballet 4-6 Year Old

Cary Ballet Conservatory Studio Recital – 5 June 2021


Past Perfect III: Rehearsals Are Tough!

Rehearsal for Cary Ballet Conservatory’s “Rhythms of The Rain Forest”

Chapel Hill High School – May 2012


Past Perfect

Rehearsal for Cary Ballet Conservatory’s “Anastasia”

Chapel Hill High School – June 2011