Workshops Saturday, 6 June 2020 – Sunday, 7 June 2020

Dance Photography Masterclass

Develop your photographic skills working with live dancers

  • Saturday, 6 – Sunday, 7 June 2020

  • Digital Studio SC, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £220.00 - £250.00

Dance Photography Masterclass photo

Take your photography skills to the next level with this unique opportunity to work with dancers. Taking inspiration from your live subjects and a visit to 'On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100' display, establish your own dance photography practice.

Day one will be spent with photographer Simon Tomkinson in the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre at the centre of the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. Here you’ll learn how to work with and capture movements of performers, live tasks will be interspersed by talks on ‘capturing movement’ and ‘working with dancers’.

During the second day, Simon will introduce digital workflow tools and basic retouching to enhance your images. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have created impressive portfolio images and will be equipped with a foundation of knowledge to photograph dancers with confidence.

Image credit: Photographer Simon Tomkinson. The Royal Ballet. Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares. Gloria by Kenneth MacMillan.

This is an intermediate workshop. Participants will need to bring along their own digital camera with manual controls (ideally a DSLR).

Simon Tomkinson is a photographer of people, movement and dance, and has worked with The Bolshoi Theatre and Royal Ballet. His photographs have been featured in the Guardian and Financial Times.

Find out more about Simon’s work at simontomkinson.com and on Instagram @simon.tomkinson

Background image: Photographer Simon Tomkinson. The Royal Ballet. Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares. Gloria by Kenneth MacMillan. By kind permission of The Royal Ballet.