Madison Ballet's Dracula and Exposed

October 22, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I'm finally caught up on posting photos from a few performances I shot last spring. The first was Madison Ballet's Dracula, which is returning this weekend to the Overture Center for a second run: Check out a few of the other highlights in my ballet productions gallery. The second was Madison Ballet's Exposed, which included new works by artist...
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In the Background

March 31, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
As I'm editing through my Dracula photos, I'm finding that I need (okay, want) to do a lot of cleanup to remove "junk" in the backgrounds of the images - particularly those from tech rehearsal, when the sets weren't complete and there were assorted ladders and bins and things hanging out at the back of the stage. The image above, for example, orig...
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Dracula (teaser)

March 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
A few weeks ago, I talked my way into photographing Madison Ballet 's performance of Dracula. This was a really fun production, with a rock score written by local composer Michael Massey, steampunk-inspired costumes and sets, and some really great (and very intense) dancing. I'm still working my way through my photos from dress rehearsal, but I...
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Student Showcase

January 29, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I recently had the opportunity to photograph my local ballet school's student showcase/repertoire performance. The advanced students are beautiful dancers, and it was wonderful to get to attend the tech & dress rehearsals and see them at their finest on stage. I did have some problems with my camera not focusing properly or not metering properly u...
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From the ballet archives...

January 08, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I've embarked on a quest to scan many of my old negatives from high school photography classes. I tackled the first batch of more than 200 photos this weekend, starting with a series of photographs that I took documenting the rehearsal process for my ballet school's production of Coppelia in 2004. Digitizing these images has turned into a bit of...
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