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Ballet News Reviews | Picture Perfect Lighting

April 11, 2016

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bride and groom stroll among the blossoms

Ballet News Reviews | Picture Perfect Lighting by Roberto Valenzuela Picture Perfect Lighting is the final corner in the triangle of books in this series, which includes Picture Perfect Practice and Picture Perfect Posing. With a new publisher, Roberto Valenzeula has produced a photography book with an innovative design element – a fold out cover […]

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How To Successfully Feng Shui Your Wedding Day

February 3, 2016

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wedding flowers in lots of colours

How To Successfully Feng Shui Your Wedding Day Feng Shui noun Thousands of years old, Feng Shui is a Chinese system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy (chi). Working with these principles can benefit you in your life, health, career and relationships. Is there a […]

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Ballet News Reviews | What Lies Beneath by Rick Guest

January 10, 2016

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What Lies Beneath

Ballet News Reviews | What Lies Beneath by Rick Guest With a foreword by Tamara Rojo, What Lies Beneath is a large photography book with dancers as its subject, by international photographer Rick Guest that aims to go beyond the immediately obvious. Guest explains, “I became obsessed with the grace and poise of these creatures […]

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Wonderland

January 6, 2016

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Wonderland Book by Kirsty Mitchell Photography

The Wonderland Book by Kirsty Mitchell A caravan of rose coloured puddles. That’s Wonderland. Technically speaking, Wonderland is a cloth covered hardback with an embossed cover and foil stamping, weighing in at over 4kg, 360 x 270mm, 480 pages, 74 photographs, 8 gatefold spreads, and six and a half years in the making. Wonderland has been an epic […]

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I Do

December 2, 2015

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an engagement ring sparkling

I Do So, you’ve said yes. Yippee!! Now, two things are going to happen. First, every man and his dog will congratulate you and second, when the glitter has settled you’re going to be overwhelmed by all the decisions ahead. Don’t be! Help is at hand One of the first things you might like to […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet

October 22, 2015

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in rehearsal with Carlos Acosta

Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet Photo books are notoriously tricky to get just right. Expensive to produce, getting a commercially viable price point is a difficult balancing act between cost and quality. The incomparable Kirsty Mitchell has been brave enough to forego several offers from publishers for her Wonderland book that […]

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Printing Your Photographs

September 19, 2015

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flowers, wedding flowers, bride, bouquet

Print What You Want To Preserve It turns out that in 50 years the most photographed generation is history will have no pictures. What price lost memories ? I took the photograph above at a client’s wedding this summer. So far so normal. Then what I decided I wanted to do was to experiment with […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Roberto Bolle Voyage into Beauty

August 11, 2015

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Ballet News Reviews | Roberto Bolle Voyage into Beauty This Voyage into Beauty really is a journey worth taking. Not just a coffee table book of photographs (and what photographs!) but the writing, too, is a thing a beauty. Sparce, but beautifully written. What is beauty ? The Pythagorean’s proportion and harmony ? The Augustine […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Understanding Exposure

July 22, 2015

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Ballet News Reviews | Understanding Exposure There exists a triptych of photography books that are game-changers. They are best sellers, and so I can’t be alone in finding them revelatory. I’ll review the others in due course but for now I want to concentrate on Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Exposure, which is now on to its 3rd Edition, it’s that good. Why is […]

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The Wedding Photographers Kit That Has Nothing To Do With Gear

July 15, 2015

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weddings, rings, diamonds, photography, sparkle

The Wedding Photographers Kit That Has Nothing To Do With Gear Some of you know that since last year I’ve followed a fork in the road that has led me towards wedding photography. It’s such an interesting journey and there are, and have been, endless surprises! For example, as a fully fledged wedding photographer I know that I […]

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How To Have An Unplugged Wedding

April 14, 2015

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How To Have An Unplugged Wedding Your first question might be why should you have an unplugged wedding ? What’s wrong with your guests taking their own snaps if they want to ? Hasn’t everyone done that ? I think that if you’ve invested in a professional photographer whose sole aim is to capture those spontaneous moments of your […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Creative Wedding Photography

March 22, 2015

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Ballet News Reviews | Creative Wedding Photography by Susan Stripling Regular readers will know that I reviewed my first Creative Live course, 30 Days of Wedding Photography, taught by wedding photographer Susan Stripling. Stripling is first and foremost a photographer, shooting around 50 weddings a year in the US and with over 10 years in […]

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Ballet News | Bridal Shoes with Freya Rose & Professor Bear

March 6, 2015

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Ballet News | Bridal Shoes with Freya Rose Shoes. Unless you’re having a barefoot beach wedding, one of your pre-wedding decisions is likely to be what shoes to wear, and there’s a lot of choice. You don’t have to go for a style from a ‘bridal’ range. It’s trendy to pick citrus shades for bridesmaids, and there’s nothing […]

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Ballet & Dance Photography by Richard Calmes

March 3, 2015

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Ballet & Dance Photography by Richard Calmes Today I’d like to highlight the work of ballet and dance photographer Richard Calmes. Calmes’ work has featured on Ballet News regularly, and his image of a pregnant dancer on pointe remains the most popular image ever published on the Ballet News facebook page. As a photographer, his […]

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Lovestruck ?

February 15, 2015

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Lovestruck? So, did Cupid strike on Valentine’s Day ? Did you say “Yes!” ? Are you in receipt of a large, glittery diamond or similar jewels ? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above then you’ll soon be deep in wedding plans. After the ceremony venue and reception have been booked, most likely […]

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Win Your Wedding Day Photography

January 2, 2015

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Win Your Wedding Day Photography For Free Do you want memorable photos of your wedding day in all its glory but your budget is already maxed out ? I’m offering one couple getting married in 2015 the opportunity to have their wedding day photography completely taken care of. I don’t mind if you’re getting married on […]

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It’s All About The Ballet Details

January 2, 2015

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

It’s All About The Ballet Details Attention to detail is the thing that raises your work beyond an ordinary level, in any field. Here on Ballet News I’m constantly striving to create unique, creative and – sometimes – edgy work. Specific tools are needed for some of this work and this campaign is all about raising […]

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A Year On Pointe

December 31, 2014

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A Year On Pointe During 2014, across Ballet News’ media streams, photographs of pointe shoes taken in various locations throughout the year have been published, and they’ve proved so popular ! This is your chance to see them all together, here on the Ballet News website. If you’d like to follow Ballet News via other […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular

October 22, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. Its glossy production is perfect for the lavish photography as you begin […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan

September 30, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan Photographs by Andrej Uspenski What makes you return to a photography book ? Reviewing countless such books, I find myself asking this question often, and only this time, reviewing this book, have I found an answer. Some photography books are coffee table tomes to be displayed […]

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