Irish Dance Photography

Article featured in Diddlyi Magazine.

I’m building a large Irish Dance Photography Portfolio. It started with a New Years resolution to take and post three good photos every day in 2010. After succeeding to take all the photos I set out to take each day and looking through all of them, I found that 70% of them turned out to be photos of Irish Dancers.

It’s become a habit now to take photos of others dancing in between the times that I’m dancing. I’ve found taking photos of Irish dancers in action is something I really love to do. Because I’m an Irish dancer myself, I can easily anticipate jumps and leaps and have become quite skilled at capturing dramatic and graceful moments.

So I’ve started a new project. I plan to travel to certified Irish dance schools and take individual and school photos of Irish dancers in action. It will be a wonderful adventure and many dancers will get a chance to see some great photos of themselves dancing!

If you or your school is interested in some great action photos of your Irish dancers, let me know!

Article written by Shelly Allen
Photo by Shelly Allen Photography

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