Dress Rehearsal vs. Posed Publicity Shots

By the time sets and costumes are ready, it’s a little late to get promotional photos for community theater productions. The nice thing about coming in a few weeks early to shoot posed publicity shots: I can manage lights and composition, and the PR people can get stories out in a timely manner. But when I come back to shoot during the final dress rehearsal, I can capture living moments in context, and they tell a better story.

Weeks before the show, costumes and sets are not ready, so I have to move in close.

At the final dress rehearsal, I can catch moments impossible to replicate in a posed photo.

The downside of shooting at dress rehearsal is that I get what I can catch, not what I'd like. I would have liked a few more takes of this moment.

Edit: forgot to inclue a link.

Leave a comment

Filed under Dance and Theater

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s