Toes pointed. Tummy engaged. Back straight. Shoulders relaxed. Bottom tucked. Long neck…And this is why dancing is a fine art form.
The list of details to remember in ballet can go on and on, but it’s the way these details come together that really makes the magic happen. No matter what you’re doing, attention to detail must not be ignored. In photography, elements like texture, angle, depth of field, lighting, and pattern all join in to capture the perfect shot. Let’s take this image, for example. If you want to emphasize the shape of the ballerina’s feet, you might take an angle that shows the arch of her foot by the straight line of the stage floor. That way, you can wow your audience just as much as The NJ Ballet.
It’s all about what you’re trying to say…
So, stay On Pointe!