No success in finding one so I created one similar to this as a gift to the Artistic Director and Dance Studio Owner. I am pleased with how it turned out. I hope you like it too.
Size : 24x36 in order to fit poster frames.
Number of openings/images in the storyboard collage: 48. Each image has a small black border. White background. Classic, clean, and yet modern design. Storyboard collage background color can be customized.
Title: I used 4 of the openings for the title. The actual dance studio logo was incorporated into the design (not pictured). The performance title and date were included. Location, names, and other items could be added for further customization.
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS
All images were shot on location in the dance studio by Jane Cato. Posing by the Artistic Director. Tampa Bay area, Florida, United States. Forty-four different dance groups were photographed along with at least three individual images for each dancer over a period of 2 days. The best poses were chosen for the collage, and each group dance was represented. Solos, duos, and sibling images were not included in the collage.
The dancers were very cooperative, the Artistic Director worked hard to develop the poses, and the assistant teachers were helpful and energetic. As you can imagine, it takes a tremendous amount of work and dedication from a great number of people to produce this!
Note: the image above is sized for web (low) resolution.
Thoroughly enjoyed watching this ensemble piece accompanied in song by House of the Rising Sun.
The dancer pictured in the center of this image wore her hair long and loose which added appealing textural and fluid elements to consider.
Such an indescribably important gift...Mother's Day Portraits. ♡
Photographed on location by Jane Cato at the client's home in Tampa, Florida, USA.
Looking for ideas on how to pose groups of dancers?
TCP = think cozy pyramids. ♡
I had the honor of photographing some lovely dancers. These particular groupings are for Jazz & Hip Hop routines.
Group of four Jazz dancers:
Group of six Hip Hop dancers:
Group of twelve Jazz dancers:
Aren't they cute? And all are amateur student dancers in various stages of learning the art and craft of dance.
Photographed by Jane Cato on location at dance studio in the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida area for dance recital portraits.
This adorable young acrobatic dancer performed an unforgettable dance routine using this wheel and other props. And to top it off, her personality sealed the deal!
Idea conceived by Choreographer Susan Hartley.
Hair and make-up by the dancer's mom.
Photographed by Jane Cato on location at dance studio in the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida, USA area.
Endings are beginnings dressed in different clothes.
Black & white tutu and dance costume by Costume Gallery.
Hair styling by the dancer's mother. ♡
On location shoot at dance studio in St. Petersburg, Florida.
I call this "The Kelly Pose." There is something about this image that keeps drawing me in. It's definitely not the typical dance studio portrait. ♡
Costume by Costume Gallery.
Once again, I was working on client orders for holiday deadlines and decided we would need to send a 'Happy 2012' card instead of a 'Merry Christmas' one.
There is a story behind this card (there always is, isn't there?!)...which I may tell someday...but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the front side of this year's holiday card. ♡
One of the most searched for images on my blog...
And, yes, I agree, she is LOVELY. ♡
Young ballet pointe dancer photographed on location at dance studio near Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida, USA by Jane Cato. Dance pose conceived by Jane Cato. #Yellow #pointe #dance shoes upcycled and created by the dancer under direction of the Artistic Director.
I had a blast photographing these wonderful dancers...and even more fun watching them perform!
Dance recital portraits filmed on location at the dance studio near Tampa Bay, Florida, USA by Photographer Jane Cato.
Costumes: Ferreira Dance Costumes
This dancer...oohs & ahhs me! Watching her settle into this pose was something I'll never forget. It took my breath away! ♡
Acrobatic contortion dance pose called a standing back split conceived by the Artistic Director. Photographed on location at dance studio near Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida by Jane Cato. Photographic texture filter applied during post-production in Photoshop. #standingbacksplit
I love watching dancers develop their skills. This client is new to me this year, and she is absolutely lovely! Love this jazz dance pose for her portrait. She did a great job at recital!
3-piece Costume (jacket, leo, & hat): Revolution Dancewear
Jazz Pedini Shoes: Capezio
Photographer: Jane Cato
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Working on my Pointe Project and cannot get enough of these painted yellow pointe shoes, and the black and white contemporary tutu! Such a lovely dancer.
Dancer photographed on location at dance studio in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area, Florida, USA by Jane Cato. Black and white tulle photographic props purchased from JoAnn's Fabrics craft store.
Tutus and pointe ballet shoes...just can't get enough of them!
Tutu is by Revolution Dancewear.
Dancer photographed on location in dance studio in the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida area USA by Jane Cato. Pointe shoe dance pose idea conceived by Jane Cato.
I love doing headshots, and I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to do a lot of them lately! One of my favorite commercial clients needed images for her website on training...♡
Corporate headshot to be used for client's website photographed in studio by Jane Cato.
I love everything about this image! The expression, the pose, the tutu, the colors, the fan, the properly tied pink pointe shoe, the feather headpiece, the sparkly earrings, the hosiery, the bows...love, Love, LOVE it!
And, this young lady did a fantastic job at the spring dance recital!
Costume by Costume Gallery (with some tweaking by the Artistic Director.) Dancer photographed on location for dance recital portrait day near Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida, USA by Jane Cato.