This week I had the pleasure of photographing the staff at the Vicky-Anne Academy of Dance and Drama. The Vicky-Anne Academy is based in Burbage (above the co-op) and runs classes for children aged two and a half right up to adulthood. In fact, I too attend a class there and have done for the past 3 years. If you wish to contact the Academy here is a link to their website http://www.vickyanneacademy.co.uk/ where you can read about all the classes, times, events and contact details.
This is a group I work with quite regularly, doing such things as class photos, show photos and costume photos. I love taking the show photos as it gives me a chance to do something completely different to my usual. There is no posing of any kind and no setting up of lights and as such no need to worry about whether or not I have the light spot on. I just get to float around shooting what I can, trying to capture a special moment.
These photos were taken for Vicky-Anne's website. She'd asked for a staff photo for the top of their web page and it was my step daughter who suggested having a photo of all their feet for the bottom. It was a great idea and I love the resulting image. Sometimes 13 year old girls can surprise us with useful suggestions. Not often, but sometimes.
We also have a special project we are working on with the Academy that I hope to reveal in the next couple of weeks. But until I have samples I plan to keep it under wraps. But I look forward to sharing it with you soon.