As a dance and gymnast photographer in Athens Ga, my job is to show the athleticism and strength of a dancer, while still showing the grace and beauty of the pose. Two sides combining in one moment in time. I like the area of downtown Athens GA for doing this. The city's antique brick buildings and history highlight the ballet pose and pointe grace in a way that isn't the same as a standing pose in a studio setting. With all of downtown and the UGA campus in one area, there are so many places for really interesting unique dance photography in Athens.
In this picture, I this was the last image on the top of the UGA North Parking Deck, and I wanted to both highlight her on pointe shoes as well as the deep blue sky with the sun setting in the background. I positioned her so that the flood lights would come straight down, then had her cambre' away from it so that the light would cover her but also make a nice shadow on the ground under her feet.
This dancer is Ansleigh Williams, who has owned her own dance school Pointe of Grace Dance in Athens since she was just 15 years old. She's just 19 now! She's a wonderful instructor, with special relationship with the girls she teaches in her classes. See her at https://www.pointeofgracedance.com/
Location: North Campus Parking Deck in Athens GA.