The Art of Photographing Dancers


beautiful photo of a dancer

photographing dancers is a difficult art

Sept 26 marked the birthday of Weiferd Watts, one of the best known photographers of dancers. Watts’ style was unmistakable because he posed the dancers in ways that both captured who they were and created an artistic composition as well. Dancing is an art, and photographing art is also art. In honor of his birthday, I’m including a sample of his outstanding work for your pleasure. If you want to see more, there is a show at the SF public library which will run through January 2, 2014. More information about that show here.
There is also an informative article on his life in this blog from


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