6 leading Performing arts photographers

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Roy J Baron

Roy J Baron is an award-winning photographer based in London, working throughout the UK and...

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Chris Saunders

I’m a portrait specialist with 20+ years experience, based in Sheffield. I have photographed...

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Wai Lok Cheung

Hi! My name is Wai Lok (Chinese meaning is Great Happiness). Born in Hong Kong and relocated to...

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Ashley Meerloo

London based portrait, headshot and performing arts photographer. I learnt from sports photography...

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Rob Mellor Photography

I’m an east Londoner and lifelong Leyton Orient fan, now living in Newbury, Berkshire. I shoot a...

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Joan Payà

Film stills and live event photographer with a focus on collaborating with artists in order to...

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Photographers who specialise in performing art will capture portraits, behind the scenes and on stage shots including:

  • Dance photography
  • Photography for theatre
  • Music photography
  • Advertising photography for show posters and promotional materials
  • Cast portraits
  • Rehearsal photography
  • Photography for performing arts schools
  • Musician portraits

These photographers will usually have a strong connection and interest in the performing arts and appreciate the creative efforts involved.

A common challenge producers face when promoting their shows is that promotion and marketing often needs to start before the show is ready. This means that often it’s not possible to get on stage shots and videos of the complete show. In this case, a common approach is to photograph and document the process. With good behind the scenes photography, production companies can often engage their audience in the process and build awareness and excitement towards the premier.

Performing arts photography FAQs

How do performance arts photographers set their fees?

A common approach when quoting for performance arts photography projects is to consider the time spent, any travel and production cost, post production and image use. When quoting for photoshoot, photographers will often consider the scale of the production. A small artsy production might not get the same quote as a large mainstream theatre show.

How long does a performance arts photographer need to capture enough images?

This is a very tricky question to answer as it will change depending on many elements. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

For on stage and behind the scenes photography keep in mind that the photographer is documenting what is happening, and the longer they spend with you, the more opportunities they will have to capture certain scenarios.

For performer portraits, we’ve heard of photographers getting 1-2 minutes with a key artists due to their tight schedule. But this isn’t ideal and requires significant luck. Keep in mind that the photographer will need time to set up and potentially shoot more than one setting. We recommend discussing this with your  photographer of choice, explaining any time constraints and planning the shoot together.

How far will a performing arts photographer travel for a photoshoot?

Most photographers who specialise in performing arts are ready to travel and appreciate that productions can happen anywhere in the UK. It is common to charge travel costs which could include the time spent travelling as well as ticket or fuel costs. We recommending giving info about the shoot location and asking for a quote that includes travel so that both you and your photographer are on the same page.

You can book Performing arts photoshoots by clicking on the photographers profiles above to view galleries and to contact them driectly prices, information and bookings.

How to pick the right Performing arts photographer

Looking for Performing arts photographers? Find the right photographer, who will capture Performing arts photos the way you want. Each Performing arts photoshoot has a different brief and style. That’s why we’ve built Photographerforhire.co.uk so you can easily find and contact local Performing arts photographers.

Each photographer brings their own vision and perspective. Our motto is to champion each photographer’s unique style and creative approach, helping you find and connect with the right photographer for your shoot. You can filter photographers, refine your search by location and view galleries to find the best Performing arts photographers for you.

Contact each photographer directly through their page. Good communication is improtant when working with a photographer, so do give as much detail as you can about your project. We hope you enjoy the amazing photography on this website and find photographers you want to book and hire. Good luck with your photoshoot!