No, mostly. I'm abandoning retail sales as a way to pay for the calendar. That's why I'm asking for all the production funds up front. The CDSS store has committed to buying only 50 calendars for their store, and they will be the only way to get a calendar online. There will be no other source, unless you see me at a dance and I've happened to bring a few.
The same way those musicians play those amazing tunes: practice. I've been a professional photographer for 30 years, and photographing the dance scene for 25. My professional work takes me around the country, and I look for dances nearby. It is the significant, long term project of my photographic life.
I can teach you to take photos that connect with your heart and your feelings, and they're going to look like your photos, not mine. I'm teaching a 4 day workshop this summer at the BACDS AmWeek dance camp in California, titled, "How To Take Dance Photos That Don't Suck."
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