Beauty. Strength. Art.
We consider it a true privilege to play a small part in the art of dance, and to use the art of photography to celebrate dance. We understand that capturing these moments, whether for a young aspiring dancer or a seasoned professional dancer, is important to our clients. We believe our attention to detail, professional skill, and love & appreciation of dance set us apart from most photographers.
We work with individuals and dance companies/schools, on-location or in-studio. We use only professional cameras, lenses, and lighting.
Individuals... On-Location or In-Studio
Find your favorite location(s), and we will meet you there with camera and lighting
Schedule studio time with us... we can reserve studio time in Cocoa Beach, Melbourne (Eau Gallie), Merritt Island, and Cape Canaveral; we can also work with you to reserve studios beyond our usual spaces
Collaborate with us on a plan for multiple locations, schedule, posing, themes, backgrounds
Your photographs are ...
Delivered as digital downloads in standard resolution, within a password-protected on-line gallery
Provided with a personal-use copyright release for social media, devices, and up to 8x10 printing
Available for professional printing with an easy-to-use on-line service or with one-on-one consultation
Archived with Comstock Photography indefinitely - always accessible on the website
On-location: starts at $250 per hour, with $100 print credit
In Studio: starts at $200 per hour, with $50 print credit
Dance Companies/Schools... In Your Dance Studio
We bring photography studio equipment to your dance studio. We work with the studio owners to coordinate backgrounds, posing, image delivery, and fee-sharing arrangements.
High-speed strobe lighting for capturing even the fastest movements of dancers
Harlequin Vinyl Marley Dance Floors available for white, high-key lighting
Large backgrounds as wide as 20 feet for group portraits
Volume photography for dance schools/teams, all ages
Recital/group sessions can be combine into multi-day event with individual sessions (see below)
Options for digital files, print packages, and a la cart print products ordered prior-to or during sessions
Comstock Photography can conduct sessions with no sitting fees (no collection by dance studio, less activity during the day of the session) - Dancers access galleries and purchase directly from website (most preferred, most efficient method)
Your studio can collect fees and remit to portion to Comstock Photography
Please contact us to price according to your needs, written estimate can be provided, written agreement will be required
Unlimited posing, unlimited wardrobe
Real-time review of images (camera attached to laptop) for posing refinement
Multiple backgrounds (typically one black, one white)
Multiple dancers may combine time-slots (minimum 30 minutes per dancer)
Pricing starts at around $200 per 30 minute session
Comstock Photography's primary photographer, Chris, is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), certified by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Chris found his way into dance photography several years ago when a fellow homeschooling parent asked him to photograph for a local studio, and has been enjoying photographing dancers ever since. He is experienced with timing image capture with dance moves, and truly enjoys the challenge and interaction with dancers! He will be attending the Pas de Deux Photo Conference in Chicago this coming July, and is trained on dancer safety as a prerequisite to the conference (with U.S. Center for SafeSport, Youth Protection Association for Dance, and other organizations).
Florida and local sales tax apply to all session fees (7% in Brevard County).
All features described above will be detailed in an agreement between Comstock Photography and the Client(s).
Travel and setup fees subject to additional cost to the client.