Workshop: Life in Motion – Photographing Movement

Location: Photoville Pavilion

Date: Saturday, September 12th

Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM

Featuring: Ebbe Sweet


Using techniques pulled from the world of dance and music photography, participants will learn simple methods to capture motion in various forms. Joined by professional ballet dancers who will leap and pose on location, instructors will guide the group through Brooklyn Bridge Park in search of picture-perfect backdrops. With an emphasis on composition and technique, students can use their own cameras to shoot on location, and join the rest of the group for an optional wrap up / open critique session where participants can share their best shots with the rest of the group and gain feedback from the instructors.

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ebbesweet_photoville_headshot_01 Ebbe Sweet is a photographer best known for her unique approach to capturing emotion in motion. Drawing upon years of experience as a dancer and dance photographer, she photographs specific moments in people’s lives the way she photographs dancers leaping through the air: by freezing and thus preserving ephemeral memory.

Classically trained in ballet, Sweet developed her passion for dance photography backstage during dance company performances in college. In 2011 she moved to New York City. Her work has been published in Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, The Bates Student Newspaper, New York Times online, The Gothamist, National Geographic Energizer, Kate Spade Saturday, Energetiks Dancewear of Australia, and on the cover of Dance Magazine’s College Guide.