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January 03, 2019

Theater Photography At Its Best

One must appreciate the work that goes into theater photography. Despite the dim lighting conditions and constantly moving subjects, photographers must ensure they capture the right moments impeccably. Freelance theatre photographer, Joan Marcus, shares her experience, technique tips and success secrets in this article on Professional Photographer. If you are interested in theatre photography and need some inpsiration, this article is for you!

Joan has made a name for herself in the profession, capturing more than 500 shows on and off-Broadway over the past 25 years. Her portfolio features hits like:

  • Hamilton
  • Matilda the Musical 
  • King Charles III
  • The Audience
  • Waitress 
  • Wicked
  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 
  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Book of Mormon 
  • Kinky Boots and
  • Something Rotten!

She also received a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre in 2014!

Read "The Drama of Theatre Photography" in Professional Photographer and get inspired by Joan's amazing story. If you're not already a PPA member, don't forget to join PPA to get the latest advice and news in the photography world!