Theo Canning

Theo Canning
United Kingdom
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I started as a ballet dancer at the royal ballet school when I first started to be interested in photography when I was the model instead of the photographer. I went to photography meet ups to learn more about portraits/ model photography, a couple of months later I was being featured in popular photography accounts, which helped me gain followers and clients. I am now a specialist photographer for portrait and dancer photography.

Our readers would love to get to know you more Theo. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I have huge experience with dancers as I have been dancing professionally for 4 years before I became a photographer, my work is unique as i know where to put my dancers/models in different poses and I bring the feature of smoke, glass and mirrors into my photos 

Theo, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

I started as a photographer when I was a model. I was a dancer for the royal ballet school, and I was used in photographs, and after that, I got interested in being a photographer for dancers/models 

Who is your inspiration in life Theo? How do you keep inspired?

My inspiration is the photographers around me who have the same passion as me; I feed off my compliments and my progression through the photography scene 

We all make mistakes Theo; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.

Sometimes I wish I was in a different position to shoot my models or a different perspective 

Theo , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

I prioritise by order. 'First come first serve'.

Please tell us, Theo, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

I like to test my client with different poses to see which ones match them best than from that I show them more poses which I will know will suit them.

Theo, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.

Sometimes if my client is un sure I will go in front if the camera and demonstrate what I mean which will make my client more comfortable with a certain action especially in public.

Theo, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?

My proudest moment was when I was featured on sensible, because as much as it is a world renown page, they featured one of my pictures that took nearly a whole week to produce which shows hard work does pay off

Theo, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

I love to work with probs, especially with coloured smoke, different colours can portray different moods or shapes within my work 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

My advice is consistency, the more consistent shoes your are determined to get your work seen, and you have a real passion for it which companies will see.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm looking to work with dance companies, brands of dance wear.

Now for the best part Theo! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: theocanning