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ballet dancers getting ready for a photo shoot in Walla Walla, Washington
December 13, 2014

Between Takes

Dancers get into position before a photo shoot at the Walla Walla Dance Company in Washington State. “I wanted to document the direction that the teachers gave the dancers,” writes Roark Nelson, a member of our Your Shot community. “With ballet, the photo can have perfect lighting and composition, but the dancers also need to have perfect form.”

Nelson's picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Roark Nelson, National Geographic Your Shot

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