Boston Celtic Cheerleader/Dancer Tryouts

About 300 young women attended tryouts in order to become an official Boston Celtic cheerleader/dancer on June 30, 2012. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe staff)/ MET

Behind the Scenes:

When it comes to newspaper assignments you truly never know what you are going to get.

After having to photograph male exotic dancers the day before, I got to photograph young women trying out to become dancers/cheerleaders for the Boston Celtics… there is after all a balance to the intricate design of life after all (:-)

This is by no means a hard thing to photograph. There are photos everywhere.

If anything you have to curtail your shooting as to not overshoot the assignment. I’ve done this a couple of times in the past and whenever galleries like these get posted on the Boston Globe’s site the hits reach the six digits pretty quickly.

Tech Stuff: Two cameras: D3 and D3s, Two lenses: 24-70mm 2.8 and 70-200mm 2.8. ISO 2,000, WB: auto, Mode: Manual.