New Boston Ballet’s Swan Lake Rehearsal

Rehearsal for the new Boston Ballet’s production of Swan Lake. (Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe Staff)

Behind the Scenes:

Because I knew these are my last weeks as a newspaper photographer, I have been begging the photo desk for assignments that are meaningful to me and this is one of them. And as always, I enjoyed it tremendously.

Spending time photographing these amazing athletes with their limitless grace, and effortless gravity-defying feats is not by any means a chore. However, yesterday was a bit of a chaotic.

This rehearsal was opened to members of the media so about six different other outlets were there at the same time. So not only do you have to do your job to create an accurate-and-creative visual depiction of the activities going around you but, on top of that, you also have to make sure you don’t get other shooters in your frame.

Tech Stuff: 2 Cameras Nikon D3s and Nikon D4/ 2 lenses: 17-35mm 2.8 and a 70-200mm 2,8 with a 1.4 TC/ ISO 800- 1,000/ WB: AWB