Saturday, March 19, 2011

Patriots Cheerleaders Tryouts

Foxborough, MA 031911 Three hundred young women showed up on March 19, 2011 for the 2011 Patriots Cheerleaders tryouts at the Dana Farber Fieldhouse at Gillette Stadium. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET BEHIND THE SCENES: It's been a couple of years since I did this event and this year the Patriots' organization allowed us to cover the tryouts as long as we adhere to a maximum of 10 photos only in our slide show. That proved to be a daunting task since I shot about 1,100 images in about 2.5 hours and to narrow it down to 10 was a very exacting task. Anyhow these five are a good representation of the essence of the event. TECH STUFF: two cameras with a 24-70mm 2.8 and an 80- 200mm 2.8. WB fluorescent. Speed 1/ 125th of a second. Aperture: mostly 2.8- 5.0. The lights at the fieldhouse emit a pulse frecuency that can not be seen by the human eye but it is sadly enough caught by the camera. This means every other 4th frame the exposure was off.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Boston's Crazy Weather

These photos were all taken within a five-week period. Some just days apart. The last one was made last week. The first one of the kid jumping was just made yesterday March 16, 2011 at Harvard Square. This photo never ran... as it happens to a lot of our work. All were shot in the Boston metro area. Just comes to show you how erratic New England weather can be. All by Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe Staff photographer BEHIND THE SCENES: When it comes to newspapers weather IS news. So be it sunny, cold, wet, dry whatever it might be, the newspaper will cover it as if it were a major story every single time. I just do what I'm told... which usually is, "We need a page one photo for display." This usually means I have a couple of hours tops to find something. Thankfully once you get out of your car and start walking something that I find visually appealing happens to cross my path. TECH STUFF: Two cameras, one with a 24-70mm 2.8 and one 80- 200mm 2.8 with a 1.4TC. ISO 400- 2,500. Speeds 1/125th to 1/2000th of a second. WB usually Cloudy.