Best of 2011: April

My daughter always loved cheerleading and if you are a parent of a teenager, you probably know the Bring It On movies.

Last year Charlotte was a (proud) member of her school’s first cheerleading team. They achieved second place in the Canadian Nationals in May (but I was away in Italy then).


Not a soccer-mom but a cheerleader-dad. And I loved every moment of it.

I did not want to miss the Provincials in April and I wanted to improve on a number of things from the previous shots I took.

So I made two important moves.

First, I rented two Nikon sports lenses, the 24-70 f/2.8 and the 70-200 f/2.8. Although I happened to use only the wider lens, it was essential to lower the noise while keeping a fast shutter speed. My 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 just did not cut it for the previous competitions at f/5.6 when at 200mm.

My second move was to be fully accredited as a “team member”. This allowed me to follow the team backstage to capture some great “making-of” moments. It also allowed to be located in the VIP section, from where I shot this pic.

The viewpoint was perfect and so were the girls :-).

Pronvinciaux Cheerleading Avril 2011- 252.jpg

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