Hey all you amateur Ansel Adamses and Annie Leibovitzes out there, are you bored this summer and hoping to make some in-roads with an NBA team? Probably not, but this is still a great opportunity for you. This is a great opportunity for all of us, but you’re the ones with the DSLRs, so go for it.

From the Bobcats website:

We’re looking for three lucky social media fans to be a part of the 2011-12 Lady Cats calendar shoot, and it could be you! Sign up now for your chance to become a behind-the-scenes photographer for us at one of these selected shoots and we’ll post your photo gallery on bobcats.com.

That’s right, you have a chance to photograph the two-time defending NBA dance champions in a totally non-creepy way. Well, not totally non-creepy, but at least officially sanctioned levels of creepy. That is better than straight up creepy, I’d say. Kind of weird that you don’t have to submit any photos to be considered, meaning all kinds of weirdos can sign up for this to just check out pretty ladies, but this is significantly less creepy than surreptitiously snapping pics of these dancers.

And since we’re in a lockout, and teams can’t display any images of players and are forced to run cheerleader gallery after cheerleader gallery, this could be huge for your burgeoning photography career. In fact, I’m pretty sure that’s how Ryan McGinley got his start. His online gallery of Milwaukee Bucks dancers is legendary in art circles.

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