concert ∙ Phantogram, Dear Rouge · Victoria BC

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Dear Rouge and Phantogram both put on spectacular performances at Sugar Nightclub last night.

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0001Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
10 mm · 1/125 s · f/3.5 · ISO 6400

First, both bands came in to The Zone for at chat with Pol Plastino. Here’s Josh and Sarah of Phantogram.

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/180 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/16 power, 4′ behind camera, ceiling bounced, remote triggered

And here are the hilarious Danielle and Drew of Dear Rouge. Drew kinda went off about Phantogram’s lights in concert . . .

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/180 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/16 power, 4′ behind camera, ceiling bounced, remote triggered

I’ve shot Dear Rouge live at Rifflandia in the past, but this was the first time I was able to catch their show in a club setting. It was wonderful to feel the energy bouncing off the walls.

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0004Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
15 mm · 1/60 s · f/3.5 · ISO 3200

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0005Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
20 mm · 1/90 s · f/3.5 · ISO 3200

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0006Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
16 mm · 1/90 s · f/3.5 · ISO 6400

The moment Phantogram took the stage, I understood why Drew was geeking out so hard about their lighting.

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0007Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
20 mm · 1/180 s · f/3.5 · ISO 6400

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0008Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
15 mm · 1/750 s · f/3.5 · ISO 6400

It was equal parts challenging and overwhelming, with many missed shots of complete darkness (strobe lights’ll do that) and incredible satisfaction when a shot hit the mark.

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0009Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
10 mm · 1/125 s · f/3.5 · ISO 6400

Now THIS??!? This was the highlight of the show for me. You’re looking at Sarah being pummeled with yellow pinspots from every direction. And they’re shooting back with equal brilliance because . . .

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0010Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
70 mm · 1/160 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600

SHE’S WEARING A MIRROR DRESS.

20141216 - Phantogram and Dear Rouge-0011Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
12 mm · 1/90 s · f/3.5 · ISO 6400

Amazing, right? Where’s my jaw? I think it’s on the floor somewhere . . .

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Comments

  1. We had a great view of the show from one of the raised side areas, but there’s no way I could ever get shots like these. Both bands completely rocked us, and these pictures do them justice!

    Awesome job! Thank you! Like you said, in demanding conditions for photography 🙂

    1. Author

      One thousand thanks, J. Popular artists = crowded room = creative necessities to get shots. Worth it, though. =)

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