concert ∙ KISS 2013 · Victoria BC

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KISS. Oh my flippin’ gack, it’s KISS.

20130709 - KISS-0001Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
80 mm · 1/400 s · f/4 · ISO 1000

KISS completely lived up to the hype at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Holy crap. What a concert.

20130709 - KISS-0002Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
10 mm · 1/400 s · f/4.5 · ISO 1600

This is a group of true showmen. True performers. Everything, from the sound to the lighting screamed seasoned professionals.

20130709 - KISS-0003Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
10 mm · 1/400 s · f/4.5 · ISO 1000

From a photographer’s standpoint, I’ve got to hand it to Gene and the boys for totally playing it up for the cameras. Beyoncé, they’re not. They want great photos taken, and they make sure they pose it up good.

20130709 - KISS-0004Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
70 mm · 1/400 s · f/4 · ISO 1600

The standard concert photographer allowance is “first three songs, from the pit, no flash.” Sometimes you get more songs, sometimes less, sometimes you have to shoot from the soundboard halfway down the venue and, on rare occurrences, you get to shoot the whole show.

We were only granted two songs for KISS, but it didn’t much matter. Two from the pit was more than enough, ’cause everyone on stage knew they were being photographed, and played up accordingly.

20130709 - KISS-0005Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
10 mm · 1/400 s · f/4.5 · ISO 125

Gene posed specifically for each and every photographer in the pit tonight and, therefore, we all got killer shots of KISS. Win/win.

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