Catfish & the Bottlemen @ Lee's Palace


On Monday, I photographed Catfish & the Bottlemen's sold out show at Lee's Palace.

This was hands down one of the most difficult shows I've ever been assigned.

Nonetheless, the show was one of the best I've seen this year. This was actually my second time seeing them - the first being at Osheaga last year. Last year, I was a bit overwhelmed by their performance, but this time I was very, very impressed. The next time they come to town, they'll definitely be playing a much larger venue.

As I mentioned earlier, this was a very difficult show to shoot. This can be attributed to a number of factors:

1) It was DARK

2) Whenever there was light, it was red or green hued strobelight - hence a lot of under/overexposed alien skin was captured that evening

3) The band moves around a lot of stage

4) Lee's Palace never has a photo pit

5) The evening was sold out and all ages

6) Underage fangirls aren't the type to be kind to photographers. I endured much screeching and angry pushing when attempting to move around the venue for better angles

Fortunately, with the magic of Adobe Lightroom, I was capable of salvaging some of my shots. Case in point:

Amazing, right?

My photos of the evening aren't my favourite captures of all time, but given the circumstances, I'm proud I was able to salvage some shots.

You can see the full coverage over at Live In Limbo, but I've included some of my favourite (or at least the ones I dislike the least) below.

Thank god for Lightroom.

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