Pete and Trev, who form the Duo called “Two Phase”, are one of my favorite Friday Night acts at the Beaches venue.
I especially like Trevor’s Nils Lofgren look with bandana, and his guitar solos are smooth and effortless and sound great!
Pete is very thorough with the sound from his PA, and the backing tracks sound just like additional Band Members playing.
This was a special gig, with Pete playing Conga Drums for a few of the songs, such as Lionel Ritchie “All Night Long”.
A Gallery of Photos of the April 24th gig can be viewed at this link:
Two Phase have been playing at Beaches for over 20 years, and there is a Photo Album I did in 2013, using my Panasonic Lumix LX7 Low Light Camera.
The Flickr Gallery of Photos of the Two Phase 20 Year Anniversary gig can be viewed at this link:
Further information about Two Phase can be found at their Facebook Page:
Sony Alpha A-77
Tamron 17-50mm F2.8
Sony 35mm F1.8 Portrait Lens
Yongnuo YN460 Flash
In this shoot I followed the general approach I am currently using for shoots at Beaches. Step 1 is to get some low light no flash band pictures using the 35mm F1.8 fixed lens. About 1 in 6 of these shots work out, but I use the good ones in the middle of the final photo album to break things up a bit. Step 2 is to attach the flash and diffuser and do some more band shots, as well as “Party People” shots of venue patrons for the Beaches Facebook page.
Most band shots were taken at ISO 1000, with shutter fixed at 1/125th. Party People shots were taken at ISO 1250, with aperture priority used, so that aperture of 4.5 or 5.0 could be used for group shots to try and get everyone in focus.
The interesting thing is that looking back at the 2013 album done with the Lumix-LX7, I should probably take it along to Beaches Gigs and do some ground level side of stage dance floor shots with it. When I get my black Cargo Pants with a zillion pockets, I will consider doing this.
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