Sled Island 2012 - Calgary Concert Photography

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Guitar player at a rock show Calgary concert photographer Crystal Sujata
Singer at a rock show Calgary concert photographer Crystal Sujata
A rock show Calgary concert photographer Crystal Sujata
Block party at East Village Calgary event photographer Crystal Sujata
People dancing Calgary event photographer Crystal Sujata
People at a Block Party Calgary event photography Crystal Sujata
Dancing at a Block Party Calgary event photography Crystal Sujata
Shabazz Palaces playing a show Calgary concert photography Crystal Sujata
Shabazz Palaces playing live Calgary concert photography Crystal Sujata
Singer at a concert Calgary concert photography Crystal Sujata
Lead singers at rock shows Calgary concert photographer Crystal Sujata
Singer performing at the Palomino Calgary concert photographer Crystal Sujata
Rock show in the Palomino Concert Photographer Crystal Sujata
A band playing in the Palomino Concert Photography Crystal Sujata

Once a year I take a break from my normal photography to immerse myself in concert photography. Sled Island is one of my favourite weeks of the year. If you have never experienced this magical week in June, you are missing out. Downtown Calgary is often a dreary, quiet place after 6pm. But during Sled Island, the streets are filled with people on bicycles racing from one venue to the next. There is always 100 things to see at once during Sled Island, since it happens at multiple venues simultaneously. I also love the rush of concert photography: waiting for that awesome moment, feeling the pulse of the crowd in a small intimate venue, and the interesting and dynamic stage lighting.