The best benefit of being an online correspondent for The Province is that I get to go to a lot of cool performances & concerts. Most of the time, I only get a video or review pass which means I can’t take pictures. This kills me. But for the “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” show at GM Place, I was in there like swimwear, with both a video and photo pass.
I could only shoot for one minute of just three performances. Venues are really strict about adhering to these restrictions and will confiscate your camera gear if you push it. The restrictions at the David Copperfield were the most intense — still photos only, taken from the very back of the room for the first 30 seconds of the show. I wouldn’t have minded these restrictions at the Katy Perry show. Stills would have been better than video with audio. Yikes.
So for SYTYCD, I got in the zone and feverishly snapped 3 mins of footage. This was my favourite shot of Cuban born, Arassay Reyes, who now lives in Vancouver.