COG // Lachlan Douglas


“I came to this show not knowing if I was going to leave with much. I know a COG show is amazing to watch, but could be difficult to shoot. I expected backlit subjects and strobes and strobes can provide a few great hits and a lot of useless misses. This shot was one of those strobe shots. The strobe lit the back half of the image, illuminating the ceiling of the Eatons Hill Hotel. Lighting design for this show was amazing and it was a really satisfying shoot.”

Publication: Scenestr

Gear: Canon 5D mkii, 24-70mm 2.8, 1/200 sec at f/2.8 ISO 1600.

Post Process: Edited in lighroom. The top half of the image was lit by the strobe and bottom half not so much. Some of the unnecessary data in the bottom of the image was cropped. The backdrop was brightened appropriately as was the light that wrapped around him that was captured.

About the photographer, Lachlan Douglas

I started shooting bands around 2004 when friends became far better instrumentalists that I could have ever been. I thought if I could learn to shoot motion in low light then I could do anything. I was wrong. I shot for now-defunct Tsunami Magazine until late 2007, when I took a three year hiatus in

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