The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Head and the Heart at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

A beautiful night to document a concert. There we were, milling about in the pit, and lo and behold, The Head and the Heart walked out on stage. 

The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Guessing that there would be action at stage left, (audience right), and that the light was going to be dim, I prepped up one Canon 5D Mk IV body with a  Canon 24-70mm 2.8 set at 1/160 sec;   f/4.5;   ISO 6400. 

The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Using a duplicate second body, I attached a Canon 70-200 2.8 for portraits and for reaching across the stage. This I set at 1/160 sec;   f/2.8;   ISO 3200, which was still fast, but slower, to accommodate for key light featuring solos in a low light situation.

The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Selecting different lenses for different compositions is par for course, but shooting in Manual,  having each lens with different settings, adds a bit more flavor to the recipe. It did work out pretty well this time. I still have a desire to bring up the shadows in post, and when your shooting with ISO’s in the 3200 and higher your getting a lot of noise. I’m going to try over exposing a notch and start bringing down the shadow in post…that might help.

The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart - the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
The Head and the Heart – the LIVING MIRAGE tour at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. October 1, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

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