Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band at DPAC in Durham, NC
The 2019 All Starr Band featureing Steve Lukather (Toto), Colin Hay (Men at Work), Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and the return of All Starr alum Hamish Stuart (Average White Band).
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band
My first Beatle! It was a bit emotional for me, surreal as matter of fact to have the opportunity to photograph Ringo. It felt as though I’ve been on a mysterious mission with no idea in mind,but one in which is slowly revealed to me in bits and pieces at times unknown.
Through my lifetime I’ve found myself involved in music often by surprise as I’ve stumbled forward. When I look way, way back, I remember my first blip of consciousness of music as a force when I was 9 yrs old, watching my girl cousins going absolutely bonkers over the Beatles in 1964. The music, the Beatles, had changed them.
A trail has been completed in a destination unknown. But what about the camera settings? I finally used one of my new Canon 5D Mark IVs and really cranked up the juice to start to find out where the noise barrier resides. I was using my Canon 400mm 2.8 lens on a monopod with the the camera at: 1/400 sec; f/6.3; ISO 4000. When I fooled with the sliders in Lightroom Classic, I noticed when pumping up “Clarity” I could get into some noticeable noise before I was happy with the overall sharpness. It’s an old lens, not the newest in image stabilization. That might have something to do with it.
It was manageable, but now I think I know where the edge is. I would venture to say that I’d get a cleaner exposure at 1/400 f4 at ISO 2000. It seemed crazy to experiment with the new gear with a Beatle, but all in all it worked out well. I noticed the 5D IV will be easier to use then the 5D II. While getting better results.