The Australian INXS Tribute Band played a fantastic live show at the Trak Lounge in Toorak on May 30th.
Photos By Passy covered this event as the band’s photographer of choice.
I went along with my standard Sony A-77 setup, and I also took a travel photographer friend along, (who has never shot a Band before), and gave him the Sony Alpha-55 to shoot with.
The band put on a great performance to a packed house, and we were delighted to be the guys capturing it in images for them.
We had access to all areas, including the VIP Bar, as well as the band’s backstage room. Trak Live Lounge certainly is a great venue with superb stage lighting, great video effects, and well designed tiered viewing areas.
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Sony Alpha A-77 Camera
Tamron 17-50mm F2.8
Sony Alpha A-55 Camera
Tamron 24-70mm F2.8
This shoot was done at ISO 1000 on the A-77, using the 17-50mm F2.8 lens with a shutter speed of 1/100 to 1/125.
We probably could have gone down to ISO 800 or lower for some of the shots, but chose to use ISO 1000 for the whole shoot.
The A-55 was set to SCN Sports Mode, and so all shots on this camera were done in auto mode.
The A-77 produced better shots than the A-55; however we got some good close ups on the A-55 using the 24-70mm F2.8 lens, and we were able to make use of these in the final album.
The lighting was so good that there was minimal photoshopping required of the images from both cameras.
All that was done was adding a bit of gamma, and sharpening up some of the shots.
The INXS Band is off to Darwin and Sydney over the next couple of months, but we hope to catch them again in Melbourne sometime in 2014.
The Doors Show was the support act for the INXS Show, just in case you were thinking you may have seen some of this write up previously.
We would definitely like to shoot at the Trak Lounge again, it is a great venue, with very good lighting and the staff and management are extremely professional.
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