The Parish in downtown Austin, which is known worldwide for its sound and live concert space, held an open house on Tuesday night to show off their newly renovated space to prospective event planners.
If you’ve never caught a show at The Parish on 6th St. in Austin, then you are missing out. These guys really have a great venue. The sound is amazing and the overall ambiance is great. Tuesday night saw several great food vendors and event vendors on display, as well as a performance by jazz singer/guitarist Corrina Rachel. The Parish crew held the open house to show off their event hosting capabilities (the space is available for private parties, weddings, corporate events, etc…).
Here are a few shots from the night.
With any event comes the usual challenges; low lighting, constant movement, having to use hot-shoe flashes and trying to tip-toe the line of catching all the moments and not annoying the guests.
I shot this event with the Canon 5d Mark II and Canon 580EX hot-shoe flash. ISO was a bit all over the place, depending on whether or not I was shooting with or without the flash of course, and the aperture hung out around 2.8.
The crowd at The Parish was a lot of fun. Everyone seemed to have a good time, and all of the vendors were great. Matt Mandrella (manager of The Parish) and his crew really have a good thing going over there. If you haven’t already, go catch a show there.