My church recently celebrated 150 years of being on King St, Newtown. As the resident photographer/filmmaker I was called on to do a couple of things for the day. The first was to make a video of interviews of the members, telling stories about their favourite memories of Newtown.
There were some great tales; Newtown Mission is a very open church with many members coming from the marginalised or homeless community. There’s not a week where someone doesn’t run in screaming something, threatening someone or stealing the food! But we love it. (last week someone sang the worst rendition of my heart will go on…)
I also got to photograph the event and tried to get a lot of portraits of the members. It’s difficult shooting in the church, as it is an old chapel the lighting is bad even during the day. I shot on aperture priority with higher ISO settings. As I’m looking at getting a new camera during the year, I can’t wait to get my hands on the f1.4 prime lenses, which are great for low light.