Museum Photography

April 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Continuing on the theme of my last post ... more museums.

Museums are great because there are fantastic subjects all just waiting there. I particularly enjoy photographing sculpture because you get a three-dimensional subject who holds their pose and won't complain, so you can try several different angles and approaches. It's good practice for doing portraiture of real people.

The trick with museum photography is composition and isolating the subject. There are often lots of other things around, which can clutter up the background and make for images that are too busy. 

The Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, as I've mentioned before, is one of my all-time favorite museums I have visited. It's a beautiful piece of architecture and the pieces are arranged well.

The museum features a number of pieces by François Auguste René Rodin, including The Thinker, which is the image below.

The Thinker, Soumaya MuseumRodin's The Thinker, Soumaya Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

EXIF Data

Shutter Speed: 1/60s

Aperture: F1.8

Focal Length: 50mm

Lens: EF50mm f/1.8 II

ISO: 200

 

Post-processing done in Adobe Photoshop CS6, with custom black and white conversion using Nik Collection Silver Efex Pro 2.


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