“Instant Inspirations” is my series for you if you feel you suffer from “Photographer’s Block” or simply want to shoot something that you have never tried. Or at least not recently. In time for the weekend here is Episode 13. I want to inspire you to go out, visit an exhibition or a gallery and capture pictures IN an exhibition. With a bit of patience and a good eye these places offer plenty opportunities to play with light and composition. On top of working your photographic skills you can cross-pollinate by studying the masterpieces of other artists and art forms. For more images and info continue reading after the jump….
The pictures in this post I took in the Albrecht Dürer Haus in Nuremberg and in the Fotografiska Gallery in Stockholm. Before you go, you should check if photography is permitted. Most places allow it without the use of flash. A prime lens that lets in a lot of light might be the preferable option, but a cell phone works also. Shoot wide angle, this offers the most interesting compositions in these environments with often clearly structured layouts and focused lighting. You can employ a multitude of compositional elements like leading lines, rule of thirds, looking for silhouettes or juxtapositions of objects and colors. Be creative.
I hope you take some inspirations from this photos. Take your camera, visit a gallery or a museum and capture yourself some pictures in an exhibition. I would love to see your results, post a link to your images in the comment section. Have fun!
I wish all of you a happy and relaxing weekend.