Back in the National Museum’s Grand Gallery
After taking photos of their new ten galleries back in summer 2016 (see blog post here), I’ve been back at the ever-brilliant National Museum of Scotland. This time, the brief was to get some images which gave a general flavour of a trip to the museum, for visitors to Edinburgh who maybe hadn’t been there before.
That meant getting photos of some of their ‘unmissable’ highlights – The Grand Gallery, the Rooftop terrace, and some of their popular exhibition objects. We had a hit list of shots, and I had an idea of what visuals I was after.
The challenge was not what, but when to shoot. Every morning, as soon as the museum opens, people flood in – and the thing I’ve noticed about photographing on location, is that people are always intrigued by a camera, and end up walking in front of the shot. The solution was to do our shoots early in the morning, before the visitors arrived.
Here are some photos from the day, and the final product, which is out and about in Edinburgh now, so look out for it. If you’ve never been to the museum – or not been in a while, you really should. It’s always a great place to spend some time.