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ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Insight Investment are the sponsors of various exhibitions that take place at the Royal Academy of Arts, the photography this evening was to cover their hosting of the Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali artwork that is on display in the galleries, this also included a private tour for the attendees...
28/11/2017
Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador DalĂ­. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists. The guests of Insight Investment had the opportunity to have a private evening viewing and talk on these two famous artists work and life.

The photography brief was to capture the guests enjoying the stunning surroundings of the venue and also capturing the bartenders and food stalls that had been set up in other areas of the gallery. Lighting is always a mixture in the Royal Academy due to its various rooms, some are naturally lit, others have a warm red glow to them which then makes the ambient light darker. As the rooms were limited in terms of movement due to the food stations, waiters and guests I used the 50mm prime lens, going down to F1.4 is brings in plenty of light and is the perfect focal length to capture the people and artwork in one image.