Creating an engaging photography experience for your audience is more than just taking pretty photos, it’s about creating experiences that people want to be a part of. An easy way to do this is by offering them something they can interact with and explore.
A rich media resource like a photo album or photobook allows for additional features beyond just looking at the pictures. You can add text, designs, and even interactive elements such as quizzes or polls.
These types of resources are called picture books or albums because you create an immersive experience when you look through them.
Something very interesting about using picturebooks as content is that there are no comments section. There are no external sources to contribute from. It is all controlled by the artist – and designed to be experienced exclusively via their site.
That being said, we will be going over three different ways to edit and improve upon some of our favorite photographer’s work, and then use those strategies to make your own!
So let’s get started…
The Van Gogh Museum
Artists use different styles to convey their messages and express themselves, but one style that is very popular now is called realism. When artists use this style, they usually focus on describing how nature actually works.
Artists use shapes, lines, colors, and textures to show what things look like in real life. For example, when looking at the scenery outside of a window, it can help you understand the concept if an artist drew a circle or square with dots in it. Or maybe there are triangles everywhere!
Realist art also uses familiar objects and settings to add depth. For instance, a still life painting where an artist puts together various items from nature or everyday life to create a picture.
In fact, some experts say that a lot of modern day art is just about creating more realistic pictures of natural environments, people, and scenes.
The National Gallery of Australia
Located in Melbourne, The National Gallery of Australia is one of the largest art galleries in the world. It boasts more than 2 million visitors every year to see its vast collection including paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and crafts.
The gallery was founded in 1924 by Lady Denison, wife of the then Governor-General of Australia. She wanted to establish an institution that would promote Australian artists and showcase their work to the wider public.
In fact, many consider her to be the founder of the museum as she actively recruited both national and international artists for it. Since those early days, the NGA has grown into what you know it as today — a beautiful space with high quality exhibits and educational programs.
It’s very popular among tourists and locals alike because there are so many things to do at the gallery. You can take organized tours or just wander around and look at whatever catches your eye. There’s always something new to explore!
At night, the NGA holds various events such as live music, movie screenings, and even fashion shows. A lot of people enjoy exploring the city while also getting some culture done at the same time.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia
One of the most beautiful art galleries in the world is the The Art Gallery of Western Australia (TGWA). It opened its doors to the public in 2012, making it one year older than this article!
The TGWA was designed by British architect Sir John Barklay who also designed London’s Tate Modern museum. He created an open-air gallery that features striking shapes and colors.
Visitors can enjoy exploring the spaces as they are meant to be explored – from moving through different areas to taking your time to take in all the details.
There are several exhibition halls at the TGWA with anything form large scale sculptures to intimate portraits or landscapes. There is even a room dedicated to the work of artist Tracey Emin called ‘Tracy’s Room’ which includes her infamous trash paintings.
Outside the building there is an area known as the Transitional Garden where visitors can relax and explore. This space connects directly to Brockman River Park so if you visit during summer when the river is flowing you will have access to the water.
The Tate Modern
While some might consider visiting the Royal Collection or even the British Museum as enough art experiences, there is so much more for you to see and explore in London. The vast majority of these experiences are paid visits to specific galleries or sites that have dedicated fanbases.
The Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibition at The Institute Of Contemporary Art (ICA) was a popular destination with many people talking about how beautiful and powerful each piece was. Many considered his work to be beyond controversial because they perceived it to be very dark and uncomfortable. Some even said it made them feel unsafe due to how explicit some of the pictures were.
Whether you’re just getting into art or you’re an advanced artist looking to challenge yourself, there’s always something new to learn. By spending time studying different styles and artists, you will find newer shades of creativity for your own artistic expression.
As we have mentioned before, museums are not only beautiful to look at, but they also teach us something about ourselves. They help us understand our history and culture as humans.
The IMAX movie Museum of Lost Objects is quite the eye opener. You will learn just how much we lose due to poor planning or negligence in business.
This documentary details the disappearance of over 10,000 artifacts from around the world. It explores why these things go missing and what can be done to try and find them.
It’s very interesting to watch because it shows you that even though this may seem like a crazy thing to happen, it happens too often and too publicly for people to feel safe.
A large part of the film focuses on the Egyptian government’s efforts to get back some of their lost treasures. There is a special committee set up specifically to do this!
By watching this movie, you will come away with an understanding of how important it is to conserve your museum collections. If you’re the owner of a stolen artifact, you should consider legal action instead of trying to recover it yourself.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of the world’s largest art museums, with over 20 million visitors per year. It boasts some 30,000 objects, including works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Michelangelo, and many others.
The museum has several departments that focus on different types of artwork. One such department is called “Art from the Ancient World.” This includes everything pre-1900, which makes it easy to skip past most of human history!
A subset within this department is what the museum calls the “R Collection.” These are pieces made up mostly of bronze or copper sculptures that were inspired by real life people, places, or events.
In fact, there’s an entire room at the museum just full of sculptures that fit into this category. They’re all titled “Room with Objects,” making them very beautiful.
The Van Gogh Museum (2)
While the works of Vincent van Gogh are famous for their bright colors, his paintings also contain shades that some may consider more muted or even neutral. These include shades of grey, browns, and natural earthy tones.
He referred to these types of hues as “the calm colors” and said they helped bring about a sense of tranquility in his work.
You can see many examples of this in his painting The Beach at Scheveningen with its soft blend of blues, greens, and grays. Or look into one of his still life pieces like Flowers in a Glass Vase which feature lots of layers and textures of different colored flowers.
These sorts of balanced compositions were important to him and he would strive to create them when creating new works. It is interesting to note how often he would use such color schemes in his later years when health issues made it difficult to produce new canvas masterpieces.
The Art Gallery of Toronto
Starting in 2017, the AGO will be unveiling its most ambitious project to date – an exhibition space that is both striking and monumental. Designed by Vancouver-based firm WXYN, this new addition to the AGO collection will feature state-of-the art technology and interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages.
The exhibit spaces are designed to inspire awe and exploration while also engaging with social issues. An example of such an issue is “Infinity” which looks at our perception of time through different mediums (film, sculpture, painting). Different artists have their own personal take on how we perceive time as they use materials and techniques to convey their message. For instance, artist Andy Warhol painted plastic sheets to create his famous portraits that now hang in museums worldwide.
Visitors will get to explore the role media has in shaping what people know about time during this exhibition. They will connect ideas around infinity, temporality, spirituality and creativity and experience them alongside each other. It is hoped that attendees walk away inspired by these concepts.