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The National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada

I was extremely fortunate to have been commissioned by the National Gallery of Canada to produce a number of panoramic interior photos of their various gallery collections.

For those who have been to the gallery, you already know that photography inside the areas with art is prohibited, and there’s always a keen security guard watching over every room. I received special permission to spend the day shooting there, with tripod and rolling case, and still had to be accompanied by a staff member at all times.

The great thing about panoramic images like these, is that they’re well-suited for websites, anyone who recently updated their Facebook timeline photo will know how difficult it is to find something long and narrow that fits. I’ve produced a number of these for families, and a few for my commercial interior clients (though often their needs are more square than long).

This was definitely a situation where my 24mm tilt-shift lens came in handy. To cover such a large space with as much variety as the National Gallery, we had to work fast. I was quickly able to position the lens in a way that I could shift it right, centre, and right composing three frames that I later combined in Photoshop.

It’s a bit of a process but the results are well suited to my clients needs and offers a unique perspective of their galleries. You’ll see these images showing up on their website at www.gallery.ca over the next few months.

Finally, I waited through a lightening storm to grab a panoramic exterior shot of the gallery which I have up on Flickr as well as more images on G+.

9 thoughts on “The National Gallery of Canada

  1. Krista Fox says:

    Wowzas! Fabulous work Justin! Congratulations!

  2. Jean Labelle says:

    Yes, WOW! Fantastic work Justin!!!

  3. Pouhou says:

    I found the processing top notch, I wish I could achieve the same result, once again nice work

  4. Those are great photos Justin!

  5. Phenomenal, Justin! Both the images and the commission!!

  6. Mitch C. says:

    I don't think you were fortunate to have been commmissioned for this. I beleive they were lucky to have you. Saw the other pix and with these, they rock. You are the light master. Never thought I would say this about photos of rooms, but they are shexy. Well done sur!

  7. Salut !
    Merci du passage sur mon article et du commentaire,
    votre blog est très bien fait également,


  8. Greg says:

    Tremendous work, Justin!

  9. nice serie. Good work!