The Monday Muse Week 6

05 October 2015

Region: London

The latest weekly amusement from RPS London.  This week, we’re looking for a Change of Use

So many buildings in the capital are undergoing a change of use.  Banks are turning into wine-bars, car dealerships into flats, pubs into shops etc.  We’d like to see images of these changes and we’d like to see an architectural take on the buildings.

Our three top tips are:

  • Wait for the right light in the right place
  • No converging verticals (either use a tilt and shift or correct in post-processing)
  • Make the image artistically pleasing – clone out irrelevant elements (cars, signs, yellow lines) and feel free to add pleasing elements (people, flowers, trees).

For inspiration, look at the work of some of the notable architectural photographers and there’s an interesting article here, that’s worth a read.

The Monday Muse is an ongoing initiative.  There are no deadlines and you don’t have to take the photographs in the week that the Muse is set.  Once you’ve set up your album, you can add to it any time.  A list of previous Muses can be found here.

Bonus Points are available for images taken as part of our Capturing the City project.  Details here.

Monday Muse Info

As the inspirational ideas we posted as part of the Bleeding London project proved to be so popular, we’re going to continue the theme with The Monday Muse.  Every Monday, we’ll be posting an inspirational idea for the week, with links to tips and suggestions on how to achieve the best images.  We’ll be featuring our favourites here on the blog and in our monthly eZine Capital Interest.  And just to add a bit of competition, we’ll be running a points league.  There is one point for posting an image and there will be occasional bonus points.  At the end of the year, whoever has the most points will receive a gift voucher to spend in the RPS shop. 

What to do next


Take your Change of Use image.

EITHER upload it to an album in the RPS galleries and send the link to  

OR post the image (or a link to it) to the RPS London group on Facebook

OR tweet it (@ The_RPSLonfon; hashtag #rpsmuse)

OR upload to Instagram (hashtag #rpsmuse)


Small Print

Images must be taken after the topic has been announced.  By submitting to The Monday Muse, you agree that we can use your images on the RPS website and in RPS publications.  Copyright remains with the photographer.  Full accreditation will be given.