Sometimes when you are indoors, picture taking can be a tough challenge. Whether or not to use flash, how far to stand away from an object, which angle to shoot from... if you need any advice while in Richmond, call on B1Bob. He has mastered the skill of the indoor photo, as evidenced here in the Capital Building. I am sure if you check out his pages, you will see some of these photos on display.
The key to understanding Richmond, Virginia and the South is to understand its history. Please do not forget about it whenever you are there.
Unfortunately I started to study history of the USA and the South after I got there. In Richmond, when I was visiting the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, when I was walking amidst numerous monuments of Southern patriots and then visiting numerous historical places and museums in 13 states. My advice is to get to know more about the South and its fascinating history before your visit and even more important, try to know various opinions. It should help you to understand the culture of the South and some differences between the South and the rest of the USA.
During my visit to numerous historical places in the South, I always tried to ask natives and visitors about their opinions on the past and they almost always shared their, surprisingly quite different, opinions with me. History, especially of so called Civil War (1861-1865) is still, after almost 140 years, controversial and there are many opinions on that among Americans.