Architectural Photography – Memorial da América Latina – Oscar Niemeyer

10 01 2012

Here are some photos I took at the Memorial da América Latina (Latin America Memorial), a set of buildings designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Hope you like it.

All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr





Photography in small places

23 08 2011

I took this series of photographs for a client of mine, Binne Confort, they are a Brazilian retail shoe chain with 6 stores, all located at shopping malls.

The stores are confortable but small, so the pictures must focus on the confort and try to avoid the idea of ​​small rooms, which may not be so comfortable.

In these occasions I use to follow two rules: avoid people and photograph with wide angle lenses.

Avoiding people is usefull when photographing small places because a person in a picture adds the sense of size and scale, which is great to large places, but unwanted for the small ones.

And the use of wide angle lenses allows to extend the sense of distance between the foreground and background, making the place looks a little larger.

All pictures done with the Canon EOS7D, EFs 10-22mm lens, no filters. Converted from RAW to TIF and JPEG in DPP (Digital Photo Professional).

Hope you like it.

All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr





Architectural Photography

28 07 2011

Here are some photos I took at the Pateo do Collegio, the historic center of São Paulo, Brazil, while conducting a lesson on architectural photography.
All pictures done with the Canon EOS7D, EF24mm f2.8 lens, no filters.
Hope you like it.















All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr





Lighting street portraits with Canon Speedlites

19 07 2011

This is a part of a portrait series I’ve done of my students at Riguardare photography school. I will not post the entire series since this class has 18 students, so I selected three pictures which mainly exemplify the lighting set up used that night.

The idea was to mix the street lighting with the strobes.

The light was set up with two Speedlite 420EX from behind the subjects, acting like hair light and also as a kicker, both of them in group B, a 580EXII with a great round diffuser as the key light in the upper front in group A, and a white reflector at the waist level of the subject. The ratio between groups A and B was 1:2, and the flash exposure compensation was set to -1 and 1/3.

Exposure was set to 1/30s, 1250 ISO, f2.8, this way we got a good exposure for the ambient light without getting too much noise, the depth of field was very shallow so I had to pay extra attention on focusing. The lens were Canon EFs 24mm f2.8 and the camera is a Canon EOS 7D.

Here are the final images:



Hope you liked it.

All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr





Lighting a portrait with Canon Speedlites

18 07 2011

This is a portrait I’ve done of a great friend of mine, Ricardo, who is a very talented marketing professional.

The idea was to bring a nocturnal feel to his portrait, just like if he was looking to a computer screen and thinking about his marketing decisions for the next day at his work. To achieve this look I decided to add some blue cellophane to the strobes (it is good to tell that blue gels, blue cellophane and color filters can give you colors that are impossible to achieve only with white balance settings, so go on with filters/gels/cellophane and whatever other colored materials you find!).

The light was set up with two Speedlite 420EX (yes, a pretty darn old but yet useful strobe!) from behind his back and bouncing on a white reflector at his front to add some fill light on his face.

Exposure was set to 1/200s, 100 ISO, f5.6, this way the low ambient light was completely suppressed, the depth of field would be shallow but not very critical, and the only source of light would be the two 420EX with blue cellophane. The lens was the Canon EFs 17-55 f2.8 USM set at 55mm.

Flash exposure compensation was set to -1, otherwise we would end up with a too bright lighting for our original nocturnal idea.

So here is the final image:

Hope you liked it.

All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr








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