Composite

I chose to do a narrative series for my composite. I wanted to enter the world of Alice in Wonderland and chose to do so by illustrating the part she changes size by eating or drinking in the strange world of wonderland.

For these images I photographed the background and the subject, Alice, separately. I shot outside at the same time of day in order to get the most similar lighting possible. For the second image where Alice is bigger than the room, I placed the model in a makeshift box so she would have the proper position and feel.

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Travel Photography

Montreal travel/touristic photography.

These pictures could be seen in a Montreal tourism website of travel guide.

Meyer-Amaro_01Cityscape of Montreal

This cityscape was shot at the “parc de la cité du havre”, where I find we get a beautiful view of Montreal. I decided to shoot Montreal at night because I like the glow all the lights give to the city.

Meyer-Amaro_02food photography

Bagel BLT (very tasty) from the “Magasin Général” in Old Montreal. I shot a variety of pictures for the food shot but this half eaten one just seem so tasty 🙂

Meyer-Amaro_03Lifestyle photography

Shot as well in the “Magasin Général” in Old Montreal. Montreal has a wide choice of good restaurants and cafés, all from various cultures.

Architecture Interior and Exterior

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1/20 sec

ISO 400

Parallel horizontal and vertical lines.

Residential house in Old Longueuil.

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f/11

1/13 sec

ISO 1600

Time of day.

Residential building in Longueuil.

For this assignment I learned that not all buildings a good for this technique and that reflections in the windows are your enemy. I shot the exercise three times and finally shot the 6-plex where I live.

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f/11

ISO 800

Composite. With different exposures I was able to get details through the windows.

Centre de commerce mondial montreal

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1/160 sec

ISO 100

Westmount Greenhouse

The decisive moment

I started this assignment trying out street photography. It’s a type of photography that intrigues me and I would really like to master it someday. My problem is photographing people in the street. It stresses me and I get somehow paranoid. Maybe because I think of what my reaction would be in the people’s shoes and I feel bad. When shooting an event, people expect to be taken in photo. In a news event, or in the case of a wedding for example, we expect to see photographers and be photographed.

I ended up reporting a memorial session that happened in Dorchester Square, in downtown Montreal, in the memory of the two soldiers that died after the shooting in Ottawa, that took place on October 22, 2014.

I was little shy at first, but after talking to a photojournalist there, I build up some courage and soon forgot about my worries. Reporting the event and finding the best possible way to illustrate it became more important.

Of course I had some technical issues. Shooting in manual was challenging. I was tempted to switch to aperture or shutter speed priority but didn’t succumb. Having to set your camera in order to achieve a good exposure and composition and very difficult.

I am pleased with my results. I chose the four pictures that would represent the event the best and tell the story (although I would have shared a few more).

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Environmental Portrait

This is a series representing Sabrina Morningstar, the soccer player. These photos could be seen in any Canadian college soccer publications (print of web). Seeing that she is wearing the Champlain College Cavaliers gear, would of course make Champlain College on the top of the list of where these images could be published.

http://www.champlainonline.com/champlainweb/athletics-recreation/

http://www.ccaa.ca/women-s-s14839

f/8.0 1/50 ISO 100

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1/50
ISO 100

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f/5.0
1/80
ISO 100
Here the clouds had settled in. Using the reflector wasn’t as obvious as when the sun was shining but still noticeable…

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f/16
1/50
ISO 200
For this photo I had a f/8 reading for the ambient light with a shutter of 1/60 which I lowered to 1/50 to catch more ambient light. This gives me a 4:1 ratio. I chose a butterfly lighting pattern. The sun was coming down quickly at the time the picture was taken and it was cloudy. I had to work fast and readjust my shutter speed to better catch the ambient light.

Conceptual Image

I wanted to illustrate an after party feeling, where something had gone wrong. I chose the street as a location where I placed "after party" elements and a couple of teeth, suggesting a fight. My idea was that the viewer would not notice the teeth right away but build up to them and maybe have a smile of understanding.

I wanted to illustrate an after party feeling, where something had gone wrong. I chose the street as a location where I placed “after party” elements and a couple of teeth, suggesting a fight. My idea was that the viewer would not notice the teeth right away but build up to them and maybe have a smile of understanding.

For this image, I have to say it didn't turn out exactly as I had in mind. I was inspired by the painter John William Waterhouse. I wanted to represent a nymph or mother nature that pictured a little sadness. The idea was to have a "dead" or "gray"  environment surrounding the nymph, who would be lying on a bed of green that led to the water.

For this image, I have to say it didn’t turn out exactly as I had in mind. I was inspired by the painter John William Waterhouse. I wanted to represent a nymph or mother nature that pictured a little sadness. The idea was to have a “dead” or “gray” environment surrounding the nymph, who would be lying on a bed of green that led to the water.

APD2 Assignment 1

F 8 1/15 sec ISO 800 I chose a medium aperture opening, therefore keeping a deeper depth of field  because I wanted the shapes and lines to stay in focus, though not sacrificing too much light coming into my lens.I wanted to play with the positive and negative spaces and rhythm with the curved lines.

F 8
1/15 sec
ISO 800
I chose a medium aperture opening, therefore keeping a deeper depth of field because I wanted the shapes and lines to stay in focus, though not sacrificing too much light coming into my lens.I wanted to play with the positive and negative spaces and rhythm with the curved lines.

F1.8 1/3200 sec ISO 800 In this picture I chose a large aperture in order to create a shallow DOF, thus creating a more dreamy feeling. I tried to work with rhythm with the windows reflections.

F1.8
1/3200 sec
ISO 800
In this picture I chose a large aperture in order to create a shallow DOF, thus creating a more dreamy feeling.
I tried to work with rhythm with the windows reflections.

f22 1/2 sec ISO 800 In this picture I chose a small aperture to get all in focus and try the "star" effect on the little lights. I worked with the rule of thirds and leading lines.

f22
1/2 sec
ISO 800
In this picture I chose a small aperture to get all in focus and try the “star” effect on the little lights. I worked with the rule of thirds and leading lines.