Claudio Beffa


Italian designer and photographer for passion, Claudio Beffa's works are focused on the search of the beauty and soul of the destinations of his travels. Interested particularly in Japan and Italy, his photographs encompass the elements which make a place unique and deeply bond with the local culture and history. His body of works covers a vast variety of subjects, from pristine forests and mountains to lively cities, including some ancient and sacred places which, most of the times, are quite distant from the touristic routes. The portfolio includes also traditional celebrations and historical ceremonies and competitions, as well as glimpses of everyday life, which deepen the journey into a land and its culture.
Being a self-taught photographer, Claudio is driven by a creative curiosity which leads him to constantly experiment disparate techniques, both in the shooting and in the post processing stage: as a result, depending on the subject and the meaning that he aims to convey, he produces panoramas, vertoramas, long exposures, high dynamic range captures that are subsequently digitally developed with the utmost attention to details, using the most advanced retouching methods.
Claudio's approach to photography is a perseverant and passionate search of the beauty in its most meaningful form and a constant honing the methods to improve the artistry needed to accomplish it.


You can find Claudio online on the following galleries and social networks:
National Geographic Society
Pentax Photo Gallery


My gear

Pentax K-3

Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Pentax HD DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 ED Limited WR
Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Pentax smc K 24mm F2.8
Pentax smc K 30mm F2.8
Pentax smc A 50mm F1.2
Pentax smc M 50mm F1.7
Pentax smc D FA Macro 100mm F2.8 WR
Pentax smc K 200mm F4
Samyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Lee Filters system Big Stopper, Little Stopper and GND
Kenko Zéta EX Circular Polarizer filter
Kenko Zéta ND8 Neutral Density filter
Kenko ND400 Professional Neutral Density filter


Lake of tranquillity

The torii of Itsukushima

After the sunset

Window to the garden

Momiji and waterfall

Floating pavilion

Traditional town and Fuji

Thousand lanterns

Lone lantern

Amaharashi sunrise

The magic forest