It's very rare to leave home without a camera. Hence my preference for small messenger bags, in which we can find my wallet, mobile phone, powerbank, a bottle of water, a cereal bar, to name just a few of the several items I carry inside. But there are those times when I leave home without it, taking just the wallet and the mobile phone. And it's about those days that I am going to speak now.Read More
Talasnal is one of the existing schist villages of the Lousã mountain range, in Portugal. Located on a hill, the narrow, sloping streets form a labyrinth among the houses that are impeccably rebuilt.
Fuji X-E3 or Olympus E-M5 II?
Hard choice! I haven't yet decided to use just one system. While on the one hand the Olympus is an example of precision and attention to detail, technology-packed and weather-resistant, the Fuji is a please to use with its "analog" commands and produces extremely flexible and workable files, allowing you to recover enough information in both the shadows and the highlights.
Is one camera and one lens sufficient for all my photographic projects? Will the Olympus E-M5 Mk II and the M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 be the right choice for 99% of the photographs I make?Read More
It is an honor to have my work published in the 63rd issue of the Inspired Eye magazine. The interview refers to my project on the pilgrimage to Fátima, illustrated by a series of images of my various visits to the Sanctuary.Read More
Back in March, I had the chance to review the Simplr M1a Mirrorless camera strap for the Fuji X Passion website. I really enjoyed it and have been using this a lot since then. But how can something good get better? Making it simpler! Or should I say, Simplr?Read More
Ricoh recently announced that they are developing the third version of the GR line, with a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor. This may be tempting if they solve the dust problem of the previous two versions. Since the first GR (not to be confused with previous GRD versions) was announced in 2013 I was quite interested. After all, this is a super compact camera with a large APS-C sensor and an excellent lens. Why didn't I buy it then?Read More
Over the past few weeks we have seen a number of announcements from leading brands in the world of photography, such as the new full-frame mirrorless cameras Canon EOS R, Nikon Z7 and Z6. But there was an even more important announcement that almost went unnoticed. At a time when several films are being discontinued, Kodak has announced that the Ektachrome color reversal film is back!Read More
Rainha Santa Isabel, or simply the "Holy Queen", is known for the Miracle of the Roses. She is the patroness of the city of Coimbra and every two years, only in the even-numbered years, the processions are performed in her honor.
I had never seen it, but I had long thought to come and photograph. This year I had the chance and, on the 5th of July at the end of the afternoon, I went to the Church of the Holy Queen, from where the procession starts.
Back in 2013, when I was still working in Angola, everywhere I went I always carried at least one camera. On this day, the fabulous Minolta Alpha7 (α7 was the Japanese designation, the American version was Maxxum7 and the European version Dynax 7), and as for digital the Sony A77.
Two cameras, two portraits, the same subject.
After last year's experience, this year had to repeat it: Caminho de Fátima, the pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Fátima.Read More
A couple of days ago I had the chance to attend the ceremony for the official announcement of the Fujifilm Instax SQ6, held in Lisbon.Read More
I must begin by saying that this article is outdated. Not a few months, but several years. Because the majority of the photos I have here to show were taken in 2014 with an iPhone 4s (model announced in late 2011).Read More