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I must begin by saying that this article is outdated.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
This pilgrimage is made all year round, but especially on May 13th and October 13th. And this year 2017, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first apparition, the Sanctuary had a special guest: His Holiness the Pope Francis.Read More
In the late 90s I lived in Porto for a couple of years, and although I have been there several times since then, I have long wanted to spend a whole weekend just to walk around and photograph.Read More
Being married to a classical ballet teacher, I am fortunate enough to often photograph dance shows and portraits of ballerinas. It's a subject that is as fantastic as difficult. Dance is movement, Photography is static.Read More
After a 2 years period photographing almost exclusively with film, when I went to work in Angola in 2012, I had to put my film cameras in the shelf. For practical reasons, it was much easier to use just the digital cameras.Read More
Every blogs have a start. This is it, my first post. And I am Hugo, a passionate photographer from Portugal.Read More