• Portrait Retouching Checklist
    07/02/2018
    Workflow
    Most of my work is related to portrait photography. For this reason I developed methods to make the whole editing process more efficient. From what to look for when I'm selecting the images to in which order I...
  • Retouching - Quick Tip #01
    28/01/2018
    Tech Talk
    This tip may apply to most of today's image editing programs but in this case I'll show you how to use it in two that are part of my usual digital workflow, Capture One and Affinity Photo. The first...
  • 7 Essential Foundations
    21/01/2018
    Workflow
    Having a solid base for knowing how to judge where we are and for where we are going is critical not only to reach our destiny successfully, but also to do it efficiently. In this article I intend...
  • Veni, Vidi, Vici
    14/01/2018
    Photography
    Referencing Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer applications with the expression "Veni, Vidi, Vici" (I Came, I Saw, I Conquered) is something I could have done since I started to use the first Beta versions of both. The impact...
  • Supreme Quality
    07/01/2018
    Tech Talk
    Talking about Capture One is synonymous of talking about quality regarding RAW editing. But before addressing this feature inherent to the program I want to make a statement: I was "forced" to work with Capture One. This was not my...
  • Back to the Future
    01/01/2018
    Personal
    I said a year ago that the third time is the charm and indeed it was. New website, new blog and everything running smoothly.  However in the same article I also mentioned that this "new" adventure would not be...
  • Um Conto de Inverno
    07/02/2017
    Tech Talk
    O Inverno é por larga maioria a estação que reúne menos adeptos, mas o mau tempo sempre foi amigo do fotógrafo. Esta é uma realidade absoluta, ainda que apenas os mais destemidos ousem enfrentar as condições climatéricas mais...
  • To Edit or Not to Edit?
    28/01/2017
    Photography
    Recently I was planning a photo to be the base for a future article, and I decided to include my eldest son in the role of photographer (since I was the model...). As I was explaining the idea...
  • Branca, Leve e Fria
    21/01/2017
    Tech Talk
    E podia acrescentar desejável. Pelo menos em termos fotográficos. Para quem ainda não fez a associação, estou a falar da neve e o título é uma alusão ao poema de Augusto Gil — "Balada da Neve".  À parte...
  • 365 Dias de Gratidão
    07/01/2017
    Personal
    Depois de tantos anos a assistir de forma mais ou menos indiferente ao embarque de outros fotógrafos em projectos "365", chegou finalmente a minha vez de me lançar de cabeça no desafio criativo de fazer uma foto por...
  • O Regresso Improvável
    01/01/2017
    Dizem os antigos que à terceira é de vez e parece que no meu caso o ditado assenta que nem uma luva. Depois de duas tentativas, não falhadas mas estagnadas, regresso com ideias e objectivos mais claros e acima de...