A photography book for March: “Humans of New York”

If you are online at any time during your day chances are you've already heard about Brandon Stanton's photo project "Humans of New York" . This photo blog became viral and has thousands of followers on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram... you name it. In the beginning of 2014 this project got published in book that quickly … Continue reading A photography book for March: “Humans of New York”

The Carnival

Saturday night I went to watch the parade in the streets of Funchal. Carnival in Madeira isn't as glamorous as it is in Brazil, but we sure know how to throw a party. I took my camera and I was excited about shooting the hundreds of participants dancing in all sorts of weird, colorful clothing. … Continue reading The Carnival

Free photography ebook: “Guide to creative black and white photography”

Considering my current interest in black & white photography, I've been looking around for information on how to take better black & white photos, how to think in black & white and how to process in black & white. I found this ebook: In the words of the author: "This is not a photography book, … Continue reading Free photography ebook: “Guide to creative black and white photography”

Black & White Incursions

I love black & white photography. There is some kind of melancholy in a monochrome image that feels like a silent moment in a middle of the colour noise of the everyday world. A black & white photo is so simple and yet so subjective. I had started a project on Tumblr with only black … Continue reading Black & White Incursions

The photographer’s story: Meet Helen Boyd

To continue the series to share the stories of the photographer's I've been getting to know online and whose work I admire, let me introduce you to Helen Boyd. Helen has a unique style and her portfolio holds some of my favorite landscape photos. Plus, she was kind enough to take some time to share … Continue reading The photographer’s story: Meet Helen Boyd

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A photography book for February: “The photographer’s eye”

When I first picked up "The photographer's eye" I was super excited. I always consider I didn't have an eye for composition so this was the perfect tool to learn and improve. After reading a couple of chapters I can't really say it fullfilled my expectations, I find it a quite boring theoretical book in … Continue reading A photography book for February: “The photographer’s eye”

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Sunrise Sunset

If you're the kind of photographer who doesn't like closed spaces (a.k.a studios) and prefer to shoot outside, than natural light is your raw material. The challenging part is to search for it, understand it and use it to make the picture that is "the one". Searching for the perfect light is no easy task … Continue reading Sunrise Sunset

Comparing yourself to others

In Kelvin's story - if you haven't read it yet, you should! - he mentions about comparing his photos with other photographers' photos. It's something that we humans do way more often that we care to admit: compare ourselves to others. Sometimes it acts as a motivation boost because we  feel like we're better  than … Continue reading Comparing yourself to others

The photographer’s story: Meet Kelvin Bulluck

When I started "Static Stories" I created a mindmap of some of the things I wanted to do with the blog. One of them was to gather stories from photographers whether pro or amateur.The photographer is usually the one who's trying to capture and tell the story of his subject, but the psychologist in me … Continue reading The photographer’s story: Meet Kelvin Bulluck

Quote: photography art of observation

“To me photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” - Elliott Erwitt