Pre-conceived Shots

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As I rappelled down the cliff, the scene began to shape itself in front of my eyes. Clouds, coming in from the south, gave a mystery touch to the landscape and contrast between light and shadow, painted lines, movement and grace into it. Hanging from a fixed rope, just as light was beginning to fade, I could see Tom and Rosita coming closer, rapidly climbing the route’s last stretch. He … Read more

Cesar Portas – Picture of the Day

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Nikon D2x Camera, Nikkor 12-24mm f/4 lens and two Nikon Sb-800 flashes with warming gels triggered through Nikon’s CLS system at ISO 100, 1/100s, f/5 and TTL. A few days later on Sept. 24, Cesar won second place on PKRA World Tour’s last stop and final competition held down in João Pessoa (BRA). He reached 8th place on the general 2006 world rank while word Champion Aaron Hadlow didn’t step … Read more

Photography, Vision and Ethics

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What is more real: a picture that doesn’t communicate, does not tell the story, or a carefully thought shot, that clearly conveys what you saw or felt in a given moment?

Where is the thin line that separates a worked shot from faking a whole scene?

Photography that communicates visions, feelings and the vivid experience of the world around us is what I believe in. My ethical commitment is showing people a universe that is as real as the world out there to be seen