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O processo criativo de uma imagem. A escolha dos filtros

      Workshop Miramar, Capela S. da Pedra (Pôr do Sol)

 

  • Na fotografia de paisagem por vezes só com persistênçia se consegue obter o resultado pretendido. Esta imagem percorria-me o imaginário há bastante tempo, e neste dia as condições estavam perfeitas para a realizar.  Depois da luz , para mim o mais importante é a composição e aqui o potencial da imagem reside na simetria conseguida graças à água no primeiro plano. Apercebi-me que o néon refletido na água seria um bónus, pelo que enquanto o céu abundava de côr apressei-me a posicionar o tripé, e com calma fiz a medição da luz. Facilmente me apercebi de uma diferença de 3 stop entre o céu  e a terra, e a escolha do filtro foi obviamente o reverso 3 Stop e porquê? Porque o reverso é um filtro que balança e controla  perfeitamente a luz ao nascer do Sol / pôr do Sol) na linha do horizonte, tornando-o ideal para estas situações Se repararem com cuidado na imagem, apercebem-se que a maior intensidade de luz e côr está diretamente abaixo do céu. Depois de equilibrar a luz com o filtro, adicionei o filtro de densidade neutra (Proglass IRND )  de 3 Stop para me proporcionar uma exposição de 20/25 segundos, o suficiente para o efeito etéreo desejado. A escolha do polarizador pode parecer no mínimo dúvidosa, pois com reflexos devemos ter o máximo cuidado, mas tive uma razão forte para isso….Se quiseres saber como, inscreve-te num workshop da tua preferênçia. Se preferires, podes sempre optar workshop edição online a partir do conforto da tua casa.

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Porto & Aveiro Phototour 2022

Porto

Porto is a well known city in the north of Portugal, but the beautiful Aveiro lagoon is perhaps not so well known. Join me, Paulo Silva for some great photographic opportunities in both locations. I offer a 5 day landscape photo tour in this Portuguese area which is close to my home and my heart. In Porto we will photograph famous views of the high lying city, the steel bridge, and the barges carrying barrels of port below on the Douro River. In the Aveiro Lagoon we will seek out the best tides, light and reflections to photograph the fishing boats in their peaceful surroundings. In the pretty town of Aveiro we will try some blue hour photograph

The essential kit for the entire Tour:
Mirrorless or DSLR camera, tripod, wellington boots and waterproof coat.
The 16-35mm lens is all you need, or 24-70mm.

 Filter kit:

Gradients 2/3 stops hard and soft, a reverse grad 3 stops and ND Full 6/10 stops and polarizer.

 

 

 

Miramar, Portugal

Miramar

Ria de Aveiro

Ria de Aveiro

New Dates 2022

26th – 30th April  2022 

4 nights / 5 days 

NEW DATES 2022

4th – 8th October 2022 

2th – 5th November 2022

17th – 21th November 2022

29th ( Nov) 3st December 2022

13th – 17th December 2022

4 nights / 5 days

Accommodation will be in the 5 star Hotel Solverde Spa and Wellness in Espinho. Program: Please try to arrive early in the day. In the afternoon, weather and time permitting, we will do our first sunset shoot on a location ( famous sea Church)  close to the hotel. The following days we will focus on sunrise and sunset photo shoots.  The Photo tour starts at 12.30 on the first day  and ends at 12.30 on  the last day.

Level of fitness required: Easy

Price per person: € 1980

Deposit at time of booking: € 400 

Included: All transportation to and from photography locations – On location tutoring on composition and camera settings by professional photographer Paulo Silva – Return airport transfers – 4 nights’ accommodation in single / twin or double room including breakfast.

Excluded:

Flights – All other meals – Beverages – Insurance

Ria de Aveiro

Ria de Aveiro

Tuition by professional photographer (Paulo Silva)

Speak english

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Algarve Phototour 2023

Join me, Paulo Silva, on a 6 day landscape photo tour in the spectacular southern region of Portugal; the beautiful ALGARVE. During our tour we will photograph sunrises and sunsets overlooking the dramatic rock formations and impressive cliffs of the Algarve’s southwestern coast. Iconic spots like Ponte de Piedade, the Heart of Algarve, Praia de Albandeira will feature on the itinerary, as well as blue hour photography in the quaint coastal villages of Ferragudo and Carvoeiro.

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Albandeira

Ferragudo, Algarve

Ferragudo

Dates : 17th 22th January 2023

Group Size: Max 4

Level of fitness required: Easy  

Price per person: € 2250,-
Deposit at time of booking: € 450 

Included: All transportation to and from photography locations

Accomodation will be at The luxury Hotel Tivoli 5 star, located a short walk from the beautiful Centianes`s beach

Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort | Um hotel de 5 estrelas no Carvoeiro (tivolihotels.com)

Program: Arrival on Twesday. Please try to arrive early in the day. In the afternoon, weather and time permitting, we will do our first sunset shoot on a beach close to the hotel. This will be followed by a welcome presentation and included buffet dinner in our hotel. The following days we will focus on sunrise and sunset photo shoots. The last photography session will be on Sunday morning.

The Photo tour starts at 12.30 on Twesday and ends at Sunday 12.30  ( 2023)

– On location tutoring on composition and camera settings by professional photographer Paulo Silva – Return airport transfers – 4 nights’ accommodation in single / twin or double room including breakfast – buffet dinner at our hotel on the first evening.

Excluded: Flights – All other meals – Beverages – Insurance.

Carvoeiro, Algarve

Carvoeiro

Ponta da Piedade

Tuition by professional photographer (Paulo Silva)

  Speak english

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Tour at Porto & Aveiro

Great Tour at Porto & Aveiro during five days with a fantastic group including clients from UK, USA, Hong Kong, Canada and Portugal. We had some great skys and stunning conditions , specially at sunsets, in this particular case at Miramar on the beache. In fact, this location is to close my house. As a Tutor and Photographer i have the luck to know very well the area to provide the best access and creat outstanding compositions for the clients. Really pleased to work with the group.