Journalist, writer and photographer since 1979, both print and online, with a vast experience in the fields of photography, software, hardware, web, aviation, History, video games, technology, having published content in almost all Portuguese newspapers and magazines between 1979 and 2009.

Responsible, in that period, for the launch or edition of multiple magazines in Portugal, covering Photography, Video, Computer Games, Aviation, Nature & Wildlife, he is also the author of four printed books, three guides about Photography and one about Virtual Worlds, and a series of eBooks about Photography.

As a technical translator, worked with Kodak (Portugal), back in the eighties and nineties, for whom he created a professional newsletter. Worked also as a translator for different companies, in the areas of video games and photography.

Internationally, past and present clients on the editorial side include Neowin, WorldStart, Pixiq, Manfrotto School of Xcellence, Photo Tuts+, Pro Photo Coalition, Pro Video Coalition and UAV News. As a translator, Kodak and Canon are companies he has worked with. Works now for a specific client in the area of photography, translating and revising technical texts, from English and Spanish to Portuguese.

Olympus  Kills the Four Thirds System

Olympus Kills the Four Thirds System

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Adobe Launches Special Creative Cloud For Photographers

Adobe Launches Special Creative Cloud For Photographers

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Canon: Medium Format in 2014?

Canon: Medium Format in 2014?

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Topaz Labs ReStyle: the Instagram Factory

Topaz Labs ReStyle: the Instagram Factory

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David duChemin: The Seven Year Book

David duChemin: The Seven Year Book

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Wide-angles and Dragonflies

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Adobe Cloud Creates Storm of Protests

Adobe Cloud Creates Storm of Protests

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Phottix Mitros: Cheap TTL for the Masses

Phottix Mitros: Cheap TTL for the Masses

When I decided to get a new flash for my Canon system, the option of the new Mitros from Phottix had to be considered. It’s similar to the…

The Pros and Cons of Making Books in Lightroom 5

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