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BIOGRAPHY

Born on São Jorge island , the photographer Rui Vieira has captured magnificent landscapes , seeing their work recognized in Portugal and in the world , in magazines , contests and specialty websites.

His favorite photographic genres are landscapes , the sea and the coastal areas, especially when the sun rises or sets.

In 2005 , taking advantage of the existing space in father’s store “Papelaria Utilnova”, decides to collaborate with parents and brother Carlos Duarte (www.carlosduarte.net), creating a photography shop called “Utilnova Digital” , and where he works as a photographer and Minilab Operator (certified by Fujifilm) .

In this store, can be found some of your printed photos as well as a fine collection of tourist postcards.

In 2013 participated in the International Nature Photography Contest “ASFÉRICO 2013”, which was recognized by his photograph “Dreamscape“. This photograph was congratulated with the status HIGHLIGHT in the  Landscape category and made an integral part of the portfolio and also the cover of the book “ASFERICO 2013”.

In recent years Rui Vieira has been developing work in the field of photojournalism, studio sessions, and has been photographing events and weddings with a fresh approach , innovative and more modern and less traditional, following the new trends simple, but with great visual impact, conveying with excellence moments, feelings and emotions.

 
THE PHOTOGRAPHS
My photographs combine digital capture and traditional filtration techniques with a simple workflow. Images are shot in RAW format to ensure the highest quality possible. I use Adobe Photoshop for processing. Adjustment of curves/levels, highlights, burning/dodging, saturation, sharpening and removal of dust spots, is part of routine processing known as digital retouching, such as employed by most professional photographers today. Further manipulation beyond this is not part of the workflow. I create images from single exposures only and light available at the scene. I don’t use photo-stitching, composite images, multiple exposure blending techniques. HDR, or any manipulations used to produce images commonly referred to as Photo Art. All of my images can be purchased or licensed and i am happy to supply any of the pictures featured on this website for Commercial or Editorial use. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please Contact me as there are many more images on file.
 
CAMERA GEAR
Canon 5D MARK III
Canon 5D MARK II
Canon 5D
Canon 16-35 f/2.8 L II lens
Canon 24 TSE II f/3.5 lens
Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L lens
Canon 24-105 f/4 L lens
Canon 50 f/1.4
Canon 100 f/2.8 L Macro lens
Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L lens
Lee filters, including a Circular Polarizer and Neutral Density Grads
Canon 580 EX Flash
Manfrotto 055 carbon fibre Q90 4-section Tripod
Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II Bag

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