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Luís Belo

Luís Belo

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I was born in the winter of 1987. As a child I wasn't as curious as I end up becoming. At the time I settled to a few friends and a couple of playgrounds, much of them invented. Growing up, drawing became more serious, people seemed to appreciated it and I loved to paint. Later I found photography, I could capture the world around me with ease and I started to squinting my eyes looking for that special moment. Years later I ended up graduated in the field. My curiosity for image made me continue to explore. Print and web design, as well as video are current favorites of mine. I have also been involved in organizing and promoting cultural events, most of which related to a second-hand bookshop where I also worked. Having my work recognized and awarded in several competitions gives me the strength to keep looking for something captivating and original. I hope you like what you see. I would love to have some feedback, so feel free to contact me. Thanks for visiting.
  • Canon 650D
  • Ikoflex I 850/16
  • Pentax ME
  • Canon G-III QL
  • Yahsica Electro 35

Making sense of the chaos

Published September 1st, 2013

Selection.

If there's a quality I value on a today's photographer it's his intelligence to make a good selection. With digital cameras most of us don't really take the time to look around and choose the photo we want to take. Usually we just do it. Even when we take the time to make a thoughtful image with which shoot, we still may end up with hundreds of photos.

When this happens it's important to take a breath and think about what you really need. You may need to reduce those hundreds to fifty photos, to twenty, or just to two. Anyway, consider the use the photos will have. For example, if you went on a trip to a beautiful location and took one thousand photos and were thinking about uploading them into 500px, the best option is probably to reduce them into three or four distinct and great shoots. After all, it isn't all that interesting seeing the same landscape slightly adjusted shoot after shoot, even if all of those are good.

I'll give you a different and more personal example.

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