A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
– Ansel Adams (landscape photographer)
If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.
– Robert Capa (photojournalist)
I started taking photos in the 1980’s, with a Pentax P30n film camera. In the 1990’s I decided to upgrade to a Contax 167MT and a set of second hand Zeiss lenses. Shortly after I got a Minox 35ML as an easy to carry second camera. Most of the time I shot slide film, mainly Fujichrome Velvia and Sensia. It was a joy to receive the package with the processed slides in the mail and then browse through them on the lightbox, using a magnifying glass to peek into the details. A selected few I would send out for Cibachrome printing. Such a distant and foreign reality…
Only in the 2000’s I was convinced that digital sensors were performing as well as film. So I got a digital camera, a Pentax K10D. In 2008 I discovered a company that made kits for converting Zeiss lenses from Contax into Pentax mount. I had so much fun using my old Zeiss glass on the K10D that I decided to share my photos with the rest of the world (or at least a small portion of it). So I started a blog. That was the first installment of EXPOSING PIXELS. Sometime later I entered the world of compact mirrorless cameras, having purchasing an Olympus PEN E-P2. I used it with Panasonic Lumix and Olympus Zuiko lenses, and with some of the old Zeiss lenses (again with a converter). But my favorite was (and still is) the 20 mm F1.7 Lumix (equivalent to a 40 mm lens in 35 mm film format).
After a 3-year pause in blogging and photography, I started again in 2017, mostly motivated by the purchase of an Olympus PEN-F – an extraordinary camera that is changing the way I make photographs. That’s when I decided to reboot EXPOSING PIXELS, now on WordPress.
I live in Portugal, nearby the city of Porto.