Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rua Sampaio Bruno, 37
(The full length faux mink coat)

Trivia (CXXIV) - The money question

richardo i like your pictures and most especially your passion for the act. So tell me, do you make money from the practice or it is just a hobby.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rua de Santa Catarina, 230
(The senior guy who told me five things)

A. He's been smoking pipe for over 60 years;
B. He has a 50+ pipe Collection;
C. Collecting pipes is a wonderful pastime for the young and old;
D. He has no interest whatsoever in photography; and
E. I shouldn't be wasting film on him.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Trivia (CXXIII) - The delayed introduction

i shoot strangers in the streets of porto, portugal

My name is Ricardo Porto and I shoot strangers in the streets of Porto, Portugal. I’ve been doing it for the last 4 and a quarter years, a hobby turned crusade. I always shoot alone and most of my pictures are posed portraits. I choose people that I find interesting and I ask them for a pic. They usually say yes.

I have one camera, one fixed lens, two batteries, one gray card and one lenspen and this is the only gear I use. No backpack, no photo bag, no tripod, no flash, no mega-zoom.

I usually walk the same city areas, mainly downtown, but as I like it to be kind of random, I never prepare my photowalk in advance.

I publish daily on my blog and all portraits are captioned with the place where they were taken and a brief description of what caught my attention.


Camera: I use a Panasonic GF2 Micro Four Thirds camera + 20 mm f 1.7 lens. It's a little bit old but I got attached to her and it's difficult to end the relationship, though i have secret thoughts about other cameras.

Settings: aperture priority, usually at f2.2-2.8 (depending of the number of subjects in the pic), custom WB (5350 k) and ISO 100.

Post: I use lightroom just to give a bit contrast (+10), clarity(+20), less highlights (-30), adjust WB if needed and resize (720 short edge).

Rua Sá da Bandeira, 270
(The plaid trooper hat)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Trivia (CXXII) - The Flint Magazine article

I was featured for a second time on Flint Magazine. This sounds really cool in english. Check the link below and in the way subscribe the magazine:

«The Boat Man & The Mini Titanic»

Rua de Santa Catarina, 276
(The portuguese zamarra)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Rua Fernandes Tomás, 725
(The girl who had previously promised me a pic)

Trivia (CXXI) - Pro Advice

"It should come as no surprise that I am in love with this little camera. Something about it has gotten me to take more photos in the last three months than I have in the last two years combined. In fact, this camera was one of the impetuses that led me to Nepal — I wanted a great subject on which to use it. 
A GF1 outfitted with the 20MM lens represents the following: a compact, beautiful little machine capable of producing archival quality photographic RAW data. It’s always with me. Almost never a burden. And every time I dump a day’s worth of shooting into Lightroom, I feel like that little kid so long ago, rediscovering why I became infatuated with photography in the first place."

Mod, C. 2009. "The GF1 is a near perfect travel camera - What I love about this camera"., [blog] December, Available at: [Accessed: 13 Jan 2015].