Jose Antunes
Jose Antunes is a freelance writer and photographer based in Portugal. Besides writing about the technical and creative aspects of photography for various publications, he hosts workshops and leads photo tours to reveal the hidden perspectives from his country.
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  • Photography
    Shooting
    Creating a Focus Stacked, Vertical Panorama with a 400mm LensPhotography
    Focus stacking is a technique usually associated with macro photography, tripods and precision. But you can use it with a 400mm lens, handheld, and come out with some nice images. And to make things even more difficult, the same image also is a vertical panorama. Let's see how it's done!Read More…
  • Photography
    Lighting
    Creating Your Personal Tabletop StudioTabletoppreview
    The practice of tabletop photography can start with a sheet of paper, some cardboard and window light. But soon you'll want more control in your own little studio. To help, we've looked at some alternatives for you.Read More…
  • Photography
    Post-Processing
    Quick Tip: 5 Free Tools for PhotographersPreview5
    Free software is many times forgotten by everybody, photographers included. Free does not always mean bad, as some think. Today, I will share five fantastic tools that will help you to have more fun with photography.Read More…
  • Photography
    Interviews
    Denis Palanque: Photography, Biology and PassionPreview123
    Denis Palanque won the Best Story prize from National Geographic magazine in 2010 and is actually the Special Advisor in Europe for the Meet Your Neighbours international project. We caught up with the French photographer recently and asked him a few questions for you.Read More…
  • Photography
    Shooting
    Quick Tip: The Easy Way to Shoot FireworksPreview.2
    Shooting fireworks is easy once you support your camera well. That's one of a few tips that will make your firework shots a lot better. Try these tips during New Year's fireworks, and free yourself from "auto" modes.Read More…
  • Photography
    Lighting
    Quick Tip: Bending Light Your Own WayPreview
    Portable light modifiers and small strobes will let you make great photographs even when there is not much ambient light. Discover what you can use to make your own portable sun.Read More…
  • Photography
    Inspiration
    Snapping Photos in Virtual WorldsPreview
    When I reached Rivendell, I could not resist taking a picture with two of my heroes: Gandalf and Elrond. Like a happy tourist I stood between them and clicked away. And these images are as important to me as real pictures. But obviously, there is something virtual going on here.Read More…
  • Photography
    Polarizing filter
    Quick Tip: Kill Reflections and Enhance Colors with a PolarizerPreview.1
    We mostly think of using polarizing filters to get saturated skies, but in fact they also work in the deep forest, to add pop to your pictures by eliminating reflections and enhancing colors.Read More…
  • Photography
    Shooting
    Quick Tip: Documenting Majestic Holiday Light InstallationsPreview
    Everybody will go photograph holiday decorations this month, but I bet few will think about photographing the period when they're set up. There are some fantastic images to capture. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Photography
    Interviews
    Guy TaI: My Landscapes Are Intimately FamiliarPreview
    The label "landscape photographer" is easily what most people use when faced with Guy Tal photographs. But the author is not a "landscape photographer," more someone that photographs, writes and breathes the places he is most familiar with.Read More…
  • Photography
    Shooting
    Quick Tip: Errors from the Past are Today's CreativityPreview
    Digital cameras helped to transform those shots that would probably go into the bin in film days into creative expressions. Today, we'll dive in and learn some techniques to "create errors" that can expand your arsenal of photographic tools.Read More…
  • Photography
    Photography Fundamentals
    Quick Tip: Does EXIF Tell the Whole Story?Preview
    Does EXIF data like speed, aperture and ISO give enough information to replicate a picture? This question arises every time people online ask others for that data. There is no simple answer to that, but there's something for all of us to learn.Read More…