Valter Jacinto

I don’t have a favourite spot because everywhere in the south of Portugal there’s a lot to see

See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine February 2016

This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Valter Jacinto (41) who lives in Faro. The Portuguese Valter got interested in photography in December 2002, when he bought his first digital camera: a Nikon Coolpix 3500. He’s entirely self-taught and didn’t even follow any photography courses. Now, he takes pictures professionally and sells his photos via Getty Images.

His speciality? Macro photography, particularly in nature. Valter: “I like taking photos of flowers and insects.” Although he doesn’t have a horticultural background, Valter has dedicated several years to taking photos of different flowers all over the Algarve. He currently has close to 400 pictures in his wild flower gallery. “There are still some species left to photograph,” he says about this project.

Valter on photography in the Algarve: “I don’t have a favourite spot because everywhere in the south of Portugal there’s a lot to see. Wildflowers, seascapes, insects, and aircrafts are just a few of the things I regularly shoot here. I organise my photos by subject and I like taking pictures of everything!”

 

Flower photography:

This month’s Picture Perfect shows a white bryony (Latin name: Bryonia cretica subsp. dioica) in Corte do Gago (Castro Marim county). It was taken on a Sony DSC-H9, Sony VCL-M3358, 1/250s f/4.0 at 53.3mm, ISO 100 full exif. Like this pic? See more on Valter’s gallery: www.pbase.com/valterj/wild_flowers

Want to try and make a perfect picture like this one as well? Here are Valter’s top three tips on flower photography:

  1. A macro lens is recommended.
  2. Take care not to disturb the wildlife.
  3. Shoot in JPEG. Small files are better.

White bryony by Valter Jacinto

 

See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine February 2016

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