Hello’s to everyone! I’m sorry for being late on my introduction to the website, but as the saying goes: “Better late than never.”
First and foremost I would like to thank Stephen the Canuck and FlowerGirlH4v0c for the opportunity and accepting me as one of you guys. Or us guys, I think I can say us guys now…
Anywho… A bit of background... I’m a 30 to 40 year old child. Living in Lisbon Portugal, were I was born and raised. You can call me AJ or Archer, either one is fine. I love traveling and taking pictures. There is a lot of world out there I haven’t captured on film or digital formats so I still have big plans for that.
My love for photography started when my parents bought me a camera (that I still have) many, many, many years ago and I caught the shutterbug, that illness I believe we all share. For a while in less happy years of my life I stopped taking pictures as I lost all the passion for my passions, but in the past two years it returned, and having a place where I can share my photos with like-minded people makes me really happy.
I am not a photography puritan, I take pictures with whatever is handy, it can be with my mobile phone camera (currently a Xiaomi Redmi note 4G with a 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash) or anything else. I actually prefer film cameras, such as my first one, a Canon AE-1 Program, or my Lomo Diana F+ or Lomo Konstruktor.
I am not a fan of taking portrait or pictures of people. What I like mainly is architecture, animals plants and landscapes, especially sunsets. I love to play with light and shadow or with weird lighting color schemes.
I also have a thing with toys and doing silly basic photoshopping as you can see in the examples below. Maybe I have too much time on my hands…
That’s all for this week, tomorrow I am going to work on taking pictures for my next gallery called “My City” to post next week. The first picture is an example. No filters, taken with the mobile, lighting was just weirdly beautiful that evening.
Again, thank you!