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Hi there, everybody!

I'm Portuguese and I live in Cascais, a very nice town in the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal.

This is my second time in The 365 Project.

The first time, about 10 years ago, it gave me the perfect excuse to carry my camera everywhere in order to make “the” picture. The fact that this extra item - a camera, not a phone - was by my side made me really start looking into my surroundings, imagining a photo, thinking of all the details, waiting for the best moment. In a word: Learning!

Today, we all have a camera in our mobile phones, and so we almost forget!

However, learning is always possible: Photography is so vast that it is hard to keep up with all of its trends and ways.

An Art? A Science? Is it all about technique? What makes a good photo? Is editing cheating or is it just a way to bend reality a little so that the true beauty of a photo can come up?

I don’t know most of these answers, but I know that seeing through the “eyes” of a camera can teach all of Us – photographers and viewers – a lot about ourselves.

Will we make it? Will we ever capture reality? I don’t know, but I‘m sure it will be fun to try. And by the end of it all – if there is such a thing as an end to this bug that gets into you – I’m pretty certain that we will look into our own collection of shots and realize how wonderful is the World we live in.

So let me join you in this “quest”, let us share our little stories, new and old.

Comments are welcome and greatly appreciated. I’ll also keep an eye on you!

Happy shooting (with a camera)! :)

Rui