rui guerra

 

 

RUI GUERRA
 
Ex-High Competition Athlete, Vice World Champion of Underwater Photography, World Champion in "Wide Angle with Diver" category and six times National Champion, Rui Guerra was born in Lisbon in December 1968 and soon had become connected to the sea, where he tries to find he’s interior balance and inner peace. As natural consequence of its many family moments spend at the coast line, soon he discovers the passion and the curiosity for the underwater world, which leads him to start doing free diving and latter, scuba diving.
Photography enters he’s life almost by chance, and at the beginning was nothing more than “showing to the others what he sees underwater”. Maintaining a constant evolution at all levels and deepening he’s knowledge, he starts to broad he’s photographic horizons to other worlds, but with the underwater photography as the central core of he’s activity.  Along he’s career, at a leisure level and also at a competitive level, in national and international competitions, he has won several top places while simultaneously expands and teaches underwater photography in Portugal, by means of courses, workshops and organizing events. Today he's CMAS** Underwater Photography Instructor.

In recent years has been dedicated to underwater photography inside caves and time-lapse in high resolution, both in terrestrial and underwater environments.

Sea-kayaker since 2004, he has made several one day trips and some in total autonomy.

 

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In 2000, Rui Guerra chosed to begin working with Subal underwater housings and never looked back.

 

The high ergonomics, unmatched build quality, full control of the camera and a world-classu customer support, make Subal a brand always present in his daily lives.

 

The use of Subal underwater housings allows him to work efficiently and increase his productivity as an underwater photographer.


 
 

 

 

 


 
CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

Educational and Professional Qualifications

 

February/1987 - Complete the Course of Sailor in Maritime Authority of Lisbon;
February/1991 -  Frequency of the 2nd year of the Course of Electronics and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal  
February/1991 - Complete the Course of Freediving (CMAS - P1) in Group Dramático José Ramiro;
February/1991 - Filiation in the Portuguese Federation for Underwater Activities (FPAS) with number 1470;
April/1994 - Get the Restricted Operators Certificate for VHF in Maritime Authority of Lisbon;
February/1995 - Complete the course of scuba diving with the British Sub-Aqua Club (BS-AC), level "Sport Diver" (CMAS - P2);
July/1996 - Get the level of Master of Sail and Motor School of Marine and Fisheries of Commerce, in Lisbon;
February/1997 - Completed the course in scuba diving with BS-AC, Level "Dive Leader" (CMAS - P2);
April/1998 - Completed the course in scuba diving level of CMAS P3 by Portuguese Federation for Underwater Activities (FPAS);
July/1998 - Complete the Course of Freediving (CMAS - P2) in AquaSport, Lisbon;
October/1998 - Participation in three workshops on underwater photography, taught by Linda Dunk, Constantinos Petrini and Les Kemp, during Dive 98, held at the NEC, Birmingham, England;
May/1999 - At the invitation of FPAS, comp

lete a course of Judges of Underwater Photography, conducted by Eduardo Centelles, Director of the Department of Image of the Spanish Federation of Underwater Activities (FEDAS);
April/2000 - Completet the course of Technical Maintenance of Diving Equipment Scubapro brand, given by Ricardo Saramago;
October/2000 - Completed the course in Diving with Nitrox, level "Nitrox Diver", by Technical Diving International (TDI);
June/2001 - Completed the course in Diving with Rebreathers Semi-closed, systems and Drager Dolphin DragerRay by Technical Diving International (TDI);
February/2004 – Completed the Course of DAN Oxygen Provider by DAN Europe Training;  
November/2004 - Starts in the sea kayaking sport;
November/2007 - Becomes Athlete of High Competition through the Institute of Sport of Portugal and the Portuguese Olímpic Committee;
January/2008 - Completed the course in CMAS ** Instructor of Underwater Photography;
 April/2008 - Becomes Instructor of Apnea - Kids, by the International Association for the Development of Apnea (AIDA) - Portugal;
July/2009 - Becomes  MK VI Discovery Air Diluent Diver by TDI;
May/2011 - Attended the Workshop "Search Engine Advertising" promoted by Inesting;
September/2011 - Attended the Workshop "Facebook Marketing" organized by Inesting;

October/2011 - Becomes Solo Diver by TDI;

May/2012 - Becomes a Certified Sport Trainer - Underwater Activities - Level II, by the Portuguese Sport Institute;

October/2012 - Completed the course and becomes Cavern Diver and Intro to Cave Diver, by TDI;

November/2012 - Gets the Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures certification with CCR MKVI Discovery, by TDI;

February/2014 - Certification of PADI Ice Diving specialty;

October/2014 - Certification of Trimix diving with CCR MKVI Discovery, by TDI (ongoing)

 

Competitions and Distinctions Achieved

 

 Setembro/1998 - Join the National Championship of Underwater Photography - "FOTOSUB VII - Tavira/98", getting the 5th place overall and 3rd in the "Fish" category;
 April/1999 - Compete in Fotovisão'99 having succeeded to expose a picture from more than 2,000 photographers competitors;
 July/1999 - Winner of underwater photography contest sponsored by the Citizen Promaster and the magazine "Mundo Submerso", organized by Cronos-Importadora de Relógios, Ltd.   with the theme "Man and Environment";
 September/1999 - Join the National Championship of Underwater Photography - "VIII FOTOSUB - Azores / 99", earning the 4th place overall;
 September/2001 - Join the National Championship of Underwater Photography, X Fotosub - Sesimbra/2001, getting the 3rd place in the "Macro" category;
 October/2001 - Rank up in 3rd place in international competition 6º Open Fotosub Isla d’El Hierro, Spain, with the participation of photographers from 4 countries;
 February/2002 and April 2002 - Honorable Mention in photo competition V "Free Time" of the INATEL;
 May/2002 - Winner of the 1st “Underwater Photo Hunt” competition, in freediving, of Ináqua-Sub in Sesimbra waters;
 May/2002 - Winner in photo contest V "Free Time" of the INATEL;
 September/2002 - Winner of Fotosub XI - National Championship of Underwater Photography, with National Champion is Underwater Photography, and still getting the following places in five categories for competition:
                         1st place in "Wide Angle with diver" category
                         1st place in "Macro without theme" category
                         1st place in "Fish" category
                         2nd place in "Wide Angle without diver" category
                         3rd place in "Macro with theme" category
 October/2003 - Winner in the "Macro" category and second place in the "Wide Angle" category in XII Fotosub - National Championship of Underwater Photography, getting the fourth place overall and also in the "Fish" category;
 September/2004 - Winner of the XIII Fotosub - National Championship of Underwater Photography, renewing the title of National Champion of Underwater Photography, and still getting the following places in five categorys of the competition:
                         1st place in "Wide Angle without diver" category (2nd place after tie)
                         2nd place in "Macro without theme" category
                         2nd place in "Fish" category
                         4th place in "Wide Angle with diver" category
                         5th place in "Macro with theme"  category
 October/2004 - Rank up in 3rd place in 8th Open Fotosub D'Isla El Hierro international competition, Spain, with the participation of photographers from 4 countries;
 June/2005 - Winner of IX th Salon of the Sea photographic competition, getting the Gold in Underwater Photography category, a competition organized by the Portuguese Federation for Underwater Activities (FPAS) with the participation of 79 competitors between professional and amateur photographers;
 Julho/2005 - Winner in the "Macro" category and third place in the "Fish" category, classifying it in third place in the XIV Fotosub - National Championship of Underwater Photography;
 September/2005 – Becomes Vice-World Champion of Underwater Photography by getting the silver medal at the X World Championship of Underwater Photography, held under the auspices of the Confederation Mondial des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) in L'Estartit, Spain, with the partitipation of 49 teams from 25 countries;
 October/2005 - Appointed by the Portuguese Federation for Underwater Activities to receive the Merit Award Sports Prestige given by the Portuguese Confederation of Sport in the Male Athlete of the Year;
 May/2006 - Winner of the 1st Stage of FotoDigiSub in Sesimbra, the first completely digital competition of underwater photography in Portugal;
 June/2006 - Winner of the 2nd Stage of FotoDigiSub in Sines;
 June/2006 – Overhall Winner of FotoDigiSub/2006;
 June/2006 - Best portuguese photographer (second overall) in 1st Open Fotosub Graciosa/2006 international competition with the participation of photographers from 3 countries;
 July/2006 - Winner of the XV Fotosub - National Championship of Underwater Photography in Faial (Azores), becoming Tri-National Champion in Underwater Photography and also obtained the following rankings in several categories:
                       1st place – “Wide Angle" category
                       1st place - "Fish" category
                       1st place - "Macro" category
 October/2006 - 6th place in international competition 10th Open Fotosub d'Isla El Hierro, Spain, with the participation of photographers from 4 countries;
 May/2007 - 3rd place in the 11th World Championship of Underwater Photography, held in Mauritius, where he received the following ratings:
                      1st place - "Fish" category
                      2nd place - "Wide Angle without diver" category
                      5th place - "Macro with Theme" category
 June/2007 - 2nd place in the International Open Fotosub Islas Medas, held during the MIMA'07 (Medes, Imatge i Medi Ambient) in L'Estartit, Spain;
 July/2007 - Winner of the 10th Salon of the Sea photographic competition, section of Underwater Photography, an organization of the Portuguese Federation for Underwater Activities, with the classifications:
                      1st place (Gold) - Photography "Pick His Teeth"
                      3rd place (Bronze) - Photography "Yawning"
 July/2007 - Photographer invited to participate in 3th Fotosub Mogán Coast Gran Canaria international competition, Spain, with the participation of photographers from 7 countries and where he got the 7th place overall;
 September/2007 - 2nd Place in Aquafoto/2007 performed inside the Aquarium of Madeira Island, Porto Moniz;
 September/2007 - Winner of the XVI Fotosub - National Championship of Underwater Photography, held in Madeira, becoming Tetra National Champion of Underwater Photography and getting the following classifications:
                       1st place - "Wide Angle" category
                       3rd place - "Macro" category
                       Best photo of Wide Angle with Diver in “Wide Angle” category
 September/2007 - 6th place in the 3rd Open Fotosub Lanzarote international competition, Spain, with the participation of photographers from 2 countries;
 June/2008 - Winner of the stage in Sesimbra of Fotodigisub / 2008;
 June/2008 - Photographer invited to participate in international competition 4th Fotosub Mogán Coast Gran Canaria, Spain, with the participation of 6 countries;
 June/2008 - Winner of the National Championship of Underwater Photography - Fotosub XVII - Graciosa 2008, renewing the title of National Champion of Underwater Photography for the fifth time and still getting the following classifications in the different categories:
                       1st place - "Wide Angle" category
                       1st place - "Fish" category
                       3rd place - "Macro" category
 July/2008 - Winner of the II International Open Fotosub Graciosa Island / 2008 obtained the following rankings in the following categories:
                       1st place - "Wide Angle without Diver" category
                       2nd place - "Wide Angle with Diver" category
                       3rd place - "Macro without Theme" category
                       1st place - "Macro with Fish" category
                       1st place - "Fish" category
                       2nd place - "Free Theme" category
 July/2008 - Winner of the stage in Peniche of Fotodigisub / 2008;
July/2008 - Winner of the stage in Madeira of Fotodigisub / 2008;
 October/2008 – Overall Winner of FotoDigiSub / 2008, and 3rd place in the stage of Portimão;
 April/2009 - Winner of the stage of Sesimbra of FotoDigiSub/2009;
 May / 2009 - Winner of stage of the Castelo do Bode of FotoDigiSub/2009;
 June/2009 - Becomes World Champion in the category of “Wide Angle with Diver” during the 12th World Championship of Underwater Photography, under the auspices of CMAS (World Confederation of Underwater Activities), with the participation of 36 teams from 20 countries.  In general classification obtained the 5th place, with the following classification by category:
                       1st place (Gold Medal) - "Wide Angle with Diver" category
                       3rd place (Bronze Medal) - "Wide Angle without Diver" category
June/2009 - Conquest of the title of Underwater Photography Regional Champion  by winning the Regional Championship of Underwater Photography on the mainland, achieving the following rankings in the categories:
                   1st place - "Wide Angle" category
                   1st place - "Macro" category
                   1st place - "Fish" category
June/2009 - Winner of  Peniche's stage of FotoDigiSub/2009;
August/2009 - Classified in 2nd place in the form of Underwater Photography at the Nautical Atlantic in Peniche;
September/2009 - Earn the title of runner-up National Underwater Photography 2009, during the eighteenth FotoSub took place in San Miguel, Azores, as part of the UPA Challenge and obtained also the following places in three categories:
                   3rd place - Category "Environment"
                   3rd place - Category "Macro"
                   2nd place - Category "Fish"

September/2009 - is classified in 3rd place in the 1st Open International Stock Sub Azores took place in San Miguel and integrated UPA Challenge;

September/2009 - Winner in the UPA Challenge - Categories, getting the leading places in the following:
                   1st place - Category "Environment with Diver"
                   1st place - Category "Environment without diver"
                   3rd place - Category "Fish"
October/2009 - Photographer invited to participate in  the international competition 5'th FotoSub  Gran Canaria Mogán Coast, Spain, which was attended by photographers from 6 countries and where he obtained the following classifications:
                   1st place - Category "Best Wide Angle Photo"
                   4th place overall
October/2009 - Winner of FotoDigiSub/2009;
October/2009 - Honored at the 14th Annual Sports Gala, an event sponsored by the Sports Confederation of Portugal, which takes place annually at the Casino Estoril, following the title of World Champion of Underwater Photography in the category of "Wide Angle with Diver " obtained in Jeju, South Korea, during the World Championship of Underwater Photography 2009;
June/2010 - Winner Fotodigisub/2010's Peniche's stage;
July/2010 - Winner of the Third International Open Fotosub Graciosa Island 2010, which counted with the participation of three countries, still getting the following places:
              1st place - Fish
              1st Place - Free Theme
              2nd place - Macro Without Theme
              2nd place - Wide Angle with Diver
              4 th place - Macro with Theme
              5th place - Wide Angle without Diver
September/2010 - Winner of the XIX - fotosub - National Championship of Underwater Photography in Sagres, becoming, for the sixth time National Champion and still getting the following places in various categories:
              1st place - Wide Angle
              2nd place - Macro
              3rd place - Fish
October/2010 - Winner of the prize Most Criative Lighting in the 6'th International Fotosub Gran Canária Costa Mogán, an event with the participation of teams from Portugal Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Norwage, achieving also 6 th place in the general.
October/2010 - Second place in the Fotodigisub/2010's Portimão's stage;
October/2010 - Winner of the FotoDigiSub 20101;

February/2012 - Honorable Mention in Our World Underwater Competition 2012;

April/2012 - Finalist in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012;

February/2014 - By nomination of the Portuguese Federation of Underwater Activities (www.FPAS.pt), becomes National Coach of Underwater Photography and Video;

September/2014 - As National Coach and Team Captain, leads the Portuguese National Team twice to the podium in two categories, during the 1st CMAS European Championships of Underwater Photography;

October/2014 - Master of the International Team at the XVIII Open Fotosub El Hierro, in Canarias Islands, Spain;

Lectures, Exibitions and Disclosure Actions

 

April/1999 - Performs a slideshow in Portuguese Center of Underwater Activities (CPAS) about the archipelago of Berlengas entitled "Islands of Life";
 May/1999 - Organize in Sesimbra, together with the Ináqua-Sub and the magazine "Mundo Submerso", the first meeting of Underwater Photography in Portugal, the ENFOSUB;
 March/2000 - At the invitation of Underwater Activities Section of the Sports Group of the Bank of Portugal, held a lecture on underwater photography at the headquarters of the Bank;
 May/2000 - Organize the ENFOSUB II - National Meeting of Underwater Photography, together with the Ináqua-Sub and "Mundo Submerso" magazine;
 February/2001 – Makes a slideshow in the Clube de Actividades de Ar Livre, in Lisbon, entitled "Portugal Submerged";
 August/2001 – Performs a slideshow for children in the swimpool hall of Olivais about marine life, at the invitation of the Portuguese Center for Underwater Activities under a program of free-time occupation for schools, sponsored by the Municipal Council of Lisbon;
 February/2003 - As part of the launch of his book, “Practical Manual of Underwater Photography (only in Portuguese language) makes a diaporama in FNAC of the Centro Comercial Colombo about underwater photography;
 April/2003 - Performs a slideshow about the island of El Hierro in headquarters of the diving school Cipreia;
 May/2003 – He’s invited by the Chamber of Underwater Activities to be held in the auditorium of Building Portugal, to held a lecture on "Photography in the Blue in Portugal" and a slideshow about the portuguese underwater environment, both integrated in the 9th Festival of Culture of the Sports Group of the Bank of Portugal;
 June/2003 - Performs in Angra do Heroísmo (Terceira Island - Azores), with the painter Isabel Pecante, an exhibition of photography and painting titled "Lot of Sea... and very little land," integrated in the parties Sanjoaninas/2003 with the support of the Delegation of Tourism of the Terceira Island, during which performs various diaporamas;
 July/2003 - Participates with various photographs in the traveling exhibition "Salão do Mar", organized by the Portuguese Federation for Underwater Activities;
 February/2004 - Performs a diaporama entitled "Life and Death in Berlengas" in the offices of Cipreia - Diving School, Lisbon;
 March/2004 - Presents the "Life and Death in Berlengas” slideshow, this time on the premises of the Portuguese Center of Underwater Activities (CPAS), Lisbon;
 April/2005 – At the invitation of LPDM - Center for Social Resources, held for the Senior Club, he held a lecture about diving and underwater photography, and also shows the diaporama entitled "Life and Death in Berlengas";
 June/2005 – At the invitation of the Portuguese Center of Underwater Activities (CPAS) performs a slideshow entitled "GALAPAGOS – Wild Paradise ";
 March/2006 - At the invitation of the Department of Informatics, University of Coimbra, and included in the VIII Cultural Week of that University, held a lecture on Underwater Digital Photography, representing the Portuguese Federation for Underwater Activities (FPAS).  At the same time opens an exhibition of underwater photography entitled "Light under the Waves";
 June/2006 - The exhibition "Light under the Waves" is opened in the Exhibition Gallery of the Centro Comercial Dolce Vita in Coimbra, in the Bertrand library;
 June/2006 - At the invitation of the Municipal Council of Vila do Bispo, and inserted in the Festival of the Sea, in Sagres, performs the same exhibition "Light under the Waves";
 February/2007 - At the invitation of CETUS - Portuguese Association for the Conservation of Cetaceans, participates in a collective touring exhibition entitled "Cetaceans of the Portuguese coast", which was opened in Lisbon Delegation of the Portuguese Institute of Youth;
 June/2007 - At the invitation of the Casco Antiguo Portugal, holds in its store in Lisbon a presentation of material for underwater digital photography, including camera housings Patima and 10Bar, along with strobes from Inon and Epoque;
 September/2007 - Hold a lecture entitled "Underwater Photography Competition" at the Center for Arts and Performances of Figueira da Foz, during the 3rd Annual Meeting of Olhares.com;
 February/2008 - At the invitation of the Association for the Development of Diving (APDM) / Forum-Mergulho, presents two diaporamas on the opening day of Nauticampo/2008 in FIL, Parque das Nações, Lisbon:
           "Life & Death in Berlengas"
                         "SOS Oceans";
 March/2008 - At the invitation of Externato Pim Pam Pum, in Lisbon, held a presentation about the profession of the underwater photographer, inserted in the educational project "professions", during which also presents the diaporama "Life & Death in Berlengas" and "SOS Oceans ";
 April/2008 - At the invitation of the School of Diving Glauca, held a lecture on underwater photography and on the issue of preservation of the marine environment in the Institute of Labor Science and Enterprise (ISCTE), in collaboration with their Association of Students;
 April/2008 – At the invitation of APDM - Portuguese Association for the Development of Diving, presents three slideshows, during Exposub / 2008, held at the Exhibition Center of Montijo, entitled:
                       "Life and Death in Berlenga"
                        "Wrecks in the World"
                        "SOS Oceans"
 May/2008 - At the invitation of AMIR - Moledense Association of Education and Recreation, held an exhibition of underwater photography entitled "West Coast" at the Cultural Center Moledo of Minho, integrated in the Days of the Sea/2008; at the same time also held a lecture with the same theme;
 May/2008 - At the invitation of the School of Hotel and Tourism, Estoril, held a lecture entitled "Underwater Photography Competitions and it’s potential for tourism development" as part of a Masters program;
 October/2008 – At the invitation of Portisub, Diving Club, held at the Museum of Portimão, a workshop on "Techniques Used in Portuguese waters," Integrated in the Underwater Image’s Week of Portimão;
 October/2008 – At the invitation of Underwater Activities Section of the Sports Group of the Bank of Portugal, held an exhibition entitled "Our Waters";
 November/2008 - At the invitation of Underwater Activities Section of the Sports Group of the Bank of Portugal, held a lecture on diving in the waters of Madeira, and two diaporamas entitled:
                        "Portuguese Waters”
                        “SOS  Oceans";
 February/2009 – At the invitation of APDM, and under the Exposub/2009 (integrated in Nauticampo / 2009 at FIL, Lisbon), presents the "Portuguese Waters" diaporama;
 April / 2009 - At the invitation of the bar / disco Pacific Wave, opens an exhibition of nature photography, entitled "Galapagos - Air, Land, Sea";
 April/2009 - Opens a photographic exhibition at the High School Jaime Cortesão in Coimbra on "Biodiversity";
 May/2009 - At the invitation of IPIMAR (http://ipimar-iniap.ipimar.pt/), opens an exhibition of underwater photography entitled "Our Waters" during the X Iberian Meeting, which gathered 120 scientists from two countries;
 June/2009 - At the invitation of the Municipal Council of Peniche, some of he’s photographs are imcluded in a collective photographic exhibition entitled "The Sea of Berlenga", integrated in X Festival Sabores do Mar;
July/2009 - At the invitation of the Association Friends of Caster, held an exhibition of underwater photography entitled "Portugal Submerged" event under the "Environment 2009 Images Dispersed" in Ovar;
July/2009 - At the invitation of the Association Friends of Caster, held a lecture on freshwater underwater photography entitled "Underwater Photography everywere ... except in the sea" under the event "Environment 2009 Images Dispersed" in Ovar;
October/2009 - At the invitation of the Organization of the Second Biennial of Underwater Tourism in the Azores, which took place  in
                 Graciosa island, presented a lecture entitled "Tourism and Underwater Photography";
February/2010 - At the invitation os APDM, and under the Exposub/2010 (integrated in Lisboa Boat/Sport Show / 2010 at FIL, Lisbon),
                 presents "Turism and Underwater Photography" and "We are the size of our dreams";
March/2010 - At the invitation of the Association of Professional Photographers of Portugal ( http://www.afpportugal.com ) presents an
                 underwater photo exhibition entitled "Our Waters", during the 5th AFP's Exhibitors Showroom;
May/2010 - At the invitation of the Association Amigos do Cáster, performs two presentations on underwater photography in High School Júlio Dinis, in Ovar;
May/2010 - Invited by Águas de Coimbra, opens an exhibition  about freshwater underwater photography, entitled "Rays of Liquid Light" at the Museum of Water in Coimbra;
May/2010 - Makes several presentations to various schools across the center of the country, at the Water Museum of Coimbra;
Junho/2010 - Makes an exhibition of underwater photography on the Galapagos Islands National Park, in Coffee Choc, in Laranjeiro, Almada;
September/2010 - Makes an exhibition of underwater photography on the west coast of Portugal, entitled "Our Waters", in Coffee Choc in Laranjeiro, Almada;
October/2010 - He's freshwater underwater photography exhibition, entitled "Rays of Liquid Light", takes place at the atrium of the National Laboratory of Engineering (LNEC)'s Congress Center, in Lisbon;
April/2011 - Integrates the first team of divers to submerge the Castelo da Lousa, in Alqueva dam, after its sinking in 2002, making a speech on the same day at the Museum of Luz;

October/2011 - At the invitation of the Organization of the Third Biennial of Underwater Tourism in the Azores, which took place  in
                 Graciosa island, presented two lectures entitled "How to Receive an Underwater Photographer" and "Artificial Reefs";

October/2011 - Makes an exhibition of underwater photography in fresh water, titled "Rays of Liquid Light" in Coffee Choc in Laranjeiro, Almada;

April/2012 - Gives a lecture about underwater photography in swimmingpool during the anual congress of APTN - Portuguese Association of Swimming Coaches;

June/2012 - By invitation of the international festival MIMA - Medes Image and Environment (Medas Islands, L'Estartit, Spain), gives a lecture and exibition about underwater photography in Axores, titled "Azores - Nature in its purest form";

October/2012 - At the invitation of Diving Group of Ericeira Friends, gives a lecture titled "Searching the Light", a retrospective about is career as an underwater photographer;

December/2012 - At the invitation of FMH - Human Motricity College, in colaboration with FPAS - Portuguese Federation of Underwater Activities, gives a lecture intitled "Underwater Image - Sport and Science", inaugurating at the same time the exibition "Azores - Nature in its purest form" in that college;

December/2012 - At the invitation of CPAS - Portuguese Center of Underwater Activities, repeats his lecture "Searching the Light";

January/2013 - Invited photographer to participate in Cinclus - Nature Image Festival of Vouzela, in which gave two presentations, one on cave underwater photography - "Images of the Bowels of the Earth" - and another on timelapse - "Capturing the Time";

July/2013 - At the invitation of the Municipality of Vila Real performs a lecture about underwater photography in caves, during the 1st National Nature Photography and Videography Meeting, in Vila Real;

October/2013 - Performs a lecture on "Safety in Diving" at the IV Biennial of Underwater Tourism in Graciosa, Azores.

September/2014 - During the DAN's (Divers Alert Network - Europe) "Safety Stop" event in Lisbon, gave a lecture about "The image quest - Increased risks"

Published Work

 

May/1999 - The magazine "Mundo Submerso", published some of his photos, in an article about Sesimbra, entitled "Sesimbra Revisited";
 October/1999 - Publishes an article in the newspaper "Notícias do Mar," about the national championships of underwater photography FOTOSUB VIII - Açores/99;
 November/1999 - Some of he’s photographs are included in the website of the photographer Vasco Pinhol at: www.ip.pt / photoceania / rui;
 March/2000 - At the invitation of the "Mundo Submerso" magazine, puts some of his work in the web site: www.mundo-submerso.pt;
 May/2000 - Publish two articles in the magazine "Mundo Submerso" on the local dive in the Natural Reserve of Berlengas entitled "Berlengas - Enchanted Islands" and "Place of Election – Túnel do Asno";
 March/2001 – At the launch of the magazine “Aquaventura ", publishes an article of underwater photography entitled "Underwater Photography - first steps" and the photo of cover and central pages;
 April/2001 - Publishes two articles in the magazine "Aquaventura", one of underwater photography entitled "Make zoom with the fins and not with the lens" and on the Natural Reserve of Berlengas under "Berlengas - Islands of Life", and photo of the central pages;
 May/2001 - Publish an article in the magazine "Mundo Submerso" entitled "The living waters of Sesimbra";
 September/2001 - Publish a technical paper in the "Mundo Submerso magazine" titled "Subtronic Strobes";
 December/2001 - The magazine "Mundo Submerso" published he’s journalistic article under the heading "6th Open de El Hierro";
 January/2002 - With the title "El Hierro, an island... a competition" is an article published in newspaper "Notícias do Mar";
 April/2002 - The magazine "Mundo Submerso" publishes an article on its "Photo Hunt - For the 1st time in Portugal";
 February/2003 – Cover photo of the magazine "Mundo Submerso";
 February/2003 - Publishes the book "Practical Manual of Underwater Photography" (Dinalivro, 2003), the first of its kind in Portugal;
 June/2003 - Cover photo of the music CD of the Greek composer Timos Terzis, entitled "Deep Seas", composed specifically for the exhibition "Lot of Sea..very little land";
 August/2003 - Published in "Volta ao Mundo" magazine an article entitled "Meeting with Sperm Whales";
 Dezember/2003 - Marks the beginning of a regular cooperation with the Portuguese Center of Underwater Activities (CPAS) in the form of publishing a monthly article on underwater photography, in the site www.cpas.pt including:
                  Dez/2003 - "The 'Difficult' Srobe Orientation"
                  Jan/2004 - "Mastering the Light"
                  Fev/2004 - "Equipment for macrophotography"
                  Mar/2004 - "Aperture versus Shutterspeed"
                  Abr/2004 - "Shalow water photography"
                  Mai/2004 - "The Harmony in the Picture"
                  Jun/2004 - "Strobe Control"
                  Jul/2004 - "Photographer warned..."
                  Agt/2004 - "Balance of Lights"
                  Set/2004 - "Half-in/Half-out"
                  Out/2004 - "Super-Macro"
                  Nov/2004 - "The Underwater Model"
                  Dez/2004 - The Underwater Photo Competition"
                  Jan/2005 - "Photo Hunt"
                  Fev/2005 - "Competing in Photo Hunt"
                  Mar/2005 - "Some cases"
                  Abr/2005 - "Shooting in Slow Motion"
                  Mai/2005 - "The Great Schools"
                  Jun/2005 - "Close Focus Wide Angle"
                  Jul/Agt/2005 - "Silhouettes"
         Set/2005 - "Portrait of Caves and Holes"
 September/2004 - Publishes a report in the magazinel "Mundo Submerso" on "Between groupers and wrecks" and the cover photo of the same edition;
 March/2005 - Cover photo of Italian magazine "AQVA";
 July/2005 - Cover photo of the summer edition of the magazine “Azorean Spirit” of the Airline SATA;
 August/2005 - Publish an article entitled "Underwater Photography - The first steps, technique and equipment" in the magazine Super Photo Práctica ";
 September/2005 - Published in the "Mundo Submerso" magazine a technical paper entitled "ABC's Underwater Digital Photography - Part 1 / 3";
 September/2005 - The magazine "Mundo Submerso" publishes a portfolio with he’s photos;
 October/2005 - Published in the "Mundo Submerso" magazine a technical paper entitled "ABC's Underwater Digital Photography - Part 2 / 3";
 January/2006 - Published in Italian "AQVA" magazine an article on the sunken village of Furna’s Vilarinho;
February/2006 - Published in the "Mundo Submerso" magazine an article entitled "Galapagos in the first person - Report of a day of memorable diving";
 March/2006 - Published in the "Mundo Submerso" magazine an article entitled "Diving in the Galapagos National Park";
 August/2006 - Cover photo of the magazine "Mundo Submerso";
 November/2006 - Co-author, and photographic collaboration in the book "Beyond the Surface", edited by the Escola de Mar;
 February/2007 - Collaboration in the February issue of the magazine "CAIS" entitled "Azores - Treasures of Nature";
 April/2007 - Photographic colaboration in the “Mais Pesca” magazine;
 April/2007 - In conjunction with Carlos Garcia and Paula Simões, publishes an article in the magazine "Mundo Submerso" entitled "Return to the Sea of Minde";
 June/2007 - Cover photo and article in the magazine "Mundo Submerso" about the 11th World Championship of Underwater Photography;
 September/2007 – Cover photo of the magazine "Mundo Submerso" and report on the 3rd Fotosub Gran Canaria Coast Mogán;
 September/2007 - Cover photo of the magazine SubAQVA and report on the cetaceans of the Azores entitled "Meeting with Sperm Whales";
 October/2007 - Published in the "Mundo Submerso" magazine na article about MIMA'07 (Medes, Imatge i Medi Ambient) in L'Estartit, Spain;
 July/2008 - Published in "Planeta d’Água" magazine an article entitled "VI Fotosub Gran Canaria Costa Mogán";
 October/2008 - Photographic colaboration in the book "Guide to Submarine Species - Portugal - Berlengas" (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria/2008);
January/2009 - Publishes an article in the italian magazine "Subaqva" about the Minde's Sea, entitled "In the Non-Sense Kingdom"
 February/2009 - Author of all the 2009 catalog images of Picasso's brand (http://www.picasso.pt)
 April / 2009 - Author of all the images in the book "Free Diving - from theory to practice" (Dinalivro/2009) of author Ricardo José;
November/2009 - Photography in the article entitled "Picasso - An innovation brand" published in Pesca Submarina magazine;
November/2009 - Photography in the article by Ricardo José entitled "Trainning in the practice of free diving" published in Pesca Submarina magazine;
February/2010 - Photography of the article by João Neves entitled "MK VI Discovery - Space technology", published in Portugal Dive magazine;
May/2010 - Published in magazine "Portugal Dive" an article entitled 'Masters of Underwater Photography - The Gran Canaria's case;
May/2010 - Author of all the 2010 catalog images of Picasso's brand (http://www.picasso.pt)
September/2010 - Photographic collaboration with "Sábado" magazine in an article intitled "The most spectacular sites to swim in Portugal";

May/2012 - Photography at "Living Water" campaign from Água das Pedras company, in collaboration with Garage producer;

June/2012 - Author of the photos in the 2012/13 catalogue frm Picasso company (www.picasso.pt);

January/2013 - Photographic collaboration in the 2013 "Save our Seas - Sharks" calendar;

February/2013 - Photographic collaboration with Farol de Ideais producer in the "Vulnerable Limestones" episode from the television series Biosfera;

March/2013 - Photographic collaboration with "Inside Magazine" in a reporter about Sagres (Portugal);

July/2013 - Photographic collaboration in the official book of the 1st National Nature Photography and Videography Meeting, in Vila Real;

April/2014 - Photographic colaboration in National Geographic Portugal;

April/2014 - CD cover of "Fadomorse - Bed Off", produced by Ethereal Sound Works (http://www.etherealsoundworks.com);

July/2014 - Photographic collaboration in the official book of the 2nd National Nature Photography and Videography Meeting, in Vila Real;

 

Other Photography and Vídeo Works

 

 November/2002 - Photographic coverage of a swimming shampionships, the Park of Games 1 May of INATEL;
 January/2003 - Developing a portfolio for a project of Prof.  Carlos Osvaldo on the swimingpools of Ateneu Comercial de Lisboa, to request for sponsorship;
 January/2003 - Photographic coverage of tournaments for the Special Olympics Games in the Park May 1st, the INATEL;
 April/2003 - Photo coverage of the swimming tournaments of INATEL;
 July/2004 – Development of he’s own website for promoting he’s work, with the address: www.photoguerra.com
 December/2004 - Consultant in the field of underwater photography in the "GIS Berlengas"  with the Engineer Afonso Dinis Ribeiro, presented at the international conference "GISPLANET 2005";
 January/2005 - Become moderator in the underwater photography section of the Forum de Mergulho at: www.forum-mergulho.com;
 April/2005 - Become a member of the jury in the competition 1st Amateur Underwater Photographic Exhibition organized by the Forum de Mergulho;
 September/2005 - It integrates the working group that drew up the rules of the first National Championship of Digital Underwater Photography in Portugal with the Portuguese Federation for Underwater Activities;
 February/2006 – At the invitation of Travel Agency Peixe Voador, he visits Malta, on behalf of the magazine "Mundo Submerso" in order to assess local conditions for underwater tourism, as a photographer;
 March/2006 - Member of jury of the 2nd Amateur Underwater Photographic Exhibition competition organized by the Forum de Mergulho;
 March/2007 - Member of jury of the 3rd Amateur Underwater Photographic Exhibition competition organized by the Forum de Mergulho;
 May/2007 - Members of the Selection Board of Photography "From the Schist Limestone - Natural Heritage of Beiras";
 August/2007 - Member of international jury of the "Grand Prix of Brazil ProAcqua of Fotosub 2007";
 November/2007 - Become moderator in the area of underwater photography of the Underwater Visions Forum with the address http://underwatervisions.setbb.com/forum.html
 November/2007 - Establishes the design, optimization of image and impression of the exhibition on Cetaceans CETUS (Portuguese Association for the Conservation of Cetaceans) taking place at the Museum of the University of Porto:
 March/2008 - Photographic coverage of the surface and underwater of the 1st National Hockey Championship held underwater in the Olympic swimmingpool of Municipal Council of Vila Franca de Xira;
 March/2008 - Member of international jury of the "Grand Prix of Brazil ProAcqua of Fotosub 2008";
 November/2008 - Underwater photographic coverage of the 7th Apnea Indoor - National Competition, organized by AIDA - Portugal in the Olympic Complex of Coimbra;
 January/2009 - Become marketing and image consultant of Picasso brand (www.picasso.pt);
 January/2009 - Become image and marketing consultant of Megasub company (www.megasub.com);
 February/2009 - Photography and graphic design of the 2009 product catalog of Picasso (www.picasso.pt);
April/2009 - integrates a group of Portuguese photographers who develop a joint project called "Complementary Angles (  http://anguloscomplementares.blogspot.com/  ) In which they show different photographic perspectives in one place within a short time.
December/2009 - Photo coverage of the Dive Challenge Tour - Portimão/2009;
February/2010 - Photography and design of the Picasso's torch Power LED's card board package;
June/2010 - Photography and graphic design book of the Picasso's 2010's catalog (www.picasso.pt);
June/2010 - Photo coverage of a diving event for the disabled, held in Sesimbra's swimming pool, under the aegis of Disable Divers International (DDI);
July/2010 - Photo coverage of a diving event for the disabled, held in Alvito's Municipal Swimming pool, Lisbon;
July/2010 - Becomes head of the Casco Antiguo Portugal's Image Department;
August/2010 - Responsable for the choice of the Image of the Week in website http://skaphandrus.com;
October/2010 - Member of the Júri in the 14'th Open Fotosub Isla d'El Hierro international competition;

February/2011 - Photographic coverage of Lusotek/2011, 1st meeting of technical diving in Portugal, organized by Casco Antiguo Portugal and held in Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon, as well as the advertising poster's design;

March/2011 - Photography and graphic design book of the Picasso's 2011's catalog (www.picasso.pt);

March/2011 - Technical advice and collaboration in producing the advertising campaign "Water with Life" to Água das Pedras, performed by Kryptonphoto;
Julho/2011 - Conducting an advertising film and photographs, together with Armando Ribeiro, for the launch of the freediving board made by Water Fun, the C-Board;

Agosto/2011 - Member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Third Biennial of Underwater Tourism of the Azores, which took place in Graciosa Island;
November/2011 - At the invitation of the Underwater Photo and Video Comission of the Brasilian Federation, becomes juri member of the Brasil's Grand Prize Proacqua of Underwater Photography;

November/2011 - Photographic colaboration with the Portuguese Federation of Underwater Activities (FPAS) in the celebration of the Nacional Day of the Sea;

May/2012 - Underwater photography technical advisement in the advertising campaign "Living Water" of Pedras Salgadas in 2012, made by producer Garage;

June/2012 - Jury President and special guest during the international festival MIMA/2012 - Medes, Image and Environement (Medes Islands, L'Estartit, Spain);

June/2012 -Techical advisement in underwater image for the television advertising campaign "Summer TMN 2012" produced by the Ministry of Films for TMN company;

June/2012 - Juror in Regional Championship of Underwater Photography and Photo Hunt of Azores lslands;

July 2012 - Juror in Open Underwater Photography of Madeira Island;

July 2012 - Integrates the project 's research team "We Like Sharks" about sharks off the coast of the Algarve, as underwater photographer;

Dezembro/2012 - Integrates the International Jury of underwater photography competition "Grand Prix of Brazil 2012," witch selects participants for the Brasil's Natiotal Championship of Underwater Photography;

Dezembro/2012 - Director and Organizer of Creative Casco Photo Guerra / 2012 - The first creative underwater photography competition in swimmingpool held in Portugal in partnership with Casco Antiguo (www.cascoantiguo.pt)

February/2013 - Photographic and video coverage of Lusotek/2013, 2nd meeting of technical diving in Portugal, organized by Casco Antiguo Portugal and held in Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon, as well as the advertising poster's design;

Agosto/2013 - Member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Fourth Biennial of Underwater Tourism of the Azores, which took place in Graciosa Island;

September/2013 - Jury member of the underwater photography contest 1st Shootout Santa Maria, Azores ;

October/2013 - Jury member of the Fun Atlantic underwater photo contest, organized by Skaphandrus.com;

November/2103 - Jury member of the First Oceanos de Fuego Photography Contest, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

April/2014 - Juror of the on-line contest of the french fºorum www.forum-photosub.fr;

May/2014 - Underwater camera for a promotional film produced by Kithara Films (UK) about an underwater securety system;

July/2014 - Jury member of the II Photogrphy Contest of the Vila Real's Biodiversety (Portugal);

July and September/2014 - Director of the Haliotis Adventure Photo Competition 2014;

 

Courses and Workshops

 

 October/1999, December/2001, December/2002 and May/2004 - Held several workshops about underwater photography in Portuguese Center of Underwater Activities (CPAS) in Lisbon;
 June/2000, October/2000, Outober/2003 and April 2001 - Held of various Practical Underwater Photography Courses in the offices of Ináqua-Sub in Lisbon;
 November/2000 - At the invitation of the Ináqua-Sub, held a workshop on Nocturnal Underwater Photography;
 July/2003 – At the invitation of the University of Algarve, held a course in underwater photography, organized by the Center for Underwater Activities;
April/2004 - Held a further course of Practical Photography Underwater;
February/2005 - In collaboration with the diving school Subazul, held the "Practical Course for Underwater Photography (digital)”, with the aim to meet the specific needs of underwater photographers who use digital cameras;
May/2005 - Held the "Workshop on Underwater Photography Wrecks" in collaboration with the diving school Subazul and the diving center Haliotis;
September 2005 – Held a "Workshop of Wide Angle Photography" in collaboration with the Portuguese Center of Underwater Activities (CPAS), Lisbon;
February/2006 - Held the "General Underwater Photography Workshop" in collaboration with EML-Diving School of Lisbon;
May/2006 – Held several workshops eand lectures about underwater photography on board the MY "Blue Seas" during a liveaboard in the northern Red Sea;
January/2007 - Held a Practical Course for Underwater Digital Photography in collaboration with diving school Amora-Sub;
October/2007 - Held another Practical Course of Underwater Photography;
January/2008 – Held one more Practical Course of Underwater Photography, the first in Portugal that has access to FPAS / CMAS certification in Underwater Photographer;
February/2008 - Hold training on underwater photography equipment for the staff of Casco Antiguo Portugal;
September/2008 - Held the "Wide Angle” workshop in collaboration with the CPAS (Portuguese Center of Underwater Activities) and dive center Best Dive;
November/2008 – Held the Workshop on "Digital Workflow and Image Optimization";
November/2008 - Held a workshop on Night Underwater Photography in collaboration with the diving center ExtremeDive in Cascais;
November/2008 - In cooperation with the Portuguese Center for Underwater Activities (CPAS) held a workshop on Image Analysis;
March/2009 - In cooperation with the Portuguese Center of Underwater Activities (CPAS), held a "Practical Course for Underwater Digital Photography";
June/2009 - In cooperation with Submate, held one more "Underwater Digital Photography Practical Course"
October/2009 - In cooperation with the Portuguese Center for Underwater Activities conducted a workshop on "Advanced Lighting Techniques and Light Control";
November/2009 - Held the 2nd edition of the workshop "Advanced Lighting Techniques and Light Control";
February/2010 - Held a Practical Course for Underwater Photography in collaboration with diving school Haliotis
           ( http://www.haliotis.pt );
June/2010 - In cooperation with the Casco Antiguo Portugal ( www.cascoantiguo.com ), conducts a training specialist in underwater photography for the body of Marine Police;
July/2011 - In cooperation with Homem ao Mar diving school, held one "Underwater Digital Photography Practical Course";
December/2011 - Held an Adobe Lightroom 3 Workshop;

January/2012 - Instructor selected by FPAS - Portuguese Federation of Underwater Activities to train the future Sport Coaches in Underwater Activities within the underwater image thematic;

March/2012 -Held a Practical Course of Underwater Photography;

July 2012 - Held another Practical Course of Underwater Photography;

Novembro/2012 - Back to conduct another edition of Practical Course of Underwater Photography;

January/2013 - Carries out the first edition of Lightroom 4 Workshop of 2013;

February/2013 -Held a Workshop on Advanced Techniques of Underwater Photography, in partnership with the school and diving center Haliotis (www.haliotis.pt);

February/2013 - Held the second edition of Lightroom 4 Workshop for the photography company Boto & Nunes (www.botonunes.com);

May/2014 - Practical Course of Underwater Photography in Sagres, Algarve with Divers Cape (http://www.diverscape.com);

July/2014 - Practical Course of Underwater Photography in Lisbon;

September/2014 - Lightroom 5 Workshop in Lisbon and Carcavelos;

 

 

 

 

Lisbon, October 2014

 

 

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