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Luís Afonso is a landscape photographer born in 1972 and currently based in Lisbon. Bought his first camera in January 1997. He has been part of the Primeira Luz training project since December 2010. Since then, he has led close to a hundred photographic experiences among photo editing courses, street and nature photography workshops and tours throughout his country, including islands. More than two hundred participants have gone through his experiences.

He is a regular presence, as a speaker, in the main nature photography festivals in Portugal. He has been invited, several times, to be jury in the most prestigious national nature photography competitions. Since 2017, he is the Content Director of the Manteigas Landscape Photography Festival – Imaginature.

Since 2008 he has been photographing exclusively natural landscape in his home country Portugal. In 2017, he released his first book with photographs dedicated to the municipality of Porto de Mós, where he develops most of his work. His second book devoted to intimate landscape photography was released in October 2020 and has sold out in just two months.

He likes to photograph in his country, in places with which he can develop a long-standing relationship. He is more keen to show the intimate view than the big vista as he believes that nature photography can and should represent much more than just “this is what I saw”.