Engaging Photography

Instructors/Photographers

João M. Gil established Alma Lux Photographia in 2007, in a fundamental moment of change he undertook in his professional career. This was after 10 years of well-succeeded practice and teaching, in Engineering and Research, both internationally and nationally (including his PhD).

He has recently published two books, “On Mountains” (in english) and “Olhares Montanheiros” (in portuguese), together with photographer Nuno Verdasca, with forward by Journalist Carlos Pinto Coelho and World-Climber João Garcia.

He has won several prizes in Fine Art, Nature-Landscape, Nature-Trees, People-Portrait, People-Family at IPA International Photography Awards 2008 and 2010, in People at Black & White Spider Awards 2012, and in Abstracts at 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup, among other Contests.

His successful CAUSAS Photography Workshops (co-authored with Photographer Elisabete Maisão) were created in 2008, frequently taking place since then. He has created the In Vivo Workshops in 2010.

His work is currently being recognised by selling his photographs, signed and numbered and by his photography workshops. He prints his own photographs, in large professional quality prints.  He is a regular collaborator for zOOm Magazine and was also of FOTOdigital Magazine, in the chronicles Photographs with stories behind the lens and other articles. He works on photographic projects, either of his own on in joint work with other photographers or companies.

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Professional photographer based in Brussels specialized in nature photography, wildlife and press photography , Frédéric Demeuse has followed studies in photography ( School of Photography of the City of Brussels) , ornithology (Formation Ornitho) Ethology and nature guide (Circle of Naturalists of Belgium) .
In his photographs Frédéric researchs as much the documentary aspect than the artistic one.
Fauna, flora, forests and landscapes of the natural world around us are its favorite subjects.

His images are broadcast around the world by several Belgian and French agencies such as Gamma- Rapho Agency, Naturimages , Biosphoto , Claire -Vision Editions.
Author of the photographs of several books such as ‘Sonian Forest’, ‘Brussels; green city, city full of nature’, ‘Havens of biodiversity’ and ‘The Forest in Belgium’.

His work has been awarded in several international competitions, he has won first prize in the category ‘ In Praise of Plants of Fungi ‘ at the prestigious ‘BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010’, the prize in the category ‘Birds’ in the Festival Nature Namur in 2009 , first prize at the Argus Environment 2013 ‘, and awarded in several international competitions such as Asferico in Italy and Festival Montier-en-der in 2014.

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