Photography, Tips, Instagram

A lot of things come and go, but one always keeps the same: my love for Instagram. I love to keep a good looking feed, so I decided to share with you how I make it. Interested in learning how to edit pictures for Instagram? Keep reading!

This is probably a start of a new series on the blog, the "Before & After", and this one is dedicated to how my feed ended up during my travel to Greece.

I take a lot of pictures during my trips, and this wasn't an exception. Actually, I took 1196 pictures - but only a few go to my Instagram. Also, one thing that I didn't told on the post about the trip, is that it took 3 plane travels to get there (and to come back).

I went from Porto to Zurich, from Zurich to Athens and, finally, from Athens to Crete. Between all of the flights, I was left with 1 hour or more, to wait at the airport, plus all of the time spent flying. Which means that, on the way back to Portugal, I got plenty of time to select and edit the pictures taken. Yes, I did it on my mobile phone.

The APPs that I used were Lightroom and Snapseed. Now, let's see the pictures:

This one, taken at Chania Harbour, was edited on Lightroom. I used it to make it brighter and to remove a little bit of the shadows. Then, I used Snapseed to expand the sky a little bit, so when it was posted in 1:1 it wouldn't crop the picture's width.

Those were some of my favorites. When I took them, I loved the perspective and then, seeing the final results got me really proud. All of the edition was made on Lightroom, I made them a little bit brighter and removed a little of the shadows, and also changed a little of the colors saturation - mainly on the blues.

This picture was the one that got a little bit more of the color manipulation. Orange sunsets are pretty, but I love those that look more pinkish, so I kind of made it on Lightroom. Beyond removing a little of the shadows, I made the yellow tones look a little more orange and the orange a little more pink.

On this one I spent more time on Snapseed. First I made some small adjustments on Lightroom and, then, the process of expanding the sky began. However, all of the pictures I was posting had a more "clean" look, so I didn't liked how that clouds would look on the feed. I used the correction tool on Snapseed to remove then and whitened the sky with the selective tool.

The process for the other ones was pretty much the same. Check the hashtag #ExploringTheIslandOfCrete to see all of the final pictures, and don't forget to tell me what you think of them!

All pictures were taken by me, with a Lumix DMC-TZ60.

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Yesterday I went to Beiju Tapiocaria, a new place that opened in Alameda Shop & Spot (Porto, Portugal) with some friends.

This brand belongs to Rita Pereira, a portuguese actress, and it's known for its healthy Tapioca - gluten free, diary free and sugar free.

Tapioca is a Brazilian food and maybe this wasn't the best place for me to try it for the first time, because it was also the first time I ate something gluten, diary and sugar free. The brand has a really nice concept, but it probably was too many first times in one, for me. 😂

I went with 2 friends and we all had the same idea when we saw the website, on the day before: Nutella Tapioca. Also, since we arrived at 5 p.m., it was during the "snack time", which means the Nutella Tapioca was cheaper (this happens from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.), so we paid 2,5€ instead of 3,1€. Beginners Luck?

The employees were really nice to us and It's an interesting concept, but I didn't really enjoyed the food. I ended up feeling like it tastes like... a piece of paper with Nutella. If I had to rate this experience, I'd say it was a 2 out of 5.

Anyway, I'l looking forward to try tapioca again, but in other place. I'm open to recommendations! Have you ever tried it, or do you like it?

The picture was taken by me, with a Xiaomi Redmi 3S.

Hope you enjoyed this post and I'd love to know your opinions about Tapioca!
Also, if you want to keep updated, I invite you to follow me on Instagram.
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Traveling, Portugal, Photography

On the last days I traveled around Setúbal, and I swear I'm completely in love with this city.

It is located in Portugal, approximately 48 kilometers south of its capital, Lisbon. The pictures bellow were taken where the river (Sado) meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Also, my boyfriend got me this scarf from Stradivarius for Christmas and it's so warm. I'm loving it!

Me and my boyfriend also made a small roadtrip around Serra da Arrábida, and sadly it was a last minute plan so I had left my camera at home.

The pictures were taken with our cellphones (Xiaomi and Samsung) and, despising the bad quality, the landscapes were really beautiful.

​​​​These​ were taken at "Praia da Figueirinha", which is a beach located right before you go up to Serra da Arrábida. 

The day was really cloudy and the sun was already gone, but it was still a really beautiful beach to explore.

Hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to tell me what you think.

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who always carried a tripod with her, no matter of where she was going. One day - or night - she needed her tripod, but she has left it home.

Oh well, guess I started 2018 making bad decisions.

Anyway, hope you have had an amazing start of 2018 and that the rest of the year will be even better.

Those pictures where taken by me, in Setúbal (Portugal), with a DMC-TZ60.

Hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to tell me how was your New Year.

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Design, TV Shows

Even though Design is an area that I deeply love, I don't have any kind of experience working with that.

However, on the other day, a class mate of mine was talking about how we should try to do things that we like. It won't be good at first, but it doesn't matter, we'll only become better if we try and pratice. After that, I went home with a huge desire to start something - and so I did.

Since I really love tv shows, I decided that, at least, once a week, I'll try to add another character to this project.

Riley Blue | Sense8

The first character is Riley Blue, from my favorite tv show: Sense8.

Hope you enjoyed this project and feel free to tell me what you think of it.

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Traveling, Greece, Photography

As my first post, I want to share some picture I took in the beginning of September, when I got the chance to travel to Crete, a Greek Island.

Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It's located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, separating it from the Libyan Sea.

Our hotel was located in Chania (Χανιά) and the most beautiful place was the Venetian Port.

We also went to Elafonisi (Ελαφονήσι). This beach is known by its pink sand, that is created by pigmented microorganisms. Although, since those were frequently taken as a souvenir by tourists and, nowadays, only remain around 10% of the color saturation levels.

If you have the chance to visit it, please respect the environment.

The other beach we visited was Falassarna (Φαλάσαρνα). No pink sand, but really amazing landscape.

Last but not least, Heraklion (Ηράκλειο), the capital of Crete.

All pictures were taken by me, with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures I took and feel free to tell me what you think of them.
Also, if you want to keep updated, I invite you to follow me on Instagram.