About me:

My name is José Ramos and I’m a passionate landscape photographer from Portugal, currently located in Lisbon.

During  my career, I’ve had the pleasure of being published in several international magazines (including National Geographic, The Telegraph, Photography Week and others), running workshops and photo-tours in Portugal, winning international photo awards, selling prints to all over the world, doing photo exhibitions and many other. I’m also an Official Ambassador for FLM Tripods, Nisi Filters and Terrascape Filter Bags

José Ramos landscape photographer from Portugal in Iceland during the midnight sun, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, 2016

Iceland, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon during the midnight sun, 2016

I started shooting thirteen years ago and this passion grew so strong that this was the art I have chosen to express myself and pay homage to the beauty and power of the world which surrounds us. I’m currently dividing my time between working as a doctor (psychiatrist in an inpatient unit in Lisbon) and a photographer, which implies great dedication to be able to develop my skills in both areas. So far this has been possible with a strong commitment, and at the expense of sleeping hours, which would only be bearable when there’s intense passion about both subjects.

In my photos, the act of raising awareness about Nature and the need to protect the environment is simultaneously linked, through embedded concepts and stories for each image, with existential reflections about the self and our place in the world. My website’s manifesto is the following: “When the aesthetic power of Nature meets a man’s vision of the world, creation takes place and images become the crystallized hybrid product of this encounter. Travelling and endlessly searching for the light, the silence and the lessons of the landscape, here I present you my vision of the world as seen through my eyes and soul, hoping I can at least take you there just for a moment, to the moment which lies so intense in my memory…”

José Ramos landscape photographer from Portugal headshot made in Iceland 2016

Headshot made in Iceland 2016

Online presence:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram 
  • Google Plus
  • 500px
  • “Olhares”, the largest portuguese photographic community
  • Member of the Camerapixo Pro Expert Team – a team of selected photographers who regularly write for the Camerapixo Publishing Company
  • Moderator at Viewbug, the biggest online photography competitions website
  • Participation at National Geographic YourShot community, with two selected photos for the “Daily Dozen” feature, as well as having a Photo of the Day feature
  • Participation at other online galleries, like 1x.com, youpic.com

 

José Ramos landscape photographer from Portugal in Dettifoss Iceland 2016

Dettifoss waterfall area in Iceland, 2016

Workshops and Photo Tours:

  • I’ve been running custom Photographic Workshops and Photo Tours in Portugal landscapes since 2012, with national and foreign clients. Contact me if you are interested in booking.

Photo Awards:

I decided to start participating in selected contests since the end of 2014, having won:

  • TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) Trophy Award – Third Prize (2000 eur). Part of one of the world’s largest photo contests – Trierenberg Super Circuit 2015
    • 16 images selected for exhibition at the four Salons of the Trierenberg Super Circuit Contest
  • Contrast 2015 Photo Club Infinity ContestHonourable Mention by the Photographic Society of America – Nature category
  •  Fstoppers Volume 5 2015 contest – Grand Jury Winner
  • “Slow Landscapes Competition” – Photography Week Magazine – First place
  •  “Landscapes 101 Contest” – Digital Photography School –  First prize among 26.000 submissions

 

José Ramos landscape photographer from Portugal in Jokulsarlon Glacier Beach 2015

Jokulsarlon ice beach in 2015

Book Publishing:

  • Featured on the “200 Best Photos of Portugal on Instagram” book, published by Primebooks, with a selection of 12 photos, including cover image
  • Featured on the “50 Best Spots of Portugal” book, published by Primebooks, with a selection of 5 photos
  • Soon to be published selected Portfolio Book in Portugal

 

National Geographic feature 2

International Photo Magazines and Online Publishing:

  • “Destinations” Travel Magazine – Milan Presse, 2012 – Published images
  • Digital SLR Photography Magazine – December 2013 – Published images
  • Cameracraft Photography Magazine – Q3 2014 – Cover image and full portfolio
  • f2 Freelance Photographer Magazine – April 2014 – Cover image, full portfolio inside
  • f2 Freelance Photographer Magazine – January/February 2015 – Two published photos, Article about tripods
  • Photography Week: Issue 75, 2014 – Cover image
  • Photography Week: Issue 80, 2014 – Cover image
  • Photography Week: Issue 101, 2014 – Cover image
  • Photography Week: Issue 160, 2015 – Cover image
  • Photography Week: Issue 108, 2014 – Published image
  • Photography Week: Issue 110, 2014 – Published image
  • Photography Week: Issue 114, 2015 – Published image
  • Photography Week: Issue 127, 2015 – Published image
  • Photography Week: Issue 129, 2015 – Published image
  • Photography Week: Issue 133, 2015 – Published image
  • Photography Week: Issue 139, 2015 – Published image
  • Photography Week: Issue 143, 2015 – Published image
  • Photography Week: Issue 167, 2015 – Published image
  • Photography Week: Issue 191, 2016 – Published image
  • Photography Week: Issue 220, 2016 – Published image
  • Camerapixo Magazine – “Diverse Subject Matters”, 2014 – Published portfolio
  • Camperapixo HotShots Magazine – Vol 4 “We Inspire” – Published image
  • Camerapixo Magazine – “Exploring Landscapes” edition, 2015 – Two published images
  •  Camerapixo Planet Earth – Vol 4 – Four published images
  •  Camperapixo HotShots Magazine – Vol 6 “We Inspire” – Published image
  •  Camerapixo Photography Awards – Vol 02 – Published Image
  •  Practical Photography Magazine – December 2015 – Published image, with interview and technical details
  •  The Telegraph – Photo of the Day – 4th January 2016 (Northern Lights photo in Jokulsarlon, Iceland)
  •  National Geographic Portugal Magazine – June 2017 – Published printed image
  • National Geographic Portugal Magazine – August 2017 – Published printed image
  •  “Caras” – Portuguese National Magazine – featured photo “Colossus” – August 2016
  •  “Visão” – Portuguese National News Magazine – featured photo “The Broken Promise” – April 2016
  •  Cidade 21 – Portuguese Lifestyle Magazine – Cover and Selected Portfolio – December 2016
  •  NCultura – National Cultural Website – Featured in the monthly page “Best Portuguese Photographers” – http://ncultura.pt/os-melhores-fotografos-portugueses-jose-ramos/
  •  Photography Masterclass Magazine – Issue 50 – featured photo
  • Climar – Specialized Interior Lighting – 2017 Catalogue – featured photo
  • Cameracraft f2 Photography Magazine – January/February 2017 – featured article with selected portfolio
  • “Seven Tips for Fine Art Landscape Photography” – Published on Petapixel, Viewbug, Vanguard offical page

 

TV Features:

  • World Photography Day – 19th August 2015 – Image featured on major portuguese TV Channel (SIC), as part of the Olhares.com gallery 2015 selection feature
José Ramos landscape photographer from Portugal in Adraga beach, 2017

Adraga beach, a gorgeous Portuguese beach, 2017

Pro Bono Collaborations:

  • Background image for Poster about Palliative Care – National Palliative Care Congress 2013 – Lisbon
  • Cover image for advertising purposes of a workshop at Hospital Fernando Fonseca (Lisbon) about “Ageing

 

Photo Mentorship:

  • Guest photographic mentorship during March, July and October 2015 at the photo critique website Photoforte

 

Using Photography as a Therapeutic Tool:

  • PhotoTherapy Project at my Department’s Psychiatric Day Hospital during 2012 – work presented at the International PhotoTherapy simposium in Turku, Finland (2013) and published on Poster in the Portuguese National Psychiatry Congress (2014)
José Ramos landscape photographer from Portugal in Ursa Beach, 2017

Ursa Beach in 2017, with the new FLM Tripod

Photo Press Writer:

  • Writer for the f2 Freelance Photographer Magazine – Icon Publications

 

Interviews:

  • Interviewed by Viewbug, IcelandMag, PhotographyArt, Serfreelancer, NCultura.pt; LatinosBehindTheLens, InterestingPhotographers, VerEFicar, Whispers Magazine. Enjoy The Algarve Magazine. Featured in many other websites.

 

Print Selling:

  • Selling prints in medium and large print formats, as well as canvas prints. Shipping to all the world.

 

José Ramos landscape photographer from Portugal in Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland 2015

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in 2015

Photographic Exhibitions:

 

  • Participated in seven individual and collective exhibitions in Portugal

 

Sponsorships:

Currently sponsored by:

  • Nisi Filters – Global Brand Ambassador and Iberia Ambassador
  • FLM Tripods Germany – Global Brand Ambassador
  • Terrascape filter bags

 

José Ramos landscape photographer from Portugal - Self Portrait -  Reflection in Alvor, Portugal

José Ramos – Self Portrait –
Reflection in Alvor, Portugal