Hugo Baptista

Hugo Baptista is a freelance 3D animator, Visual Effects artist, Video producer and Photographer. Born in South Africa from Angolese parents, he has Portugese nationality and is currently residing in the Netherlands. He is a pragmatic autodidact constantly experimenting with all kinds of visual arts; exploring the boundaries of each field; learning by trial and error. Having worked most of his career on computer graphics trying to replicate reality he has found that it’s irreplaceable.

With his light painting photography work he has the opportunity to design a scene as if it were a 3D canvas, starting with an idea, finding balance in colour and performance, playing with symmetry and searching for simplicity that can be expressed in a complex way. Theoretic knowledge of light acquired during his professional career has contributed to a photographer with intricate knowledge of how light works and how we perceive it. In a professional world dominated by specialisms he considers himself a jack of all trades, and a master of all.

Camera Gear: Canon 7D, Canon 550D/T2i
Samyang 14mm, Samyang 35mm, Samyang 8mm, Canon 50mm 1.8, Canon 17-85mm, Sigma 18-250mm, and many self-made Light painting tools
Current Location: Voorburg, The Netherlands
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Best Achievements & Exhibitions:
3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 31st Month

Some of Hugo Baptista’s Most Popular Award Achievements

Double Helix, by Hugo Baptista

Double Helix, by Hugo Baptista

I found this bridge relatively near to where I live by browsing google maps and I knew I had to light paint it. I did so with a newly crafted tool made from 2 h...
Abandoned House, by Hugo Baptista

Abandoned House, by Hugo Baptista

Visiting an old family friend, my mother my sister and I circled the island of São Miguel, Azores visiting most points of interest.In this particular location t...

Ducks in Red River, by Hugo Baptista
Abandoned House, by Hugo Baptista
Self, by Hugo Baptista
Azores Tea Farm, by Hugo Baptista
Scheveningen Dune, by Hugo Baptista
Double Helix, by Hugo Baptista
Contact Beach, by Hugo Baptista
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Song of Myself

Song of Myself

Who are you? Do you think you're anyone special? Or just one of a hundred, part of a silly chattering crowd? Don't you ever contemplate on your existence? On yo...

Song of Myself
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