Combining close to a decade of translation experience with the creative eye of a photographer
Turning my creative eye to photography initially as a hobby, it soon became an addiction and a skill, leading to the creation of bglvisuals. I quickly identified a need among clients looking to market and advertise their products and services: a single source for beautiful images to accompany their professionally translated websites and brochures.
Enter: bglcreative. From traditional translation and photography to combined packages, your solution awaits!
I firmly believe in the power and effectiveness of a translated text that incorporates everything from the author’s intentions to the requirements of the target audience. When attempting to reach international clients, be it via a website or locally in your place of business, we must focus not on words but rather on meaning, perception and culture.
Anyone can swap words between languages, but creatively arranging the right words in the right context, in a way that resonates with your target audience, is something that requires a communication professional with an experienced eye and attention to detail. You know your product, you know how to market it and you know how to reach your national customers. My job is to help you convey that message to an audience not only in a different language but also in a way that meets their expectations and takes into account differences in culture and mindset. The content you choose to display to your potential customers directly influences their perception of the quality you can provide, so let’s make sure they see that same quality in your translated material.
For commercial work, be it products and services, food, fashion or headshots, my role is to help my clients reach their goals and their customer bases in a way that represents them in the best possible light. With the right photographer, a picture really is worth a thousand words!
For portraits, my aim is to capture moments that represent and showcase you and who you are. Whether it’s an individual session, a couple’s shoot or an experience showing you doing your favourite activities, that personal touch is essential. I offer both traditional shoots and more creative projects, and I have portable lighting gear that I can bring with me on location. All final images will be delivered processed and/or edited using industry-leading software Capture One and Photoshop. As for retouching, I aim for a natural look using subtle techniques. I am a firm believer in inclusive photography and an advocate for body positivity, so while I may remove the odd pimple or blemish accentuated by the camera, I avoid altering anything that forms a permanent part of you (unless specifically requested by you, the client).
Extensive experience as a trusted translator with a reputation for quality
Qualified linguist with a degree in Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Exeter, UK
British English native speaker; fluent in French and Portuguese
Time spent living and working within diverse cultures
Creative photographer with a keen eye for aesthetics and detail
Dedicated to ensuring you get the quality you deserve
Based in Salir do Porto, Portugal