In this web-portfolio, you will find examples of my published work, which are also samples of the services I provide. Those services can compete with larger agencies, but are naturally more personalized and affordable.
With Manuel Bruges, you deal with one individual, the one who is producing your material, and one who highly values each client. For those valued customers, I promise the kind of quality and efficiency that only a personal touch can give.
If you require my work in any of its forms or wish to know more about my complete editorial and web services, please do not hesitate to contact Manuel Bruges.

In this web-portfolio, you will find examples of my published work, which are also samples of the services I provide. Those services can compete with larger agencies, but are naturally more personalized and affordable.
With Manuel Bruges, you deal with one individual, the one who is producing your material, and one who highly values each client. For those valued customers, I promise the kind of quality and efficiency that only a personal touch can give.
If you require my work in any of its forms or wish to know more about my complete editorial and web services, please do not hesitate to contact Manuel Bruges.

Kyudo, Zen master portrait

Words

In a publishing house, the art-director desk is never far from the editor, who often overheard stories of my adventures while on assignment. Gradually, I was encouraged to write and publish these stories.
Privately, I always liked to write as it provides me with the opportunity to slow down my hectic life and experience feelings more intensely.

Portrait of Kishiwada Festival

Photos

As an addicted storyteller, I needed a tool to add impact and veracity to my experiences. At the time, the camera was universally accepted has the instrument portraying reality, and naturally documentary became my chosen field of work.
Today much has changed, but images still play a significant role stimulating one’s imagination.

Danjiri portrait of Ryuji Tanaka

Web

My digital transition was a slow process that I tried to delay. However, when I started I immediately embraced earnestly; enquiring and studying each step along the way.
When the need to showcase my digital images arose, rather than sourcing it out, I decided to place on the website the same care I used when printing my photos.

Vienna Opera House portrait

Client

Each of my clients has a personal page on this web-portfolio for the duration of their requested project. That page is private, and you need a password to access it.
This method saves time by providing clients the possibility to examine the progress of their request at their chosen time and environment, before seeking additional modifications.

Portrait of French movie actors

Blog

To ease communication and to receive direct feedback, I decided to accommodate friends and clients' requests to include a blog on this web-portfolio.
As long as you keep your language polite and free of aggression, you are welcome to comment, suggest and even criticize without my censorship.

Manuel Bruges Blog coming soon.

Vienna Opera House portrait

Client

Each of my clients has a personal page on this web-portfolio for the duration of their requested project. That page is private, and you need a password to access it.
This method saves time by providing clients the possibility to examine the progress of their request at their chosen time and environment, before seeking additional modifications.

Portrait of French movie actors

Blog

To ease communication and to receive direct feedback, I decided to accommodate friends and clients' requests to include a blog on this web-portfolio.
As long as you keep your language polite and free of aggression, you are welcome to comment, suggest and even criticize without my censorship.

Manuel Bruges Blog coming soon.

Classes - The Creative Professional

English is a Germanic Language taken to Britain by invaders and settlers. Gradually, the Old English gave way to what we now call the English Language.
Today, about 13% of the world’s population are native English speakers, but their language varies considerably.
The written word from England significantly differs from the Australian or the USA. In the same manner that the spoken English from New England differs from the Texan. Nevertheless, and independently of their geographic and cultural background, all those born in countries that possess the English as their official language are English native speakers.

I am not an English native speaker, but I lived many years in the USA, and a large part of my work is in English.
My classes were born of this idea; I am not an English teacher. I am a teacher using English to communicate different fields of interest.

My freelance Creative Professional experience working in various countries is of interest to many who wish to follow similar steps. Unfortunately, the liberal arts formal education is not preparing students - future Creative Professionals - for the reality of fieldwork, and many feel at loss after graduating school.
Besides discipline, technical skills, and some talent, there are other small but significant aspects the freelance Creative Professional has to master if he wants to survive practicing his chosen career.
What to include in the portfolio, how to write a proposal, to whom and when to submit that proposal, are important hurdles the successful freelance Creative Professional has to overcome.
To help them, I decide to accept requests to private tutoring and group classes.
The courses I offer are specially designed to empower Creative Professionals with the skills needed to pursue their dream with a solid understanding of reality.
The interested can get in touch with me using the Manuel Bruges Contact page of this web-portfolio.
English is a Germanic Language taken to Britain by invaders and settlers. Gradually, the Old English gave way to what we now call the English Language.
Today, about 13% of the world’s population are native English speakers, but their language varies considerably.
The written word from England significantly differs from the Australian or the USA. In the same manner that the spoken English from New England differs from the Texan. Nevertheless, and independently of their geographic and cultural background, all those born in countries that possess the English as their official language are English native speakers.

I am not an English native speaker, but I lived many years in the USA, and a large part of my work is in English.
My classes were born of this idea; I am not an English teacher. I am a teacher using English to communicate different fields of interest.

My freelance Creative Professional experience working in various countries is of interest to many who wish to follow similar steps. Unfortunately, the liberal arts formal education is not preparing students - future Creative Professionals - for the reality of fieldwork, and many feel at loss after graduating school.
Besides discipline, technical skills, and some talent, there are other small but significant aspects the freelance Creative Professional has to master if he wants to survive practicing his chosen career.
What to include in the portfolio, how to write a proposal, to whom and when to submit that proposal, are important hurdles the successful freelance Creative Professional has to overcome.
To help them, I decide to accept requests to private tutoring and group classes.
The courses I offer are specially designed to empower Creative Professionals with the skills needed to pursue their dream with a solid understanding of reality.
The interested can get in touch with me using the Manuel Bruges Contact page of this web-portfolio.
Flute Player Portrait

Image manipulation

Photoshop is regarded as the industry standard by those tweaking pixels to add their creative vision to an image.
To study image manipulation is a great and fun way to learn Photoshop thoroughly, as well an incredible opportunity to learn photography.
Image manipulation demands pre-visualization; something that is often forgotten by today digital photographers.
If the freelance Creative Professional wants to break the rules and expand his vision beyond what’s on the frame, image manipulation is an excellent way to free one’s imagination and improve our photographic skills.

SEO

The time when great content encouraged people to link to our pages and gradually increase our search engine ranking is long, or at least, partially gone. Today, adding to engaging content it is necessary to include words and phrases that target specific, and often, localized search.
Manuel Bruges complete editorial and web services can help you boost your web pages authority.
Contact Manuel Bruges to learn how to implement the basic requirements necessary to increase your website visibility.

Computer

There are many types of operating systems; I am most familiar with the OS X version.
Computer literacy is a prerequisite to the successful freelance Creative Professional.
If you got a new Mac and wish to increase your productivity, computer performance, or your proficiency using it, please visit Manuel Bruges and if possible, bring your computer.

Email Marketing

Email marketing is an effective way to communicate by directly connecting with clients.
A well-planned campaign can greatly expand one's outreach and attract new customers. Therefore, it is crucial to make sure you are reaching the right audience. Naturally, periodically email campaigns should be incorporated in every freelance Creative Professional yearly plan.
Contact Manuel Bruges if you need help developing or managing your email campaigns.

Flute Player Portrait

Image manipulation

Photoshop is regarded as the industry standard by those tweaking pixels to add their creative vision to an image.
To study image manipulation is a great and fun way to learn Photoshop thoroughly, as well an incredible opportunity to learn photography.
Image manipulation demands pre-visualization; something that is often forgotten by today digital photographers.
If the freelance Creative Professional wants to break the rules and expand his vision beyond what’s on the frame, image manipulation is an excellent way to free one’s imagination and improve our photographic skills.

SEO

The time when great content encouraged people to link to our pages and gradually increase our search engine ranking is long, or at least, partially gone. Today, adding to engaging content it is necessary to include words and phrases that target specific, and often, localized search.
Manuel Bruges complete editorial and web services can help you boost your web pages authority.
Contact Manuel Bruges to learn how to implement the basic requirements necessary to increase your website visibility.

Computer

There are many types of operating systems; I am most familiar with the OS X version.
Computer literacy is a prerequisite to the successful freelance Creative Professional.
If you got a new Mac and wish to increase your productivity, computer performance, or your proficiency using it, please visit Manuel Bruges and if possible, bring your computer.

Email Marketing

Email marketing is an effective way to communicate by directly connecting with clients.
A well-planned campaign can greatly expand one's outreach and attract new customers. Therefore, it is crucial to make sure you are reaching the right audience. Naturally, periodically email campaigns should be incorporated in every freelance Creative Professional yearly plan.
Contact Manuel Bruges if you need help developing or managing your email campaigns.