Born in Lisbon in 1970, Miguel Sales Lopes started working in the film industry 18 years later as a Camera Assistant not only on Portuguese projects, but also from Spain, France and the United Kingdom.
From 1998 on he is a full time Director of Photography on fiction films for cinema and television, documentaries and commercials, getting for his works several international awards,
He is a member of the Portuguese Cinematography Association (AICTP) since 2000 and of the Portuguese Film Academy.

Narrative

PARQUE MAYER (Feature Film, Portugal 2018)
Dir. António-Pedro Vasconcelos Prod. MGN
INNER GHOSTS (Feature Film, Portugal 2018)
Dir. Paulo Leite Prod. Bad Behavior
MOSCATRO (Short Film, Portugal 2018)
Dir. Patrícia Maciel Prod. O Quarto Estado
VICIOS PARA UMA FAMÍLIA FELIZ (Short Film, Portugal 2016)
Dir. Tiago R. Santos Prod. Helena Canhoto
. Nominated for the CinEuphoria Best Cinematography Award (Portugal) 2017
AMOR IMPOSSIVEL (Feature Film, Portugal 2015)
Dir. António-Pedro Vasconcelos Prod. MGN
. Nominated for the Portuguese Film Academy Sophia Award for Best Cinematography (Portugal) 2016
. Nominated for the CinEuphoria Best Cinematography Award (Portugal) 2016
ESTRADA DE NADA (Short Film, Portugal 2015)
Dir. Nuno Canavarro Prod. David & Golias
VIRADOS DO AVESSO (Feature Film, Portugal 2014)
Dir. Edgar Pera Prod. Cinemate
. Nominated for the CinEuphoria Best Cinematography Award (Portugal) 2015
UMA FAMÍLIA AÇOREANA (TV Series, Portugal 2013)
Dir. João Cayatte Prod. Cinemate
7 PECADOS RURAIS (Feature Film, Portugal 2013)
Dir. Nicolau Breyner Prod. Cinemate
PROJECTO V (Short Film, Portugal 2012)
Dir. Bernardo Almeida Prod. Olho-de-Boi Filmes
A TEIA DE GELO (Feature Film, Portugal 2011)
Dir. Nicolau Breyner Prod. Cinemate
O VÔO DA PAPOILA (Short Film, Portugal, 2010)
Dir. Nuno Portugal Prod. PNG Pictures
WEAKEST PART (Short Film, Portugal 2011)
Dir. Bernardo Almeida Prod. Olho-de-Boi Filmes
O SEGREDO DE MIGUEL ZUZARTE (TV Movie, Portugal 2010)
Dir. Henrique Oliveira Prod. Hop!
A NOITE DO FIM DO MUNDO (TV Movie, Portugal 2010)
Dir. Henrique Oliveira Prod. Hop!
O DEZ (TV Series, Portugal 2008)
Dir. Paolo Marinou-Blanco Prod. Stopline
O ÚLTIMO CONDENADO À MORTE (Feature Film, Portugal 2009)
Dir. Francisco Manso Prod. Cinemate
ALJUBARROTA (Special Venue, Portugal 2007)
Dir. Margarida Cardoso Prod. Filmes do Tejo II
GOODNIGHT IRENE (Feature Film, Portugal 2007)
Dir. Paolo Marinou-Blanco Prod. Filmes do Tejo II
DOT.COM (Feature Film, Portugal 2007)
Dir. Luís Galvão Teles Prod. Fado Filmes
. Best Cinematography award at the Kimera Film Festival (Italy) 2009
. Best Cinematography award at the Hola Lisboa International Film Festival (Portugal) 2008
. Nominated for Best Cinematography at the Sacramento International Film Festival (U.S.A.) 2008
. International Competition at the Madridimagen Cinematography Festival (Spain) 2007
AO FUNDO DO TÚNEL (Short Film, Portugal 2005)
Dir. João Pupo Prod. AS Produções
GLAMOUR (Short Film, Portugal 2005)
Dir. Luís Galvão Teles Prod. Fado Filmes
. Manaki Brothers Cinematography Festival (Macedonia) 2006
A RAPARIGA DA MÃO MORTA (Short Film, Portugal 2005)
Dir. Alberto Seixas Santos Prod. O Som e a Fúria
. Best Cinematography Award at the Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival (Portugal) 2005
ALGUÉM OLHARÁ POR TI (Short Film, Portugal 2004)
Dir. Marta Pessoa Prod. Continental Filmes
1 MOTIVO (Short Film, Portugal 2004)
Dir. Nuno Tudela Prod. D&D
INCÓGNITO (Feature Film, Portugal 2003)
Dir. Nuno Jardim e Hugo Diogo
UM CÍRCULO PERFEITO (Short Film, Portugal 2002)
Dir. Carlos Ramos Prod. O Som e a Fúria
. Manaki Brothers Cinematography Festival (Macedonia) 2003
A RAPARIGA NO ESPELHO (Short Film, Portugal 2002)
Dir. Pedro Fortes Prod. O Som e a Fúria
. Best Cinematography Award at the International Festival of Cinema and Technology (U.S.A.) 2005
. Manaki Brothers Cinematography Festival (Macedonia) 2003
O ESPÍRITO DA LEI (TV Series, Portugal 2001)
Dir. Fernando Ávila Prod. Costa do Castelo / SIC
A MULHER POLÍCIA (Feature Film, Portugal 2000)
Dir. Joaquim Sapinho Prod. Rosa Filmes (with Jacques Loiselleux AFC)
. Best Cinematography Award at the Gibara International Non-Budget Film Festival (Cuba) 2005
. AEC Best Cinematography Award at the Ourense International Independent Film Festival (Spain) 2003
. Best Cinematography Award at the Lecce European Film Festival (Italy) 2003
. International Competition at the Madridimagen Cinematography Festival (Spain) 2003
HISTÓRIA SEM INTERESSE (Short Film, Portugal 1998)
Dir. Wilson Siqueira Prod. Tangerina Azul

Documentary

A VOZ E OS OUVIDOS DO MFA (TV Documentary, Portugal 2017)
Dir. António-Pedro Vasconcelos e Leandro Ferreira Prod. Just Up
INTO THE UNKNOWN (Documentary, Portugal 2013)
Dir. Sankalp Meshram Prod. The Champalimaud Foundation
DESIGN ATRÁS DA GRADES (TV Documentary, Portugal 2011)
Dir. Margarida Leitão Prod. Ukbar
CESARIA, NHA SENTIMENTO (TV Documentary, Portugal 2010)
Dir. Sofia Leite Prod. RTP
TOBIS PORTUGUESA (Feature Film Portugal 2009)
Dir. Manuel Mozos Prod. Pedro Éfe Produções
MARIZA NO PALCO DO MUNDO (TV Series, Portugal 2009)
Dir. Ivan Dias Prod. Duvideo
GOLFE (Short Film, Portugal 2009)
Dir. Filipa Vala Prod. Filipa Vala
COM QUE VOZ (Feature Film, Portugal 2009)
Dir. Nicholas Oulman Prod. Glimpse
MILHO (Feature Film, Portugal 2009)
Dir. José Barahona Prod. Filmes do Tejo II
MILÚ, A MENINA DA RÁDIO (TV Documentary, Portugal 2007)
Dir. António Pedro Vasconcelos Prod. Oficina de Filmes
HÉCUBA, UN SUEÑO DE PASIÓN (Feature Film, Spain 2006)
Dir. José Luis López-Linares e Arantxa Aguirre Prod. López-Li Films
EL CINE EN LAS VENAS (TV Documentary, Spain 2005)
Dir. José Luis López-Linares Prod. López-Li Films
MORENTE SUEÑA LA ALHAMBRA (Feature Film, Spain 2005)
Dir. José Sanchez Montes Prod. Ático Siete (with José Luis López-Linares AEC)
UNA MIRADA FOTOGRAFICA (TV Series, Spain 2005)
Dir. José Luis López-Linares Prod. López-Li Films
CINCO MILLONES DE TÍTULOS (Short Film, Spain 2005)
Dir. Luis Calvo Prod. López-Li Films
RETRATO DE CARLOS SAURA (TV Documentary, Spain 2004)
Dir. José Luis López-Linares Prod. Zebra Films
CARTA DE CHAMADA (TV Documentary, Portugal 2003)
Dir. Cristina Ferreira Gomes Prod. Nanook
ALBERTI PARA CAMINANTES (Feature Film, Spain 2003)
Dir. Javier Rioyo Prod. Cero en Conducta
HISTÓRIA DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS – 1974/85 (TV Documentary, Portugal 1998)
Dir. Jorge Paixão da Costa Prod. Acetato
HISTÓRIA DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS – 1986/98 (TV Documentary, Portugal 1998)
Dir. Margarida Cardoso Prod. Acetato

Commercials

Severall commercials for directors like Denis Rovira, Ricardo Cruz, André F., Sérgio Henriques, Leonel Vieira, Paulo Carboila, Ana Oliveira, Lawrence Page, Pablo Feron, Paulo Reixa, Nuno Maltez, Jusé Cunha, Manuel Sacadura, Alexandre Montenegro, and others. Production Companies: Sync, Stopline, Tangerina Azul, Quioto, Trix, República das Bananas, Panorâmica 35, Pix-Mix, Facilidades e Filmes, Show Off and others. Agencies: J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy, Partners, Normajean, Grey, McCann, Zinc, TBWA, Y&R and others.

Music Videos

MIA ROSE – Disney MCR2 (Portugal 2010)
Dir. Nuno Portugal Prod. PNG Pictures
NSF – THIS IS FOR MY PEOPLE (Portugal 2010)
Dir. Alexandre Valente Prod. Play Filmes
TIAGO BETTENCOURT & MANTHA – SE CUIDAS DE MIM (Portugal 2009)
Dir. Tiago Betencourt, Alexandre Valente Prod. Play Filmes
TIAGO BETTENCOURT & MANTHA – SÓ MAIS UMA VOLTA (Portugal 2009)
Dir. Tiago Betencourt, Alexandre Valente Prod. Play Filmes
MARIZA – ROSA BRANCA (Portugal 2009)
Dir. Leonel Vieira Prod. Stopline
HUMANOS – MARIA ALBERTINA (Portugal 2005)
Dir. António Ferreira Prod. Zed Filmes
GNR – POPLESS (Portugal 2000)
Dir. João Maia Prod. Diamantino Filmes
DA WEASEL – A PAIXÃO (Portugal 2000)
Dir. Bruno Pinhal Prod. Ozono Filmes
MISIA – PAIXÕES DIAGONAIS (Portugal 1999)
Dir. Francisco Aragão Prod. Francisco Aragão
MICRO – INFANTES (Portugal 1999)
Dir. Stjepan Klein Prod. Claudia Costa

Camera Operator

FÁTIMA (Feature Film, Italy 2018)
Dir. Marco Pontecorvo DP: Vincenzo Carpineta Prod. Vivi Film
FADOS DE CARLOS SAURA (Feature Film, Portugal 2007)
Dir. Carlos Saura DP: José Luis López-Linares Prod. Fado Filmes
¡BUEN VIAJE, EXCELENCIA! (Feature Film, Spain 2003)
Dir. Albert Boadella DP: José Luis López-Linares Prod. Lolafilms
SALOMÉ (Feature Film, Spain 2001) – 2nd Camera
Dir. Carlos Saura DP: José Luis López-Linares Prod. Zebra Productiones
OCTAVIA (Feature Film, Spain 2001)
Dir. Basilio Martin Patino DP: José Luis López-Linares Prod. Linterna Mágica
BUÑUEL Y LA MESA DEL REY SALOMÓN (Feature Film, Spain 2001) – 2nd Camera
Dir. Carlos Saura DP: José Luis López-Linares Prod. Zebra Productiones