Bertino has been passionate about photography since before he had a camera, always feeling a need to record the beauty that surrounded him. At age 15 he scrapped together enough money to buy his first camera, which was upgraded to a DSLR at age 19. He took his passion to the next level when he switched courses at the university, to study photography at a higher level. He studied photography and video (which became a second passion of his) at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. After finishing his studies he started working professionally in these areas. The qualities he values the most in a photograph are composition, good lighting, proper technique, and, above all, an emotional charge.
Bertino já era um apaixonado por fotografia mesmo antes de ter uma câmara; sempre sentiu a necessidade de registar o belo que o rodeava. Aos 15 anos comprou a sua primeira câmara e aos 19 atualizou para uma DSLR. Elevou a sua paixão ao nível seguinte ao mudar de curso na universidade. Ingressou no Instituto Politécnico do Porto onde se licenciou em Fotografia e Vídeo.