I found out recently about the Swedish Valborg, or how is commonly known Walpurgis Night. I remember last year asking myself why are the people outside on last day of April, burning stuff. I’ve thought that has something to do with St. George celebration on 25th of April, which is present in our Romanian customs and when… Continue reading A truly spectacular “Valborg” (Walpurgis Night)
My first “magazine” asignment
So, I got recently my first advertisement magazine assignment. I had to photograph all the company and all the company cars… It was the first time for my “night-job” as a photographer when I had to work an entire day. I was not ready to shoot in such a rhythm and for so much time. Anyway,… Continue reading My first “magazine” asignment
A home studio portrait session
Some time ago, I mean around a year or so, I went crazy about the idea of having a home studio. On paper it sounds pretty awesome, but in reality it was not that pretty. I went out and bought the cheapest best home studio lightning kit you can find, an D-Lite RX ONE Softbox Set.… Continue reading A home studio portrait session
Simple and memorable
We are used to think about birthday parties like events that imply a lot of people, drinking, smoking, eating, bbq-ing and finally going crazy due to the combination of all. And for us who like those manifestations, it is definitely fun. It is that kind of fun that is heavily anchored in creating “memorable” through… Continue reading Simple and memorable
I will not pretend I am having experience shooting in studio conditions. I will not pretend that I am not scared about how much I have invested in this equipment. I will not pretend that I am a pro-photographer in any way. But there is one thing that I am sure about and that is how much fun I have photographing anything. And people are so interesting and so… full of surprises.
I just had my first photo session ever with Laura, my lovely wife. And it has been great. The results were astonishing for me. I mean, I didn’t expected it to go so well. And I did so many technical mistakes… In any case, I do have now the courage to take external work. Free work, paid work, any work… I would like to try to photograph families, kids, models, fashion etc. I want to see if I can hold myself in front of people with real demands in terms of quality.
I have a full mobile photo studio now, with 30 minutes required for assembling and 20 minutes for disassembling, by myself, with no assistants. I can travel, preferably in weekend, and I can take all kinds of photos. Depending on the situation I might ask for compensation or not (distance/gas, complexity, additional equipment, etc.). For now, I am just trying to develop my skills while bringing some joy to the others.
I really hope you will consider my proposal and allow me to use my equipment to take pictures of you or your family, friends relatives, animals, cars etc. I cannot guaranty yet a very high quality level, since I am but an apprentice, but I can guarantee that it will be fun and it will be time well spent.
A Midsummer Dream
I’ve heard people talking about their bad past life experiences with a sense of loss, like there is nothing left to do, since you cannot alter the past. Something happened and “I feel damaged“, thus, unable to recover completely ever. It is strange how this things works because I never heard anyone saying “I was so happy, I will never be able… Continue reading A Midsummer Dream
The ethics of cropping
I have submited recently a differently cropped version of this photo to 1x.com, convinced that this time I might have a chance. Obviously, I was wrong. I am not there yet, and to quote Laura “2 years babe, 2 years!“. I only have like 7 months of cumulative DSLR activity, which is leaving me another 17 months… Continue reading The ethics of cropping
The food was good…
Well…all started as a normal work-day, like any Friday. You do your job to the best of your abilities. You act honorable. You educate yourself into being serious, precised, organized and you always respect the other people because this is the only way you will fit. And you smile. Because that shows not only that… Continue reading The food was good…
A soft day
Lackö Castle was there, welcoming us in such a soft light. A good day for sudden shooting. Bigger images here —>