Day: <span>December 8, 2008</span>

No longer a Pro or FY MS or FY flickr

My "Pro" account of flickr just expired, it was not bough by me but a gift. I used it intensely and liked, now I am back at the basic level and missing a lot of the features. At about 25$ is not a big deal, I could easily renew it but I don’t want that: there are a lot of news everywhere about Yahoo willing to sell to Microsoft and Microsoft willing to buy Yahoo, I don’t endorse such a deal, I don’t want to give any of my money directly or indirectly to Microsoft and I don’t want my photos to end in Microsoft’s yard – I consider Microsoft the worst thing that happened to the computing industry.

Currently I am looking for a self hosted solution (advices appreciated), to run my own gallery, on my own hosting under my own domain, integrated with my other websites. I will keep my flickr account and using it until the deal with MS is closed since I have a lot of friends there and want to stay in touch with them.

What can I say more? Shame on you flickr, shame on you Yahoo: in little more than 3 months I was a "Pro" I brought you a 6 digits number of page views, if you can’t monetize that, maybe you deserve this faith.


Fashion Show

A Luxury Show is a big event, including a lot of activities, from classical presentation of luxury products to bikini action and to fashion shows. So I used the opportunity and shoot the fashion show.

Fashion Show at Bucharest Luxury Show

Fashion Show at Bucharest Luxury Show

Fashion Show at Bucharest Luxury Show

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Blonde + Bikini + Hot Tub = Photoshot

Such thing just happens: you are at a Luxury Show shooting the preparations for a fashion show when you see right behind you a gorgeous blonde wearing a small bikini in a hot tub. Of course you turn around and start clicking on your camera…

Hot Tub Bikini Blonde at the Luxury Show

Update: some 3 years later, I revisited one pic from this set and experienced with new photo editing.

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Luxury Show in Bucharest

The admission price is a bit high at 60 RON, but overall I think those were well spent money, it was a great opportunity for some nice photos, mostly portraits (but there are more coming)

Luxury Show: booth babe

Luxury Show: portrait

Luxury Show: booth babe

PS: there are more things coming from that event.

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