Category: exibition

Back to White and Black

Having the honor to have one of my pictures included in the “Back to White and Black” photography exhibition.

Back to White and Black


SIAF 2015

I had the honor to have one my pictures accepted to the latest edition of the International Salon of Photographic Art of Romania, and even more, have it included in the exhibition that just opened in Bucharest the other day. A decent start of the year 🙂

siaf 2015


An X-masy Wiki

In an atmosphere where everybody is getting ready for the Christmas, last evening we opened the photo exhibition for Wiki Loves Monuments in Romania. There I didn’t have any picture, as I was one of the organizers and part of the jury. It was the time for other people’s pictures to shine.

an x-masy wiki


Expo in the street

Photo in the “Bucuresti – subiectiv prin obiectiv” at the Municipality Museum of Bucharest, near Piata Universitatii.

Expo in the street


Strategy on picking photos

For a photographer, the ability to pick his “right” photos is a very important one, be it when satisfying a customer need, presenting a portfolio, entering a contest and such. Having good photos but making poor picks or having not so good photos but clever picks, this can make a difference.

We often face face this dilemma: which photos to pick? I want to share the inner of my mind on how my personal selection worked when submitting photos for the Dragobete photo contest and exhibition. Any such process is open for improvement, so it worth thinkering.

The rule was simple: submit up to 3 pictures fitting the theme, “Dragobete kisses the girls”, so kisses, nice gestures, love, relationships and such. I have quite a few of those, so in a first step I made a rough selection of over 20 photos vaguely fitting made in the past year (that’s not a contest rule, is may own, submit fresh stuff). Then in a second step I narrowed the selection to 5, which I felt are better. Just for fun, I added one more to this selection, to have 6, two full sets in the case I decide I have split personality and participate twice. Of course I am not split, so had to proceed to final 3 images selection.

I went with images very different in style, theme and technique. One of them is a sunrise, quite cheesy, but such images have usually a big impact with the general audience got decent scores on various photography websites. Another one was street photography in black and white, I knew a majority of the jury are street photographers, they may appreciate that or, by contrary, be more careful when judging it. And the other one was a “rural” one, selected knowing the exhibition take place at the Village Museum and Dragobete is a traditional holiday.

strategy on picking photos

Net result: the “rural” photo in the exhibition. Was my strategy successful? Well, I didn’t expect any prize, is highly unlikely one would win something two years in a row. Also, is highly unlikely one would have more than one picture accepted, considering the large number of participants (no one had this year). So, in a word: average.

On a positive note, I could note the placement. Whoever put the pictures on the walls, it happened for my photo to be front and center, at the entrance. Very hard not to be spotted, no matter what happens around. Also, the museum used it in a poster to advertise the exhibition on Facebook. Again, not a hard guess, since the photo was made inside the same museum.

dragobete

For me, I was somewhat puzzled, I expected the sunrise to have a better score, it scored better in all the places I submitted it, and somewhat disappointed, since it required some advanced editing for which I could write an editing tutorial.

The real disappointment is I have for quite time a few good (I think) photographic ideas in my head for this theme but didn’t got yet to shoot them. Maybe next year. Or the year after. Or who knows…

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Dragobete 2015

A new edition of the “Dragobetele sărută fetele” photo exhibition and one of my pictures makes the selection. According to the organizers, they had to pick 50 images from a total of about 250 received works. I will follow later with some insight on how I selected the works to submit.

dragobete 2015

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Calendar exhibition

Selfie with my image strips at the “Calendar de București” photo exhibition opened at F64.

calendar exhibition

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Busy day

Everything is in move, very little time left for something like an photo exhibition.

busy day

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Happy birthday metro!

Piata Unirii is probably the biggest in the Bucharest metro and we are celebrating there with a photo exhibition 35 years since the subway system opened in our city.

happy birthday metro

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Wiki exhibition

This is kind of an unusual post for my photography blog, since the spotlight is not on my photos: yesterday evening, a photo exhibition with top pictures from the Wiki Loves Monuments Romania photography contest opened (I was part of the organizing team). The exhibition will stay open at the National Library in Bucharest for about 3 weeks and then will move at the Universitatea de Vest in Timișoara for a couple more weeks. Come and see the top 10 images from this year and highlights from the previous editions.

wiki exhibition

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Expo Labyrinth

The Labyrinth photo exhibition is open until mid-August at Education Point on Mendeleev Street, near Piata Romana in Bucharest. There are a lot of good pictures made by various Romanian photographers.

I had the honor to have photos accepted in four of the five sections: architecture/urban, street, landscape/nature and fine art. Is an achievement to be there together with many other prestigious photographers.

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For charity

I was invited to join a charitable online photo exhibition, so if anyone wants to give some money for a good cause can also receive one of my pictures, can do so. I understand the photos are printed at 20×29 cm (A4) and put in a nice frame and they are sold for 90 RON, from which 2/3 of the price goes to charity, the rest is productions costs.

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Dragobetele saruta fetele

Standing for "Dragobete kisses the girls", "Dragobetele saruta fetele" is a photo exhibition hosted traditionally by the Village Museum in Bucharest (Dragobete is a Romanian popular tradition somewhat similar with Valentine’s Day).

dragobetele saruta fetele

This year I had again the honor to have a picture accepted in the exhibition and, even better, it received the 3-rd prize (is the same picture which received a prize in the Bucharest Art Photographer Salon 2014).

dragobetele saruta fetele

The exhibition is open until 9 of March (basically, for the entire “love spring” season: Dragobete, 1st March, 8 March) and the access is free.

dragobetele saruta fetele

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Bucharest Art Photographer Salon 2014

Today, 11 January, in Romania is officially celebrated the photography day, this is established in the memory of Carol Popp de Szathmary, the first Romanian photographers and one of the photography pioneers of the