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tu ii numesti anti-americani?!... - de PRIBEAGUL la: 04/02/2005 05:50:53
(la: Ce regretati de pe vremea lui Ceausescu?)
***anti-occidentalism si mai ales anti-americanism patologic, similar gruparilor HizbAllah etc. **

Cine poate sa fie pro-american cind cei care pretind ca apara democratia si pacea, de fapt gindesc in felul urmator:
It's fun to shoot some people: US General
10:19 AM February 4
A senior US Marine Corps General who said it was "fun to shoot some people" should have chosen his words more carefully but will not be disciplined, military officials have said.
Lieutenant General James Mattis, who led troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, made the comments at a conference on Tuesday in San Diego.
"Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling," said Lt Gen Mattis.
"You go into Afghanistan, Lt Gen Mattis said during a panel discussion.
"You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."

The audience laughed and applauded after he made his remarks, which were shown on US television.

In a statement, General Michael Hagee, commander of the Marine Corps, praised Lt Gen Mattis as "one of this country's bravest and most experienced military leaders".
"While I understand that some people may take issue with the comments made by him, I also know he intended to reflect the unfortunate and harsh realities of war," Gen Hagee said.

HAHAHA... alba - neagra... sus de sapte, jos de sapte si la mijloc de trei ori...

A lot of a fun to shoot people!!! OK guys lets have fun strat shooting at me... hahahaha...
Poti sa ma numesti anit-american daca vrei dar nu voi accepta declaratiile Lt Gen Mattis. Poate si copii lui au fun, iau pusca lui tac'su si se duc la scoala sa impuste citiva colegi...

Daca vrei sa afli mai multe motive pentru care unii devin "anti-americani" iti pot atasa transcriptul interviului de asta noapte a lui Rumsfeld la programul lui Larry King.

Good bye little american puppet. God be with you!

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apropo pribeagul - de donquijote la: 07/02/2005 23:42:36
(la: Ce regretati de pe vremea lui Ceausescu?)
... nu numai ca a uitat sa citeze sursa (asa cum se cade dupa obicieiurile site-ului), sa pomeneasca contextul (o intalnire cu noii recruti) dar a mai si 'sarit' peste unele pasaje care nu se 'potriveau' cu punctul lui de vedere. sau 'copy&paste' a lui are un 'bug' (blame it on billy...).

citez un exemplu din: (cu 'james mattis' pe google gasiti cateva site-uri care se refera la subiect)
iata un fragment:
"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis said during a panel discussion. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."

'bold-ul imi apartine si e pe fraza 'sarita'...

nu stiu de ce dar unele comentarii arata ca alea 'comandate' de pe vremea 'raposatului'...
Ice Queen - de anisia la: 20/02/2005 21:40:45
(la: suflet ratacit)
mai intai este totul, apoi este nimic! sau altfel spus: cand totul devine prea mult, atunci daruim nimic. si-atunci e trist. stii la ce imi fuge gandul acum? am sa postez un subiect. un sondaj. destinat barbatiilor. hehe... tine-te tare ca va fi "a lot of fun"...:))
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:) - de Ice Queen la: 22/02/2005 21:57:33
(la: suflet ratacit)
ar fi interesant un astfel de subiect de discutie,cred putea fi a lot of fun,dar poate auzim(citim,in fine..) si lucruri greu de digerat,asa dam startul!de fapt,da-i startul..:).oricum,cred ca e firesc sa se alterneze totul cu nimicul,altfel poate nu le-am mai aprecia la adevarat lor valoare..:).strica prea mult tot sau prea mult nimic..sau nu?care e normalitatea:totul sau nimicul?

numai bine,sincer.
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neata honey! - de mariaa la: 16/03/2009 08:02:23
(la: De-ale mele)
si eu iti doresc o vacanta minunata si mult curaj!:)
nu cunosc pe nimeni dintre apropiatii mei,care sa fi vizitat Marocul,asa ca abia astept sa te reintorci pt a ne povesti.
I wish you a lot of fun!:)
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derek sherinian - the sons of anu - de Bucu la: 27/07/2010 20:19:11
(la: Progresive, intensive)
de pe 'black utopia', 2003


al di meola
yngwie malmsteen
billy sheehan
simon phillips
jerry goodman
tony franklin
brian tichy


Ahh ok - so you have fun with the song names? It's not all serious?

Ohh absolutely - they mean absolutely nothing. I mean if you're writing instrumental music there is no lyric - so how do you name an instrumental song? All I do is either an inside joke, or the song conjures up an image or a cool word or couple of words - and I just try to work it in.

Did the same sort of rules apply when you were writing stuff for planet x and your other solo material? Was it also this 'inner joke'?

Absolutely - a lot of it is I'm making a mockery - 'the sons of anu' even though I was fascinated by the uhh.the literature, if you look at the subtitles of the sons of anu, like 'for the glory of enki' 'of the ashes of ur' it's like I'm making a mockery of progressive rock in general, because a lot of progressive bands take the lyrics seriously. In the lyrics, it always comes out very pompous (laughs) I'm just mocking it.

And again, has this got anything to do with the fact that Yngwie played on that song, because he's characterized for having these 'fantastic' songs with wizards and that sort of stuff.

No.well, so is Al Di Meola, he's always had the pompous titles, so I'm just kind of mocking them in a lovingly way.

Oh ok - ok I can appreciate that.

Yeah, it's all out of fun

Ia plugul neamule, ca veni primavara si se merge la arat - de Dinu Lazar la: 03/04/2005 16:51:08
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Rob Miller released a plugin called VignettingRemover (for Windows), which can be used with 8bit and 16bit RGB images. It is primarily meant for removing vignetting from astronomical photos, but it can also be used for normal photos. It is freeware, but the author asks you to donate $5 if you like it.

Two more plugins have been added to the Photo-Plugins collection (for Windows). Lens Corrector removes barrel or pincushion distortions and Selective Saturation applies saturation adjustments to areas with a certain saturation. All Photo-Plugins are freely usable, but George appreciates donations via Paypal that help to cover his web site fees.

Richard Rosenman added two new plugins (for Windows) to his vast collection. Pinocchio is a fun tool that lets you prolong the nose of people in photos by dragging it in the preview. Color Replacer performs selective color replacements.

XLProfiler (for Windows) is a freeware ICC profiler for digital cameras and scanners, it is a combination of a Microsoft Excel Workbook and a standard Adobe Photoshop plug-in filter. The procedure looks quite complex, so you need to invest some time.

Cybia updated his free brush packs for Photoshop, PSP and GIMP (for Win/Mac). You can now download 4 packs of FREE brushes, containing a total of 1100 individual tips. Cybia also offers 5 commercial brush packs for $10 each.

PhotoFiltre (for Windows) is an image editing tool with a lot of nice features. Many interesting plugins, which only work in PhotoFiltre, are also available for it. PhotoFiltre is free for a private, non-commercial or educational use (including non-profit organizations). Paradoxically it isn't possible to register it at the moment, so you are not allowed to use it for commercial purposes, which is a bit weird.

The free LE version of Ultimate Paint 2.86 (for Windows) works just like the commercial version, but does not support Adobe plugins and has only 20 image filters built-in. It is meant to be a replacement for Ultimate FX which isn't officially supported any more.

The free Personal Learning Edition of Alias MotionBuilder (for Win/Mac) is a character performance and animation package for non-commercial use. It offers all features of MotionBuilder Standard 6, but doesn't allow exporting to FBX, an application independent 3D format.

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This is a great example of "Did I say that out loud?" - de Horia D la: 04/08/2005 16:47:21
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "4")
Proaspat primita de la un prieten

This actually happened at Harvard University in October last year.
In a biology class, The professor was discussing the high glucose
levels found in semen which gives the sperm all the energy for their

A female freshman raised her hand and asked, "If I understand,
you're saying there Is a lot of glucose, as in sugar, in semen?"

"That's correct," responded the professor, going on to add statistical

Raising her hand again, she asked, Then why doesn't it taste

After a stunned silence, the whole class burst out laughing.

The poor girl's face turned bright red, and as she realized exactly
what she had inadvertently said (or rather implied), she picked up her
books without a word and walked out of class.

However, as she was going out the door, the professor's reply was classic.

Totally straight-faced, he answered her question, It doesn't taste sweet
because the taste buds for sweetness are on the tip of your tongue and
not the back of your throat. Have a good day."
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mymy - de Horia D la: 11/11/2005 18:17:31
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "7")
eu mai sunt aici pentru cateva ore, ca dupa aia o intind la sud, spre nashville

now, THIS IS PRICELESS ! --because it is too familiar!

Every ten years, as summertime nears,
An announcement arrives in the mail,
A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand;
Make plans to attend without fail.

I'll never forget the first time we met;
We tried so hard to impress.
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,
And wore our most elegant dress.

It was quite an affair; the whole class was there.
It was held at a fancy hotel.
We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined,
And everyone thought it was swell.

The men all conversed about who had been first
To achieve great fortune and fame.
Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses
And how beautiful their children became.

The homecoming queen, who once had been lean,
Now weighed in at one-ninety-six.
The jocks who were there had all lost their hair,
And the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.

No one had heard about the class nerd
Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon;
Or poor little Jane, who's always been plain;
She married a shipping tycoon.

The boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed"
Was serving ten years in the pen,
While the one voted "least" now was a priest;
Just shows you can be wrong now and then.

They awarded a prize to one of the guys
Who seemed to have aged the least.
Another was given to the grad who had driven
The farthest to attend the feast.

They took a class picture, a curious mixture
Of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.
Tall, short, or skinny, the style was the mini;
You never saw so many thighs.

At our next get-together, no one cared whether
They impressed their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal;
By this time we'd all gone to pot.

It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;
We ate hamburgers, coleslaw, and beans.
Then most of us lay around in the shade,
In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.

By the fortieth year, it was abundantly clear,
We were definitely over the hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,
And be home in time for their pill.

And now I can't wait as they've set the date;
Our 50th is coming, I'm told .
It should be a ball, they've rented a hall
At the Shady Rest Home for the old.

Repairs have been made on my old hearing aid;
My pacemaker's been turned up on high.
My wheelchair is oiled, and my teeth have been boiled;
And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.

I'm feeling quite hearty; I'm ready to party,
I'll dance until dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun; and I hope at least one
Other person can make it that night.

Author Unknown
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banc de dimineata - de donquijote la: 12/01/2006 12:09:19
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "8")
chiar daca pentru unii e deja amiaza...

-The Smiths were unable to conceive children, and
decided to use a surrogate father to start their
family. On the day the proxy father was to arrive,
Mr. Smith kissed his wife and said, "I'm off. The man
should be here soon.

Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door
baby photographer rang the doorbell, hoping to make a

"Good morning madam. I've come to......"

"Oh, no need to explain. I've been expecting you,"
Mrs. Smith cut in.

"Really?" the photographer asked. "Well, good! I've
made a specialty of babies."

"That's what my husband and I had hoped. Please come
in and have a seat.
After a moment she asked, blushing, "Well, where do we

"Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the
bathtub, one on the couch and perhaps a couple on the
bed. Sometimes the living room floor is fun
can really spread out!"

"Bathtub, living room floor? No wonder it didn't work
for Harry and me."

"Well, madam, none of us can guarantee a good one
every time. But if we try several different positions
and I shoot from six or seven angles,
I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results."

"My, my, that's a lot of .!!" gasped Mrs. Smith.

"Madam, in my line of work, a man must take his time.
I'd love to be in and out in five minutes, but you'd
be disappointed with that, I'm sure."

"Don't I know it," Mrs. Smith muttered.

The photographer opened his briefcase and pulled out a
portfolio of his baby pictures. "This was done on the
top of a bus."
"Oh my gawd!!" Mrs. Smith exclaimed, tugging at her

"And these twins turned out exceptionally well, when
you consider their mother was so difficult to work
"She was difficult?" asked Mrs. Smith.
"Yes, I'm afraid so. I finally had to take her to the
park to get the job done right. People were crowding
around four and five deep, pushing to get a good
"Four and five deep?" asked Mrs. Smith, eyes widened
in amazement.

"Yes," the photographer said. "And for more than
three hours, too. The mother was constantly squealing
and yelling, I could hardly concentrate!
Then darkness approached and I began to rush my shots.
Finally, when the squirrels began nibbling on my
equipment, I just packed it all in."

Mrs. Smith leaned forward. "You mean they actually
chewed on your ?"

"That's right. Well, madam, if you're ready, I'll set
up my tripod so that we can get to work."

"Oh yes, I have to use a tripod to rest my Canon on.
It's much too big for me to hold for very long.

Madam? Madam? ...Good Lord, she's fainted!!"
taticu - bineînteles ca s-a - de Bucu la: 16/06/2009 00:17:14
(la: Intelectualul)
diversificat, n-a stat pe loc.

daca recunosti ca Beatles au fost inovatori (si-ti dau dreptate aici) în orchestratie si instrumente la vremea lor, acelasi argument se potriveste si la Pink Floyd. sunt primii care-au folosit un alt fel de sound (definitii sunt o gramada, prefer sa le las la o parte) si cu instrumente noi, vezi sintetizatoarele de sunet si altele.
iar melotronul l-a folosit Moody Blues cu succes înaintea lui Beatles, daca e s-o luam istoriceste ....

nu vad, asadar, de ce pentru unii-i muma, iar pentru altii, ciuma....

îti recomand un interviu cu Jon Lord din 2008 de la Metal-Express-Radio, în care vorbeste si de muzica clasica, daca te intereseaza legatura. un fragment interesant, la subiect:

Have you found that the attitude of the Classical musicians has changed towards you compared to when you did the Concerto for Group and Orchestra in 1969? I’ve always thought they could be a little on the snobby side towards Rock musicians?

Jon Lord:
Well they used to be, not all of them of course, but are far bigger percentage were like that than they are now. The world has changed enormously since 1969 and orchestras take part so much more in cross style music. They have to; it’s the nature of the game. In 1969 The Royal Philharmonic was a very stiff, established, posh orchestra, a brilliant one, but not one that was used to playing The Concerto For Group and Orchestra. There was a lot of work that had to be done in rehearsals for them to understand the way we played and that was down to the conductor Malcolm Arnold. He was a hero, he was one of them but he understood me so he was the bridge if you like between the band and orchestra. In fact I’ve just done The Concerto for Group and Orchestra in Northampton again with The Royal Philharmonic at the Malcolm Arnold Festival. There was one guy from the original performance who retired about 6 months before this performance so there were none of the original orchestra members left from that performance back in 1969. There were people in the orchestra who knew the piece which was lovely. When we first did it in `69 it took 2 days of solid rehearsal to get it to sound anything close to being right. This time we rehearsed in early October for about 4 hours and the first read through sounded almost note perfect so the difference in attitude is, I think, striking.

As well as the Durham Concerto you’ve also been busy with The Hoochie Coochie Men which is a real down to earth Blues band, which is as far removed from Classical music as you can get. Do you like to keep your musical interests rich and varied?

Jon Lord:
I’ve always thought that being a musician meant just that. I’m lucky enough to be able to play different styles and in fact love those different styles and I feel comfortable putting on different hats. I just love playing. When I was asked to put some Hammond on these songs, I listened to them and thought like it`d be great fun so I was happy to do that. I met them down in Australia in `03 and did some live dates with them. Bob Daisley is in the band and they have a terrific guitarist called Tim Gaze who also happens to be a great singer too. To me he’s an Australian Clapton. He has this lovely laid back voice and this very interesting and accomplished guitar style.

restul, aici ...
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point of view (George Costanza) - de adynet1 la: 02/12/2009 07:51:06
(la: Omul se trage din maimuta sau din...)
The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean,life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What`s that, a bonus?
I think the life cycle is all backwards.
You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you`re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you`re young enough to enjoy retirement. You drink alcohol, you party, and you get ready for High School. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last 9 months floating...then you finish off as an orgasm! Amen."
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. - de ikoflexer la: 24/06/2004 18:34:03
(la: Cum sa devii un liberal de nota 10!)
For someone who claims to have faith and believe in God you're disseminating a lot of mis-information and spewing a lot of venom.

We don't live in The Simpsons, where "it must be true Bart, because it's in a book" holds likewise because it's written on some website.
Lectura de vineri, in loc de dialog, care ... - de Dinu Lazar la: 23/07/2004 07:01:14
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Dear reader,

Welcome back to PDNOnline. Here's what you'll find in today's update.

- We talk to the winner of this year's Fujifilm Young Reporter Award about his recent work in Iraq.

- The aftermath of the chapter 11 bankruptcy of 5th and Sunset involves lots of legal wranglings, some angry creditors, a lot of rumors, speculation and accusations. PDNOnline wades into the mess.

- People on the Move: Lots of movement. We have the lowdown on who's doing the hiring at three new start-up magazines, plus a new art director at Premiere, another new hire at New York, a new staff photographer added at Getty, changes at Blur Photo, and an update on what may be New York's new (mini) Photo District. ($ premium for subscribers only.)

- Edit news: Who's shooting for the new LA-based magazine Fugue; a custom publishing venture between Sports Illustrated and a liquor company; Hearst announces its own shopping magazine; how Jane's redesign looks; Dennis Publishing kills one of its title; and more. ($ premium for subscribers only.)

- Michelle McNally talks --and listens--about changes to The New York Times photo policies.

- You've seen the portrait of the VII photographers that's appearing in a national ad campaign everywhere.
Notice anything odd?

- Who's Shooting What: Danielle Levitt and Brian Hagiwara shoot 'tween idols; Carmichael Lynch's two new ad campaigns; Olaf Veltman is still busy; who's shooting BP ads for O&M; who's shooting Cool Whip for Foote Cone & Belding; who's shooting for Kaiser Permanente; who ThinkDesign hired for a new annual report; some of Mark Seliger's recent ad work involves underwear and perfume; and more tidbits. ($ premium for subscribers only.)

Sources & Services:
Picto, a new digital photo lab serving Toronto's photo community, is profiled in the latest addition to Photosource.

Top Knots
Check out the winners of wedding photography competition. All the selected images from the contest, including the winners' contact information, is now online in a gallery sponsored by Fujifilm and produced in cooperation with Elegant Bride magazine.

We'll be back next week with some information on that thorny legal topic: Model releases. To accompany our story in the August PDN about how model releases can and can't help protect you against legal action, we have an online feature with actual model release language, and some advice from a stock agency lawyer about how to word your releases.

Best wishes,
The Editors
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Nu are importantsa - de ANGEL la: 31/07/2004 00:45:45

I can see we'll have lots of fun here ,I like it so far,No?What do you think Mr.Destiny and Mr. Daniel?Are you coming with me to hell or not?Ha!Ha! Rid cu lacrimi la reactsiile voastre.
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Nu e nevoie sa stie nimeni nimic despre mine din moment ce toata omenirea ma cunoashte foarte bine shi m-a numit cum a dus-o mintea shi imaginatsia,dar .... nu intram in
Viatsa voastra ma amuza nespus,nimicurile ce le scrietsi,mai ales Lady LMC,dar desigur ca sintetsi multsi ce traitsi in banal si vedetsi cum vi se scurge viatsa printre degete ca nisipul,apoi muritsi si fac tot ce pot sa va aduc la mine pe citsi mai vetsi veni!Ha!

Scopul meu,Mr. Destin?Daca-l intselegi asa de ushor,nu mai e nevoie sa mai adaug nici un cuvintsel,nu? ramina intre noi astea,nu spune la nimeni,nici la admin si nici Daniel,ooops,acum ei deja shtiu.Ce gura mare am,incat as manca vreo 2-3 popi acum si ca desert un cardinal gras si pedofil.Desigur catolic,dar la o adica as manca si un protestant bigot,dar stiu ca mereu borasc dupa astfel de mese copioase.

E greu sa ma definesc singur,Mr. Destin,transparentsele mele nu-mi dau voie.
Ceea ce insa ai putea ghici ar fi ca sint ceea ce crezi tu despre mine,shi voi fi cu tine mereu si voi lua orice forma doreshti tu sau visezi,fie nasty dreams ce ai uneori, fie la lucru,acasa oriunde sint cu tine shi nu scapi de mine.Nu te duce la te va ajuta nu trezim sfintsii......iti spun un mic secret:The saints are in hell.Ha!HAAAAAAA!

Mai vorbim,shi poarta-te mai frumos cu tine...adica cu mine,nu?
Multsumesc de participare,


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Lectura de vineri - de Dinu Lazar la: 27/08/2004 09:00:31
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
This week's update to PDNOnline includes a lot of news and the debut of a new advice column.

Ask The Experts Forum

Bill Robbins, the successful advertising photographer and member of the Brooks Institute of Photography faculty, is taking business questions from readers this month. This week, Robbins speaks from his own experience to give advice on the best channels for promoting your work, and deciding how a starting-out photographer should price his work. This new forum for asking questions of industry experts is produced by PDN with Brooks Institute of Photography. Visit the forum to submit a question of your own.



-Photojournalist Mario Tama shares a first-person account of covering the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, complete with an eye-popping photo essay.

-FiftyCrows, the grant program, is completely revamped; the goal it to bring socially relevant photography from around the world to a mass audience.

-Who shot Deutsch's splashy new campaign aimed at health care folks.

-What the new stock agency Uppercut is looking for in its images and the deal it offers photographers.

-With the NFL deal now final, Getty and WireImage will compete head-to-head in the commercial sports photo arena.

-People on the Move: Changes in Corbis management; WireImage hires two staff photogs; World Picture News staffs up; an experienced photo editor climbs aboard Digital Railroad; Aperture makes a new hire; IPN Stock adds new photographers.($ premium for subscribers only).

-Letters to Newswire: Readers weigh in on photographer Diana Walker's personal relationship with a subject she's covered; HCB's influence.

-Note: Since our last update, photojournalist Micah Garen has been released unharmed by his captors in Iraq.

-Outtakes: Lots of news from all over: Blogs and highlights from the Olympics. A handy Web site with tips and schedules for the Republican Convention and concurrent protests in New York; the newest danger for photojournalists in Iraq: the Iraqi police.


Next week, look for the first of our articles based on the reader's survey about the Best & Worst Magazines to shoot for, published in our September issue. In the first of these articles (available only online), we'll look at which magazines you rated are the best and worst in terms of rates, speed of payment, rights negotiation, use of photography and other criteria.

Also next week, we'll have more thoughtful advice from Bill Robbins on our Ask the Experts forum. We won't be posting Newswire next week, while our news editor heads to Perpignan for Visa Pour L'Image, but Newswire will return after Labor Day. Bonnes vacances!
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desdemonita :) - de Belle la: 15/10/2004 16:47:18
(la: Cafengii din toate tarile, adunati-va!)
tu esti o dulcica ca de obicei :) si nu numai, in general cam ceea ce scrii pe ici pe colo makes a lot of sense si asta mi-a placut intotdeauna la tine.

si apropos, sa stii ca desenul animat de care vorbesti e preferatul meu din toate desenele de disney (desi toate sunt deosebite).

chestia e ca noi eram mai mult cu mobilizatul, stransul de idei si prezentarea unui rezumat ca sa luati o decizie. multi au inteles gresit, nu stiu sincer ce asteptau mai mult de-atat si personal nu mai vreau sa stiu. au fost mai multe conjuncturi care mi-au taiat elanul si dorinta de-a ma mai implica.

nu stiu daca cunosti zodia taurului, dar pe noi nu ne doboara nimic si nimic nu ne poate atinge, putem trece peste multe si nu prea ne pasa de gura lumii. dar cand se umple paharul, tragem linie si bagam la cap invatamintele..... asta asa ca o paranteza.

cat priveste cine-i bestia si cine frumoasa.......... mi-ai vazut poza din profile?


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Articole romanesti in National Geographic - de Dinu Lazar la: 23/10/2004 09:02:10
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
"Le platim destul de bine pe cele ce vor fi tiparite."

Ce e aia "destul" de bine? As fi curios sa stiu.

Exista un "cost of doing business" unde se aduna toate cheltuielile si e foarte simplu de calculat costul de fabricatie al unei fotografii sau al unui reportaj.
Exista pe net nenumarate ghiduri de preturi si de modele de calcul si liste dedicate maririi gradului de cultura economica al fotografilor.
Un exemplu ar fi ghidul australian de la
sau paginile
si nenumarate altele.
Bun, sa zicem ca noi suntem mai de cacao si ne multumim cu un salariu invizibil; dar costurile cu sculele, softurile, computerele, sunt maimari la noi decit la ei.
Pina la urma, la noi e mult, mult mai scump sa fii fotograf decit "dincolo" si mult, mult mai putin rentabil, tinind cont de banii care se pot obtine de la editorii din tara.

Oricum ideea de a face la gramada materiale care poate plac, poate nu plac, din care unele sa ajunga tiparite, mi se pare pur romaneasca.

In lumea civilizata se face asa; merge fotograful cu book-ul la revista si acolo marele jmekercu ochi de vultur din redactie, decide: mda, asta e bun sa faca un material despre aia, asta despre aia, asta despre aia.
Se vorbeste in principiu cite pagini sunt necesare, se discuta un model de paginatie ( fotograful sa aiba si imagini pe lat, si pe inalt, si cutare, si cutare, si detalii, si atmosfera) si omul merge si face materialul si e platit la zi sau la bucata de poza si isi face in asa fel cheltuielile incit sa ramina totusi si cu un infinit de mic profit.

Exista, la ei, mari fotografi care pe listele de discutii ii educa pe incepatori:

You have NOT been hired until you tell them what your fees and expenses are and they agree in writing to pay that amount. What if you tell them you charge $2000 per photo after you have shot the job? Do you think they will pay you? A lot of photographers work this way. Someone hires them to do photography, never talks price and then they call around after the shoot and ask what they should charge. If it is more than the client expected to pay, then they either except what the client wanted to pay (in which case they get screwed and the client assumes the photographer was trying to screw them to start with) or they stick to their price and tick the client off, both of which lead the client to be hard nose and abusive with photographers in the future.

Sorry for the bluntness, but I think a lot of the problems we have
today are a result of some photographer's reluctance to deal with price
and terms and conditions in advance for fear of not getting the work.

So let's assume that you do not have the job. Gather all the
information you need from the client about the shoot and how the
photographs will be used. This includes: how many finished photos they
expect to end up with, do they want variations to choose from, how many
books will they be printing, how long do they want to distribute that
amount, will they just be distributed in guest's rooms or elsewhere,
etc, etc.

Once you have that information, put together an estimate in writing
that spells out the exact license that you are granting, the creative
fee and prep fees you will be charging along with all the expenses
involved in the shoot. Include your terms and conditions with the
estimate and ask the client to review the estimate and T&C and call you
if they have any questions or want to discuss anything. If they have no
question and approve they should sign the estimate and send it back to

Try to partner with the client to find a way to give them what they
need( which is usually different from what they want) within or close
to their budget. This may mean cutting things out of the shoot, doing
fewer variations, fewer finished photographs used, smaller print run,
less usage, etc. A lot of times what they start out wanting in usage
and what they want to spend are far different from where it ends up.
The important thing is to work with them to try and find a way to make
it happen. If you express your desire to work with them and they
respond in kind, a lot of times you can work it out so everyone wins.
If not , they realize you may be more expensive than they can afford
now, but you are someone who is willing to try and find a way to make
it work and they may hire you in the future when they can afford you.

Be forewarned that there are clients who want it their way regardless
and if they can't get it , will blow you off and move on to the next
photographer until they find one who is desperate enough to work with

Base your initial fee on a specific print run for one year's
distribution (assuming that's what they want). In the estimate under an
options section, quote them a percentage of the original fee (usually
50-75%) of the original fee for a second year and an additional
percentage for each additional year. If they want to license the second
year (or more) in advance lower the percentage some.

I suspect they just don't want to tell you. They have to know how many they are printing. How else can they place the order with the printer?
If they won't give you a print run, specify a print run in your
estimate or better yet ask them if you limit the print run to 100,000
will that be enough, and base the estimate on that. Chances are they'll
say, "heck no, we won't print more than 10,000", because they realize
the price will be higher if it's based on 100,000.

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Instructions for a wife then and now - de MMM la: 16/11/2004 04:16:47
(la: Femeia)
The following is from a 1950's Home Economics textbook intended for
the High School girls, teaching how to prepare for married life.

1. Have dinner ready: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a
delicious meal - on time. This is a way of letting him know that you
have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most
men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal
are part of the warm welcome needed.

2. Prepare yourself: Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed
when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and
be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. Be
a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a

3. Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of
the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books,
toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband
will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give
you a lift too.

4. Prepare the children: Take a few minutes to wash the children's
hands and faces if they are small, comb their hair, and if necessary,
change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to
see them playing the part.

5. Minimize the noise: At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise
of washer, dryer, dishwasher, or vacuum. Try to encourage the children
to be quiet. Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and be
glad to see him.

6. Some DON'TS: Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't
complain if he's late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with
what he might have gone through that day.

7. Make him comfortable: Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or
suggest he lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready
for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in
a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and

8. Listen to him: You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the
moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.

9. Make the evening his: Never complain if he does not take you out to
dinner or to other places of entertainment; instead try to understand
his world of strain and pressure and his need to be home and relax.

10. The Goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where
your husband can relax.

Now The updated version for the 2000s woman.

1. Have dinner ready: Make reservations ahead of time. If your day
becomes too hectic just leave him a voice mail message regarding where
you'd like to eat and at what time. This lets him know that your day
has been crappy and gives him an opportunity to change your mood.

2. Prepare yourself: A quick stop at the "LANCOME" counter on your way
home will do wonders for your outlook and will keep you from becoming
irritated every time he belches at the table. (Don't forget to use his
credit card!)

3. Clear away the clutter: Call the housekeeper and let her know
you'll need her for an extra day this week. Tell her that any
miscellaneous items left on the floor by the children can be placed in
the Goodwill box in the garage.

4. Prepare the children: Drop them off at grandma's!

5. Minimize the noise: When he arrives at home remind him that the
washer and garbage disposal are still not working properly and the
noise is driving you crazy (but do this in a nice way and greet him
with a warm smile...this way he might fix it faster).

6. Some DON'TS: Don't greet him with problems and complaints. Let him
speak first, and then your complaints will get more attention and
remain fresh in his mind throughout dinner. Don't complain if he's
late for dinner. Simply remind him that the last one home does the
cooking and the cleanup.

7. Make him comfortable: Remind him where he can find a warm fuzzy
blanket if he's cold. This will show you really care.

8. Listen to him: But don't ever let him get the last word.

9. Make the evening his: a chance to get the washer and garbage
disposal fixed.

10. The Goal: To try to keep things amicable without reminding him
that you make more money than he does.

jurnalu & orange - de Dinu Lazar la: 07/12/2004 18:31:30
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
"ceilalti cafegii ce cred despre fotografia asta de decembrie, fara a ajunge insa la traditii si obiceiuri de craciun...ce altceva ati gasit interesant acum?"

Cred ca iesirile la peisaje sau la intimplari sunt foarte bune; de departe, cea mai frumoasa intimplare de anu` asta e festivalul de obiceiuri populare de la Sighet, cindva la sfirsitul anului; mai se vor organiza la Muzeul Satului si la Muzeul Taranului diverse intimplari; mai sunt chestii cu masti si obiceiuri de tot soiul; dar o chestie la care intr-adevar merita sa se gindeasca cineva care are ceva energie fotografica si nu stie ce sa faca cu ea, e sa conceapa un proiect compact si sa-l execute de la A la Z.
Adica sa faca o tema completa, nu incercari, teste si chestii care in timp aluneca in cosul de lucrari superficiale.
La modul ideal, ar trebui ca creatoru` sa fie bintuit de una, doua, maxim trei idei, pe care sa se pedaleze pina se consuma ideea ca luminarea si se poate bifa la rubrica de teme complete.
Daca eu acum as avea 25 de ani si nu as sti ce sa fac cu mine, si as vrea sa fac poze, m-as duce la circ si as cere o discutie cu directoru` si i-as spune uite stimata doamna, sunt pasionat de fotografie, nu pot sa dorm pe chestia asta, lasati-ma sa fac ceva poze pe aici citeva luni si va dau si Dvs citeva imagini sa fceti ce vreti cu ele.
Mai sunt teatrele, mai sunt atitea chestii care se pot face... o zi cu Cartarescu, o luna la spital, o saptamina la vulcanizare, si cite si mai cite.
Uite asa se poate face o opera.
SIgur, se pot face si peisaje cu gashca, dar se pot ataca si subiecte adevarate, care este. Un book bubuitor nu se poate face numai cu cetzuri si departari, desi nici alea nu sunt rele, si eu gresesc des...
Deci se pot ataca tipii care sunt sefi sau raspund de comunicare, si intreba, la 10 refuzuri o sa fie si o chestie care merge, ca asa se intimpla...
Si se pot face minunate chestii; poze la orfelinat, la o casa de batrini, la balamuc, la aeroport, la cimitir, si cite si mai cite. Mai cu ciubuc, mai cu cointeresare, mai cu miere, se poate face un book de pomina astfel.
Nu in ultimul rind, trebuie atacati editorii si cei ce au nevoie de imagine. Nu e nici o rusine sa luati legatura cu neobositul Razvan Penescu, cel care face Liternetu`, si sa il intrebati nene, eu ce expozitie fac acolo la Liternet, ce poze aveti nevoie, ce autori pot sa fotografiez?
De asemeni domnul Iancu, cel care realizeaza; are nevoie de imagini permanent; si expunerea aduce alte idei, si tot asa, e ca shenila.
Viatza fotografica grozava presupune expunere, ecouri, teme diferite, dar facute cit mai complet. Ce se intimpla intimplator din intimplare cu greu isi poate gasi un loc intr-un book tare; trebuie gasite teme pe lungimea de unda a fiecaruia, trebuie lucrat pina se da in bilbiiala, si pe urma mai vorbim.
Nu in ultimul rind, trebuie gindit ca fotografia e un business care aduce bani; e o chestie care trebuie respectata ca atare si munca pe gratis de la inceput nu trebuie continuata la infinit...
Pe o alta lista un mare fotograf sfatuia un tip aflat mai la inceputuri:

1) Decide what type of photography you want to do, and how much income you will need from it.
a) Service photography, such as portraits, weddings, school groups and the like can pay well, but in some sense is merely a different version of the "burned out buildings" you have been shooting because service photography is usually expressed as a "formula."
b) Photojournalism, the "shabby grandeur" end of the business and the lowest-paying segment of the
industry and also IMHO, the most demanding and exciting.
c) Scenics, or landscapes, ala Ansel Adams
d) Books, calendars, notecards; be prepared to start on your own nickel or give up a lot of the profits to
someone else.
e) Fill in the blank___________
2) Then go to seminars and workshops that talk about and give hands on training in the type of photography you want to do. The local library helps. As do art museums for study of compositions. Early on in my career I went to our local world-class art museum the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City, MO and just studied the work of the masters, paying special attention to lighting and composition. You do not say if you have been a student of things art in your current life. While it is certainly not impossible to gain a feel and for the artistic an ability to communicate that, if you haven't pursued it until now, much discovery lies ahead-and much work. Successful artists such as Grandma Moses and Elizabeth Layton, AKA Grandma Layton, came to art late in life.
3) When you decide what type of stuff you want to shoot, that will in large measure determine what type of equipment you will need. Serious school photography, for example, will require considerably different hardware than landscape photography.
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