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PDNOnline - de Dinu Lazar la: 14/08/2004 05:31:23
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Dear reader,

Take the summer off? No way. PDNOnline returns with a brand new advice column and a rich load of news stories.

Ask The Experts

PDNOnline and the faculty of Brooks Institute of Photography have teamed up to bring you Ask The Experts, a way for you to ask questions about any aspect of the photography business. This month's expert is Bill Robbins, a veteran advertising photographer, commercial film director and founding board member of APA. Now a faculty member at Brooks, where he teaches advanced advertising photography, advanced tabletop photography and more, Robbins will be answering questions for the next three weeks about self-promotion, marketing your work, establishing yourself in the advertising business, and more. To read Robbins' bio and to submit a question, see PDNOnline's Ask the Experts page.

http://www.pdnonline.com/photodistrictnews/experts/index.jsp

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Newswire

- The New York Times has released a new version of its rights-grabbing contract aimed at stock agencies-- we get reactions and post copies.

- Photographers who've shot for Jungle Law and Jungle MBA aren't getting paid. Adobe goes all out to celebrate the student winners of its Design Achievement Awards.

- Who's Shooting What: Lots and lots of news from Chicago, like assignments from Y&R Chicago and BBDO; also who's shooting SBC ads, Dell's ads for DDB, Miller Beer's ad inserts, the Shell Oil calendar, Baker Shoes' new look, and many more. ($ premium for subscribers only.)

- Ad Special: How a TBWA creative helps make Nissan's truck appealing to Supercross motorcycle fans.

-People on the Move: new photo editor at AOL Latino, new curator at Center for Creative Photography, new talent added at Intersection, Maverick, Clare Agency and more. ($ premium for subscribers only.)

http://www.pdnonline.com

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Product News

The makers of Painter 8 and Photographic Images 6 cut prices; FXFoto Software gets new features; Tenba launches a new travel line of gear, and more news.

http://www.pdnonline.com/photodistrictnews/products/index.jsp

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Pix Digital Annual

The deadline for the Pix Digital Annual has been extended until August 18. This juried competition, sponsored by Nikon, Adobe and Epson, showcases great uses of digital imaging in personal work, commercial assignments and photographic web sites. The winners will be featured in PDN's November issue, which is mailed to 15,000 creatives, art directors, art buyers and designers.

http://www.pdnonline.com/photodistrictnews/resources/contest_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000503341

Good luck!

The Editors
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Black Sabbath - de Little Eagle la: 15/08/2004 22:38:37
(la: Casuta Postala A Lui Ozzy/Ovi)
From the third album(1971...multi nu v-ati nascut inca...HAAA!)"MASTER OF REALITY",Into the Void and let me see some fuckin'hands in the air ,I caaan't fuckin' heeear you....c'mon now ,heeeeyyyy you're not crazy enough for meee!Let me see your hands up in the air....!Let's go crazyyyyyyy!!!

Alright now,

"Rocket engines burning fuel so fast
Up into the night sky they blast,
Through the universe the engines whine
Could it be the end of man and time?
Back on earth the flame of life burns low
Everywhere is misery and woe,
Pollution kills the air,the land and sea,
Man prepares to meet his destiny,Yeah.

Rocket engines burning fuel so fast
Up into the black sky so vast,
Burning metal through the atmosphere,
Earth remains in worry,hate and fear,
With the hateful battles raging on
Rockets flying to the glowing sun,
Through the empires of eternal void
Freedom from the final suicide.

Freedom fighters sent out to the sun
Escape from brainwashed minds and pollution,
Leave the earth to all its sin and hate
Find another world where freedom waits,Yeah.

Past the stars in fields of ancient void
Through the shields of darkness where they find,
Love upon a land, a world unknown
Where the sons of freedom make their home,
Leave the earth to Satan and his slaves,
Leave them to the future in their grave,
Make a home where love is there to stay,
Peace and Happiness in everyday,Yeah"

Si sa nu-mi spuneti ca Ozzy si B.S.au fost sau sunt rai....mereu au spus ceva si un mesaj lumii...sa nu judecam niciodata...the book by its cover,alright?

LOVE&PEACE,
Ozzy





















As usual.. - de Little Eagle la: 16/08/2004 06:32:25
(la: De ce nu vrem inapoi, desi ne e dor?)
Jimmy,ai dreptate,
Cand mi-au dat pasaportul de refugiat politic si fara cetatenie romana,nu mi-a pasat ca sunt apatrid ci ca pot scapa de comunism!
Sa ma c...c pe ideologia lor!
Nu mi-am zis sa ma reintorc in Ro. decat dacaBOUL ala de imbecil e mort...si nu mi-a venit sa cred in 1989 in Dec.ca real s-a si petrecut!
Am revenit in 1990 in Ro.cu sotia dupa casatorie la rude,am mai revenit de 2 ori apoi la fiecare 2 ani dar NU mai vreau sa ma reintorc...din pacate poate candva,daca parintii mei vor muri...inaintea mea....!Si daca e scris sa fie asa,atunci trebuie sa revin dar pt. astfel de situatie.

Dar tu ai plecat demult...mereu am o impresie buna despre tine,te vad o femeie calda in suflet dar si puternica,like a stone!De fapt numele tau este
Ynian wynaian,inseamna in Lakota the hard as a rock woman.
You are the stone of abbys,but also the stone of delivery it is red and black in the daytime,but transluscent at night.

People who loves you are not all honest so be aware...!
Be careful about and in relations with your"friends"!It's an advice from me to you and I KNOW!
Sometimes you're mean...and cranky....but your soul is good,you have already 16 feathers in your hair!!!!!!!!You are a brave warrior.You have 16 scars in your life already!
Multi ,si chiar si tu,nu ma vor crede,dar eu stiu!mi-e teama uneori sa vorbesc pt. ca lumea zice ca-s nebun,am simtit sa-ti scriu astea ca si la altii(in particular insa)pt. ca ti-am simtit in mine prezenta.Te-am vazut ca spirit.

Cu astea basta,pt. ca te stiu f. bine.tough woman,hard as a rock!
Be good and do more good,
LOVE&PEACE,
Ozzy











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Regele e mort, traiasca regele - de Dinu Lazar la: 25/08/2004 06:24:53
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Cine ar fi crezut... Ilford sa dea faliment si Agfa sa devina istorie...pacat.

A very sad day for Ilford, as the UK-based supplier of traditional photographic materials has been forced to go into adminstration. The entire business could now be sold as a going concern by the appointed adminstrator, Grant Thornton.

Grant Thornton said: "Although growth and profitability in its digital inkjet business has continued to accelerate, the decline in the black and white photography market, in which Ilford Imaging has a major share, has continued. This, combined with the weakness of the dollar and major de-stocking, has led to losses."

Ilford's inkjet digital business, which is based in Switzerland, has been unaffected and will continue to trade normally. Ilford Imaging was founded in 1879 and is the world's leading supplier of dyes for inkjet photo printers and is the second-largest manufacturer of inkjet photo paper.

So potentially another loss for the film market, after the announcement last week that Agfa were withdrawing from the photography business.
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Despre arta fotografica... de a face bani - de Tibi la: 25/08/2004 14:27:51
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Mi-a placut concizia acestui comentariu la http://luminous-landscape.com/
Pentru a nu va mai obosi cu cautatul l-am copiat aici:

Intrebare:

Hi, I am an instructor at a Fine Art College in FL in the Photography & Digital Imaging dept. and parents want to know how their childern (students) will make a living after they graduate. I am researching that question and would appreciate any help you have. Are their websites that will sell your images to catalog companies or to stores like Walmart (example) and how would you go about pricing your work wholesale?

Raspuns:

Seeing as how this thread has just been "observed" but no one responded, let me offer you my observations. First of all, I am not a professional. I used to be, but not with Fine Art prints, with Weddings and Commercial work.

Now, I figure folks here fall into one of two camps...

1) They really aren't able to survive on selling their artistic images alone and do other things like commercial assignments, photojournalism assignments, and photo seminars to suppliment their income.

2) They really do make a bundle on selling their photos and don't relish revealing their hard earned marketing wisdom to competition in a very small marketplace.

Very few can survive on Fine Art photography. Very Few. Those that do are simultaneously artistic masters and superb business people.

You will probably hate me for saying this, but, anyone entering college for a Fine Arts degree with an attitude of getting wealthy is woefully misinformed. There isn't anything about that curriculum that teaches you how to make it in the real world. On the other hand, you could use the degree to become a truly good photographer, but you are still left on your own for capitalizing on that asset.

I would guess that's not what you want to tell the parents.
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.

http://www.pdnonline.com/photodistrictnews/experts/index.jsp

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Newswire

-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.

http://www.pdnonline.com

**

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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Arta fotografica de a face... bani!? - de Tibi la: 27/08/2004 14:11:39
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Intrebare si raspuns gasite la http://www.luminous-landscape.com/cgi-bin/forum/ikonboard.cgi (login este necesar).

Intrebarea:

Hi, I am an instructor at a Fine Art College in FL in the Photography & Digital Imaging dept. and parents want to know how their childern (students) will make a living after they graduate. I am researching that question and would appreciate any help you have. Are their websites that will sell your images to catalog companies or to stores like Walmart (example) and how would you go about pricing your work wholesale?

Raspunsul:

First of all, I am not a professional. I used to be, but not with Fine Art prints, with Weddings and Commercial work.

Now, I figure folks here fall into one of two camps...

1) They really aren't able to survive on selling their artistic images alone and do other things like commercial assignments, photojournalism assignments, and photo seminars to suppliment their income.

2) They really do make a bundle on selling their photos and don't relish revealing their hard earned marketing wisdom to competition in a very small marketplace.

Very few can survive on Fine Art photography. Very Few. Those that do are simultaneously artistic masters and superb business people.

You will probably hate me for saying this, but, anyone entering college for a Fine Arts degree with an attitude of getting wealthy is woefully misinformed. There isn't anything about that curriculum that teaches you how to make it in the real world. On the other hand, you could use the degree to become a truly good photographer, but you are still left on your own for capitalizing on that asset.

I would guess that's not what you want to tell the parents.
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La ei se poate face, la noi nu, ca suntem mai fraieri... - de Dinu Lazar la: 02/09/2004 01:08:19
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
La ei se poate face o istorie a fotografiei, la noi nu, caci suntem mai inapoiati, probabil... si cum pe vremea lu` Dracula nu se faceau poze, e pacat, pentru ca atit i-ar duce mintea, "Pictures with dr.Acula"...
Dar avem si noi partea noastra de vina.

HP Declare British National Photo Album a Success
HP Press Release 01/09/04

Britain's first National Photo Album unearths hidden photographic treasures

HP is pleased to announce the initial success of the National Photo Album, one of the most ambitious public archiving projects in recent history. Having urged the nation to dust off its old photograph albums and rummage through its attics, HP has been astonished to see people react so positively.

With over 5,000 images already submitted and more than 300,000 hits in the first two months, The National Photo Album has been embraced by the public. The search has uncovered some hidden gems from the photo albums of members of the public, such as:

- The enchanting image of Big Ben taken during the strikes in the 1970s, when fuel was at a premium and the spot lights had to be switched off
- A chance meeting with George Best relaxing on holiday in Majorca in 1972
- Young twins working a wooden washing machine in 1939
- A boxing match between sailors, to entertain the troops on HMS Emperor of India in 1915



"We expected a good response, but I don't think we ever imagined that people would react in such a positive manner. The HP National Photo Album is quickly turning into the vital photographic resource we always hoped it would. And there's no doubt that The Daily Mirror has contributed enormously to our success as we supplied its 'Pic of the Week' for almost two months," said Peter Urey, marketing and category manager for HP's Imaging and Printing Group. "No one else is providing a photographic resource which contains pictures solely taken by everyday people and we believed that this difference would offer a 'back stage pass' to our history, now we know for sure that it does."

The aim of The National Photo Album was to search for images of individuals, families, workplaces, events, outings, cities, towns and villages, all accompanied with the story behind each picture; anything which revealed something of the way Britain has worked, played, lived and loved over the past two hundred years. The results have been fascinating with a hugely varied collection of pictures and stories.

"The HP National Photo Album is an excellent incentive to keep British History alive," said one of the National Photo Album's visitors. "It's always great to be able to see other people's pictures of years, events and times gone by and I'm certain that as the word spreads, it will be a much visited site."

"We were hoping for pictures which would immediately provoke attention such as pictures of Elvis Presley's only visit to the UK, but what we have found is that we have received a far more interesting selection of stories," added Urey. "When you read a story about a 10 year old boy, with numerous siblings who was the only bread winner in his family, you realise the importance of these pictures as historical materials."

The HP National Photo Album is free to access at www.nationalphotoalbum.co.uk Anyone wanting to contribute to the archive can offer their pictures for consideration in one of two ways.

- Option 1: Upload images directly onto the archive at www.nationalphotoalbum.co.uk by following simple step by step instructions.
- Option 2: Submit entries via post to HP National Photo Album, 31 St. Petersburgh Place, London W2 4LA where they will be vetted and uploaded by experts.

*All images must be accompanied by a suitably sized self-addressed envelope. Every effort will be made to return the images in good order but HP cannot be held liable for damaged or lost photographs.

HP has a unique history and expertise in digital imaging. Currently it is assisting museums and art galleries around the world including the UK's National Gallery, in digitising their collections to ensure that the world's most important images are captured for posterity. Now it is turning its attention to the treasure trove of photographs that lie gathering dust in the nation's attics.

By digitising and storing these valuable images HP is aiming to ensure that this valuable photographic inheritance is not lost and can be shared with millions of people. Suitable pictures will be added to the HP National Photo Album which will be a searchable online database of images that can be accessed and downloaded for free.

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sunt multe! - de sanjuro la: 03/09/2004 13:58:15
(la: Blade Runner a fost ales cel mai bun SF Film)
...si destule au fost omise, printre care si "Calauza"...Pacat!

Eu caut de multa vreme sa vad "Regii Nisipurilor", ecranizare a nuvelei cu acelasi nume de George R.R. Martin, (premiul "Nebula" in 1979 si "Hugo" in 1980), film care a aparut in 1995, avandu-l pe Beau Bridges in rolul principal.
Iata un scurt comentariu despre acest film:
"SANDKINGS is one of the scariest pieces of sci-fi I've ever seen.
I rank it with original INVASION of the BODY SNATCHERS because it's literal,cut-no-slack, NIGHTMARE. Beau Bridges acting as Madder Max/March Hare scientist,Dr.Simon Kress is superb.The theme drips Freudian anti-myth,as Kress in defiance of God, Nature and the most ordinary paramters of human love and responsibility "cultivates" an alien race of INSECTS. [The Insects were initially brought to Earth in soil samples garnered on Mars by a Rover-like space vehicle.] Kress nurtures this anti-race in untrammeled will-to-Power when he realizes the BREED worships him. [Sand castles are made with ICON portraits of him worked into altar-like minnaret towers. When Kress/Bridges...in exultant hubris...strides into the midst of the DisneySand experimental environment he has fashioned into Alien Eden,thousdands of the insects divide/ bow in obeisance doing him homage as GOD.] Ritual war; sacrifice and finally cannibalistic murder follows as Kress renounces attachment to family,friends and humanity.
Suspense builds into sheer terror. If the climax is a bit "predictable", the tale of terror getting there isn't.
The(revived)OUTER LIMITS used "Sandkings" as premier offering. Director Stuart Gillard, and sriptwriter Melinda Snodgrass have done magnificent jobs rendering George Martin's PM sci-fi shocker.Forget what the movie may lack compared with its literary progenitor.THE SANDKINGS'TV-movie stepchild is masterpiece of blood; cold sweat; and FEAR... "



alex - de Belle la: 03/09/2004 20:46:09
(la: despre barbati ... fara suparare :))
ok... ar trebui sa-ti inchipui, da' pana atunci hai sa vedem daca cineva iti raspunde la intrebare.

pentru mine chestia cu fundul paros e ca prima din sirul (a se citi "shir" dupa definitia data de tine) de "insulte" de mai jos (se vede ca iar imi curat computerul)

Roses are red, violets are blue, I once thought I was ugly, until I saw you!

Just because you have one doesn't mean you have to act like one!

A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't.

Men's brains are like the prison system - not enough cells.

Stupidity does not qualify as a handicap, park elsewhere!

You have a right to your opinions. I just don't want to hear them.

You're breath' so stinky I don't know whether I should give you a breath mint or toiletpaper!

If you can't live without me, why aren't you dead already?

You'd make a lovely corpse!

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.

Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?

Did you eat a brain tumor for breakfast?

You love nature in spite of what it did to you?

I want to reach your mind - where is it currently located?

I wish I'd known you when you were alive.

If you ever had a bright idea, it would be beginner's luck!

What's on your mind? If you'll forgive the overstatement.

When you go to the mind reader, do you get half price?

I look into your eyes and get the feeling someone else is driving.

You're a mouse studying to be a rat.

Don't look now, but there's one too many in this room and I think it's you.

Every time I'm next to you, I get a fierce desire to be alone.

I can't believe that out of 100,000 sperm, you were the quickest!

If you ever become a mother, can I have one of the puppies?

There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure.

Why don't you bore a hole in yourself and let the sap run out?

You're a good example of why some animals eat their young.



~~~ I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!
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engleza - de Eda la: 10/09/2004 23:19:57
(la: Test de limba engleza.)
Pt. cei care stiu engleza (sau asa cred ei). Nu consider ca sunt experta dar ma descurc destul de bine. Chiar am primit complimente. In schimb cei mai prosti vorbitori de engleza sunt turcii (din cate stiu eu), din cauza ca nu pot pronunta consoanele una dupa alta. Va dati seama ce iese...
In ceea ce ma priveste filmele si cantecele in engleza au avut o foarte mare influenta, incercam sa imit felul in care spuneau cuvintele si in final am invatat mai multa engleza de la televizor decat din scoala, nici nu mai urmaream subtitrarea. Alt atu este faptul ca chiar imi place engleza.

Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it's written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak; Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation's OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant, Shoes, goes, does.
Now first say finger, And then singer, ginger, linger, Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge, Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.
Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean. Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.
Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
Pronunciation -- think of Psyche!
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won't it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It's a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale, Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.
Finally, which rhymes with enough --
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough? Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!
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Poate vrea cineva sa cistige bani din fotografie... - de Dinu Lazar la: 12/09/2004 00:04:31
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Just a quick update about the Photographers Direct website. It was recently relaunched on a new server which is much faster and more powerful. The search engine is at least 5 times faster, which is great news. We also have a great deal more space for hosting images, so all photographers' allocation of space is being doubled. For photographers who have rented space, this space has been doubled (at no extra charge!).

We are also now rewarding photographers for high quality images. When images are uploaded they are rated (based on composition, colour, lighting, sharpness, subject matter, interest, technical skill, originality and quality of the low res scan) with 9 being the highest rating. Images rated at 9 will earn an extra 500k of space, images rated at 8 earn 250k of space and images rated at 7 earn 50k of space. As the average image takes up about 50k of space, photographers with good images will earn plenty of space to upload more images. Please log in to your account as you will find you have more space than you did before.

While the email requests are generating good fees now (Request 1959: Catholic calendar, over 2000 dollars of sales so far, Request 1982: New England Feature set, 1500 pounds), the number of images being bought direct from searches of the online database is also increasing steadily - here are some recent examples:

350 dollars: http://www.photographersdirect.com/buyers/pe_buyer.cgi?imageid=173933

200 pounds (360 dollars): http://www.photographersdirect.com/buyers/pe_buyer.cgi?imageid=143268

250 pounds (450 dollars): http://www.photographersdirect.com/buyers/pe_buyer.cgi?imageid=128858

200 pounds (360 dollars): http://www.photographersdirect.com/buyers/pe_buyer.cgi?imageid=74854

The way for photographers to increase sales through the website is to increase their selection of (good) images, and make sure they are well captioned and keyworded!

regards

Chris Barton
Photographers Direct
http://www.photographersdirect.com
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r i g h t - de Belle la: 14/09/2004 17:04:55
(la: Casuta Postala A Lui LMC)
asa e tu, nu stiu de ce am facut asocierea cu gansacul, poate mi-ar fi placut sa fii unchiul waldo, cine stie ;)

dar nu-i bai, de-acum tu vei fi Thomas O'Malley, O'Malley the alley cat :)))

si-o sa canti asa:

I like a cheech-a-cheech-chee-roni
Like they make at home
Or a healthy fish with the big backbone
I'm Abraham deLacy
Giuseppe Casey
Thomas O'Malley
O'Malley, the alley cat!

I've got that wanderlust
Gotta walk the scene
Gotta kick up highway dust
Feel the grass that's green
Gotta strut them city streets
Showin' off my eclat, yeah
Tellin' my friends of the social elite
Or some cute cat I happen to meet
I'm Abraham deLacy
Giuseppe Casey
Thomas O'Malley
O'Malley, the alley cat!

I'm king of the highway
Prince of the boulevard
Duke of avant garde
The world is my backyard
So if you're goin' my way
That's the road you wanna seek
Calcutta to Rome or
Home-sweet-home in Paris
Magnifique, you all

I only got myself
And this big old world
When I sip that cup of life
With my fingers curled
I don't worry what road to take
I don't have to think of that
Whatever I take is the road I make
It's the road of life make no mistake, for me
Yeah, Abraham deLacy
Giuseppe Casey
Thomas O'Malley
O'Malley, the alley cat!

That's right
And I'm very proud of that
Yeah!

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Rugaminte adresata fotografilor - de Dinu Lazar la: 15/09/2004 21:47:10
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
An Invitation to Photographers creating Digital Images to Participate in an Online Questionnaire Survey on the Record Keeping Practices of Photographers using Digital Technology.

Participants will assist the artistic and archival community in understanding the longterm preservation needs of digital images by answering questions related to routine work habits, software and hardware choices and storage options. The survey is part of a larger project titled InterPARES which is a multidisciplinary project headed by the University of British Columbia, that investigates issues surrounding the continuing reliability, accuracy, authenticity, accessibility and the long-term preservation of digital entities produced in the course of artistic, scientific and e-government activities because of technological frailty, incompatibility and obsolescence.

The multiple choice Questionnaire is accessible online, and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Your participation will contribute to a greater understanding of the complex needs associated with creating, storing and retrieving digital images. Additionally the information will assist Archives obtaining these digital images twenty years from now.

To start the survey,  go to , and using the login: 'digital' and the password: 'photography' (no quotes), log into the survey site.  All responses are anonymous.  If you have any questions, please contact me at jess@cajacreative.ca.
 
To learn more please visit the InterPARES website : www.interpares.org.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Luciana Duranti, Professor, University of British Columbia, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies,
email: luciana.duranti@ubc.ca.
 
Co-Investigator: Marta Braun, Professor of History of Photography, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University,
email: mbraun@ryerson.ca.  
 
Graduate Research Assistant: Jessica Bushey, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia,
email: jess@cajecreative.com.
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The Black and White Spider Awards - de Dinu Lazar la: 20/09/2004 11:29:17
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
BLACK AND WHITE 2004

Spider Awards

Call for Entries

Dear Fellow Photographer,

The Black and White Spider Awards - AUGUST 31st DEADLINE is just 11 days away! Join us now and put your photographs in front of the world's leading curators, dealers, art buyers, editors, and publishers.

JUDGES

Luminaries from the international photography community will begin judging on October 11th and select a shortlist for each award category, with the winners being announced at the Awards Ceremony on November 15th.

AWARDS

60 Spider Awards will be presented to nominees in 10 categories. As a winner you will receive:

Recognition of excellence from a panel of internationally renowned judges

Your work published in Black & White Photography magazine

Honorable mention on the 2005 Calendar Roll of Honor

A chance to win the ILFORD Creative Excellence Prize

Your portfolio exhibited at the Spider Awards Gallery

Possible use of winning photo in an advertisement

2005 CALENDAR
The 2005 Calendar featuring the best images of the competition will be distributed after the awards to 10,000 creatives worldwide, including art directors, talent buyers, and media decision makers. All Spider entrants will be given an honorable mention on the calendar roll of honor.

HOW TO ENTER

Black and White Spider Awards is open photographers worldwide shooting in all forms of black and white photography using traditional or digital methods.

Thank you to all the Spider photographers who have entered the competition so far - we appreciate your support.

Good luck and best wishes,

Basil O'Brien
Creative Director

Black and White Spider Awards
369 S. Doheny Drive, Ste 323
Beverly Hills, California 90211
Telephone: (310) 473-6774
info@spiderawards.co.uk

http://www.spiderawards.co.uk
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1984 era mic copil - de Dinu Lazar la: 25/09/2004 14:38:34
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., Chairman _____________________________________ www.house.gov/judiciary News Advisory For immediate release Contact: Jeff Lungren/Terry Shawn September 21, 2004 202-225-2492 House Approves Video Voyeurism Legislation Offenses Punishable by up to $100,000 Fine and 1 Year Imprisonment WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House today approved by voice vote legislation
imposing civil and criminal penalties for those surreptitiously photographing or videotaping a person naked or partially naked on federal lands. The Senate passed S. 1301 in July and it now goes to President Bush for his signature. House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis,) said “With the development of smaller cameras and the instantaneous distribution capability of the Internet, the issue of ‘video voyeurism’ is a huge privacy concern. Unsuspecting adults, as well as high school students and children have been targeted in school locker rooms, department store dressing rooms, and even in their homes.” “Many states have since passed laws to target video voyeurism to protect those in private areas, but there are fewer protections for those who may be photographed in compromising positions in public places. S. 1301 makes the act of ‘video voyeurism’ illegal on Federal land such as national parks or Federal buildings, using the well-accepted legal concept that individuals are entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy. It also serves as model legislation for states that have not yet enacted their own laws or need to update existing laws to account for the rapid spread of camera technology.
This crime would be punishable by a fine of not more than $100,000 or imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both,” added Chairman Sensenbrenner. S. 1301 was introduced by Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) and spearheaded by Rep.
Mike Oxley (R-Ohio) and others in the House.
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PBS, ca si NPR, si mai nou CB - de Horia D la: 29/09/2004 21:05:11
(la: Cine conduce lumea?)
PBS, ca si NPR sunt parte din aparatul de propaganda al democratilor (mai bine zis al laturii liberale a partidului democrat... Ai auzit de Zell Miller, senator democrat din Georgia? - vezi ce spune)

Cat despre WMD, hai sa-ti dau niste citate din discursurile lui Kerry:

"We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if
appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond
effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons
of mass destruction programs." Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI), Tom Daschle (D-SD), John Kerry( D - MA), and others Oct. 9,1998.

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force if necessary to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal,murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a
particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction . So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real" - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003


Oh, the wonder of it all, now that Bush has done just what Kerry said should be done, he changes his stand.

Kerry's slogan "I am for everything, I am against everything, that leaves no room for argument!"


The things that come to those who wait are what's left behind by those
who got there first.
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Lectura de uichend - de Dinu Lazar la: 01/10/2004 06:20:27
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
http://www.pdnonline.com

Newswire

-The photo editor at Golf For Women demonstrates a varied and sophisticated taste in the photography he likes to see.
($ premium for subscribers only.)

-Edit news: The stylish launch of Suede, a preview of the new Life, rumblings of a new mag from Rodale ($ premium content for subscribers only.)

-The latest word on Richard Avedon following his recent hospitalization.

-AP staffers are talking about some management shake-ups and shifts. Are more to come?

-Complex magazine cuts photo costs. How? DIY.

-Account News (lots of it): Who's heading the new Lotus campaign; new accounts at Merkley + Partners, FCB and Leo Burnett; and elsewhere; who got the accounts for Uniliver, Simmons Mattress and the Minneapolis Twins; Internet advertising is bigger than ever. ($ premium content for subscribers only)

-Syndication news: Visages and Magnum get into the China market

- More edit news: Zuma inks deal to represent three prestigious sports archives. (See portfolio of images.)

- Arkansas photog makes good: Editor & Publisher announces all the winners of its Pictures of the Year publication.

http://www.pdnonline.com

**

Feature Story: Tips For Digital Delivery

In our October issue, we talked to dozens of clients and photographers about why digital image delivery is so complicated, and so often frustrating. In this online-only feature, sources from the story offer their tips--learned through unhappy experience-- for delivering print-ready digital image files that clients, photographers and even prepress houses can be happy with. ($ premium content or subscribers only.)

http://www.pdnonline.com/photodistrictnews/feature/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000651260

**

Photokina Reports

Have you been following Technology Editor David Schloss'
daily updates from Photokina, the world's largest photo trade show, taking place now in Cologne, Germany? Among some of the most important news he's announced on PDNOnline: the new digital file format from Adobe, Lexar's revolutionary new Active Memory format, new digital cameras from Mamiya, Hasselblad and more.

http://www.pdnonline.com/photodistrictnews/products/index.jsp


Best wishes,


The Editors
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lectura de uichend - de Dinu Lazar la: 07/10/2004 20:48:42
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
DIGITAL ON-CAMERA FLASH: OUR RECOMMENDATIONS.
How far "off" are on-camera flash units when it comes to creating accurate exposures?  Which flashes work best?  Is AUTO really better than TTL?  What about eTTL, dTTL, iTLL?  Get the facts and be smart about which flashes to buy, and which to avoid.
http://www.shootsmarter.com/infocenter/wc031.htm

GUEST COLUMNIST MITCH GRAF: THE 5 SECOND IMAGE CHALLENGE.
"We are going to immerse ourselves in the field of marketing for a little while, and take the "5-Second Image Challenge". Taking an upclose-and-personal look at every aspect of what your business looks like, sounds like and feels like to a potential client is a vital ingredient in your recipe for success."
http://www.shootsmarter.com/infocenter/mg001.html

SUZETTE ON PHOTOSHOP: "POLAROID SNAPSHOT" LOOK.
Focus in on the heart of your image with a "Polaroid Snapshot" feel with this fun technique that can add life to a ho-hum image, and turn a good shot into a great one. http://www.shootsmarter.com/infocenter/sa017.html

HAUSER: STORIES #16.
Short and to the point, the master photographer reveals the though process behind his latest promo campaign. http://www.shootsmarter.com/infocenter/mh016.html

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: THE ALL-NEW DIGITAL WORKSHOP TOUR IS LAUNCHED!
The good folks at Fujifilm, Bogen Imaging and the MAC group have selected Will Crockett to present a new day-long workshop on moving to the "next level" in professional workflow.  Starting in January, this 38 city tour will be coming to a city near you.  Please join us, registration is free and open now for the first leg of the tour.  Click here for more details on the awesome new event:
http://www.professionalworkflow.com/

CHRIS GREY ON DIGITAL LIGHTING: BREAKING THE RULES FOR FUN AND PROFIT.
Careful control of overexposure (yes overexposure) in the digital world can yeild a simple and wonderful effect but you must proceed with caution.  In this smArticle, light master Chris Grey takes you through every step.  Wow - it's cool!
http://www.shootsmarter.com/infocenter/cg003.html
We've just opened registration for the all new 4 day LIGHTING FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY course with Chris at SSU:
http://www.shootsmarteruniversity.com/classes/cg20050418.htm

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...din nou blonde - de SB_one la: 08/10/2004 18:46:33
(la: Femeia)
Two friends, a blonde and a redhead, are walk-in down the street and
> pass a flower shop where the redhead happens to see her boyfriend buying
> flowers.
> She sighs and says,
> "Oh, crap, my boyfriend is buying me flowers again!"
> The blonde looks quizzically at her and says,
> "You don't like getting flowers?"
>
> The redhead says, "I love getting flowers, but he always has
> expectations after giving me flowers, and I just don't feel like
> spending the next
> three days on my back with my legs up in the air."
>
> The blonde says,
> " Why? Don't you have a vase?"


SB
................................................................
it's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice !
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