• 1 st prize at “Fotogeografica” 10th edition, under patronage of National Geographic Romania
  • Grand Prize winner of Microsoft Future Pro Photographer with a net-worth value around 28.000 USD
  • Second prize at National Saloon of Tourism “Travel and holidays”
  • 2 articles published in Romanian Photomagazine (one about HDR photography and one portfolio presentation)
  • Upgraded to Nikon D200, keeping the “old” D70s for Infrared photography after a major modification on camera sensor (did it myself) and thus becoming the first Romanian photographer with a dedicated camera for IR photography



  • Nikon buys my “Sunrise over village” photo to appear in their Nikon International Calendar (appeared as March photo in 2009 calendar)
  • A new article published in Photomagazine, about IR photography
  • Winner of photography camp “Sancrai Ecvestru” – equestrian photography
  • Third prize and honorable mention at “See Orange” photography contest sponsored by mobile company Orange



  • Grand prize winner on “Chivas Regal” photography contest by photographing their 18 y.o Chivas Regal whiskey at its launch in Romania
  • Official photographer when Chivas Master Blender Colin Scott launched the 25 y.o Chival Regal whiskey in Romania
  • Bronze FIAP (Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique) medal on International Saloon of Photography “Premfoto”
  • Personal exhibition “It’s almost quiet”
  • Photographs accepted at International Saloon of Photography “Dan Mihai Calinescu” under patronage of FIAP and AAFR
  • asistent al fotografului Narcis Virgiliu
  • Personal assistant of well-known Romanian photographer Narcis Virgiliu



  • Invited to become Established Member of AAFR (Romanian Association of Artist Photographers)
  • Silver medal on SIAFRMP 3rd ed. International Photography Contest – under patronage of AAFR and MFZS (Romanian and Hungarian artist photographers associations)
  • Upgraded to Nikon D700
  • Two articles published on (official Nikon Romania community)
  • Third prize at National Saloon of Tourism “Travel and holidays” – Legendary Mountains category
  • Gold AAFR medal on 4th ed. of International Saloon of Photography SIAFRMP under patronage of AAFR and MFZS
  • First prize at Velvel Live Art party – live fashion photography
  • Photographer of the Year for commercial photography and Gold AAFR medal during national contest “Photographer of the Year”



  • Honorable Mention on Spider Awards 2010 Black and White photography contest and 3 nominated photographs during ceremony