I started photography as a hobby. I'm still doing it as a hobby.
- 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 Nikonisti.ro (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