Regele Mihai I premiat la Gala Tineretului National Liberal 2012

Majestatea Sa Regele a fost premiat de catre Tineretul National Liberal (TNL), sambata 10 martie in cadrul Galei TNL ce a avut loc la Palatul Parlamentului din Bucuresti.

Regelui i s-a acordat premiul “Nascut Liber” pentru “Cea mai lunga cariera in slujba libertatii”. Diploma si premiul au fost inmanate de catre domnul Calin-Popescu Tariceanu delegatiei Casei Majestatii Sale prezente la acest eveniment, formata din dl. Alexandru Oprean, Cancelar, dra. Liana Greavu, asistent personal si dra. Nicoleta Ifrim, secretar.

Momentul acordarii premiului cat si mesajul transmis de catre delegatia Casei Regale au fost primite cu bucurie de catre cei peste 2000 de tineri liberali, care din dragoste si pretuire pentru Majestatea Sa, in aplauze indelungi, au scandat la unison „Regele Mihai”.

Evenimentul s-a bucurat si de prezenta domnului Crin Antonescu, Presedintele PLN, a domnilor presedinti Mircea Ionescu-Quintus si Radu Campeanu, a domnului Dinu Zamfirescu, membru cofondator al PNL, precum si a altor personalitati ale lumii politice, economice, educationale, culturale si din presa.

Mesajul delegatiei Casei Regale la Gala Premiilor TNL 2012

Domnule Presedinte,

Doamnelor si domnilor invitati,

Dragi tineri,

Suntem onorati sa putem reprezenta Casa Majestatii Sale Regelui la acest eveniment al tinerilor liberali.

Am hotarit ca in aceasta seara sa va aducem un cuvant de multumire al Regelui concretizat in fragmente din mesajele pe care Majestatea Sa le-a transmis romanilor de pretutindeni in ultimii doi ani.

“In anul 1940, dupa plecarea tatalui meu, am adresat primul mesaj de Anul Nou catre voi. Aveam 19 ani, iar tara si continentul nostru se aflau in razboi.”

“De la Bucuresti, Sinaia, Versoix sau Savarsin, cuvintele mele s-au indreptat mereu catre voi cu aceeasi iubire, grija, respect si speranta (…) Trecerea anilor iti da posibilitatea sa vezi ce s-a schimbat in lume si ce anume a ramas.”

“Sper ca anul viitor sa aduca respect si etica in institutii, simt al datoriei si altruism in viata publica. Valorile si competenta ar trebui sa fie criteriile noastre. Aveti incredere in democratie, in rostul institutiilor publice si in regulile lor!”

“In anul 2011 am avut multe intalniri cu romani din toate colturile tarii si de pe multe meleaguri ale Europei. Sarbatorirea Jubileului de 90 de ani mi-a dat ocazia sa primesc mii de oameni la Palatul Elisabeta si la Savarsin, intr-o sarbatoare care a cuprins intreaga suflare romaneasca. Aceasta dovada de iubire si de pretuire, incununata de adresarea de la tribuna Parlamentului catre Natiunea romana, a fost o alinare pentru toate suferintele si neajunsurile pe care a trebuit sa le trecem cu totii in ultimele decenii.”

“Felicit pe cei care au reusit performante economice, mai ales micii intreprinzatori si companiile mijlocii. Felicit pe tineri si pe profesorii din universitati, licee si scoli, care au continuat munca lor importanta, in ciuda greutatilor. Felicitari celor din agricultura, care au reusit sa mearga mai departe, desi ramasi fara resurse si incurajare. Felicit functionarii publici, diplomatii, militarii, oamenii de arta, pentru staruinta lor de a-si face datoria, desi puternic incercati de lipsa banilor si descurajati institutional.

Sunt mahnit pentru toate momentele prin care mamele, oamenii batrani si cei bolnavi sunt nevoiti sa treaca(…)Felicit pe romanii care stiu ca au facut ceva bun pentru ca tara lor sa mearga mai departe.”

Fotografii de Daniel Angelescu


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How much to charge for photography

Sursa : http://www.northlight-images.co.uk
How to work out what to charge for your photography services – are your rates high enough?
I’ll keep this one short and simple. I often get asked about what to charge as a professional photographer by other photographers.

Indeed, I can spot fake ‘work enquiries’ from other photographers a mile off. Our prices are published on the Northlight site, but are aimed at helping potential clients and ourselves, not our competitors

Other photographers are the ones who ask for all the details about licensing and rates up front. This is something we discuss with clients merely as part of the process of ensuring we can meet their needs and help solve their problems.

I know from experience that potential clients who instantly concentrate on price are unlikely to become long term clients (see why this is not good at ‘Expanding your photo business‘)

The basics – much simplified, but it works

* Work out how much money you need to live on [M]
Remember taxes, and in some parts of the world, the need to worry about health insurance and the like.
* This money comes from the profit that your business will make, after costs are subtracted from your turnover [T]
Be thorough with costs – travel, cameras, lenses, software, more taxes …anything that the business has to pay to function.
* How many jobs do you think you can average per week?
* How many weeks a year will you be working ?
Note that if this figure is anywhere near 52, then get real and allow for some holidays! Mine is 40
* Multiply the jobs per week, by the number of working weeks to get a total number for a year [J]
* T divided by J gives the average rate/price/fee you need to charge per job [C] to earn [M]

Now comes the awkward bit…

A lot of would-be photographers, and those recently started, don’t like these numbers.

Well that’s fine, go back and refine the inputs. Just remember that if you want to eat, then the figure [M] can’t go too low.
* Maybe you can live on savings for a while, or another job?
* Maybe you should look for work in a more profitable area?
* Maybe you can cut costs?
* Maybe you can price low to try raise the number of jobs? (bad move for lots of reasons…) Not for very long for most people, and hardly conducive to a long term profitable business. Remember that one job that makes £200 profit is worth twenty jobs that make £10.

That’s it – if these numbers don’t stack up, then you’ve at best got a paid hobby or a relatively short career in professional photography ahead of you.

These numbers don’t care if you like them or what you competitors are charging – they give you a simple estimate of what you need to do to earn a living.
But it can still work

It took about 15 months to get Northlight Images into profit (i.e to get [M] at a level I was happy with)

Photography is a fast changing business, but that doesn’t change those numbers…

I’ve written lots of other short articles about the business side of being a photographer, covering many of the things I’ve learnt and discovered over the years.