HIPA Instagram Competition update – and a “lesson” from children to all of us

Yesterday I’ve received the news that one of my photos from Uganda has been selected as a winner in the HIPA Instagram Competition.   I was overwhelmed and still am. After the initial comforting feelings, that were like “Holy sh!t!”, I’ve been thinking about the moment when I captured this image and decided to write a blog post. Whenever I’m applying to a photo competition and I’m carefully selecting the photos I’d like to submit, there are many things I’m considering. Does this image tells something? Does it convey emotions? Does / can it move the viewer in any way? …

Buso festivities in Hungary

National Geographic publications and recent achievements! :)

October has been quite vivid for me and gave me a lot of energy to move forward and keep going on the chosen path in photography. I have made a decision early this year that I will stop photographing so many things, and will only concentrate on the issues, topics I’m really interested in. Back to October… First I received an email that my images made it to the finalist round in the Travel Photographer of the Year 2014. The final round of judging will happen on 2nd December, so keep your fingers crossed. Some of my images about the “Busó” …

UNHCR – successful photojournalist tender

“…We found your portfolio impressive and would be pleased to work with you in the future…. ” This Monday I’ve received positive feedback from UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Central Europe. In early May I’ve applied to their photojournalist tender and I was happy to receive their reply. The Central Europe branch covers and is responsible for 7 countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. This means that in the future whenever they have a suitable assignment in the region, I’ll be one of the photojournalists to be contacted. I appreciate the information, help and recommendations of Zoltan Szalay, Béla Szandelszky, Miklós Teknős, …