Romania Travel and Landscape Photography Holiday – Spring 2020









TRAVEL, PORTRAIT & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY TO TRANSYLVANIA, ROMANIA

FIVE DAY PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY TO TRANSYLVANIA TO PHOTOGRAPH MOUNTAINS, CASTLES & SHEPHERDS
WITH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST MATTHEW WILLIAMS-ELLIS










Misty forest and Carpathian Mountains landscape at sunrise, Ranca, Parang Mountains, Oltenia Region, Romania


WHAT HAPPENS ON THIS ROMANIA PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY?


This 4N/5D Romania photography holiday offers the opportunity to learn travel, portrait and landscape photography while exploring the stunning countryside of Transylvania. As well as planned stops to learn landscape photography near Bran Castle, meet local potters in Horezu and photograph shepherds herding their flocks in the Carpathian Mountains, I leave plenty of time for impromptu photography sessions too, as the most exciting thing about photography in Romania is not knowing what you are going to find around the next corner. Sometimes we will simply spend time wondering through villages, meeting and chatting to locals via our fantastic local guide Daniel, which invariably ends in amusing stories, insights into the Romanian culture and intimate portrait opportunities.

This photography holiday is all about getting out there and taking LOTS of photos, practising and experimenting with newly learned techniques, tips and tricks in front of exciting subjects. By the end of the trip, you will feel confident about both technical and creative aspects of photography. You will further your photographic eye, develop a proactive photography mindset, allowing you to capture eye-catching and emotive photographs when traveling in the future.

When we are not out and about, I will provide guidance and feedback on photos taken during the day, as well as offering tutorials on editing, lightroom, organisation and output of images.

Romania is a fascinating country, offering a wonderful combination of both people and landscape photography that will ensure you return with a beautiful portfolio of images. If you would like more inspiration, just check out the gallery at the bottom of this page for photos from the previous trip.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Learn landscape photography at sunrise in the Carpathian Mountains

  • Capture intimate portraits while getting to know the friendly locals as they make Horezu pottery (UNESCO listed traditional craft)

  • Meet and photograph local shepherds tending to their sheep in Transylvania

  • Master blue hour and night photography in the medieval city of Sibiu

  • Visit the lavish Ceausescu Palace, one of the largest buildings in the world

  • Visit Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) and capture it’s mystery in the middle of the forest, dwarfed by snow-capped mountains

  • Learn to edit and use lightroom in front of jaw dropping views at Ranca

  • The unknown. As we drive around Transylvania, we make lots of unplanned stops for portrait and landscape photography as we find interesting subjects and scenes.

Portrait of a shepherd at Bran, taken on a Romania photography holiday in TransylvaniaSighisoara Clock Tower, taken on a Romania photography holiday in TransylvaniaPhotographer taking a portrait on Romania Photography Holiday in Transylvania





Portrait of a Romanian, taken on a Romania Photography Holiday

WHY IS ROMANIA SO GREAT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY?


Romania (and in this case, Transylvania) is the perfect location for a photography holiday because of the variety of subjects on offer, which we are able to cover in just a few days due to their proximity to each other. The Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian castles at dawn and dusk are envy-inducing locations to master landscape photography, and during the day there are fascinating portraits to be taken or the endless crafts and traditional ways of life. Meanwhile, the medieval cities are ideal for experimenting with blue hour and architectural photography.




MEET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE MATTHEW

matthew williams ellis photography holiday guide

I am a London-based travel, documentary and landscape photographer. Whether leading photography workshops and holidays, shooting assignments for a travel companies or working on personal projects, there is simply nothing better than getting out there and exploring the world with camera in hand.

Travel offers endless fascinating subjects for photography, and whether you are photographing central London at sunset, capturing lemurs and landscapes in Madagascar or taking portraits of carol singers in bear costumes in Romania, I can’t wait to help you capture them.

WHAT DO PREVIOUS CLIENTS THINK?


“Matthew is quite unlike any other Professional Photographer I have met on other photography holidays. Apart from his unique talent as a Photographer he has the gift of inspiring, encouraging and giving confidence to his pupils. Matthew is generous in sharing both his knowledge and his time with patience and understanding.” – Jean Dance