This five day Romania photography holiday offers the opportunity to learn travel, documentary and landscape photography while visiting some of Romania’s most photogenic locations and fascinating traditions including the unique Comanesti New Year Bear Festival, the stunning snow-covered Carpathian Mountains and some of the most breathtaking fortified churches of Transylvania.
Learn how to produce captivating portraits while documenting the intriguing tradition of locals dancing in real bear skin costumes. Get to grips with winter landscape photography as you explore the stunning scenery around Bran Castle. What better way can there be to see in the New Year than learning to photograph fireworks as they fill the sky above Brasov Town Square on New Years Eve, and then exploring Viscri on New Year’s day? Viscri’s 500 year old fortified church (a UNESCO site) looks simply surreal in winter, and the village is known for being one of the best places to photograph and learn about rural life in Romania.
When we are not out and about, I will provide feedback on photos taken during the day, as well as offering tutorials on editing, lightroom, organisation and output of images.
This Romania 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.
Romania is a beautiful country with kind and fascinating people. The combination of local culture at the Bear Festival and Viscri combined with the beautiful Romanian countryside and medieval architecture will ensure you return with an exciting and varied portfolio of images.
You can explore more of my favourite photos of Romania here.