Photography Holiday in Romania

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This once in a lifetime opportunity will take you on a Photography Holiday to explore Romania and Transylvania, while improving your photography skills under the guidance of our tutor, Ion Paciu.

  • Group size: 7 persons.
  • Duration: 27th September – 2nd October 2017
  • Price: £1150
  • Accommodation (single occupancy);

  • Breakfasts;

  • Group Airport Transfers (from Bucharest);

  • All transport during the course to the shooting locations;

  • Photography tuition (4 days).

  • Flights;

  • Visa (if needed);

  • Food outside of the package.

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What will we do?

If you would love to explore South-Eastern Europe and visit the historic Transylvania, the most beautiful part of Romania, all the while learning new photography skills and expanding your existing skills, then this once in a lifetime trip is perfect for you. On this trip, you’ll get to explore a variety of photography styles, including landscape photography in the Romanian hillsides and mountains, cityscape photography through the historic towns and cities, and starry sky photography on the shores of idyllic lakes. We will finish by reviewing the images we have taken and developing post production skills.

Here are some of the locations we will be visiting during our trip:

  • Balea Lake – A glacial lake in the Fagaras Mountains. One of Romania’s most popular lakes, Balea Lake sits over 2,000 meters above sea level and is surrounded by stunning mountain vistas. Being surrounded by mountains means the surface of this lake is often like a mirror, making it an ideal photography location!
  • Transfagarasan – This famous highway has been featured on BBC’s Top Gear as one of the best roads in the world. It is only fully open from June to October, and its highest point is 2040 meters above sea level.
  • Rasnov Citadel – One of the largest medieval monuments in Transylvania. The citadel was built as part of a defence system for the Transylvanian villages exposed to outside invasions.
  • Bran Castle – One of Romania’s key landmarks, Bran Castle, often called Dracula’s Castle, is steeped in myth and legend surrounding the aforementioned vampire. Though often incorrectly named as an influence for Bram Stoker’s novel, this castle is rich in folk history and an absolute must-visit.
  • Sibiu – One of Romania’s most beautiful cities, no trip to Transylvania would be complete without visiting this gorgeous location. Filled with stunning architecture and colour, and set against the backdrop of the Făgăraș Mountains, Cibin Mountains, and Lotrului Mountains.
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What you need to know

Your flights are not included in the cost of this package, so you will need to book your flights individually. We shall be departing to our hotel from Bucharest Otopeni airport at 2.30pm on 27th of September, so you must arrive in time to meet the group.On return to the UK, our transfer will arrive at the airport at 2.00pm on October 2nd so book a flight which gives enough time for check-in and security.
If you are flying from London, we recommend catching the Ryanair flight that arrives in Bucharest at 13.50pm.
Our base of operations for this trip will be Balea Waterfall Chalet, which is located 1234m above sea level at the bottom of the Bali glacial valley. We will be surrounded by conifers and nestled on the bank of the river Balea near a waterfall.
This location not only gives us convenient access to all our destinations for the trip, but it is a beautiful location filled with amazing photography opportunities in its own right.

This is our brief agenda for the week:

We arrive at Bucharest airport and take our transfer to the hotel, where we will prepare for the adventures to come.

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Landscape Photography at Balea Lake and Transfagarasan. If the weather is on our side we will end the day with some starry night photography.Photography Holiday in Romania - Day 1

Landscape and Cityscape Photography. On day 3 we will travel to the historic town of Sibiu, stopping to capture any photography opportunities we see along the way.

Photography Holiday in Romania - Day 3

Day 4 will take us to Bran Castle and Rasnov Citadel.

Photography Holiday in Romania - Day 4

Day 5 will be a relaxing day of image review and post-processing.

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We head to the airport to depart for home.

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How to book

Spaces on the photography holiday 2017 are limited. To book your place email hello@photoion.co.uk

You will be required to secure a place with a £400 deposit, and full payment must be made before 1st July 2017.

By booking this Photography Holiday you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Our Students Testimonials

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“I don’t think it would be possible to find a more energetic, knowledgeable and passionate teacher than Ion. His patience and enthusiasm over our 2 day advanced photography course has allowed me to evolve into a confident photographer. Highly Recommended! Thanks Ion. Harry”

Harry Boothman

“If you want to learn photography, please take my advice and book a course with Ion. I am a city trader and wanted a one to one specialist pro course instructor. In Ion, I found the enthusiasm and expert instruction I required! I’ve learnt a lot, his passion is infectious, take my word use this guy! Mike – Phoenix Partners – City.”

Mike Tambling

“A big thanks for yesterday Ion! You are the most fantastic teacher I’ve ever had in any subject. The passion you have for photography definitely comes across strongly and infects those you teach. It was a fabulous lesson, I learnt a lot, enjoyed myself! Thanks. Highly Recommended!”

Jasna Lukic

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