Bucharest: Exploring Your Vision
“When I wake up in the morning, and I feel good, I tell myself: ‘Today may be the last day of my life.’ That is my sense of urgency."—Josef Koudelka
Join American photographer Davin Ellicson for an intensive street photography workshop in Bucharest, Romania. The city is a beguiling place which still suffers from outdated communist-era stereotypes. Well off the tourist track, there is a raw energy to Bucharest that has to be experienced to be believed. Globalization has yet to fully run its course here and a curious blend of old and new Europe exists side by side.
Davin will be working closely with participants and sharing his passion for Bucharest which has been his second home for the past 10 years. The goal is to perfect one’s street shooting skills and the art of spontaneous photography by exploring Bucharest as well as how to edit — select and sequence your photographs — intuitively. It’s a workshop open to amateurs and professionals alike. Through group as well as one on one discussions of the best work, participants will see their picture making skills improve. Technical, theoretical and aesthetic issues will be discussed as attendees work towards honing their individual visions. What are you trying to say with your photography, to communicate? It's all about making a personal visual response to Bucharest.
The workshop will begin with individual portfolio reviews over coffee and pastries on Saturday. We will then discuss the principles of street photography before heading out to explore the hidden back streets of Bucharest. On Sunday morning we will convene for more shooting before a late afternoon review of the work and more discussions of the masters. Participants will leave inspired and with a new understanding of the possibilities of street photography and how to continue in their practice after the workshop.
The workshop is limited to 6 students.
DATE: Ongoing on Saturdays and Sundays.
WORKSHOP LOCATION: My studio in central Bucharest.
PRICE: 195 euros.
For further details and booking, contact Davin at: email@example.com