Editor’s note April 15, 2021: This post has been updated to feature a new Romania photography workshop added for August 1-16, 2021.
The timeless beauty of Romania
Barbara Nelson is a photographer, journalist and event producer who I had the pleasure of meeting several years ago as she was leading a photography workshop in Portico di Romagna, Italy. Barbara has photographed throughout the world capturing the essence of the people and places she visits. In her workshops, she takes participants on a journey of transformation as they engage with locals and become immersed in the history and culture of the destinations.
These photos selected by Barbara Nelson offer compelling visual travel inspiration and give you a glimpse of the sights to be seen and photographed during her photography workshop in Romania.
Capturing the essence of a location with a unique personal vision
Romania, a country of timeless beauty where traditions run deep and life goes on as it has for centuries. Bordered by the Black Sea, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, and abuted by the famed Danube river on the southern border isolated Romania for centuries. Romania’s medieval citadels and now modern cities blend the old and new. Pristine landscape with rolling farmlands, mountain peaks, and forests, together with painted medieval monasteries, wooden churches, fairytale castles and palaces, gypsy villages and Roman ruins. Since admission into the European Union in January 2007, change is in the air in this ancient land and now is the time to take it all in. — Barbara Nelson
Romania Photography Workshop — August 1 – 16, 2021
The workshop will start and end in Bucharest. You will travel by motor coach throughout the trip (allowing for spontaneous moments) accompanied by a local English speaking expert in the history and culture of Romania (and region). You will see and photograph castles (including Dracula’s “spooky” Bran Castle in Transylvania), medieval towns, small villages where the peasant culture still survives, and picturesque landscapes. The days are structured to allow time for downloading images and periodic reviews of images made during the trip.
All photos courtesy of Barbara Nelson
For workshop details:
Romania Photography Workshop website: Barbara Nelson Photography – Romania Photography Workshop
About Barbara Nelson
Barbara is a photographer, journalist and event producer. Her productions include custom workshops and seminars for visual artists and professional associations. All workshops are a transformational journey, engaging meaningfully with the people, history, environment and culture of the destinations for new ideas and new skills. A background in Radio & TV and magazine publishing, plus extensive international travel to explore many diverse cultures, helps to identify unique places for workshop locations. Each workshop location is tailored to the uniqueness of the country/region for maximum learning experience in a stimulating environment. Barbara is a member of ASMP, PWP, WICI.
Barbara Nelson Photography website: www.barbaranelson.com