Have you ever considered treating yourself to a photography holiday? Why not take the opportunity to learn photography while taking a relaxing break in one of the most beautiful places of the world?
Join us for an amazing weekend in the heart of Romania, Transylvania - Dracula's Country.
Balea Cascada is situated along one of the most challenging roads in the world - Transfagarasean.
“That's the most amazing road I've ever seen, this is the best road in the world” - Jeremy Clarkson
LOCATION - Balea Cascada is situated along one of the most challenging roads in the world - Transfagarasean. The Transfagarasan runs north to south across the tallest sections of the Carpathians Mountains, between the highest and the second highest peaks in Romania (“Moldoveanu” and “Negoiu”). In its way, it reaches the Balea Glacial Lake which is a real monument of nature (formed in a glacial circus), is 360 meters long, 240 meters broad and 11 meters depth. Situated at 2 034 meters of altitude, the lake is between the Olt Canyon (Defileul Oltului) and the foot of Piatra Craiului Mountains. It is accessible by car during the summer, and the rest of the year by a cable car from the “Balea Cascada” hotel. On the southern shores of the Vidraru Lake, you will find Poienari Castle, which was Vlad Tepes’s residence. Those of you looking for the real Dracula castle, this is it! See pictures from the area here.
COST - the total cost of the course is £395 including: accommodation and meals (3 nights in single, en-suite accommodation at Balea Falls Hotel and all meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner) and transfer to/from practice shooting location during course days. No drinks are included in the price. You will have to make arrangements and pay for your own flights and transfers to/from the airport.
FLIGHTS - You can fly to Romania from London - Luton airport (direct flights to Cluj Napoca, Sibiu and Bucharest) and from Heathrow airport (direct flights to Bucharest). The nearest airport to the course venue is Sibiu at 68Km (aprox. 42.5 miles) 1 hour driving.
The flights from London Luton airport to Cluj Napoca are operated by Wizzair. The flights from London Luton airport to Sibiu are operated by Blueair. The flights from London to Bucharest are operated by Tarom (from Heathrow) Blueair (From Luton) and British Airways (from Heathrow).
ACCESS - Please note that the access to this location can only be made by car. If you are planning to rent a car, please remember that all cars in Romania have left hand steering wheels and driving is on the right side of the road (as in continental Europe). Parking is available free of charge in front of the hotel.
TRANSFER - You can arrange for your own transfer to/from the airport or if you wish, Ion can arrange transfers for groups. Once you have made your booking, please contact Ion with your travel details. Transfer to location for the practice shooting session is included in the course fee.
BUY AN OPEN DATE GIFT VOUCHER - If you wish to purchase an open date gift voucher please contact Ion on blacklisted_site: +44 (0) 7930609714
The content of the course can be found here:
This is a 2 day course with 50% theory and 50% practice, exercises, practical examples, impromptu demonstrations, outdoor shooting to try different effects and the opportunity to discuss and ask questions after each topic.
The course is suited for those who wish to understand and use digital cameras in a very effective manner. Both digital SLR (single lens reflex – cameras with interchangeable lenses) and compact cameras are covered but with emphasis on Digital SLR. The course is for beginners, for those willing to take a refresher course in the basics of digital photography and digital cameras or for those going on holiday who want better results.
You will learn about the principles of photography, the digital camera kit (body, lenses + maintenance) and the functions of the camera - aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, exposure, and focus. You will also learn about composition, flash, file formats and basic alterations and effects with free software.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
* make use of the advanced shooting modes (especially manual mode) on your camera
* take correctly exposed photographs in different situations (people, cityscape, landscape, etc.)
* begin to use shutter speed, aperture and depth of field creatively
* begin to obtaining different effects
* use the flash effectively
* begin to think about combining elements and composing a photograph
* make informed decisions about resolution, file sizes and formats
* begin to understand the basics of Digital Post-Processing
* hints and tips on free digital post-processing software
Following the course Ion is happy to help and assist with any further questions you may have. You can submit your photographs for feedback, ask questions and discuss your work with Ion and others on the Photoion Photography Courses's facebook page Central London Digital Photography Course on Facebook
see more infor here: http://www.londondigitalphotographycourses.co.uk
visit my portfolio http://www.photoion.co.uk