Bucharest, Romania 2023




TWO PHOTOGRAPHY instructors: Bryan Peterson and Ovidiu Selaru

7-DAY WORKSHOP – $1995

Students are in for a rare treat with this workshop: not just one but TWO extremely talented and creative photography instructors! Bryan will be joined in this workshop by his great friend, Ovidiu Selaru, who is not only from Romania but is also an extremely gifted and generous photographer, as well. You can see more of Ovidiu’s work on Instagram @ovidiuselaru_ or on his website at https://www.selaruovidiu.com

May 24-25:  We will spend two full days capturing the unique beauty of the city of Bucharest, where we will enjoy countless cityscape and street photography opportunities. We will take slow walks through the main streets and side streets of Bucharest including the famous and very long street Calea Victoriei. Count on two nights of Blue Hour shooting, as well. And once you see the Arcul De Triumf, you will better understand why Bucharest is referred to by some as “Little Paris”. 

May 26-29:  On the morning of May 26, we will begin a slow and welcomed four-day journey into the Romanian countryside, making numerous stops in mountain villages and stunning scenic overlooks. As we drive through the charming, medieval Brasov region, we will have the opportunity to photograph Dracula’s Castle and Peles Castle, too. Students will also be rewarded with numerous opportunities to photograph the locals in these quaint villages.

May 30:  On the morning of May 30, we will begin our journey back to Bucharest, stopping along the way to photograph the unique beauty of these splendid Romanian landscapes, arriving around late-afternoon for a few more photo opportunities in the city before the workshop ends around 5:00 pm. 


  • Workshop fees include all ground transportation during the workshop. 
  • Students are responsible for making a reservation for their own accommodations for Bucharest for the nights of May 23, 24 and 25.  
  • Students are responsible for making arrangements for accommodations if they are staying in Bucharest after the workshop ends on May 30.
  • Transportation to the airport will be provided in the evening on May 30 or the morning of May 31 for students who are returning home or to their next destination.  
  • We have already booked accommodations for all students for the four nights of May 26, 27, 28 and 29 in the Romanian countryside.  Upon check-in, students will present their own credit card and pay for their room at that time.   
  • Students will be responsible for arranging and paying for flights to and from the workshop. 
  • Check the latest guidance for vaccinations required to travel abroad:


We will have a Meet and Greet on May 23, 2023 at 7 PM in the lobby of the *Recommended Hotel in Bucharest where we discuss student goals and objectives, and Bryan and Ovidiu will provide an overview and rough agenda for the workshop.

*Recommended Hotel in Bucharest: 

Grand Hotel Continental
56 Victoriei Avenue

*You can stay at the hotel or lodging of your choice for the first three nights of the workshop in Bucharest on May 23, 24 and 25, but the Grand Hotel Continental is where we will gather for the Meet and Greet and before and after photo shoots during those workshop days in Bucharest.  

To sign up for this workshop, click on the link above to make a deposit and secure a place in the workshop. To get additional information or ask to be on the waitlist, send an email to Lisa Phillips at [email protected].