is the focus of this small group photography workshop.

August 1 - 16, 2021

Taught by Terry Abrams.  Produced by Barbara Nelson Photography.
Limited to 8 people for flexibility, ease of travel, and individual instruction.

ROMANIA, a country of timeless beauty where traditions run deep and life goes on as it has for centuries, is the location for this new photography workshop.  The first day begins a transformational journey engaging meaningfully with the people, history, environment and culture of the destinations

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,  plus Roman ruins, provide unending opportunities for photographers - both to practice known skills and learn new techniques.      

Since admission into the European Union in January 2007, change is in the air in this ancient is the time to take it all in.

The workshop will start and end in Bucharest.  We 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).  We will see and photograph castles & medieval Towns, including Dracula's "spooky" Bran Castle in Transylvania, small villages where the peasant culture still survives and some landscapes.  We will photograph both daytime and in low light.

The days are structured to allow time for downloading images and periodic reviews of images made during the trip 



  • Hotels and breakfast
  • Ground transportation related to the Workshop
  • Local expert traveling with group
  • Entrance fees where required
  • Some dinners


  • Lunch, dinner, drinks and beverage, service tips
  • International air travel
  • Personal items and services
  • Any required international travel documents



August 1 - 16, 2021

FEE;  $ 4950.00    SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 600.00
50% deposit required with reservation.

BALANCE DUE  July 1, 2021
Check or money order payable to Barbara Nelson.

340 Haven Avenue #3J, New York, NY 10033
*Refund Policy


This workshop is for students who can operate their cameras on manual exposure and who want to go further with their photography. The group will meet regularly for image dicussion and review.  We will be together photographing on some mornings from sunrise till late morning as well as afternoons, through the sunset, occasionally past twilight and into the early evening.

Participants are expected to organize their digital images for review using Lightroom, Photoshop or similar software.

The schedule will be flexible for unscheduled special events, weather changes and such. The class will learn how to work with minimal equipment and maximum adaptability. We will work on analyzing the quality/direction of light, frame/compose the image and anticipate the unfolding activity. Moving into the heart of Eastern Europe provides endless opportunities for photographers where life has evolved since the first century.

A list of suggested equipment and other travel needs will be emailed to all in the class.


BARBARA NELSON, photographer, journalist and event producer. Barbara's 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.
Member: ASMP, PWP, WICI.


TERRY ABRAMS has been teaching photography since 1975, when he moved to Europe to establish photography programs for an American college. He lived overseas for 13 years, during which time he taught and travelled extensively throughout Europe. Since 1990, Terry has been teaching photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College and led the transition of that program from film and darkroom to digital media. He also teaches travel photography workshops in Death Valley, Southern Utah and Maine
Terry co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference and conducted workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop. In addition to teaching, Terry creates photographs using the latest digital technologies. His images and writing are reproduced in numerous books on photography. His images are in numerous gallery shows and art fairs. Terry also does individual and corporate consulting in photography.


As my workshops are structured for small groups, I rely on your attendance to organize many of the workshops’ logistics. Additionally, most of the international workshops require a deposit at time of registration and full payment up to 60 days prior to beginning of the reservations. If for any reason you decide to no longer attend the workshop, please notify me and I will return the deposit less a $400 cancellation fee. If you cancel between 120 and 60 days prior to the workshop I will retain $800. If the notification is made less than 60 days prior to the start of the workshop no monies will be refunded.

If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers because of lack of registration, a full refund will be made.

Please note that in case of exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances such as hurricanes, earthquakes, major floods, tsunami, a war or governments' change of policies in the countries I produce workshops and seminars, I will only offer as a refund a new workshop, equal to the value of this workshop, in any of the other venues during that same calendar year. No other forms of refunds will be available.

As always, we strongly suggest travel insurance that gives good coverage for most circumstances including personal health issues that might occur with you or your family as well as natural disasters that make travel impossible or dangerous and trip interruption.  It is also advised that all check their health insurance to make sure it covers you out-of-country.

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