PHOTO TOURS IN ROMANIA

I began to organize photo tours in Romania some years ago. I wanted these experiences to be very personal, therefore groups were always small. Most of the tours were, of course, around Brasov, the city I live in, in the areas that I know well. We visited places and people dear to me together with the participants. In the evening, after sunset, we spent some quality time at my home, drinking a glass of wine, eating dinner cooked together with my wife.

If you are interested in visiting Romania, to spend some time together, to visit the places that are very dear to me, please leave me a message.

If you’re curious to learn more about my story, you can read this interview on Romanian Friend.

Testimonials

Solli Kanani
Solli Kanani
“4-day Photography Tour
I participated in a private customized Photography Tour arranged and led by Vlad in the company of his wife. Based on my wishes he organized visits to locals and artisans for us to meet and photograph. The visits were combined with hiking tours with amazing landscape sceneries. It was a true pleasure to spend these days together with Vlad and his wife.
Food and accommodation was included in this Photography Tour. His wife is a star in the kitchen and all meals she prepared were very tasty and delicious. Staying in their home during the entire tour also gave me the opportunity for an authentic travel experience and cultural exchange. I arrived as a guest and left as a friend.
I can truly recommend a tour with Vlad as for me it gave me an opportunity to visit people and places I wouldn’t have been able to alone and also make new friends and leave with great memories.
Solli Kanani – July 2016”
Mitchell Kanashkevich
Mitchell Kanashkevich
“My interest in Romania sprung up partly from seeing Vlad’s photos online. It’s clear how much he loves his country and the people he photographs. After seeing his images it’s hard not feel something too.
I was fortunate enough to travel a little with Vlad through Transylvania and Maramures. I had a wonderful time. Vlad helped me gain a deeper insight into his world and I’ll always be thankful for that.”
Michelle Dugan
Michelle Dugan
“After spending 6 months in Southern Romania, I contacted Vlad and set up a 2 day photography tour through Holbav and the surrounding hills. This was truly one of the best decisions I have ever made. The relationships Vlad has established with the local residents allowed me to interact and photograph some of the kindest, warmest people I have ever met. The landscape and views were absolutely breath taking and made for the trip of a lifetime. Vlad’s expertise as a photographer was very helpful for me during challenging light situations. At the end of the tour, his wife Gerogiana prepared a delicious meal for us. I look forward to doing another tour when i return to Romania, and will be forever grateful for the experience I had.”
Nidhal Alsalmi
Nidhal Alsalmi
“I decided to travel to this country after seeing pictures of Romania made by Vlad, whose pursuit in documenting the lives of people is done in an amazing artistic way.
I spent two weeks together with my wife and my little daughter. We felt wonderful visiting many places in Brasov and Maramures counties.
I gathered a lot of information and ideas from Vlad’s experience. He is a gifted and intelligent photographer having a special and unique vision.
Thank you both my good friend and Georgiana, your wife. She cooked our meals, the one with potatoes being my favourite one. :)”
Galyna Ovsiannikova
Galyna Ovsiannikova
“This spring I visited Romania. I participated into the Easter workshop which Vlad Dumitrescu established. I followed his page during 2 years and I had a dream to take pictures of those Romanian people. The true and sincere. The real documentary. This generation is passing, I wanted to be in time to catch these stories. To stop the time. My dream came true 🙂. The organization was fascinating, in the most beautiful place you can imagine. I had the room with the view to the mountains and every morning I saw this amazing landscape. The сuisine was so tasty! I shooted all the Easter preparations, Easter mess at night. People were so friendly, invited us to their houses, allowed to shoot and film… Vlad is writing a history of Romanian people with his pictures. He is so excellent in Portraits and Documentary! I recommend to choose him as a Master and visit his workshops. It is something different&authentic. You are involved into this simple life, you escape from your megapolis and have a peaceful rest. Rest for your heart, for your soul, for your artistic eyes. Moreover, I met new Indian friends Lopa and Saby (superphotographers!!) and Georgiana, and Lucia, and Madame Floare (92 years old!!). Everybody was so friendly and nice!! I want to come back for sure!!! I miss Romania much. These days were so great I will never forget. So many words but I cannot describe my admiration. Multumesc!!!!!!!!!!!”
Didier VANDERPERRE
Didier VANDERPERRE
“I was always curious about discovering Romania and when I stumbled upon Vlad’s website and I knew immediately I had to go and go with Vlad.
I was definitely right to follow my instinct and I ended up having one of my best travel experience ever. Not only Romania is a really beautiful country and its people are extremely nice, but Vlad made the whole trip unforgettable. Vlad’s passion for his country and its people is simply contagious. I have rarely met somebody so genuinely in love and attached to the land he lives in.
When traveling with Vlad, you will discover places you would never dream of seeing alone or with any organized tours. The days are long and you will hike for hours but at every turn of the road you are rewarded with incredible encounters of unique people and breathtaking scenery. I was able for a little less than a week to discover and briefly live the last hours of this vanishing way of Transylvania life, that is very hard but at the same time so beautiful and simple.
Vlad was also able to arrange for my local accommodation in Brasov and for my airport transfer which was a very nice touch. You are welcome as a friend, if not like a family member. Georgiana his lovely wife was packing us delicious mushroom schnitzels for lunch and was sometime coming on our hikes with us.
As a photographer I was able to capture great images that I would not have been able to get without Vlad, who needless to say is also a very talented photographer himself in addition of being a great guide.”
Katalina Simon
Katalina Simon
“I cannot thank Vlad enough for the wonderful 3 day trip he lined up for me around his hometown of Brasov. I knew from seeing Vlad’s work online that he is a gifted photographer but I came to find out that he is also an incredibly professional, considerate and kind person. He helped me with all the logistics of my visit, introduced me to so many wonderful people and made sure that I came home with a memory card full of images. I cannot wait to get back to Romania to explore this beautiful and fascinating country further and to spent time with Vlad and his lovely wife Georgiana again.”
Ada and Russ Allen
Ada and Russ Allen
“We are a retired couple who take up photography as our hobby. While visiting Brasov, we wanted to see something other than the usual tourist attractions and fortunately came across Vlad’s website. We contacted him at the last minute, Vlad communicated with us promptly and we were able to go with him for a morning walk through a village. Out of our visits in Romania, this morning stands out to be most memorable, seeing the beautiful unspoiled scenery and the warm people in the village.

Vlad is not only a great photographer, he is very kind and easy to talk to. Thank you so much for sharing this piece of paradise with us.

Whether you are a photographer or not, it is a wonderful experience to walk through the village, enjoy the beautiful serene scenery and see Romania through Vlad’s love of his country.

Ada and Russ Allen”

Katalina Simon
Katalina Simon
“This autumn I had another opportunity to visit Romania. I did not hesitate to contact Vlad to organize my trip. Vlad and I coordinated via email about what I was interested in seeing and photographing and he came up with an excellent schedule that included revisiting some of my favorite spots from my first trip with some new locations as well. Throughout the trip Vlad was unfailingly accommodating. He made sure we travelled at a pace that suited my style of photography and at each location we spent the perfect amount of time. As on my first trip Vlad helped me arrange my accommodation in Brasov and transport to and from Bucharest. On the evenings we did not spend together he gave me great recommendations for restaurants close to my accommodation. This visit deepened my appreciation for Romania and I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with Vlad and his gracious wife.”