21 March 2012

Maramures project to be exhibited at The Lumix Festival

I am happy to say that my long-term Romanian rural life project "Maramures" was accepted to The Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, 13-17 June. It will be the first time the work has ever been exhibited. The list of photographers is great including Jessica PonsSalvi DanĂ©s, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Peter DiCampoPeter van Agtmael, Ikura KuwajimaSebastian Liste and Remi Ochlik. I'll be at Look3 the week before.

08 March 2012

Bucharest: Exploring Your Vision

Bucharest: Exploring Your Vision

Join Davin Ellicson for an intensive street photography workshop in April 2012 in Bucharest.

The city is a beguiling place which still suffers from outdated Communist-era stereotypes. Well off the tourist track, there is a raw energy to Bucharest that has to be experienced to be believed. Globalization has yet to fully run its course here and a curious blend of old and new Europe exists side by side.

Davin will be working closely with participants and providing daily critiques. The goal is to perfect one’s street shooting skills and the art of spontaneous photography by exploring Bucharest as well as how to edit — select and sequence your photographs — intuitively. It’s a workshop open to amateurs and professionals alike.

Through group as well as one on one discussions of the best work, participants will see their picture making skills improve. Technical, theoretical and aesthetic issues will be discussed as attendees work towards honing their individual visions.

The workshop will begin with individual portfolio reviews over coffee and pastries and Davin will show his own photography as well as the work of classic masters such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Joel Meyerowitz, Alex Webb and Trent Park among others. We will then discuss the principles of street photography before we head out to explore the streets of Bucharest.

On Sunday morning Davin will review saturday's work as well as give a tutorial on the archiving and image manipulation software called Adobe Lightroom that he highly recommends. Participants will leave inspired and with a new understanding of why they make the pictures they do.

The workshop is limited to 12 students.

DATE: 28-29 April, 10 am - 6 pm

WORKSHOP LOCATION: My studio in central Bucharest.


Transportation, meals, and other expenses are not included.

REGISTRATION: The workshop is open to any professional or committed amateur who has knowledge of digital cameras and editing software. Participants must come with their own camera, laptop and editing software. All ages welcome!

CONTACT: For detailed travel and arrival information email Davin at: davin@davinellicson.com