Family Portrait Academy 2019
Between 20 and 22 august 2019 took place at Platinia Conference Hall Cluj Napoca, the second edition of the national family and newborn photographers’ conference in Romania, renamed Family Portrait Academy. The event was organized by Visual Stories and Olga Vușcan.
Fort the almost 100 people that participated, it was an amazing event with three full days of laughter, learning, happy tears, hugs and intense emotions!
The first day – 20 august – was full with 4 hour-demo workshops – 7 in total.
In the morning, the attendees had the posibility to learn how to work with newborns from Narcisa Tripa and Andreea Velican, Anca Firulescu showed them how to prepare and shoot sitters’ and 1-year olds’ sessions in studio and Violeta Patrichi took them to the beautiful Botanical Garden and showed them how she works with older kids and their family.
The second part of the day was reserved for the editing and business part of photography: Carmen Bergmann taught them how to earn a living from photography on her business and marketing workshop, Rareș Ion revealed selling tips and tricks tailored for the photography business and Andrei Alexa & Olga Vușcan revealed their workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop when editing family and newborn sessions.
The second day – 21 august – was the actual conference day and we had the opportunity to listen to Narcisa Tripa, Carmen Bergmann, Anca Firulescu, Rareș Ion, Gabriela Însurățelu and our special guest, the renowned fashion maternity photographer based in Germany, Michael Stief.
The same day took place the photo props tradeshow that brought us the best newborn and children props and accesories made mainly by romanian vendors! We were proud to have there Props for You (wooden handmade props), Atelierul de Caramele (wooden handmade props), Kamisho (dresses and accesories for photo sessions), Alexandra Cristea (handmade headbands and wraps), Criscrafts (knitted newborn sets), Elena Handmade Studio (dresses and accesories for photo sessions), Fotika (photo albums and accesories), Moselle Brest (leather straps and products).
The day ended on a high note with our raflle with over 30 amazing products offered by our partners in this event.
We would like to thank them again for their support throughout this event: Platinia Conference Hall, Capitolina, Photosetup, Flothemes, Pixifi, Photo Mechanic, Fundy Designer, F64, Fotika, Fotografi-Cameramani.ro.
The last day – 22 august – brought us the long awaited fashion maternity photography workshop wiith Michael Stief. We learned how he thinks, directs the models, uses the light and polishes his images for the final and unmistakable style that he has!
We cannot wait for the third edition of this conference that will take place between 18-20 august 2020 next year so save the date in your calendar, people! See you in 2020 <3