When I started to photograph weddings, 9 years ago, I knew few things about the wedding market and how to take great images. Fortunately, the internet was there. Unfortunately the internet was not enough.
The internet has helped me to improve my photography technique after days and nights spent on Youtube and Google. It was the easiest part. It was hard to find my own style, my own purpose and my motivation. After struggling to stay in business for the first 2 years and after attending wedding photography conferences and workshops of other professional wedding photographers, I suddenly started to find my path. I realized the things that prevents us to become who we really want to be are our personal fears, our inner demons fighting battles, those random thoughts in our mind telling us things like “we can’t do this” or “our photography is not good enough”. My way to move forward and understand the whole process behind wedding photography was to clear my mind and then be able to approach every challenge with an open, peaceful and optimistic fresh mind that is looking for solutions.
I truly believe every photographer has something special to share and I have to say that every photographer I have met on this journey helped me to become the photographer I am today. After 9 years on the wedding photography field I realized that “giving back” is mandatory. It has to be a balance between “TAKE and GIVE”. I love helping others to improve their business approach and their photography skills and vision.
I am very proud to have helped more than 25 wedding photographers through my Mentoring and coaching program for wedding photographers and another 30 attendees of my workshops to increase their bookings, manage their business better and to create outstanding images.
I am also a part of the team who is developing WEDDCAMP in Romania, probably the most important conference and one of the best network for workshops for wedding photographers in Eastern Europe.
Find below details about my previous and future workshops!
[ROMANIAN] #2CREATIVE este primul workshop din Romania unde vei invata si aplica, in acelasi timp, fotografie de nunta si strategii de promovare online, timp de trei zile (10-12 iulie 2018), alaturi de noi, Marian Sterea si Marius Tudor.
#2CREATIVE va avea loc in buza Deltei Dunarii, la Jurilovca, la trei ore de mers cu masina din Bucuresti, la doi pasi de cetatile Enisala si Argamum, pe malul lacului Razim, cel mai mare lac din Romania.
Vrem sa avem langa noi o gasca nebuna de 30 de fotografi de nunta creativi, iubitori de natura si traditional si deschisi la idei noi, dispusi sa invete indiferent de nivelul de pregatire. Cele doua workshopuri vor pune accent pe practica si vor fi interactive si dinamice. Pentru consistenta si o asimilare mai eficienta a informatiilor, ne vom impartiti in doua grupuri de 15 (“grupul pescarilor” si “grupul gospodarilor”) , iar workshopurile vor fi de 1 zi si jumatate. In prima zi, grupul pescarilor va lucra cu Marian, iar grupul gospodarilor va trece in tabara lui Marius, iar dupa prima zi si jumatate ne vom schimba.
A patra zi este destinata unei ture foto cu barca pe lacul Razim in directia Gura Portitei, acordeon si voie buna.
This workshop is probably the most dynamic I’ve taught until now. Two days spent with 7 wedding photographers speaking about their struggles, checking their websites and talking about their social media presence. Every attendee presented his website and together we tried to find the best solutions to improve their SEO (from coding to texts).
This workshop is probably one of my favourite. The next one will be announced soon. If you are a Romanian wedding photographer interested in this workshop, please hit the button below.
One day I received a message from Segun Olotu, one of my good friends I met along my wedding photography journey. He said “Marius, I want to do something amazing for the Nigerian photographers, I want to give them all the support they need to learn from the best wedding photographers in the world. Would you and Gabriela like to be a part of our first edition?” We accepted and our presentation about wedding photography storytelling was good received by the Nigerian photographers.
WEDDCAMP Winter Session is probably the most complex wedding photography workshop in Romania. Four successful wedding photography studios in Romania speaking 4 days about their uniqueness, about their best “unique selling point”.