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A workshop coordinated by Cornel Lazia where you practice portrait photography Recommended level: beginners #isthisafestival?


Time & Location

Aug 30, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CdRF headquarters, Popa Tatu Street 68, Bucharest, Romania

About the event

Cornel Lazia is a portrait expert - from portraits for music albums, to fashion and even corporate portraits. In this introductory portrait workshop, Cornel explains the basics and then you practice taking portraits of the other participants. This means that you will also be a portrait model, so see what it's like to be in both roles. You also shoot in soft evening light and with studio lights. We recommend a camera, but you can come with just your phone if that's what you use. This workshop is for you if you want to learn better how to photograph your family, friends, etc., if you are interested in studio photography, or if you simply want to relax for three hours in a creative way. We only have 10 places available. After the workshop we invite you to stay in our garden for a drink and a discussion.


Cornel Lazia photographs people, spaces, suspended cities, studies the interaction and influences between the film image and photography, and teaches at UNATC; successfully balances commercial photography with artistic, personal photography. He started as a DOP for visual projects and from 1998 until now has continued as a professional photographer. He used to be a Depeche fan (not a Depeche Mode fan) and his love of music led him into album photography - you've probably seen his photos if you had the album "After the Blocks" (BUG Mafia), "In haine noi" (Vank) or, more recently, "Equilibru" (Man on the moon). You've also seen his photos in Elle, Cosmopolitan or Harper's Bazaar; you have also seen them through the advertisements in the city. At the same time, Cornel was and is interested in borders and their visual dialogue, among his latest exhibitions are "Horizon Tales" (Art Yourself Gallery, 2019), "Intersections in Cartierul Creativ" (Cartierul Creativ, 2019) together with Horațiu Șovăială, "Monolith, an Expression of Viewing" (Creart Gallery, 2019) or "Contact" (Art Yourself Gallery 2018). Cornel has been with us since the Walk & Shoot days and has sincerely supported the establishment of CdRF. You will meet him as a lecturer at our courses and workshops.


"Is this a fest?"/ Photography Days in Bucharest is the first festival under the aegis of CdRF. The first part of the festival is dedicated to education through a series of introductory photography workshops. We have like this:

August 28 – Intro in composition with Andrei Păcuraru

August 29 – Intro to phone product photography with Sorin Florea

August 30 – Intro to portrait photography with Cornel Lazia

August 31 – Intro to aesthetics with Adi Bulboacă

In the second part of the event we bring the artistic and the professional to the center. On September 1st we invite you to two openings in our space, on September 2nd we have a portfolio review with advertising professionals, and on September 3rd we have another portfolio review where you can choose your reviewer according to your needs, masterclass and artist talks. Finally, on the evening of September 3, we invite you to the closing event.


"Is this a party?" it is possible thanks to the "Photography Resource Center" project financed by the SEE Grants 2014 - 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program.


  • Cornel Lazia 30.08.2023

    RON 200.00
    Tax: TVA included
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