Raúl Durán

Spanish photographer living in Budapest specialized in ballet and dance photography.

Hey there, it’s Raúl Durán, and no worries, I will keep this short: I’m a Spanish photographer living in Budapest for more than a decade. Before having a camera I used to draw professionally. A younger version of me studied in ESDIP (Escuela Superior de Dibujo Profesional) in Madrid back in the early 2000s. I was lucky to work in several areas involving drawing, from storyboarding, text and children’s books, and even a couple of animated short films. One day I got a camera and started to play with it. It turned out that I quite enjoyed it and kept doing it and learning, and even better, some people wanted me to take photos of them! So that’s what I do nowadays. I focus a lot on dance and ballet photography, but if you’ve seen my portfolio, you’ll see that I also work a lot doing portraits and commercial work.


Raul is very kind, nice and friendly person, professional and creative! I’m always enjoying the process of shooting and the result is amazing as well! His pictures are full of colours, perfect composition and unique style!

 Ellina Pokhodnykh
Ellina Pokhodnykh
Ballet dancer

Amazing photographer, super nice! The photos are always great quality and beautifully edited!

 Strbka Zsófia
Strbka Zsófia
Ballet dancer

Raul is a very professional photographer! Extremely satisfied with the photoshoots we did. Raul creates a great atmosphere and captures the perfect moments 🙂 He is delivering the edited photos super fast, and his artistic retouch is marvelous. Highly recommended!

Elena Gornova
Elena Gornova
Model

Raúl is an excellent photographer, very professional and reliable, he made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera even though I’m very shy. It was a great experience and I got amazing pictures! 🙂

Patricia Dolanyi
Patricia Dolanyi
Psychologist

Un placer trabajar con Raúl, es muy amable y su trabajo original y de calidad.

Ines Furuhashi
Ines Furuhashi
Ballerina

Profesional y amable. No puedo estar más satisfecho con la sesión de fotos que me hizo. Supo captar lo que buscaba transmitir a la perfección.

Víctor Fraile
Víctor Fraile
Musician

Thank you. Raul was amazing and speaks great Italian too! He was kind, patient and would accommodate every request. Would definitely book again in the future. Photos looks stunning

Valery

Just do it! It was an amazing experience. We left Budapest, not only with amazing photos, but amazing memories of this city. Raul was amazing, we spent the morning with him and he told us a lot about the city. The pictures are amazing! We loved it! If you’re not sure, let me clear up your mind: go and have this amazing experience.

Joao

Amanda Alessi
Amanda Alessi
2023-10-01
I found Raul on instagram because of one of his amazing ballet photos. Decided to make a photoshoot with him when in Budapest. The pictures were astonishing and I got really comfortable with him during the photoshoot.. highly recommended!
Laura Mullin
Laura Mullin
2023-09-06
It has truly been a pleasure working with Raul! From coordinating the appointment to the day of the photo shoot, he is the best! He captured the most beautiful photos of my daughter that I will forever treasure! Raul is creative and gives great attention to detail! You will love working with Raul!
Nia Pratiwi
Nia Pratiwi
2023-07-26
During my Europe summer holiday, I went to many places and also engaged with professional photographers to take home moments captured in picture as a lifelong souvenir. Raul has been and still is the best photographer. All pictures taken have strong characters. It not only capture the beauty of the scenery but also you best angle. It is just impossible to choose which ones I love the most. 5 start is just underrated! Thank Raul. Hope to see you again.
Gabriella Köbli
Gabriella Köbli
2022-09-06
Raúl has not only the eye of a photographer, but also he has a reassuring personality. His positive affective presence helps you to feel at ease, so you shine even better on your photo.
Matilda Patsou
Matilda Patsou
2022-07-14
Raul is amazing! Friendly and professional - this is not a typical "rushed" photoshoot session. We worked together twice: shot pictures for my business and also did an awesome photoshoot at the castle area. He really takes the time to know you and the message you want to share, which is really important especially for business photos. I loved the result both times and recommend him to everyone. 🙂 Thanks Raul!
zsofia fischer
zsofia fischer
2022-07-03
Raúl kedves és szuper fotós. Egy jótékonysági fotózáson vettünk részt nála, családostul. Gyönyörű képek születtek. Köszönjük szépen!
Eve Kondi
Eve Kondi
2022-05-16
Raul is an amazing photographer, talented, professional, ponctual and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him for events, corporate or private photoshoots.
Ligia T
Ligia T
2022-05-14
I have hired Raul twice and can only recomend him. We loved the results and how equally profesional and close he treated us.
Zsuzsa Balog (BZs)
Zsuzsa Balog (BZs)
2022-05-09
Profi, kedves, pontos, gyors! Nagyon kreatív, jó ötletei, meglátásai vannak, érdekes perspektívákkal dolgozik, csak ajánlani tudom!

Juan
Juan
10/09/2023
Raúl really efforts to make you comfortable and always looks for the best spot and provides tips in case that you have not experience at all, which was my case, do not doubt to contact him!
Kathleen
Kathleen
04/09/2023
This was an amazing photoshoot 🙂 Raul was super friendly, patient, and very easy to talk to. He knew all the best spots and took many pictures, showing me the photos as we went along to make sure I was happy with them before moving on. It was such a fun experience and one of my favorite memories in Budapest - it felt like walking around with a friend. Also, the photos are beautiful and I really love the way they turned out. I would highly recommend 🙂
Abi
Abi
31/08/2023
Raul did such a great job that I ended up ordering significantly more photos than I had anticipated. I would highly recommend this experience. He’s very good at getting the right angle. He knows the location very well so that he’s able to position you at angles so that you will enjoy your photos.
Ivan
Ivan
28/08/2023
Raul es le mejor, muy paciente y profesional - el mejor servicio de fotografia de Budapest! Lo recomiendo, no busquen mas ni duden.
Mariana
Mariana
06/08/2023
Raul tiene cualidades como fotógrafo y como persona que hacen que la experiencia misma y las fotografías sean maravillosas. Gracias a ti tenemos recuerdos hermosos de una ciudad bellísima. Los tips que nos diste mejoraron nuestro viaje! Que padre que te conocimos. Muchas gracias por todo 🙂✨
Rosalina
Rosalina
22/07/2023
Amazing experience with Raul, he was very kind, open and passionate about taking the best pictures in magical spots and made us feel very comfortable in the session. I cannot wait to see the pics!
Alina
Alina
22/06/2023
An amazing experience! It turned out to be a very romantic experience for my partner and I. This was one of the most memorable things we did in Budapest and we have photos to prove it! Great communication from start to finish. Raul is truly professional and knows what he is doing - catches the best lighting, can offer guidance in posing and makes you feel very comfortable. He takes very natural photos and captures you in your best moments. Photos don’t look posed or staged but natural and happy. We were able to do couple and individual photos and we had so many amazing ones that it was hard to choose because we liked them all! If we come back to Budapest, we will do this again.
Yue
Yue
20/06/2023
Raul is a great photographer to work with. He is professional, knows the sites well, easy and fun to work with. At each spot, he took more than plenty of photos and took time to make sure I was happy about them before moving on to the next location. I highly recommend working with him.
Lauren
Lauren
14/06/2023
Great morning wandering around the Buda castle district with Raul and capturing some nice photos and memories! Loved the way the photos turned out, A++!!!
Xinyi
Xinyi
07/05/2023
Really helpful photographer! Have a good eye for details and good places! He took a lot of pictures for us. We are really happy to have him as our photographer in Budapest! Really recommended!

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