ISTANBUL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS (FOR FOREIGNERS)

Photography workshops are organized for individuals or small groups upto 5-8 people in Istanbul. Please contact koray_akten@yahoo.com for the details and pricing. 

Routes:

Route-1: Gülhane Park, Soğukçeşme Street, Hagia Sophia Square, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Mosque, Kadırga Street, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, Akbıyık district, Cankurtaran district.

Route-2: Unkapanı Valens Aqueduct, Kadınlar Pazarı (Women’s Market), Zeyrek district, Molla Zeyrek Mosque, Cibali Street, Church of Saint George, Fener Greek Orthodox College, Bulgarian Saint Stephen Church, social life and ancient buildings of Fener and Balat districts.

Route-3: Church of Saint George, Fener Greek Orthodox College, Bulgarian Saint Stephen Church, social life and ancient buildings of Fener and Balat districts, Eyüp Mosque, Pierre Loti Hill.

Route-4: Unkapanı Valens Aqueduct, Kadınlar Pazarı (Women’s Market), Vefa district, Süleymaniye Mosque, the most ancient streets of Istanbul.

Route-5: Fethi Paşa Grove, Üsküdar Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Bülbülderesi Semetary, Sultan Ahmet 3rd Fountain, Gülnuş Emetullah Valide Sultan Mosque, Şemsi Paşa Mosque, Rumi Mehmet Paşa Mosque, Aziz Mahmud Hüdai Hz. Tomb, Ayazma Mosque, Salacak coast and the Maiden’s Tower.

Route-6: Taksim Square, İstiklal Street, Cihangir, Çukurcuma, ancient Beyoğlu inns and important buildings (Doğan apartment, Mısır apartment, Narmanlı Han etc.), Asmalı Mescit, Galata Tower, Karaköy, Galata Bridge.

Route-7: Beyazıt Square, Sahaflar Bazaar, Grand Bazaar with important inns (Yolgeçen, Cebeci, Zincirli etc.) and bedestans (Cevahir, Sandal), Nuruosmaniye Mosque, Çorlulu Ali Paşa Madrasah (hookah coffee), Abud Efendi Han, Büyük Yeni Han, Büyük Valide Han, Mahmutpaşa market, Rüstem Paşa Mosque, Galata Bridge.

Route-8: Nuruosmaniye Mosque, Çorlulu Ali Paşa Madrasah (hookah coffee), Abud Efendi Han, Büyük Yeni Han, Büyük Valide Han, Mahmutpaşa market, Rüstem Paşa Mosque, Eminönü, Spice Bazaar, Karaköy, Galata Bridge.

Route-9: Edirnekapı Bird Market.Chora Church, Fener, Balat

Route-10: Cihangir, Fındıklı, Karaköy, Galata, Tophane

What to bring: You will bring the camera(s) you usually use and their lenses. We want to see all the toys, so don't limit yourself. We will select a minimum of equipment and wear comfortable walking shoes during our tours.

What to expect: You will meet like-minded people who want to improve their photography or enjoy their photography skills in a very photogenic city, accessing to the least known points of Istanbul by the guidance of me. You will walk a lot, be in the center of the local life in Istanbul, use the public transportation if needed, have lunch, tea or coffee breaks in the very interesting local places. And most importantly, you will be guided to beautiful parts of Istanbul on the right time for the right light to take pictures.

What we will deal with: People, cityscapes, street photography, portraits, how to handle people, timing, composition, your goal as a photographer, messages in photographs, your unique talents and skills, how to set up a workflow, what to look for when editing, color management, speed of work, white balance, exposure, reflectors, quality light, finding locations, how to present your photographs.

End result: You can expect to get a relaxed and simplified view on photography and realize that this is something you can perform well in, enjoy and produce much more than you used to.

For more detailed info: http://istanbulphotographytour.com/index.html

 

 

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