Fotoreise nach Istanbul
At the meeting point of Europe and Asia, you’ll discover incredible layers of history, culture, colours and scents.
Home to breathtaking architecture, delicious food, and some of the warmest, most genuinely hospitable people you can ever meet, Istanbul is a city you can take incredible photos and will want to visit again and again.
Staying at a very centrally located three star hotel, we will discover the most photogenic locations of Istanbul, together with our Turkish speaking photography instructor(s) and guide who will explain you the culture and stories of each location.
Trip Dates: From July 6th Monday evening until July 10th Friday.
Combine with Cappadocia: Special offer if you combine this with the Cappadocia trip (July 3-6). See below.
The architecture, the food, everything in Istanbul tells a story. The city is busy, fast, never stops, but when you need a break from all this fervid life there is always a nice garden, a small tea house or a mosque where you can seat, breath and relax.
East meets west and old meets new in vibrant Istanbul, Turkey. Historically known as Constantinople after the Roman Emperor Constantine I, Istanbul was for years the centre of the Roman Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. Home to many of the most recognisable images of the country of Turkey, such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque, Istanbul is not to be missed.
Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous city as well as its cultural and financial center. The mosques, bazaars and Turkish baths of Istanbul could keep you happily occupied for your entire trip. On a trip to this gleaming modern city you can immerse yourself in nearly 3000 years of history from Roman ruins to Byzantine marvels, Ottoman treasures and modern amusements.
This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.
The program in a glance:
- Stay at a central hotel next to Galata Tower
- A good mix of old and new, representing cosmopolitan spirit of Istanbul
- Key touristic highlights plus hidden authentic spots best for photography
- Panoramic views for sunset
- Hand picked restaurants for great local food
We will be accomodated at the The Galataport Hotel, just 200 m from the iconic Galata Tower. Up-and-coming Karakoy area is also within a walking distance. The hotel is located 500 m from the lively Istiklal Street and 400 m from Sishane Metro Station. It offers a terrace with views of Marmara Sea, Golden Horn and the Old City. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property. Decorated in classic Ottoman style, the rooms at The Galataport Hotel are air-conditioned and soundproofed.
The best way to improve your photography is to practice, and we intend to give you many opportunities during this trip to do just that, from the best viewpoints in the region. We will provide different challenges for all levels, give personal feedback on your work and show you how you can do better.
On this photography weekend, expect to practice and improve:
- Street photography: Finding good light, capturing people and the street life, how to shoot without being recognized and how to approach somebody to photograph them.
- Landscape photography – how to handle high dynamic range situations, apply composition rules, manage colors and contrasts, using filters
- Outdoor & indoor portraits in different environments and light conditions
- Using reflectors, flashes on and off camera
- Night photography
- Editing techniques and how to form a series of images
- Tips & tricks for all kinds of situation