5 Tips To Photograph Strangers – Street Portraits in Istanbul

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If you follow my Stories on Instagram, you know that I just returned from my trip to Istanbul… And I immediately felt the need to publish these tips for photographing strangers!
This trip was a game-changer for my Street Photography, and here I’m sharing all I did to capture street portraits.

In these past days in Istanbul, my Street Photography was pulled to a completely different place. This beautiful city has had a major influence on my Photography, and it came totally unexpectedly. By the way, I will turn the experience into a beautiful photo zine, so check the store to get your copy!

Thanks to all the amazingly friendly people I met, I was always drawn to photographing portraits. And not only candid shots but actually asking people to pose for me in the street. And the language barrier was never a problem, thanks to my approach and the tips to photograph strangers that I mention here.
These tips for photographing strangers can be very handy in countries where you need consent to photograph people. Germany, Spain… The list is growing, so I know these tips will help you.

The Video

I’m still trying to find a good setup for filming in my new studio… What do you think about the “friendly podcast” approach? Too close, maybe?… I’ll try a wider angle.
I also recorded with my streaming software which weirdly saved in 4:3 rather than 16:9. Well, at least it looks like the trendy Super8 format. But I’ll figure that out too.

Everything is a learning experience and any feedback is appreciated :)

While you watch this video, I’m busy putting together all the content I filmed and photographed in Istanbul. There are about 4 hours of video and over 200 clips… It might take a little time. Just make sure you subscribe now so you won’t miss any of it.
You might see some of your favourite YouTubers in the coming videos: Roman Fox, Faizal Westcott, Gareth Danks…
Many of us were there at the same time, and we all had fantastic experiences to share.

I leave you to the video with my tips for photographing strangers. Please enjoy and let me know in the comments if you have other tips for photographing strangers to share. The comment section is all yours! :)


5 Tips To Photograph Strangers | Street Portraits in Istanbul

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After you have watched this video, it is time to begin the Istanbul mini-series! It starts here. Enjoy!

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