Street Photography in Istanbul | Photographing the World Ep.1

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The new “Photographing The World” Series starts here, and we kick off with Street Photography in Istanbul!
This video was long due, but I came back from Istanbul with 6+ hours of footage and almost 1Tb of photos… All over the place. I was to give you a full-length docu-vlog of about 20-25 minutes. But then I thought a small pill format would have been much more palatable (pun intended).

So here is the first episode of the series. At the moment, I know of at least 6 episodes, but there is material for more, so make sure you subscribe to my channel and do not miss anything!

“Photographing The World” is the slogan currently written on my YouTube channel banner. When I started the channel, I still didn’t know how long the Covid pandemic would last. Having travelled extensively before it, I had this vision for the channel to focus on my journeys abroad.
While waiting to resume travelling full-time, the channel shifted to more gear and general Photography. But the aim was always to focus on Travel Photography. And now it’s time!

I did some Street Photography in Istanbul as part of a fantastic meetup with many other photographers and YouTubers back in April. Like I said, it took me a while to go through all the material.
You may have already seen some of the content when I published my 5 Tips to Photograph Strangers. As I say in the video, I love the people of Istanbul. So it made sense to me to take more street portraits.

The Video

Here’s a direct link in case the embed doesn’t work:

Street Photography in Istanbul | Episode 01 - Ayasofya

This video is a short introduction but contains some of my favourite photos. I went to Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) early in the morning to catch the beautiful light making its way through the windows. And I was able to capture some of those perfect light beams you recognise from my street photography style… Absolutely gorgeous.

Speaking of photos, This series has a perfect companion in a photobook I am releasing in 2023.
It contains all the photos I show in the video and many more. As well as information on the areas where I shot, travel tips, and even information on the privacy laws that may affect your Street Photography. On this last matter, I also published another video that you may find very helpful.

You can grab yours now with an early bird discount and see the high-res images, read the stories and follow along with this series as it unfolds.
All info is on the book page here (or you can simply click the button in the box below)

Raising money

Following the terrible events in Turkey and Syria, all the money raised in pre-order will be donated to AKUT, a voluntary, non-governmental organisation involved in searching, assisting and rescuing the victims and those affected by the earthquake.
AKUT is fully transparent about how they spend all donations, and therefore I trust this organisation.

Next in the series

The next episode will come shortly and feature the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian Bazaar, and the areas around them. Probably the biggest “pill” in the series, so don’t miss out! You can watch the second episode here.
It’s all about Street Photography in Istanbul, but there will be portraits, sunrises and sunsets, cityscapes and more.

Subscribe to my channel now!

And I’ll see you all in the next episode!

Wait, before I forget: I also mention my NOIR presets here in the video… If you are looking for beautiful black-and-white conversions, these will surely please you:

Also… Want to travel and capture wonderful photos with me? Come to my next workshop!

OK, now I can say goodbye. Till next one! 🙂

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