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Street photography in Istanbul.
Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 8:20 am by from Trikala, Greece (Permalink)
Merhaba!
Mutlu yillar!
It's so wonderful that I'm visiting again this amazing city.
I will be here for the next two or three weeks and I will photograph around every day.
Basically I'm doing street photography and it will be nice if you can suggest me any place (not have to be touristic attraction) to go for.
I would like also and I'm open, if there is anyone that wants to join me.
If you have also some interesting project those days you can write me and maybe I can help you if I can ;)
Cok tesekkur ederim! :)

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 9:33 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hi Dimitris,

Nowadays I was complaining that I don't take photos often as usual and this sounds me good opportunity to stay on focus.

I'm mostly available at weekends and maybe even after work in weekdays.

Let me know when you go out for photography

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 9:40 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hi Dimitris,
I will be also very happy to join you! I am usually free on weekends but I may also join some afternoon strolls during the weekdays. Please let me know of your program. You can also contact me through "noyan@istanbul.edu.tr".

Enjoy your time in Istanbul! This is a great city...

Noyan

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 3:12 pm by from Lviv, Ukraine (Permalink)
Hey Dimitris!

Would be cool to organise some photowalk on the weekend - Beyoglu, Balat or something else:)
What do you think?:) I also have few photographers-friends, who might be interested:)
How long do you plan to stay here?



Tatyana.

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 5:05 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Merhabalar, I was out of Turkey for 15 days but i will be back soon i guess on Saturday.I missed taking photos and i would like to join you. So please let me know :)

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 5:46 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hello Dimitris,
I can join you anywhere on Saturday. I'm focused on street photography.

Cheers
Sercan

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 8:37 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Ciao if you need any information just send me an e-mail ? ermangi@gmail.com

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 5:54 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Friends, me and my Georgian freind will be in Balat/Edirnekapı on this saturday..Almost all day we will try photos..

So Dimitris and others if you want join us..

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 9:32 pm by from Gori, Georgia (Permalink)
Hello, Ill be there in 2 days, let's plan and work together. You are also wellcome to the photowalk im planning with Serkant.

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 10:40 pm from Dalyan, Turkey
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Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 7:56 am by from Trikala, Greece (Permalink)
Wow guys! That is wonderful!
Thank you for your replies and interest.
Tatyana's idea is great. We can arrange a photo walk all together. But if this is not possible I would like to meet you all in one or more of my walks around. I'm walking all day (day and night) and the time isn't problem to me. I will be in Istanbul probably until 20/1. I'm staying to Besiktas area very close to the sea. I can be very easy to Sirkeci or Taksim areas. I have a phone but is with Greek number and I'm charging a lot even for income calls. It would be nice if we can arrange it through messages (sms), email or cs.
Can't wait to meet each other.
Görüsürüz ; )


p.s. if anyone has 24,28,35 mm lens for Nikon mount I would like to try it for a bit. I'm also interest for buying one ; )

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 12:22 pm by from Trento, Italy (Permalink)
I would really like to join you guys ... I will be visiting Istanbul 16th -23rd of jan .
any one would be available on this dates, send me a privet message.

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 1:10 pm from Lviv, Ukraine
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Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 1:18 pm from Istanbul, Turkey
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Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 1:50 pm by from Lviv, Ukraine (Permalink)
Sounds good to me;)
Don't forget to take a tripod with you:))))

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 3:17 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hi all,

If i were you, i wouldn't give up being in the street even it snows. The post started with the idea of 'street photography', so shall it be done ,))

Catching Istanbul streets with snow is a less possibility than catching it with plenty of sun. If i was in Istanbul i would like to join you... Maybe next time.

Looking forward to see what kind of images will come out ...

Good luck every & enjoy.
Enis

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 3:24 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
hi eveybody

I also would like to take some photo. Indoor or outdoor doesnt matter, we can change to location depends on weather. what do you think about time and date?

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 3:33 pm by from Seoul, South Korea (Permalink)
I am a photographer in Istanbul. Sometimes I try street phtography too. You can see some of my works on my blog; http://dogania.wordpress.com/...
If you need help about photographing in ıstanbul, I can help you...

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 2:02 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hi all!
I've just bought a camera and can't wait to take some pictures. If you happen to plan something, please let me know. I have also time in the weekdays.
hope to hear from you
Sevda

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 2:17 pm by from Lviv, Ukraine (Permalink)
Hey Sevda!

Welcome to the group!:)

It will be great to have some photowalk with you soon:))

What camera did you buy if its not a secret?;))

Cheers,
Tatyana.

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 2:39 pm from Istanbul, Turkey
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Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 4:10 pm by from Trikala, Greece (Permalink)
I'm in to all of your suggestions.
Day, night, indoors, outdoors, rainy, snowy, whatever.
But for anyone that may wants to photograph under rain or snow conditions have to be prepared with waterproof clothes, shoes (maybe) and a plastic bag to cover his camera too (it depends from the quantity of water). Maybe one umbrella its enough also ;)
Every time of the day and different weather conditions are interest to photograph. (Enis is right ;))
Also, during the night you need a tripod only if your are doing more landscapes photos. I'm not, so I use only the flash with a cable.
It can be very difficult also to carry it for long time of walking.
As I can see Saturday and Sunday is the day that most can join. Serkan suggest Balat/Edirnekapı. Is this near to Ayasofya? I walked from Cicek pazari to Ayasofya and is very interest. But I don't know how easy will be to move and photograph 4-5 or more persons together in such a croudy place.
It sounds fun although : D
Lets do it!

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 3:34 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hey everybody ,

I dont mind the weather if we end up with a cup of hot coffee :)
BTW I have a killer tripod which gets heavier at each step :) maybe I can bring it

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 3:35 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
hi Tatyana,
i 've bought a canon eos 600d.it's mvy first dslr camera before that i'd been using an analogue one. then let's arrange a meeting soon :)

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 4:53 pm from Dalyan, Turkey
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Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 5:01 pm from Dalyan, Turkey
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Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 11:20 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hello, Im amateur photographer and I would like to join you. Im also avaible in weekdays. I think Saturday will be rainy, and snowy after 2-3 days. Snowy weather can be good oppurtunity to photograph.

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 11:31 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Snow and rain are always good for better photos..

So i will be in Fener/Balat and Edirnekapı on Sunday with my Georgian friend Nina..At 12.00 very close to Burgarian Church on Balat Seaside..

if anyone join in i m here +90 555 499 11 74


Posted January 4th, 2013 - 9:36 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
hi Serkan,

i have to do some works at this weekend.
my goal is to finish all of that works on saturday and attend to balat photo walk.
taking photos with you is a good experience for an amateur photographer and i do not want to miss this opportunity.

i will send a mesage to your number depend on the work situation. i hope to finish my works and attend photo walk.

see you.

ömer.

Posted January 4th, 2013 - 11:05 am from Lviv, Ukraine
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Posted January 4th, 2013 - 11:25 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Ömer i will be glad to see you again...

Tatyana just call me when you come and i will take you whereever you are in Balat..

Posted January 4th, 2013 - 1:24 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
hi, is there an event page for this walk? I would like to try and join but wonder where the meeting point and route is etc? thanks

Posted January 4th, 2013 - 1:54 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hello Alexis,it s just after tomorrow and i think no need event page..

I will be there with some friends from CS on this Sunday at 12.00 Balat Seaside close to Burgarian Church..

We will walk from Balat to Edirnekapı Biraz Bazaar and take a break at Molla Aşkı Teras Cafe and come back to Balat again..

You can reach to Balat from Eminönü Bus Stop by Eyüp Buses..

Here some informations more:

https://plus.google.com/101165712988053503920/about?gl=tr&hl=tr

http://www.haritamap.com/yer/36797/bulgar-kilisesi.html

http://www.haritamap.com/yer/9970/molla-aski-parki.html




Posted January 4th, 2013 - 2:18 pm by from Bunia, DR Congo (Kinshasa) (Permalink)
Hallo friends,

Greetings of the day. Hope u all are fine. I just like to take the opportunity to mention here that i m planning to visit ISTANBUL in first week of march. I do amateur photography. I will love to be with u people and do some street photography at that time.

If anyones there who wants to make me a part of ur plan or ur group i will be really very glad.

U may chk my facebook and flickr page..

here are those..
facebook : http://www.facebook.com/The.Finest.Soldier
flickr: http://www.facebook.com/The.Finest.Soldier

All the best.. keep me in ur prayer... :)

Posted January 5th, 2013 - 10:52 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
This map is better for meeting place on tomorrow for Balat:http://www.mekanist.net/istanbul/mekanlar/bulgar-kilisesi/harita

Posted January 5th, 2013 - 1:36 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Big possibility I will join. May be not exactly at 12:00. I got your number. See you there.

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 7:08 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
So i m going out to Balat now,and some friends are coming too...

wanna join just be in there at 12.00 Bulgarian Church - 555 499 11 74


http://www.mekanist.net/istanbul/mekanlar/bulgar-kilisesi/harita

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 5:31 pm by from Lviv, Ukraine (Permalink)
Hey people!
Thank you for a comapny today - I enjoyed a lot:))
See you at next photo-related event;))

Cheers,
Tatyana.

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 6:29 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
It was short but nice. See you again more warm days :)

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 6:38 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
It was very nice walking ) thanks to all people..

See you in another walk in very soon..i will send some photos in a few days..

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 2:11 am from Caracas, Venezuela
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Posted January 7th, 2013 - 7:56 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
hi all,

thanks for balat photo-walkers :-)
it was very nice, benefical and effecient.

also special thanks to Serkan and Dimitris.

Dimitris has started a benefical discussion,
Serkan has showed really interesting photo places and also he has shared his photo experiences, memories and stories.

as a result; thanks, very thanks:-))

ps: where is Turgan? :-)Turgan, hear our voices.:-))


ömer.

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 8:11 am from Istanbul, Turkey
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Posted January 7th, 2013 - 8:32 am from Istanbul, Turkey
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Posted January 7th, 2013 - 11:23 am by from Trikala, Greece (Permalink)
The first photo walk in Balat was really nice.
Thank's again Serkant for showing us around.
And of course all the people who gathered, made it great and fan.
Ok, now lets make them two ;)


p.s. Have in mind that I'm everyday outside and taking photos (or I'm trying to)
The thing is that I don't have a specific schedule of the day.
I'm going where the people goes ;)
And also is so different when the company is bigger than 2.

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 6:24 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Heyy people, if snow continue on tonight and tomorrow morning i m going to Balat again..

all day i will try photos and if good snow also in the evening...maybe also on some train stations or sultanahmet..

So if you want join in.. but i need tough guys..i dont want to go every 1 hour to a cafe to feel hot...

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 9:17 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
I will be free Wednesday and Thursday. It can be also in Samatya - Yenikapı direction.

Posted January 8th, 2013 - 7:58 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
unfortunately i have to work six days of a week.:-(
i wish i have free time and join you.
maybe another life:-))


ömer.

Posted January 12th, 2013 - 10:06 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
I will walk around Sultanahmet and Kadırga on Sunday.
anybody wanna fotowalk old city :)))

regads

https://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/L59NHP/photowalk-in-kadirga

Posted January 12th, 2013 - 11:54 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
oh i might join that one then. is weather meant to be nice?

Posted January 13th, 2013 - 9:34 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
hi all,

these are from kadirga photowalk.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/112627553517618449433/albums/5833045718230539441

see you next photowalk.

ömer.

Posted January 14th, 2013 - 7:47 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
nice photos. i couldnt make it in the end. any walk this weekend?

Posted January 15th, 2013 - 9:07 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Good photos Ömer, 2 and 4 better more i think...

here is from me,not all of them from cs walks ofcourse.. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1823744348347.105879.1082372704&type=3

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