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Walking Istanbul Photo Tours in the Imperial Capital

Istanbul Photo Tours are designed for those who are willing to turn their snapshots into great shots. As an accomplished internationl assignment photographer based in Istanbul, I lead Istanbul Photo Tours where we wander around in the narrow streets of this ancient city and experience the daily life. I run Istanbul photo tours in a friendly atmosphere where you will feel like you are walking around with a friend rather than a guide of a tour company. If you like to learn what previous participants experienced in Tripadvisor reviews of on Testimonials section of my website.

The walking photo tour usually starts  in Sultanahmet Hippodrome. Before hitting to the streets of Istanbul, we will visit a nice cafe with a great view and chat to get to know eachother while having our Turkish tea. In the meantime, if required, I will give you instructions how to use your camera and will talk about basic features of your camera or answer any questions you have regarding using your camera, menus and buttons etc..  After getting first tips we will start walking & shooting along the old Divan Yolu (the ‘Road to the Imperial Council’) towards Kapalıçarşı (Covered Bazaar or aka Grand Bazaar).  Before arriving Kapalı Çarşı, we will take a quick look to Çorlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi in Çemberlitaş (The Column of Constantine or aka Burnt Column) district. Çorlulu Ali Paşa Medresesi, which is a hookah cafe now was a school and dervish lodge during the Ottoman times. After witnessing the amazing Kapalıçarşı we will continue our walk through Süleymaniye district and Mercan Yokuşu (Corral Hill) and where we will seek the opportunity to experience the daily life of local shop owners and the people who carry goods also called hammals (porters or carries).


During this 4-hour Istanbul Photo Tour /Workshop you will learn how to :

    • get control of your camera, understand histogram, exposure, metering, basic and advanced settings
    • get rid of the fear of using advanced modes
    • choose different lens to use in different scenarios
    • approach strangers (or when to get away from)
    • how to refine your vision
    • timing for perfect shots
    • use different composition techniques for interpretion
    • you can find the good light and use it for making stronger images
    • work & react quickly
    • editing and post-processing (Lightroom/Photoshop 1:1 also available upon email request)


Although this represents the photographic workshop’s planned itinerary, it is subject to change at the discretion of the tour leaders or due to adverse weather conditions.


  • Digital SLR camera
  • suitable shoes for trekking/walking & rainproof coat


Moderate physical activities required.


The major languages during the workshop will be English.

Workshop DatesPlease get in touch to discuss your preferred date/dates.
Workshop Fee€175 per person (considered as a private photography workshop)
€150 per person for a group of 2 people
€120 per person for a group of 3 people
€100 per person for a group of 4 people
Group SizeMaximum 4 participants
Workshop LevelBeginner to advanced.


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