City of Istanbul


Photo Spot Summary

Country: Turkey

Category: Travel

City: Istanbul

GPS Latitude: 41.008240

GPS Longitude: 28.978359


These images were from around Istanbul mostly near Sultanahmet district and the walk ways leading to the Bosphorus River. I have been unable to locate the door on google but is found on a small street between Arasta Bazaar and Kennedy Cd.

Photo Spot Details

While Istanbul is known for many famous sights, I was drawn to capture some of the non-iconic sights found through the city. Aside from the items found in every travel guide, the city itself had textures, colors, and graffiti that I hadn’t seen before. The above image was a locked door behind a building where many passerby have drawn and spray painted on. This door and others like it were quickly passed by others on their way to see a sight in the city.

Istanbul Painted Mural 35mm f/1.4 @ f/4.0, ISO 100, 1/1000
Loose Brick Art 70-200mm f/4 @ 100mm f/8.0, ISO 100, 1/250
Lamps 35mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4, ISO 100, 1/640

 Photo Tips:

1. For a minimalist kit, I would recommend a fast aperture prime like a 35mm f/1.4, a normal zoom (24-70 or 24-105). Telephoto is probably optional.
2. Istanbul was very comfortable in late March. Night air was crisp while the days were warm and pleasant.
3. Wide angle lenses were my most used lenses 24mm-35mm range.


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