Istanbul is one of the most photogenic cities globally, perched on the banks of the beautiful Bosphorus, with a skyline adorned with historical architectural marvels. The amazing location of the city and its history make it very unique! The variety of attractions is astonishing, ranging from the Hagia Sophia Church to the Galata Tower and from the elegant Ottoman mosques and underground cisterns to the city’s vibrant, colorful and trendy neighborhoods.
Istanbul, the magnificent, is a photographer’s paradise. I took these photos using different angles and making use of shadows, frames, sunlight (both sunrise and sunset), and benefiting from Istanbul’s amazing architecture and history. From your seat, maybe 10.000 miles away from Istanbul, you will feel like you are actually walking through the streets of Istanbul. This is a perfect chance to travel to Istanbul with me, and it will be a great chance to prepare in advance for your Istanbul trip. The virtual trip will include spectacular locations such as Galata Bridge, Karaköy, Maiden Tower from the Asian side, Ortakoy Square, and Suleymaniye Mosque.
I am very passionate about photography and traveling. My gratification doesn’t only come from capturing these images but also from sharing them with others and seeing their appreciation. That’s why in addition to my Etsy shop, I like sharing them on platforms like BoredPanda. A little background of my photography experience: I have been in 3 Istanbul photography projects, each of which lasted 1 full year: ‘Istanbul 365 Days’, ‘I am Istanbul 2016’, ‘I am Istanbul 2017’. My work was exhibited and published in books; I also won special mention awards in these projects. Our projects were in the press, and also a documentary about Istanbul 365 Days was produced and broadcast. Last but not least, I participated in international exhibitions such as Biennale Internationale de L’Image in France, ‘I am Istanbul’ in Greece. For more photos, check out my Instagram account.
Maiden Tower Photo Taken During Sunset From The Asian Side. In The Backdrop, You Can See The Old City Silhouette Where Hagia Sophia And Blue Mosque Are Located
Galata Tower Is One Of My Favorite Places In Istanbul. I Have Many Shots Of It From Different Angles, At Different Light Conditions. In This Case, I Took It From The Bridge Walkway And I Like The Framing Of The Man And The Tower
Whenever I Look At This Photo, I Can Hear The Music Of Istanbul. People At The Fish Restaurants Underneath The Bridge, The Fishermen, And The By-Passers On The Bridge, The Sound Of The Prayer Coming From The Mosque, And The Sound Of The Ferries And The Seagulls… The Music Of The Guitar Player Is Just Completing The Rhythm Of The City
The Name Of The Blue Mosque Comes From The Blue Tiles On The Interior Walls Of The Mosque But This Is Not The Blue Mosque. Rustem Pasha Mosque Is Smaller But Equally Beautiful
Ortakoy Square Is One Of The Most Beautiful Places In Istanbul And The Elegant Architecture Of The Grand Mecidiye Mosque Complements It. Sunset Makes It Even More Beautiful But Another Excellent Time Is The Evening. With The Lights Of The Bosphorus Bridge, This Mosque Becomes An Ideal Spot For Night Photography
Photo Taken At The Courtyard Of The Suleymaniye Mosque. I Like The Shadow Of The Arch As A Frame And The Woman Walking Towards The Doors Create A Mystery
Ferries Are A Fun Way To Transport In Istanbul Between The Two Continents. They Are Also Very Aesthetic Subjects For Photographers. I Took This Photo During Sunrise From The Galata Bridge
Fisherman On The Karakoy Port. In The Backdrop, One Can See The Old City With Topkapi Palace. The Sun Looks Like A Star, Why? The Aperture Is Low So Less Light Is Allowed In The Camera Thus Resulting In The Star Shape Of The Sun
The Pillars Of The Suleymaniye Mosque And The Shadows Of The Arches Create Spectacular Frames Around The Kids Running And Playing Joyfully
Istanbul Is A Clash Between The Modern And The Historical Scenes. Suleymaniye Mosque And The Metro Station Are Best Photographed During Sunset In My Opinion
Golden Hours Of The Morning At The Karakoy Port
Galata Tower Photo Taken From The Other Side Of The Golden Horn At Lower Shutter Speed To Emphasize The Movement Of The Boat
RISS Photography Sydney5 days ago
You are one talented photographer indeed! Your pictures are crisp!1Reply
Hello! I am Funda, a freelance photographer from the beautiful city of Istanbul but consider myself a world citizen. I am very passionate about photography and traveling. My gratification doesn’t only come from the process of capturing these images but also from sharing them with others and seeing their appreciation. This is why I decided to turn my passion into a way of living and launched an Etsy photography shop… Read more »
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