Istanbul in June
I didn't really know what to expect from my week in Istanbul - I like to travel and add to my photography portfolio and picked Istanbul on a whim. On arrival in the city you quickly realise you are in a very different place to most cities I go to...it is raw, noisy, beautiful and suprisingly cheap. I had a nice hotel in the old town that did the job very nicely and uber's to my photographic destinations did the job (until Uber was banned 2 days before I left!)
View from the Seven Hills Hotel right next to the Blue Mosque: Hagia Sophia at sunset:
The Blue Mosque at Sundown
Prints and framed images can be purchased here: https://www.mattcooperphotography.com/p1022288793?customize=3
watch out at the moment if you're planning to go (June 2018) as there is a lot of scaffolding and restorations going on at the moment, obviously these are necessary but try telling that to a photographer!
Whinging about the scaffolding aside Istanbul is amazing for photography...there are so many high view points and hotels (who are suprisingly happy for you to take pictures from their terrace (well most of them).
I do a lot of research when taking pictures, before and during my visit which is time consuming but well worth it..I use every resource I have and talk to a lot of people to try to find a hidden gem but Google is always your best friend and you can find pretty much everything you need there if you know where and how to look.
Istanbul from The Marmara Hotel:
Istanbul is Mosque heavy for sure but they are so beautiful why wouldn't you want to take pictures of them?
Sunset in Istanbul:
Istanbul at Sunset
Managed to find a Mosqueless shot...! Taksim Tram:
The Taksim Tram
The Galata Tower was my favourite view of the city and I tried them all! Every rooftop bar and hotel terrace and the pictures from Galata were the
best so put it on your list!
Sunset from The Galata Tower:
Istanbul from The Galata Tower
all photos taken by Matt Cooper with a Nikon D850.
No comments posted.