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Evocative black and white video composed of moments of life in Istanbul accompanying a wonderful piece of music. Music: Çiğdem Borucu Video Footage: Elif Gülen
“No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time. All you got is lifetime. Go.” Henry Rollins I was out walking and shooting this morning. I got up around 5.30am and after drinking coffee I headed straight out. It was cold and dark as I closed […]
David Katz’s story of photography is truly wonderful. Give it a watch and be inspired!
One thing I never fail to see, at least once, on one of my workshops is someone holding their camera upside down. What I didn’t realise was that 90% of the people I was correcting were women. I may be a really good observer but sometimes I am as blind as those mice.
Last week I found myself once again in beautiful Venice having a wonderful time teaching fellow photographers all about the way I do photography.
Filmmaker Leonardo Dalessandri travelled all over Turkey to capture the colours and spirit of Turkey. This gorgeous 3-minute film evokes the sights, sounds and smells of this vast and amazing country. More inspiration… Read my photo story Capturing the Feeling of Istanbul. Would you love to photograph Turkey? Join us one of our award-winning Istanbul […]
This collection of renowned photographer Steve McCurry’s photographs brings together some of the most iconic photos from his travels around the world. McCurry has an incredible ability to capture people in intimate moments, giving us little glimpses into his subjects lives. “Most of my images are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, […]
Hello folks, To immerse yourself in colour is to sharpen your awareness and to bring new understanding of how powerful colour is in shaping the feeling and mood of the world around us. Colour is super-important in your photography (except of course your B&W :)) as it imbues so much meaning into your photos. To […]
Stunning video of freediver Guillaume Néry who explores the ocean with only his breath to rely on. What amazed us what as how deep light penetrates the ocean. There are sublime scenes of Néry exploring the ocean floor, of rock formations and giant seaweed forests, amongst shafts of golden light. Take a little break to […]
In this fascinating interview, photographer Jacob Aue Sobol talks about his project ‘Arrivals and Departures’ where he travelled from Moscow to Ulan Bator to Beijing by train. He talks about his method of meeting people to photograph, and how he’s not searching for the perfect shot but using his senses to guide him to what […]
I don’t like to have complicated goals in my life. But I do like to have a vision for my life that I follow each year.
A few days ago my son and I went on the famous Caminito del Rey walk in Andalusia. It was once the world’s most dangerous walk, tiny walkways clinging to the hills with 100-metre drops, but after the renovations, it now offers stunning views across beautiful gorges and valleys. It was fun walking over the moving […]
I spend a lot of time shooting at dawn. I have created several projects around the cities at dawn theme. I love the light, the emptiness and the serenity of the hours around sunrise. People often say to me about my dawn escapades – Oh I could never do that. I’m too much of a […]
© Ara Güler ”Art is something important, but the history of humanity is more important, and that is what press photographers record. We are the eyes of the world. We see on behalf of other people. We collect the visual history of today’s earth. To me, visual history is more important than art. The function […]
,Hey folks I hope you are doing well and having a great week. I recently got back from Morocco. I ran our first workshop there and it was pretty stunning. The group, the locations, the atmosphere and, of course, the photography. My favourite place in Morocco so far is Chefchaouen, the little blue-wash town, high […]
A lot of people ask me – how do I know if my photos are any good? And will I ever get any better? Before I started teaching my workshops, I would have said no, probably not. I honestly wondered whether amateur photographers could get any better. I was carrying around this idea that the […]
“Your days pass like rainbows, like a flash of lightning, like a star at dawn. Your life is short. How can you quarrel?” Buddha Last night I arrived in Istanbul. I was greeted by a sultry, warm city. As we drove through the dark streets, illuminated by the many cafes and little shops, and into […]
“Color is joy. One does not think joy. One is carried by it.” Ernst Haas Today I want to focus on how we can use colour in our composition, and I am going to focus on the colour purple to tell some stories and share some ideas with you that you can use straight away […]
I think there is this weird idea floating around that creativity is a young person’s game, particularly certain genres of creativity (photography and music for sure). That somehow you are at your peak creatively in your twenties and thirties, and then it’s downhill from then on. I think that’s insane. Some of us can find […]
Hey folks, I hope you are doing well and having a great day. This past spring I turned 50. It was part of a momentous year for our family as Di turned 40 last winter, and last month our son became a teenager. We each entered a new era. Of course, if that’s what you […]