1 October 2017 till 6 October 2017, 6 days and 5 nights.
Art of Seeing Istanbul: The Majestic City
Join legendary photographer Peter Sanders on an unique journey through the magical city of Istanbul, which for centuries was considered the light of the world. This photography journey will offer a rare opportunity to delight in the company of and learn from one of the foremost photographers of the Islamic world. It will also be a not to be missed chance to see Istanbul through the eyes of a photographer.
Together with other passionate and ambitious students from across the globe, you will attend workshops given by Peter Sanders, and under his guidance photograph the city from various locations. A wonderful week spent discovering some of the famous as well as hidden gems of Istanbul. Everyone is welcome regardless of their level and experience.
This is an experience not to be missed. Not only do you get to photograph in amazing locations, the input of information combined with practical experience and feedback truly makes this a unique learning (and growing) experience. The organizational details were carefully considered and looked after. I left feeling better about my photography and even better about the world because the positive energy of the group was truly uplifting. I look forward to the next trip. Annie Ozsarac from Istanbul, Turkey
What will you learn?
The program consists of three master classes which form the core of the program. Peter shares his experiences and stories and then demonstrates various techniques. This is followed by opportunities for each participant to shoot pictures at various locations in the area. Afterwards the group reviews the results together with Peter. The topics we cover:
– Digital versus film – is there a difference?
– Importance of the perfect exposures – finding the perfect equilibrium.
– Can photography be learnt? Or is it a gift?
– ‘Tuning into the Moment’. Understanding Henry Cartier-Bressons famous quote.
– The principles of Architectural Photography.
– Light and Shadow – is this out of fashion?
– Portrait Photography – Meetings with Mountains.
– Understanding Colour – in the deepest sense. What the Masters say.
– The etiquette of photography. Paparazzi, reportage or the silent observer.
– Photographing what cannot be seen.
The workshops will take place in the Istanbul Design Center which is located in the old city of Istanbul. We will visit different places in Istanbul in order to apply the knowledge you have gained during the workshops. Please note that this isn’t a sightseeing trip of Istanbul. If you wish to sightsee, we advise you to do this in your own personal capacity before or after The Art of Seeing program.
This program is made to serve both as a teaching platform, and as a social forum where we may benefit from each other’s unique company and background. At the end of each day, we sit together as a group and share with each other everyone’s best pictures and the stories behind them. This is a great opportunity to receive feedback from both Peter and each other.
One on one session with Peter
We want every participant to spend as much time as possible being able to learn directly from Peter, and feel welcomed to talk/ask about any topics one may have in mind. There will be plenty of time and opportunities for such interactions.
All transportation and lodging are included in the price of our photography trips. We will gladly help you with reservations and booking should you desire the convenience of arriving early and likewise staying an extra night after the workshop ends.
Lodging is based on double occupancy. Single participants will be paired with a compatible roommate but should you desire single accommodations, there will be an additional charge per night dependent on hotel rates. Please let us know when you register if you need special reservations.
All formal meals are included, meaning breakfast, lunch and dinner. One drink with each meal, any additional drink you will have to cover yourself. We’ll be eating in traditional restaurants and also with locals. An airport transit to the hotel is included.