Streets of Istanbul (Colour)

Here’s the colour version of Istanbul’s streets. The Balat/Fener neighbourhood (near the wall of Constantine) is definitely off the beaten path, but a must visit for anyone with any interest in street photography or wants to get close to the real Istanbul. It’s not on the tourist trail but completely worth a visit — very interesting photo subjects everywhere.

And then there’s fishing - the national pastime of Turkey. If there is a waterbody, then there will be people fishing. The Galata Bridge is one of the most popular destination for fishing.

Shot with D500 with Nikkor 17-55mm F2.8, 35mm F1.8 and 50mm F1.8 lenses.

Streets of Istanbul (BW)

Istanbul is the most street photography friendly city I have visited. It has everything that a street photography enthusiast needs — people, spaces, transportation and markets. People are friendly, markets are lively, spaces and streets are full of character, mystique and graffiti and transportation varied. And it is not difficult to have interesting characters walk across a nice frame. Just some patience needed. 

Shot with D500 with Nikkor 17-55mm F2.8, 35mm F1.8 and 50mm F1.8 lenses.