Imperial Capital of Ottoman


Private Street Photography Tour

Designed by a photographer for photographers of any level whether its beginner, amateur or professional.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust
French novelist & Critic
Private Tour

Istanbul Photo Tours

A 4 hour street photo tour in the back streets of The Imperial Capital. As an imperial capital of 1500 years, Istanbul is a great opportunity for photographers who wants to hone their photography skills while witnessing the heritage of three great empires; Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman.

Illustraiton of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul Photo Tours


Istanbul Street Photo Tour is a private photography walking tour lead by Istanbul Photographer Enis Yücel. Since it aims to be an instructive photo workshop tour for photographers from all levels, Istanbul Photo Tours is customized to your exact needs whether you are just a beginner to photography, an amateur photographer or an advance professional photographer who is willing to work on specific topics or themes.

In addition to photography instruction, you will learn about the history of the neighborhoods, architecture, and the culture of people that you are photographing.

Who This Tour is For

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travelers visiting Istanbul  or expats living in this great city who want to focus on street photography

who are interested in learning how to use their camera with advanced techniques and capture essence of Istanbul streets and culture

who wants to further develop their photography skills and wants to add more quality photographs to their portfolios

who wants to work on specific topics or themes or just to have guidance of  a local photographer to help them develop their portfolios.

Istanbul Photo Tour, Photography Project Review

What You Will/Can Learn

The emphasis of Istanbul Street Photo Tour is on practical instruction in the streets of Istanbul. You will receive hands-on instruction and guidance from myself. During the workshop you will not only get the chance to shoot street photography, but you will do so in an environment that is unfamiliar to you. You will not only capture images you can be proud of, but also interact with the people of Istanbul; you will be able to get a glimpse into the daily lives of people who live in this city.

  • Best locations to photograph iconic buildings & landmarks
  • Camera settings & understanding basic functions of your camera
  • Basics of Photography (exposure, composition and light ) / if needed
  • Shooting modes in your camera other then auto
  • Street photography tips, tricks, and techniques
  • Ways of communicating with strangers
  • Capturing gestures, expressions, emotions
  • Storytelling with your images
  • Street portraiture & candid portraits in street photography
  • Understanding style & vision
Istanbul Photo Tours, A local doorman is inviting a tourist to a tea house in historical part of the old city Istanbul.

Istanbul Photo Tours Gallery

You can view the galleries about Istanbul Photo Tour and get an idea of what can be captured. The route of İstanbul Photo Tour changes according to the context of the tour and the customization we make with the participants. But to give you and idea about the typical photo tour route, I prepared galleries showing the images from the usual street photo tour route which includes neighborhoods such as Golden Horn, Sultanahmet, Süleymaniye, Balat, Eminönü and of course Bosphorus.

Iconic Buildings & landmarks


Streets / color


Streets / Black & White


The Opinions

~ Hear what previous participants say

Rick Hayman photographing a craftsman in his atelier, Istanbul Photography Workshops
Two days with Enis
Rick Hyman
We came to Istanbul for the first time in our life. I love to take photos our travels for I knew photography would be an important part of our visit to Istanbul. As Ansel Adam’s said, getting a good photograph is about knowing where to stand. There are so many places to stand in Istanbul, I decided that booking time with a professional would be very helpful. I looked at Enis’s website. His work is captivating and compelling. So I reached out to Enis. He was very helpful and responsive via email. We discussed what I may enjoy to…
I am a photographer primarily interested in street photography and this was my first time in Istanbul. I connected with Enis Yücel and went for a photo-walk exploring the streets of Istanbul. I was overwhelmed with what Enis unfolded before me. He is a great photographer and guide and understands the little nuances of street photography very well. His knowledge of the city, people, history and culture was an added bonus. If you want to shoot the very soul of Istanbul, then Enis is your go to man without a second thought. I wish him the very best in life.
Amazing Photo & Culture Experience
Sasa Poldan & Valentina
Walking photography tour with Enis Yücel is exceptional event for every recommendation. We started before the sunrise, photographing and getting to know Istanbul. Enis is at the same time proficient photographer and excellent connoisseur of Istanbul from the perspective a of person who lives and works in that city. He guides you trough everything, from the general history of the town and the history of different buildings to explanation of street graffiti and moving on the streets. You could not find such photographic locations and views by yourselves…






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