In early November, we traveled to Turkey to explore and celebrate so many opportunities for the photographer – land rich in history, culture, and geology.
Cappadocia, Turkey is a region rich with remains of ancient civilizations and geology. For thousands of years, people have come and gone, leaving their presence on the landscape. For us, it is a time to create art. And the best tool to do this is light.
Alone in a quiet space, we wonder about the people who were here before us and how they lived. There are so many tunnels and stairs, windows and doorways – we love to capture the way the light bounces around and adds depth.
Management of light can determine the feeling of a place, and dramatic or soft, you can choose how much detail to show.
From a sunrise balloon ride, light changes the landscape by the minute. Features come to life as the sun spotlights them.
We really enjoyed exploring new places and determining what time of day would be the best for each location. What sites work best in soft light, what sites work best during those dramatic moments, and how to capture the feeling of all that is there is important to creative photography. The gift of “seeing” as we photographers do, enable us to take so much more in than just being there for a quick look and a history lesson. Interpretation from a good guide also helps us see more imaginatively.
We hope you will join us on one of our Turkey Photography Adventures in the future. Cappadocia is just a sample of our itinerary, but worthy of several days.