Leica MP + 35mm + Cinestill Film 800T

Leica MP + 35mm + Cinestill Film 800T


September 15-21, 2019

Analog/Digital Photo workshop

In 2019, we want to do something excitingly new, something close to our heart. We decided to launch Analog/Digital Adventure Workshops.

Bring plenty of film and share 7 days among people who are equally passionate about analog photography, it’s about enjoying shooting film for our own reasons and sharing that passion with the rest of the group, learning more about film photography and returning home with amazing images. For Digital photographers we will follow a slightly different learning program.


Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.

During our workshop we will have the opportunity to visit the Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and the blue mosque and the open markets.

While we will be staying at the European side of Istanbul, we will also make a day trip to Princess Island and we will also spend a day at the Asian side.

Istanbul is known for its great Turkish hospitality and delicious food.

Nikon and Kodak Portra 160

Nikon and Kodak Portra 160

The workshop

We’re passionate about teaching the different aspects of photography.

This workshop is suitable as an introduction to shooting film for the dslr user as well as for the experienced film shooter.

We will explain how to become comfortable photographing strangers in unfamiliar environment. You will receive our E-book "For the right reasons”, a breakdown of different situations you may find and how to approach them.

We want you to understand the zone system for better B&W film results, mastering spot and incident metering for better negatives/files. We discuss the different film stock we use and when we use them and have a presentation on how to deal with different available light situations.

For digital photographers we will follow a slightly different learning schedule.

Group Size

Small group size - Maximum 10 participants

Kodak Tri-X

Kodak Tri-X

Cinestill film 800T

Cinestill film 800T

 Experience | Difficulty

Open to all levels of Analog/Digital film photographers

Non-photographers and adventure seekers are welcome

Moderate schedule

Travel by taxi or minibus or ferry

Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking


Lecturer | Host

Harald Claessen  

Born in the Netherlands - Flying Dutchman (a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever). Harald is a Social Documentary and Portrait Photographer who partly lives in Russia and in Cyprus from where he regularly visits Istanbul.

Harald’s Instagram


  • All Accommodations in hotels, including breakfast

  • Professional photographer | host | tuition

  • Small group size

  • Ebook ‘For the Right Reasons’ - Becoming comfortable photographing strangers

  • Social Documentary, Travel Photography, Street Photography, Landscape Photography, Environmental Portraits, low light photography


Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Istanbul Airport, note that Istanbul has 2 airports, you can fly in on either one.

Our adventure begins at noon on the first day and ends around noon on the last day (Departure day)


Istanbul, turkey

7 days  | Analog/Digital Photo Travel Adventure

USD 1940,-

Seats are transferrable but not refundable.

Non-refundable deposit:  USD 1000,-

To register, just send me an email to hclaessen@gmail.com mentioning in which workshop you would like to participate.

Mamiya RZ + 110mm + Kodak Portra 400

Mamiya RZ + 110mm + Kodak Portra 400