Leica MP + 35mm + Cinestill Film 800T

Leica MP + 35mm + Cinestill Film 800T

Dates 2019

7 days - September 15-21, 2019 - USD 1930,-

Dates 2020

7 days - September 13-19, 2020 - USD 2050,-

Our Journey

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 FM3a and Kodak Portra 160

Nikon FM3a and Kodak Portra 160

The workshop

We’re passionate about teaching the different aspects of photography. A good amount of time will be spent on reviewing your work during the travel with a detailed feedback and assistance from our side. Our aim is to help you to become comfortable photographing strangers in unfamiliar environment, recognise favourable photography situations, judge the quality of natural light and adjust to low light situations. We want you to become better photographers and we’ll make sure you return home with a beautiful photo essay.

Group Size

Small group size - Maximum 6 participants

Leica MP + Kodak TX 400

Leica MP + Kodak TX 400

Leica MP + Cinestill film 800T

Leica MP + Cinestill film 800T

Experience | Difficulty

Open to all levels

Non-photographers and adventure seekers are welcome

Moderate schedule

Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking, bring comfortable shoes.


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.

Harald’s Instagram


  • All Accommodations in hotels, including breakfast

  • Professional photographer | host | tuition

  • Small group size

  • 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)


Seats are transferrable but not refundable. Ask for our cancellation policy.

To register, send 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

Partners on this workshop