Food and Photography Tour - Anatolia, Turkey - April 2019
SALT LAKE – SULTAN SAZLIĞI NATIONAL PARK
KAYSERİ WILD YILKI HORSES
DISCOVER - EXPERIENCE LOCAL CUISINE - PHOTO TOUR
Can you imagine yourself photographing the magical presence of almost 300 Yılkı horses in the middle of the Anatolia as if you are part of a film or documentary?
Are you ready to watch and photograph the great scenes of the WINTER SLEEP film which is Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival?
We will be with the esteemed Nuri Çorbacıoğlu, an AFIAP award-winning photographer, and his team as they guide us through a visual feast and atmosphere you cannot even imagine!
Love of photography, nature, food, culture, and adventure are why you should join this exclusive group. Don't worry if you are not an expert! We will assist you along the way. We want you to enjoy the full experience of learning the skills needed to become a better photographer while having a chance to be part of a rare photographic, cultural, and gastronomic experience.
Kayseri Wild Yilki Horses freely roam on the mountains of Turkey's Anatolia region; most which have continued to reproduce even after being abandoned by farmers. The name "yilki" is derived from the Turkish term meaning "left of the wild" once industrialization had eliminated the need for them. The Yilki are currently looked after by local villagers and "Turkish cowboys" who assist us with gathering the horses for our purposes.
We anticipate that this will be a different type of tour for most of you which is part of the excitement along with the possibility of making new friends and learning valuable photography skills that will enhance your overall experience.
Space is limited to 10 guests. ⠀
Direct message us for pricing and inquiries or email ZGlhbm5lIHwgeWFobm55Ymx5YW5kY28gISBjb20=.
We are also offering a Fall option for September 23 thru 27.
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL / SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HORSES / SPECIAL LOCAL DINNER
DAY 2 - PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HORSES IN WETLANDS / SPECIAL LOCAL LUNCH / TOUR AROUND CAPPADOCIA / PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY IN CAPPADOCIA / SPECIAL LOCAL DINNER
DAY 3 - SUNRISE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HOT AIR BALLOONS, HORSES AND HORSEMEN / SPECIAL LOCAL LUNCH / PHOTOGRAPHY WITH KIRGIZ VILLAGE FOCUSING ON LOCAL LIFE, CULTURE, HORSEMEN WITH THEIR HORSES / SPECIAL MUSIC AND DANCE PERFORMANCE WITH LOCAL DINNER
DAY 4 - SUNRISE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HOT AIR BALLOONS / SPECIAL LOCAL BARBEQUE LUNCH / REFLECTION PHOTOGRAPHY ON LAKE WITH SUBJECT AND HORSES / SIMPLE LOCAL DINNER / STAR EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY
DAY 5 - SUNRISE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY / PHOTOGRAPHING HORSES IN CAPPADOCIA / SPECIAL LOCAL LUNCH / SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY WITH OVER 300 YILKI HORSES IN HURMETCI VILLAGE / DEPARTURE
11 different photography sessions with
- 300 wild horses running in the dust
- Rearing of a horse with a horseback rider
- Rearing of a horse without rider (rearing with hand gestures)
- On the lake horses or other subjects with their reflection
- In the Cappadocia horses with balloons on the background
- Horse portraits with additional lights at the horse farm
- Sparring stallions on the sunset
- Photographing mares and foals on the sunset
- Getting hold of wild horses
Soft drinks with meals
Tips for the horsemen and all other tips
Flights / fees / Visas
Entrance to the museums
Note: Depending on the weather, the daily programs could exchange because our main purpose is taking the best photos ever!
A guide and a translator will be with us for entire tour.
The accommodations will be in boutique hotels.
Meals will chosen from special flavors and cuisine of every city and services will be provided from the most famous restaurants in the city.
Wide Angle, Mid-Zoom and Telephoto Lenses
Weather-appropriate clothing. (Polar for star posing hours)
Walking shoes and comfortable trousers to protect the ankle