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Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique From time to time its been suggested that RFF have a mentor Photography help section in terms of Technique - how to shoot this or that. 1st of all I had to find someone whose work I really like. 2ndly that photog had to be willing help others. That's the catch: so many excellent photogs just are not wiling to make the time for that, or just as likely, simply don't give a damn about helping others. SimonSawSunlight is an excellent up and coming photog whose work seems to go well beyond his 24 years.

You can view Simon's work at http://www.simonbephotography.com/  and www.facebook.com/simonbphotography Simon has been published in in FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), LFI (Leica Fotografie International) and more recently in Radiate Magazine. He also recently had a large solo-exhibition in Berlin. Not too Shabby! So, let us begin this adventure and see where it goes. Thank for taking this on Simon!


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Old 06-20-2013   #281
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thank you! coverage from somebody like you is much more authentic to me than reading a complete stranger´s words or seeing his pics. always have an eye on your work.......
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You have papers to hand in amongst this madness? This man deserves a pint.
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There is less shown in the media because of the middle east political plans. Turkey is a major player.
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bellamy is helping to spread the story.
http://japancamerahunter.com/2013/06...-simon-becker/
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Tonight there is a walk starting at 7pm. We will bring flowers to Taksim square.

Will the police water them for us?
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Old 06-22-2013   #286
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Tonight there is a walk starting at 7pm. We will bring flowers to Taksim square.

Will the police water them for us?
wahrscheinlich!
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wahrscheinlich ist es auch ein schmutziges spiel das viele spielen ...
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Tonight there is a walk starting at 7pm. We will bring flowers to Taksim square.

Will the police water them for us?
I suppose this means the Polis obliged.
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Yes, exactly...

As expected police attacked once again to a peaceful meeting last night. They attacked to the people who were carrying only cloves. The meeting was for a memorial meeting.

In memory of those who lost their lives during the resistance. (Social media illustration)



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Th image is powerful. It looks as if four dead peope are below the ground.
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Dutch press reports that Erdogan claims that the protests in Turkey and in Brazil are instigated by the same unnamed foreign nation.

How daft is that?
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I suppose this means the Polis obliged.
They obliged. I think the red tape on my T3 made it look like a flower and they took the opportunity to refresh me along with my "plant."

Then asking for safe route to a policeman and pretending to be a tourist, we got a "Welcome to Turkey."

I don't think he was sarcastic.
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Dutch press reports that Erdogan claims that the protests in Turkey and in Brazil are instigated by the same unnamed foreign nation.

How daft is that?
Incredible... now he claims there's an international conspiracy against Brazil and Turkey, is that so?! How ridiculous is that?? By taking that route, he'll soon start to blame the Illuminati, Freemasons, etc...

Simon, I loved the thread!! Please keep up informed but, above all, stay safe!

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june 22, in the side streets between istiklal caddesi and tarlabaşı bulvarı, after police dispersed thousands of protesters bringing flowers taksim square. the next day, some turkish media stated police didn't use any teargas "this time".
this is what no teargas looks like.

also, tayyip thanked the police for their "heroic deeds". go figure.
here are some heroes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxsDm5tOg08
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The video shows police brutality.
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Great, understated concept and elegiac image. Yours, or whose?

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Yes, exactly...

As expected police attacked once again to a peaceful meeting last night. They attacked to the people who were carrying only cloves. The meeting was for a memorial meeting.

In memory of those who lost their lives during the resistance. (Social media illustration)



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http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com
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Not my image. As I said it is commonly shared image on facebook and twitter these days.

By the way yesterday, the police who killed a young protestor with gun shot was released. The judge called "self defence" Probably he will get promoted too.
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Can someone update on the situation?
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I hope you're OK Simon ... but yes, please give us an update, how much news coverage are you seeing there of the situation in Egypt?
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i have been out of the country for two days, attending my gezi park protest "duo" exhibition (the other photographer is a friend of mine) in varna, bulgaria.
while we were opening the exhibtion, news came in from istanbul of new, rather violent clashes. i have a general idea, but i am not too well informed about what happened during my absence. some of what i saw in any case, is just plain ridiculous (individual akp supporters chasing and attacking protesters with huge knives, etc.)
it is calm right now, but there might be more where that came from.

on a side note, i can confirm that there must be a genuine interest in documentary photography in varna, as 7 of our 25 pictures were stolen the night after the opening.
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on a side note, i can confirm that there must be a genuine interest in documentary photography in varna, as 7 of our 25 pictures were stolen the night after the opening.
... everyone's a critic these days




PS glad you're OK Simon
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What a miss! Two weeks ago I was some 50 km. from Varna. I could see your prints!! :-((
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it's on again, all over turkey.

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Are you back in Turkey, Simon?
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The question should actually be "Are you still in Turkey?". To which, I'm pretty sure, the answer is "yes".

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The question should actually be "Are you still in Turkey?". To which, I'm pretty sure, the answer is "yes".

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No, this is not what I meant. He was in Turkey, then he left the country. Is he now back in Turkey?
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I thought that he had left Turkey.
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I was away for three weeks, but i still live in istanbul - if only for a few more weeks.
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