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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 05-08-2013   #1
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so far, i haven't managed to shoot as much and in the way i would like here in istanbul. but i've managed to put together a first series / collection of pictures on my blog.
see here if interested: http://simonsawstreet.blogspot.com/2...section-i.html
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You can talk about your problems here http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=132330

Interesting views as always.
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You can talk about your problems here http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=132330

Interesting views as always.
ha, yes indeed.
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i love the one with the gun. also, the cats ears looking out of the windows are both clever and hillarious. love the tones, gotta get me some dd-x. and a ticket to a foreign place.
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a pleasure to view. thanks for posting.
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Great stuff Simon. Thanks for posting.

Missed you in Berlin last week, even though I knew I wouldn't find you there. Next time, right!?
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Great stuff. Well done.
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Love that first pic simon. The one with the cat is fantastic too
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Some truly great ones in there.
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I like the guy inspecting the olive best. Keep up the good work.
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I like the guy inspecting the olive best. Keep up the good work.
lawrence, that is actually an iranian fellow inspecting a one-dollar-coin.
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Excellent. Thanks for not showing us the blue mosque.
All really good. Love the yayli tanbur shot a lot. Wonder where you took that one? Doesn't look like a crappy tourist joint. I would still think it is in Beyoglu, but maybe not?
You have captured something essential about Istanbul...I can see you are trying to go beyond the surface. This set proves my point: The best so called street shots are always taken in inside spaces! At least, side streets!
Very inspiring.
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so far, i haven't managed to shoot as much and in the way i would like here in istanbul. but i've managed to put together a first series / collection of pictures on my blog.
see here if interested: http://simonsawstreet.blogspot.com/2...section-i.html
Simon, could not figure out how to comment on your blog. Great pictures - but I expect nothing less from you. Of course, deeply envious of your stay there.
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Love the yayli tanbur shot a lot. Wonder where you took that one? Doesn't look like a crappy tourist joint. I would still think it is in Beyoglu, but maybe not?
correct on all accounts. it was taken late at night / early in the morning in an artist's atelier in karaköy / galata. the people in the shot are among the best that the istanbul jazz scene has to offer, this was some sort of private "afterparty" the night of a major gig.
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lawrence, that is actually an iranian fellow inspecting a one-dollar-coin.
Well it looks like its going in the stew but chacun à son goût I suppose
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Very well done! Great Eye. Enjoyed viewing these.
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