75 Days Of Africa Part. 2 : Namibia To Botswana

Namibia is a unique place in African continent. One of few countries to be colonized by Germany, the cities still have strong German ties. It is the country known best for its Namib National Park, where they have the best deserts in Africa not named Sahara. So naturally, that was where I was headed.  …

75 Days Of Africa Part. 1 : From Chad To South Africa

Africa. Such a misunderstood continent. There are more than 50 countries and countless languages and cultures in this huge piece of land and yet, a lot of people still refer to Africa as if it was a country. Much of press coverage Africa gets is about its poverty problems, complete with faces of sad looking…

What Happens If You Go To Ladakh In Winter?

India that is not India. Ladakh is one of those Himalayan region that every seasoned backpackers want to go. Those who have trouble getting into Tibet, alternatively choose to come to Ladakh. As the area is a part of India and governed by them, it’s relatively easy to get to Ladakh. And tourism is the…

Film On The Streets Of Havana

If you call yourself a photographer, chances are you want to go to Cuba. Cuba has had that allure about it. The colorful american classics, architectures from the colonial era, and its cultre and people largely unchanged due to being a closed country. It’s no coincidence a lot of camera makers send photographers there to…

A Year With Q : 7 Countries Shot By Leica Q

Leica Q came out in the middle of 2015 to a lot of expectations. People were skeptic at first, myself included, because the honest truth is that Leica has never been that good at making ‘digital’ cameras. When M8, the first digital M, emerged on the scene it didn’t seem much like a digital camera….

Visiting Iran During Nowruz

Nowruz, or No Ruz, is Persian new year which begins sometimes in the middle of March and lasts for two weeks. This is the biggest holiday in Iran, and Iranians leave home to visit families in other cities, and also travel to different regions in the country for some quality family time. Thus bus tickets…

Tokyo In Film, 2009

The main job of a photographer is, well obviously, to photograph. However, there are few things that areĀ almost as important as taking pictures. One of them is archiving your works. Longer you’ve been living as a photographer, bigger collections of images you’ve have. And with technical innovations in digital photography happening every year, the files…

Capturing Roger Federer

Roger Federer has won his 18th Grand Slam at Australian Open. I’ve been a huge tennis fan for a long time. I was a big Andy Roddick fan, but sadly he retired few years back and since then, I haven’t had a real favorite. But the closest to a favorite I’ve had is Roger Federer….

A Secret Garden – Camellia In Jeju

Jeju Island is the most popular island in South Korea, for Koreans and also for the tourists. The island isn’t full of natural wonders but a nice little island with a small subtle charms here and there. In spring time the island is filled with cherry blossoms and other colorful flowers, but that doesn’t mean…

Fantastic Polar Bears And Where To Find Them

It’s long been a dream of mine to photograph polar bears. I liked polar bears since I saw them on those Coca-Cola commercials. As I grew up I saw them on National Geographic channels. I still liked them. Then as I became an adult I’ve been hearing all this news about how life in the…

Photographing Winter In Finland

In 2015, Finnair and Finland Tourism Board launched a campaign titled ‘Polar Night Magic.’ The concept was to pick five individuals from five different countries, and have them experience everything Finnish winter has to offer. They were to film us, and expected us to share our experiences to fellow countrymen. Needless to say, I was…

Shooting With iPhone 7+

You can’t deny smartphones are the most popular cameras in the world. Back in days, professionals would have laughed at it, but nowadays even pros use them in certain situations. It doesn’t mean its quality can compensate for what pro gears can bring to the table, but rather, there are moments and time mobile phones…