Mehmet Ozbalci is a travel photographer selling his images in the stock, a licensed tour guide specialized in photo tours and he is running a photo tour company as "Turfantastik Tours" based in Istanbul, Turkey. One of his images from Kazakhstan was published by New York Times through Shutterstock, in the article "52 places to go in 2017". He has also winning photos in the photo contests by "Better Photo".

He is known as the photo guide of choice, as his photo tours are specifically designed for photographers of all levels and visiting journalists to help them to create iconic images. He has photographed almost all of the important sites, regions and off the beaten track areas, at all different light situations and different times of the year, in the countries he leads tours to.

He has been organizing cultural expeditions since 1982 and operating photography tours since 1991 for US, Canadian and Australian photo tour companies and also for individual amateur and professional photographers from these countries. He is one of the first photographers to organize and lead photo tours & workshops in Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Kazakhstan.

His tours are NOT photography oriented sightseeings but true photo tours with BEST PRICES, operated for individual photographers as private photo tours (with as few as 2 people) and also as scheduled small group photo tours (6 - 8 People), providing flexible arrangements that you can not get on ordinary photo tours. Photographers of all levels, non photographers but interested in learning and non photographer partners are all welcome.

All tours are a great combination of people, landscape and architecture photography, stressing culture, people in their daily lives and local traditions with hands-on photo guiding giving suggestions for compositions, shooting techniques and camera settings. There are also 2 or 3 optional photoshop sessions upon request, showing some not so complicated but great techniques for image post processing. Photo shooting with models is another highlight on the tours.

The tour itineraries are hand-crafted, unique itineraries taking you not only to the best angles, at the best light but also to villages, markets and behind the scene spots that are not much known, so you can get unique images.

Hotels used on the tours are a combination of carefully selected 4 - 5 star hotels, small charming boutique type of hotels and best available hotels, providing an easy access to iconic images. Even though the tours are not food tasting tours, you are still taken to good restaurants for best local tastes. Comfortable tour vehicles and drivers familiar with photo tours are used.

Please contact us for our itineraries and prices. We are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you on one of our photo expeditions.

Thank you,
Mehmet Ozbalci

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our tours are operated by Turfantastik Tours, run by Mehmet Ozbalci, which is a legal tour company licensed by the Turkish Ministery of Tourism and a member of the Association of Turkish Tour Operators and Travel Agencies (TURSAB).

     

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