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NEW for The Secrets of Istanbul Photo Workshops 2015
02nd November 2014 - 0 comments
Turkish Cuisine is said to be one of the three great cuisines of the world, an opinion you may well be inclined to share as you enjoy a tempting array of mezes, washed down with Raki or Turkish wine.
The pleasure is enhanced by the knowledge that the cost of wining and dining is so reasonable.
So, I was pleased to hear from my dear friend Elif, that there is a Greek woman living in Istanbul, who prepares and cooks the most delicious and sumptuous food imaginable.
Therefore, new for my ISTANBUL Photo Workshops is the opportunity to see her at work in a restaurant during the day.
And of course, eat and relax after the picture taking.
This is now included on the Winter, Spring and Fall Sessions
And we are open for business now.
The Autumn and Winter Workshop Details are here below
http://tinyurl.com/ncxnd4f






Istanbul Without Tourists - PSA Journal
07th August 2014 - 0 comments

It's always good to hear from old Workshop Clients, and I was delighted to receive an e mail from Joseph Hearst, telling me about his published PSA Journal Article ' Istanbul Without Tourists '
which gave details about his time with me on my Workshop last Spring.

Yes, Joe, we had a fun time in Fatih and Balat !

So.....come and see for yourselves.
Spaces are available for the Autumn Session.Oct 12th - 20th

Istanbul Without Tourists
The Future for Photography - MOBILE PHONE IMAGES
20th July 2014 - 0 comments
The future for photography is increasingly looking like the usage of Images from Mobile Phone Cameras,with Apps available from most of the
major Stock Agencies.
And, more often than not, it's my Sony Xperia S Cell Phone that I pick up BEFORE my Sony RX100 Mk11.
So, bring yours on my Workshops and let's be creative.
Spaces available for CRETE Sept 16th - 24th and ISTANBUL Oct 12th - 20th


NEW Mobile Phone Gallery added
13th May 2014 - 0 comments
Superb quality from my Sony Xperia S phone, plus many Apps, including my favourite, Perfectly Clear.
New Year Offer
06th January 2014 - 0 comments
I'm giving a discount of $250 off my Workshops if booked by the end of January.

Does Crete and Istanbul now or Brazil in March appeal ?

Further details here
http://steveoutram.com/workshops

Hope to see you soon :-)

Winter Workshops
04th January 2014 - 0 comments
In addition to ISTANBUL, there is also my Winter Photo Tour and Workshop in Western Crete.

During January and the first fortnight of February, there are mild sunny days, known as ‘Halcyon days’ since ancient times, when the clarity and light is dazzling !
I generally do my best shots at this time.
Come and see for yourself for as much time as you wish. You just pay me a daily fee.
You will be staying in Chania Old Town, which has the most picturesque harbour in Greece.

Highlights.
Meet Village people in their traditional homes.
Take photos of Cretan Cuisine being prepared and cooked.
Eat and Drink with the locals in a Kafeneio and of course take photos !
Careful planning of the itinerary, down to the minutest detail from a photographer's angle.
And designed to create the best opportunities to expose you and your camera to the People, Culture and Places for an unforgettable photography experience.
Interested ? Please e mail me for more details.

Lesvos Workshop Images
23rd November 2013 - 0 comments
Some favourites from last months Workshop.
My thanks to Angela, Theo and Astride for making it a success and fun !
So what are you waiting for. Book for the 2014 session. :-)
Sept 26th - Oct5th

Lesvos 2014 Leaflet 1
Lesvos 2014 Leaflet 2







NEW - ISTANBUL Autumn and Winter Workshops
21st October 2013 - 0 comments
Yes, it's time again for my ISTANBUL 7 day Autumn and Winter Workshops

Nov 16th 2014 - March 31st 2015

Autumn
Istanbul Residents consider their city to be at it's best in Autumn. It's not as hot, and the Chestnut sellers are everywhere.
Also fresh Figs are ready to be photographed and eaten.

Winter
Major sites are uncrowded and the Mosques can look awesome in fog or if it snows.
Tea with Baklava in a cosy, warm cafe is a must !

Prices
Workshop only $2380 per person.
( Should you have a preferred Hotel of your choice, price discounted with your Airline Frequent Flyer Air Miles for example )

Workshop and 7 nights Accommodation $2980 per person.
We stay at the Almina Hotel, Sultanahmet.

Arrivals and Departures are on Sundays, with the Workshops scheduled Monday to Saturday.
I leave it up to yourselves, to inform me when you would like to visit.

NEW for 2014 - A Taste of BRAZIL
15th September 2013 - 0 comments
A TASTE OF BRAZIL Photo Workshop


March 13th – 25th, 2014


Brazil - a fascinating culture, friendly people and damn tasty food !

Highlights of the Tour:

Rio de Janeiro
We will of course see the city's most loved attractions, but we go behind the facade to drink with the locals, visit Monasteries ornate with gold, discover the 17th C elegant, bohemian charms of Santa Teresa, as well as sample the sophisticated Cafe culture reminiscent of Vienna.

Belo Horizonte
Capital of the state of Minas Gerais. Amazing cultural centre. The hub for outings to deserted Gold Mines and the beautiful colonial town of Ouro Preto. (UNESCO World Heritage site)

Salvador, Bahia
Afro Brazillian roots. (The country was born here in the 16th C) Markets just like I saw in Zanzibar, plus historical Pelourinho (UNESCO World Heritage site) with its magnificent churches, and the finest colonial buildings anywhere in Brazil.
Or as my Brazillian friends would tell you '' Você tem que ir lá " YOU JUST HAVE TO GO THERE.

My sincere thanks to Laura Jane Coelho for her local help and advice in making this tour possible. Also Peter M. Wilson for insisting I meet him for a beer in Rio !

Price per person $5900, including Accommodation with breakfasts.
Low cost Internal Airfares and International Airfares not included.

Accommodations will be in hotels chosen for their service, friendliness, and ratings on Trip Advisor, plus the charming Pousada Noa Noa in Salvador.
http://www.pousadanoanoa.com/
(Subject to changes if full)

Maximum 8 photographers

Any questions ? Please contact me via e mail

A Taste Of Brazil Clientsrev1





Winter 2015 ZANZIBAR Workshop.
14th June 2013 - 0 comments
Get away from those Winter Blues and escape with me to the hot Summer weather in Zanzibar.
Jan 17th - 30 2015
Price $5550 per person with the same itinerary as before and described on the Pdf downloads below.
Please enquire via e mail for any further details or feel free to reserve your space now online. :-)

Zanzibar 2014 Leaflet1
Zanzibar 2014 Leaflet 2

Images from the May Istanbul Workshop.
12th June 2013 - 0 comments
Visually stimulating as always and spaces are still available for the Oct 13th - 21st session.
Can't wait to return.
















Autumn........and Winter Plans.
04th November 2012 - 0 comments
I've been busy taking photos for Getty Images but a few things caught my attention.
Leaves and Flower Petals.





And if I'm not in Istanbul during the Winter, you are welcome to join me here in Crete.
During January and the first fortnight of February, there are mild sunny days, known as ‘Halcyon days’ since ancient times, when the clarity and light is dazzling as you can see below.
I generally do my best shots at this time.
Come on over ! Please e mail for further details.





Summer Photos
13th July 2012 - 0 comments
July in Crete is NOT the best month for Photography.
The skies are bleached out, and it's hot and tiresome with high temperatures.
However, there are some photographic distractions on the beach...........and the Summer Fruits are delicious !
Also creative night photos are possible. The Ceramic Dolphin for example.
As for the Giant Sunflower, it was 30secs from my home, and I used an Allien Skin Cross Processing Plug In in Adobe CS5.
16th August. 93°F outside means a COLD AMSTEL BEER photo inside.
24/8 I'm enjoying using an ISTAGRAM CS5 Plug In......as you can see on the Vespa Sprint.