Sunday, June 10, 2012

10 Countries, 10 Days, 10 Tips: Day 8 - Cappadocia, Turkey

Rick Sammon photograph.
It's Day 8 of my travel series here on my blog. Thanks for joining me.

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey.

Tip: Go above and under ground.

Rick Sammon photograph
The two main attritions of Cappadocia are the spectacular landscapes and the intriguing underground cities.

Book an early morning ballon ride. Use a polarizing filter to darken the sky and whiten white clouds.

Rick Sammon photograph.
In the afternoon, explore the cities that are carved out of - and in - the mountains.

Rick Sammon photograph.
You may not be able to use a tripod or a flash in some underground cities, so you'll need to boost up your ISO, as I did below (boosting my ISO to 1000).

Rick Sammon photograph.
Don't worry about noise in your images. You can reduce it in Lightroom and Photoshop.

For over and under pictures, I recommend a wide-angle lens. If you want to take only one lens, I'd recommend a 24-105mm lens.

Here's a list of all my gear.

I hope to see you someday on one of my workshops. We shoot from sunrise to sunset.

For travel tips on the go, check out my iPad app, Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet.

Explore the light,
Rick




2 comments:

Hezen Cave Hotel said...

Great pictures! Really loved it.

We are running a Cappadocia photo contest - the winner (or friends of the winner) will win 3 days free stay at Hezen Cave Hotel - beautiful Cave Hotel in Cappadocia!

We would love to see your pictures added to our contest.

See our Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/hezenhotel or our contest page - http://www.facebook.com/events/395245747184326/

Regards,
Hakan Guzelgoz - Hezen Cave Hotel

Rick Sammon said...

Hezen Cave Hotel... We actually stayed there!