December 29, 2015

December 28, 2015

Snow Peak - Landscape Illustration

Snow Peak | Winter landscape with dead trees on a snow covered hill with clouds in the sky. I wanted to balance black and white in a relatively creepy environment and this is the result. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking.

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December 25, 2015

Why You Shouldn't Follow Famous Internet Photographers

There are a lot of them out there and people taking their words like some sort of divine message. Following their steps, even wearing the same hats with them. The famous photographers of internet giving advice about the "best equipment" -- commonly the new stuff which needs promotion. I'm not saying its bad... It's just business and if its putting food to the table be my guest.

The problem starts when people follow every step of famous internet photographers especially when it comes choosing equipment.

One of those photographers switched to mirror-less Sony from a big Nikon D3 equipment and it was one of the greatest fuss ever took place on the net. Same photographer also claimed that dSLRs are a "dying breed" on an online radio program and created another huge fuss about it.

Many modest photographers who are curious about mirror-less systems surrounded with infomercials after that and many of them left their trusty dSLR systems for mirror-less cameras.

I'm going to keep it short and will just say; The famous photographer who switched from Nikon dSLR to mirror-less Sony because of the weight & size of the dSLR now using  medium format digital HASSELBLAD. Complain about the size & weight of Nikon equipment and switch to Sony mirror-less claiming that it does the same exact job -- and when you done with your agenda start using a medium format camera... That is interesting.

This is why everyone should be careful about the famous photographers of the internet. Since %99 of them sponsored - they might be misguide others with their advice, actions and suggestions.

Gas Giant Planet Surface With Asteroid Belt

Surface of a gas giant planet which covered by a thick layer of gas clouds shaped under a huge gravitation and atmospheric pressure also surrounded by an asteroid belt. Another ringed planet and its moon rising on the horizon lit by a red giant star.

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December 15, 2015

One Camera One Lens Philosophy

This is going around on my end for a pretty long time even before I started reading articles about this philosophy online.

It is basically a challenge against gear acquisition syndrome. Challenging yourself on using just one camera body and one lens. Preferably a fixed focal length prime lens.

I'm using a humble Nikon D90 for all my photography work and I have a typical 3 lens kit with 18-55 + 55-200 and a nifty fifty. The Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D is the best among this little tree lenses. I used to own a Sigma 70-300 APO DG, a Nikkor 55-300VR G and a 18-105VR G. The nifty fifty is the sharpest and fastest one among them and gives the best results in almost every condition. One day I realized its the lens I mostly use for almost everything. So why bother carrying a heavy back pack for other lenses?... I had a small shoulder strap bag that can carry my camera body with lens attached to it, my Metz flash, Raynox Macro Extension, memory cards, battery pack etc. I put all these to that one small bag and every time I go out I grabbed it with me.

I had a tendency to use what it best anyway. The best results I could get was with my Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D lens on my Nikon D90. This is a humble kit... For many people out there this is out of question because they believe the better the equipment the better your photos get. Equipment helps a lot of things but you can not buy the talent - you can only improve it.

Many photographers out there have huge diaries and chronicles about their one camera and one lens experience but it wasn't that much of a big deal for me because I'm already doing it.


December 8, 2015

My Work On Irish Press | Çalışmalarım İrlanda Basınında

It's actually a bit more just than that. This article published on Dundalk Democrat newspaper based on the highly determined dedication of Mythical Ireland on historical researches about the glorious past of Ireland. Even though I think my participation is minimum on it, author and ancient Ireland expert Anthony Murphy thinks that if archaeologists see these illustrations that may lead them to dig deeper. And both Mr. Ian Cameron and Mr. Anthony Murphy enjoyed my renderings a lot - which is an award by itself. To being a part of the enchanting history of ‪#‎Ireland‬ even with a smallest contribution is the greatest honor to me.

Aslında sadece çalışmalarımın İrlanda basınında yer almasından daha fazlası var. Dundalk Demokrat gazetesinde yayınlanan bu makale Mythical Ireland'ın İrlanda'nın görkemli tarihi ile ilgili adanmış ve kararlı araştırmaları sonucunda ortaya çıkmıştır. Her ne kadar ben katkımın minimum olduğunu düşünsem de, yazar ve İrlanda tarihi uzmanı Anthony Murphy illüstrasyonlarımın arkeologları konuyu incelemeye sevk edebileceğini düşünüyor. Ve hem gazeteci - yazar Ian Cameron hem de Anthony Murphy çalışmalarımı oldukça beğenmekteler - ki sadece bu bile tek başına bir ödüldür. İrlanda gibi büyüleyici bir tarihi olan bir ülkenin geçmişinin ufak da olsa bir parçası olabilmek benim için en büyük onurdur.

For My Other Works Featured On Press | Basında Yer Almış Diğer Çalışmalarım

December 5, 2015

Editorial Image: Fishing Nets On The Port In The Night

Fishing nets nested on the dock in a blue, cloudy and calm evening with full moon in a mystical seaside environment of the Marmara region of Turkey. Local residents mostly earning their lives from fishing.

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December 2, 2015

Stock Illustration: Ireland's Stonehenge Aerial View

Stylized and currently the best representation of Ballynahattin Carnbeg stone circle in Ireland as known as the Ireland's Stonehenge from an aerial viewpoint.

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Stock Photo: Desolated Fishermen Shelters

Fishermen shelter establishment in the port of Cinarcik town - which is the district of Yalova city of Turkey. Local residents mostly earning their lives from fishing. Some of these shelters still in the use by some of the fishermen. Most of them moved to different places.

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November 22, 2015

Editorial Stock Image: Smiling Grocery Store Clerk

Smiling grocery store clerk on the afternoon shift in an open all night market. Some of the students from local universities earning their lives by working on the night shifts of the grocery stores. Photo taken at: 2015-10-28.

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November 11, 2015

November 10, 2015

Stock Illustration: Epic Glorious Alien Planet Sunset

Glorious, majestic, epic sunset environment in an alien planet with extremely strange natural landscape structures. In the sky the huge bright sun shining with dense nebula and star clusters in the background and a giant neighboring planet with moon nearby.

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November 6, 2015

Shadow Game - 2015-10-28

An elder guy who feeding the pigeons in a public square. I thought the shadows creating some nice some patterns there so I didn't wanted to miss the moment. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking... Please have a visit to my G+ profile for more of my work.

November 5, 2015

Ladies In The Day Of Ashura - 2015-10-30

Gorgeous ladies were among the crowd on the traditional day of ashura in Cinarcik town - which is a district of Yalova city. Cinarcik town is a popular summer vacation place for the visitors coming from Istanbul city which is two hours away and has a direct access through Marmara sea. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking... Please visit my profile for more of my work.

November 3, 2015

Soft Misty Fantasy Sunset

Soft misty sunset environment in a fantasy type of landscape with mountains, islands and lake. A neighboring planet with moon on the sky with stars and clouds. I hope you enjoy and please have a visit to my G+ profile for more of my work.

November 1, 2015

Little Princess Of Ice

Among the crowd this beautiful little princess was cold and hugged by her father. She was already very much of a pale with blue eyes and blonde hair and that made her look like a tiny princess of ice. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking... Please visit my G+ profile for more of my work.

October 28, 2015

The Moody Dog - 2015-10-28

A kind and loving street dog was sweet enough to pose for my camera. He rolled on the floor to invite me to play after the shoot. I enjoy working with models like him! I hope you enjoy too and please have a visit to my profile for more of my work.

October 27, 2015

Girl With Darth Vader Mask - 2013-07-07

A girl with Darth Vader mask among the huge crowd on Kadikoy - Istanbul / Turkey during Gassed Man Festival. A protesting festival against excessive use of police force. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking - please visit my profile for more of my works.

October 21, 2015

Grilled Chestnuts - 2015-10-19

Here is a traditional scenery from Turkish city streets (street of Yalova city particularly). This is a grilled chestnuts seller and its the preferable nurture of the fall and winter seasons. I was walking towards there and I thought the smoke created a unique mood - since everything changes very fast I had to be fast too. Glad I captured it as I see (visualized) on my mind's eye.

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October 14, 2015

My Work On David Arkenstone's Loveren Album


My work used on the booklet of  David Arkenstone's Loveren album. Please click the image above for the full view. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking.

October 11, 2015

Editorial Image: Troubled Students On The Seaside

Two troubled student friends on the seaside trying to solve their issues with their university campus. University Of Yalova being a home to many students from all over Turkey and many of the students either trying to find a place within the campus or rent apartments together during their school period. Photo taken at: 2015-09-09.

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ChillWalker

A hot chick taking a walk by the sea to chill out. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking. Please have a visit to my pro portfolio here.

October 10, 2015

Stock Photos: Tree On The Hill

This is from my stock portfolio but this is also a very personal work which has some roots that goes very deep to my interest in Irish music and culture for so many years. Original name of this work is Spancil Hill and all the inspiration of it came from Liz Madden's interpretation of the classic ballad.

Highly detailed illustration of a tree standing on a hill under warm and cloudy sunset sky. Exclusively Available HERE

Stock Photo: Mountain Village Landscape

Establishments and houses near mountains with natural landscape scenery during sunset after the rain with moody colors and hazy horizon.

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Stock Photo: Midsummer Landscape

A natural environment with small village, mountains, hills and diversity of vegetation in the midsummer season with nice and warm weather.

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October 8, 2015

Shadow Land

One of my recent digital artwork with a flash of an intuition (or an inspiration) about how abstract shapes would look as a (un)natural landscape environment. I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. Please visit my pro portfolio for more of my work.

October 7, 2015

Fall Water - 2015-10-05

Woodland nearby a lake in a small but beautiful village named Tesvikiye which is a district of a summer town I'm living named Cinarcik - which is a popular summer vacation place for the people coming from the big city Istanbul (Turkey) -- Since there are many visitors coming these places, the nature is not so wild but still has some beautiful views. I've walked a lot from the center of the village to come to this area. The greatest problem is environmental pollution caused by the people who visiting these areas. There are always beer cans, water bottles, plastic bags everywhere. I had to walk a lot to leave the area invaded by the people behind. But the results was worthy... I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. Please visit my G+ profile for more of my work.

October 6, 2015

Rise Above 2

My recent 3D illustration work inspired by my never ending fascination about the nature and the universe that is with me since I was a little kid. A ringed planet rising above the mountains on the horizon during the sunset. I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. Please have a visit to my profile for more of my work.

Autumn Woodland - 2015-10-05

Woodland nearby a lake in a small but beautiful village named Tesfikiye which is a district of a summer town I'm living named Cinarcik - which is a popular summer vacation place for the people coming from the big city Istanbul (Turkey) -- Since there are many visitors coming these places, the nature is not so wild but still has some beautiful views. I've walked a lot from the center of the village to come to this area. The greatest problem is environmental pollution caused by the people who visiting these areas. There are always beer cans, water bottles, plastic bags everywhere. I had to walk a lot to leave the area invaded by the people behind. But the results was worthy... I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. Please visit my G+ profile for more of my work.

Lights Of Sunset - 2015-10-04

Dark blue after-glowing sky after the sunset in contrast with the streets lit by its lamps. Taken in the shoreline of Cinarcik town - a small summer town which I'm living that is two hours away from the big city Istanbul and has a direct access through the Marmara sea. My humble Nikon D90 and Nikkor 18-55 F/3.5 lens used plus a tripod of course. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking. Please visit my G+ profile for more of my work.

October 5, 2015

Land Of Mountains - 2015-10-03

Natural landscape scenery from the area I'm living. This region is actually 20 minutes away from where I live by bus. I've passed through this place while I'm traveling home and always visualized how amazing it would look after the rain and during sunset. I don't own a car so I went there with bus as usual but rain started suddenly and I had to wait under s shelter in a gas station. Luckily, after the rain - the environment was fine to take photographs. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking... Please visit my G+ profile for more of my work.

October 4, 2015

Stock Illustration: Epic Alien Fortress In Arctic

Cinematic illustration of an epic alien fortress in arctic area of a distant alien planet with its huge moon, clouds and dark blue sky with stars.

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September 30, 2015

September 29, 2015

Editorial Image: Dump Truck On Construction Site

A truck emptying its dump on a construction site for riprap works in order to create more environmental space for public parks, sports arena and hiking trails.

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September 27, 2015

Editorial Photography: Lovers Bridge In The Night

Famous modern landmark named Lovers Bridge of the Yalova City of Turkey in the night. Photo taken at 2015-08-25.

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Why I'm Going To Stop Using Facebook

Recently I had an incident in Facebook and found out some Turkish amateur tourism pages shared my photography with cutting out my signature. I sent a copyright violation form to Facebook also asked the page owners to remove my work. I had a tasteless argument with one of them. The other one was a bit more polite and added my name to one of my photos that they uploaded to their page without my permission. The other two or four still there with my signature cropped out.

I also found out that they grabbed my images from my Tumblr portfolio page. For a while I had an inner voice that says the Tumblr is not safe and I should close it down. But I didn't listen and kept a nice portfolio there. As the result they ripped off, posted to Facebook pages without my permission with my signature cropped out. This is how they appreciate the labor of love in my country. First they ignore you and then they stole your work. So as a result I terminated my Tumblr page immediately. Just like I did before with 500px, Flickr, Redbubble, Deviantart and Pinterest - which I even forgot that it exists in the first place. Currently I only have Instagram... for now.

Another thing is usefulness and reaching out to right people. On Facebook my best post reach 350+ people while there are 1300+ people liked my page. And I don't believe this worth to spend time there anymore.

My main base is my Blog and my Google Plus account which has some wonderful photography groups that I share my work with pleasure. And I'm planning to keep it that way.

Stock Illustration: Triangle Alien Spacecraft Over Farm At Night

Triangle alien spacecraft over a small farm in a full moon night. A stylized and high quality science fiction illustration.

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September 23, 2015

Lights Of Sunset - 2015-09-16

Series of seascape shots I’ve taken in the shores of the small summer town I’m living. It was a windy and cloudy day and I was expecting some interesting skies which turned out nice. All shots taken with my humble Nikon D90 and Nikkor 18-55 F/3.5 lens. Tripod used because light was getting dimmer really fast and I wanted to use F/8 for sharp results and pulled the ISO to 100 also used a polarizer filter for longest exposure. I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. Please visit my G+ profile to see the rest of my work.

September 18, 2015

Stock Photo: Peaceful Bay Night Scenery

Stock Photo: Peaceful Bay Night Scenery | Epic and poetic scenery of a bay in the night with building and dock lights reflecting from the surface of the sea.

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Flying Saucer - Cornucopia 3D Award

Flying Saucer - Selected to the special gallery of Cornucopia3D awarded with Cream Of The Crop 2015.








Flying saucer over a small farm in the full moon light. Custom atmosphere and render settings in order to get an efficient but good looking render. Flying saucer modeled in Cinema 4D. Minor postwork in Photoshop. I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. Please have a visit to my pro portfolio for more of my work.

September 16, 2015

Flying Saucer

Flying saucer over a small farm in the full moon light. Custom atmosphere and render settings in order to get an efficient but good looking render. Flying saucer modeled in Cinema 4D. Minor postwork in Photoshop. I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. Please have a visit to my pro portfolio for more of my work.

September 14, 2015

Korfball Girl Portrait

Beach Korfball Tournament that took place in Didim - Turkiye in year 2013 with the participation of local, national and international teams. I had the honor of being the official photographer of this exciting tournament. Please visit my G+ profile for more of my work.

Fire Smoke And Clouds - 2015-09-09

Smoke with clouds caused by a large scale fire took place in a district of Istanbul. This photo is taken in Cinarcik town which is 108km away from Istanbul city - almost two and a half hours when there’s no traffic of course. I only had my Nikkor 50mm lens with me, I didn’t bring the 55-200mm but I think this was of photographing it emphasized the scale much better than an ordinary zoom photo. I hope you like it and thanks for looking - please have a visit to my G+ profile to see the rest of my work.

September 12, 2015

Nobleness & Modesty

Street photography and spontaneous portraits of the people who living or just visiting Cinarcik town for the summer. These two gorgeous ladies were on local parade in loving memory of the martyrs who lost their lives during the fight against terrorism. They both are in black and they were both noble and modest. I was shooting with my humble Nikon D90 + Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D Lens. I hope you enjoy & thanks for looking. Please visit my G+ profile for more of my work.

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