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Southern Trip, Summer 2020, Episode 2 "Visiting Collectors”

August 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

During my southern summer trip, I visited a collector's yacht and a collector's home where my fine art photo prints are featured.


Southern Trip, Summer 2020, Episode 1 "Rock ’n Waves"

August 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

This is the beginning of a new fine art photography series where I shoot water and rocks shaped by nature during my summer trip. The resulting image is titled “Rock ’n Waves”.


Revisiting "Untamed" Series in the Air

June 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

In this video I am talking about my "Untamed" fine art aerial photo series which was the subject of my latest exhibition, while flying.


Exploring Extreme Macro Photography

May 26, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I talk about macro photography and shoot macro photographs, but getting much closer than usual.

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Bosphorus Time-Lapse in Quarantine

May 04, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I made a time-lapse video of the relatively empty Bosphorus shot over a 24 hour time period during quarantine. The historical tall ship Kruzenshtern passage was an extra bonus.

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Fun Times and Happy Days

April 25, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I had a fun trip with friends to Oludeniz, Kaş and Lake Salda in October 2019. It was a week full of action. I even had a chance to make an addition to my "Untamed" fine art photography series. I wish this video to be a reminder of the happy days waiting for us.

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Documenting the Isolation #3

April 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Third installment of documenting the isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic in Istanbul.

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Documenting the Isolation #2

April 02, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I was outside once more briefly in Istanbul to document the isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Documenting the Isolation

March 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

We are experiencing an unprecedented time in history. It seems like social isolation and self-quarantine are the only true solutions for ending the coronavirus pandemic. I went outside briefly in Istanbul to document the isolation.

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Tough Test #2 for Vlogging Gear

March 14, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I put the Sony DSC-RX100 VII, Zhiyun Crane-M2 and Tascam DR-10L to a second tough test by taking them up in the air with my paramotor again under different conditions!

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Tough Test for Vlogging Gear

March 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I put the Sony DSC-RX100 VII, Zhiyun Crane-M2 and Tascam DR-10L to a tough test by taking them up in the air with my paramotor!

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Golden Ratio

February 28, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I want to share with you an important photo composition rule.

Taking a photograph with an arrangement less severe than symmetry calls for asymmetry. Asymmetry appears lively, harmonious and casual. A form of balanced asymmetry used in photographic composition is the principle of the golden section. The important picture element, the center of interest, is placed at the golden section.

The golden ratio is 1/1.618. A set of nesting golden rectangles based on the golden ratio creates a logarithmic golden spiral.

At least since the Renaissance, many artists and architects have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing and harmonious.

The golden ratio is often called the golden section or golden mean. Other names include extreme and mean ratio, medial section, divine proportion, divine section, golden proportion, golden cut, golden number and mean of Phidias.

The golden ratio is seen in nature, in the arrangement of branches along the stems of plants and of veins in leaves, the skeletons of animals and the branchings of their veins and nerves, and the proportions of chemical compounds and the geometry of crystals.


Let's look at two examples where the concept is applied:

"Children on Galata Bridge" - Important elements are placed at the intersection points and lines forming the golden ratio.

"Trams in Beyoglu" - The trams, which are the main subjects, are located in the golden section.

 


"Third Eye" series stereo 3D photographs are on the website!

February 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I have added the photographs from the "Third Eye" series in the galleries since glossy metal prints are now available at the series' required sizes.

I am always in a state of exploring. It could be pyhsical exploration such as traveling and flying or it could be exploring new ideas and techniques like I have done with this series. The series consist of side by side images that look similar but are actually different. When one looks at them with the help of a stereo viewer, the brain combines the two images and a new 3D image with new colors appears.

I have created the images to hold on their own but if you want to see the combined 3D image you can easily get a stereo viewer like the one here.

Third-Eye series have custom print dimensions. Please inquire for ordering information.
 

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“Shades of Salda” is now part of the “Untamed” series.

October 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

“Shades of Salda” is now part of the “Untamed” series. Limited edition fine art metal prints available at www.alikabasartist.com/untamed. This photograph is my take on Lake Salda. The unique crater lake in southwestern Turkey has been the center of controversy lately regarding its protection status. I hope the area stays in its natural state without being further trampled by people.


I shot Lake Salda for the "Untamed" series...

October 23, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Lake Salda is a mid-size crater lake in southwestern Turkey. It’s unique due to the hydromagnesite mineral found in its coastal waters. It has been in the news frequently regarding its protection status. I have decided to include it in my “Untamed” series. I visited the lake with my sculptor friend Kemal Tufan and shot it from the air by flying in my paramotor. The high altitude made our taking off and flying difficult. The photograph is coming soon...