Photo Club of Istanbul

The Photo Club of Istanbul is a group of international and Turkish members whose skill levels vary from the very basic to semi-professional, but who all share the desire to capture the world in a photograph and to explore Istanbul while doing so. It is free to join. The club hosts a variety of activities for its members between October and June. Every month we host education workshops led by professionals and/or occasional workshops that have a specific theme led either by one of the group with expertise in that field or by someone outside the club.  Some of our topics in the past have been file management, post-processing, using Flickr, black & white photography, and portraits.  We also feature a "Meet the Photographer"™ series with talks and sessions from various local and foreign professional photographers.

The club also features a monthly photo trek somewhere in Istanbul. Some of our previous trek destinations have been Balat, the glass factory, Santral Istanbul, the Yahya Efendi cemetery, Miniaturk, Rumeli Kavağı, Emirgan Park, Kuzguncuk, and even a two-day trek to Iznik. The photo club also has held several photo exhibitions over the years at both Java Studio in Sultanahmet and the Arnavutköy Art Gallery.

The club typically hosts events on a rotating schedule depending on the commitments and interest levels of its current members. Historically, they have been on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays as those seem to work out for everybody but now includes Mondays!

The group's activities are centered at our Flickr group page ( where information about current events is listed and sign up is done. We also share our trek and exhibition photos here for comments from the group. 

We have a Facebook page (; this is where we share all current event information, tips & tricks, and general photography topics and chit chat.

For more information, contact Katherine at

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