PhotoSecrets Ankara

A Photographer’s Guide

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Ankara
A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson

Photos

Ankara

40 views to photograph
View of Ankara Castle from Haci Bayram MosqueBernard Gagnon/Wikipedia
Middle East Technical UniversityVeritas-Tr/Wikipedia
Roman Baths of AnkaraNosferatü/Wikipedia
Ankara citadel wallsPeace01234/Wikipedia
Ethnography Museum of AnkaraBernard Gagnon/Wikipedia
Halkbank TowerVikiçizer/Wikipedia
Roman Road of AnkaraVeritas-Tr/Wikipedia
TCDD Open Air Steam Locomotive MuseumEx13/Wikipedia
Victory MonumentJojan/Wikipedia
Aslanhane MosqueNedim Ardoğa/Wikipedia
Çengelhan Rahmi M. Koç MuseumQuintucket/Wikipedia
Gençlik ParkıAli Tinaz/Wikipedia
Yunus Emre InstituteMcdrwal/Wikipedia
Bilkent Concert HallDostoyevski1881/Wikipedia
Column of JulianStephan Garcia/Wikipedia
Exterior, Ankara railway stationFah112778/Wikipedia
Hands sculptureNosferatü/Wikipedia
Maltepe MosqueNoumenon/Wikipedia
Radisson Blu HotelCetorhinus/Wikipedia
State Art and Sculpture MuseumHusshho/Wikipedia
15 Temmuz Kızılay Milli İrade MeydanıNedim Ardoğa/Wikipedia
Ankara High Speed Train StationEx13/Wikipedia
Ankara Opera HouseŞevki Balmumcu/Wikipedia
Interior, Ankara railway stationEx13/Wikipedia
METU Science and Technology MuseumVeritas-Tr/Wikipedia
Museum of Anatolian CivilizationsBjørn Christian Tørrissen/Wikipedia

Contents

Maps

Map of Ankara

About PhotoSecrets

 
 
 

Foreword

A great travel photo­graph requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to essentially re-invent the wheel.

In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

About Bob Krist

Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Welcome

Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic views, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Flick through, enjoy the photos, and see which places inspire you. Get comp­osition ideas, lighting tips, and a brief history. It’ll be like traveling with a location scout and a pro-photo­grapher by your side.

The idea for PhotoSecrets came during a trip to Thailand, when I tried to find the exotic beach used in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. None of the guidebooks I had showed a picture, so I thought a guidebook of postcard photos would be useful for us photographers. If you have any ides for improvements, please send me an email at ahudson@photosecrets.com.

Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

About Andrew Hudson

Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

Andrew has published 15 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.

Introduction

At a Glance

Name:Ankara
GPS:39.933, 32.867
Fame:Capital of Turkey
Size:Turkey’s second largest city, after Istanbul
Nickname:Heart of Turkey
Country:Turkey
Region:Central Anatolia
Province:Ankara
Population:City 4,587,558 (2014)
Metro 5,150,072 (2014)
Time zone:EET (UTC+2)

Ankara formerly known as Ancyra (Ἄγκυρα) and Angora, is the capital of the Republic of Turkey. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban center and 5,150,072 in its province, it is Turkey’s second largest city after former imperial capital Istanbul, having overtaken İzmir. The former Metropolitan archbishopric remains a triple titular see (Latin, Armenian Catholic and Orthodox).

Ankara was Atatürk’s headquarters from 1920 and has been the capital of the Republic since the latter’s founding in 1923, replacing Istanbul (once the Byzantine capital Constantinople) following the fall of the Ottoman Empire. The government is a prominent employer, but Ankara is also an important commercial and industrial city, located at the center of Turkey’s road and railway networks. The city gave its name to the Angora wool shorn from Angora rabbits, the long-haired Angora goat (the source of mohair), and the Angora cat. The area is also known for its pears, honey and muscat grapes. Although situated in one of the driest places of Turkey and surrounded mostly by steppe vegetation except for the forested areas on the southern periphery, Ankara can be considered a green city in terms of green areas per inhabitant, at 72 square metres (775 square feet) per head.

Ankara is a very old city with various Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman archaeological sites. The historical center of town is a rocky hill rising 150 m (500 ft) over the left bank of the Ankara Çayı, a tributary of the Sakarya River, the classical Sangarius. The hill remains crowned by the ruins of the old citadel. Although few of its outworks have survived, there are well-preserved examples of Roman and Ottoman architecture throughout the city, the most remarkable being the 20 BC Temple of Augustus and Rome that boasts the Monumentum Ancyranum, the inscription recording the Res Gestae Divi Augusti.

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More Info

More information will be available from:

  • App (coming sometime)
  • ebook (coming sometime)
  • Printed book (coming sometime)