Who can apply?

All photography lovers. It is not required a professional level.

How can I apply?

 In order to select the most suitable profiles, candidates have to send: CV + Portfolio with 5 photos, that better show your photography style.

To apply, send an email to: letmeitalianyou@gmail.com & info@letmeitalianyou.com

Only 20 places available     

   Currently available: 4



For more info about the prices, please contact us by email. 


DATES: from 22th to 25th April 2021

WHERE: Istanbul, Turkey


  • Accomodation in Istanbul at HOTEL BUYUK HAMIT & SPA http://hotelbuyukhamit.com/ 
  • Breakfast
  • 2 Guided Tours of Istanbul in English 
  • 3 Photography workshops
  • 1 Photography Lecture at Bigi University
  • 1 Photoshooting with local models
  • 2 Team Leaders
  • International Certificate



  • Learn to work in a team.
  • Lecture "The Personal as Political" lead by Yağız Yeşilkaya
  • Workshops "Portrait Photography" lead by Nilüfer Nalbantoğlu
  • Workshops "Architectural Photography" lead by Engin Aydeniz
  • Outdoor Photoshooting  with local models
  • 20 photos published by Let me Italian you
  • Attendance certificate
  • International Visibility
  • International Experience


To see the photos realized by the participant of last editions:


To see the full gallery of the project: 


To read the references of the participants:



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Partners of






Hello, my name is Adriana, and I am from Italy.

I have taken part in quite a number of Discover events organized by Letmeitalianyou (not all, but will sooner or later, I guess)

I have been an amateur photographer for quite some time now, and I LOVE it, as well as I love foreign languages and travelling. 

Can't wait to take part in this coming trip with my Nikon and Fuji cameras!



My name is Ester.

Not long ago I got interested in photography and now I can't live without taking photos. When I see something interesting, I have to shoot it immediately in order to not to lose the moment I have caught. The photography inspires me to find in every detail of such huge world something hidden from the eye of people and show them as soon as possible.

I have participated in Discover Marrakech IV.


Hi everyone,

I am Anna-Carin from Sweden and I live in Stockholm. I work for an art copyright organization. This year, I have decided to take leave of absence from my office to devote myself to my true passions. Photography is one of these.
Writing, traveling and Yoga are the others and they are excellent to combine. This is my second trip with Let me Italian you and I really look forward to meeting you all photography enthusiasts and snap a lots of great photos together.

See you in Istanbul!

First Edition

After the great successes of Krakow, Barcelona, Budapest,Sicily, Marrakech, Lisbon, Copenaghen,Prague and Athens, Let me Italian you is ready to launch the first and exclusive edition of DISCOVER ISTANBUL.  It will be a unique and exclusively edition for this year! 

"Istanbul has it all: over 2500 years of history, culture, and traditions, amazing landmarks, vibrant nightlife, and breathtaking views. This transcontinental metropolis is a fast-paced cultural melting pot you can’t afford to miss."

DISCOVER ISTANBUL is an innovative project whose purpose is to make the participants live a professional experience for those who love photography and video making

The main goal of the project is to valorise and promote the magical and  ancient city of Istanbul, in Turkey, through photos, reportage, videos made by photographers (amateurs or not) from different places of the world. DISCOVER ISTANBUL wants to enrich the professional and academic path of the photographer, moreover it wants to enrich his portfolio.

DISCOVER ISTANBUL is supported by Bilgi University.

The two tours of the cities is organized in collaboration with Better go Turkey, a professional local guide,who knows all the sights of Istanbul and will take you on a guided tour Exactly:

1° Tour: "The Imperial Tour". It includes:  Hagia Sophia (Saint Sophia); Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque - Sultanahmet Blue Mosque; Hippodrome; German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk of ThedosiusSerpentine Column and the Column of ConstantineGrand Bazaar (Covered Market).

2° Tour: "Ottoman Splendours". It includes: Topkapi Palace Holy Mantle; Chaber of sacred relics; Nuruosmaniye Mosque.

Further, we will visit the outstanding location of: Süleymaniye Mosque. It is built on top of the third hill of historical Istanbul and it is one of the biggest mosques of the city

In order to improve participants’ professional and academic skills,   there will be several workshops and photoshooting:

  1. Lecture "The Personal as Political"  lead by the professor Yağız Yeşilkaya at the prestigious Bilgi University
  2. Worshop "Architectural Photography" organized by the photographer Engin Aydeniz
  3. Worshop "Portrait  Photography"  organized by the photographer Nilüfer Nalbantoğlu


Further, there will be an Outdoor Shooting  with local models in the stunning location of the Gülhane Park .


How is DISCOVER ISTANBUL organized and what is its output?

The role of participant is to take photos of Istanbul' beauties during each guided tours. You will work alone or in pair (your fellow could be one your friend). The project lasts 4 days. 

Here is the agenda:

Thursday 22 April

09:15 – 09:30 Opening & Welcoming from Let me Italian You

09:30 – 12:00  First Tour of Istanbul with Better Go Turkey (see above the details)

15:30 – 17:30  Workshop “Portrait Photography” lead by Nilüfer Nalbantoğlu

Friday 23 April

10:00 – 12:30  Second Tour of Istanbul with Better Go Turkey (see above the details)

16:00 - 18:00  Lecture "The Personal as Political " at Bilgi University

Saturday 24 April

10:30 – 12:30 Outdoor Photoshoot with models at the stunning Gülhane Park

16:30 - 18:00  Workshop "Architectural Photography" lead by Engin Aydeniz

Sunday 25 April

10:00 – 12:00 Visit of Süleymaniye Mosque

12:00 – 12:30 Issue of Attendance certificates and Good bye


At the end of the project, each participant shall receive an Attendance certificates signed by the Let me Italian you team and all its partners.

Plus, in order to bring more visibility to the work done during the project, each participant will submit 20 photos with their credits to Let me Italian you and the photos will be published by our official Flickr & Instagram (@letmeitalianyou) accounts.



Hello from Russia!

My name is Marina, I love film photography. I'm a hobby photographer. I like history of film developing, and I always try to shoot something. My first camera was Zenit EM. Since then it's been a few years and cameras won't fit on the shelf (but it's a very small shelf). The film is intriguing, because the result is not always predictable. Always wonder what happens in the end. Glad to have been invited to participate in the event. I think this is a great opportunity to improve your skills in the company of interesting people. 


I've participated in Discover Barcelona 5.and Discover Budapest 6



My name is Giulia, I'm 23 and I live in Turin, Italy.

Photography is one of my greatest passions, that's the reason why I became a Cinema and Communication Engineer.

I like to challenge myself and experiment, trying to capture special moments from all around the world with my camera.

I have participated in Discover Marrakech IV.

more are coming soon...


Hi everyone,
I’m Valentina and I live in a small village near Garda lake, in Italy. I’m in love with photography since I was 13 and 5 years ago, during a trip, I decided it would become my job.

I have many other artistic passions: my friends call me “creative explosion”.

Can’t wait to meet you and start this new experience together.

See you soon!!!


I'm Massimo from Genoa ( Italy ), for me joining a Discovery with LetMeItalianYou is one of the best ways to visit cities, meet amazing people, learn fromother photographers and above everything else ...have fun! 

I participated in Discover Krakow IV last July.

Looking forward to traveling again!





my name is Silvia. I'm 19 from Rome and I study Cinema and New Media at University.

I love photography, writing and traveling, and I hope this will be my future.

I've participated in Discover Lisbon 3 and Discover Sicily 5.


Hi, my name is Roberta!

That's my fourth times with Let me Italian you: I've partecipated in Discover Marrakech 4, Discover Lisbon 4, and Discover Krakow 14 and now I'm looking forward for Discover Istanbul.





I'm Simona, an Italian girl living in Belgium. I am a PhD student in Neuroscience and together with Photography these are my greatest passions. I started shooting around with an Olympus pen and fell in love with the mirrorless world ever since, and now I have a Sony Alpha (which is my little girl). I cannot live without traveling because for me it is the best way to develop and grow. I love discovering new places and immortalizing the way I see them with my camera. I especially like landscape / nature and street photography. I’m looking forward to this new experience in Istanbul.


Hi,my name is Aneta from Poland.

When I was 13 years old I received my first camera and it was the  beginning of one of my greatest passions. I love books, travels and photography. I try to practice different one but my favourite is portrait. I like to catch emotions which describe ourselves. Many of us often think that you have to be typical beauty to have nice picture. I like to show it’s not true. I know I still need to learn a lot but it gives me a lot of fun.

It’s the first time when I participate in this project and I can’t wait for this new experience.



I'm Isabella from Sondrio, Italy. I'm 26, I live in Turin and I attend a storytelling school. I like music, traveling and of course photography. I'm a sunny person and I love being with people. 

I'd like to be a writer, we will see: meanwhile I enjoy the route.


Hi, my name is Valeria and I'm from Turin. I've always been in love with travel and the discover of the new places I've never been and maybe just seen on a photo. Due to different difficulties I've never been able to do this and now that I can I'm gonna catch the opportunity. I don't know where this passion came from, but I've found myself one day with this huge love in my heart, even if there's a difficult relationship between me and photography. Most of all I like to take portrait photos. I like how this can take out the true itself of a person, and I love my subjects to be real and sincere with myself and my camera. I participated in Discover Barcelona V.




Hello!My name is Olya and I am from Ukraine.
I`m a wanderer and still figuring out what I want to do in this life. My studies at the university were focused on Art journalism. Currently I`m working as a teacher of language and literature. Eventually, I realized that my biggest passion is art and especially photography. I love taking photos of people and catching their sincere emotions. I love noticing interesting details around us that life creates. I`m also in love with beautiful countries, their unique nature and culture. And I truly enjoy sharing the beauty of the world with other people through my photos.
I`m looking forward to this adventure in Istanbul!

Hi, everyone!

I’m Olga and I’m from Moscow. I love traveling and I always take my camera with me when traveling. I’m keen on nature, architecture and cityscapes.

I can't help wondering the variety and beauty of the world, human fantasy and creativity.

I participated in Discover Marrakech 3 and Discover Sicily 5.


I am a photographer and a musician from Estonia.

I have been working as a professional portrait and children photographer at the successful photo company Pildikompanii. Nowadays I work as a guitar player at the Helin-Mari Arder band and as a freelance photographer taking pictures of musicians and public events. Shooting wildlife and street scenes is my hobby. One of my favourite photo genres is the portraiture. I like bringing out the best and the most characteristic of every person I photograph.

I've participated in Discover Krakow 10, Discover Marrakech 3 and Discover Barcelona 10.



I'm Flavio from Italy but living in Budapest, where I'm a 3rd year PhD student in chemistry.

In my free time I like do sports, volunteering, travelling and, of course, take pictures!

I'm very happy to have the opportunity to participate at this event, can't wait to meet you all!

I participated in Discover Krakow 14.



my name is Ginevra I’m 20 years old and I’m from Rome.

I’m studying law, but my real passion is photography, especially  nature landscapes. This is the reason why I think that a trip to Istanbul could be the perfect way to improve my technique and to visite  in the mean time a beautiful place like this.


Hello guys,

my name is Matteo, I live in Como. Lake of Como is nice, but I love travel so in this years I begin to travel and discover new lands.

This wonderfull places helped me to fall in love about street photography.

My photographic passion has grown by inputting photographs also models Along with photography, I love know new people of different cultures. "NEVER FORGET YOUR DREAMS".

I partecipated in Discover Budapest 4, Discover Marrakech 3 and Discover Barcelona X.


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