About Me

Onur Cepheli

My passion to photography started in 2001 with a second hand Zenit and producing black&white photographs in the darkroom. The process often ended with frustration but when it did not, the result was magical… As years passed, my curiosity towards photography has grown, and after a certain amount of time I have been upgraded to diapositive.

I bought my first DSLR camera in 2005. As I have always been passionate about computers and IT; combining photography with the digital world made me love both even more. The abilities of Photoshop and the potential of digital photography amazed me. The effects that I had been spending hours in the darkroom for were only a few clicks away. I was still spending hours to achieve the perfect result, but now in front of the computer instead of the darkroom which was magnificent!

After a decade, I am still learning every day and it seems to me a nice long journey ahead…

Nowadays, my wife and I spend most of our free time travelling; and I am making advantage of these travels by taking photos and processing them afterwards. I am being a burden to her as I make her wait in cold cold sunrises, but thankfully she is very understanding. 🙂

I specialize in travel, landscapes and wedding photography.

I mostly use Nikon D800 and have a backup Nikon D5300. For my landscapes I use mainly the Nikon 16-35 F4. For an all rounder, I’d like to have my 50mm F1.4 prime lens. When I shoot portraits and weddings, I use Nikon 70-200 F4 as well. The only non-Nikon lens I have is the Tamron 90mm F2.8, which I use it for macro and close-ups.

I like vibrant colours, dramatic skies and a little bit of extra-ordinariness in photography. I believe a reasonable amount of exaggeration helps to give the emotional impact better.

Onur Cepheli

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Jawaharlal Nehru