Mine Kasapoglu Photography, Sports Photographer
Mine is a travelling sports and portrait photographer based in Istanbul and Vienna. She has covered 5 Winter, 4 Summer and 5 Youth Olympic Games. She specializes in photographing Swimming, Alpine Ski and Snowboard World Cup races and is a Red Bull photographer.
She has collaborated with Vogue Turkey for over six years taking portraits of artists and athletes. Her photos have been exhibited around Europe, including in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. She has two books published by the Olympic Museum. She is a brand ambassador for Sony’s pro sports camera, Alpha 9.
Mine was on the Turkish National Ski team in 1993-1994 and the Turkish National Snowboard team from 2006-2010. Having been an athlete herself, she is fascinated by the action and the emotions that take over while competing and training.
Do you have a good tip to share with us?
Try to be fully in the moment while shooting. To do this, prepare your equipment and your mind very well before the shoot. Be ready for everything but when the time comes for the shoot, let things go in a creative flow. Trust your instincts.
I had been following a top swimming team, Energy Standard prepare for the Olympic Games for over two years. One day as I ran around shooting the team with my heavy equipment, the strength coach Marco Cosso, took notice of all the different positions I would get myself into while trying to capture the swimmers in action.
This inspired Marco to come up with specific workouts for action sports photographers. How amazing to have one of the top strength & conditioning coaches in the world, come up with ways we can move better, so we can photograph better.
We should even include some BR straps to the workouts next time! I have some of these workouts saved on my instagram highlights, under ”photo workouts”.
What’s in your bag?
- ThinkTank Airport Roller Derby (the bag)
- 2/3 SONY A9/A9 ii bodies
- SONY 12-24mm 2.8 GM
- SONY 55mm 1.8 Zeiss
- SONY 24-70mm 2.8 GM
- SONY 85mm 1.4 GM
- SONY 135mm 1.8 GM
- SONY 70-200mm 2.8 GM
- SONY 400mm 2.8 GM
- And BLACKRAPID Double Strap
Follow Mine Kasapoglu
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/minekasapoglu/
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MineKasapogluPhotography/
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/minekasapoglu