The Best Shots in the Best Spots

Cape Town is a beautiful place and capturing your trip culturally and geographically will leave you with memories to last a life time. Learning how to capture the landscape, public spaces, traditions, signage, scenery and people will enhance your photo albums and allow you to share your memories with your friends. It is as important to capture family photos for your records as many visitors come to the Cape for family reunions and weddings.

Cape Town (Photo: Peter Haarhof)

Cape Town (Photo: Peter Haarhof)

Cape Point Route works with professional Cape Town photographers, who offer various photography based services from day tours to workshops specialised photography and wedding photographers. Photographs can be your best souvenirs.

Kalk Bay (Photo:Peter Haarhof)

Kalk Bay (Photo:Peter Haarhof)

Photographic Day Tours:
These day tours are fabulous options for including your sightseeing with learning to take photographs. You do a day tour with a guide and professional photographer who will teach you how to take the best shots in the best spots with YOUR camera! So many of us get new camera equipment before we take off on our holidays and we just don’t read the manual. As you set out on your explorations you realise that you don’t know how to maximise the effectiveness of your equipment and your holiday photos are not the stuff of your dreams.

Cape Point (Photo: Peter Haarhof)

Cape Point (Photo: Peter Haarhof)

Experience Cape Point, Boulders Beach and Chapman’s Peak Drive with your personal photocoach or do the peninsula differently and discover the lighthouses and shipwrecks that gave the Cape its alternative name “The Cape of Storms”.

Shipwreck (Peter Haarhof)

Shipwreck (Peter Haarhof)

Most travellers will opt to do the wine route to sample the finest of Cape Wines. On this tour you will learn the elements of landscape photography as well as the elements of good wine !

Some day tours include:

  • Cape Point Nature Photo Tour

     Cape Point Nature Photo Tour (Peter Haarhof)

    Cape Point Nature Photo Tour (Peter Haarhof)

  • Cape Point Shipwreck and Lighthouse Tour

    Shipwreck & Lighthouse Photo Tour (Peter Haarhof)

    Shipwreck & Lighthouse Photo Tour (Peter Haarhof)

  • Winelands Photo Tour. Read More…

    Winelands Photo Tour (Peter Haarhof)

    Winelands Photo Tour (Peter Haarhof)

Specialised Photography:

The Cape Point is a wonderful birding destination, with coastal and wetland birds that are glorious to see but very hard to capture. We have a specialist bird guide and photographer who has a custom built vehicle to assist you in capturing your bird sightings on camera.

Cape Point Birding Tour (Photo: John Tinckler)

Cape Point Birding Tour (Photo: John Tinckler)

The townships of South Africa are rich in culture and people that is unfamiliar to most visitors to our shores. We recommend a visit to the townships to experience the diversity of the South African population but we suggest a guide to meet the people and experience the homes and the healers as you discover the traditional lifestyle of the townships and their vibrant people. Add a professional photographer and you will have willing “models”

Township Portrait (Photo: Peter Haarhof)

Township Portrait (Photo: Peter Haarhof)

Trips include:

Township - Taking Photos (Photo Peter Haarhof)

Township - Taking Photos (Photo Peter Haarhof)

Professional Wedding and Portrait Photographers:

Weddings make great holidays and not only are they special celebrations but weddings are usually combined with a reunion of family and friends and a holiday thrown into the mix!

Photo: Pure Photography

Photo: Pure Photography

On your special day you don’t want to rely on Uncle Bob to capture your memories, so why not employ a professional who will capture the elegance of the love and the light! Our photographers are local and know the best spots for your wedding shots! (they photograph lots of other things too!)

Sports and Event Photography:

There is absolutely no doubt that if you want someone to capture the action of a sporting event or anything to do with fast movement or in an out of the way place – then Jacques Marais Media is your man! Big thanks to Jacques who also does the cover of the Cape Point Route brochure every year and makes us cover girls!! Pick extreme sport, pick adventure, pick travel, pick nature… and ask Jacques!

Photographic Workshops & Courses:

If you have a little more time on your holiday or if you are a Cape Town resident on holiday, consider doing a photographic workshop or course to improve your skills. Courses are usually over an extended period, but workshops are mostly a few hours or a day with a specific theme. Some of more popular workshops include:

  • Don’t be afraid of the Dark (learn to take stunning photos at night)

    Simon's Town (don't be afraid of the dark) Peter Haarhof

    Simon's Town (don't be afraid of the dark) Peter Haarhof

  • The Motion of the Ocean (using slow shutter speeds to capture the blur of moving water)

    Motion of the Ocean (Photo: Peter Haarhof)

    Motion of the Ocean (Photo: Peter Haarhof)

  • “M” is for manual (learn how to use your camera on the manual function)

    M is for Manual

    M is for Manual

Bookings:

Contact Cape Point Route for photographic day tours, wedding photographers, sports and event photographers. Tel:021 782 9356

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