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I would love to show you my home city of Cape Town, while sharing my knowledge as a photographer

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A quick intro

My photography tours in a nutshell

Firstly, everyone is welcome! My tours are designed to show anyone how to take better pictures with a phone camera or DSLR, and caters for all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. And of course, anyone wanting to just come experience Cape Town in the day of a life, of local photographer. So join me on an adventure through Cape Town, while learning some great tips on how to take better photos, to use for all your future travels.

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Man behind the lens

A little bit about me to break the ice

As I mentioned above, my name is Ryan, and I am a certified local Cape Town tour guide and a professional photographer, that has been shooting in Cape Town and abroad for close on a decade. I have professionally photographed many genres of photography, including fashion, portrait, food, product and architecture, teaching me more about my photography as a whole, than I could ever imagined. As in life, diversity is the key to knowledge

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Learn Photography in ONE DAY!

A better way to learn

So this is great for me, but what does this mean for you? As I explained above, I have done the hard work and spent tons of money and years of research to get to this point. What I am offering you, is to be able to learn what I know, for a fraction of the time and costs. Better yet, you get to come on an amazing tour of Cape Town! I will take you to some of my favorite places, as well a my secret shooting locations, that no other Cape Town tour will ever take you to.

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Why I do it

The reason why I live for this every day

I never want to miss a moment capturing our majestic earth, from sunrise to sunset, nothing gets my heart beating faster than the thrill of the next best shot. Photography has pushed me to limits of endurance, I never thought possible, while seeing the most amazing sights from across the globe. My camera never leaves my side. This is my passion, this is what life is about and I want to share this with you.

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Tour Testimonials

Don't take my word for it, see what others have to say about their photo tour experiences

Yanna Floros
Yanna Floros
05:34 22 Dec 16
Super cool time on this Cape Town Tour. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about Cape Town. He was incredibly helpful and went so far as to make recommendations for other activities on days he was not available to tour with us. He really helped make our trip to Cape Town one of the most memorable vacations we have ever had.read more
Luca Scheer
Luca Scheer
05:02 22 Dec 16
We had a wonderful time with Ryan's Cape Town Photography Tours. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about Cape Town. He was incredibly helpful and went so far as to make recommendations for other activities on days he was not available to tour with us. He really helped make our trip to Cape Town one of the most memorable vacations, we have ever had.read more
Dream Catcher Development
Dream Catcher Development
05:33 13 Dec 16
Some much fun! Cape Town is a beautiful place and has endless things to see, but we were looking for something different. So we decided to rather go with a Cape town local guide to take us to some places, other standard tours don't go to. Ryan was great, a very good photographer, he taught me some super cool photography tips that i never knew. MY girlfriend also learned a thing or two on how to take better photos using her camera phone. All round great experienceread more
Roberto Louback
Roberto Louback
18:03 21 Nov 16
Ryan is an excellent professional and gave me great tips on how to operate my camera that really improved the way I photograph. The places he took me to practice were breathtaking and I would hardly find them by myself. The experience was great and one of the highlights of my trip. Recommend!read more
Amy Bonds
Amy Bonds
15:00 21 Nov 16
My husband and I have been hobbyist photographers for a while and wanted to learn more on how to properly use our dslr camera. Ryan's photography tour did just that. We were able to not only experience some of his secret spot in Cape Town, but now have a much better understanding of how to use our cameras to their full potentialread more
Joe McKensie
Joe McKensie
06:20 10 Nov 14
I am a veteran traveler, this being the first time to Cape Town and must say, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. My time here would not have been complete if it weren't for the Cape Town Photography tour team, who not only showed me all the great hidden spots that only locals will know, but also showed me how to better use my camera in order to get the best pictures to take home and show loved ones. Thank you guys, I will certainly be back soon!read more
Yanna Floros
Yanna Floros
05:34 22 Dec 16
Super cool time on this Cape Town Tour. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about Cape Town. He was incredibly helpful and went so far as to make recommendations for other activities on days he was not available to tour with us. He really helped make our trip to Cape Town one of the most memorable vacations we have ever had.read more
Luca Scheer
Luca Scheer
05:02 22 Dec 16
We had a wonderful time with Ryan's Cape Town Photography Tours. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about Cape Town. He was incredibly helpful and went so far as to make recommendations for other activities on days he was not available to tour with us. He really helped make our trip to Cape Town one of the most memorable vacations, we have ever had.read more
Dream Catcher Development
Dream Catcher Development
05:33 13 Dec 16
Some much fun! Cape Town is a beautiful place and has endless things to see, but we were looking for something different. So we decided to rather go with a Cape town local guide to take us to some places, other standard tours don't go to. Ryan was great, a very good photographer, he taught me some super cool photography tips that i never knew. MY girlfriend also learned a thing or two on how to take better photos using her camera phone. All round great experienceread more
Roberto Louback
Roberto Louback
18:03 21 Nov 16
Ryan is an excellent professional and gave me great tips on how to operate my camera that really improved the way I photograph. The places he took me to practice were breathtaking and I would hardly find them by myself. The experience was great and one of the highlights of my trip. Recommend!read more
Amy Bonds
Amy Bonds
15:00 21 Nov 16
My husband and I have been hobbyist photographers for a while and wanted to learn more on how to properly use our dslr camera. Ryan's photography tour did just that. We were able to not only experience some of his secret spot in Cape Town, but now have a much better understanding of how to use our cameras to their full potentialread more
Joe McKensie
Joe McKensie
06:20 10 Nov 14
I am a veteran traveler, this being the first time to Cape Town and must say, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. My time here would not have been complete if it weren't for the Cape Town Photography tour team, who not only showed me all the great hidden spots that only locals will know, but also showed me how to better use my camera in order to get the best pictures to take home and show loved ones. Thank you guys, I will certainly be back soon!read more

More reasons to join my photo tours

If you're here to see the sights, meet new people or learn more about photography, this is for you

Best Social Outdoor Photography Tours

Join others from around the world, as you experience the best kept secret sights in Cape Town, while learning more about photography. All my Cape Town photography tours are focused on a small handful of people at a time, allowing me to give each person individual attention, as well as for you to share your experience and new found knowledge with others on the tour

Capture Gorgeous Cape Town Landscapes

From towering mountain tops to the white sea sand between your toes, my Cape Town photography tours are designed to not only help you take better photos, but to experience Cape Town’s iconic locations like never before! I want you to go home with stacks of photos, as we travel to photograph and enjoy bird sanctuaries, winelands, botanical gardens and much more

10 years Photography of Experience & Knowledge

I have been a professional photographer and tour guide in Cape Town for close on a decade. My love for the outdoors gets me up early every day, camera by my side, to venture and explore uncharted territory or just enjoy a relaxed Cape Town sunset. I want to share my photography knowledge with you, while showing you my favourite, secret Cape Town viewpoints

Paid for Transportation, Lunches & Beverages

Traveling and photographing is hard work! We need food to keep us focused and full of energy. My Cape Town photography tours include a variety of lunches, such as healthy wraps, smoothies, pizza, burgers, cheese platters, ice cream and much more. All while enjoying spectacular outdoor views and sounds. Snacks and beers are also be served as we photograph the stunning sunsets

Regular Photographic Tour Booking Schedule

My Cape Town photography tours are designed to fit anyone’s schedule, no matter how quick or long your stay in Cape Town is. I cater for half day morning and sunset tours, to full day tour experiences as well as longer, 3 day adventures. Photography tours run daily and can be booked instantly through the booking form. Tours are designed for all photography skill levels, from phone cameras to DSLR’s.

Various local Transport & Cultural Experiences

While there will be plenty of sights on my Cape Town photography tours, I also want you to experience what life is like as a Cape Town local. Come adventure mountains and oceans on our pristine bus system, as we enjoy many local foods and world class wines. Come cycle along a sea point promenade before stopping for ice cream as we watch the waves crash over the rocks. An all in one journey not to be forgotten.

Half Day Cape Town Photography Tours

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Cape Town City Day Tour

Half Day Photo Tour

Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun (9am-1pm)

$89 per person. Group discounts apply

A morning Cape Town photography tour adventure, jam packed with garden parks, mountain passes, pristine white beaches, granite rock view points, health wraps on the beach & bus hopping

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Cape Town City Sunset Tour

Half Day Photo Tour

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Fri (4pm-8pm)

$89 per person. Group discounts apply

The city sunset, half day Cape Town Photography tour explores more beaches, promenades, a light house, garden parks and a mountain rock viewpoint for sunset

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Cape Town Beach Day Tour

Half Day Photo Tour

Tue, Thur & Sat (9am-1pm)

$109 per person. Group discounts apply

A morning Cape Town photography tour, traveling outside of the city, along an untouched coast, filled with endless white beaches, postcard pictures of Table Mountain, lunch on a beach deck restaurant and a bird sanctuary

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Cape Town Beach Sunset Tour

Half Day Photo Tour

Sat & Sun (4pm-8pm)

$109 per person. Group discounts apply

A sunset Cape Town photography tour, along the west coastal towns and promenades, filled with beach goers, food stalls and kite surfers. Ending the day with a sunset on the beach and Table Mountain

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Things you'll learn on Cape Town Photography Tours

Cape Town Photography Tours

Understand your camera

Everyone with a camera is welcome on my Cape Town Photography Tours! Bring your phone camera, GoPro or your brand new DSLR. Each one has great potential, waiting to be unlocked. I will show you general photography tips and tricks to take better photos as well as showing those with DSLR’s, that all those buttons on your camera, don’t have to be confusing. I will slowly introduce you what the most commonly used buttons do, when and how to use them.

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Learn to take better photos

While the camera basics and functionality are important in taking great photographs, it only covers the technical side of photography rather than the ‘ideas’ or ‘creative side’. Composition is this other side. My Cape Town Photography Tours will teach you the visual perception and what to look out for in order to get the best photographs of Cape Town during your stay here

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Cape Town Photography Tours

Focus, Movement & Sharpness

You can get all camera settings correct and have a very creative composition, but if your subject or entire image is out of focus or blurry, there is not much you can do even, in editing programs like Photoshop. While large, non-moving subjects like a mountain landscape or tree are easy to get in focus, there are techniques that I will teach during my Cape Town Photography Tours, to get the best results when shooting and moving subject such as cars, people, animals and birds

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Background Blur

Aperture is part of the exposure fundamentals class that I will teach in the beginning. There is however more to aperture and how it affects what’s in focus and what’s blurry, known as depth of field (DOF). During my Cape Town Photography Tours, I will show you how different lens and distances between your subject matter, influences the depth of field, allowing you to be creatively in charge of your photographs

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Cape Town Photography Tours

Creative Motion Blur

Also part of the exposure fundamentals is shutter speed. As with aperture, there is more too shutter speed than just being used for exposure, as it influences how much motion blur your image contains. During your time with me on my Cape Town Photography Tours,  you will learn how to be in control of the motion blur, as well as using filters to use it to your creative advantage

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Low Light & Sunset

Everyone loves gorgeous sunset and my Cape Town photography tours have no lack of them, but shooting a sunset as your eyes see it is whole different story. I will talk you through some great techniques in getting better photos with your camera phone and DSLR cameras. I recommend a tripod for the sunset adventures, but will also show you how you can make your own when one isn’t available

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Sights on Cape Town Photography Tours

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City & Garden Parks

Come explore beautiful, tranquil parks and gardens with me on my Cape Town Photography Tours for a nice tranquil and scenic photo walk. Under the shade of gorgeous oak trees, you will learn all about some of the buttons on your DSLR camera, or I will show you some secret app I know to enhance your camera phone photography. My Cape Towns also venture to another coastal garden park and a natural  bird sanctuary. 

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Mountain Viewpoints

Cape Town is known for its unique Table Mountain, as well as many other hidden ones. While on my Cape Town Photography Tours I will show you many great secret viewpoints and mountain peaks, with no hiking is required. Here I will show you how to get the best results from your landscape photographs, including sharpness, distance haze and composition. These viewpoint are also great for you to simply sit back and take in the stunning view of Cape Town city and its beaches below

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Bird Sanctuaries

One of my favourite places to relax and watch nature at work are the bird sanctuaries. While on my Cape Town Photography Tours, we will photograph these incredible animals in their natural habitat using your zoom lenses. I will explain how to get tack sharp images of birds in flight, which is one of the most challenging photography techniques to master. This is also a great place for wide angle landscape photography, so a zoom lens isn’t required, but it nice to have

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Cape Town Beaches

What would Cape Town be without its pearly white beaches?! During my Cape Town Photography Tours, we will get our toes between the sand as we visit and drive past some of our most stunning beaches during the day and even enjoy some snacks and a beverage for sunset. Here I will you you how you can also get amazing creative shots of silky smooth water, like you see in professional photographer’s portfolios.

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Winelands

Another Cape Town specialty is its array of world class wine lands, rolling into the distant mountain valleys. Truly, a landscape photographer’s dream. During my Cape Town photography tours, we will indulge in some of these delicious wines as we make our way through the vineyards, while also practicing some food photography with a cheese and wine basket at an outdoor picnic.

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Cape Town Promenades

If all the above isn’t enough to tickle your excitement to join my Cape Town photography tours, then the promenades offer something more culturally unique. We will shoot a swimming pool right next to an ocean while eating some yummy ice-cream. Here we will also take a bike ride to go an find interesting areas to photograph such as a lighthouse, local artist statues and families enjoying the outdoors. Perfect for practicing that portrait/street photography

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Food & Wine

Adventuring to photograph the sights of Cape Town, works up an appetite very quickly! Which is why my Cape Town photography tours include paid for lunches, to keep up the energy levels high, allowing us to focus and enjoy the gorgeous landscapes. Some of the food includes, wraps on the beach, burgers & pizzas on an ocean deck, ice cream, wine tastings and much more

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FREE PHOTOGRAPHY HANDBOOK

My Cape Town Photography Tours are selling out fast, so make sure you book your spot while visiting Cape Town, to not only be taken to some of my most magical secret photography locations, but to also learn how to take photographs like I do.

For every positive review left on TripAdvisor Facebook Page or Google Business, I will be give you a free, detailed PDF photography guide book on everything covered in the tour and more. For you to keep and learn as you continue your photographic journey. Read what others have to say