Photography Tours FAQ

Cape Town Photography Tours

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My Cape Town Photography Tours are designed for anyone wanting to learn more about their camera phone or DSLR camera and take their photography to the next level in the shortest amount of time. The photography tours is not only for beginners however, as professionals can also join, as I take you to many of the best sights to see, some of the more popular touristy ones, but also some of my personal secret spots around Cape Town, that many other tours will never get to.

Here I answer some of the most frequently asked questions. If you are still unsure about something, please use the contact form to get hold of me. Thanks

Who are you?

Hi, I’m Ryan, a certified local tour guide and 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. Perfecting the skills and technical knowledge of each genre, which I believe has contributed to my success.

While still having a love for each of these photography genres, my number one passion, above all, is without a doubt; landscape photography.

The earth’s beauty is truly spectacular! It fuels my burning desire to experience and capture it’s inspiring beauty, every second of everyday. Whether its waking up at the crack of dawn to chase the sunrise or shooting the sunset and stars late into the night, nothing gets my heart beating faster than the thrill of the next best shot.

Photography has done more for me than I could have ever imagined. If it weren’t for photography I would never have experienced half the things I have in my life. It has honestly pushed me to limits of endurance, I never knew possible, from crossing oceans and rivers to hiking up the monster mountain peaks across the globe, my camera never leaves my side, I never want to miss the moment.

This is my passion, this is what life is about and I want to share this with you.

Why photography tours and not just a normal sightseeing tour?

Well, why not both!? 🙂

I started this photo tour website because of my love for photography and the outdoors. I wanted to help others from around the world, enhance their photography to the next level, while enjoying and experiencing my beautiful home city, Cape Town.

Everyone loves taking photos, and why wouldn’t they, it’s awesome! But imagine knowing a little more on how your phone camera or DSLR actually works. This will allow you to know what to change to take a better photo, in any situation.

This is why I designed my photography tours for anyone wanting to get into photography or simply take better picture with their camera phones, so no you don’t need an expensive DSLR or Mirrorless camera to come join the fun.

Although if you do own a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, this is perfect for you. I will be able to teach you some valuable, fundamental skills that took me years to master, and you will have access to them in one day. These are skills that many professionals use on a daily basis, but keep very secret. Think about the massive amount of time this will save you compared to having to learn all this by yourself form scratch. 

Do I need to be a photographer to take your tours

My Cape Town Photography Tours are geared towards anyone wanting to learn to take better photos. May this be with your camera phone or your DSLR or mirrorless cameras. My Cape Town Photography Tours are for first time beginners, all the way to professionals, wanting to be taken to the best spots in Cape Town. So basically anyone with a camera can participate and enjoy the tour

So even if you are a enthusiastic photographer, we don’t want your partner to stay at home or be left out. So bring them also and come enjoy sightseeing Cape Town while taking pictures some amazing photos with your camera phone.

We see, eat and enjoy many things that Cape Town offers, so you will certainly be having as much fun as your partner or friend. And who knows, maybe you too will get the photography itch 🙂

What makes your Cape Town Photography Tours different?

All my Cape Town Photography Tours are led by myself, a certified local  tour guide and professional photographer, that has been shooting in Cape Town and abroad for close on a decade. My knowledge of Cape Town and its locations are second to none, plus I understand  what both beginners and professionals are looking for when visiting Cape Town, to cater specifically for everyone’s needs.

My Cape Town Photography Tours are specifically designed to operate during the best shooting and traveling times, in order to avoid busy times and also counter other tour’s routes and their operating hours. This is of course is weather dependent.

I also structured my Cape Town Photography Tours to make use of Cape Town’s local transport services, allowing us to hope and off at even the busiest summer peak times, without having to find parking in the summer rush. This also gives you a real feeling of how it is to travel a local of Cape Town.

I am a professional photographer, can I join your tours?

All my Cape Town Photography Tours are led by myself, a certified local  tour guide and professional photographer, that has been shooting in Cape Town and abroad for close on a decade. My knowledge of Cape Town and its locations are second to none, plus I understand  what both beginners and professionals are looking for when visiting Cape Town, to cater specifically for everyone’s needs.

My Cape Town Photography Tours are specifically designed to operate during the best shooting and traveling times, in order to avoid busy times and also counter other tour’s routes and their operating hours. This is of course is weather dependent.

I also structured my Cape Town Photography Tours to make use of Cape Town’s local transport services, allowing us to hope and off at even the busiest summer peak times, without having to find parking in the summer rush. This also gives you a real feeling of how it is to travel a local of Cape Town.

Where can I find more info on your Cape Town photography tours?

You can find all information about my Cape Town photography tours on the tours page, alternatively visit the photo tours booking page to get reserve your spot in a unique adventure while in Cape Town.

How does payment work and is it secure?

Simply go to the tour booking page and select the date you’d like to book for and the available tours will automatically update for you.

All payment are done through either 2Checkout (credit card payments) or Paypal (credit card or direct Paypal), both being world class secure SSL websites, making sure your credit cards details are handled with the utmost security.

For more info on all available photogrpahy tours, please visit the tour information page

How large are the photography tour groups

As photographers tend to need a little more time to photograph everything around us, it is difficult to mix with conventional tour groups, so I structured a personalized schedule for us to navigate Cape Town and it’s surrounds.

Group size is anything from 3-6 people, up to 9

What type of transport is used during your Cape Town Photography Tours?

We make use of the local bus transport system giving you a feeling of how it is to be a local in Cape Town as well as show you how to get around Cape Town, even after your time with me. These are very will run and a safe option with all our expensive gear. The busses give us the ability to hop and off as we please. Where the buses don’t go we will take an UBER.

Do the Cape Town Photography tours involve hiking?

No, the majority of my Cape Town Photography tours are designed to be road based transport. We do a lot of walking along promenades and on the beaches, so please remember to bring water and comfortable shoes/sandals.

In the near future, there will be cape town photography hiking tours, specially designed for those that are fitter and want to get some epic mountain viewpoint photographs to take home