CAPE TOWN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: LANDSCAPE & CULTURE

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Improve Your Photography While Seeing A Unique Side of Cape Town

Whether you’re a landscape, documentary or travel photographer, Cape Town’s plethora of lineages and cultures, ocean bays and looming mountains, trendy eateries and gritty townships will tease your imagination and feed your creative eye.

We’ll guide you through the Table Mountain National Park, Boulders Beach, Cape Point and Chapman’s Peak so that you may capture – with a fresh take – some of the world’s most photographed landscapes. This Cape Town photography workshop will spark your curiosity in new and different lives through a visit to a fiercely energetic but under-serviced township, time with local fishermen, and an exploration into the historically rich Cape Malay quarter. Two professional photographers will support you on your journey, providing insight into the technical and interpersonal challenges of making standout images.

You can combine this workshop with our Kruger Wildlife photography workshop, which is also hosted by National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner.

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Cape Town Photography Workshop Cape Town
QuickFacts Dates - Cape Town Photography Workshop September 12 -17, 2016
QuickFacts Photography Type - Cape Town Photography Workshop Landscape & Culture Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Cape Town Photography Workshop Leader: Tyrone Turner
QuickFacts Group Size - Cape Town Photography Workshop Group Size: Max. 8
QuickFacts Level - Cape Town Photography Workshop All Photography Levels
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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Explore the city of Cape Town

Explore the many sides of Cape Town through your lens

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Photographic Guidance

Receive guidnace from acclaimed National Geographi photographer Tyrone Turner & Sarah Isaacs

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Cultural and Economic Diversity

Explore and capture Cape Town’s cultural and economic diversity

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Explore Cape Town Surrounds

Capture the city in its impressive natural surrounding, which includes spectacular mountians and rugged coast lines

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Personal Tutoring

Improve your photography through personalised turtoring

  1. Explore the city of Cape Town
  2. Photographic Guidance
  3. Cultural and Economic Diversity
  4. Explore Cape Town Surrounds
  5. Personal Tutoring
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THE DESTINATION

Cape Town is arguably the world’s most beautiful city, topping travel bucket lists with its unique offering of spectacular scenery and cultural diversity. Framed by the iconic Table Mountain, recently named one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the city bowl is both vibrant and aesthetic, feeding your eye for street photography and situational portraiture. Vantage points from the craggy Cape Fold mountain range offer panoramic views of the city’s picturesque surrounds, a dream-come-true for any landscape photographer.

Test your interpersonal skills, the softer and more challenging side of photography, with visits to the Cape Town’s cultural hubs and grittier outlying townships. With guidance from two professional photographers, you will gain personal insight into the human side of this enigmatic city, punctuated by everyday visits to scenic viewpoints where you can rest your mind on natural beauty.

We’ve structured the workshop to show you Cape Town from all angles, capitalizing as much as possible on Cape Town’s golden hours of light.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHY

Cape Town would be a treat for any traveller, we will be exploring it through photographer’s eyes. Expect to see the bigger, more famous tourist attractions, but also prepare yourself for a deeper look into its lesser-known nooks and crannies, cultural complexities and economic disparities.

During this Cape Town photography workshop, expect an equal split between landscape and people photography, honing your eye for both with the help of two professional photographers with a shared love of storytelling. Go beyond the technical rules of photography, and learn how to create emotive images that leave your audience curious and engaged.

YOUR WORKSHOP

Tyrone and Sarah will be with you each step of the way, guiding and improving your photographic process through structured critique and editing sessions and one-on-one feedback. Tuition will include the technicalities of light and composition, post-processing and “softer” lessons in empathy, confidence and patience, essential for establishing trust with strangers. We’ll also cover a range of creative techniques, including light painting, low-light long exposures and motion blurs. We’ll tailor-make our tutoring to everyone’s individual needs, so that the workshop is both suitable and valuable for photographers of all levels.

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YOUR 6-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival at Cape Town International airport

Arrival at Cape Town International Airport, where you’ll be met by one of our team members and taken on the short drive to our lodge. In the evening, we’ll go through what’s in store for the following days.

Day 2 : Table Mountain

We’ll start the day with panoramic views of the city bowl and surrounds with a cable-car trip up Table Mountain, recently named one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World. From there we’ll explore the scenic Cape Peninsula with stops at Boulders Beach, home to a breeding colony of over 2000 endangered African Penguins, Cape Point, Africa’s most southern tip, and Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the world’s most spectacular marine drives.

Day 3 : Cape Peninsula

We’ll continue our exploration of the magnificent Cape Peninsula, focusing this time on its cultural highlights. Improve your eye for situational portraiture and documentary photography with visits to the colourful and historical St James bathhouses and Kalk Bay’s local fishermen. In the afternoon you’ll have time to rest, before heading out for Golden Hour at Kloof Corner, an elevated and little-known viewpoint where you can enjoy the switch from day to night in perfect peace and quiet.

Day 4 : Khayelitsha

Together with a local guide, we’ll venture into Cape Town’s grittier side with a daylong visit to Khayelitsha Township and lunch at Mzolis, one of the city’s most vibrant lunch spots. After an afternoon rest, we’ll continue to Big Bay, where you’ll be treated to the iconic view of Table Mountain across a sprawling blue bay.

Day 5 : Bokaap and Adderley Street Flower Market

Continuing with the richly cultural side of Cape Town, we’ll start the day with an optional sunrise visit to the Adderley Street Flower Market, where Cape Malay women have been selling flowers for generations. After breakfast we’ll delve deeper into Cape Malay culture with a visit to the Bokaap, an inner-city neighbourhood decorated by the calling sound of the Imam, a beautiful mosque, spice shops and row upon row of brightly painted homes. Gain intimate insight into the lives of Malay locals and the last of the “old” Bokaap generation, as homes passed down from generation to generation are now being sold off to wealthy new buyers. After an afternoon rest, experience Cape Town’s nightlife with First Thursdays, an arts and culture street festival held once a month.

Day 6 : Woodstock and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

We’ll start the day practicing street photography in the up-and-coming Woodstock neighbourhood, known for its street art and raw urban feel. We’ll complete the workshop with an optional picnic at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens before we wrap up the workshop and say our goodbyes.

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Cape Town Photography Workshop Cape Town
QuickFacts Dates - Cape Town Photography Workshop September 12 -17, 2016
QuickFacts Photography Type - Cape Town Photography Workshop Landscape & Culture Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Cape Town Photography Workshop Leader: Tyrone Turner
QuickFacts Group Size - Cape Town Photography Workshop Group Size: Max. 8
QuickFacts Level - Cape Town Photography Workshop All Photography Levels

$ 1290

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation in a central guesthouse (minimum 3-star)
  • Breakfast on a daily basis
  • Lunch on day 3 and 4
  • All photographic tutoring by National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner and Cape Town-based photographer Sarah Isaacs
  • Guidance by local guides
  • Entrance and toll fees
  • All transport during the workshop
  • Airport transfers
EXCLUDES
  • Flights to Cape Town International Airport
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinner and lunch (except for lunch on day 3 and 4)
  • Items of a personal nature
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RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
  • SLR camera
  • A range of lenses; ideally including a wide angle for landscapes to a good portraiture and photojournalism lens (35mm, 85mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm)
  • Tripod or bean bag
  • Sturdy camera bag
  • Laptop if you’re keen to improve your post-production skills, and/or if you’d like to review your images with Tyrone and Sarah
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WORKSHOP LEADERS

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You will have the privilege of being tutored by Tyrone Turner, an award-winning photographer and an experienced workshop leader. Based in the US, Tyrone has traveled extensively to document a range of social and environmental issues. As fellows for the Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA), Tyrone and his wife, Susan Sterner, documented life in the Northeast of Brazil for several years. In 2003, the Soros Foundation awarded him a Justice Media Fellowship to photograph the lives of youths incarcerated in the adult correctional system. For the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Academy of Nursing, he has documented health and healthcare around the United States. Tyrone is a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, project mentor for the photojournalism program at the Corcoran School of Art + Design, and a fellow with the News Literacy Project.

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Sarah Isaacs is a Capetonian psychology post-graduate that picked up a camera and fell quickly in love. She found her feet in travel photography, first working at Getaway magazine and then continuing her own through South America, Africa and more recently Asia.

A portrait photographer by trade and documentary photographer by passion, she strikes a balance between seasonal commercial work and ongoing passion projects that explore the social and economic challenges South Africa faces. She also runs Street Sleeper, a NPO that upcycles PVC billboards into survival sleeping bags for the homeless, a job that keeps her attuned to the city’s social disparities. She sees Cape Town through the eyes of both local and traveller, humbled by its hardships while marveled by its natural beauty..

$ 1290

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation in a central guesthouse (minimum 3-star)
  • Breakfast on a daily basis
  • Lunch on day 3 and 4
  • All photographic tutoring by National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner and Cape Town-based photographer Sarah Isaacs
  • Guidance by local guides
  • Entrance and toll fees
  • All transport during the workshop
  • Airport transfers
EXCLUDES
  • Flights to Cape Town International Airport
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinner and lunch (except for lunch on day 3 and 4)
  • Items of a personal nature
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WORKSHOP LEADERS

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You will have the privilege of being tutored by Tyrone Turner, an award-winning photographer and an experienced workshop leader. Based in the US, Tyrone has traveled extensively to document a range of social and environmental issues. As fellows for the Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA), Tyrone and his wife, Susan Sterner, documented life in the Northeast of Brazil for several years. In 2003, the Soros Foundation awarded him a Justice Media Fellowship to photograph the lives of youths incarcerated in the adult correctional system. For the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Academy of Nursing, he has documented health and healthcare around the United States. Tyrone is a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, project mentor for the photojournalism program at the Corcoran School of Art + Design, and a fellow with the News Literacy Project.

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Sarah Isaacs is a Capetonian psychology post-graduate that picked up a camera and fell quickly in love. She found her feet in travel photography, first working at Getaway magazine and then continuing her own through South America, Africa and more recently Asia.

A portrait photographer by trade and documentary photographer by passion, she strikes a balance between seasonal commercial work and ongoing passion projects that explore the social and economic challenges South Africa faces. She also runs Street Sleeper, a NPO that upcycles PVC billboards into survival sleeping bags for the homeless, a job that keeps her attuned to the city’s social disparities. She sees Cape Town through the eyes of both local and traveller, humbled by its hardships while marveled by its natural beauty..

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