PHOTOGRAPHY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, CAPE TOWN

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Join us on an inspiring NGO photography trip to South Africa.

Contribute to worthwhile development programs through the medium of photography, enjoy some incredible photographic highlights of Cape Town, and improve your photography through personal guidance! (And if you confirm your booking by Christmas, we’ll give you a $150 Early Bird Discount!)

We’re excited to be offering this photography volunteer program in Cape Town, a rewarding experience in an inspiring setting. Our main focus on this trip will be to run photography workshops with groups of women in Khayelitsha, the city’s largest township, which will help them develop their important community projects. You’ll also have a chance to learn about and photograph a number of nonprofit organisations and to donate the images to them, so that the pictures can be used for fundraising purposes.

You’ll be guided by Andrea Rees, a professional photographer and founder of ‘Heart of a Woman’, a project that works to empower women to have a voice, access to Internet, a creative outlet and an opportunity to generate income through the sales of photographic art products or photo-based campaigns. This trip is a great way to learn about important nonprofit work happening in Cape Town, contribute to good causes through photography, and improve your own photography along the way.

And, of course, we’ll also explore some of the many travel highlights Cape Town has to offer! We’ll go onto Table Mountain, venture to Cape Point, photograph St James beach at sunset, and visit the famous penguin colony in Simon’s Town. We’ll head out for several sunrise and sunset missions, and for those interested, we’ll explore some night photography.

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QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town South Africa
QuickFacts Dates - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town Cape Town: October 20 – 27, 2019
QuickFacts Photography Type - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town Landscape & Culture/Wildlife Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town Leader: Andrea Rees
QuickFacts Group Size - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town Group Size:  Min 3 – Max. 8
QuickFacts Level - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town
All Photography Levels
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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Cape Town City

Explore the many sides of Cape Town, photograph the colourful neighbourhoods and street scene

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Cape Town Surrounds

Explore Table Mountain, Signal Hill, the Cape of Good Hope and the penguin colony in Simon’s Town.

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Heart of Woman Project

Join Andrea Rees on her Heart of a Woman Project

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Non-Profit Projects

Learn about several worthwhile non-profit projects

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Greater Kruger Area

Explore South Africa’s wild side with us during an optional 4-day photo safari in the Greater Kruger Area

  1. Cape Town City
  2. Cape Town Surrounds
  3. Heart of Woman Project
  4. Non-Profit Projects
  5. Greater Kruger Area (Optional extra)
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THE DESTINATION

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During this Cape Town photography volunteer experience, expect an equal split between landscape and cultural photography. We’ll make full use of the city’s diversity, and you can expect to photograph colourful street scenes and people, impressive mountains, rugged coastlines, sunsets on the city skylines, as well as some of the wildlife that can be found in and around the city, including baboons and penguins. With our nonprofit photography focus, we’ll also explore how photography can make the most impact to humanitarian causes.

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YOUR 11-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival in Cape Town

Arrival in Cape Town, where we’ll pick you up from the airport and transfer you to our accommodation. After settling in and meeting the group, we’ll have sundowners on Signal Hill; we’ll sip a glass of wine while watching and photographing the sunset from this beautiful spot.

Day 2 : Exploring Cape Town

We’ll have an early start to make use of the warm light at dawn, and enjoy a sunrise photography session in one of Cape Town’s iconic neighborhoods. Afterwards, we’ll spend afternoon on top of Table Mountain, where you’ll get far-reaching views of the city and its stunning natural surroundings. There will also be opportunity to explore the V&A Waterfront, a vibrant harbour area with colourful markets, shops, and restaurants.

Day 3 - 5 : Heart of a Woman Program & Khayelitsha

After an introduction to the Heart of a Woman program by Andrea, we’ll spend several days in Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s largest township, to work with a group of women in helping them take better pictures to promote the humanitarian work they are doing in their community.

At the end of one of the days, we’ll treat you to a sunset photography session at St James beach, which has an iconic row of colourful beach huts.

Day 6 : Visit nonprofit organisations

We’ll visit several nonprofit organisations, and you’ll have the opportunity to document their work and donate your images to these organisations. They can then use them for their communication and fundraising purposes. It’s a great way of giving worthwhile causes some visual aids to promote their work and gain support.

Day 7 : Cape Point and Penguin Colony

We’ll enjoy a full-day trip to the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky promontory that forms the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula. On the way there, we’ll drive over Chapman’s Peak (a stunning coastal road carved out of a mountain), we’ll visit the penguin colony in Simon’s Town, and we’ll enjoy some game viewing through Cape Point National Park. We’ll treat everyone to a final dinner.

Day 8 : Transfer to Airport

If you won’t join our safari, we’ll transfer you back to the airport. For those joining us, we’ll head to the airport in the morning and fly to Hoedspruit, where we’ll make our way to a lodge in a private game reserve in the Greater Kruger Area. We’ll have a first game drive in the afternoon.

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town South Africa
QuickFacts Dates - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town Cape Town: October 20 – 27, 2019
QuickFacts Photography Type - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town Nonprofit / Wildlife Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town Leader: Andrea Rees
QuickFacts Group Size - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town Group Size:  Min 3 – Max. 8
QuickFacts Level - Photography Volunteer Program, Cape Town
All Photography Levels

$ 1 995

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7-day Cape Town Trip
INCLUDES
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Airport transfers and all transport on the ground
  • All Activities
  • Photographic guidance by Andrea
EXCLUDES
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Lunches and dinners in Cape Town
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RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
  • SLR camera
  • A range of lenses; ideally including a wide angle lens
  • 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 Andrea
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WORKSHOP LEADER

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Andrea Rees has been photography professional since 2003 when she began her career as a portrait photographer in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been featured on television and in national and international print and digital magazines. In 2013, she founded The Heart of a Woman Project, a mobile photography and digital literacy initiative partnering with non-profit organizations that focus on women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation.

When Andrea is not in Toronto, she loves to explore the world with her children and husband or on her own, to experience it first-hand. She is passionate about cultural and wildlife experiences as well as supporting small businesses, independent artists and responsible tourism.

$ 1 995

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7-day Cape Town Trip
INCLUDES
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Airport transfers and all transport on the ground
  • All Activities
  • Photographic guidance by Andrea
EXCLUDES
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Lunches and dinners in Cape Town
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WORKSHOP LEADER

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Andrea Rees has been photography professional since 2003 when she began her career as a portrait photographer in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been featured on television and in national and international print and digital magazines. In 2013, she founded The Heart of a Woman Project, a mobile photography and digital literacy initiative partnering with non-profit organizations that focus on women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation.

When Andrea is not in Toronto, she loves to explore the world with her children and husband or on her own, to experience it first-hand. She is passionate about cultural and wildlife experiences as well as supporting small businesses, independent artists and responsible tourism.

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