What you'll do
We meet for coffee at a venue that is convenient for you, to discuss the type of photography / videography that interests you. This is to ensure that we explore the best places possible, so that you can capture awesome images, whilst having lots of fun. You'll start shooting pictures immediately, while I give you pointers, suggestions and critique throughout. I can take photographs or video of you as well, during your experience. We start off in the colourful Bo Kaap (Cape Malay Quarter), from where we'll work our way down into City Bowl to Green Market Square, St George's Cathedral, Parliament, the Company Gardens and Long Street. During this time I'll teach you to understand and control light, good composition and how to find interesting camera angles and subjects. Be prepared to do some walking. You'll need a camera - even a cellphone camera will do. There are many sidewalk cafes in the area, so we can take a break at anytime you wish. The duration of the experience is 3 hours long. Should you wish to visit other locations, like Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Waterfront or Signal Hill, as an alternative to the experience described above, it can be arranged too.
I am a professional videographer and photographer. My job has taken me to more than 50 countries around the world. I've worked for broadcasters such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Deutche Welle, History Channel and many more. I lectured at university level and I am in the process of completing a Masters Degree in Documentary Arts. I love to discover the world through my camera lens and I'm passionate about sharing my country, my culture and my knowledge with visitors to my city, Cape Town. I believe that my city and the surrounding area, are amongst the most scenic in the world. Cape Town has an enormous amount to offer to photographers, videographers, influencers and anyone who appreciates beauty. I'd love to help you explore and capture great images of my city as an experienced mentor.
A non-alcoholic drink of your choice at a sidewalk café.
Where you'll be
I've been shooting photos and video all over the Bo Kaap and the City Bowl for many years, so I know it intimately. I know where all the best angles and secret little corners are. You can rely on me to get you to take stunning images of your visit to Cape Town. The exact route we'll take will be weather dependent. Don't be disheartened by the prospect of bad weather though - I've taken some of my best cityscapes during bad weather.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Make sure that you have enough media for your camera - we'll be taking a lot of images. Also make sure that your camera's batteries are charged and bring spare batteries if you have any.
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