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Spring in The Cape 2018 (31 Aug – 3 Sept 2018)

Four days of the wild, arid and delicate landscapes as we explore The Cape in Spring.

 

 

On this photo-tour we will meander up the rugged West Coast to photograph the carpets of Namaqualand Daisies.  We then venture into the Cape Fruit Farms to capture many beautiful the blossoms. From there through Franschhoek to capture the new green leaves and bunches of grapes and then into the patchwork of Canola Fields in The Overberg. 

 

BOOK BETWEEN 10 & 30 MAY AND GET A 25% DISCOUNT OFF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTRUCTION. (NORMALLY R4950 FOR 4 DAYS WITH TWO ACCREDITED SA PRO PHOTOGRAPHERS TO TEACH YOU) – NOW ONLY R3712.60!
PLUS  – A REDUCED DEPOSIT OF R1500.00 PAYABLE ONLY BY 31 MAY (NORMALLY R2500.00). THE DEPOSIT IS PART OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT.
THE BALANCE IS PAYABLE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

There are a minimum of four and maximum of ten people per photographer on this tour so early booking is essential to avoid disappointment. We have reached the minimum number for this tour – so it is going ahead!

Dates: 31 August – 3 September 2018.

Non Photographers are welcome at the same price as photographers.

This is our third trip exploring The Cape in Spring and it is always a phenomenal treat.

Itinerary:

A detailed itinerary will be emailed through to all confirmed bookings.

We have created fixed workshops during the tour to ensure that we cover as many aspects of photography as possible. These are worked around the best light, travel times, check in times and meal times.

The tour does also allow for free time as the mornings are early as the nights are long.

We will be meeting in at 10h30 on the 31st of August outside the restaurant in the Postberg Nature Reserve near Langebaan.

We will have a short lesson to check your camera settings and guide you through and then we will head into the park to start photographing and exploring.

Please bring a picnic lunch.

From there we will be travelling to Lamberts Bay.

Night 2 we are staying in Tulbugh and night 3 in Hermanus.

On the 3rd of September there is an opportunity to go on a Whale Watching Boat to see the Southern Right Whales as an optional extra once the tour has finished. The price is R800 per person – please let me know if you would be interested and I will book for you.

Photographic Skills:

Photographers of all skills level are welcome. Come Join Us!

Photographic Highlights include:

  • Nights skies, low-light and painting with light on a beach
  • Landscapes along the back roads
  • Exposure and how to get it right in Manual Mode
  • Shutter Speed with the wind in the fruit blossoms
  • Architecture on the oldest wine farm in the Cape
  • Depth of field in vast and expansive carpets of Namaqualand Daisies
  • Macro on buds in the Vineyards
  • The importance of good composition using your foreground, middle ground and background.
  • Colour and contrast in The Canola Fileds.
  • How to handle light and natural elements such as dust.
  • Movie night and feedback on images
  • A basic Lightroom Course

Please call Leanne on 083 293 7208 or email tours@thephotowalkers.com if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss anything.

Includes:

Accredited South African Professional Photographers who will be on hand through out the weekend to assist you – no matter what skill level you are. A second Professional Photographer will join the tour once 10 people have confirmed.

Excludes:

Camera Gear, Accommodation, Meals, Transport, Entrance Fees and any expenses of a personal nature.

Accommodation:

The Photographer/s stay in 3-Star accommodation with en-suite bathrooms. Upon confirmation, you will receive the details of their accommodation so that you can secure your own accommodation at the same place as theirs or close by in the accommodation of your choice. If you would like thephotowalkers.com to book your accommodation – a booking fee of R500 is charged.

Transport:

thephotowalkers.com are offering shared transport from Hermanus. Its by far the nicest way to do the tours and its good fun too!

The shared transport will depart at 10h30 on the 31st of August and return at roughly 16h00 on the 3rd of September.

You are welcome to self drive.

Should you require airport transfers between CT International Airport en route — let us know when you fill out the booking form above. We will gladly assist you with logistics such as times and flight details of other photowalkers.

The shared transport cost through-out the tour is additional and divided by the number of people that have booked. We calculate the cost of this a week before departure once everyone has confirmed and let everyone know. The cost is shared between the number of people using the service.

Meeting Point and Ending Point for those Self-Driving:

We will be meeting in at 10h30 on the 31st of August outside the restaurant in the Postberg Nature Reserve near Langebaan.

We will have a short lesson to check your camera settings and guide you through and then we will head into the park to start photographing and exploring.

Please bring a picnic lunch.

The Photo-Tour will end in Hermanus at 14h30 on Sunday 3 September 2018.

Price and Payment Policy:

Please fill out the form under the button at the top of the page – ‘ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS’.

There are drop-downs that prompt you to tell us if you would like to share transport and what your accommodation requirements are. Once we have received this information from you, we will send you a quote.

A deposit of R2500.00 is required to secure you place and the balance is payable 2 weeks before departure. (15 August 2018). There is limited space so early booking is advisable.  (R1500 deposit only if you are booking during the Mid-May Madness Special!)

A 10% discount is offered on the Photography Instruction to our existing clients, our past and present 52-Week Challengers and Registered Camera Club Members (PSSA – please supply details). This will reflect on your quote.  This discount does not apply while a promotional offer is running.

Includes:

An Accredited South African Professional Photographer who will be on hand through out the weekend to assist you – no matter what skill level you are.

Excludes:

Camera Gear, Accommodation, Meals, Transport, Entrance Fees and any expenses of a personal nature.

What to Bring:

In order to achieve the most from the Accredited South African Professional Photographer, a camera body with a manual mode function is recommended. However, all makes of cameras are welcome.

A tripod is essential (in the event that you do not own a tripod you are welcome to hire one from thephotowalkers.com at a cost of R200.00 for the duration of the tour). Pre-booking is essential.

Head torches for the evenings.

What to Wear:

Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Wind breakers come in handy for photographing at dusk and dawn and pockets are useful. thephotowalkers.com will communicate with you closer to the date of departure should there any be any inclement weather expected that would encourage additional items of clothing that are not typical.

Non-photographers:

Persons over the age of 18 are welcome to join as non-photographers at the same rate as photographers.

Fitness:

A certain level of fitness is required to enable you to transport your own camera bag, tripod and accessories. Reasonably short to medium distances are covered while photowalking. If during ‘free time’ you would like to partake in other adventures, additional fitness may be required.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations within 1 month of the tour: No refund will be issued.

Cancellations more than 1 month before the tour: 50% refund will be issued on any monies paid to date – less any costs incurred.

In the event that thephotowalkers.com has to cancel the tour for any reason what-so-ever, a full refund will be issued immediately.

Indemnity:

By booking this Photo-Tour you agree to be bound by thephotowalkers.com indemnity terms and conditions. thephotowalkers.com, it’s staff, employees, suppliers and partners will not be held responsible for loss, injury, death or damage including consequential loss of any nature what-so-ever. By booking this tour you understand and accept this. thephotowalkers.com will do their best to avoid any circumstances that may lead to the above.

Intellectual Property and Confidentiality:

By booking this tour you understand, accept and agree that any information given as well as any service providers, locations, workshops, partners, techniques or any part of the tour what-so-ever is the Intellectual Property of The Photowalkers (t/a thephotowalkers.com.)