Winelands (30 March – 2 April 2018 )

Four days of heaven through the backroads of the picturesque Cape Winelands in Autumn. Every photographers dream!

On this Photo-tour you will explore Tulbagh, Franschhoek & the beautiful Hemel and Aarde Valley in the warm autumn colours. 

 

Testimonial:

“Ok, so you own a camera and are a photographic enthusiast wondering whether or not to invest some time on a weekend away, or maybe even just a morning.  Just do it, you won’t regret it, so long as you are willing to learn and get up early in the morning, maybe rest during the afternoon and get home after dark.  I had the pleasure of joining Leanne and Peter on the Winelands tour, through Tulbagh, Robertson and Franschhoek.  It was not just about taking random pretty pictures in various locations, it was about tapping into their years of experience over a glass of wine, okay grape juice for me, coffee or simply bottled water while chewing on a salami stick. It was about commenting over images during a meal, receiving advice on a variety of topics.  It was like being a storm chaser, where’s the light falling, where will the light be falling in 5hrs, where’s north, where’s the best vantage point, creating dust and deciding what kind of image one is looking for.  It’s so much more than just taking another plain old photograph with the knowledge you currently have.  I learnt so much more about building your photograph and what makes a great photograph, sometimes just re-emphasizing and re-applying the basics in a new light.  Often it’s just patience, and because you did your homework and you have a great location or vantage point, perhaps a rainbow will spread across the sky in the middle of your frame, that happened to us.  Regardless, you will be rewarded for your “storm chasing” efforts.  No YouTube or classroom material will ever give you this kind of experience with your own camera.  I’m honored to have been a part of this tour hosted by two very special, passionate and humble people who have your best interest at heart, willing to pour out  their knowledge all to help you find that HERO shot, thank you Peter and Leanne, this was a great memory.”

Graeme Kheen – Winelands Tour 2016.

 

There are a minimum of four and maximum of twelve people per photographer on this tour so early booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Early booking is advisable as this tour takes place over the Easter weekend.

 

Dates: 

30 March – 2 April 2018

 

Itinerary:

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.

There is also time between the workshops for each photographer to have one-on-one time with the professional instructors – to assist with their camera set up, camera bag and checking of camera settings. These are 30 minute time slots and need to be booked in advance.

The professional instructors will also go through each persons photographs throughout the tour outside of the workshops – to assess, crit and comment on their images.

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

Please call Leanne on 083 293 7208 or email leanne@thephotowalkers.com for a detailed itinerary as well as the details for accommodation, meals and travel arrangements and the price and payment policy.

Meeting Point:

Meet at The Photo Shed (Shed 34, Marine Drive, Hermanus) at 09h30 on 30 March. You are welcome to meet us later in the day on our trip. Details supplied upon request.

Ending Point:

This Photo-Tour will end at The Photo Shed in Hermanus at roughly 15h00 on 2 April.

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 and accessories, transport, (there may be cars going from Hermanus – so carpooling is a possible option) accommodation, meals and entrance fees.

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 of 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 12 are welcome to join as non-photographers at the same rate as the 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.

Photographic Skills:

None! Photographers of all skills level are welcome. Come Join Us!

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations within 1 week of the tour: No refund will be issued on full booking amount. Cancellations more than 1 week before the event: 50% refund will be issued on any monies paid to date. 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.