Winelands (31 March – 3 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. 

This is our 3rd Winelands Photo-Tour.

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.

Dates: 

31 March – 3 April 2018. BOOKINGS ARE OPEN.

Non Photographers are welcome at the same price as photographers.

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

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.

Photographic Skills:

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

Photographic Highlights include:

  • Landscapes along the back roads
  • Exposure and how to balance it in Manual Mode
  • Shutter Speed with the Hermanus waves on the last morning of the tour
  • Architecture on the oldest wine farm in the Cape
  • Depth of field in the vineyards
  • Nights skies, low-light and painting with light
  • Macro on the small discoveries
  • The importance of good composition using your foreground, middle ground and background.
  • Parallel lines in the tree lines avenues
  • 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 09h30 on the 31st of March and return at roughly 16h00 on the 3rd of April.

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:

Meet at 15h30 in Tulbagh on Saturday 31 March 2018 for the first workshop – once you have checked in.

The Photo-Tour will end in Hermanus at 14h30 on Tuesday 3 April 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 March 2018). There is limited space so early booking is advisable.

 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. 

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.)  Any person who has been on the tour and disperses the information to any other workshop or tour group of any kind will be dealt with by the full force of the law.