Cape Town | South Africa | Namibia | Africa & Beyond | Private Photo Tours

CLIENTS FIRST

Our focus is YOU and your Photography. Our job is ensure you return home with amazing pictures!

PROFESSIONALS

Our Guides are Professional Photographers & Cape Town Accredited Tour Guides

LOCATION

Location, Location! We know Cape Town’s locations better than anyone else! And quite possibly Namibia’s too!

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TEACHING

We’re here to help, talk to us so we can know your expectations and how we can help you from teaching photography to locations 

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Photography Tours Offers The Entire Package
As one long-experienced with photography, my presumption was that James would be more of a tour guide than a photo skills consultant during my time in and around Cape Town. However, I was very wrong — happily. His versatility as a photographer and his familiarity with the surroundings, people and culture, not to mention his amiable personality, delightful companionship and desire to enhance his clients’ adventure (he listens and customizes!), comprise a rare and wonderful package for photography-oriented visitors seeking a comprehensive, fulfilling ‘shooter’s’ experience. Mine was a 5-star experience from start to finish, in every way.”
J. David Pincus, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Great Time And Photos
I’m a professional photographer and toured Cape Town with Greg early December 2016. Greg’s intimate knowledge of the town and surrounding areas was invaluable, and I managed to get great shots throughout the day. While booking the tour we discussed what I was after, and what I would like to skip and Greg tailored the day based on that and adjusted accordingly as weather or conditions changed.
I highly recommend (Cape Town) Photography Tours and will look them up, next time I’m there.
John Agger, California

Our Highlight of the week in Cape Town!
We did two of the three-hour guided photography walks and loved them both. The first was of the city (Bo Kaap, Company Gardens, etc) with Greg and the second was of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens with Eric. Both tours were brilliant. Greg and Eric gave us some excellent tuition and tips and took us on two really interesting tours. The emphasis was on photography but there was some history and other facts thrown in and we got to see parts of Cape Town through a photographer’s eyes and also through the eyes of a local. They are great photographers and receiving tips from them has helped my photography come on leaps and bounds.
mcfb82, Oxford, United Kingdom

Back for Round 2
I liked my first experience with James so much, I wasted no time to reach back out to James as soon as I found out I was going back to Cape Town. This time, my tour was handled by James’s colleague, Greg. Different tour guide, (slightly) different location, same great service and insight. I had a wonderful time and would absolutely recommend these guys to anyone!
Will Fang, OZ

Simply World class
I highly recommend James, not only is he knowledgeable but also extremely easy going and friendly to work with
Prabh, India

Excellent Photo Tour
Greg was an amazing guide. We did a day-tour of the winelands, and Greg is absolutely the perfect person for this! He is incredibly knowledgeable of the region and about wine as well, and took us to amazing spots for photography as well as food 🙂
Peter C, Tokyo

A Must Do Photo Tour!
So, I can’t recommend James highly enough! He is not only a professional, he’s a very nice person and loves to share his expertise with his students. Absolutely a good choice for serious photographers!
Deborah, NY USA

Outstanding Tour
This tour was one of our highlights of our whole trip to Cape Town. The communication before the tour was very professional as well. All in all we can really recommend the tour, it brought us some really nice photographs and memories. The next time we are in Cape Town, we´ll make sure to book another tour
Jan M, Gemany

PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

We offer Private Cape Town Photo Tours and scheduled Photo Walks lead by local professional photographers & tourism accredited tour guides. We have set departure small group Photo Holidays that focus on wildlife, landscape and travel photography. Our specialty is Africa our home base but we have since expanded to include other international destinations that we have hand picked and in depth researched. We also offer Tailor Made Private Photo Tours  for discerning clients who wish to have an exclusive photo tour to themselves.

WE ARE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS PLEASE READ OUR BIOS BELOW

  • Our Photo Tours are led by Professional Photographers and Tourism Accredited Guides
  • Aside from Photo Tour work, Eric is one of the most widely respected photo journalists in Africa, Greg a lecturer
    at the Cape Town School of Photography plus an event/ wedding photographer, and James’ images have sold
    around the world appearing in such lofty publications such as National Geographic.
  • Over the years we have built up a local knowledge of Cape Town locations second to none
  • We’ve also with time gotten to know other photo locations world wide and always deeply research and scout new locations

ALL IMAGES ON THIS WEBSITE ARE TAKEN BY US FOR AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LEVEL WE TEACH TOO

Meet The Team

This is the core Photography Tours team but we also have other specialist photo guides who work with us 

JAMES GRADWELL

JAMES GRADWELL

Pro Photographer & Guide

James’ images hang on walls across the world and have appeared in numerous publications included Nat Geo. This International awarded photographer believes photography is a merging of science and art with an important secret ingredient, enjoyment! Play. Create. Conserve.

www.jamesgradwell.com

GREG HILLYARD

GREG HILLYARD

Pro Photographer & Guide

Greg Hillyard an exceptionally tall photographer, who nonetheless is no stranger to a great low angle shot, he always vows “My next photography project will be my best”. Greg shoots weddings, events and interiors and lectures at Cape Town School of Photography and for Education without Borders

www.mirth.co.za

ERIC MILLER

ERIC MILLER

Pro Photographer & Guide

Eric Miller is one of the most widely published and experienced photojournalists working in South Africa. In the 1980s, he documented the struggle against apartheid and has since covered various aspects of the transformation process as well as travelling extensively across Africa on assignment.

www.eric.co.za 

THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR CAPE TOWN PHOTO TOURS

We offer full day and half day photo tours but as these photo tours are private we can tailor them exactly as you like, do you prefer seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, birding, hiking, cultural portraits, iconic location imagery or anything else? Just let us know and we can design a cape town photo tour just for you.

Alternatively view our Cape Town Photo Tours for ideas/options

  • Epic hours we can start as EARLY as you want and finish as LATE as you like
  • Half day tours designed to put you out there in the best light hours
  • Our private itineraries are completely flexible, you can even change things while touring

WE DON’T HAVE A SALES TEAM EVERYTHING IS DONE BY US THE PHOTOGRAPHERS

DOWNLOAD FREE PHOTOGRAPHERS GUIDE TO TABLE MOUNTAIN

No photo trip to Cape Town would be complete without an beautiful image of Table Mountain which was inaugurated in 2012 as one of the Worlds 7 New Wonders. This FREE 16 page PDF document is an indispensable guide to helping you photographing this true wonder of the world!


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