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Photography Tours

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Double whammy for me - needed help with a first time DSLR and wanted to see some different bits of Cape Town so I went on the Photo Walk - Heart of the City. Jason took me up to BoKaap and started by checking my equipment and skill level. Cleverly chose a couple of places to demonstrate essentials and made... More

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Darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I went to Cape Town with my wife who had a conference. I brought my camera and booked with James for two half day tours. James knows the area, knows where to go and what to see, off the beaten track. He also understands photography and has fantastic suggestions for framing your shot. I learned a lot from him. Unfortunately... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I visited Cape Town in October 2013, and James was tremendously helpful in helping me achieve some of my best photographs ever. Not only does James know a plethora of truly wonderful (and unique) locations, he also provides unbelievably amazing service. James patiently answered my unending stream of questions that started months before my actual trip. I would recommend James... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I booked the full-day photography tour (Cape Peninsula) with James Gradwell after I had readsome of the really good reviews here on Tripadvisor. I'm glad I did - and had a fantastic day! The weather was forecast to be somewhat mixed, plus Chapman's Peak Drive had been closed because of a landslide. But luckily James was very flexible and accommodated... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I loved my morning learning how to use my camera properly and enjoying many of the beautiful,colourful sights of Cape Town.My daughter and I spent the morning of 17 December 2013 with James.He patiently explained,clearly and simply,all the functions of my Nikon SLR,illustrating this with photos.We then went to the Bo-Kaap to try out my new found skills,finishing off with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Wife and I spent 1.5 days touring around Cape Town with James, starting with a half day in the afternoon in Cape Town and then a full day adventure down Cape Point, stopping at cool spots to get pictures and see wildlife. He gave us an amazing vantage point on S. Africa, not just taking us to some great photo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We really enjoyed this tour, a real highlight of our trip to South Africa! James is a very pleasant, cultivated person and an excellent guide with a real passion for photography and great knowledge about the Cape Town area. He knows many fascinating out of the way photo spots and taught us a lot in just a few hours. (Check... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I've been looking to book a tour with James for a few months now, and I wasn't disappointed! From a tour starting with sunrise over the city, to some city shots, surfers, beaches and many things in-between, the tour with James was the best investment I've ever made in photography, by far! Not only did I learn to use my... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I can only say I'm sorry I didn't book the full day tour. James is great at tailoring the tour to suit your needs. We hadn't seen anything in Cape Town except the conference centre so James made sure we got a quick tour of pretty much everything. My friend was tagging along and using my automatic camera and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had a brilliant day of photography down the Cape with James. My wife learnt heaps about photography and I got a lot out of the day as well - in spite of not owning a camera. So inspired about travelling around Southern Africa, that we're now desperate to go again - and do James' safari in Namibia.

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