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Photography Tours

Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 76 033 2343
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Private Photography Tours Half or Full Day (from R1500 p/person) Scheduled Full Day Photo Tours(from R1500 p/person) Scheduled group walks 4 different routes (6 days a week excluding sunday)
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Quebec City, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had a wonderful tour in Cape of Good Hope and Cape point with James. Reaaly nice guy, flexible, friendly, amazing photographer. I couldn't ask for more. Great memories.

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Seattle, WA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As previous reviewers have said, if you love photography, book a tour with James Gradwell. My daughter and I visited Cape Town for a couple of days in August of 2014 and booked a half day tour with James based upon other tripadvisor reviews, in preparation for a safari in Kruger National Park. James is a fabulous photographer/teacher who will... More

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PhotographyTours, Owner at Photography Tours, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure, it was great spending time with both of you, glad you had such an amazing trip in Kruger. Hope to see you again some day soon! More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I spend a full day with James on his "Cape Point Full Day" tour and this was an amazing experience I would happily recommend to anyone. You can tell James is as passionate as he is knowledgable about photography as he is about Cape Town and that works to your advantage. He will help you out with any photograph questions... More

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PhotographyTours, Owner at Photography Tours, responded to this review

Hi John, it was an absolute pleasure, glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully to see you next time you come back to Cape Town! More

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

I am an amateur photographer who picked up the hobby around 5 years ago. I have a 5d mk3 and normally carry around a flash and 3 types of lenses: wide angle, portrait, and long range. On my photo tour with James I was able to utilize all these tools to take beautiful pictures of the areas surrounding Cape Town.... More

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PhotographyTours, Owner at Photography Tours, responded to this review

It was fantastic meeting both of you, it was an absolute pleasure taking you on a photo tour. Hope to see you both again the next time you're back in Africa! More

Edinburgh, Scotland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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PhotographyTours, Owner at Photography Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Jason Buch is excellent specialist photographic guide so happy to hear how much he helped you. Hope to have you back on one of our Photo Walks again. More

Darwin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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PhotographyTours, Owner at Photography Tours, responded to this review

So sorry to hear about your camera, when you told me I was in shock. Cape Town as a general is quite safe but when we venture into the backstreets we need to be careful, just glad you weren't hurt. Hopefully next time you come back we can go get some more beautiful images! More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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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PhotographyTours, Owner at Photography Tours, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure Will, happy to hear you got some amazing images. Hope to catch up with you next time you're back. More

London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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PhotographyTours, Owner at Photography Tours, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure, you got some many beautiful pictures, well done. The Namibia tours are amazing too, one day I hope you can join me! More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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PhotographyTours, Owner at Photography Tours, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure Heidi taking you and your daughter out, and its been nice to stay in touch via Facebook. I hope you're still practicing lots in the UK. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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