Street Portrait Photography Tour

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Effie

3 hours, Hosted in English and Dutch

What you'll do

Discover Cape Town from another angle. During the street portrait photography tour you will learn the basics about street photography and how to click beautiful street portraits. These images will become wonderful memories and you will learn a skill that you can apply on every trip!

We meet at a place called Yours Truly on Kloof street. I explain the basics of portrait photography, give tips on how to click a amazing portraits and the basic rules on how to approach people in the streets. This little lecture will take around 45 minutes.

Then we are ready to click some cool street portraits! In the 2 hours that we are walking around the participants can ask me questions about photography or Cape Town. I am always happy to share my knowledge and during the tour I will tell you tips and tricks that I always use.

After the tour we can sit down in a nearby cafe for a drink and discuss the tour and go through the images. After that we say goodbye and I hope that everybody goes home with some great memories and images of this experience.

Important:
You should bring your camera or phone camera in a backpack. We are walking the streets so it's safer if you can put your camera in your bag. There is WiFi in Yours Truly so you can always reach me. Bring a bottle of water, suncream or a hat.
Discover Cape Town from another angle. During the street portrait photography tour you will learn the basics about street photography and how to click beautiful street portraits. These images will become wonderful memories and you will learn a skill that you can apply on every trip!

We meet at a place called Yours Truly on Kloof street. I explain the basics of portrait photography, give tips on how to click a amazing portraits and t…

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Effie

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a portrait photographer with an expertise in street portrait photography. I travelled the world and I wwor as a professional photographer in Cape Town

During the tour I will teach photography enthousiasts how to approach people, the basics of photography and how to click amazing street portraits. While doing this I will tell you more about my story and Cape Town.

Looking forward to meet you!
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
From £33
/ person
£33 per person
£33 per person
£33 per person
£33 per person
£33 per person
£33 per person

Where you'll be

Our group will walk from Kloof Street to the Bo-kaap. In these areas you can find a lot of interesting people from whom you can click a portrait. This is great for street photography.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Emily
October 2021
Spent a really fun, inspirational afternoon with Effie and met some really lovely people around Cape Town while photographing. If you’re at all interested in photography I really recommend this - even if you’re a novice like me!
Marcelle
September 2021
If you love photography, travelling and people, then there is no better Airbnb experience in Cape Town. Effie will cover the fundamentals of photography, from composition, how to interact with people and make them feel comfortable and even covers camera gear/ideal lenses. I was a bit nervous to be walking on the streets with a camera but honestly, I felt so comfortable and safe with Effie. She takes you to the best parts of the city and also will instill in you the confidence to ask people for street portraits. As Effie is a professional photographer, she definitely knows her stuff but she is also friendly, open and very patient. Honestly, 5 out of 5 star unforgettable experience! High recommend and would do it again - definitely learnt a lot.
Morgane
June 2021
I had the best experience with Effie! So, we started with a drink and an introduction about street photography, the basics and how to use my camera properly to get the best shots. Then we went on a walk in the city centre. I have been able to make so many pictures and Effie has been really helpful giving me a lot of advices. We met so many people and had great conversations. Best way to improve on your skills and to discover the city from another angle. I highly recommend this experience!! Thanks Effie, you are the best. Can't wait to see the pictures!
Frederieke
May 2021
I had a great experience during the portrait photography tour! The afternoon started with a very informative photography lecture and a nice cup of coffee. Effie gave great tips and we were able to ask her a bunch of questions about our camera's and portrait photography. After the lecture, we were able to put all the tips into practice: we started with the portrait photography right away. I am not going to lie.. In the beginning it was a little bit out of my comfort zone to approach people on the street. However, Effie gave us great tips and it went very smoothly. We took pictures for 2 hours in total. After that, we had a drink and looked at all the photos that we took. Effie also gave a few good tips on how to edit them. I would definitely recommend this tour if you're looking for a different Cape Town experience. You will also have beautiful (and different) pictures to show your friends and family at home! Tip: Bring a good camera if you have one! If not, you can use the camera on your phone. That worked really well for me!
Lokesh
May 2021
Amazing experience. You'll learn a lot about photography. Your photography skills will definitely improve. You'll meet with so many random strangers which is fun Effie is very helpful and will solve all your photography related doubts. Highly recommended activity.

Choose from available dates

8 available
1 of 2 pages

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 15 and up can attend, up to 5 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Camera
Suncream
Water + Snacks
Mobile phone

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.