Street & People Photography

8 Days: Tour 4


4.270,00 €



Group Size:

Min. 6, Max. 10 People


Our Offer

Individual group tours by arrangement possible all year round.

Single Room Surcharge: 400,00 €

Tour Guide: Felicia, English speaking.

Photographer: Lucian, English speaking.

7 Nights – Hilton Hotel, Gaborone

Tour Includes

All meals - as stated
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Non-premium alcoholic beverages
Parking fees and bed tax
English tour guide
English photo trainer

Tour Excludes


All international flights to and from Botswana
International Airport Tax & Travel Visas
Any additional activities not included in this tour
Health and travel insurance
Medicines and vaccinations
Tips for employees
All items of a personal nature
Curiosities & souvenirs
Donations for other community or nature conservation projects
Bank charges

2024 Tour Dates

2 March – 9 March

6 April – 13 April

11 May – 18 May

1 June - 8 June

6 July - 13 July

20 July - 27 July

3 August - 10 August

2025 Tour Dates

02 March – 09 March

06 April – 13 April

11 May – 18 May

01 June - 08 June

06 July - 13 July

20 July - 27 July

3 August - 10 August

Short Description

Discovering Gaborone as a place of Street & People Photography represents - in contrast to the well-known international metropolises such as New York, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, or Paris - a special approach that also emerges from its colonial past.

Named in memory of Kgosi Gaborone, Gaborone became the seat of government after the withdrawal of the British occupation forces in 1966: a village that until then had only about 1000 inhabitants!

In addition to office towers, shopping centers, government enclave, and banks, with their monumental buildings made of glass and granite in the business center of this fastest growing capital in the world, you will come across small houses surrounded by adobe walls, in whose gardens colored laundry dries in the wind or fires burn with which the residents prepare their dinner at sunset.

During this one-week workshop, you can explore the different lifestyles of this city with our photographer: from capturing a fleeting moment on the streets of Gaborone to the special way of working in People & Portrait Photography, which depends primarily on your empathy and communication skills with the cosmopolitan people of Botswana.


Day 1 | Arrival in Gaborone

Welcome to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana with its political, cultural, and economic center. The city offers numerous interesting destinations that are worth visiting such as the Government District, the National Museum, the Gaborone Dame, the Chinese Market Complex, or the Airport Junction Shopping Mall, depending on your arrival time. In the evening, you are invited to a Welcome Dinner, followed by an introduction into the Photo Workshop. (D)

Shuttle from the International Airport to your Guesthouse

Information about your accommodation for 7 nights, you find Here

Day 2 | Street Photography

Street Photography lays claim to authenticity: a loss of oneself, which is expressed by looking for special locations that are supposed to reflect the “essence” of a city, a group of people, or the “core” of a society. In Gaborone this can be a nature park, the House of Chiefs, an African market, the Hindu Temple, or the Thapong Visual Arts Center: Places that are under special observation for pictures, as our photographer will bring you closer to these days. (B, D)


Day 3 | Industrial & Portrait Photography

This day is dedicated to Industrial Photography, which you should depict in the context of portrait photography. Photographing people in their industrial activities is your task, which turns out to be a real challenge not only when considering African working conditions be it when it comes to questions of the choice of perspective at the workplace, the selection of the motif itself, or additional effects (light, fog, motion blur). (B, D)

Day 4 | Above the Sky of Gaborone

In order to capture breathtaking images from above, the sky over Gaborone, we are approaching a new era of photography that was unthinkable a few years ago. While working with drones, our photographer rediscovered film, and this with completely new perspectives and compositions, as his creative video "Africa Untold-Gaborone Aerials - A new Perspective of the Town" clearly shows us:
So today we get to know this very own art of photography, in which eyes, hands and mind are to be brought into harmony, in its basic elements. (B, D)

Day 5 | Model Photography in Gaborone

Today we are looking into the question of how expressive portraits can be made with professional models from southern Africa. Our photographer will give you deep insights into his own artistic work and discuss different approaches in the group when it comes to photo ideas, expression, lighting, and colors, as well as tips on how to deal with the model for posing for your own portrait shoot. (B, D)

Day 6 | Photography in a Tswana Village

On this day, we will visit a Tswana village near Gaborone - carefully selected by our photographer in the run-up to the workshop. In contrast to the previous day, however, we will not photograph professional models, but rather try to capture Botswana villagers in their natural and social environment in front of our camera. If we manage to establish a short-term communicative relationship with these friendly people and capture spontaneous moments in the process: then the person depicted with his "inner being, his soul" may be perceptible to the viewer. (B, D)

Day 7 | Visit to Old Naledi

On the last day of our workshop, a visit to Old Naledi is on the program, which is also known as a “township” or even a “slum”. As of today, we do not want to completely ignore the social problems of Botswana, such as unevenly distributed wealth, HIV-AIDS and drug abuse. Rather, the encounters are about always preserving the dignity of Old Naledi residents in order to discuss their own (cultural) initiatives to overcome poverty and marginalization: to capture or document these activities photographically, perhaps connected with the idea of making friends and relatives at home a little more aware of these- mostly through no fault of their own - African emergencies.
In the afternoon our photographer offers the possibility of an editing workshop with Adobe Photo Shop or Lightroom. Please don't forget your own laptop! The software can be made available if necessary. (B, D)

Day 8 | Departure

Shuttle Service to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport - scheduled flights to Lusaka, Johannesburg, or Windhoek. (B)

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