Tel Aviv & Jaffa photography tour | Afternoon photo walk
Our Tel Aviv & Jaffa afternoon photo tour incorporates the most photogenic locations of the city, together with optimum lighting conditions and during the cooler hours of the day. This 3 hour photography tour starts when the sun angle is lower in order to avoid harsh lighting when the sun is at it’s peak and when the temperatures are lower, making our photo walk more comfortable and therefore more enjoyable. Continuing into the Golden Hour, we will enjoy the beautiful late afternoon light before ending the tour just after sunset. We pride ourselves on helping our clients reach their photographic goals by assessing which aspects of photography they need to improve upon, covering some of the technical skills needed in order to navigate their way around a camera quickly, and therefore increasing your chance to capture the decisive moment. With our experience, we will show you how we may visualise a scene and predict all the little stories that may unfold in order to capture a truly striking composition. Photography is a continuous learning experience, but once you have learned your camera’s settings and what settings to use at any given moment, implementing your creativity will work in tandem with your technical skills.
Tel Aviv is a young, exciting and dynamic city. With an eclectic mix of architectural styles, Bauhaus plays a major influence, and with the world’s largest collection of white Bauhaus style buildings, it is affectionately known as the White City. In this regard it is especially suited as a backdrop for black and white photography. Tel Aviv is a great location for architectural, environmental portraits and street photography. Starting at our meeting point, we head to nearby Neve Tzedek, the first Jewish neighbourhood in Tel Aviv. With it’s single and double story houses, Neve Tzedek feels more like a village and is one of Tel Aviv’s most fashionable and exclusive districts. This is a great area to start capturing the trendy locals among the quaint coffee shops and designer stores. We will pass by some interesting street art as well as derelict and renovated houses before arriving to the Rothschild Boulevard. In this area, recent renovations to the Bauhaus and British Mandate architecture have brought these beautiful buildings back to their former glory.
As we continue our tour, we will arrive to the Levinsky Market – a foodie’s paradise with its range of spices, dried fruits, olives and more. Likewise, it is a hidden gem for the photography enthusiast. Blending the traditional with the latest trends in fusion cuisine, and with it’s relaxed atmosphere, the Levinsky market is our favourite choice in Tel Aviv. As we leave the market, we continue in the trendy and upcoming area of Florentin. The contrast in the neighbourhood of Neve Tzedek to that of Florentin is striking, especially considering it’s close proximity. For years, Florentin was characterized for it’s poverty in the middle of an industrialised zone. Traders still buy and sell furniture and garments, however in recent years the area has transformed into a community of artists and a haven for alternative culture. When wandering around Florentin at night, the visitor is struck by the transformation of a community hard at work, to one that is full of energy and full of life. Florentin is one of our favourite locations for photographing environmental portraits, to street art, urban decay and the regeneration of a neglected neighbourhood.
Our tour continues to historical Old Jaffa and Jaffa port. With the oldest sea port in the world and a pilgrimage hub for the faithful heading to Jerusalem, Jaffa is bursting with history. Here you will find a vibrant multi-ethnic community, a labyrinth of narrow stone lanes and courtyards, fascinating markets, and of course – the charming sea port. Jaffa is a relatively small area but offers a lot to the photographer – from street photography at the flea market, to environmental portraits of the locals going about their day, to architectural photography of the ancient stone and urban decay, Jaffa will not disappoint. Our itinerary is designed to spend time exploring the Golden Hour in Old Jaffa, and end our tour after photographing the sunset over Jaffa from the Tel Aviv sea promenade. Our 3 hour afternoon Tel Aviv & Jaffa photo tour is a great way to get introduced to the city, while being introduced to the technical and creative aspects of photography. Our hands-on approach to instruction while walking around with your camera will help you get more serious about your photography.