Tel Aviv Photography Tour
Tel Aviv is one of the most vibrant cities in the world – a rapidly growing city in the midst of an exciting transition from a medium-sized urban centre to a bustling international metropolis. Its booming population, energy, and 24-hour lifestyle give the city a cosmopolitan flair comparable to few other cities in this part of the world. Taking advantage of a diverse cultural life, a beautiful beachfront, major museums, world-renowned architecture, and top-class restaurants and bars, it is a destination that is hard to beat.
Photography enthusiasts will have the opportunity to discover the largest collection of Bauhaus architecture in the world, ancient streets and ultra-modern high-rise buildings. Connected to Tel Aviv is Jaffa, famous for it’s ancient stone lanes, overlooking the oldest port in the world. Tel Aviv is a melting pot of people from all backgrounds, a contrast of the ancient and ultra-modern, Tel Aviv is just waiting to be explored.
This photo day tour is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualising a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.
After meeting our guests at HaTachana, the restored old train station [just off HaYarkon street], we will head to the neighbourhood of Neve Tzedek, renowned for it’s beautiful light, renovated historical buildings, decaying buildings as well as fashionable cafe’s restaurants and designer’s workshops.
A short walk away is the Shuk HaPishpishim [flea market] which offers wonderful photo opportunities. You will capture the relaxed atmosphere where traders and buyers come to look for anything from coffee pots to Afghan rugs. The flea market also has one of our favourite humus bars, an ideal stop for a quick snack where we can talk about different aspects of photography, and how to achieve the desired image the photographer is trying to create.
From the flea market, we will head towards Old Jaffa with its maze of homes, winding alleyways and ancient stones, before arriving to the Ancient Port, the oldest sea port in the world. Walking through Old Jaffa is like walking back to it’s origins of some 4000 years. The top of the hill in Jaffa offers panoramic views of Tel Aviv’s modern buildings along it’s shoreline.
On leaving Jaffa, we will arrive to one of Israel’s most thriving and busy markets. The Shuk HaCarmel [Carmel market] is a great site for street photography and environmental portraits. This is a great spot to learn different camera settings such as slow shutter speeds for adding a sense of movement, large apertures for selective focus on the market produce, as well as other methods to add impact to your images.
From the Carmel market, we will head towards the largest collection of Bauhaus architecture in the world. Known as the White City, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The White City refers to a collection of over 4,000 buildings built in a unique form of the Bauhaus or International style in Tel Aviv from the 1930s by German Jewish architects who immigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine after the rise of the Nazis.
From here we will capture some of Tel Aviv’s fantastic street art, before ending the tour at our meeting point.