Frequently Asked Questions

 

Booking a private/custom tour 

Photography tour?  or guided tour? -– you are the boss! 

I have been working with many incoming groups, families and private guests hosting my guests all over Israel.   I mainly do walking tours in places such as Jerusalem, Jaffa-  Tel Aviv, Acre, Masada,  Nazareth and more.  I am always excited for the next challenge.

 

Jerusalem photo tour - what's the deal ? 

On this walking tour you will see a lot of  aspects of the old city and beyond.   Observing the streets and alleys. Exchange smiles and interact with the locals,   Together we will follow the light, look for the perfect composition, wait, fish… and then click. along the workshop I will teach you basic and advanced features on your camera. while taking photos I will review your work and give some useful tips.

What makes this photo tour different from other tours ?

Being a licensed tour guide from the department of tourism surly makes a difference. This tour is a mix of photography, history, people, food and lots of fun. 

Beware of copy cats ! unlicensed guides are not covered by insurance. 

Can I bring a non-photographer partner?

Yes you can, your partner will get a lot of attention and hear lots of historic facts about the city, we will find together the perfect blend between photography, history and good rest stops.

 

What do you recommend I bring along for the photo tour / workshop?

Your sense of adventure and fun, and off course  your camera. Besides that? Walking shoes, and please dress modest.

don't forget to bring extra battery + charger and memory card !

 

What kind of camera should I carry for these tours ?

Every camera that can take a picture is usable. I guide all levels of photography, from cell phones to professional gear.  For DSLR or mirror-less cameras it advised to bring 2 lenses ( wide angle and mid range). Some photographers will find it useful to add a polarizer filter, and also ND filter for reducing harsh light)

Tripod and flash are not necessary. Make sure your bag is not too heavy.

 

What’s the weather ?

Rain or shine, everyday is good day for photography.

Jerusalem enjoys about 300 days of sunshine, winter is mild and it hardly rains much. rainy days are great for photography too. and off course most of the streets are covered.

What about level of physical fitness ?

Age is not a concern so long as you are physically fit and a good walker.

 

Are there any extra charges ?

In case you want to visit a museum or any other tourist attraction - cost of entry fees. 

in case you want to visit other neighborhoods which are not within walking distance - public transportation.

I don’t want to take pictures myself, can I hire you to take pictures for me ?   

Not a problem. Just let me know your requirements and schedule and we will provide exactly what you need.

Is it OK to take candid pictures of people ?

Taking pictures of people in public places is allowed, however if people object the camera and do not feel comfortable we need to respect them and let go.  By generating good vibes we can always "break the ice" and create a nice situation for a good portrait, When I take pictures of the locals I always try to give a print on my next visit, sometimes on Whats App or email.  

How do I book a tour?

Send me a message with the date/s you are interested and any other questions.

 and I will send you my availability and price. 

in case I will be busy, I will try to find you a different guide.

Where do we meet?

Most tours in Jerusalem begin at the entrance to Jaffa gate. time will be advised. when you get there look for the man with the hat....... see you soon.

link for the location; https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293983-d12956265-Reviews-Jerusalem_photo_tour-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html#MAPVIEW

Terms and conditions

Please note all tours operate subject to the following terms and conditions.  All tours operate subject to my availability. I reserve the right to cancel a tour in advance or on the day of a tour if: 

1.  I consider the prevailing weather conditions  are extreme and unsuitable .      

2. I consider it unsafe to operate, I am unable to operate due to circumstances beyond my control.       3. When on occasion of travel disruption, illness, events taking place in Jerusalem or circumstances beyond my control prevent me from operating. I do not accept any personal or financial liability should any of my tours not operate.

The old City walking tour requires walking continuously with some breaks for refreshment.  Some cobbled paths are encountered and surfaces can on occasion be uneven and slippery. Walking up and down stairs is required and there are a couple of places on the tour route which may be difficult for people with limited mobility.

On all tours I operate, children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Payment - all tours should be paid for with cash USD, EURO or NIS only.

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