A unique service for photo enthusiasts and #photourists that combines instruction on improving your photographic skills, visits to iconic landmarks and meeting local people from the fascinating land of Israel!
Joubert Loots will be your photography tour guide and share his knowledge of travel and street documentary photography with you while on tour.
His photography tours are suitable for beginners, amateurs, and semi-pro photographers. The itineraries are designed to give groups of 6-10 photourists a flavour of local life in Israel as well as opportunities to visit some of Israel’s iconic sights.
Book your Experience Israel spot now for only R26 000 (2000 USD)
Visits to Jerusalem (Old City), Mount Of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Bethlehem, Palestine separation wall (a spot for seeing graffiti art), The Dead Sea, St George’s Monastery, Meresha (world heritage site), Hebron (Tomb of the patriarchs), Sea of Galilee, Nazareth Village.
Professional photographer tour facilitator (Joubert Loots - Social Documentary Photographer)
Travel photography, landscape/cityscape, street photography workshops.
Photo walks & discussions
Accommodation: A cosy and homely local penthouse apartment. Includes wifi, a large shared kitchen and has panoramic views over Bethlehem from Beit Jala.
Food: a mix of locally prepared, self-catered and traditional dishes at local eating spots.
Return flights included from Johannesburg.
What you need:
DSLR, mirrorless, compact or a smartphone camera, Mini tripod, laptop optional (for editing)
Adults 18 years and older
Non-photographers are also welcome as well as spouses of photourists.
Photourists should easily be able to walk 5-8 km a day.
Day 1 - Jerusalem
1. Group meets up in Jerusalem’s Old City
2. Evening briefing on cultural awareness and photography course outline
3. Let's get acquainted
Day 2 - Jerusalem (Old City)
1. Panorama views
2. Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
3. Holy Sepulchre
4. Garden Tomb
5. Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane.
6. Street Photo Session
Day 3 - Bethlehem
1. Banksy/Separation Wall
2. Dheishah Camp
3. Afternoon photo walk in Bethlehem
4. Church of Nativity (Birthplace of Jesus )
5. Evening session/photo critique and briefing on next day
Day 4 - Day trip
1. Meresha (world heritage site)
2. Hebron (Old City - Tomb of the Patriarchs)
3. Debriefing session
Day 5 - Day Trip
1. The Dead Sea
2. St George’s Monastery
Day 6 - Sea of Galilee/Nazareth
1. Sea of Galilee
Day 7 - Open day (Bethlehem/Jerusalem)
1. Photourists are free to venture out on their own or join Joubert.
2. Last night in Hostel
1. Return to Jerusalem - head back to Tel Aviv Airport
Joubert Loots acts only as tour facilitator for the tour participants when arranging accommodation, transportation, touring, restaurants, or any other services in connection with the itinerary. He will exercise reasonable care in making such arrangements. However, he does not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity to person or property because of any act or default of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, company, or person rendering any of the services included in the tours.
Joubert Loots accepts no responsibility for any damage, delay, or injury due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery breakdown, government restraints, hostile acts, terrorism, weather, acts of God, or any other cause beyond his personal control. Joubert Loots is not responsible for the loss of or damage to your luggage, accidents en route, or ill health which may require travellers to miss parts of the tour or to return home without the group.
The tour programs are planned in advance. If between planning time and the actual tour operation, circumstances beyond control require changes, Joubert Loots reserves the right to vary itineraries and substitute components of tour programs. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for any reason whatsoever to alter the arrangements of the itinerary, such alterations may be made without penalty to Joubert. The right is reserved to accept or refuse any person as a member of the tour.