Please note: Council has instituted measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Outings have resumed with social distancing in place.

CREDIT: Dave Gordon

One of the benefits of being a member of CTPS is the opportunity to go on photographic outings with other members. It ususally occurs on a Saturday between monthly meetings. Members have the opportunity to share knowledge, socialise and practice their photographic skills in a variety of settings, both indoors and outdoors. It gives members the opportunity to shoots in places they would not visit on their own and to get to know other members better as we endeavour to socialize afterwards with something to eat or drink. 

Details of each outing will go out in a Snapshot a few weeks before the event. Unfortunately the outings do not always line up with the monthly set themes, but we always keep the full year’s themes in mind when organising club outings.

20th March      Photographic outing to Hout Bay Harbour

You are all invited to join the outing to the Hout Bay Harbour on Saturday, 20th March 2021. We will meet outside the Look Out Restaurant in the Hout Bay Harbour precinct at 16H30. (Through the main entrance and to the right. Look for the red lighthouse.) Parking may be a problem, but try to park close to the restaurant, which is a central point for our proposed activities. If you are coming, please e-mail Mike de Villiers at as soon as you can, as we need to confirm a table reservation at the Look Out restaurant.

The harbour is an extremely popular venue with many opportunities for street photography. The idea is to circulate with either a mobile phone or compact camera, to unobtrusively capture images. As the afternoon wears on, the crowd thins out making it easier to circulate with tripods and lenses to capture images of the water craft and other views that may be of interest. We plan to do some night photography in the Harbour area after supper. We will be booking a table at the Look Out restaurant for 19H00 with the appeal that everyone meets promptly at the restaurant.

The other half of the harbour area is accessible by road driving in a south westerly direction from the restaurant. Here you will find additional parking in front of Snoekies restaurant, the slipway, the old Western Battery (adjacent to Fish on The Rocks) and the Arts and Crafts Centre with sculptures, beer manufacture and much more.

The Look Out has a mix of meals from sea food, burgers and steaks to pizza and is licensed. Please settle your own accounts in order to streamline payment after supper, as we want to get on with the planned activities. The weather forecast is sunny with temperature highs of about 18 deg and unfortunately a moderate to fresh South Easterly, needless to say weather forecasting is not an exact science, especially in Cape Town. We will keep you posted.