Come spend some time with Papa photographing the lively streets of Kampala. Papa will guide you through city districts that he knows well, and you'll shoot together. And if you'd like, he can also walk you through the fundamentals (e.g. composition, depth of field, ISO) of what makes a good image. You'll meet at the National Theatre, then head out on foot to different districts in Kampala. This is a great way to see different sides of the city and meet lots of local people through the lens.
Papa will provide you with know how and guidance as you move through the streets of Kampala capturing unique images.
Bring a camera, comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, your photography questions, and the good will to work with Papa and learn about street photography in Kampala. It's generally a good idea to leave your valuables in a safe place and not carry them around the city. Papa will provide a briefing on how to keep your gear safe during the walk.
Papa is an award winning Ugandan photographer (Uganda Press Photo Awards 2013 and 2014), formerly a student of Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University (2011-2014). He was among 18 Ugandan artists selected from a list of 70 applicants to take part in the KLA ART ’014/ Kampala Contemporary Art Festival that ran throughout October 2014 in which the international jury voted for his project (LE STUDIO BODA-BODA) project as the winner of the “New Talent Award. This project engaged and documented public transport motorbike riders (boda-boda) in photography activities at different motorbike stops in Kampala.
My street photography experience with Papa in Uganda was great. I felt very comfortable and safe while I was exploring Kampala with Papa. Before we went for our adventure he gave me tips on how to handle the crowd, and carry myself if confronted by people who did not feel comfortable seeing me with a camera. He was very honest in explaining how people can preserve me but was also encouraging and pushed me to seize the day. We went to significant locations within Kampala that I wouldn't have been able to access alone and that were great places for street photography.
My experience with Vayando and my tour with Papa is one of the highlights from my Kampala trip. I recommend this to anyone who is looking to explore Kampala and see places that they might feel nervous going to alone.