On current events
We currently only offer privte photo tours in Berlin and provide mouth masks for all participants including the guides. During our photo tour, the necessary hygiene measures are observed.
Even before the pandemic, our policy was: Bookings can be cancelled or postponed free of charge at any time up to 24 hours before the tour begins and will be reimbursed 100% on request.
On your photo tour we will show you the most intriguing locations of Berlin, and describe to you how to best capture the unique motifs there. Our tour guides are experts for the hidden places in Berlin, away from the touristic highways and obvious photographic choices.
Since 2009 we are exploring Berlin in photographic tours and make them understand photography easier, learning by doing. We not only answer technical questions, but encourage you to compose photographs in ways, you might not have thought of before.
We won’t judge your gear
No matter if you use a smartphone camera or professional equipment, no matter if it’s analogue or digital. Photography is a language, that can be trained with all kinds of gadgets.
As well as that you will learn interesting stories and background information about the places we visit, and – if available – we will show you historical photos that illustrate how much Berlin has changed up until today.
Your tour options
Either you get inspired by one or more tour themes from below, or tell us what you like to photograph and we create a memorable photographic, that will bring you Berlin and photography closer equally.
Meet our photo guides
Sabine comes from the Black Forest in Southern Germany and travels regularly to Argentina.
Her favorite brands are Nikon and Apple, but she is open to others. Sabine holds a diploma in fine arts and is currently back in university to expand her art historical knowledge.
Professionally Sabine focuses on portrait, event and stage photography. Her current artistic passion is for the Black Forest she grew up with
Besides photography, she speaks Deutsch, English y Español.
Sascha comes from a small town in Brandenburg state East of Berlin. A Minolta film SLR was his first camera love and Canon convinced him, that digital is not that bad.
Sascha founded fototourberlin in 2009 offering the first English speaking photographic tours in Berlin.
Professionally he is specialized in documenting people’s professions. His fine art photography mostly revolves around serenity and mobility.
Besides photography, he speaks Deutsch, English och Svenska.
Helena grew up in Rio de Janeiro, lived in São Paulo and Bremen, before she moved to Berlin.
Fujifilm digitally and Hasselblad for film are her favorites. She studied Journalism and has a Master of Arts in Digital Media Design. Her passion lies in art history and the beginnings of photography in the 19th century.
Helena is a true master in narrowing down the best photographs out of any selection. She loves to photograph portraits, travels and items lost in the street.
Prices for a photo tour guide
For better tourism
Our tours are carbon neutral, because we walk or cycle. Also our guides arrive by bike or public transport. You will always be able to easily reach our meeting points by public transport.
We work as carbon neutral as we can. To compensate unavoidable emissions, we support forestation projects in Latin America and Germany to fight the horrific effects of man-made climate change.
And of course, this website is hosted on a carbon neutral server in Berlin-Neukölln.
Sustainable tourism is not only important for nature reserves. A city is also a biotope, that we do not want to disturb to much.
Our groups are small and we will not disturb the life of the Berliners in their natural habitat.
We will not provide you with pub crawls, mass tours with 50 participants or do a bus tour in a residential neighborhood.
Our tours are small and close to the real life of people in Berlin. But without disturbing them too much.
All of our tours are barrier free and wheelchair accessible. You can also always take an assistant with you for free, if you choose to.
The average speed of our photo tours is 1 km/h, so also if you have issues walking, we will accommodate your needs.
If you have any additional wishes or needs, let us know in advance and we will find the best way to provide you with a memorable experience.
Barrier free routing to get to our meeting points by public transport.
Book your photo tour guide
You can photo tour with our guide by yourself, with a partner or a group of up to 5 participants in total for this price. Also, the price per person changes respectively, also depending on the duration.