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Photography is a combination of art and science. Learning to combine the two to perfection takes practice and a keen eye. Helping you to speed up the process, and shortcut the years of experience I have gained, is why I'm here. That's what Photography workshops and tours are all about.

 

Here’s what people say after a tour:

"We would like to thank you very much for spending the day with us. Importantly you had ignited the passion for Kin to be more serious with her photography.

We just briefly previewed the shot and I would say that Kin will be very chuffed with the outcome.

Your patience, knowledge and the desire to teach is a real gem.

Thank you again and we will send you a few shots that make you feel proud."

- Regards, Chen

"Thank you so much for  our wonderful day with you in Santorini  which was the highlight of our cruise.
Your kindness, patience and encouragement meant a tremendous amount to us and we learned so much from you in a short space of time. 
We really appreciate all your help and for giving us more of your time than we deserved.
We will now take a completely different approach to our photography, endeavouring to use the many suggestions and
tips you gave us.  We are very pleased with the photos we took in Santorini. With best wishes to you and your family.
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- Chris & Margaret

"First of all I want to tell you that your spring newsletter was much appreciated.  I really enjoyed seeing every one of your photos!  My husband and I enjoyed your tour immensely.  My husband really had not been looking forward to coming with me on a photography tour as he has no interest in cameras at all but your tour turned out to be a highlight of our trip for both of us!"
-Debbie & Mark, USA

 

"First, I just wanted to say thanks again for a wonderful tour- it was quite the experience! 
As a whole, all of my pictures taken with Olaf proved to have something more than your "typical post card picture".
In addition to having the technicalities worked out, my pictures now have an essence of purpose and story telling. In order to make the pictures feel as they did when you were there, there has to be a level of composition and attention with which Olaf stressed greatly.
All of these pictures bring back the many feelings of Santorini and easily whisk me out of reality. Thanks again!
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-Isabelle N, USA

"Thanks for a fantastic Friday.... Amanda, in particular, is back home with so much more confidence with her camera....and I'm finally eliminating the ''dazzling'' white bits from my shots! Really can't thank you enough for sharing your knowledge with us, a great morning out!  All the best."
-Iain and Amanda.

"I really appreciate your wisdom and lessons learned that will help me improve my photography. Chris and I continue to repeat your sage advice as we take more photos. We're headed back to Oia today for more photo adventures!
I was so impressed with all your knowledge, and more importantly, how you "met me where I was" in terms of my skill level - and then stretched me to get out of my box artistically while improving my skill level. You were so gentle with your feedback and I felt like I was constantly learning the entire time. 
Blessings to you, your wife and son."
-Valerie and Chris, USA

"Thanks for your Christmas card, and the cat video. Nice. It reminded me of our lovely holiday in Santorini and the two great days we spent with you. I have at last put together a few photos I took while we were there. Hope you like them. We had a great time, it was fun being with you - 'Awesome' as you often said.  You were a great inspiration!"
Ruth.  (Isle of Man)

"We want to thank you for a truly memorable day last Wednesday.  You were a joy to be with and we came away with great ideas for taking better pictures.  I think that my husband's shots from the rest of our trip reflect your tutelage!  Thank you again - our Santorini day was one that we will never forget!"
Laraine W, USA

"We are home back in Seattle, Washington in the rain. I wanted to thank you for a fantastic day! I truly enjoyed the tour and will continue to practice what I learned! Thank you."
- Kevin & Brenda, USA

"My thanks again for the delightful day you shared with Phil and me.  The tour, instruction, stories and good laughs will remain wonderful memories - and I'll have the pictures to tickle the gray cells!   Many thanks and safe travels to you and yours!"
-Kristi, USA

"Michael and I recently returned from our fabulous vacation to Greece and Israel and we wanted to  email you some of our wonderful photos of Santorini, taken on our memorable day with you!  We want to thank you again for a great day of touring the island  with you and for all your great tips on how better to use our camera! We found ourselves the whole rest of our trip using your rules of the "Three C's"!!!"
-Debbie and Michael, USA

"Hey Olaf thanks so much for the wonderful photo tour.  Definitely one of the highlights of our trip."
-Bruce and Ronda, USA

"Olaf was truly amazing, professional and fun! I had been to Santorini three times previously and thought I knew every place on the island. Olaf took us to out of the way, beautiful and very photographic locations. He knew my camera better than I do, and showed me some things that no one else has ever explained. I hope to do another tour with Olaf and would recommend it to anyone, no matter what your photographic level might be."
-Joe C, USA

"Thank you for creating the best day of our trip so far!!!  Mick and I had an awesome day with you. Thank you so much for the photo tips. Thanks again and we hope to book another photo day when we return :-)"
-Shannan and Mick

"Olaf, have been bragging on your tour since we went with you in Santorini. That was the highlight of our 12 days in the Mediteranean. Dani and I got soo much info on lighting content, camera usage. It was eye opening. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience…….and Santorini.  Got some jaw-dropping pictures thanks to you."
Sincerely Thankful, Dan C. USA

Before Olaf, I was just a point and shoot photographer and I thought I was good!”
He taught me how to use my camera to create so many beautiful effects with lighting and angles. My colleague and I had booked for three hours but he took us walking and driving the length of the island to find a glorious isolated spots, extending our time to catch the sunset. We back tracked to get a particularly beautiful view of a settlement swathed in lengthening shadows as sunset drew near. Olaf clearly loves Santorini and his gentle method of instruction was filled with humor, history and his experiences of island culture. Our time extended well into the evening when he graciously showed us where islanders flock for tasty meals. After Olaf - Since Santorini, I have continued honing the skills he shared and look forward to future lessons with Olaf in his island paradise.
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- L.Kamanu - Turkey

"We had a ball with you, and many thanks for your generosity with tips and time. We both learnt about and improved our camera skills and ways of thinking about images (in between belly laughs)!
Many thanks for the notes they will come in handy. We will definitely write a recommendation on trip adviser, and when we download our pics will see if any are worthy of sharing etc.
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- Sally A, Australia

"My girlfriend and I are avid amateur photographers (intermediate skill-level) and took a photography tour for 3 hours early on during our holiday (it is possible to go on a longer tour), which turned out to be a great decision. Our host, Olaf (professional photographer), not only taught us new photography skills, but gave us some superb information about some amazing areas on the island where few tourist tend to go.
We shot some really great picture during our visit on Santorini and in large part thanks to Olaf, without whom we wouldn't have known some great locations and useful techniques. Well worth the money!
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- T. N.  & A. H., Netherlands

"The best tour I've ever been on!"
-D. Newsholme, USA

Olaf is THE MAN to look for when in Santorini!!!” He took great care of my wife and me when we were at Santorini. Took us to spots that you only see on postcards. Many thanks!! :) "
-S. White, Malaysia

"I am a keen amateur photographer and Olaf's knowledge and technical ability on photography was first class. My wife and I had such an enjoyable day with Olaf and a four hour tour extended into 5 hours and nothing was too much trouble for him. He took us to the most picturesque sites on Santorini and you will see where all those postcard pictures were taken from. I learnt so much that I used the skills he taught me on the rest of my holiday and now I have much better pictures. So if you are a keen photographer and wish to photograph the best of Santorini then I highly recommend Olaf. "
- Ronnie D, Wales

"Thank you again for the two wonderful photo sessions.  I have only positive
comments!  You were informative, interesting, and your enthusiasm for
photography is certainly contagious.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself and have both
a better knowledge of my camera and a deeper appreciation for the art and
technique of photography. I will keep practicing!"

-Kirsty B, Canada"

..it was an excellent tour with outstanding photo opportunities."
-James S, Canada

"Thanks so much for a fantastic day out Olaf. I certainly learnt a lot and I'm putting it to good practice."
-Leonie R, Australia

“Again thank you so much for sharing with me. you opened my eyes to better photography. My husband was totally impressed with my improvement.”
-Liani W, USA.

“Thanks again for a brilliant time!  I thoroughly enjoyed it! Hope to get back there someday and spend more time.”
-J. Emmanuel, New Zealand

"In this photo-tour you will get to understand the basics of photography, learn to compose nice shots, and become more creative with your camera. Wandering around the alleys of Oia was a pleasure, it was a very relaxing and creative afternoon. Olaf has the patience of a saint, he was kind enough to answer all our persistent questions and show us in action what we asked in theory. It definitely was worth the cost and time!!!"
-Georgia N & Margarita D, Greece

"I really like the photo lesson of yesterday and now i have 4 more islands where put in practice what you tell me. Thank you for your help and for all the advices that you tell me to improve the quality of my photos."
-F. De Leon, Switzerland

"Thanks again for a wonderful informative tour."
Mark N, UK