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What people say about my tours...

"Thanks for an amazing photo tour. It was so much fun and I really enjoyed every moment. was such a pleasure to have your advice - your passion for photography is amazing and you're a great teacher. Patient. Funny. Inspiring."
-Many thanks, Stacey M

"I wanted to reach out and say thank you – It really made our trip and we wont forget it.  The conversation and your knowledge and the photo tips are something we still talk about!"
-Cris & Bobby B, USA

"We would like to thank you very much for spending the day with us. 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. 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." - 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. Thanks again!"

-Isabelle N, USA

"Thanks for a fantastic Friday.... 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.  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." -Valerie and Chris, USA

"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!" -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

"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! 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

"Dani and I got soo much info on lighting content, camera usage. It was eye opening. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.  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. After Olaf - I have continued honing the skills he shared and look forward to future lessons with Olaf." - 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." - 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 where few tourist tend to go. We shot some really great picture during our visit and in large part thanks to Olaf, without whom we wouldn't have known some great locations and useful techniques. Well worth the money!" - T. N.  & A. H., Netherlands

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

"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 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." - 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"

" 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

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


Olaf taught us that our iPhones are great cameras if we learned the philosophy of photography that he teaches. He was so right! With a blend of humor, cheekiness, charm and his trademark New Zealand accent, professional photographer Olaf was a joy to hang out with. Very patient. Teaches only to your interest level. Go right to the best spots, avoid many crowds, learn to use your phones or cameras to their fullest extent, enjoy an ice cream and get blessed by getting better. Why not use your holiday to be better? It sure beats standing in infinite lines with Sheeple to get a snapshot that 27 million others have taken. Even an old dog had learned new tricks here. We wouldn’t trade our time with Olaf. A highlight of our world travels. A true Pro!
-David P.  USA