I promise I did not write these reviews myself ;)
Stacey M, UK
Thanks for an amazing photo tour. It was so much fun and I really enjoyed every moment. ...it was such a pleasure to have your advice - your passion for photography is amazing and you're a great teacher. Patient. Funny. Inspiring.
Sanjay and Pooja, Mumbai India
Hello Olaf. .... we are fortunate to have met a very wise and intelligent person like you... thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience... it was extremely kind of you to spend your valuable time with us... thanks for everything... we will surely stay in touch... lots of love and warm regards.
Cris & Bobby B, USA
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!
David P, USA
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!
Chen, Hong Kong
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.
Chris & Margaret
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.
Debbie & Mark, USA
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!
Isabelle N, 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!
Iain & Amanda, UK
Thanks for a fantastic Friday.... Really can't thank you enough for sharing your knowledge with us, a great morning out! All the best.
Valerie & Chris, USA
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.
Larraine W, 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!
Kevin & Brenda, 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.
Kristi & Phil, 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!
Joe C, 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.
Shannan & Mick, Australia
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 :-)"
Dan C, USA
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.
L. Kamanu, Turkey
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.
Sally A, Australia
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.
T. N. & A. H. Netherlands
My girlfriend and I are avid amateur photographers (intermediate skill-level) early on during our holiday 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!
Ronnie D, Wales
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.
Kirsty B, Canada
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!
J. Emmanuel, New Zealand
Thanks again for a brilliant time! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Hope to get back there someday and spend more time.