Helping you to speed up the process of learning, and shortcut the years of experience I have gained, is why I'm here. That's what Photography workshops and tours are all about.
Scroll through the testimonials below to see a few of the comments I have received. And of course you can always check out TripAdvisor for more.
"Mark and I had a wonderful time with you in Santorini! Mark had been so hesitant about coming with me on this photo tour because he thought it would be boring to be following me around to take photos. Well, he was VERY surprised! He LOVED the tour and thought you were the BEST! He learned a lot too!
Unfortunately, he followed me around for the rest of our vacation trying to tell me how and what to photograph from what you taught us. LOL So funny! We really did have a fabulous time and hope to catch up with you if we ever get to New Zealand! Hopefully we also get back to Santorini again! It is truly a photographers paradise!
I also tried to put what you taught me into practice for the rest of my trip. I believe I have gotten much better photos from it because of what I learned from you!
I really wish that I lived closer because I would love to take more lessons from you! I have taken many classes over the last couple of years but learned more from you in 4 or 5 hours than I did in any of those classes. Your type of training was just what I needed!
Thanks again for a wonderful day in Santorini!"
-Debbie & Mark
"Our family's day with Olaf was a highlight of our Mediterranean trip! He showed us so many beautiful and special places in Santorini,
and we got to capture those moments in photography, which he skillfully instructed us in. Even our three children (ages 10-19) enjoyed
the comfortably-paced tour. We all learned a lot more about photography - from making the most of our iPhone photos to the professional
settings of a sophisticated camera. I highly recommend this tour."
-Risa W, 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!"
"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."
-J. Creech, 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."
- L.Kamanu - Turkey
"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
"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!"
- T. Naher & A. Horseman, Netherlands
"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. "
- R. Dallavalle, 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!"
-K. Bell, Canada
"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
"..it was an excellent tour with outstanding photo opportunities."
-J. Scobbie, Canada
“Again thank you so much for sharing with me. you opened my eyes to better photography. My husband was totally impressed with
-L. Westenberg, USA.
-“Wow do my pictures look amazing. No-one believes I took them! With your help my photos are better than I imagined!”
S. Rutley, 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!!!"
-G. Nomikou & M. Denaxa, 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."
-M. Nelson, UK