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Shotz Tours is run by professional photographers Olaf & Judy Reinen.

 

Olaf Reinen

Originally from The Netherlands, but having grown up in New Zealand, a yearning to return to Europe was always in Olaf's heart.

So, in search of adventure and a warmer climate, Olaf moved to Santorini to enjoy the warm weather, the sunshine, the food, and of course the stunning scenery and architecture.

What better way to share this beautiful island than to combine his passion for photography and love of the Greek Islands and all they have to offer. That's how Santorini Photo Tours was born.

Olaf is a working professional photographer who specialises in weddings, portraits, and scenic photography. He is also a gifted teacher. So you will be learning all the tips and secrets to taking better photographs from a real professional - someone who walks the walk.

Olaf loves photography. There's no denying it.  But that's not all. He also loves to travel and explore new countries. He has now driven extensively in somewhere around 40 countries (and counting). He has also trained in off-road (4 wheel drive) terrain driving, completed an Anti-Skid training course, and is also a qualified Professional driver. Just for fun, he has also trained in close quarters combat training (for bodyguard protection services).  He also spends way too much time thinking about human behaviour and it's effect on how we photograph. And he loves spending time with his wife and son.

 

 

Judy Reinen
M.Photog. NZIPP

For me, being a photographer is an extension of who I am.

It's my delight to share what I've learnt over the past 30 years as a professional photographer, with people who wish to enjoy their photography too.

I have an inner excitement when I hold a camera - I'm out and about to see the world in a fresh new way, every time I go out! What's going to inspire me today? What will I capture to treasure forever?

I come alive photographing - capturing this amazing world around us. Join me and together we can experience new ways to enjoy our world with our cameras.

During my years as a professional photographer, I have enjoyed a variety of genres, and have been blessed with some awards along the way:

  • I have a Master of Photography title (M.Photog) from the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers, with 2 Gold Bars (the equivalent of winning the same title 2 more times).
  • I received 1st (twice) in the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International worldwide competition. I also received 2nd four times in the same competition.
  • I had a range of Greeting cards published in the UK with images of cats and dogs, which won a Henry Award for best range of Photographic Images.
  • I have had a range of books, greeting cards, jigsaw puzzles, posters etc licensed with my cat and dog photos on a range of products worldwide.

 

So join Olaf or Judy on an upcoming Photo Tour on the stunning Greek Islands, or any of the other stunning locations he visits. You'll learn how to take better pictures, get to see some more of this beautiful world, and maybe have some fun along the way. After all, that's what life should be about!

 

 

 

 

 

Final thought:

In my mind, what I do for a living should be a 'calling', rather than a job. If that is true, then I am called to photograph and to teach. I never feel like I am 'working' when I am doing these two things.


"And he has given him...     ...the ability to teach others."
Exodus 35:34 NIV (abridged)