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About Me

Phonetography Tours is run by professional photographer Olaf Reinen.

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

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.
But most importantly, Olaf understands that great photography is not about the device you photograph with; it is how you translate your reactions, feelings, senses, and thoughts, into photographs that tell stories. With the advances in the cameras in phones, this is now a valid and viable method to record our stories. Plus, the immediacy of the results is fantastic!

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.

So join Olaf on an upcoming Phonetography Tour on the stunning Greek Island of Santorini. 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!

Kind words:

"Thanks for an amazing photo tour. It was so much fun and I really enjoyed every moment.  I love all my photos from that day and the rest of my time in Santorini and it was such a pleasure to have your advice - your passion for photography is amazing and you're a great teacher. Patient. Funny. Inspiring.

Thank you for showing me a different side to Santorini."

-Many thanks, Stacey M