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Incredible learning curve into the world of photography

What a sensational trip in Greece made magic by those early morning/late evening sunrise/sunset... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Sensational photographic tour!

I loved the time I spent in Ethiopia on Valerie Martins Photographic Tour. I have been on several... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Janene C
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Like to learn photography tips and tricks from a professional photographer. Learn how to get the best out of your camera,get off auto and explore the exciting possibilities in manual mode. A couple of unique workshops include Travel Photography at...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
59 Old Barrenjoey Rd | Avalon Recreation Centre, Avalon Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2107, Australia
+61 410 166 329
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a sensational trip in Greece made magic by those early morning/late evening sunrise/sunset sessions on tips and tricks to achieve stunning shots, and the amazing knowledge I gained every day on all things to do with photography. Began as a complete novice and can...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I loved the time I spent in Ethiopia on Valerie Martins Photographic Tour. I have been on several photographic tours however this trip was made even better by the fact that Valerie is such a competent, considerate and very helpful photographer. It is difficult to...More

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Valeriemartin, Owner at Valerie Martin Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments on the photo tour in Ethiopia. It was a very varied trip as you said from the rock hewn churches to the tribes down south. Glad you enjoyed the trip and the photography experience and look forward to having...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

Seeing Ethiopia as part of a Valerie Martin Photographic Tour was a fantastic way to experience the country and its people while travelling with a like minded group of people. This tour enabled us to access incredibly interesting places and to make the most of...More

Thank thedags2
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We really enjoyed having Valerie as our tour leader on a very interesting holiday in Ethiopia. This is a packed full tour, including churches and tribes, markets and mountains. My favourite day was visiting the Galada monkeys. The monkeys are very attractive to look at...More

Thank SheilsPerthAustralia
Reviewed 12 November 2017

An extraordinary trip into the real Ethiopia; North and South. Valerie is so very organised, kind, dynamic, knowledgeable and generous. Her photographic support was fantastic and I learned more about photography during this 3 weeks than I have in years! Don't hesitate, you will certainly...More

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Valeriemartin, Owner at Valerie Martin Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thanks for your kind words about the photo tour to Ethiopia. It was a pleasure having you with us as we explored this amazing country from the rock hewn churches and gelada baboons to the photogenic tribes down south. Delighted you felt you learnt a...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Valerie has many years of experience in travel photography, it's on my bucket list to do some of her photography tours. I've just been to some of her photography classes, she's a delight to be around and her gentle manner of teaching will show you...More

2  Thank velvettestudio
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have signed up for a couple of Valerie's photography courses over the last few years and have learnt an incredible amount from her, enabling me to take my photography to the next level. Valerie is such a wonderful and patient teacher, I never feel...More

1  Thank ktoopi
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I recently completed a photography course with Valerie having had no previous experience with a DSLR camera. Valerie was super patient with everyone and was just enthusiastic for them to learn and love photography as much as she does! The course was thoroughly enjoyable, fun...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

I have attended both group and private lessons with Val over approximately 5 years including 2 private tours. Her extensive knowledge and warm and engaging teaching style have taken me from being a novice DSLR photographer to feeling confident that I can always get the...More

1  Thank SunshineSally0
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I found Valerie's workshops to be very informative, relaxed and extremely helpful. I especially enjoyed the on-site workshop I was able to attend (doing Sydney city photography) that produced fantastic results.

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7 January 2017|
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Response from Valeriemartin | Property representative |
Hi there, What sort of course are you interested in and what level of photography are you at? Once I know I can send you more details, also please send me your phone no so I can speak to you directly, thanks Valerie