Testimonials

‘Amazing! Both our guide Carol and the tour she designed for us were the best! We got to see the city as we drove through it, the countryside and view Australian animals and do some wine tasting. Add to that a gourmet lunch in the Hunter Valley with kangaroos jumping along the area surrounding us and you have a description of our perfect day. In addition, Carol is knowledgeable, interesting an excellent driver and lovely. We had arranged for a tour the next day with her so we were doubly pleased!’ – Barry, 2016

‘This was our second day with Carol and she had planned a full day for us in Sydney. She asked if we wanted to make changes or add something else but her plans were PERFECT! She is clearly comfortable in her skin and is able to convey her love and knowledge of Sydney and the area easily! We enjoyed every minute with her and would use her services again in a heartbeat!!!’ – Jill, 2016

‘We cannot be more pleased with our tour with Carol D. It was one of the best private tours we have experienced. Carol was extremely knowledgeable. Her personal experiences made for a very informative time. Carol was always on time. Every detail was exactly as we discussed. It was nice to see Australia thru her eyes and experiences. Much of our tour was away from the tour bus crowds. One of her suggestions was going to the Featherdale Wildlife park instead of the Sydney Zoo. One of our favorite stops.’ – Richard, 2016

‘In the past 25 years we've had 5 guided tours to Hunter Valley from Sydney or Newcastle and the wine tour Carol D. put together for us was the best yet. Perfect choices of wineries and an outstanding restaurant for lunch. She is knowledgeable and a delight to be with. Couldn't have been a better day.’ – Frank, 2016

‘Best tour ever! Carol just blows you over the instant you meet her. Her enthusiasm, out going personality , witt, and knowledge of area, people, and history is fabulous. She has such an infectious personality , that by the end of the tour you still want more. I Would highly recommend her if you want to learn about the country, wine, and all the fabulous history of the area’. – Cary, 2016

‘Carol's persona and her professionalism far exceeded our expectations! Not only did she show us around Sydney, she arranged for us to spend a day/night on a working farm "in the bush", which was outstanding. She taught us to photograph the night sky...extraordinary! Upon rerun to Sydney, she shared her skills and knowledge (and patience) in photography to shoot the Sydney fireworks over the Opera House and Harbor Bridge!!! Remarkable! Carol, thank you so much for a great time & becoming a friend!’ – Ronnie, 2016

'Best money we ever spent on a company ‘cohesion' program. We asked Carol to design a fun, interactive afternoon to promote creative thinking through the use of visual arts and she put together a session that more than met our needs. The team experimented with the awareness of left and right brain tasks that will help us bring a new level of creativity to the way we put together our training programs. Can fully recommend her services. Not only a great photographer but skilled in loads of other areas as well. I can’t thank her enough and can’t wait to see how the team uses her strategies.’ JJ, 2015

 

'This is an excellent tour for people who are interested in photography. Sydney is a beautiful city. Carol took me to places that I never would have been able to find on my own. Her experience taking photographs in Sydney was wonderful and I ended up with a number of beautiful photographs from places in Sydney that I never would have been able to take without her help. I would highly recommend her tours.' – Bill

 

'Carol gave us a wonderful day in Sydney! She knows the city and gives great advice on photographs and the use of cameras to take the best pictures. I would certainly call on her again and do recommend her for a great Sydney experience’- Dave

 

'Carol was very patient with us and gave us invaluable information. She later sent us information on how to take photos of fireworks since we were going to be in Sydney on New Years Eve. Her tips were very helpful and we enjoyed her friendliness, knowledge and insight. Wonderful experience!' - Janet

The photography tutorial lesson was very helpful and gained a lot of useful knowledge not only on my camera but how to perfect shots. Had a really good day thanks Carole look forward to the night class' - Thomas

Carol was terrific! Met us on time, has great knowledge of Sydney and took us on a comprehensive and high energy walking tour of the Rocks, over the bridge, up a tower, etc. Her goal was to introduce us to a few highlights in the Sydney harbor area and to ensure wonderful photographs. She succeeded. We recommend her to anyone. - Linda

 

'I found Sydney City Photo Tours on Weekend Notes. I am new to photography and was looking for an outing in Sydney that combines photographic tuition. I decided on this tour to Cockatoo Island. It was very easy to organise, book and pay for. Carol was very helpful with details of what the outing would entail and where to meet. Carol was very knowledgeable with all camera types. She explained about the various settings that are crucial to taking good photographs and encouraged the group to be adventurous and take photos. She then looked at the pictures that were taken, provided positive feed back, and offered hints on how to improve by adjusting each cameras shutter speed, aperture and ISO. She was very patient and very encouraging by instilling copious amounts of encouragement to keep going and practice. I will definitely attend more of Carols outings and would highly recommend Carol to anyone who has just purchased a new camera or anyone who would like to improve their photography skills and gain more confidence in their photographic journey.' Margaret (March 2014)

 

'I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon with Carol on Cockatoo Island. I’m new to DSLR photography, and had done one technical course previously. This was the perfect complement, a few hours in a very photogenic location! Carol helped clarify some confusions that I had, and pointed me in the right direction for various settings; as well as some very good tips on composition and lighting. I would absolutely recommend this course, and have signed up for a night-time course already.' - Fiona (March 2014)

 

'Carol delivered as advertised - a number of excellent viewpoints for night photography in Sydney harbour. Carol also provided guidance on different ways to view and frame scenes. I enjoyed the time spent with Carol and highly recommend this tour for photographers in Sydney who are interested in adding to their night photography skills and portfolio'. - MH