Feedback from real people is vital in making informed decisions about taking trips, or working with someone to design that experience of a lifetime for your own clients. What are my guests and clients saying about going on my trips and working with me as an operator & consultant? Check out what they think below.

Peter Eastway

Two time AIPP Australian professional photographer of the year, WPPI Master of Photography, featured on "Tales by Light" on Nat Geo & Netflix, AIPP NSW Landscape Photographer of the Year, Kodak Award of Distinction Winner.
“I'd like to thank David for organising such a seamless trip. He, got us to all the locations on time and adjusted the itinerary to take advantage of changing conditions - and with early snows, we had lots of changing conditions! However, it was the friendliness and ease with which Dave made everything happen that was so great. I've travelled with many photography groups and leaders over the years and David is up there with the very best! I'd have no hesitation working with him on another trip!”

Scott Nidermaier

Manager of Education - Phase One
"I had the great pleasure of working with David on the production of multiple PODAS workshops for Phase One. David's attention to detail and absolute dedication to a complete photographic experience were un-paralleled. On the trip, David provided the group with information on every location we visited, including history and fun stories. All aspects of the trip were planned thoroughly, leaving me the ability to concentrate my focus on my clients. I would highly recommend David and I'm looking forward to working with him again on future workshops!"

Trisha D.

Trip Guest | California

Ultimate Southern Africa 2018
"I can't recommend David more highly! We had an amazing two-week trip to southern Africa. Our itinerary was perfectly planned to make the most of our time without ever feeling rushed. Transport, accommodation and food were all of high standard, with Jaci’s Tree Lodge in Madikwe and the Khwai Camp in the Okavango Delta being my favorites. There were so many experiences that I will never forget. Watching the sunrise over Victoria Falls with absolutely no one else in the park, seeing huge herds of elephants in the Okavango Delta and sleeping in the star bed over the watering hole in Madikwe were just a few. We saw all of Africa’s Big 5 animals within the first 4 days and spotted Leopards, Cheetahs and more Lions than I could ever imagine. As someone who solely uses their iPhone camera the thought of using a professional camera was intimidating, but David was incredible in teaching me the basics. I came home with amazing photos that my friends and family mistook for National Geographic images. Not only was this a trip of a lifetime but it has inspired me to take up photography since I’ve returned. My only complaint, I wish I could have stayed 2 weeks more!"

Nanci D.

Trip Guest | California

Ultimate Southern Africa 2018
"Going on safari in Africa has always been a dream for me and David took me on a trip of a lifetime. I was very impressed with David’s passion and knowledge of African wildlife and photography. He kept us fully engaged and involved in the game drives. We spotted all of the Big 5 animals as well as Leopards, Cheetahs and prides of Lions. We were definitely not just tourists on a bus traveling from A to B. The accommodations chosen were top notch and the service and food at the lodges exceeded expectation. My favorite being Jaci’s Tree Lodge in Madikwe. The outdoor showers and treehouse atmosphere were fantastic. I highly enjoyed spying animals at the watering hole from their Terrapin hide and the photos I captured there were among some of my favorite. David was very helpful and patient in helping me brush up on my photographic skills and helped me return home with fantastic photos and memories I will never forget. If you love the great outdoors and have a desire to see some of the amazing animals that live on our beautiful planet in their natural environment then this is for you. A real taste of Africa awaits. I highly recommend taking a trip to Africa with David!"

Antonio M.

Trip Guest | Portugal

Canadian Rockies 2016
"During my trip to the Canadian Rockies, I was shown a photographer’s paradise with stunning peaks, emerald lakes and majestic wildlife. I have found all of this thanks to David Gaiz (my guide and photography instructor). David knows where and when to go in order to take the best pictures. The trip was wonderful, thanks David!"

Gaby G.

Trip Guest | Washington

Ultimate Southern Africa 2018
"David organized and led a trip to Africa that was flawless. Great attention was paid to the details and because of that every aspect of the trip flowed seamlessly. Seeing the Big 5 was outstanding, but that was just one of many highlights. The accommodations selected were excellent as were the meals. Knowing that the closest town to one of our lodges was 7-hours round trip, it's very impressive that they produced high quality meals and services. Having the photo lessons was a key that helped make this trip such a success. Learning how to take photos properly from the beginning of the trip only made the experience better throughout. The game drives were fun and interesting. Now I really know what true off-roading is as our vehicles drove over everything in their path. Thank you to David for a great trip!"

Ahmad H.

Trip Guest | California

Ultimate Southern Africa 2018
"On our trip to Africa, David’s close relationship with the owners of the lodges where we stayed significantly assured and enhanced the services we received and the gracious hospitality we enjoyed. Three reserves, 17 game drives, many flight and ground transfer connections, various means of transportation all seamlessly organized and executed. It is not only the great things that happened on the trip, but all the bad things that could have, but did not due to the expertise and attention to detail of David. The contrast between the luxury and warm hospitality of the venues on one hand and the rustic nature of the reserves and animals on the other, is enthralling. The photography instruction that you gave us was very informative and helpful. The choice of resorts, reserves, venues and means of transportation was excellent!"

Trevor N.

Trip Guest | Australia

Canadian Rockies 2017
"I would recommend Dave's trips to anyone. Great knowledge of both logistical stuff but also good photography knowledge... just amazing support. Dave was awesome & easy to get on with. Hope to catch up with him in the future!"

Mary D.

Trip Guest | Washington

Ultimate Southern Africa 2018
"I have always wanted to go to Africa but the thought of planning such a trip was overwhelming. Having every detail well planned for us was so enjoyable. The trip ran so smoothly. We loved the reserves (Khwai and Madikwe) as well as the Chobe River photo boat. The accommodations, cuisine and staff were fabulous and far exceeded our expectations. We always felt comfortable and safe. Being fairly new to photography, using the cameras on the game drives was challenging, addicting, and rewarding. David was great with helping us learn how to take better photos quickly. We all came home with amazing pictures that we never would have been able to take without going on a trip like this. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I am so glad I did it! Actually, I would go again!"

Steve W.

Trip Guest | New York

Havasupai Explorer 2016
"The trip to Havasupai and the Grand Canyon was excellent - amazing photo opportunities! David was very free with advice on how to make the most of the photographic opportunities that were available during the trip. David took great care of the group and the food was wonderful too. The other photographers on the trip were extremely nice and the chance to exchange photo information was a hit - overall a great experience."

Henry H.

Trip Guest | Michigan

American Southwest 2017
"Dave made every aspect of the adventure memorable. He was accommodating to everyone and knew every area throughly that we visited. Dave made the trip effortless. I couldn't recommend his trips any higher!"

John D.

Trip Guest | BC, Canada

Canadian Rockies 2017
"Over the years I have taken multiple photo trips. This trip to Banff & Jasper was one of the best that I have been on... All the accommodations were excellent & the same applied to all the meals provided. I would go on another trip without any hesitation. Thanks for a great time."