Our guest for this week’s episode is Ollie Dale.
Ollie started his photographic career aboard a cruise ship in 2001. When he returned to New Zealand in 2003 he set himself up as a freelance photographer, and in 2005 started his company, PhotoNZ Ltd.
In 2008 he joined the NZ Institute of Professional Photography, was the Chairman of the Auckland region from 2009-10, and a part of the Honours Council from 2010-15.
In that time he achieved the level of Fellow of the NZIPP, and has judged at the Professional Photography Awards in NZ (Iris) and Australia (APPA).
His Clients over the years have included many household names, the largest of which are Mazda, Microsoft, Vodafone, Flight Centre and the Auckland Airport.
Ollie now works 2 days a week at the Auckland Airport, creating photo and video content for their social channels and for all sorts of corporate communications.
The original “Virtually Famous” was a title for a small documentary he created in 2012, all about how social media was changing the landscape for photographers, and everyone. He interviewed a number of people who influenced him and asked them about how they used Social Media to grow their brands, interact with followers and become virtually famous.
Recently Ollie has been hired to be the official photographer and videographer of the Lost Clipper expedition to the island of Chuuk, where they will try to find evidence about what could have been the first hijacking in the history of aviation, so we wanted to know all about this fascinating search for a plane that vanished in 1938.
We also asked Ollie for insights into pursuing aerial photography with a drone and what it means to be the official photographer aboard a cruise ship. This is an episode that is packed full with information on a variety of topics that will certainly keep you entertained and engaged.
Duration 44m 12s.
Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/