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Ryan Plakonouris Photography

MEET RYAN

MEET RYAN

Ryan has spent a lifetime behind the lens. His business is comprised of three components that all revolve around digital photographic art: creative, travel, and aid. The creative aspect involves capturing, processing and editing high quality content for print and video marketing. The travel component involves wildlife photographic safaris and workshops. Aid involves using photography to generate funds for humanitarian and conservation causes and projects through WorldPix. Ryan co-founded this non-profit foundation, and proudly serves as it’s CEO.  

Ryan has lived a full life. He was raised by loving parents, and now has a family of his own. His upbringing paved the way for him to be creative, mindful of conservation, and possess a giving heart. The journey all began with Iky’s Photographic, which is Ryan’s father’s camera business that has been going strong since 1986. For as long as Ryan can remember, his father always had a camera in hand. Whether he was repairing cameras and lenses, or shooting sports and media, Iky lived photography; and to say that it rubbed off on Ryan would be an understatement. 

Their many years of combined photographic excellence, along with Ryan’s education in conservation, and experience in 5-star hospitality management, enabled their ability to lead photographic safaris. Pro Photo Safaris began in conjunction with Shamwari Private Game Reserve, and since it’s inception, Ryan has guided guests through Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, and South Africa. It took time to develop, but the duo knew they had information worth sharing, helping tutor guests on the art of wildlife photography. The success of Pro Photo Safaris led to the founding of WorldPix. 

SERVICES

SERVICES

  • Interiors & Hospitality marketing visuals.
  • Image Management Services: image data management for businesses driven by visuals.
  • Photographic Safaris: Pro Photo Safaris at Shamwari Private Game Reserve & privately guided African Safari.
  • Iky’s Photographic: Camera and Lens repairs, equipment sales second hand & new.
  • Video production.
  • Photographic Workshops: Landscape & Marine wildlife workshops.
  • Print sales.

INTERIORS & HOSPITALITY

INTERIORS & HOSPITALITY

With a career in the 5-star hospitality industry that spans 15 years, Ryan has built up an in-depth knowledge of how world-class establishments should be portrayed in their marketing collateral. Ryan specialises in photographing hospitality interiors, exteriors and guest experiences for world renowned private game reserves and boutique hotels in a number of African countries. 

To see Ryan’s body of work on Shamwari Private Game Reserve CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

 

Ryan runs privately guided and tailor-made photographic safaris to iconic destinations throughout Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana and South Africa.  ENQUIRE NOW.

In 2009, Ryan combined his knowledge of the environment, hospitality, and photography to begin offering his skills in media marketing. This entailed shooting hospitality interiors, as well as photographic tutoring on wildlife and landscapes.

2014 saw Shamwari Private Game Reserve introduce Pro Photo Safaris. This photographic adventure is guided by Ryan and Iky, who have 50 years of combined photography experience between them. In addition, Iky has previously been awarded an Agfa wildlife photography award.

When booking a Pro Photo Safari, you’ll be exposed to the skills of two professionals who will show you around the game reserve to capture the wonders of African nature. Along with their shared passion for photography, Ryan brings his skill in wildlife guiding and hospitality, and Iky offers his technical prowess with cameras. When combined, this presents a truly unique and memorable photographic journey for guests.

IKY’S PHOTOGRAPHIC

IKY’S PHOTOGRAPHIC

Iky’s Photographic is a business built upon a near lifelong passion for photography and cameras. In his twenties, Iky began his apprenticeship with Frank & Hirsh, which in those days, was the South African distributor and repair agent for Nikon. 

Having built a career as a camera technician, his vast knowledge of photography progressively grew as he photographed for media houses, corporates and major sports events across South Africa. Throughout his storied love affair with photography, wildlife and sport have remained two of his favourite photographic subjects. 

ENQUIRE HERE FOR CAMERA & LENS REPAIRS,   EQUIPMENT SALES (SECOND HAND & NEW).

WorldPix is a foundation that believes in the power of photographs to affect change for communities in need. 

WorldPix is a non-profit organisation that sells prints from international photographers in aid of important causes around the world. WorldPix also offers photographic safaris and workshops with experienced guides in order to generate donations. 

Ryan is the co-founder, and CEO of WorldPix, and he also serves as a photographic guide for the foundation. 

VIDEO PRODUCTION

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Mastering the capturing of still images requires a key understanding of light and how to adapt to it’s varying intensities. It is a skill that often leads to a transition into the realm of video. Ryan has been able to apply his knowledge of still images in a way that adapts perfectly to video production. He is particularly comfortable in the game reserve and wildlife arena. Enquire for further information on his video production offering.    

CONTACT

CONTACT

Ryan is based in Port Elizabeth South Africa. 

 

Ryan is based in Port Elizabeth South Africa. 

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© 2019 | Ryan Plakonouris Photography

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© 2019 | Ryan Plakonouris Photography

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