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Ryan Plakonouris Photography

MEET RYAN

MEET RYAN

Ryan runs a business that operates 3 pillars surrounding digital art: creative, travel and helping. The creative is image management and producing high quality image content and video for digital and print marketing. The travel pillar is wildlife photographic Safaris and workshops.  The helping is charity work and he is the proud co-founder and CEO of WorldPix.org, a non profit organization that utilizes photography to generate funds for humanitarian and conservation causes and projects around the world. 

 
Ryan has had a full life, raised by loving parents with a family of his own who have paved the way to a journey allowing Ryan to be creative, mindful of conservation and with a giving heart. 
 
Iky’s Photographic – this is where it all started. Ryan’s family have lived in the photography world since he can remember. His dad Iky, who is always with a camera, started Iky’s Photographic in 1986! Whether repairing cameras and lenses, shooting media, sport or creative, he has lived photography and it’s somewhat rubbed off on Ryan. Iky’s Photographic is still going strong in the repairs of lenses and cameras. 
 
In agreement with Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Pro Photo Safaris began. Ryan and Iky’s many years of combined photographic experience combined with Ryan’s education in Conservation and his years of experience in 5 star hospitality management helped take the Photographic Safaris forward. Since Pro Photo safaris, Ryan has guided guests through Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa. It took  some time but  Ryan and Iky knew they had information worth sharing and could help by tutoring guests on the art of wildlife photography. From Pro Photo Safaris at Shamwari, WorldPix was founded. 
 
 

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 15 year career in the 5 star hospititality industry, Ryan has built up an in-depth knowledge of how world class establishments should be portrayed in their marketing colateral. Ryan has specialized 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 taylor made Photographic Safaris to iconic destination in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana and South Africa. ENQUIRE NOW.

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

 

In 2014 Shamwari Private Game Reserve introduced Pro Photo Safaris. This photographic adventure is guided by Iky and Ryan, who have 50 years experience between them in addition to Iky being 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. Ryan’s years of wildlife guiding and his additional skill sets of photography and hospitality perfectly complement Iky’s in-depth knowledge of photography, technical skills and repairs. Coupled together, 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 Iky’s almost life long passion for photography and cameras. In his 20’s he began his apprenticeship with Frank & Hirsh, in those days, the South African distributor and repair agent for NIKON. Having built his career as a camera technician his enormous knowledge of photography grew and he has photographed for media houses, corporates and major sports events throughout his career. Since Ryan can remember, wildlife and sport photography were two of his favourites.   ENQUIRE HERE FOR CAMERA & LENS REPAIRS,   EQUIPMENT SALES (SECOND HAND & NEW).

WorldPix mission: “We believe in the power of a photograph to lead the way to effect change for communities in need.” 

WorldPix is a non profit organization that sells prints from International photographers in aid of important causes around the world. WorldPix also offers photographic Safaris and Workshops with experienced guides to generate donations. 

Ryan is the co-founder, CEO and a photographic guide of WorldPix. 

VIDEO PRODUCTION

VIDEO PRODUCTION

From mastering stills images often comes a transition to video. The key to great stills images is understanding light and how to adapt to it’s constantly varying intensities. This helps with video also and Ryan has been able to apply his stills knowledge to video productions particularly in the Game Reserve and wildlife arena.

 

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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