Please find below testimonials from those who have been on Gary’s tours or workshops (top section) or who have given an opinion of his work (bottom section). Thank you so much for adding your thoughts and if you haven’t already, please add your own testimonial/review using the form at the bottom of the page, takes a minute max:

At workshops/tours:

I have done three workshops with Gary in the last year on different subjects and have enjoyed all of them. Not only is Gary second to none in terms of location knowledge but so technically skilled and generous with his time in imparting those skills. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Will be back for more.

— David Loneragan

An absolutely brilliant workshop!
I recently participated in a full day, customised, small group workshop with Gary. The day was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT and exceeded all our expectations. He went above and beyond to make our day enjoyable and provide us with a variety of fantastic photo opportunities.
Gary has a wealth of knowledge and catered to our interests and varying abilities. He was friendly and patient, giving information in an easy-to-understand manner. I learnt so much and feel inspired to go out and practise the skills we learnt on the day.
I can’t recommend Gary highly enough! If you are thinking about it…do it!!

— Linda F

Did the waterfall one day workshop. What a day! I am tired after climbing all over the mountains, but my brain is exhausted with all the new information to be loaded, digested and applied. Gary is helpful, friendly, obliging, patient and a real master of his craft. He has given freely tips and helpful comments, and my photography will probably never be the same. Thank you Gary for such a good day.

— John Webster

I just had the most wonderful weekend in the Blue Mountains with Gary on his Introduction to Landscape Photography course. Gary gave me the confidence to shift from automatic to manual settings to capture some amazing and diverse scenery throughout the mountains. We covered sunrise, sunset, astro, waterfalls, pagoda country and amazing valley views. Gary had me thinking about the combination of location, timing, composition and light which was a great lesson for a relative beginner. I learnt the basics for editing and learnt enough skills to come home and refine my skills. I am already contemplating which if Gary’s workshops to do next.

— Marita Pearson

I recently attended a one-on-one workshop with Gary in early February. From the moment of collecting me at my accommodation to the finish of the day, we found lookouts for sunrise and sunset and of course waterfalls. Gary has wonderful local knowledge and was very considerate of my hiking ability, matching the tracks up well. He is happy to share his editing know how as well. Thoroughly recommend this workshop!

— Sharon Blanck

Hi Gary I can’t thank you enough for the amazing day I spent with you on Thursday. I was really excited to find that you in particular were doing Aerial Photography Workshops in the Blue Mountains as I have always admired your photographic skills. At the ripe old age of 73 it has been a bit daunting taking on the challenge of mastering my Mavic 2 Pro Drone. It has taken my “Brain Training” to a whole new level! Honestly, I did have high expectations and you certainly didn’t disappoint. I’m now looking at my Drone with great excitement instead of terror 🙂 A huge bonus for me was the “Creative” part of the instruction. This has added a whole new dimension to my approach to the Drone. You were incredibly generous with your knowledge and guidance and I can highly recommend your workshops to any aspiring Drone Pilot no matter what their age.

— Barbara Wall

I thoroughly enjoyed the Autumn Colours workshop in May 2024. I attended with two friends from Canberra. Gary was incredibly patient and knowledgeable. His knowledge of photography techniques as well as the Blue Mountain area was impressive. I have only recently started photography as a hobby however my friends had more (decades) experience. Gary was easily able to pivot between what I needed vs what other attendees wanted to learn. It was a brilliant day.

— Vic W

I attended Gary’s Autumn Colours Workshop recently and really enjoyed my day. While I’ve visited the mountains for autumn colour before, thanks to Gary I’ll now know where to go in future, and more importantly have a lot more skill in taking photos of the scenery. I learnt a lot about composition and processing. Gary was a great guide and the small group size means there is plenty of time for everyone.

— Sue Crowe

I have attended Gary’s, intro landscaping photograhpy workshop, and found it absolutly fabulous. Not only did it help me behind the lens but gave some insight into the ability of lightroom for processing photos. He also took us to areas off the usual tourist routes so we not only learnt alot about photography but also about the world heritage areas in the Blue Mountains. If you want to get into or get back into landscape photography, could not recommend this course more highly

— Patrick Meares

We got a private tour with Gary and love every bit of it. Gary took us to some of the lesser known places, he even went above and beyond suggesting good compositions and new techniques. He was patient in teaching my partner who is just starting out using mirrorless camera moving away from the trusty iPhone.
Gary is passionate about the area as demonstrated by his wealth of local knowledge. He knew when is the best time, light and condition to get the best shot.
Gary even went above and beyond to share his list of spectacular landscapes for our future reference. The day went by too quickly and we did not have enough time to explore the more rugged landscape of the western Blue Mountains. Will definitely get Gary to take us out again when I am back to the Blue Mountains in the future.
Thank you again for everything Gary.

— Tse Yin Chang

I paid for my sister to attend an Autumn workshop for her birthday. The results of her day with Gary were amazing it was worth every dollar spent. Gary was more than helpful setting up my gift prior to the booking as I live interstate. Thanks for everything, love looking at his photos too.

— Michelle Griffith

Just completed Autumn colors workshop with Gary and my expectations were well and truly exceeded.
He was able to pinpoint my basic problems with technique , processing and lack of confidence with patience and grace.
His knowledge of Blue mountains and out of the way photography spots was amazing.
By end of day,( although brain was full to bursting with information ) I new that I had my eyes opened up to a better way of doing it.
My confidence and renewed enthusiasm in photography is a result of doing this course.
Thanks Gary. Will be back

— Jill Vidal

I did an autumn leaves workshop with Gary, it was my first with him and it didn’t disappoint. I found Gary extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, professional and helpful. I loved the way he explained everything especially composition. Even taking a shot on his phone and explaining how to get the right shot. It’s the first time I have ever had so much one to one hands on experience in a Workshop. It was fantastic can’t wait to edit my shots. I will be certainly be returning to do another workshop and if you are thinking about it, just do it.

— Karen

To say this astrophotography workshop was fantastic, I will fall short in describing how good it was. You need to experience Gary’s local and photographic knowledge not to mention Gary’s friendliness. Do yourself a favour and book a workshop with Gary, you won’t regret it, and you won’t forget it.

— Miguel

Having dabbled in Astrophotography with mixed results, the workshop offered the perfect opportunity to have another go with some expert guidance to get to some great results. A thoroughly enjoyable evening run by an expert with fantastic local knowledge willing to share his experience to allow others to take great shots too. All I can add is if you’ve read this far… go ahead and sign up!

— Dave L

I did the weekend landscape photography course recently with my sister in law. It was an amazing two days and we learnt so much, too much to include everything here. It was incredible to spent time with such an experienced photographer. He was so patient with us and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the surrounding areas. even though the weather wasn’t cooperating at times, he went above and beyond in providing us with different photographic opportunities which we loved. He has inspired us both. I can’t recommend him anymore highly. Incredible value for money and such a gift to spend time with someone so skilled. Make the time time for yourself and do it!!!

— Alicia

I took the Autumn Colours workshop with Gary recently (2022). It was well organised and the flexible schedule meant we got to shoot several locations and avoided the holiday long weekend crowds without difficulty. Perhaps more importantly it was helpful to watch how Gary sees a location and composes his shots, and to watch him editing photos. Thanks, Gary.

— Richard W

Spent an amazing day in the mountains, Gary was very knowledgeable and answered any questions I had with a thorough explanation. I learnt so much in such a short period of time. Goes to show you can’t beat face to face learning. I love the mountains and waterfalls I’m very excited to put my new found skills to work.
Thank you Gary you have helped me more than you know 🙂

— Kath Johnston

I recently joined Gary for one of his Autumn Colour workshops, in the upper Blue Mountains. It was a truly great day.
The weather conditions were kind & Gary’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the best locations ensured we were at exactly the right spots at the right times of day for the best available light & colours. Predicting where & when to go is a lottery unless you have Gary’s local knowledge, built up over years of experience with our ever changing weather. I live in the Blue Mountains & thought I knew the best spots…little did I know.
Gary has a great photographer’s eye & a real knack for explaining what he sees & why it can make for a terrific photo. He also has great techniques for quick & captivating editing results.
We covered a lot of ground & skills in our full day, but the pace felt good, not rushed. Gary adjusted on the fly for our preferences for where we wanted to spend more time.
Our lunch was fantastic, with wide ranging discussions over hearty food.
I can really recommend Gary’s workshops, guidance, tuition, & company…..he’s a really knowledgeable, straightforward & nice bloke.
Brendan

— Brendan Jack

I attended a one-on-one workshop day with Gary, who is a very talented and passionate photographer with a great eye and a wealth of knowledge about photography (and many other things) who creates amazingly beautiful photos.
I immensely enjoyed my day with Gary and all the things I learned, all the beautiful locations we visited and the lovely chats we shared. Gary was very flexible with how I wanted to go about the day and he was most considerate, patient, polite, sharing and very helpful throughout the entire day. I found him very easy to get along with both on a professional and personal level.
Gary is a wonderful and kindhearted human being and I highly recommend attending one of his workshops.

— Tunde Deal

I did the Waterfalls Workshop last Friday and had a fantastic day. Gary was very patient, a great tutor and he knows where the best photo ops are. Would highly recommend and will be back for some of his other workshops.

— Julianne

I did a photography workshop with Gary and learned lots from spending time with him. What I learned about composition and editing I have been able to apply to my portrait work. The lessons are universal. Also Spending time in the blue mountains in autumn was beautiful way to spend a day out. Thanks Gary.

— L & D Photography

I am writing to say how much we all enjoyed your presentation last night at the Upper Blue Mountains Camera Club. We’ve had some very positive comments so far and are very grateful that you came along. Having presenters of your calibre and enthusiasm certainly opens eyes and stimulates interest in the members. You covered so many areas in your chat – all of them interesting, but the take home message( for me at least), was just how hard you work to get the images you need, and how many bases you cover in marketing your work, to make a living from photography. It’s impressive and quite amazing.

— Alan Daniel – President UBMCC

To say this astrophotography workshop was fantastic, I will fall short in describing how good it was. You need to experience Gary’s local and photographic knowledge not to mention Gary’s friendliness. Do yourself a favour and book a workshop with Gary, you won’t regret it, and you won’t forget it.

— Miguel

I thoroughly enjoyed the Autumn Colours workshop in May 2024. I attended with two friends from Canberra. Gary was incredibly patient and knowledgeable. His knowledge of photography techniques as well as the Blue Mountain area was impressive. I have only recently started photography as a hobby however my friends had more (decades) experience. Gary was easily able to pivot between what I needed vs what other attendees wanted to learn. It was a brilliant day.

— Vic W

We managed to really pack in a range of locations and activities, and I loved that you shared some of your processing workflow with me. Seeing the drone in action was an added bonus. Despite doing a ton of photography, I found the pace of the day quite relaxed and I never felt rushed. It was also a long day and I appreciate that you never seemed tired or less enthusiastic at any point. Despite the weather not co-operating at the end of the day and missing out on the sunset and astro opportunities, the day was really enjoyable and very worthwhile

— NW

—Nebula & Deep Sky Astrophotography
5/5 Stars! Was a very enjoyable and accomodating workshop with the very knowledgable Gary! Because of him, I got to shot some really interesting space structures and learnt how to post process them on my own afterwards! What I thought would be something impossible and hard to learn now made easy thanks to Gary!
After the workshop, Gary continued to help me and I ended up buying my own equipment and was able to do this really technical form of photography on my own. 🙂
Thanks so much!

— Thaison 2024

On behalf of the Blue Mountains Photography Group, and myself in particular, I would like to thank you once again for your wonderful presentation to our club earlier in the year. I found it most enlightening to get an insight to your techniques for capturing such beautiful images and I am sure other members of our club did as well.

— Anne Baker – Blue Mtns Photography Group

I have attended Gary’s, intro landscaping photograhpy workshop, and found it absolutly fabulous. Not only did it help me behind the lens but gave some insight into the ability of lightroom for processing photos. He also took us to areas off the usual tourist routes so we not only learnt alot about photography but also about the world heritage areas in the Blue Mountains. If you want to get into or get back into landscape photography, could not recommend this course more highly

— Patrick Meares

I attended one of Gary’s photography workshops earlier this year. Gary is not only a talented photographer, but also an excellent teacher who is able to impart his deep knowledge in an entertaining and friendly way. Recommended!

— Colin Chang

Thank you so much for your great work with the night sky photography workshops. The feedback has been very positive.

— Sabrina Roesner – BMCC Exhibitions Manager

Had a great time on the Starry Night, Astrophotography workshop. Gary was very helpful and knew the area well which gave us great opportunities to capture the night skies. Thanks Gary, I can thoroughly recommend this workshop, learnt lots had fun and all very reasonable.

— Jenny Davidson

Gary’s expertise is evident in his photographs, and he has encyclopaedic knowledge of the Blue Mountains region. But the first focus of his attention on our landscape photography workshop was getting to know the participants, our skills, and what we were interested in creating aesthetically with our photography. His ability to meet and expand our experience and knowledge is what makes this weekend workshop tick. It was also a great way to get to know this very special part of the world. The weather wasn’t particularly kind to us, but it didn’t matter – what’s bad weather for one photo situation is good for another, and Gary cleverly adapted to the conditions. I learned a lot, gained a new perspective on my fledgling photography skills, had a great weekend, and came away with some fantastic shots. Gary, thank you so much for the experience.

— Paul – Intro to Landscape Weekend

Gary’s Photgraphy workshops are great! Not to mention the landscape photography he does.

— Chris Cater

While visiting the Blue Mountains, I found Gary’s Blue Mountains Photography Hotspots guide to be invaluable. Using the grading system (on difficulty of accessibility) I was easily able to find some stunning locations. I’ve been a big fan of Gary’s work for some time and was delighted to have the opportunity to meet up for a last-minute photo tour. Despite being arranged at short notice, I found Gary to be very accommodating as well as both friendly and highly professional. His knowledge of the local area is extremely impressive, particularly away from the main tourist areas (off the beaten track). Thanks to Gary’s assistance, I have come away from The Blue Mountains with a collection of photos that I am very pleased with. I hope to visit again one day and *highly* recommend booking a tour with Gary. You will not be disappointed.

— Damian Davis

I just wrapped up a weekend with Gary’s Hidden Blue Mountains workshop and wow it exceeded all my expectations! Gary’s knowledge of the local area is unsurpassed, and he definitely took us to hidden parts of the greater Blue Mountains that are not readily accessed and that have been seldom photographed.
His hospitality and guidance was fantastic and we all had a great time exploring unique landscapes.
I can’t wait to join him for another trip to discover even more of this amazing part of Australia.

— Paul Mock

I have attended photography workshops run by other people and most have left me unsatisfied with the end results. This was certainly not the case for the Astrophotography workshop run by Gary. His expertise of the subject, his great local knowledge and his instruction and attention to each participant will see even the least experienced photographer go home with atleast one amazing photo from the night. Going to Gary’s studio to critique and process the photos a few times during the night made his workshop stand out from any others that I have participated in. Highly recommend anyone to attend his workshop.

— Brett Miller

I highly recommend Gary and his wonderful “Hidden Blue Mountains” Workshop. Gary gave us heaps of options to choose from and took us to some spectacular places I had no idea existed.
Thank you Gary for your guidance, your willingness to change plans as the weather dictated and your hospitality. i look forward to going on another workshop adventure with you in the future.

— Anne Baker

I had a great time in early August on the Hidden Blue Mountains workshop with Julien, Peter and Gary Hayes. The Gardens of Stone was amazing and Gary’s photographic knowledge is immense. From angles to leading lines, processing, he knows how to convey it to you also, thanks again and catch up sometime.

— Peter Hickey – Hidden Blue Mtns

Spent the day with Gary in a small group, improving my drone skills for both video and stills. Very hands-on, plenty of content, well-organised and covered a lot of ground (literally) in a day without ever feeling rushed. Gary knows his stuff, happy to get technical as well as accommodating and encouraging less confident users. It’s a great way to spend the day in a beautiful part of the world.

— Barrie Seppings

Did the astrophotography workshop with Gary. Went to places I didn’t think about, and the wealth of knowledge regarding the Blue Mountains make Gary the perfect guide. Learnt one very important message from the course regarding astrophotography – the foreground is as important as the night sky. The enthusiasm of Gary is sure to inspire you. I can thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who loves photography. I will book more courses in the future.

— Jeffrey Brew

Did the waterfall one day workshop. What a day! I am tired after climbing all over the mountains, but my brain is exhausted with all the new information to be loaded, digested and applied. Gary is helpful, friendly, obliging, patient and a real master of his craft. He has given freely tips and helpful comments, and my photography will probably never be the same. Thank you Gary for such a good day.

— John Webster

I just had the most wonderful weekend in the Blue Mountains with Gary on his Introduction to Landscape Photography course. Gary gave me the confidence to shift from automatic to manual settings to capture some amazing and diverse scenery throughout the mountains. We covered sunrise, sunset, astro, waterfalls, pagoda country and amazing valley views. Gary had me thinking about the combination of location, timing, composition and light which was a great lesson for a relative beginner. I learnt the basics for editing and learnt enough skills to come home and refine my skills. I am already contemplating which if Gary’s workshops to do next.

— Marita Pearson

I recently attended the starry night astro photography workshop and it was incredible! Gary’s knowledge of photography, the nights sky and post processing lead to some amazing photos that you can be proud of. Not only was the workshop lots of fun, full of beautiful Blue Mountains locations, Gary also tailored the workshop to our interests. I can’t wait to attend my next workshop. Thank you Gary.

— Jodie Morrison

Took the Astro course with Gary. Weather wasn’t that hot due to clouds but Gary put the miles in to find the best vantage points for the conditions. Very knowledgeable and happy to pass it on.

— Jason Bunce

Was lucky enough to do Gary’s last astro workshop of the season in October. He has a great knowledge of the local area for shooting locations, and we managed several different ones in good clear conditions. I definitely picked up some great tips, and Gary hooked us up to some specialist astro gear to do some deep sky work which I had never done. Even got a nebula pic! Great workshop. Bonus parrot photo opps in the late afternoon top:)

— Andre

Gary has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the  mountains. Showed us the most amazing places to capture the best of this area in the perfect light.. Gary was a delight as our guide, friendly and knowledgeable. I was very happy with the photography that I captured and I would highly recommend attending Gary’s workshops.  Gary has a great knowledge of the Mountains and knows the best places to photograph it’s beauty away from the tourist trail.. I will definitely be returning and doing one of Gary’s Workshops this year… thanks to Gary, I will return….

— Lesa Corrine

Spent an amazing day in the mountains, Gary was very knowledgeable and answered any questions I had with a thorough explanation. I learnt so much in such a short period of time. Goes to show you can’t beat face to face learning. I love the mountains and waterfalls I’m very excited to put my new found skills to work.
Thank you Gary you have helped me more than you know 🙂

— Kath Johnston

I’d like to thank Gary for taking me to some of the lesser known photography locations in the Blue Mountains. Gary’s knowledge of the area is astounding as is his passion and knowledge for photography. I’d highly recommend anyone attend one of Gary’s workshops.

— Shane Arrold

Thank you so much for making it an amazing day. I hope to book a similar experience in the future.

— Lynette Bester

I did an autumn leaves workshop with Gary, it was my first with him and it didn’t disappoint. I found Gary extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, professional and helpful. I loved the way he explained everything especially composition. Even taking a shot on his phone and explaining how to get the right shot. It’s the first time I have ever had so much one to one hands on experience in a Workshop. It was fantastic can’t wait to edit my shots. I will be certainly be returning to do another workshop and if you are thinking about it, just do it.

— Karen

I arranged the hidden Blue Mountain photography workshop for my hubby’s suprise birthday gift. It was a fantastic experience for him to chill out and do something different away from his workaholic lifestyle. He felt so energetic with all the hiking and wonderful sites visited and of course, photos he never knew he could take himself. Gary was so inspiring and full of knowledge. We highly recommend this workshop for those who want to do something fun and to explore the Blue Mountains from a different perspective.

— Cindy W

I recently chose Gary to take me and my photography partner on a customised photography excursion of the upper Blue Mountains. I was familiar with all the tourist locations and wanted local knowledge and expertise to get some great, well composed shots of the Blue Mountains.
Gary customised the day for us, and guided us safely to locations that were slightly off the tourist beaten track.
Gary was organised, very knowledgeable about the area and able to suggest a wide variety of locations. He was flexible and very helpful in helping us achieve our goals for the day. He has a wealth of technical knowledge about cameras, and image processing that he was happy to share with us, and was generous with his advice and shared images of the day.
We both had a great day out and now are inspired to visit his list of special locations to return to when we next visit the Blue Mountains. Thank you Gary.

— Lisa Owens

I have done three workshops with Gary in the last year on different subjects and have enjoyed all of them. Not only is Gary second to none in terms of location knowledge but so technically skilled and generous with his time in imparting those skills. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Will be back for more.

— David Loneragan

I just wanted to say how much everyone enjoyed your gig as the guest judge last night. It really did go down well.
The feedback so far is all very positive with a few emails already today giving the thumbs up. Well done, and thank you for making the time to come along.

— Alan Daniel – President UBMCC

I recently joined Gary for one of his Autumn Colour workshops, in the upper Blue Mountains. It was a truly great day.
The weather conditions were kind & Gary’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the best locations ensured we were at exactly the right spots at the right times of day for the best available light & colours. Predicting where & when to go is a lottery unless you have Gary’s local knowledge, built up over years of experience with our ever changing weather. I live in the Blue Mountains & thought I knew the best spots…little did I know.
Gary has a great photographer’s eye & a real knack for explaining what he sees & why it can make for a terrific photo. He also has great techniques for quick & captivating editing results.
We covered a lot of ground & skills in our full day, but the pace felt good, not rushed. Gary adjusted on the fly for our preferences for where we wanted to spend more time.
Our lunch was fantastic, with wide ranging discussions over hearty food.
I can really recommend Gary’s workshops, guidance, tuition, & company…..he’s a really knowledgeable, straightforward & nice bloke.
Brendan

— Brendan Jack

Gary’s Autumn Workshop was fantastic. The whole day was extremely well organised and nothing was too much trouble. With Gary’s knowledge of photography combined with his knowledge of the local area his workshops are a must. Highly recommended.

— Scott Lambert

Thank you for the great weekend – we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot in the process.

— Gonzalo and Lynn Alfaro

I’ve been on a few of Gary’s workshops, and I’ve always both enjoyed them and been able to take away some valuable new skills that have benefited my photography. Great sessions.

— Wayne Jeff

Just completed Autumn colors workshop with Gary and my expectations were well and truly exceeded.
He was able to pinpoint my basic problems with technique , processing and lack of confidence with patience and grace.
His knowledge of Blue mountains and out of the way photography spots was amazing.
By end of day,( although brain was full to bursting with information ) I new that I had my eyes opened up to a better way of doing it.
My confidence and renewed enthusiasm in photography is a result of doing this course.
Thanks Gary. Will be back

— Jill Vidal

As photographer:

A truly wonderful gallery. Gary is a fabulous photographer with amazing knowledge of the area being a local, and a nice guy to boot. His photos are next to none in capturing the beauty and wonder of The Blue Mountains, and beyond.

— Kerri-Ann Farr

I love your pics the mountains n show people all over the world when I travel , they are spectacular and make me truly believe I live somewhere special

— Lee Kelly 2018

There’s a Spiritual quality to his photos. I may sense this because I grew up in the Blue Mountains and I’ve been to Narrow Neck during my younger years. This photo brings back so many memories

— Claudia Koelndorfer 2017

I really think these are the best pieces of work I have ever come across and as I was born in the Lithgow area and went to school there every time I see your work I really do miss the scenery as I don’t get to see it much any more and it makes me Home Sick! Thank you Gary for such an adventure down memory lane and bringing the memories back to life! Great Work keep it up!

— Stephen Smith 2018

I love to see Gary’s photos on FB. He never ceases to amaze me with the way he captures the essence of the stunning landscapes in the Blue Mountains. Just when I think I have seen the best photo yet, he posts another even better one. Thanks Gary for sharing your talent so freely.

— Linda

As someone who has worked in many outdoors locations in the Blue Mountains for the past few years, I thought I knew the Mtns well. However, since coming across Gary’s work and subsequently being inspired to advance my own photography journey, I have realised how little I really knew. I’m talking about the little things that often go unnoticed. Gary’s dedication and talent captures our beautiful mountains in the most special way.

— Dal Atkinson

Visited your gallery on Saturday morning with my wife Mary – impressive collection of shots and very inspiring on numerous fronts. Currently considering joining your workshops and also to tee up some private shoots with three of my close mates in exploring some parts of the Blue Mountains with you. Photos on Facebook doesn’t do justice of the quality of the stuff you capture. Well done and good luck with the gallery.

— John Van Put

Love your photos, in your work l see a beautiful person with a lot of inner peace.

— Loretta

Those photos that you have shared, take me back many many years, sitting in the back of my families ’36 Chev’ meandering up the many hills, twists and turns and looking in awe at the incredible region. Your photos are a joy to see, and now I’m old and living in Brisvegas’, they bring back so many memories. You truly depict nature at it’s finest, and since I’ve taken up a bit of amateur photography, I appreciate even more, how you can capture the ‘essence’.

— Barbara King 2018

Gary is a fabulous landscape photographer. His in-depth knowledge of the stunning Blue Mountains is unmatched by any other in his field. Gary is an all round nice guy and you won’t regret buying one of his beautiful landscapes or signing up for one of his photography courses.

— Joanne McCormack

You see heaven in your photos

— Glynis Anne Faucett 

Gary’s images are without doubt outstandingly beautiful to look at. But further to that, personally, they serve to encourage me in my own passion, provide valuable visual information about the effective use of light in an image and the mastery of great composition. I one day hope to meet Gary, whom i consider to be one my greatest unofficial mentors. Until then… thanks Gary, i look forward to being introduced to the Blue Mountains by you one day soon!

— Chris Steed

Your photos captured the beautiful essence and soul of The Blue Mountains. Make me feel like I’m there. homesick feeling. Bless your gift

— Rose Wolfinger 2018

Gary, you have a special eye for photography they have depth, contrast, greatness, you make us feel that we are standing in a lookout with the Blue Mountains in front of us. Thank you for sharing your photographs with us.

— Norma Bonora 2018

Gary has an eye for the dramatic and this translates into the most majestic photos of the Blue Mountains and Gardens of Stone area. He is an ambassador for our area and shares his love of it world wide. His photos are inspiring and stunning.

— Sharon Lee Lewis 2018

Gary captures the mystery and essence of the Blue Mountains.

— Andrea 2018

Gary’s photography skills give me a point of reference to aspire to. His subtle use of black and white and colour shows me new ways to change the mood of a scene, purely by the addition of colour or lack thereof.

— Peter Holland 2018

Gary seems to be able to always catch that perfect sunset or sunrise so words cannot describe how appreciative I am to be able to see our beautiful Australian landscape through his eyes and camera.

— Deloraine Miller 2018

So beautiful! Take it from a watercolour artist, you are an artist!!! Keep ’em coming.

— Vivienne Burnett 2017

In time Gary will be seen as the most prolific Blue Mountains photographer ever and stoked to call him a mate. I really love that he has shown me the Mountains in a way that i will always love it

— Mark Jessop 2018

Your works to capture the full magic of the Blue Mountains, transports us to a world of wonder.

— Eileen Haley 2018

I am constantly impressed by Gary’s photos of the Blue Mountains area, I have lived in the mountains for 35 years and I have seen more beauty, than I ever knew existed in the mountains through his photos. Being in a wheelchair now, means I am limited to the places I can see first hand, I am happy to be able to discover the full scope of Mountains through Gary’s skillful use of the Camera as a medium, to share his spectacular views of the world. Gary has inspired me to get out and take my own views of our beautiful mountains.

— Ben Wilkat

I find the most beautiful photographs taken of a place tend to be those captured by the photographer who not only sees the colour and beauty of the landscape but is also able to feel it’s majesty and energy. Gary Hayes shows he has a deep passion for his beloved Blue Mountains and each of his photographic images portray emotion and feeling by making use of subtle light and shade created by some of the most dramatic sunrises and sunsets to touch the rugged cliffs and ridges of one of my favourite places in Australia.

— Michelle Taylor 2018

Gary’s pictures are like looking through a window , they’re always so clear ,I have never been to your beautiful country ,but feel I know it so well by enjoying his pictures ,some are so wild it’s like looking at a picture of an long forgotten time , and others so lovely they take my breath away at their beauty ,then the ones where the morning mist thru the mountains look like a river raging thru ,I could go on and on , just love seeing Gary’s pictures.

— Margret Bullock 2018

Oh goodness how I love Gary’s photography, he is so creative and wonderful. I have Never had the pleasure of visiting the Blue Mountains, and in the past months he has made the area come alive for me. My partner is Loving that you explain how your achieved the photograph. In fact Ryan tells me that Gary makes the Blue Mountains even more beautiful then what he remembers. Thank you for taking the time to create such magic from nature.”

— Deborah M, Director of The Butterfly Experience

Authentic, inspiring images that reflect a intimate respect and knowledge for the Blue Mountain region.

— Nodd Owen 2018

Your work means the world to me! I lived and lived in Blackheath for many years and now your talented photography captures the moods of the mountains and I can still enjoy the view.

— Suzanne Ellis 2018

I first met you on the iconic Lincoln Rock – of course at sunset! Your skill and interpretation with your photography has really inspired me. I am not able to get to the places you go to and so I really appreciate your persistence and determination in getting to the locations you get to (and the time of day you get there when you are ‘chasing the light’.) It certainly shows that ‘special something’ in your photography. I appreciate your sharing of the ‘how to get there’ information to many of the great locations in our wonderful Blue Mountains. …and one more – our local camera club certainly appreciated your time of sharing your experience early this year.

— Greg Wood 2018

The Blue Mountains has a real resonance and connection with my heart and well-being. Whenever I see Gary’s stunning panoramas I am transported back to the place I love and feel a sense of peace and tranquility.  Thank you Gary!

— Fiona Lark 2018

I have been following Gary for years and am always in awe of Gary’s work.I doubt whether you will find a more seasoned,hardworking landscape photographer anywhere.A man with RAW talent across a few artistic platforms ,with his willingness to share makes him an outstanding individual in my book.We are blessed to have him reside in the Blue Mountains.

— Richy Norman

Breathtaking & peaceful & wow!

— Darlette O’Brien 2018

Your photos captured the beautiful essence and soul of The Blue Mountains. Make me feel like I’m there. homesick feeling. Bless your gift

— Rose Wolfinger 2018

Gary seems to be able to always catch that perfect sunset or sunrise so words cannot describe how appreciative I am to be able to see our beautiful Australian landscape through his eyes and camera.

— Deloraine Miller 2018

Your sensitive and succinct images of my beloved upper Blue Mountains brings me great joy.

— Liz Stewart 2018

Gary captures the mystery and essence of the Blue Mountains.

— Andrea 2018

Outstanding. You are inspiring others with your talented work, valuable insights and generous spirit. Thank you!

— James Crook 2017

So beautiful! Take it from a watercolour artist, you are an artist!!! Keep ’em coming.

— Vivienne Burnett 2017

There’s a Spiritual quality to his photos. I may sense this because I grew up in the Blue Mountains and I’ve been to Narrow Neck during my younger years. This photo brings back so many memories

— Claudia Koelndorfer 2017

Gary P Hayes Photography is a breath of fresh air

— George Abdulnour 2018

Gary’s pictures are like looking through a window , they’re always so clear ,I have never been to your beautiful country ,but feel I know it so well by enjoying his pictures ,some are so wild it’s like looking at a picture of an long forgotten time , and others so lovely they take my breath away at their beauty ,then the ones where the morning mist thru the mountains look like a river raging thru ,I could go on and on , just love seeing Gary’s pictures.

— Margret Bullock 2018

Your photos and comments are inspiring

— Isabel Costabile 2017

I find the most beautiful photographs taken of a place tend to be those captured by the photographer who not only sees the colour and beauty of the landscape but is also able to feel it’s majesty and energy. Gary Hayes shows he has a deep passion for his beloved Blue Mountains and each of his photographic images portray emotion and feeling by making use of subtle light and shade created by some of the most dramatic sunrises and sunsets to touch the rugged cliffs and ridges of one of my favourite places in Australia.

— Michelle Taylor 2018

The dramatic dance of light over the Blue Mountains from the sunrise to the sunset … thank you very much for sharing them!

— Cristina Strange R 2018

Gary, you have a special eye for photography they have depth, contrast, greatness, you make us feel that we are standing in a lookout with the Blue Mountains in front of us. Thank you for sharing your photographs with us.

— Norma Bonora 2018

I love how your photos of the Blue Mountains captures her in all her splendour and moods.

— Linda Ferguson 2018

In time Gary will be seen as the most prolific Blue Mountains photographer ever and stoked to call him a mate. I really love that he has shown me the Mountains in a way that i will always love it

— Mark Jessop 2018

I consider Gary to be the best landscape photographer in Australia, at least. His photographs & commentary are, to a photographer, inspirational, he truly meditates on light through his lenses

— Pauli Pariah

Amazing work, Gary’s photos are so beautiful!

— Sarah Gould 2018

Gary’s images of the Blue Mountains speak directly to my heart and soul. His spiritual connection to the land is conveyed in every image he captures as a messenger of the heart of this earth. Thank you Gary for wowing me every time with a heart opening moment of pure love!

— Helen Nicholas

Talented photographer and educator. Gary constantly explores lesser known areas of the Blue Mountains so knows a multitude of locations. Highly recommend his workshops, approachable and explains complex concepts in an understandable manner. A photographer that takes photos with his heart as well as his eyes.

— Lauren Hook 2018

Beautiful images of the majestic Blue mountains

— John Heywood 2018

Love your photos, in your work l see a beautiful person with a lot of inner peace.

— Loretta

I highly commend you for being so generous and offering such a thorough and awesome article to the public!! That’s a lot of hard work you put in there!

— Seng Ung

Inspires me to get out an take more photos, though not nearly as well!

— Neal Anderson 2018

Your works to capture the full magic of the Blue Mountains, transports us to a world of wonder.

— Eileen Haley 2018

My life has been enriched by Gary’s fabulous photography, and, I have a beautiful framed print of his the Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains. Gary’s photographs are extraordinarily beautiful, and, just today I recommended his work to a budding photographer. Amazing. Thanks, Gary.

— Lynda Hill 2018

Great little gallery with exquisite prints. Gary is a great person to have a chat with and a very knowledgeable and talented photographer as well. Being a photographer myself, I have greatly admired his work for a while and on visiting, simply had to get one of his limited edition prints which is now hanging on my wall! A must see!

— Karan Varshnei

I really think these are the best pieces of work I have ever come across and as I was born in the Lithgow area and went to school there every time I see your work I really do miss the scenery as I don’t get to see it much any more and it makes me Home Sick! Thank you Gary for such an adventure down memory lane and bringing the memories back to life! Great Work keep it up!

— Stephen Smith 2018

I love your pics the mountains n show people all over the world when I travel , they are spectacular and make me truly believe I live somewhere special

— Lee Kelly 2018

I first met you on the iconic Lincoln Rock – of course at sunset! Your skill and interpretation with your photography has really inspired me. I am not able to get to the places you go to and so I really appreciate your persistence and determination in getting to the locations you get to (and the time of day you get there when you are ‘chasing the light’.) It certainly shows that ‘special something’ in your photography. I appreciate your sharing of the ‘how to get there’ information to many of the great locations in our wonderful Blue Mountains. …and one more – our local camera club certainly appreciated your time of sharing your experience early this year.

— Greg Wood 2018

Beautiful images of the majestic Blue mountains

— John Heywood 2018

I look forward to Gary’s daily photograph on FB because he captures magnificent views of places I know and love. Often I can share them with family and friends. Sometimes he posts photos of other places, too, which are also beautiful, but I do prefer his Mountains and Sydney shots.  His photos seem to capture the essence of the spot.

— Robyne Ridge

Your work means the world to me! I lived and lived in Blackheath for many years and now your talented photography captures the moods of the mountains and I can still enjoy the view.

— Suzanne Ellis 2018

Authentic, inspiring images that reflect a intimate respect and knowledge for the Blue Mountain region.

— Nodd Owen 2018

The Blue Mountains has a real resonance and connection with my heart and well-being. Whenever I see Gary’s stunning panoramas I am transported back to the place I love and feel a sense of peace and tranquility.  Thank you Gary!

— Fiona Lark 2018

Gary has an eye for the dramatic and this translates into the most majestic photos of the Blue Mountains and Gardens of Stone area. He is an ambassador for our area and shares his love of it world wide. His photos are inspiring and stunning.

— Sharon Lee Lewis 2018

Your photos of the Blue Mountains take me to my happy place. I love your perception and I especially love your mono photography. It truly show the awe and wonder of a spectacular sight.

— Kerri-Ann Farr 2018

You see heaven in your photos

— Glynis Anne Faucett 

Gary P Hayes, you take the most spectacular photos

— Brigid Kirby 

Visited your gallery on Saturday morning with my wife Mary – impressive collection of shots and very inspiring on numerous fronts. Currently considering joining your workshops and also to tee up some private shoots with three of my close mates in exploring some parts of the Blue Mountains with you. Photos on Facebook doesn’t do justice of the quality of the stuff you capture. Well done and good luck with the gallery.

— John Van Put


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