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  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland
  • Kirkland Photography | Travel and Tourism Photography by David Kirkland

 

 
SPECIAL PACKAGES FOR RESORTS:
 
David offers a special package for resorts. The most popular is a Pre-March Special Package which is promoted at the start of each year, offering a range of incentives and savings for properties that commission an assignment for any time in the year as long as they book before March (details below). This package has proved popular, with resulting commissions seeing David largely booked by March 1 for the remainder of the year.
 
While his standard resort commission is 5-7 days, David also offers options to suit the on-going needs of the properties he photographs. They may involve a discount rate to return and update the property's image library and the option of establishing a self-managed on-line photo library that can be linked to your property's web site.
 
 
 
BOOK NOW FOR SPECIAL PACKAGE  (Assignments being taken for 2012)
"At the beginning of each year, we offer a special rate to resort properties. It saves them money and, with bookings closing by the end of February, we can better organise and schedule our assignments for the year. This package is popular. Last year, our entire schedule was largely booked by the March 1 deadline. It represents - by far - the most cost-effective package we offer a resort anytime in the year."
 
- David Kirkland
 
 
Assignment bookings are being taken for 2012 and prospective clients are being offered a special Pre-March package in which David reduces his standard commercial fee by 20% to photograph a resort over a seven day period any time in 2011. Total Cost: AUD$7,000 plus associated expenses.
 
The following benefits are being offered in the package:
 
- Access to the services of one of the most widely published travel photographers in the Asia Pacific region.
- A 20% saving on David’s standard fees and charges for a seven day assignment.
- Two complimentary days for David to become familiar with your property prior to the assignment.
- The supply on Photo DVD of 30 of the best images captured during the assignment.
- Unrestricted usage of the photographs for promotional purposes.
- Reduced travel costs.
- Priority listing of your assignment in the year ahead, allowing you to plan for optimum photography conditions (ie fine weather, major cultural or tourist events).
- The option to exchange part of the payment for contra (depending on the frequency of David visiting the destination).
 
Discount options may also include:
 
- Selection of up to 100 additional images captured during the assignment and the creation of an on-line photo library, customised to your branding and linked to your web page which  media and travel agents can access to download your images instantly over the internet.
 
 

 "When you think about how much you spend on marketing your property - the promotional collateral, the advertising, the trade show attendances etc -  it simply makes sense to be drawing from a solid foundation of high quality images "  - David Kirkland

 

 

END OF YEAR SPECIAL PACKAGE BEING OFFERED NOW
TO RESORT PROPERTIES IN 2018
 
(Bookings must be received before December 15, 2017) 
 
 
  
BOONOFOR SPECIAL PACKAGE (Bookings being taken for 2012)
 
"At the beginning of each year, we offer a special rate to tourism authorities. It saves them money and, with bookings closing by the end of February, we can better organise and schedule our assignments for the year. This package is popular. Last year, our entire schedule was largely booked by the March 1 deadline. It represents - by far - the most cost-effective package we offer tourism authorities anytime in the year."
 
- David Kirkland
 
 
Assignment bookings are being taken for 2012 and prospective clients are being offered a special Pre-March package in which David reduces his standard commercial fee by 20% to photograph the tourism highlights of a destination over a 10 day period any time in 2011. The cost: AUD$7,000 plus associated expenses.
 
 
The following benefits are being offered in the package:
 
- Access to the services of one of the most widely published travel photographers in the Asia Pacific region.
- A 20% saving on David’s standard fees and charges for a 10 day assignment.
- Two complimentary days of shooting if you are a destination David has not photographed before.
- The supply on Photo DVD of 30 of the best images captured during the assignment.
- Unrestricted usage of the photographs for promotional purposes.
- Reduced travel costs.
- Priority listing of your assignment in the year ahead, allowing you to plan for optimum photography conditions (ie fine weather, major cultural or tourist events).
- Additional promotion for your destination as the images added to Kirklandphotos.com are accessed by newspapers, magazines and travel publications around the world.
Discount options also include:
 
- Selection of up to 100 additional images captured during the assignment.
- Creation of an on-line photo library, customised to your branding and linked to your web page for media and travel agents to download the images instantly over the internet.
- Production of promotional collateral, drawing from the images captured during the assignment including posters, promotional stands and brochures. This may also include souvenir publications on your destination which can be sold to generate revenue for your tourism authority or your local tourism industry.
- Development of a promotional e-book which can be seated on the entrance page of your web site and instantly downloaded to prospective visitors.
 
 
Please note: This Pre-March Special package has proved very popular over several years, with clients booking up to six months earlier than the deadline to secure David's services during premium times of the year. Bookings for this package have to be received before March 1 to secure these terms. Otherwise, standard conditions apply.

"Towards the end of each year, we offer a special package which includes discounts and incentives for resort properties to book an assignment prior to December 15 for the year ahead. The package saves our clients money, and we can better organise and schedule the assignment in advance. The Resort Package is popular - representing, by far, the best value-for-money for our services throughout the year."

- David Kirkland

 

RESORT PACKAGE 2018

 

David is offering an End-of-Year Special Package to resorts that book an assignment anytime in 2018. The once-a-year package offers generous discounts and incentives for a seven day assignment - provided the booking is received prior to December 15, 2017.


The following savings and benefits are included in the package:

- You will secure the services of one of the most experienced tourism and resort photographers in the Asia Pacific region.

- You will receive a 25% saving on David’s standard fees and charges.

- You will be supplied with more than 100 of the best images captured during the assignment, matched to your Shot List.

- The images will be supplied to you in high resolution files for publishing and low resolution files for easy electronic distribution. 

- Copyright of the images will be released to your property for all promotional purposes in a formal License Agreement.

- Travel costs will be reduced.

- Your assignment will be priority listed in the year ahead, allowing us to plan together for optimum photography conditions (ie fine weather or significant events etc).

Discount options may also include:

- The supply of additional images captured during the assignment.

- Discount access to our extensive photo library featuring the tourist atttractions surrounding your property  (www.davidkirklandphotography.com). 

- The creation of an On-Line Photo Library, customised to your branding and linked to your web page for media and travel agents to instantly download high resolution images over the internet.

- The production of promotional collateral, drawing from the images captured during the assignment including posters, promotional stands and brochures. This may also include souvenir publications to promote your property.     

 

Please note: This End of Year Special package has proved popular, with clients booking earlier to secure David's services during premium times of the year.

 

OTHER RESORT PACKAGES

Apart from the End-of-Year Special Package, David offers three main packages to photograph a resort, each of which is tailored to meet the specific needs and budgets of  the client.

This includes his standard  Seven Day Resort Package Resort Package with Professional Lighting or the New Financial year Resort Package with optional contra.  

David's standard Seven Day Resort Package which is charged at his standard commercial rate, involves him shooting your property according to your Shot List over a seven day period.  The Resort Package with Professional Lighting varies depending on the size of the property and the scope of the assignment, however, it involves bringing in professional lighting equipment and an assistant to deliver a comprehensive image library, shot to the highest possible international standards. The New Financial Year Resort Package with Optional Contra - offered to resorts in the destinations that appear in our commercial photo library at www.davidkirklandphotography.com or in countries David has not yet photographed - provides for an exchange of services equal to half the value of David's standard Resort assignment, as well as privileged access to our Photo Library. Details of each of these packages are available by contacting David directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

 

MOST RECENT RESORT SHOOTS

Click on the following photographs to view photographs captured during recent resort commissions:

 

HAV CARD

ERAKOR 2

RATUA 2  

AITUTAKI CARD

 

A QUICK LOOK AT HIS RESORT PORTFOLIO

To view a small sample from David's Resort Portfolio, click on the photograph below:

 

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WHO HE'S WORKED FOR

David specialises in photographing resorts and boutique hotel properties, capturing images that make them stand out in a highly competitive marketplace.

 Clients have included:

  • - The Empire Hotel and Country Club (The Sultanate of Brunei).
  • - Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa (Cook Islands)
  • - Le Meridien Resort (Vanuatu)
  • - The Intercontinental Resort (Tahiti)
  • - The Rarotogan (Cook Islands)
  • - Little Polynesia (Cook Islands)
  • - The Sanctuary - (Cook Islands)
  • - Le Lagon Resort (Vanuatu)
  • - Sinalei Reef Resort (Samoa)
  • - Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort (Sabah)
  • - Nexus Resort (Sabah)
  • - Kudat Riviera (Sabah)
  • - Erakor Island Resort, (Vanuatu)
  • - Taumeasina Resort (Samoa) 
  • - Breakas Resort (Vanuatu)
  • - Iririki Resort (Vanuatu)
  • - The Kuching Hilton (Sarawak, Malaysia)
  • - The Regency Palagus Resort (Sarawak, Malaysia)
  • - The Havannah, Vanuatu
  • - Ratua Private Island and Spa (Vanuatu)

 

HOW WE WORK

David will shoot to your written brief and a pre-conceived Shot List that clearly identifies the message you want conveyed for your property, the subjects you want shot, the usage of the photographs and their priority. From the outset, David will work with you - drawing from 10 years experience of providing a similar service to other properties - to help you refine your  Shot List and plan for the most efficient way to deliver an appealing range of images. As David says, "Producing truly exceptional images is 95% planning,  5% pressing the button." From our initial meeting, the best approach to the assignment will be mapped out and agreed to, ensuring we deliver according to your brief and within the budget allocated. At the completion of the assignment, the photographs captured will be matched to the Shot List and supplied, a License Agreement will be issued releasing the images to your property.
 
 

WHY CHOOSE DAVID TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR PROPERTY?

For more than a decade, David has specialised in working with national tourism authorities and resorts to capture international standard promotional photographs of the destinations and properties he has photographed. The fact that he continues to service tourism authorities and work with all the resorts he has photographed throughout the region is testament to the quality of his work and his ability to deliver what he promises.  

Some points to consider:

David specialises in Resort photography: Resort photography at this level is a specialised arena and David has continued to excel in the field for nearly two decades. His experience in the region counts for a lot when it comes to mastering outdoor light and what needs to be photographed to make a property appealing. As a travel photographer who makes his living providing world-class promotional photographs, David uses the very latest camera equipment, including large format and underwater cameras, a drone, and professional lighting. His reputation as a professional travel photographer is built singularly around capturing high quality images of people enjoying themselves, set against backdrops which make a property distinctive and appealing.

He has a fair idea of your business and its likely needs: In another life, David was the CEO of several tourism authorities in Australia so, from a marketing perspective, he knows what sort of images you are likely to want and how you plan to use them. His assignment will be closely tailored to your needs and the objectives of your property's marketing strategy.

He knows the Asia Pacific region: Over the past 15 years, David has been commissioned by many hotel and resort properties in the Asia Pacific region. He knows the region well and he is familiar with the characteristics of a property that are likely to be appealing to an international market.

He offers value for money: David customises his assignments to suit your property and budget. He will work with  you to ensure you get the best value for money.  

The Photographs are yours: In a world where professional photographers are applying all sorts of restrictions to their images, we completely release the images to you. At the conclusion of an assignment, we supply the images and a simple License Agreement which releases the images to you for all promotional purposes including supply to media and travel agents and use in all promotional collateral (we could hardly have expected to maintain our relationships with other properties this long if we didn't). 

From the sky and in the water: David has the latest drone equipment and he photographs underwater. 

He's productive: From early in the morning to late at night, David will be working to ensure your assignment is productive. Like you, he  wants to capture exceptional photographs of your property - outstanding images that will define your resort or hotel for many years to come.

We'll promote your property for you: David has a direct mail data base more than 5,000 media and industry representatives which he contacts regulalry with updates of his assignments. And he owns a commercial photo library which travel magazine editors, travel agents, tour operators and book publisher are increasingly accessing for high quality images.

We produce souvenir publications: Assuming there is a market for souvenir publications on the destination in which you are located, David's publishing company - Frontier Publications -  is likely to develop a range of souvenir publications at its own expense and (with your permission) include photographs he has captured of your property. Arrangements can also be made to produce a customised edition of his publications, featuring your property.  (To view some of David's souvenir publications click here (http://www.kirklandphotos.com/frontier-publications).

He'll give you advice on all things photography: David understands the need for a resort to manage its own image library and circulate its photographs widely so, having captured the images, he will help you establish and manage your own image library, guiding you through the best way to store, protect, improve and circulate your images.

And, importantly, he'll do what he says he'll do: David prides himself on his professionalism. What he promises, will be delivered on time, within budget and to the highest possible standards. And he'll look to excel and produce exceptional images; every assignment is a new opportunity to produce better photographs than the ones he has captured before.

 

To view David's most current photographs and summaries of his most recent assignments, visit David's award-winning Blog at www.kirklandphotosblog.com

 

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