David Tate
Photo Franchisee
South Canberra

My Story


I have been a photographer for most of my life since I was 11 years old. I grew up with film and darkrooms and contributed to school year books and news papers.

After my military service in Europe I furthered my photography career in portrait photography and studio work for Photo Corporation of America in Minnesota. I managed 7 studios there before an opportunity to move down under.

While in New Zealand I shot for news papers and magazines, did some fashion photography but shot mostly sports. I coordinated event photography for the biggest event photography company in Australia as well as shooting for other international organizations. I developed a stock photography web site in New Zealand called PhotoSales www.photosales.co.nz and became one of the foremost event photographers in New Zealand. While in New Zealand I have also completed a full year NZQA qualification in film and video production. I also completed a marketing course and love the challenge of putting my skills together to come up with awesome solutions.

I moved to Australia to be closer to my son and his family. They live in Ulladulla were I now have 3 grandsons. I figure one of them may want to learn photography so I should be a little closer then across the ditch…

I look forward to assisting you in any way I can.

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Some of my happy clients...

Hi David
The photos look totally amazing. They certainly show the “professional real estate photographer” in action. The house and garden look brilliant. Thank you very much.
The large sign board has gone up and can be seen from McNicoll Street.

Here is my son Jason’s comment:

"Oh my gosh, the photos look terrific! The de-cluttering makes an enormous difference and the photographer knows what he is doing. I can’t believe the amount of stuff you got rid of. Or is the garage crammed with bits and pieces."
Getting ready for the first exhibition today.
Wish us luck.
Cheers, and thank you again

Karen Haines


I would highly recommend David Tate from Open 2 View to photograph your property for advertising purposes. David was fantastic; super easy to deal with and took beautiful photos that really show off the best features of our property. The Open 2 View website is easy to use and looks really professional.


Sally Strang

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David Tate | Photo Franchisee