behind the lens of virtually famous

WHO we are
Ollie Dale


Established in 2005, Virtually Famous Ltd. provided commercial photography to some of NZ’s biggest brands, servicing companies such as NZME, Microsoft NZ, Porter Novelli and Auckland Airport. In 2010 Virtually Famous added videography services, and worked with clients such as Nikon, Saatchi & Saatchi, Gorgeous Films, Genesis Energy, Z Energy and SproutTV.
Ollie was the first NZ Breakers team photographer (2004-2006), and for several years worked closely with the NZ Herald’s Nightlife and Herald Homes sections.
Ollie won the NZ Institute of Professional Photography’s short film category three years running (2012-2014), and earned the titles of Master of Photography of the NZIPP, and Fellow of the NZIPP. He is an accomplished Professional Photography Judge, having judged at Professional Photography Awards in NZ, Australia and USA.
In 2009 Ollie started working more closely with the Auckland Airport, eventually becoming one of their preferred suppliers for photo and video services. That relationship grew to a regular 2-3 days a week working at the airport, until Covid-19 lockdowns decimated the airport’s income, and along with it, the contractors who worked there.
Recently Ollie was the lead videographer on an international documentary project “The Lost Clipper”, a search in Micronesia for a Pan Am sea plane lost in 1938.
Virtually Famous continues to grow its visual creation options, operating drones in NZ with CAA Part 102 certification, and recently adding 360° Virtual Tours to its list of services.

“The whole process from start to finish was just so easy and so worthwhile. Ollie was unobtrusive with the cameras to the point where he was essentially just a fly on the wall at our function, which meant he actually captured real, natural moments as they happened”

Sarah Brooke Free Range Works

“Ollie provided a very professional service from start to finish for me. Part of our project was video client testimonials for myself, and the feedback from my clients was that Ollie made them feel comfortable in front of camera so they could concentrate on delivering their material with confidence – this resulted in great product for myself. I also recorded personal educational videos for my clients and Ollie was helpful with the delivery of those. I’d highlight recommend Ollie’s services – you won’t be disappointed with the final product”

Grant Stephens Personalised Mortgages

"Virtually Famous has exceeded expectations. We engaged Ollie for profile photos and video work and his professionalism and personality gets the job done in comfort with great results. I would highly recommend Ollie to anyone needing to get professional imagery done and will continue using him for our and our client’s requirements."

Lisa Garrud Marketing Executive, Gilligan Sheppard

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