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About Gary

Gary Lisbon has been an accomplished Melbourne, Australia -based golf-course photographer for almost two decades. His photographic goal is clear-cut: to capture the essence of the golfing landscape and the spirit of the game — through the medium of his camera.


With an appreciation for the game's traditions, and a genuine love of the playing aspect, Gary brings a golfer's perspective to his photography, ably demonstrated by the spectacular and enduring images from many of the world's top golf courses.


Having grown up in Melbourne, Australia, in the middle of its world-famous Melbourne 'Sandbelt' region, Gary's golfing environment provides ample opportunity to practise his photographic skills.


Previously a pennant player with a low, single-figure handicap, he now plays from a respectable 10 handicap at a Melbourne Sandbelt golf club. A long-time panelist and World Top-100 course-rater for the illustrious Golf Magazine, Gary's images have graced the pages of the golf industry's premier magazines.


An early riser by choice – also a vocational requirement – Gary's patience is reflected in his collection of attractive images, which celebrate the striking yet ever-changing mood of golf courses around the world.


Married to Maureen, with three gorgeous daughters, Alex, Danielle and Grace, Gary thanks God for the ability to inspire golfers with his appealing golf photographs. 


Golf Course Photography from the Sky


Gary was recently interviewed by highly regarded golf producer and founder of "Adventures in Golf" Erik Anders Lang about how to take photographs of golf courses from the sky. This 7 minute video provides an insight into the thinking and planning needed to ensure a perfect photo shoot.


Testimonials

“Some of our best work is in Australia and New Zealand, and the rest of the world knows all about it thanks to Gary Lisbon's great photographs.  His brief has been to capture the essence of the golf course through the lens of his camera, and I appreciate the fact that he's a golfer first, so his photos make it easy to visualize playing the hole he's shooting.  


During this time I have found Gary to be professional to deal with and passionate about his work.  He also does a great job of putting pictures of our courses out to the public across social media, which is pretty hard to beat as a fringe benefit of hiring him.  I have no hesitation in recommending Gary for any golf course photography assignments and look forward to working with him on future projects.”


Tom Doak, Renaissance Golf Design



"We had Gary Lisbon visit and shoot our course (Hoiana Shores Golf Club) prior to the opening of the golf course in 2019. We were amazed at the quality of his images and the drone video he captured for us – it far exceeded our expectations of how good our course could look.


Gary was always ready to go, ready to shoot and very willing to execute any simple or complex request we had. We will most certainly have Gary back to do the next round of photography here. Superb!"


Ben Styles, VP Golf, Hoiana Shores Golf Club, Vietnam



“Photography plays a major role in influencing golfers to visit New Zealand. Gary’s body of work is so incredible we have licensed several of his shots to showcase our best courses. I consider him to be one of the best golf photographers in the world.”


Ryan Brandeburg PGA, Executive Director, Golf Tourism New Zealand



“I have worked with Gary on multiple projects including photography for Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm as well as the supply Images for Great Golf Courses of Australia. Gary is professional, personable and consistently provides a service and images that exceed expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gary to clients looking for a reliable, quality service”.


Elizabeth Sattler Barnbougle Dunes/ Lost Farm



“Gary is a passionate and talented photographer of golf courses.. His professional approach, knowledge of the game, and creative eye for the right shot means that his images of golf holes are superb - as evident in the many books, magazines,journals and calendars he has contributed to”.


Harley Kruse, Golf Architect



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