Pro photographer, videographer, trainer, 2017 SA Best Photographic Blog winner and co-owner of Outdoor Video & Photographic, 2014 SA Best Photographic Blog Winner, 2015 and 2016 Runner Up.
Dave Estment of Outdoor Video & Photographic

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to our friends in the USA and, in the spirit of gratitude, heartfelt thanks to every one of our valued clients and associates, also for our 45 fantastic Google reviews! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 It’s thanks to you that we’ve been in business for over 21 years.

We’re so grateful also to have set up our studio recently at Devonbosch near Stellenbosch (as per our last post) and listed OV&P on Google for the first time, because we had our studio at home in Johannesburg and wanted to retain our privacy there. It’s wonderful to freely share our address now and we welcome visitors here! Please just check before popping in that we’re not out on a shoot 😄

Google listing for Outdoor Video & Photographic

In the pic above, Dave was photographing super rugged, very colourful wheelbarrows for a client at Devonbosch a few days ago, which was so much fun and provided a range of great setups to depict commercial, industrial, domestic and farm oriented scenarios. It also led to lots of interest and a business enquiry from local cyclists, who frequent the development for early morning coffee.

Do you leverage the power of sharing client testimonials about your business, including Google reviews, and behind-the-scenes photos or videos of you doing what you do? In our experience, this can typically generate valuable interest via social media, blog posts and emails, and contribute to conveying an authentic, approachable vibe for your business by showing rather than telling.

With this in mind, please contact us if you or someone you know needs beautiful, compelling photos and videos to showcase what they do or their products. And for those who are the face of their brand, a fresh personal branding portfolio may be just the thing to start 2023 in inspirational style. We’d love to help with studio and location shoots in or around Stellenbosch and Cape Town!

Welcome to our New Studio

How has the first half of 2022 treated you? We hope it’s been meaningful, happy and successful. Here at Outdoor Video & Photographic, epic change has been underway, as we’ve moved our home and business from Johannesburg to Devon Valley near Stellenbosch. Having lived for 25 years in the same house, which included our home-based studio, we completely underestimated the upheaval associated with moving cities. It’s been a challenging time, but also filled with adventure.

We’re now living on a beautiful olive farm and are delighted to say that our brand new studio, just down the hill from the farm, is open and ready to make magic with you in the Devonbosch development on Bottelary Road. One of the first shoots we’ve done here was to capture the launch of Goodness Grows, the village store at Devonbosch. Take a look at our short video that shares the flavour of the event, with a captivating backing track by the talented musician Forest, who played live at the launch:

We’ve also photographed our first clients at Studio 01C, Devonbosch, where we’d love to welcome you too! At the top of this post and below are two pics of our studio, which offers plenty of creative options for personal, product and promotional photo and video shoots. We can also combine this with location and aerial photography and filming as you can see in the video above.

Photo & Video Studio

Of course, we’re still serving our valued clients in Johannesburg and around the country, so have been frequently flying for photo and video shoots as well. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how we can help you to promote your business with compelling photos and videos that showcase you and your work. We’d love to assist!

Dave & Naomi Estment on a Filming Project

Year in Review

Wow, it’s been a weird year, and how quickly it’s come and gone! Given our collective global challenges, we are especially grateful to all of our wonderful clients, associates, suppliers, family and friends for your support. THANK YOU!

It’s been so fulfilling to have inspiring work to co-create, including online education content, individual and business promotional videos, aerial and time lapse photos and videos (we were capturing an extensive solar installation on a warehouse roof in the pic above), personal branding and modelling portfolios, and even coverage of some special live events.

Another highlight has been teaching photography and videography online and in person. Dave has also been innovating in our studio, in between us hiring it out, combining creativity and tech to showcase products, as you can see here:

We’ve also had amazing trips with our cameras in hand, from the magnificent flowers in Namaqualand to the breath-taking bushveld at Welgevonden game reserve, where Dave went with his brother Mike, and shot this short video:

Be sure to watch if you love nature and wildlife, and don’t miss the exceptional footage of a Lilac Breasted Roller flitting in and out of its nest in a tree, or the majesty of lions, elephants and other game that never fails to stir the soul.

When you click to watch these videos on our Outdoor Video & Photographic YouTube channel and participate in our thousands of monthly views, then subscribe while you’re there so that you’re first in line to see our upcoming content as it’s published.

And contact us if you have personal or professional photography or videography requirements. We’d love to help. In the meantime, we wish you a wonderful Festive Season and New Year! May 2022 bring you abundant fulfilment, happiness and success.