Dave & Naomi Estment, co-owners of OV&P

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and everything of the best to you and yours for a fantastic 2023. May it bring all that you wish for and more!

Looking back, we spent most of last year planning, packing and re-positioning our company and ourselves in the Western Cape Winelands, which must be one of the most beautiful regions in South Africa. It’s also close enough to Cape Town to enjoy the excitement of the Mother City and the ocean, which we had the pleasure of experiencing recently on a windy sunset cruise.

Cape Town view from the ocean

More specifically, we’re living on a gorgeous farm just outside Stellenbosch which is surrounded by mountains, vineyards, rivers and a very different culture to Johannesburg in many ways, most of them being positive, relaxing, friendly and welcoming.

Almost synchronistically, we’ve settled into a new studio in the visionary Devonbosch business and residential development which is less than 3km from our front door, so zero traffic and less than 5 minutes to the studio. It’s amazing how the Universe provides when you follow your instincts and commit to a goal. Thank you Universe! Here’s an aerial pic of our studio building to help you get your bearings if you visit us here, which you’re welcome to do. We’d love to discuss ideas for your photo and video portfolio!

Brickfield Studios at Devonbosch

Outdoor Video and Photographic has already established an amazing network of new clients and we’re sincerely grateful for their support and friendship, as well as that of all our long-standing clients, associates, family and friends. Thank you all! So, going into the new year we’re filled with enthusiasm, passion for what we do best and knowing that the more effort we put in the better our results will be in exceeding both our and our clients’ expectations, and the more value we will collectively contribute.

In the meantime, we wish you wonderful success and peace of mind as we head into 2023. Let’s make it count!

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!