Dave & Naomi Estment of OV&P

Cheers to 2019!

Wow, are we really rounding out a decade? It feels like time is flying. Guess that means we’re having fun, and we hope you are too! As we wrap up 2019, we want to say a special THANK YOU to each and every one of our wonderful clients, associates,  friends and family for everything you’ve contributed to our lives and business this year. You totally rock, in case you don’t know that already! How are you feeling about the past year, and are you planning some restful time out to contemplate all that you’ve achieved and enjoyed?

There’s a lot of buzz about, which focuses on the last decade in review, while looking forward to 2020 with renewed energy and drive. Life is pretty full for most of us, making a single year review interesting in itself, never mind a decade! Here at Outdoor Video & Photographic, we’ve had plenty of wins and challenges throughout the past 10 years, including countless fabulous photo and video shoots, three SA Blog awards, three years dedicated to conservation projects, plus numerous adventures around Southern Africa.

Narrowing the view down to the past year, for us it’s included a whole lot of high climbing in the process of capturing time lapse images and aerial photos and videos of multi-story construction projects for our clients. One thing we’re never short on is amazing perspectives, for example in this selfie that we shot quickly on a crane, overlooking the heart of Sandton in Johannesburg:

Dave & Naomi Estment of Outdoor Video & Photographic

Closer to home, our studio in Randburg has also been busy, buzzing with our own photo and video shoots and others as well, since it’s available for hire when we’re not using it. Please keep this in mind if you have any need for a dedicated space that’s fully kitted too. We thrive on the vibrant variety of photography and videography work that we do for our corporate, commercial and entrepreneurial clients, and we value every one of you. We’re here to support you in making 2020 your best year yet, in the most meaningful way!

In the meantime, let’s celebrate the final stretch of 2019 and have a magical wrap to this decade . . . cheers to you and yours!

Dave & Naomi Estment - Dec 2018

New Year & Birthday Celebrations

Happy New Year from us and ours to you and yours! May 2019 bring all you wish for and more. In addition to a freshly clean slate to explore new adventures, we celebrate something specific in January. It’s the anniversary month of founding our business and this month Outdoor Video & Photographic turns 18 years old. Cheers to voting and drinking rights!

We’re especially grateful to have wrapped up 2018 and started 2019 with wildlife photo and video shoots on magnificent game farms. If you’ve followed our blog, you’ll likely know that Dave and I share a particular passion for this, and perhaps also that it’s one of the main genres that motivated us to launch OV&P and to keep infusing pleasure and fun into our lives by doing what we love and loving what we do. Here’s a sneak peek into some of the exceptional wildlife photos that Dave has enjoyed shooting recently:

Male Lion photographed by Dave Estment of OV&P

Male Lion photographed by Dave Estment of OV&P

Rhino close up in mud photographed by Dave Estment

Rhino in mud bath photographed by Dave Estment

Over the years, our OV&P work has aligned more strongly with our extensive corporate experience and we specialise in helping blue chip organisations and entrepreneurial businesses maximise the power of their marketing via expert ground and aerial photography and videography. Dave’s technical skills and mechanical engineering background combine with his passion for leading edge technology to keep Outdoor Video & Photographic at the forefront of aerial drone photography and videography advancements.

This led to some significant corporate and commercial projects in 2018 that commanded much of Dave’s focus and expertise, including epic ground, aerial and time lapse photos and footage. My primary goal for 2018 was to create and publish the video-based content for my suite of 7 transformational online courses. That included maintaining my award winning blog at www.naomiestment.com and taking a sabbatical from this award winning OV&P blog for most of 2018 – in case you’ve noticed it’s been quiet around here 😉

My courses are geared to help visionary women entrepreneurs boost their online presence via brilliant personal branding photos and videos. They contribute a brand new dimension to the products and services that we offer. If you’d like a juicy taste, sign up for my free course at www.courses.naomiestment.com. Also, stay tuned for fresh blog content coming your way here to share insight and inspiration about how pro photography and videography can benefit you and your business in 2019!

Naomi & Dave Estment of OV&P

2017 Home Run

Wow, time flies! Here we are again, well into December, which means that holidays and New Year celebrations are right around the corner. How has your year been? We hope you’ve had a good one, and lined things up for an even better 2018. Life has been as exciting as ever here at Outdoor Video & Photographic. Big shout out and THANK YOU to every one of our special clients, associates, suppliers, freelancers, family and friends for contributing so much value to what is wrapping up to be a great 2017!

As always, it’s been our privilege and pleasure to provide leading-edge ground and aerial photography and videography to fulfill a host of exceptional requirements for our clients, such as major construction projects for the Barrow Group, FWJK and Fortress Income Fund, innovative corporate and commercial initiatives for the likes of Excellerate, Old Mutual Property, Nedbank, Mercantile Bank, JSE, Autobax and Tetra4, as well as epic events like the launch of the phenomenal BMG World facility and this week’s vibrant Yamaha SA cocktail party and unforgettable track day at Kyalami with international MotoGP star Maverick Vinales.

Yamaha also recently hosted our filming of instrumental gospel pianist Ntokozo Ndlovu and his band, in order to create music videos for his latest CD. Two of the tracks feature beautiful nature and wildlife footage that we shot locally and combined with highlights that we’ve captured during our 20+ years of travels in the African bush. This remains close to our hearts, so it was a treat to get away to the Kruger Park mid-year, and catch up on some wildlife filming and photography while we were there.

Our studio has also been buzzing this year, with personal branding photography and videography to help entrepreneurs, executives as well as talented models and actors to shine on camera and promote their companies or careers. This brings us to the SA Blog Awards, since it’s voting season again. You may be aware that this company website of ours www.ovpimaging.com was voted SA Best Photographic Blog winner in 2014 and runner-up in 2015 and 2016, for which we’re sincerely grateful.

This year, Dave and I agreed in January to apply ourselves more fully to the practical business of our corporate and commercial shoots here at OV&P, with less emphasis on blogging about it. At the same time, I’ve been expanding the online aspect of my personal branding photography and videography business at Naomi Estment International. With this in mind, my blogging energy has been more focused on my signature website, sharing loads of tips and techniques to make the most of your personal photo and video shoots. Hence we’re not submitting this OV&P website to the SA Blog Awards, but my site www.naomiestment.com instead.

SA Blog Awards 2017If you feel it’s deserving to continue flying the flag for us and to win the SA Best Photographic Blog award, please click on this badge to cast your vote. Also, if you have any questions about photography or videography in general, or any suggestions for future topics that may be most helpful to you, please leave a comment below. We’d love to connect with you. THANK YOU.

In the meantime, we wish you and yours a blessed festive season and a brilliant New Year, filled with health, happiness and abundant success. Enjoy!