Photography and Videography Tips by Outdoor Video & Photographic

Smartphone Video Sample in OV&P Studio

Timely Smartphone Tips

Hi everyone, we’re thinking of you with care and curiosity at this challenging time. How are you feeling and responding in relation to the current world crisis caused by Corona? Whether anxious and uncertain or determined to move forward positively, we’re sure it’s playing on your mind to some degree. Perhaps the conversation includes questions about doing business online?

Either way, your online presence, in terms of your personal and business brand, is more important than ever for connecting with others. And connection is key in order for you to contribute your valuable services and perspectives to your community. With virtual communications replacing in-person meetups everywhere, photos and videos are fundamental to conveying your message in a compelling, authentic way that benefits you, your business and your prospective clients.

Online success requires sharing fresh imagery of yourself and topics related to your brand on a consistent basis. Professional photo and video shoots are pivotal for positioning your brand as premium, particularly when it comes to profile pictures and promotional content on your website and online platform. There is also value in shooting and sharing smartphone photos and videos for general social media and blog posts, provided that you’re empowered to showcase your brand and do it justice.

So, we’d love to support you in learning how to shoot and share meaningful, better quality photos and videos, simply with your smartphone. For this reason, Naomi has added two brand new BONUS videos to her Smartphone Shooting Tips online course which she’s offering for ONLY $27 (70% SAVING) until midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020 to inspire you to take action.

Smartphone Video Equipment Samples
Above is a thumbnail from one of the new bonus videos in the course that demonstrates sample equipment, and the top image is from the other bonus video that features various samples of smartphone videos, to give you ideas for your own videos. The core content lessons in the course are geared to help you boost your online presence by learning the following:

* Insider tips to shoot and edit your smartphone photos
* How to take better videos of you presenting to camera
* 5 essential tips to help you present effectively on video
* Plenty of ideas for value-rich photo and video content

In a nutshell, this course can be your kickstart to leverage the capability of your smartphone camera. For your complete peace of mind, it includes a full 30 day money back guarantee in case you’re not entirely satisfied, which we sincerely doubt will happen. CLICK HERE to sign up and start shooting and sharing photos and videos that represent you and your brand engagingly.

P.S. If you feel it can benefit people you care about, please share this post with them and help us to help you. Thank you! 

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!

Blakes Maphanga Team

What A Team

When last did you update your website photos? For you, this may mean compelling profile pics of you and your team, if you have one, as well as some captivating behind-the-scenes shots of you all at work, doing what you do. It’s also key to showcase where you work by featuring attractive, welcoming images of your premises, indoors and outdoors (including aerial) if that’s appropriate for you.

We recently had the privilege and pleasure of capturing fresh website photos and footage for the fabulous team at Blakes Maphanga Attorneys in Randburg. An esteemed, long-established law firm that specializes in providing expert legal services, they have beautifully maintained premises including a library filled with law books. It’s special ambience contributed to creating a perfect setting for some of the team and individual photos, and for strategic filler pics that evoke mood for their new website:

Blakes Maphanga Website Photos

These filler pics purposely focus on relevant items such as law books, branded pens, spectacles, notebooks, cups of coffee and discreet vases of flowers, with the background blown out of focus. What items can help to showcase what you do and offer visual insight to enhance your website and amplify your brand? It’s worth considering this for your next photo and/or video shoot.

You want to help prospects instantly and easily imagine what it will be like to work with you, while building the ‘know, like and trust’ factor for your brand. Ideally, shoots will also promote teamwork in a powerful way, revamp your company spirit and reinforce your and your clients’ confidence in your business. Of course, professional video content can ramp up the impact of this even more.

Professional shoots that leverage skillful lighting as well as experience and expertise in composing photos and assisting you to pose attractively, can dramatically up-level the success of your marketing, online and offline. They can also help to position your brand as premium, empowering you to charge premium prices, if this is in alignment with the value and quality that you offer.

Mid-year is a great time to refresh your online presence and spice up your website with an up-to-date look and feel, to help you and your business finish the year strong! If you need help with professional photos and videos, you’re welcome to contact us.