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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! ūüĆü ūüĆü ūüĆü ūüĆü ūüĆü 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 ūüėĄ

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!

Naomi & Dave Estment of Outdoor Video & Photographic

Wrapping up 2020

What a year this has been and how amazing to think that it’s almost behind us! We can likely agree that it’s been particularly challenging, including for businesses across the board. So, we’re especially grateful for each and every client, associate, supplier, family member and friend who has supported us and participated in our journey throughout 2020. Sincere thanks to you all!

Despite the significant impact of lockdown on our in-person photo and video shoots, as well as the knock-on effect of widespread budget cuts by many clients, we’ve been blessed with some inspiring work for special people. The creative fulfilment this brought us offered refreshing relief from the global focus on Covid-19, and we’re delighted to have contributed to their marketing campaigns. Above is a recent pic from our final climb onto a warehouse roof to retrieve the time lapse camera that had been faithfully capturing the contstruction of the new warehouse that you can see behind us, for our valued clients at Fortress REIT Limited.

Here’s another example of a project that we filmed and photographed for SA Paving, including capturing their wonderful team at work! This video combines ground and aerial photography and videography, which adds great perspectives for a more dynamic viewing experience, and helps to showcase the premium service that this industry leader has been delivering for over 40 years:

And here’s a super fun, Bond-inspired stop motion sequence that we created for Dimanzi perfume’s men’s fragrance, which Dave wears and we love! The theme incorporates vibrant gambling flair, complete with cards, chips and dice rolling out onto a black glass reflective surface for added impact and allure. Take a look for some fast-paced action and then click here to shop online for Christmas gifts in the form of gorgeous Dimanzi fragrances for men and women to treat that special person in your life!

Do you have any innovative plans for your marketing projects, perhaps to implement in 2021 so that you can start the year strong? We hope these two videos give you some fresh ideas and inspiration, and wish you every success as we move forward in collective recovery from 2020. In the meantime, Happy Holidays to you and yours, and may your festive season be richly blessed!

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!