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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 Estment, 2017 SA Best Photographic Blog Winner

SA Best Photographic Blog

Further to my previous post, I’m SO grateful to have won the 2017 SA Best Photographic Blog award for my site naomiestment.com, on the heels of our years of blogging here at ovpimaging.com. You may be aware that this website won SA Best Photographic Blog in 2014, and was runner-up to Orms (“The Best Online Camera Store in South Africa”) in 2015 and 2016.

Since Dave and I decided at the beginning of last year to focus more fully on the practical aspects of our corporate and commercial business here at Outdoor Video & Photographic, while I’ve been expanding the online side of my business Naomi Estment International, it made sense to focus my blogging energy at naomiestment.com. Watch that space, as I’ll also soon be launching my online programs there to help visionary but camera-shy entrepreneurs and executives to boost their confidence on camera, optimise their personal branding photo and video shoots, and leverage these via effective visual marketing.

In the meantime, heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me, especially the judges and all of you who inspire the content I share. Special thanks and shout out to the 2017 SA Blog Awards team and congrats to the other winners. It’s a particular honour to win the photographic category, being in the company of exceptional runners-up, namely Outdoor Photo (“Biggest camera shop in SA”) and Africa Far and Wide (“A visual journey into the Africa I know”), both of which feature brilliant content and beautiful images.

I also want to thank my phenomenal online mentor Marie Forleo for my scholarship to her B-School 2016, which has been a game-changer for my website, online platform and business, contributing to this award. Thanks a million Marie! If you’re looking for the best guidance available to launch and grow your online business, follow Marie and sign up for her B-School.

Big thanks also to Bernard van Rensburg of Up-Next Digital for his fantastic and tireless work in revamping my website, as he did for us on this website too . . . and last but FAR from least, HUGE thanks to Dave for supporting me every moment of every day, and for maintaining his energy and focus here at Outdoor Video & Photographic. We look forward to continuing to provide the best content we can to help you maximise the power of your marketing via expert photos and videos. If you have any questions or suggestions for topics that will be most helpful to you, please leave a comment below. We’d love to connect with you!