Studio Photography

Talent in Studio

There’s a special buzz here at OV&P when we have talented people in our studio – an excited sense of knowing that they will go far in their lives and achieve significant things. This is the feeling that I had recently, while photographing Daliso Masongo (pictured above and below), and also his sister Mwila Masongo a few weeks earlier.

Mwila scooped 3rd place in the Commercial Model of the Year category at the IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) convention in New York last month, on the basis of the modeling portfolio that I shot for her. To view some of the gorgeous images from her photo shoot, follow this link to my Facebook album: Mwila Masongo in Studio.

Daliso is currently a sports management student, in addition to being a model at Ice Models Johannesburg. He has a flair for acting too, which contributed great fun to his shoot. It was a treat to work with him (and have some help from Mwila who was in studio as well), as we planned how to combine outfits, backdrops, props and poses for his portfolio.

Daliso Masongo's Portfolio by Naomi Estment

Exceptionally tall and athletic, Daliso had some great ideas of his own, including action shots such as his leap into the air that you can see above. He put me through my paces, not only while shooting his photographs but also with regard to editing them afterwards because he jumped so high that his head was above the top of our backdrop!

All in all, we aimed to capture Daliso’s vibrant personality, as well as his model looks, and to include versatility in terms of expressions, postures, style and mood. For this reason, we also shot some photos outside, capturing a completely different atmosphere to the studio shots. The selection of images featured above share a sample of this. What do you think? Did we succeed in achieving our objective? We think so, but would love to know your feedback, so please leave a comment below to let us know 🙂 Thank you!

Model Carla Britz

Fitness & Fashion Shoot

Shooting modeling portfolios in our studio is always a pleasure – never more so than for a gorgeous young woman who embodies fitness, fashion and fabulous beauty. Carla Britz (pictured here) is just such a model, and we had a whole lot of fun creating a selection of photos to highlight this. Continue reading “Fitness & Fashion Shoot”

Natasha Faber Modelling in OV&P Studio

Special Talent Portfolio

We had immense fun with talented Natasha Faber in our studio again, and although the first shoot I did for her was 10 years ago, it felt as if it was just the other day. That shoot was to assist with her portfolio photos for an international agency trip that she went on to Europe, and I must highlight that this gorgeous lady hasn’t aged a bit since then. Now she is expanding her horizons into acting, as she expertly portrayed during her recent shoot, embodying different attitudes and expressions needed for her new portfolio, not to mention looking stunning. Casting agents are in for a real treat, as you can see: Continue reading “Special Talent Portfolio”

Video Interview Setup in OV&P Studio

Versatile Studio Setups

Our Studio is the scene of ongoing creative inspiration, expert shoots and loads of fun, for photography and videography alike. Given the abundant natural light and various backdrop and lighting scenarios, our setup options cover a wide range of requirements. One option that you may not have considered is a video interview setting such as the scene pictured above, which was inspired in part by Marie Forleo’s fabulous weekly Marie TV videos, full of brilliant content that she shares herself, as well as via interviews with high-profile thought leaders on key topics that serve so many of us in business and life. Continue reading “Versatile Studio Setups”

Professional Make-up at OV&P Studio

Personal Branding Portfolio

It was such a treat to photograph gorgeous, dynamic business lady Heather Church in our studio recently. As an accomplished speaker, facilitator and coach, she led by example in front of the lens, radiating confidence and grace, despite any nerves beforehand. Above is a behind-the-scenes pic of Juanita (our OV&P Operations Manager and Professional Make-up artist) applying a quick touch up in between takes. Continue reading “Personal Branding Portfolio”

Rock Your Photos Workshop

How To Rock That Camera

Despite experiencing the first taste of winter during our recent Confidence on Camera Workshops for Women held in our OV&P Studio, this certainly did not deter two gorgeous groups of ladies from “Rocking That Camera” in their photos and videos, each contributing meaningfully to their visual portfolios. Continue reading “How To Rock That Camera”