Powerful Portfolio Books

When you think about photo albums, all sorts of variations may come to mind, perhaps featuring weddings, personal photo shoots or family holidays, to name a few. But how about showcasing your company or your work projects in a powerful way? This is one of the specialist applications that we apply to portfolio books, ranging from high-end, leather-bound options with individual presentation boxes, to more affordable, quality versions, all of which can uniquely highlight who you are and what you do.

One of our esteemed clients, the Barrow Group, have capitalized on this opportunity to showcase their exceptional construction work, such as for their iconic Metropolis on Park building in Sandton, Johannesburg. Above is a sneak peek at the beautiful top-of-the-range photo book that we designed and delivered for them, along with 10 mid-range versions, all finished to exacting standards. As an example, these can offer the means to share an exquisite summary of the building in its reception area, as well as provide personal gifts for key stakeholders. Here is another pic, showing the personalized front cover with the Metropolis on Park logo.

We captured photos and footage from the start of the development, when blasting began, right through significant milestones to completion of this 13 story masterpiece, which is topped by penthouses. Photographing the fabulous launch party enhanced our scope of content with warm, engaging images of people enjoying themselves in and around the building, reflecting the exclusive luxury lifestyle that it offers. We created a similar series of unique portfolio books for Barrow’s phenomenal Katherine & West building in Sandton, which was voted the Coolest Building in Jozi. That featured some of the select installations of business tenants, in addition to captivating penthouse spreads. For both projects, we included breath-taking aerial perspectives using drone technology.

For years, we have used a similar A3 sized, leather-bound portfolio book to support the marketing of our company, Outdoor Video & Photographic. It features a double page spread for each of the primary genres of photography that we offer, including wildlife. This has served us brilliantly at countless introductory meetings, giving prospective clients an immediate idea of the quality and style of our work, and establishing common ground with those who share our passion for wildlife. If you fancy raising your marketing game with a powerful portfolio book, then feel free to contact us to discuss your options. We’d love to connect with you.

In the meantime, to find out more about the exceptional residential apartments available for sale and to rent at ‘Sandton’s Most Beautiful Address‘, please visit the Metropolis on Park website . . . and prepare to be enchanted!

Guest Speakers photographed by Dave Estment of Outdoor Video & Photographic

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Rose Champagne in Glasses

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2015 SA Blog Awards

Looking back over the past year, we are grateful for so many highlights, starting with winning the 2014 SA Best Photographic Blog award. Sincere thanks again to the organizers, judges and everyone who voted for us, as well as all our clients and readers, who inspire the content for our site. PLEASE VOTE for us by CLICKING HERE if you feel we deserve this honour for 2015. We’ll be so grateful if you do! Continue reading “2015 SA Blog Awards”

OV&P Operations Manager

Welcome Juanita!

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Sheer Guard Staff

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Depending on the objectives you have for your staff portfolio, etching may offer an unmatched option that provides you with great versatility in terms of backgrounds and applications. As an example, we recently had the pleasure of photographing the Sheer Guard team in our studio. This innovative business provides premium quality transparent burglar bars and security doors; a brilliant solution for everything from residential to retail installations (including a local police station). By contrast, with security being such a high priority here in South Africa, many of us compromise heavily in terms of aesthetics, living with otherwise lovely views marred by unsightly bars. Continue reading “How to Etch for Success”