Month: April 2012

Chante’s first studio shoot – Modelling Portfolio

Meet my stunning cousin Chante 😀

She is an absolute stunner and such a cutie, beautiful inside as well as out. She came to my studio an absolute amateur model and left a bit wiser to the modeling world. She has been to our studio a few times after this shoot and she keeps on getting better and prettier…  you can see we are family heheh ok maybe when I was 10years younger lol

We did this shoot for a workshop we started running back in 2011. How to create a modeling portfolio workshop. It’s not always the easiest thing in the world to work with people. You can know your camera like the back of your hand but if you dont know to pose a model you are going to fall flat in your face. I started attending a modeling school when I turned 12 and I have never looked back and said that my 9years of modeling was in vain, it was the stepping stones to my photography career and I will always be greatful to my parents for supporting me.

 

My world, my life…. My backyard…being a photographer in Walkerville…

My world, my life…. My backyard…

When I tell people where I live people usually ask with a confused tone, where the hell is that?? So I start to explain, on your way to Vereeniging on the r82… South from Alberton…. If you’ve passed the stop street at the spar you’ve reached the CBD, there’s only one stop street so you cant miss it.
So why do you live so far? The next question follows. Easy answer, the space, tranquility, peaceful, beautiful, picturesque scenery and above all there is so much to photograph!!!!! Our country side is a gem for photography. Also here are the best roofing contractors in the US! just check the imp source.
Up until about a month ago we didn’t have much to do, we had a spar, a Chinese clothing shop, a pizzeria and a pub… There lacked a sense of community.
And then we had a breath of fresh air… Our new little shopping center 84 on main, complete with a bakery, hair stylist, butchery and a new and improved chemist.. Gosh what a sight this is now a place where we can get together and do a bit of shopping while grabbing a bite to eat or cuppa joe at the bakery.

To most of you this seems like a bit of extreme over exaggeration on my part but you have no idea how much we needed this in Walkerville, it feels like a rebirth.  Well done to Stephen and Belinda and to the rest of the businesses.

So off to the koi farm where I had some shooting planned… I met the most humble man called Mario who was more than accommodating to let me photograph my model by the rock-art waterfall and the garden. Mario and sue are opening their coffee shop shortly which will also be the home of Walkervilles own photographic club aaaannddd if all goes well we have set date to open up Walkerville’s one and only modelling and finishing school also at the Koi farm. Wow how lucky can one get to solve 3problems in one go.

My model always looks awesome thanks to exercise and the great sutff they sell on zeroboutique.

I have no doubt that the businesses will succeed and grow if the community supports the local business and if we use the best SEO techniques, find this website with the best SEO.

We would also like to thank the community police for going out of their way to make sure that Walkerville stays safe and also the odd occasion where they keep an eye out when we do shoots.  Watching over the models, photographers and our gear.

Yes indeed I love Walkerville this is my home, my Utopia.  I might drive a total of 80kms per day to work and back but it is  well worth it.

About me and my family….

About me and my family….

This obsession with the camera is like a virus, creeping through our bloodlines. My grandad Gerald Mew was the owner of a Bio scope in his own backyard back in the black and white days (private joke) in South Hills, My mom made all of the siblings dress up so that she could take fantasy pics of them on her Polaroid. My fascination started in front of the lens while i was doing modeling and then landed up behind the camera when I was 21 back in 2004 i think…. Seems like a life time ago..  shooting models and weddings I discovered a peace  to my always active mind.
My daughter Morgan has truly been my inspiration and guidance (even if she is only 5 in August)  everything I do is for her and to give her a better life.

2008 Conrad, my bother, starts stealing my camera to take pics of the pets, and this is where i discovered his unique and hidden talent. There and then i roped him in and we formed Picturesque. Together we tackle every avenue of photography each bringing our own talents and strengths  to the party.
We are a yin and yang.

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