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Fashion Photographer Nicole Phillips shoots for Hermanna Rush Spring/ Summer collection 2013

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:10 AM

Here is a sneak peak at one of the shots from last week shot by fashion and glamour photographer Nicole Phillips in Melose, Johannesburg last week.... Keep your eyes on the look out for the rest.

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Food Photographer: Nicole Phillips shoots for Greedy Buddha Menu

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Greedy Buddha offers a Pan- Asian Tapas menu range inspired from a selection of the most popular dishes from South East Asian countries and we got to caputure (and taste) it all

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Fashion shoot feature on Top Billing with Gert Johan Coetzee

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Keep an eye out tonight for our images which were shot for SABC 3's Top Billing tv show with South African celebrity fashion designer Gert- Johan Coeztee. In the segment Coetzee talks about winter fashion trends for 2013 as well as how to dress for your body type to get that saw after hour glass shape. The shoot features Top Billing Presenter Bonang Matheba as well as actresses Hayley Owen and Tema Sebopedi, shot at Coetzee's studio.

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SABC 2 campaign lanuched...

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 7:10 PM

SABC 2 has launched its new ad campaign, images shot by Nicole Phillips. Keep an eye around town for them!

Modeling portfolio tips anyone can use to get better photos:

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 1:25 AM


Over the years I have photographed many professional models as well as people starting out; bone structure and body physic is important,yes, definitely, but even those blessed with both of the above and can becomevery un-photogenic very quickly if the points below are missed… The modeling hints and tips below are focused at people wanting to get an initial test shootor modeling portfolio done. An article will be released a bit later on what, in my opinion, makes a good professional model and what I personally look for when booking a model.


1)   Skin and hair care – when booking a shoot, also budget on some skin treatments to get you skin into tip-top condition, agencies and photographers like models with clean, fresh looking skin.  Healthy hair is shiny hair and looks great on camera, make sure your roots and ends are trimmed for the shoot. Gents– have your hair cut about 1 week before the shoot so it has time to settle in.

2)   Nails - unless otherwise directed, French manicure is the way to go. This makes your hands look clean, neat and tidy and is far more appealing in photographs.

3)   Use a professional make-up artist for your portfolio. Photographic make-up is different to applying normal, everyday make-up. In addition to the normal brows, eyes and lips, contouring is used to give yourface more shape and to accentuate certain features and hide others. Thelighting photographers use completely washes normal everyday make-up away, leaving you looking bland and very two – dimensional without a make-up artist’s know how.

4)   Avoid wearing baggy clothes. Agencies want to see your figure. Bring a selection of 10 outfits with to your shoot, varying in colours and textures. An item that might look great on the hanger does not always photograph well. Only bring clothing items that you feel comfortable in.If you are not comfortable with what you are wearing, chances are good that thetension will spill over to your photographs. Once you have reached the big time and are being paid to model, it then becomes your job to make anything look good.

5)   Ladies: bring a range of underwear – beige,black and white… seamless and strapless as well. No one likes to see underwearlines or bra straps in photographs, unless the creative direction is specifically headed that way.

6)   Get a good night’s rest. Blood shot eyes, baggyand or droopy eyes do not do anything for you look, and believe me, it shows!

7)   Agencies do not want heavily re-touched andedited images, they want to see skin texture. This is why it is very importantto book a good photographer and make-up artist, so that they can make you upand photograph you in a manner that you look great in-camera and there is no need for heavy re-touching (heavy blurs placed over the images, high contrastetc) to try and “save” the image.


If you have read the above and are keen to find out how ourteam can help you, or to book a test shoot or portfolio shoo, please click here to be directed to the modeling portfolio page.


Happy shooting!


Toyota Yaris Timeslice

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Another awesome timeslice shot by Jonathan O Connell and the team, so happy to be able to work with such a talented group of people!

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ABIA in association with Canon August Winners

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM

We are proud to announce that the wedding photography division ( were the August winners!



Friday's shoot...

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Friday's shoot in a search for some new talent brought out some very lovely ladies.... thought I would share a sneak peak with you on some of my favourite test shots...

New Hyundai i 20 ad

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 4:30 AM

The new Hyunadai 1 20 ad has been aired, featured in it are some of the stills we shot for the interior and features. Have a look!