Life is a journey of constant learning.
I started working for a local wedding photographer at the age of 14. It took time, tears and lots of learning to get where I am today. Through the past 19 years, I've taken on every opportunity I could, to learn. During the years, I've built a few companies (some worked, some failed and some turned into reasonably known brands, like The Pretty Blog).
With each experience and very risk I took, I learned a lot about myself, business in general, brand building, marketing, content creation, social media, the online space and I learned a ton about people!
The learning part, was the hardest. It's easy to do things that you've done before, but every new adventure or chapter in our lives will require us to learn new things. And in a world that is constantly evolving we'll stagnate if we stop learning.
Every year I offer workshops to share my experiences with other photographers and entrepreneurs, in the hope to help them grow their companies into entities that they can thrive in and get there way quicker than I did.
So, if the above excites you, it will be worth signing up for my workshop newsletter below. As soon as a new course or workshop is announced, I'll be notified.
This is a three days intense course and limited to 10 people per workshop. This workshop is a good fit for people who want to build a strong photographic business and brand.
This workshops is a combination of everything I've learned the past 19 years, packaged in conversation sessions. During the three days, I will share everything I've learned in building a successful photography business and brand. This workshop is very intimate and a great 'time out of real life', where you can rethink, rework and reprogram your mind about building a photographic business. You'll be challenged and inspired to focus on what you need to change and develop to improve your business and take it to the level you desire it to be.
I will cover hands on photographic topics, as well as the business-behind-the-photography and how to make it work for you!
My workshop will take you to a place where you are excited to move to new heights. If you want a quick fix, you should probably skip this one. But if you're ready to dig deep, get to know yourself, be honest and work really hard at your brand, this experience is for you.
Through my workshops I cover the following:
- My story and what I've learned
- Who are you and how do you turn that into a brand
- How to market yourself to the right client
- Social media + marketing tips
- How to price yourself
- Workflow and time hacking tips
- Photography basics + the camera equipment I use
- Natural light and how I use it
- How I edit with Adobe Lightroom
Price R12 500 per person (please book below)
The price does not include travel or accommodation, but it does include coffee, tea, snacks, lunch and a welcome dinner on the first night for all attendees. This workshop also includes a styled shoot.
Christine Meintjes Signature Experience: May/June 2018 (exact date to be announced)
South Africa: Somerset West
R12 500 per person
50% booking fee required to secure your seat. Only 10 seats available.
For more information, please contact me.
Editing is a crucial part of any photographer's workflow. My personal Adobe Lightroom presets that I use to edit are now available to the public. Please see my collection of presets below.
Each preset you purchase comes with 9 preset varieties. Click on the product below for more information.
I'm honoured to be part of Admired in Africa, an organisation that aims to uplifting the photographic industry, by awarding excellence, as well as facilitate workshops and conferences, to make information accessible to up and coming photographers.
I've been selected as one of the #nextgenstartups, by Cosmopolitan South Africa. And I'll be sharing some insights into being an entrepreneur at their #NextGenStartUps Women’s Lunch event on Saturday 22 October in Johannesburg.
It will be an exclusive afternoon, celebrating Millennial #girlbosses.
For more information, visit their site here.
I'm excited to be one of the speakers at the third, German Wedding Congress taking place in Hamburg, Germany from the 3d to the 4th of March. The congress is aimed at wedding professionals from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The program includes a wide variety of speakers and a wonderful opportunity for industry professionals to network and build new relationships.
For more information, visit German Wedding Congress website.
I've been invited to be one of the panelists talking about 'how to get published', at Coterie Retreat taking place in Johannesburg this coming December.
This exclusive conference is happening on local soil! The lineup is seriously impressive and includes names like Elizabeth Messina, Joy Proctor and Preston Bailey, just to name a few.
The event will take place between 4-7 December.
For more information, visit their site here.
If you're interested in inviting me to speak at your event, please get in touch via my contact page.
Nikon D750 (great for travelling!)
Nikon 35mm, f1.4
Nikon 50mm, f1.4 (my favourite lens)
Nikon 85mm f1.4
Nikon 105mm Macro lens (great for rings and details)
Nikon 24mm-70mm, f2.8
Nikon 70mm-200mm, f2.8
2 x SB 900 Nikon speed lights
1 x SB 910 Nikon speed lights
California Sunbounce Reflector (YOU need this! Available from Photohire)
Lexar Professional cards
Lexar SSD portable hard drive (Epic fast little thing - use this all the time!)
Western Digital Harddrives
Apple Macbook Air 13” (when traveling)
Apple 27″ Retina iMac
Lexar Professional Worksflow Hub