Editing, as well as having the legal side of my business in order, is a crucial part of my photographic workflow. Over the years I've refined my Adobe Lightroom presets and my photographic contracts and I have made them available to the public.
Please see my photographic contracts, as well as my collection of Lightroom presets below.
I use these all the time and trust that they will save you time and make your life just a little easier.
If you're a South African and the dollar sign is making you uneasy, I unfortunately have a global audience and therefore have to sell in dollars. But don't fear! If you're unsure what the amount will be that will be taken from your credit card, all you have to do it put the amount eg 120USD in google and type '120USD in ZAR' and you will see an approximate price in Rand, according to the current exchange rate. It's really nothing to fear :)
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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 and my latest Meintjes&Co).
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.
I'm honoured to be one of the two workshop facilitators at BelovedSA's workshop in September 2018. I'll be hosting a half day workshop, focussing on understanding how & why social media should be an important part of your marketing strategy, with the main focus on Instagram. This is the idea workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
For more information and ticket sales, visit Blovedsa's website for more conference information.
Date: 19 September 2018
Time: 08:00 - 17:00
Venue: The Palazzo, Monte Casino
Please join Nikon South Africa & Christine for this dynamic talk on building a successful photography business. Christine will share some insight from her own story on how she built her business and will touch base on some of the many questions that you as a photographer might have.
Premium House Centurion
Date: 20 September 2018
Time: 17h00 - 20h00
Even though this talk is free of charge, you have to book your seat here.
I'm excited to be one of the speakers at the Photo Plus Africa conference from the 19th to the 21st of October 2018. The conference is aimed at professional and amateur photographers and videographer in Africa.
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 Photo Plus Africa's website.
Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg
Date: 19-21 October 2018
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