south africa Mar 2018


Gavin Schneider Productions Cape Town Photo Production and Locations

Gavin Schneider Productions are in the midst of their busy season and would like to thank all their loyal clients, as well as newcomers for their continued support. Gavin Schneider Productions strive to ensure the best level of personal service and commitment, ensuring their clients return year after year.  

With Gavin Schneider Productions in your corner the best rates, finest locations and professional models and talent will always be accessible. An experienced administrative, accounting and project management team provide uniquely creative solutions for every client.

This season, so far Gavin Schneider Productions have produced several prestigious campaigns. Recent projects include: Lucas Hugh, Hotter Shoes, Homebase Furniture, Sacoor Brothers, Masculin, Mountain Warehouse, Tappers Beer, Joules, Samsung, and Shell.

Mickie Birkett Productions Cape Town photo production

"We’re born and bred in Africa. We understand it, we live it, we breathe it. We travel so that we can understand how we fit into your world. We engage, we provide, we travel your path with you.

When you work with Mickie Birkett Productions you are not just shooting with another service provider, you are welcomed as family. We have access to the best crew and equipment suppliers, have intimate knowledge of locations, and are always ready to learn, teach, and grow with each of our clients. 

We welcome returning and new clients each year with the aim to grow lasting relationships. We love what we do, and it shows.

Welcome to Mickie Birkett Productions, how can we engage you?"


Summer Season in South Africa seems to be going longer each year. April-May is one of the best times of year to visit South Africa whether for photo production or for holidays: The light is not as harsh nor the wind as strong as during peak summer, there are less tourists to contend with and the days are a bit shorter  - meaning that for golden hour chasers, a 4am start and 9pm wrap is not necessary.

Steel clients look set to make the most of this with a busy few months ahead, but the team have already enjoyed a summer working on some great projects:

  • Ted Baker SS18 with Great Northern Locations shot by Niko Mitrunen, Andrew Urwin and Ana Cuba, DOP’s -  Curtis Taylor and Kristian Young.
  • Virgin Atlantic– shot by Matt Hind.
  • British Vogue – shot by Venetia Scott.
  • Huawei print and TVC with Picture Farm London, shot and directed by Christopher Anderson, DOP - Fernando Gayeksy.
  • Abilify shot and directed by George Logan of Horton Stephens, DOP -  Eoin McLoughlin.
  • Airbnb stills by Kent Andreasen and motion by Steve Glashier.
  • White Stuff – with Raw Production, shot by Lee Whittaker.
  • Cubus shot by Dusan Reljin, DOP – Casey Shoalwater.

SA Media Productions Cape Town Photo & Film Production and Location Scouts

SA Media Productions is a stills and video production company based in South Africa. International directors, actors and talent are attracted to the country because of easy access to incredible locations, value for money service, and the summer sunshine hours. They expect international quality service and, for 27 years, SA Media has worked with the world’s top brands, agencies and publications to produce beautiful and compelling stills, videos and films.  

"We bring the insights from over 840 completed productions and a wealth of local experience - solid relationships with suppliers of talent, gear and locations, and an experienced crew gives us a track record for being on time and on budget. From exotic prop requests to untangling logistics nightmares, our team have the skill set to guarantee you never miss a second of golden light.

Follow the dream. We have the team!"

EuroConnection South Africa Cape Town PHOTO & FILM PRODUCTION

EuroConnection South Africa is a one-stop creative production house with international artist management and worldwide productions. "We turn your ideas into reality by understanding the importance of the creative process, making the magic of production come alive."

The company is managed by global executive producer Julie Van Damme Lagoe, with 20 years of experience in print campaigns and TV commercials.

Services include artists, directors, local and international photographers; art buying; music videos and moving image; location scouting, management and permits; casting (models, talent, bloggers, influencers, celebrities and kids); hair, make-up and styling; SFX, set construction and art direction; camera and lighting equipment, sound equipment and crew; post-production and retouching; special bookings; organizing trained wild animals on set; radio host of 'the julie show'; TVC and photographic productions in South Africa and beyond.

"Whether you want to work with one of our creatives or bring in your own, we can tailor make any size budget in print or moving image production by offering full production on any level. We are happy to be of service the whole year around!"

Dillon Buirski Cape Town Director

Dillon Buirski is a South African-born director/DOP with 12 years' experience in the photo and film industry.

His considered style, creativity and attention to detail make him a favourite among clients and photographer/directors for fashion campaigns. This has seen him work with photographers including Ben Weller, Matteo Montanari, Boo George, Sam Robinson, Laurence Ellis, Jo Metson Scott, Tom Craig, Jason Hetherington, Simon Winnall, Mei Tao, Michael Schnabel and He&Me.

Clients include Jack Wills (UK), Esprit (Ger), Lindex (Nor), Oakley (USA), Brooks Brothers (USA), River Island (UK), Next (UK), Vogue Bambini (Italy), Mamas & Papas (UK), Tommy Hilfiger (Europe), Boden (UK), Marks & Spencer (UK), and Primark (UK). 

Antonia Steyn Cape Town advertising photographers

Highly-awarded photographer Antonia Steyn has made a name for herself in the fashion and advertising industry. With a background in portrait photography, Antonia is able to bring characters to life in her images. Her exceptional ability to capture mood, movement and tone sets her apart as a photographer. Her work is characterised by a bold style with acute attention to composition, narrative and subject matter.

Her list of awards includes the Absa L’Atelier Merit Award, the Vuleka Art Award, and the Media 24 Photographer of the Year. Untitled (Eugene Terre Blanche) forms part of the Sasol, Oliewenshuis and South African National Gallery permanent collections.

Based in Cape Town, she has shot in London, Bangkok, the Maldives, and many other locations spanning the map of Africa. International clients include Nike, Coca-Cola, Babolat, Adidas, Taj Maldives, Siemens, Orange Mobile, Lux, and Mitchum, to name but a few.

Represented by Agent Emma.

Gareth Hubbard Cape Town people & lifestyle photographers

Portraiture, lifestyle situations and beautiful light are the three things that excite Gareth Hubbard most about photography.

An instant hit with everyone he meets, Gareth loves interacting with new people; a fact which he finds is right up there with the best qualities photography has to offer.

With an impressive list of clients including Panasonic, Bon Aqua, McDonald's, and Edwin, in the words of this talented photographer: "Pull in, say howzit, and let’s shoot!”

Ilse Moore Johannesburg underwater photographers

Ilse Moore is renowned in South Africa as an underwater fashion, fine art  and maternity photographer. Her work has been featured in several arts and culture, lifestyle and fine art magazines as well as numerous fashion and culture blogs around the world.

Ilse was a guest photographer on the first season of 'Africa’s Next Top Model' and her work has also formed part of ad campaigns in Istanbul and the USA.

One of her ongoing projects is a visual collaboration with a local Spanish music and dance theatre production, RECUERDOS, in which the dancers are the subject of her exhibition prints and give performances via film projections on stage.

As an artist, Ilse likes to explore water as a symbol that nurtures the psyche, be it positive or negative, and much of her work takes on an ethereal, sometimes surreal approach to the inherent qualities of water.

Represented by Red Hot Ops Christof van der Walt Cape Town advertising photographers

Christof van der Walt is a Cape Town-based commercial photographer noted for his ability to adopt and adapt to diverse briefs across the spectrum of photography.

His most recent clients include Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Virgin Active and Nike.

Christof is most often found in nature, capturing its beauty to bring a client's brief to life, but is as comfortable in the studio as he is in the wild. Living with his family in the beautiful Cape Peninsula, Christof shares his time off between his two sons and wife Adel.

Outlandish Cape Town Transport/ car transportation

Based in Cape Town, Outlandish offers stills, TVC and film production services in and around Cape Town.

"We have the capacity to assist your production in town or on the sand dunes of nearby Atlantis. We have hard-working vehicles, crew and gear that will get your production done within budget."

Visit the website for more information.