RMP Open Day at Shoot You Photographical Services

The April Rate My Photo Open Day was held at Shoot You Photographical Services. They have a garden with a pool, a tennis court, and a koi pond outside. Inside is a studio space and two bedrooms for photos.

I attended as photographer and then modelled one look for B&H Media Solutions.

Complete album of the day can be found on my Flickr and Facebook.

The first model I photographed was Sanmarie. Her makeup was done by The Makeup Effect Benoni.



I also photographed Tanisha Mostert in a Darth Vader inspired athleisure shirt. Tanisha’s makeup was done by De Bouchet’s.



KimiCloud had her cat face paint done by De Bouchet’s. She is always a fun model to work with.




My last model for the day was Keryn Ehlers, who braved a cold swimming pool.

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The look I modelled for B&H Media Solutions was really cool. You can find their album here. I have a cream coloured vintage medical corset which I wore with a lace skirt and a strappy top. The top is a cheap one I bought at Jet because the look involved fake blood.

Here is a selfie I took of the outfit:


RMP Open Day at The B-Spot (Joziburg)

I am going to be doing blog posts about what I’m getting up to when it comes to my photography hobby.  This will be the first of its kind.

On 4 March 2018, Rate My Photo held a photography open day at The B-Spot in the Joziburg building. We had delicious craft beer and burgers for lunch. On these kind of open days, one gets to meet other photographers, models, and makeup artists. I usually don’t make many bookings and prefer to do impromptu shoots throughout the day instead.

On this day I had one booking with a model and also modelled one look myself for a change. I had also received my new neutral density filters and flash gels through the post the previous week and got to experiment with my new toys.

Here are some shots of the venue:





The full album in better resolution can be found on my Facebook page or my Flickr stream.

I took a few shots of model Gillian with my new neutral density filters and I was really impressed with the result. The filters really softened the harsh sunlight.

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The one model who I organised a booking with was Creshimer Mxotshwa, who I have worked with before. We planned a goth look for her. Joziburg has some really cool graffiti which makes for great portrait backgrounds. In the second photo I used the turquoise flash gel and I love how it came out.


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I am also very happy with how these photos of Carina came out. I combined natural light from the window with my diy softbox and flash.

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Another model I took photos of is makeup artist Kayla Morris from Kayla Morris Makeup Artistry. I especially wanted to get the golden warm light of the filament bulbs and she was the perfect model for the setting.

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At the end of the day I modelled one look and was photographed by Sven from ST Photography. Laser-cut bat necklace is from La’ila Designs. See ST Photography’s full album of the day here.

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All Images by Sven and Taryn Photography

All Images by Sven and Taryn Photography

That’s it for now, thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed the photos.