May 28

elsofie.com

With this post I want to introduce my public to my new portfolio website, dedicated mostly to fashion, but with a few other themes as well. I will really appreciate a visit to the site and maybe an appreciation or two! For this site we used Behance (and then Prosite) as a platform, seeing as […]

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May 16

How durable is your camera?

I often wonder what I’d do if I lost my camera to some freak accident, luckily I bought a Canon! Have a look at this video from Digitalrev TV as they test the Canon EOS 7D. Will it work after being set on fire? Have a look at the Nikon D90 vs the Canon 550D durability test: […]

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May 06

Portfolio: Lente

Lente: Lente regularly works for me as an intern and one thing I can say about her is that she never disappoints! Whether in her job as a stylist or in front of the camera as a model, she is super easy to work with, a complete natural and always enthusiastic. Because Lente is a […]

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May 06

Portfolio: Timmy

Timmy As Timmy did his first time shoot, I couldn’t help but think that he has a hidden stage personality. Because he’s a bit more of an introvert, I guess it’s not noticed as often, but the performing quality definitely started to show in front of the camera. He performed easy and well in front […]

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April 22

Annabelle

Annabelle: Bella’s big blue eyes can capture any audience and with her looks we decided to do some period photos. Her swimsuit look was based on a papparazzi 60’s, a vintage romantic and almost futuristic silver was fun to shoot and Annabelle looks just gorgeous! Photographer: Elsofie Pitout, Assistant: Regardt Roos, Hair: Ermine Kirstein, Makeup: […]

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April 21

Charlie

Charlie: What a spontaneous, bubbly personality and how incredibly easy it was to shoot this young guy! If he chooses, he can most likely be an actor or presenter and will be well liked wherever he goes. His beautiful red hair lend a little spark to every photo and I absolutely adore his last look, […]

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April 21

Amy

Amy: I scouted this beautiful young model when she walked over the street in front of my car. She showed up for her first shoot ever and within an hour of arriving performed so naturally and well in front of the camera, it was quite astounding. I work with first time models on a regular […]

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April 16

Portfolio: Mia and Leane

Leane: This sparkling personality with her expressive face lit up in front of the camera and reacted well to direction. We focussed on a denim and white shirt, pink jacket and little black dress. Leane was easy to shoot and we had fun with her as a model! Mia: With a more quiet and shy […]

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April 16

Portfolio: Marilee and Caitlin

Marilee: Marilee has an easy going personality and was fun to shoot. She was relaxed and has beautiful proportions, blond hair and brown eyes. With her looks we focused on the girl on the run, a casual look and gymnastics/ swimsuit. Caitlin: With her stunning face, brown hair and blue eyes, Caitlin has natural style. […]

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April 11

Portfolio: Annette and Marge

Annette: Anette is a happy little soul and performed well in front of the camera. With her beautiful skin colour, soulful brown eyes and long brown hair, this young lady was not only comfortable, but shined in her performance. We did a little vintage dress and hat, playful summer casual and streetwise looks and she […]

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April 09

Wiehan and Antoinette

Wiehan: Quite the little actor, this young model showed a lot of character in front of the lens. For this witty and playful model we shot with some props, like a toy gun and glasses to accentuate his ability to act and model. We used braces and cap to produce a little vintage influence, daytime […]

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March 28

Portfolio: Kayla and Tredeaux

Kayla: At only 12 years old, this young model has shown the most potential I have ever seen at this age. Her tall, lean body screams top model and she just moves in all the right ways! It did almost not matter what garments we put on her, it always looked extremely good! Her glowing […]

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March 28

Portfolio: Minke and Edith

Edith: Little Edie, at two and a half, was one of the most wonderful models I ever had in front of my camera! What a spontaneous beauty! Edie follows orders, enthusiastically gets props and was just perfect! With curls like hers, her friendly disposition and game-for-anything attitude, this little model will go far! Not only […]

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March 25

Portfolio: Jacques and Jana

Portfolio series Jacques: This little man, with the face of an angel, was a true natural and had his own quirky vibe. He did everything asked of him with a cute little smile and the quite assurance of a casual introvert. What a little hart breaker! I can only imagine what will happen at 16! […]

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March 19

Jana and Siyo

For the next few weeks I’ll be posting portfolio test shoots that I’ve done and these photos fall in that range. I was asked to specifically shoot children and teenagers, but after these are posted I’ll be showing off with my next fashion portfolio. Enjoy! Jana: This little drama – queen, actress was amazing to […]

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February 26

Portfolio: Lieschen and Greg

Lieschen: Because I worked with Lieschen (my daughter) before, I decided to push her a little bit further in this shoot. We decided on a edgy, more hi-fashion swimsuit shoot for her first look, a London street fashion for her second look (shot with Greg) and a softer, white for her third look. Lieschen wants […]

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February 14

Alida is Gorgeous in Tyres

When Alida Mouton approached me a while back about a shoot depicting her involvement with the tyre industry, the importance of the task was eminent to me. It was really important that Alida always looks her best, as she is the public face of CFP Tyres and continuously travels (from China, Dubai to Las Vegas […]

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January 24

Eduard and Francois Test Shoots

Hello people! Here are the first of the portfolio photos, as promised. These photos were taken to create a basic portfolio, first three looks. With Eduard we did formal, semi – formal and sport and with Francois we focused on semi – formal, catalogue and swimwear. Eduard is 18 and just finished matric in Durbanville […]

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January 15

Behind the scenes: portfolio

Just before December holidays we spent two weeks photographing portfolios for potential models and actors, and we present you with some behind the scenes and teaser photos. Shooting continuous portraits can be challenging, especially since you, as the photographer do not want the photos too look too similar. Also, we were working with a lot […]

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January 08

Employee of the year!

Some times in life a person is lucky enough to find a perfect match in another, and I found this in Regardt Roos, the best employee in the world! His curious nature, permanent ability to adapt, change and learn and not least, working for a dramatic, ever changing and spontaneous extrovert (let’s call it that) […]

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