Brett Blignaut has a three-year diploma in videography but has always preferred taking photographs. He has actively engaged in the photography industry and is an Adobe Photoshop Associate. He stays up to date with current trends, lighting effects as well as post-production and retouching techniques through online groups and tutorials. He has experience taking swimwear, lifestyle and fitness/activewear photos for private and commercial clients. His passion for photography is evident in the enthusiasm that he feels whenever he picks up his camera.
I love being outdoors, which is one of the big reasons most of my work is on location. On the flip side of that I also love to try new things, and experiment with lighting in studio. I also get a bit of a kick out of the "Oh my gosh!" moment when clients see their finished photos.
I have done plenty swimwear shoots. Location is always a big consideration, so I look for something that has an interesting feature that can be used. I always try to get the most flattering lighting for the situation, either with natural light or with strobe, and giving direction as to some poses that show off the models body at its best. For corporate portraits, I asses what the clients needs are, where the images are going to be used, and provide a few options, with both friendly approachable photos that show their personality , and photos that show that they take business seriously.
Just a few publication in online magazines, a cover for a local magazine in Durban, and an editorial for a lifestyle magazine in Durban.
If you told me 10 years ago that I'd be a swimwear photographer, I would have laughed at you.