Dewald Kirsten

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Model Beach Shoot – Wilmarie

Wilmarie works in Dubai and was in Cape Town recently on holiday. We have been chatting for some time already about the Model Beach shoot that she wanted to do. So we finally did it when she was here in early June. Thank goodness it was not that cold that day. We shot at the stunning Clifton and because it was cloudy, we had the whole beach to ourselves. Let me know what you think of the images and please feel free to share.


Fitness Photoshoot – Carla Beukes

Carla and Myself did this Fitness Photoshoot only days before she left for the Arnold Classic that was held in Johannesburg. She was in tip-top shape and we created some awesome images. Please feel free to leave a comment or a share.  


Fitness Model Shoot – Mischka

With the winter season being the season for the fitness industry's main competitions, there is plenty of fitness athletes that want to shoot as they are at the peak of the game. Mischka wanted to do a fitness model shoot and so we did. It took a bit of planning, as it does when you want to do it right. We shot an afternoon here in my home town of Worcester at a couple of locations. Here is just a small selection from this awesome shoot. Please feel free to share.


Model portfolio shoot – Lee-Ann

I often get girls and guys who come to shoot their very first model portfolio shoot with me. I love these shoots, as is it lets one be creative and you get to work with some awesome people. Lee-Ann has been in front of the camera once or twice but more for fun shoots and not a full on shoot. She wanted to do 3 looks, one sexy, one smart and one fun. So we decided to work with an industrial type location, the last two was done in my studio. For the last look, we covered her in paint! Man that was fun and messy. I felt so sorry for her afterwards as we had to literally spray her down with the garden hose, and the water was COLD. Here is some of the images, please feel free to share.


Bohemian Fashion – Model Portfolio – Mindol

I was booked by Mindol for her very first model Portfolio Shoot. She wanted to do a Bohemian Fashion look and I must say, I love that style! I wanted to keep it simple and after some idea swapping via Pinterest, we got our look and off we went. Well here is the images and please feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you think.  


Fitness Shoot with Jody C and Hasselblad South Africa

I recently had the opportunity to shoot in the studio of Sunshine Company in Cape Town. But that was not the highlight, the highlight was that I could use a state of the art Hasselblad H5D-50C camera and lenses as well as their Profoto lights for the day! The first part of the shoot I did the recently published shoot for Deetlefs Estate as I wanted to take full advantage of the monster 50-megapixel sensor of the camera. The second part of the shoot I wanted to have a model to test things like focus speed and how easy is it to handle such a monster of a camera. At nearly R500 000 for the setup, this is probably not something I will own very soon, so I had to make full use of it for the day. For the second part, I did a fitness shoot with the awesome Jody Calitz. She is a fitness athlete and trainer and is also a full on vegan athlete, something that commands huge respect from anyone. Jody was awesome and here are the images from her shoot. Please pop on over to her website to follow what she is doing. All the other links will take you to the different sites of everyone mentioned. Please feel free to share.      


Model Portfolio – Anja

This is the Model portfolio shoot I did for Anja. This was the very first time that she has stepped in front of the camera and she was a total rock star! She was natural and with some guidance we made awesome images. ~feel free to comment and share.


Fitness shoot – USN Body makeover – Nicolene

Nicolene is a finalist in the 2016 USN Body Makeover competition. She contacted me to do an updated portfolio shoot for her in my studio. We had loads of fun and the images will tell the story. All the best to her and the rest of the finalists in this hard challenge.  


Model Portfolio – Miss South Africa Finalist – Marciel Hopkins

This past December while I was on holiday in Gansbaai, I saw in the local newspaper that Marciel Hopkins was also in Gansbaai during the holiday. So I took a chance and contacted her via social media to see if she was keen to shoot with me. Well as you can see by this post, she was!! How awesome is that! This lady is going to go places in South Africa, for a nicer person you could not ask! Being a finalist for the Miss South Africa title is already a huge accomplishment and I can't wait to see her on stage during the main event happening in March. Please pop on over to her social media feed to give her a follow! Marciel, we are rooting for you all the way! #teammarciel  


Model portfolio – Pippa

Every year I photograph the blooming Watsonia fields outside my home town, Worcester in the Western Cape in South Africa. And every year I say to myself I still want to shoot a model portfolio in these fields. I want to have a pretty girl in a light dress being playful and just natural and that is exactly what Pippa did. This was the first time that she has "posed" for a shoot and I think she did fantastically. I love the warm tones of the pink Watsonia flowers and in some of the images I just played with some creative editing techniques to get something different. Please feel free to let me know what you think.    


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