Bad photographs can be a bit like songs on the radio; the good ones are few and far between and the bad ones often pop up at the most awkward and irritating of times, like your twenty-first birthday or at dinner with your significant other. Whether it’s the photographic evidence of your rebellious and brace-faced awkward teenage phase or family photos obscured by abnormally large fingers, say no to bad photos and pay R249 for a one-hour studio photo-shoot at A Photographic Affair.
Getting a decent family portrait or shot of you and your snoochypoo often means having to hold the camera at arm’s length or do the awkward self-timer dash into a half-crouched position. Luckily, A Photographic Affair gives you an hour to play around and get a more comfortable looking shot without the need for odd exercises. At their stylish and comfortable studio on Main Road, you can play around for a full hour and strike a pose or stand stoically and look mysterious. Family portraits, photos that showcase why you and your significant other are the perfect couple or something for your we’re having a baby album are all possible. They even do team-building photo shoots and product shots. The professional photographers at A Photographic Affair won’t give you photographs of yourself with your eyes half closed or slack-jawed like you were about to say something deep and got confused. They know just how to capture that perfect toothy smile, or the mysterious off-camera glance into the distance that makes you look so enigmatic.
Even when you do manage to stumble your way into a photograph that doesn’t give you a quadruple chin or a shiny fivehead, it’s often left to gather technological dust-particles on your hard-drive or social networking page. If you’re another one of those people who has boxes full of empty photo albums or a mantelpiece in dire need of some personalisation, A Photographic Affair offers everything you need to fill up those vacant spaces.
With prints to add to your feature-wall, photo-album or under the fridge magnets and a disc of digitally manipulated images on disc, you’ll have more to show for your photo shoot than just a new profile photo. Discount on other prints from the photo shoot means that even the collages and A5’s aren’t enough, you can pick and choose what snaps you want for the mantelpiece.
Exhibited fact: The first photography exhibition took place at a biscuit mill in France and showcased a series of photographs called ‘Nowhere Land’. The most famous of these shots was a plate of macaroons on a seat in an empty theatre.