Despite the fact that most people will complain – loudly – whenever you point a camera at them, everyone sort of loves photographs of themselves. Social networking sites and hard drives everywhere are filled with photos of people standing stoically with a national monument, making kissy-faces or posing with a wacky turtle during a vacation. Give in to the fact that having photos taken is more fun than dancing the jive with a monkey named Merrol and pay R199 for a half-hour beauty shoot with Anne Grace Photography.
Photography can be a bit like sewing your own clothes. When you get it right, you’re bombarded with compliments and admiration, but when you get it wrong, people give you funny looks, refuse to make eye contact and back away slowly. For this exact reason, Anne Grace’s Annelize Oosthuizen decided to step in to save the world from shocking snapshots. Years of experience and a true passion for her craft make it easy for her to turn every snap into something art-worthy and the photos that will fill your walls after the half-hour shoot wouldn’t look out of place in a glossy haute couture magazine.
With Anne behind the lens and half an hour in the professional studio to play around with, your shots are sure to be stellar and dazzle who so ever should gaze upon them. Considering the half-hour shoot is all about fashion and beauty, don’t be surprised if people mistake your snapshots for tear-outs from last month’s fashion-glossy.
Just like the argument contending that a raspberry jellybean is more mouth-wateringly delicious than its strawberry counterpart is more a case of personal preference than scientific fact, so is the choice been photographs of the same subject. Thankfully, you’ll receive a CD with ten to fifteen images to choose from, and one A4 print for the snap that really pops.Pixelated Fact: The first self-portrait ever taken was of a Scottish man posing with a pineapple full of meat stew. It is the earliest example of the ‘face-smooshing’ effect which occurs when a camera is held at arms-length.