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House Tips

House tips getting your home readytop tips for your home  Help us help you and save money while you do itSome folk raise an eyebrow when they see the hourly rate photographers charge for their work. And, if we worked eight hours a day, five days a week then yes: it...

Photography Procedure

Photography Procedure

Photography Procedure Start to finishStart to finish of how it works Let's make the whole thing easier for us bothIt will help both us and you if we are on the same page. That page is knowing how the process works so neither party is disappointed and the whole...

Photographer Per Hour

Photographer Per Hour

Photographer per hour An outline of typical costsPrices for Real Estate Photography Every week, almost without fail, I get an email or phone call with the potential client asking “What do you charge per hour?” – it seems it is the industry standard. We have been asked...

Tokai Lodge Shoot | The Elephant’s Eye Lodge

Tokai Lodge Shoot | The Elephant’s Eye Lodge

Shooting the Elephant's Eye Lodge in Tokai was a pleasure. The hosts (and owners) were super easy to deal with, and the place very simple to shoot. The nice thing about accommodation (compared to homes and apartments) is that they are very rarely "lived in" and have...

Five Star Hotel Shoot | Radisson Blu, Cape Town

Five Star Hotel Shoot | Radisson Blu, Cape Town

It is not often you get asked to shoot the Radisson Blu, or any large, well-known hotel but when those enquiries come, you get very excited. It makes all the hard work over the years worth it. What is great is that I had been to the Radisson (at the Waterfront) just a...

What We Do | Learn more about us

What We Do | Learn more about us

With a strange name like "Baithe" one has to wonder what we do at this company. It is unusual for a photographer to not have their brand and web address that of their actual name, eg. 'Johnny Bravo Photography' and our reasoning is this: we want to be a whole team of...

Shooting 17 Properties for RPF

Shooting 17 Properties for RPF

For the first time, and perhaps the last, I performed what I term a "Multi-shoot Extravaganza" for RPF Properties - a property group in Cape Town. This involved shooting that many properties over three days all across the city. It was incredibly fun, but even more so:...

Yellow Tree Environmental | A local hero in air pollution

Yellow Tree Environmental | A local hero in air pollution

I recently met with the owner and MD of Yellow Tree Environmental who is looking to change the literal landscape of South Africa by reducing our air pollution. It was a long and pleasant lunch and super exciting to meet others who are keen to help this country...

Swellendam Scenery | A perfect pit stop at Tredici

Swellendam Scenery | A perfect pit stop at Tredici

I first came upon Tredici a year or so back on my way down from the Garden Route, after an epic week of shooting all along South Africa’s favourite coastline. It had this beautiful upstairs that overlooked a sports field, and in the distance, this wonderful mountain...

Lazy Leopard | Makes for some lazy guests!

Lazy Leopard | Makes for some lazy guests!

The Lazy Leopard is a gem on the garden route situated along Rheenendal road, just outside of Knysna. Thankfully untouched in the recent fires of the last two years (one early November 2018, and the obvious and devastating one in June 2017) it still has three amazing...

Teniqua Treetops | A room with a view, even the loo

Teniqua Treetops | A room with a view, even the loo

The Teniqua Treetops Lodge houses seven immaculate “treehouses” - they are raised tents engulfed by a canopy of trees – that convince you that you are in the middle of nature, with not a soul in sight. This is largely true, but if you stare long enough (and have some...

RoseRoc – A few days in luxury in Knysna

RoseRoc – A few days in luxury in Knysna

Roseroc was to be my base on my second episode of a Garden Route tour. The first being back in 2017 when I road-tripped from Port Elizabeth down to Cape Town, shooting seven places en route. This time, however, my motives were different. Last year I did quite a few...

Indigo Bay | A Camps Bay Shoot for the records

Indigo Bay | A Camps Bay Shoot for the records

Indigo Bay was one of the longest shoots done in recent years and it all happened in Camps Bay, Cape Town. I had set out thinking it would be two hours tops but it turned out this mammoth of an accommodation option had about six rooms across three buildings. Set up...

Reception Room

Reception Room

This reception room at Rawson's latest development really had me happy. Happy because it was beautiful and I was working there that day, but also because I wholeheartedly agree with giving people a warm reception. First impressions are always an important thing and...

Sea Point Flat

Sea Point Flat

The stock standard Sea Point flat. Or apartment. Depending how you roll. So many foreigners in Cape Town means you never know which lingo is the one to go. With. With me, I went to shoot this little place one sunny day in May. Or February. I can't quite recall....

De Kelders

De Kelders

De Kelders lies across the bay from Hermanus. Hermanus everyone knows; De Kelders... not so much. However, to their credit, this little drop (and I mean little) is a tiny string of houses adjacent to Gansbaai, and almost eclipsed by its size and reputation. For the...

Gamamadi Guest Farm

Gamamadi Guest Farm

Gamamadi Guest Farm was a special time for me. A brief night's stay in the Karoo (en route to Cape Town from Jozi) turned into a real break from reality. With a lovely sidekick in tow, we had only a few hours in the afternoon to relax and soak up the farm atmosphere...

Copper is still here!

Copper is still here!

Copper was a huge trend way back in 2015. However, glancing around, as one does, it still seems very much to be so! I guess they don't mind things that wouldn't be popular tens year's down the line. And so, buying or decorating with any of those major metals is always...

Bishops Court and why it’s so popular

Bishops Court and why it’s so popular

Bishops Court has long been the choice of the rich and famous in Cape Town. And why? Chiefly, I think because of the wind. Visiting a pricey home there last year on a "pumping south-easter" day it was breathlessly quiet. There are of course other reasons, and this...

Lemoenfontein Game Lodge

Lemoenfontein Game Lodge

Lemoenfontein Game Lodge is in the Western Cape, just over the border from my Northern Cape escapades. Happily back in the province of my habitat it was here that I did a really quick shoot for a client. Unsure how I would fare he gave me carte blanche for an hour or...