Oliver Karstel is a Pretoria-based South African photographer and creative consultant. As an award-winning photographer and videographer, Oliver has worked with multiple multi-national corporations and organisations including the United Nations (U.N.), NEPAD (African Union), Kal Tire (CA) Thermo King (US), GEA (DE) and PERI (DE and UAE) . Oliver has received accolades from international photography awards including the Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), and his work has appeared in publications including INSPADES Magazine and Construction World Magazine. He has worked across the breadth of Southern Africa, West Africa, extending to Northern Europe and the Middle East.
Aerial photography offers a unique omniscient perspective that is often unattainable with a standard camera. Hiring an experience drone operator can ensure that your project, site or product is photographed from an all-encompassing and interesting angle.
Similar to drone photography aerial or drone video creates a beautiful landscape to set the scene for your video, it works great for introductions and chapter breaks it can also be used to showcase the size of your premises, product or fleet in an epic and dramatic way.
360 degree and Virtual Reality Video technology is on a skywards trajectory and it's important for anyone working in this field to stay on top of the latest offering.
360 degree panoramas have opened up a whole new user content experience - with the use of a headset of simply by swivling your phone the photographs captured offer a unique all encompessing experience - these are fantastic to show case large areas like factories, stores or landmarks.
A creative consultant is a creative strategist: an individual tasked with conceptualising innovative and creative solutions. A creative consultant can alter perceptions of a company's image both within and outside of the company. Typically, a creative consultant is a professional in multiple creative disciplines. They must be able to think outside of the box and to quickly understand how a company's market works. A creative consultant can assist the launch of a new product in a complicated market, alter client perception of your product, as well as adjust your company's market associations. As a creative consultant, I go beyond the typical consultant role. I am an active participant, personally conceptualizing a project, facilitating, and following the execution of the project throughout. In addition to my own creative skill-set, I collaborate with highly established industry professionals such as Soundidea a company with 26 years of bespoke development, sharepoint, e-learning web, design and video experience.
Gulf Oil is one of the top fuel retail providers in the United Kingdom, with networks and operations opening across the globe. In 2019 I was contacted by AMPM Projects to photograph the various Gulf Oil fuel stations they worked with in Yeoville, Johannes...read more