Clinton Rautenbachof ZenShutter

Cairns, Queensland
5 out of 5 from 5 reviews.
  • Nature Photography

    Fashion Photography

    Event Photography

  • Clinton Rautenbach is a professional photographer based in Cairns, Queensland

    Photography is the means by which I am able to celebrate and share the spectacular beauty and inspiration that I find in the world - in all its astonishing diversity and splendour.

    In this sense, my subjects become the greatest gifts when I have the privilege of celebrating their beauty through the lens of my camera. Each time I press down on the shutter button, I like to think of it as an act of profound gratitude for the privilege of connecting with the unique and precious individuals and moments that I have been invited to capture.

    For me, there is no better experience than the moment when a client sees their final images for the first time, and the look in their eyes confirms that, through my vision, their vision has become a reality; their magical moments have become tangible, precious memories; or the people I gazed at through my lens have become perfect portraits that capture their unique beauty and inimitable character.

    Apart from my photographic experience, I also have a background in fine art, theatre, education and research. This brings an especially lively, entertaining and creative energy to my work, ensuring that your vision is realised to its full potential through a relaxed, gently guided, fun, and utterly professional collaborative process. My 'business' background, work experience and references/reviews are a clear indication that you will be working with an internationally experienced, reliable and trustworthy professional.

    See https://au.linkedin.com/in/clintonrautenbach for more details.

    I am also an "emerging member" of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography).

    My guarantee is simple: I will work very closely with you at every point before, during, and after the shoot(s). If, at any point, you are not happy with the process/product(s), I will - within reason - do whatever it takes to ensure that your expectations are more than exceeded.

    The way I usually work when it comes to quotations - and this is, indeed, a little unorthodox - is to request that the client makes me an 'offer' as a starting point. Once we have a proposed 'budget' on the table, we can then negotiate a final fee from there. Of course, I can also provide you with a standard, formal quotation if preferred. I am able to provide such quotations with hourly or daily rates, but I am also open to negotiating package deals, and/or image-based rates.

    What are the typical things that I need to know before providing you with a quotation?

    1) The purpose of the shoot
    2) The budget
    3) The location
    4) The time(s) of day
    5) The number of hours you require me to be available
    6) How many people/models there will be, and, if possible, a few details about them (e.g. age, gender etc)
    7) The amount of editing/post-production required
    8) The turnaround time
    9) Any additional specific details/requests

    In order to save you time (and possibly money!) you might want to consider the following points prior to approaching photographers for quotations:

    1) Think carefully about how many final images you require, and what they will be used for.
    2) Browse the web and/or magazines for images that might help you to illustrate your vision/'look' to the photographer.
    3) Shop around and compare average prices and industry standards so as to gain a realistic idea of the budget you might be looking at. It might also be useful to share these when requesting or responding to a quote. View More...

    Clients

    Natural Evolution - http://www.naturalevolutionfoods.com.au , , PA Research Foundation, Australia - http://www.pafoundation.org.au , , Herrington Property, Cairns, Australia , , Mountain Park Hotel, South Africa. See website for images: http://www.mountainparkhotel.co.za , , Ha Yeon Lee - Private Client (Please contact me for referee details)

    Awards

    Fourth place in the Getaway Gallery Competition (out of thousands of entries!) (see http://www.getaway.co.za/photo/getaway-gallery-competition/)

    Specialities

    Nature photography in Cairns, QLD, Fashion photography in Cairns, QLD, Event photography in Cairns, QLD

    Industry Affiliations

    AIPP - Australian Institute of Professional Photography
  • Reviews (5)

    Julianna

    February 5th, 2016
    Dear Photographer, I would like to enquiry that how much would be some nice sexy and artistic picture? I can arrange my make up and hair. Thank you for the information, Kind R. Julianna H.

    Angus McColl

    August 9th, 2015
    Beautiful work Clinton. Love the colour and the angles.

    Judith Fox, Cairns

    July 24th, 2015
    We recently used Clinton for a casual family photo shoot. Our family has never done this before and we were concerned this would be strange/awkward. We were wrong! Clinton immediately made us completely at ease and had a way of blending into the background but still making his presence felt for when he wanted us to do certain poses or find the right lighting for the best photos. He was also very patient with my toddlers lack of attention span and was even able to direct him to certain poses (not an easy task to do this with a 2 year old!). It was an absolute pleasure to work with him on the day. The photos themselves were absolutely beautiful. He captured moods and expressions of our family that we could never have done ourselves. Professional, talented, patient, prompt and easy going, I would definitely recommend Clinton!

    Zon

    July 5th, 2015
    Wow Wow Wow - your photos look amazing !!!!! The clarity and detail is AMAZING !!! You truly are gifted with that lense !!!

    Simon

    July 4th, 2015
    Great work!

    Testimonials Submitted by the photographer

    Judith, Cairns Family

    We recently used Clinton for a casual family photo shoot. Our family has never done this before and we were concerned this would be strange/awkward. We were wrong! Clinton immediately made us completely at ease and had a way of blending into the background but still making his presence felt for when he wanted us to do certain poses or find the right lighting for the best photos. He was also very patient with my toddler's lack of attention span and was even able to direct him to certain poses (not an easy task to do this with a 2 year old!). It was an absolute pleasure to work with him on the day. The photos themselves were absolutely beautiful. He captured moods and expressions of our family that we could never have done ourselves. Professional, talented, patient, prompt and easy going, I would definitely recommend Clinton!

    Gillian, Queensland Family

    "We all loved meeting you. in fact, Dad wants to book you annually. The photos are so beautiful, thank you so much."

    Natural Evolution , Natural Evolution Foods

    "Clint the photos are incredible. You have worked wonders!... They are amazing! I'm absolutely speechless! Wow just wow!"

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