Company Profile

Illustrative Options was established in 1991 and offers a complete range of photographic services ie: Aerial, Advertising, Architecture, Commercial, Industrial, Portraiture, Public Relations, Editorial, Corporate Portfolios, Brochures, Audio Visual Presentations, Digital Manipulation and Retouching of photographs. We were awarded membership to the Professional Photographers Association of Southern Africa in 1993 and Karin was awarded Associate membership in 2009. We have a fully equipped studio in Gaborone with electronic flash lighting systems, a full range of high end Nikon Digital cameras. (lenses ranging from 14mm to 600mm) and 6x6 Hasselblad medium format system The main body of our work consists of corporate publications and commercial advertising. We have a full digital studio including Apple Mac computers and Apple laptops, a dedicated 4000 DPI film scanner and a high-resolution dye-sub printer for proofs and playouts. We are able to supply our clients their work directly on CD or DVD’s. This equipment also compliments our Slide and digital Image Library as we are now able to e-mail clients their selected library images direct. Illustrative Options operates a large photographic slide library containing approximately 40,000 images of Botswana and surrounding countries. These 35mm full colour and digital images range from rural living and cites to wildlife and tourist attractions are on a database for easy identification and are used for various publications and audiovisual presentations. Our client base is government (including the Office of the President & Botswana Tourism Board), the corporate and private sectors including leading advertising agencies, banks, Debswana, insurance companies, architectural and engineering firms as well as a number of aid agencies including US Aid, NORAD, SIDA and the various United Nations Organisations. We received 8 awards at the 10th PPSA Professional Photographic Awards in South Africa and at the 11th PPSA awards in 2005 we received Gold and Silver awards for landscape and portraiture. We received first runner up in abstract & two other awards in the 2006 Fuji Professional Photographer & Fuji Getaway awards. We received a further 2 awards in the 2007 Fuji Professional Photographer & Fuji Getaway awards. In the Sony ProPhoto PPSA awards in 2009 we received a Gold award for architecture. We have exhibited for many years in the “Artists in Botswana” exhibition held by the National Museum and Art Gallery in Gaborone. We have received an award at every exhibition we have entered. The Company directors are Karin Duthie and Mark Henningsen. Karin Duthie, has a Diploma in Photography from Perth Western Australia and has been working in the photographic industry for more than thirty years. Mark Henningsen manages the Slide / digital Library and is responsible for all film processing, graphics, scanning, digital manipulation and Illustrative Options e-mail and web site www.images.co.bw We are permanent residents of Botswana and have two children – Samuel 18 and Savuti, 15. All quotes are calculated on estimated time required, consumable costs and travel expenses. Fully detailed quotes are prepared for every job along with a suggested itinery and naturally, creative advice regarding the concept/client brief. We are committed professional photographers who enjoy our work and we look forward to being of service to you in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact us (phone, fax, or e-mail) should you require any additional information regarding our services. Yours faithfully, Karin Duthie Mark Henningsen