Durban based photography company Ocean Driven Media was started in 2010 by combining the talents of various photographers to create a company that covers almost every genre.
Owner, Wade Howard, with over 16 years of photography experience on his own, is passionate about his job and strives to make Ocean Driven Media a creative company that delivers excellent service and stands out above the rest with its professional attitude.
Recently Matthew, from Durban based videography company called Parafilm Productions, merged his company with Ocean Driven Media. Matthew has been in the videography industry for the past 12 years and loves to put passion and commitment into every project. He is most inspired when creating stories and memories. His most notable projects include shooting documentaries for the Turkish TV station TRT World, working as an editor for episodes broadcast on Trace Sports to over 180 different countries, producing numerous sports programs for broadcast on Super Sport, shooting and editing at the Cape Epic, Sani2C and Wines2Whales mountain bike events, filmed the 2015 Polo Crosse World Cup held in South Africa and has created many lasting memories and stories for happy wedding couples throughout Southern Africa. He has also worked at top events at the Durban ICC such as World Routes 2015 and Indaba. His job has allowed him to work extensively in countries such as Lesotho, Zambia, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Tanzania.
Ocean Driven Media is based in Durban and has done work both nationally and internationally. We offer a wide range of photographic/videography genres including high-profile events, weddings of all natures, modelling portfolios, sporting events, stock imagery, documentary, family and pet photography, surf and lifestyle as well as land and aerial architecture. Doing work of such a varied nature means we are constantly using different photographic/videography skills, testing our creativity and pushing our limits.
Ocean Driven Media is also proud of their Mentorship program where they take on young, inspired photographers and mentor them in the ways of running a business, becoming well-rounded professional photographers and give them the skills to take on any job or client. They have successfully equipped photographers who are now reaching their true potential and pursuing their dream jobs.
We have had the privilege of working with many different clients and a variety of situations.
Here is some of their feedback on our services.
Thank you Wade and Kelly for capturing all the crazy moments. You guys are absolute stars! We love the sneak peek – I can’t wait to see rest. Great work! Love the professionalism and the chilled nature of you guys – such a pleasure to work with and it shows in your work!Thameshni Narsigan
It was an absolute pleasure working with you! The images you’ve shared with us are amazing, head and shoulders above the quality of images we have received in the past. Thank you for your service and enthusiasm, it is truly appreciated.Exposure MarketingMama Magic Baby Expo
All we can say is WOW!!! The album looks absolutely breathtaking, Fareeya and I really appreciate all the hard work and hours put into it. Especially dealing with us and our demands as well as all the finer detail involved. We have just had a look at it and we are absolutely amazed at how nice it came out. Fareeya even had her wedding day smile return. We are so grateful that it came out better than we ever imagined.Fareeya and ShaahidMuslim Wedding
Oh my word!!!! We are speechless! What a beautiful and amazing highlights video!! You guys are phenomenal!! Thanks so much again - it's such a beautiful video and cannot wait to see the whole video!Ryan & Rainie Wedding Videography Client
Just a very big thank you for your efforts in ensuring that the Nhlambanyati Bridge submission was such a success. I knew we would get some form of recognition from the adjudicators, but I didn’t expect winning the entire event! Well done to you and your team.Royal Haskoning DHVVideo: Construction Project
Well done on an amazing show. Love it, great shots and edits.York Enduro MTB Rally 2016 Sports Event: Broadcast on SuperSport 8 - Oct 2016