Photo Audio Text Multimedia

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 have a fully equipped studio in Gaborone with electronic flash lighting systems, a full range of 35mm Nikon camera equipment (lenses ranging from 14mm to 600mm), 6x6 Hasselblad medium format system and a high end  Nikon Digital cameras.

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 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 45,000 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 data base for easy identification and are used for various publications and audio visual presentations.

Our client base is government (including the Office of the President & Department of Tourism) and 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 were awarded membership to the Professional Photographers Association of Southern Africa in 1993 and 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.  We received 8 awards at the 10th PPSA Professional Photographic Awards in South Africa and at the 11th PPSA awards in 2005 we received a Gold and Silver awards fror landscape and portraiture.  We recived 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

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 thirty years.

Mark Henningsen manages the Slide Library and is responsible for all film processing, graphics, scanning, digital manipulation and Illustrative Options e-mail and web site

We are permanent residents of Botswana and have two children – Samuel 17 and Savuti, 14.
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.