Welcome to Ottograph

Welcome to Ottograph. My name is Otto M Ueckermann. I am the founder of Ottograph. (Google Ottograph and you will see there is more, but I promise you that the name “Ottograph” was generated in my own mind). Ottograph is a creative design, photography and art studio who loves to combine all kinds of creative skills to meet your visual needs.  What do I do? People ask me to do wedding photography, family photography, party photography, logo design, web page design, corporate identity design, fine art for their walls, poster design, signage design, business card design, broucher design and magazine layout. What can I do for you?

Ottograph Design Academy

My aim would be to teach my students about design principles like the visual elements of design, line, shape, texture, colour, balance and contrast. The idea is to have group discussions on assignments. The students will be given an assignment for example how to design a logo, based on the design principles that I have taught. A lot of learning takes place in a studio setting where each student’s project is critiqued in a positive way to ensure that their design abilities are developed. The students will learn the process of creating new fresh ideas via brainstorming process. Talk about the ideas and how to improve on them. This will all be with a sketchbook and colour prencils. I believe the Brain hand connection is a vital process in the developing stages of any idea. The aim of the course will be to establish creativity and develop good design skills rather than  technical skill (computer skills) development. If the basic design skills are in place it is easy to learn how design programs work and apply well developed design skills.


In addition I am considering to take the students for a walk in the real world (A Mall for example) to become aware of and appreciate the design elements in our environment. It will also teach them to critique and analyse design and to really observe the world around them. A group talk and an assignment will be completed. The idea is to stimulate your creativity and your ability to create something beautiful in terms of design because it is your passion.


As a group we can re-think design, design brands and get to know the value of design. Once you know that you will be able to sell your design skills and even make a living out of it.


To sum it up, the design course is an academic background of design and the understanding of design to develop you as a thinking designer that can provide value to your clients / friends / family. It is not a technical skill (computer skills) development course at this stage.


Ottograph Photography

Otto M Ueckermann did his BA (photography) Hons Degree at the University of Pretoria in South Africa (1996 – 1999). Otto M Ueckermann worked for Elizabeth Olivier Kahlau as   a wedding photographer (2000). Otto M Ueckermann did his first wedding as Ottograph in 2005. Today Ottograph is a well know wedding photography company in Gauteng with over 64 weddings photographed. It is the one day a photographer can take pictures of people to his heart’s content and everybody enjoys it. It is such a happy day. In the past 18 years Ottograph has done weddings in rain, in the bush, in Swaziland, in Lesotho, in the Cape and even River Side Castle 20 min from his house.

Other photography service that Ottograph is good at is new born photography, family photography, matric farewell photography, birthday party photography and corporate photography.


You can WhatsApp me on +27 (0)76 8218437 or email me at info@ottograph.co.za