We know how daunting it can be to find the perfect photographer, that’s why we’ve created a platform where you can find and compare photographers portfolios. The Orms Directory is a user generated photographers directory specifically set up to help you find and hire the services of a photographer in your chosen area. In addition to the directory listing, the rating system helps you to choose a reputable photographer. 

You will find that the Directory hosts a selection of photographers specialising in everything from Weddings / Events, Commercial Photography, Portraiture, Fashion, Sports and so much more. 

For Photographers, the Orms Directory provides a platform to easily connect with and grow your client base, providing you with quality leads while strengthening your digital footprint. 

Before you start browsing the various directory listings, we do encourage you to familiarise yourself with our site Terms and Conditions.


Orms owner Mike Ormrod started taking photographs in high school. A shrewd businessman from a young age, Mike earned extra pocket money by shooting at functions for family and friends in Grade 11 and 12. Mike’s brother Chris was a professional photographer, and Mike joined him when he finished high school. Mike handled his brother’s lab as well as acting as a photographer’s assistant when required.

In 1996, Mike started Orms. His motivation was to offer professional photographers and keen amateurs photographic goods at a reasonable price, and ensure that he was always able to have the products in stock.

What differentiates Orms from our competition in the South African photographic market is our experienced staff and our extensive range of products at the lowest prices. Our knowledgeable staff are committed to keeping up with the latest international trends. Orms has the widest range of photographic goods in the country. Mike Ormrod’s goal is to create a full service store for the South African photographic market.

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Since 1996, Orms has been supplying photographers with all their photographic gear needs. Orms supplies its customers with all the top brands such as Nikon, Canon, Fuji and Samsung, and stocks all photographic equipment from cameras, to lenses, filters, bags, lighting kits and tripods. The expert Orms sales team provides advice for any photographic queries, and will be able to assist knowledgeable professionals in buying the best equipment or dealing with technical problems, as well as helping enthusiasts decide on their first purchase.


Orms Print Room is thrilled to offer you the complete solution for any creative brief from professional printing and framing, to display and décor concepts, exhibition services, design services and great gift ideas.

Our exhibition area showcases inspiring artwork by top South African photographers, designers and illustrators. Our consultation areas give you one-on-one space with one of our passionate designers for advice on the latest design trends or consultants who can advise on planning your projects.

Pay us a visit on the corner of Roeland and Upper Canterbury Streets in central Cape Town.

With so much on offer at Orms Print Room now you can design in your world and create in ours.


Orms Connect is an online portal for the photographic community in South Africa. Forming part of the Orms family, it is our effort to give back to our great fans and customers in the form of inspirational and educational content, as well as photo contests and photography gear giveaways.

On the blog, we share a variety of visual content, including works, projects and exhibitions by local and international photographers, and creative or instructional videos. We also strive to keep photographers up to date with the latest technology by sharing new product announcements as they happen.

Additionally, Orms Connect hosts our online competitions, from the Photo of the Month community contest, to our popular photographer gear giveaways, which include cameras, lenses, camera bags, tripods and more.

There is something for everyone on Orms Connect. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, come take a look and we promise you’ll leave inspired.


Our Recipe Is Simple – Combine the best Safari Expeditions with internationally respected photographic tour guides in order to create unrivalled travel photography adventures. Whether you are an aspiring amateur or an avid veteran of optimal aperture, our Photo Tours are designed to meet your every need. By combining the service offerings of Africa’s leading photographic retailer with a dedicated collective of world-class travel photographers, we are literally in a position to offer the best of both worlds – professional quality rental camera gear, with equally professional photographic tour leaders.


Another exciting Orms endeavour is the Orms Photo Art website. This offers a platform for all photographers ranging from amateurs to professionals, to showcase and sell their work as printed and framed artworks with no added fees or commission. It is also an ideal platform for collectors and decorators to buy professionally curated photographic art, which they can browse through online, choose and customise how the image is printed and framed, and have couriered to any address.