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Freelance assistant since 2005. Based in London & Brighton. Studio and location experience in the UK and Europe in a wide variety of areas, including corporate, advertising, fashion, lifestyle, education, healthcare, portraiture, fine art, still life, interiors, product photography, catalogue, time lapse. Experienced with a wide range of cameras, lighting (flash and continuous) and software. Worked for many AOP and non-AOP photographers over the years. Shoots for: Shortlist, Apple, Gap, Wired Magazine, PWC, KPMG, Beiersdorf, easyJet, Cancer Research UK, RB Products, The Conran Store, Corbis etc. Extensive work in DSLR video, mainly shooting with my own Canon C100 and 5D Mk2, but familiar with many other cameras. Available as a video assistant or cameraman. Shoots include: Barclays, Brown Brothers Harriman, Blueprint Magazine, The Royal Academy of Music, New Statesman, The Drinks Business Magazine, Shell Oil, Sadler's Wells Theatre, RIBA, Zaha Hadid Architects etc. See vimeo link bottom left for video showreel. Up to date DBS (formerly CRB) check, public liability and those kind of boring but necessary things.
Working in the photography industry for over a year and graduated from Falmouth University. I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty. I'm available for travel and working long hours. I've been on the Photographic Assistants workshop at Direct Lighting where they showed me how to use flash equipment such as the Broncolor. I have a good knowledge of Photoshop, Capture One, Leaf Capture and Mac software. I have worked as a professional retoucher for numerous photographers. Since April 2013 I've worked with Food, Landscape, Still Life and Interior photographers but would love to work in any type of photography. Thanks, Ned
T: 0 7828 747 026
Photography has been my passion for many years and I enjoy every aspect. Over the years I have worked as an assistant for many leading photographers including Mike Venables, Phil Surbey, Carol Sharp, Vera Kodajova and Nadav Kander on a wide variety of studio and location shots. This has given me a wide range of experience and a insight to many different techniques and set ups.
Professional, amiable, conscientious, and attentive. I worked at Malcolm Ryan Studios (Wimbledon) for nine months before turning freelance back in February 2005. Since then I have worked on a huge variety of shoots, from ads for the likes of Ford, Lexus, The British Heart Foundation and Adidas, to editorial for Conde Nast, Wired, Car magazine, OK and FHM, and brochures for M&S and many of the major car manufacturers. I am particularly familiar with studio based car photography, and tungsten lighting, and have a massive amount of experience on location, both in the UK and abroad. Over the years however, I have worked on an increasingly diverse range of shoots with a variety of acclaimed photographers, and am confident in my ability to deal with pretty much any subject matter. In late 2010 I gained Phase One Certified Professional status, invested in studio and location computer set-ups, and am able to offer a fast, efficient, and secure, digital capture service. More recently I have advanced my Photoshop skills with Adobe Certified Training. Please take a look at my assisting website for further information, or feel free to call/email if you wish to discuss a potential booking.
Please read the recommendations below from various photographers regarding my assisting. I have assisted the following photographers: Michael Micheals: www.michaelmichaels.com Sam Hofman: www.samhofman.co.uk Matt Hass: www.matthass.com Sarel Jansen: www.sareljansen.com Matthew Beedle: www.matthewbeedle.com Matthew Booth: www.matthewboothphotography.com Marcelo Benfield: www.marce1o.com Ria Osbourne: www.riaosborne.com Paul Broadrick: www.paulbroadrick.com Arnaud Stephenson: www.arnaudstephenson.com Nicola Schafer: www.nicolaschafer.co.uk Daniel Campagne: www.danielcampagne.it Peter Searle: www.petersearle.com I have assisted on a wide variety of shoots both on location and in studio for editorial and advertising, with subjects including still life, people, fashion, corporate and interiors. Cients have included Gordon's Gin, Audi, Hovis, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Thomas Cook, GQ magazine, Sainsbury's, Ticketmaster and Sports Direct. Matthew Booth says: "Josh has worked with me for some time now. I use him as a reliable and highly adept assistant. He is an excellent photographer himself, producing high quality images with a creative flair. I would recommend him to anyone." Matthew Beedle says: "I recently hired Josh whilst I was one armed for a few weeks after a cycling accident and did not regret it. He was knowledgeable, creative, punctual and willing to work on each project as if it was his own. I would highly recommend Josh for any assisting work at a range of levels and if you can take him on full time, do it! Thanks again." Nicola Schafer says: "Josh did a great job assisting me on a photo shoot last year. He was prompt, helpful, and able to know what was required without needing to be asked. He had all the practical skills required from an assistant and he is also a highly skilled and extremely creative photographer. I recommend him highly and would hire him again." I am happy to provide behind the scenes photography if you require this - CV can be found here: tinyurl.com/psckczn My knowledge of equipment is fairly broad, so please get in touch if you need to know my expertise in any particular setup. I have used various brands of lights/cameras/software and have good experience in both location and studio work. I have very strong interests in visual and musical culture. Before immersing myself full time in photography, I was a potter and sculptor for nine years and have a first class degree in fine art ceramics.
Hello, my name is Chiara (but you can call me Claire) I moved in London 3 years ago from sunny Italy and I've since worked as photo assistant and freelance photographer. My greatest joy working as photo assistant is to help other photographers to achieve their vision and to relieve them of some on the pressure the job always put on them. No job is too small or too big for me because everything you do on set, if done well, can make a difference for the better.
Friendly experienced assistant and freelance photographer, London-based (SE1), highly organised, attention to detail and good manners. Graduated in BA(Hons) Digital Photography from London South Bank University in 2014. Background in International Commerce. Involved in all areas of photography, quick learner and hard working. Very practical, will show initiative to get things done and always open to new ideas and ways of doing things. Three years of experience freelance assisting in the studio (magazine editorials, food & still life, advertising for M&S, Morrisons); and on location (architecture & interiors in prominent sites such as the Hampton Court Palace and the Royal Academy). Fluent in English and Portuguese; understands Spanish. 32 years old. Well travelled. Owner of Canon 5D MkII, Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 5, Capture One 7 and Wacom tablet. Familiar with Nikon. Experience photographing commercially in various segments: from e-commerce to school portraits; from a rugby calendar commission to Google virtual tours of business interiors. Familiar with Leaf back on 5x4, HMI, Bowens, Profoto, Dedo and others. A little experience also with Hasselblad.
Freelance assistant with over 10 years experience in fashion, life style, advertising, cars, still life, people, animals. Among all the photographers I have assisted Jay Myrdal and Bay Hippisley is the one who influenced me the most. I am very skilled with all camera formats from 10x8 to 35mm, including digital capture (Phase One, Leaf, Nikon and Canon). Lighting includes Broncolor, HMI, Tungsten, Strobe, Elinchrom, Profoto. Excellent IT skills: Photoshop, Word, Lightroom, Capture One, Mac and PC.
T: 020 8993 1705
Hello, I have been working as a freelance first and second assistant in London for the past 6 years. ------------------ I have lots of on set experience using a variety of cameras, lighting and software. Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, GoPro and Sinar cameras and backs. Arri, Bowens, Broncolor, Elinchrom, Kino Flo, Profoto and Strobe studio and location lighting. ------------------ I am a skilled digital operator and retoucher and I’m proficient with Capture One Pro, Leaf Capture, Phocus, Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Raw and Sinar Capture Shop, plus various plug-ins such from VSCO, Alien Skin and Nik (now Google). Lastly, I can drive and have a UK passport. ------------------ If you need an assistant for your shoot, or any pre and post production work then please get in touch. M: 07760 252772
Hi, my name's Sam. I'm a digital operator / retoucher with 5 years experience. I am proficient with Capture One, and other capture software. I attained Phase One Certified Professional status last year. Advanced Photoshop ability. Also, I'm experienced with DSLR video. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recent shoots on which I have worked include Lloyds TSB, Barclays and Purina. Personally I am interested in still life and studio/location advertising photography. Please feel free to call anytime to discuss your digital capture requirements. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Additionally, I film and edit behind the scenes videos of shoots, examples of which can be found on my moving image folio: https://vimeo.com/user29941134. Note: Video production is a separate service from digital operating. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cameras: Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Phase One. Software: Capture One, Lightroom, Camera Raw, Bridge, Photoshop, Helicon focus. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
London based Freelance Assistant, Digital Operator and Retoucher with 6+ years of experience. Skilled Retoucher with wide portfolio of advertising & editorial retouching work for photographers he assists. Loves doing extensive comps on sets and working long days on post production to meet deadlines as well as driving 4x4 or van on location, rigging lighting and cracking few jokes with crew. AOP Assistants Awards 2012 Overall Winner.
Am very enthusiastic, reliable, flexible and always keen to learn new skills and meet new people, speak a couple of languages (German, basic French and a little Swedish). Experience with, Digital SLRs, Medium Format (H3D & Mamiya RZ67 with leaf back), Large format cameras with film and digital backs. Work with Photoshop, Lightroom, CaptureOne, Phocus and Flexcolour software. Previously worked with Bowens lighting location and studio, Profoto and Elinchrome studio lights. Use photoshop, lightroom, and a mac every day. Good at helping with mail outs, etc as very proficient in Word/Excel/Powerpoint. Studied photography at the LCC and graduated with distinction in 2007. Would like to do more assisting, and am happy to muck in to help as much as I can. Would like to do more food & drink, portraits and lifestyle. Don’t mind early mornings and make a cracking cuppa too! :o)
I believe that 90% of your problems can be solved by marketing, the other 10% can be solved with a good assistant - and I can be that assistant. :) I have been freelancing as an assistant for a couple of years now. I spent 2013 splitting my time between two leading fashion photographers in Tel-Aviv and moved to London a couple of months ago. I have assisted on editorial and commercial fashion and portrait shoots and have also been in charge of the IT infrastructure of a couple of studios (belonging to the above mentioned fashion photographers). I also have a rich experience in retouching and image manipulation with many years of experience with Photoshop and various digital workflow applications. As I am transitioning from a previous career in the tech industry, I have a strong grounding in digital technology and can take charge of all the IT needs of my clients. I am a hard worker, highly motivated to provide added value to the photographers who I assist and to learn from them. I am quick to learn new technologies, workflows and routines. --------------------------- ==== Skill Set ==== --------------------------- My experience as summed up in boring bullet points: ● Studio and Location lighting using multiple brands (Elinchrom, Profoto, Paul C. Buff etc.) ● Studio digital workflow implementation and management (using Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Bridge, PC & Mac systems) ● Both subtle retouching and heavy manipulation of photographs (using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom etc.) and Graphic Design (using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign etc.) ● Experienced at working as part of a creative team and at the subtleties and politics of client facing businesses. ● Have an International driving license (which allows me to drive in the UK), can borrow a car if needed and can, technically (though I don’t think legally in the UK), drive a military Humvee if needed ;)
London based assistant available worldwide. Providing regular assistance across a range of briefs including still-life, fashion, advertising, commercial, editoril and corporate. With a positive attitude and impeccable organisational skills; accompanied by a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm, Karl offers a hands-on, practical and creative approach to problem solving. Alongside this he has three years experience as a staff Photographer for Paul Smith shooting in-house still life and product photographs for e-commerce. Knowledge Highly proficient with Mac computers, Wacom Hardware and various software packages. Adobe Photoshop, Capture One Pro, Digital Photo Professional. Camera Systems Canon including 1Ds MkIII & 5D MkII & Mk III, Phase One (P30+ & P45+), Hasselblad 503CW and H System. Film knowledge up to 5X4. Lighting Adept in both studio and location lighting, familiar with Profoto, Broncolor, Elinchrom, Bowens and Kino Flo. Full Clean UK Driving Licence – Valid UK Passport - Non-Smoker
Based in Hackney E8, aka Mickey. Professional and Affable nature. Versed in: Profoto, Bron, Phase One, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Canon, Nikon. Capture One tethered workflows, Photoshop retouching skills. Valid UK Passport, Clean UK Driving Licence. Phase One Certified Professional http://www.phaseone.com/en/Workshops/POCP/Certified-Professionals.aspx
Working as a commercial photographer in Bicester shooting furniture, cars, food, people, and lighting to name a few.
T: 01869 250808
A freelance assistant in London for over 5 years, I have worked for numerous photographers on a variety of shoots, fashion to food to automotive, both on location, worldwide, and in the studio. I have good knowledge of all formats from 10x8 to medium format digi-backs and all lighting from Strobe Equipment to Dedolight. Good on a Mac with retouch and of-course I am highly proficient with a kettle and cafetiere. My personal work has been exhibited in the Open and Assistants Awards. Based in South London but also with a base in Nottingham and Cambridge. I possess a full, clean driving licence and full no clams insurance. A hard working, reliable and dedicated assistant.
I enjoy working within a wide range of areas including: still life, automotive, interiors, landscape, portraits and fashion both in the advertising, editorial and fine art fields. ********** I have over six years experience working as Lighting Assistant and Digital Operator, I am equally happy with a small artist led project to International worldwide advertising campaigns. ********** Cameras and capture software include: Large format: Sinar, Linhof and Wista Mediam Format: Alpa, Hasselblad (500) V system, Mamiya 645, RB/RZ 67 and 7 Canon DSLR inc 5D series and 1DS and Nikon 800e ********** Hasselblad V System and H series (H2 and H3) using Hasselblad digital backs with Flexcolor software and Phocus. Alpa and Phase One P and IQ Series backs with Capture One version 3 through to 7. ********** Also Mamiya 645 AFD and RZ, also using Phase One, Leaf and Sinar digital backs with Capture One, and Leaf and Sinar software. ********** Even film too for the small amount of Professionals still shooting on it. From 16mm to 10x8. ********** Studio / Location lighting both constant lighting and flash: Strobe, Kino, HMI, Par, Dedo, Bowens, Profoto, Broncolor, Elinchrom Studio/Ranger On camera flash: Lumedyn and Metz ********** Full Digital Operator kit available to hire including, Retina MacBook Pro with all software, 24" Eizo and tablet, as well as very competitive rates on Camera and Lens too. ********** Additional skills: Full clean driving license and over 25 Location scouting, set building, working with clients and colleagues in a friendly manner and the ability to make a smashing cup of tea ********** Please don’t hesitate in calling me if you have any questions
Very experienced in all formats and most kinds of lighting. Strong retouch, lighting and digital operating skills. Experienced in studio and on location both in London and abroad.
Hello, I'm Jacob Schuhle-Lewis. I'm 31 and have years of experience in the photography industry, and several more in film and TV. I now work as an agency represented digital operator, and a photography/lighting assistant. I live in central London but have worked on jobs worldwide; from South Africa to Seattle. ·························································································································································································· On and off set I am courteous and professional. I try and think ahead to fix problems before they occur - but also listen to instruction. I remain calm under pressure and when faced with challenges. Despite my level of experience I try and keep learning, and take something new from nearly every job. ·························································································································································································· I have an extensive knowledge of light and lighting, including daylight, strobes and continuous. My time in moving image means I am equally at home with HMI, tungsten and kino as I am with flash. Although there's always new kit to learn I have a broad knowledge from speedlites to 10K arri heads, Bronocolor Super Paras, or BRIESE. ·························································································································································································· As a digital operator I am proficient with the major capture programs - Capture One, Lightroom and Phocus - and of course Photoshop. I also have a good working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Final Cut. Of course the same goes for digital cameras; Hasselblad, Canon, Nikon Mimaya and Phase. ·························································································································································································· If you're looking for an assistant with both still and video experience, I can operate several video cameras; Canon C300, the Sony F5 and RED Epic (among others).
T: 079 49 41 9908
Internationally experienced (10 years) London based freelance photographer’s assistant and lighting tech. Extensive studio and location experience in USA and Europe who has had the privilege of working alongside many inspirational photographers and directors across multiple genres in both the photographic and film Industry. Key strengths are close attention to detail, technical knowledge, personable, people-focussed nature with a real passion for the visual arts. GENRES: Stills. Fashion, Advertising, Corporate, Editorial, Portraiture & Architecture. Film & Video. Coroprate, Documentary & Feature (Drama). CAMERA: Canon, Hasselblad, Linhof, Leica, Mamiya, Nikon, Pentax, Phase One, Sinar & Sony. CAPTURE & POST: Stills. Capture One Pro & Lightroom. Film/Editing. Final Cut Pro Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Premier Pro CS6 & Audition. Sound. Zoom, Roland, Rode, Tascam & Sennheiser. Music. Play Guitar, Piano & Drums. LIGHTING: Arri, Broncolor, Bowens, Briese, Dedo, Desisti, Elinchrom, Hensel, Kino Flo, Lowel, Mole Richardson & Profoto. GRIP: Arri, Matthews, Manfrotto, Oconnor, Redrock, Sachtler & Zacuto. Full UK Passport. CV/Resume & Film/Editing Showreel on request.
T: + 44 (0) 7958 310 110
I have a good understanding of the pressures of leading a photo shoot, and know the importance of photographers being supported by capable and intuitive assistants. More than anything, I am versatile, enthusiastic and technically proficient, and would greatly value the opportunity to support your work in any way that would be useful to you! As a Fine Art Photography graduate and professional photographer & assistant with a long-standing love of the visual arts, I have worked in a range of settings and genres – my practice spans conceptual projects as well as commercial and advertising commissions for leading fashion houses and publications as well as film making and documentary works. I have years of experience providing assistant support and, most recently, leading a studio team as in-house senior photographer. I bring passion and commitment to all of my projects, and am in constant pursuit of new ideas and inspiration. _____________________________TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY________________________________ CAPTURE & POST Mac & PC Platforms, Adobe Photoshop CS5: Adobe Certified in visual communications using Adobe CS5, PhaseOne Capture One Pro7, Adobe Lightroom 5, Final Cut Pro, Tablet, Negative Scanning Hasselblad Flextight & Epson Perfection V750Pro, Word & Excel CAMERA & LIGHTING PhaseOne P+Series, Hasselblad H Systems, Canon/Nikon DSLR’s, Analogue large/Medium/35mm format, Video DV/HD/DSLR’s Cameras, Studio flash lighting Profoto ProSystems, Bowens, Briese Lichttechnik Focus, and HMI, Continuous Arri Tungsten/ Florescent/ KinoFlow Systems TRADITIONAL Film processing. Skilled traditional Wet room B&W/Colour Mural Printer, Toner and chemical formulator; Mentor: John Blakemore. Self-taught finisher: Photo spotting, Window mounting, Framing and installation _____________________________KIT INCLUDED IN SERVICE_________________________________ Nikon D700 and Canon Mark ii (back up bodies), Hasselblad 500c, Nikon Fm3a bodies, lenses, Lee Filter systems and film making accessories including Shoulder Cam Rig, Kanova slider, Zacuto viewfinder, Manfrotto tripod and fluid head, Macbook Pro Retina, Capture One, Lightroom 5, Photoshop CS6. _______________________CLEAN DRIVERS LICENCE & UK PASSPORT_________________________
Commercial and advertising photographer based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. I work mainly through design agencies, but also directly with businesses ranging from local law firms to global media companies. My commissions are hugely varied, including interiors, business and education lifestyle imagery, superyachts, food, architechture and portraits.