Worked full time for advertising photographer Jonathan Oakes in Manchester before moving to London.
Now based in Islington. I Have worked on shoots for magazines including Marie Clair, In Style, Harpers and Queen, Q , and the Times magazine.
London based Photographic Technician
Phase One Certified Professional
5 Years Experience
Equipment I have experience with:
Nikon, Canon, Phase One, Hasselblad, Profoto, Elinchrom, Kinoflo, Arri
Photographers I've worked with:
Sam Robinson, Tom Watkins, Felix Shumack, Sean Cook, Paul Farrell, Ben Riggott, Lee Strickland, Seb Chandler, Alisa Connan, Mikael Buck, Dav Stewart, Victor Yuan, Leon Mark, Amanda Searle, Nigel Davies, Alex Fine, Mike Ellis, Duncan Loughrey, Jonathan Stewart, Tristan Townley, Michael Michaels, Richard Lewisohn, Andrew Brackenbury, Matt Davis, Terry Benson, Jonathan Knowles, Mark Hayman, Jake Thomas, Ben Bentley, Jonathan Syer, Joel Knight, Mel Yates & Jesper Westley.
Shoots I've worked on:
Amazon, Fat Face, Nike, Miss Selfridge, Dune, M&S, Myprotein, Vogue Italia, Fabulous Magazine, Next, Barbour, Sweaty Betty, Ann Summers, Estee lauder, John Lewis, Harrods, Samsung, Dominos, Vauxhall, Twinings, Elle.com, Airbnb, Deliveroo, Warner Bros, The Guardian, MORE THAN Insurance, Blue Cross, Superdrug, Lidl, The Times, BBC, Age UK, Braun, Leo, Smurfit Kappa, Merlin Entertainment, Kraken Rum, Sega, Sage, Martini & Costa.
I have been working as a freelance first and second assistant and digi op based in London for over 7 years.
I have lots of on set experience (primarily stills but increasingly more video) using a variety of cameras, lighting and software.
Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Sony, GoPro and Sinar cameras and backs.
Arri, Bowens, Broncolor, Dedo, 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, Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Raw, Bridge, Phocus, Leaf Capture, Sinar Capture Shop and Wacom tablets.
If needed, I have a MacBook Pro, Canon 5D Mk3 and a few L series lenses available for hire and am also an experienced second shooter for events or behind the scenes (both stills and video).
Lastly, I am a non-smoker and have a UK passport, full clean UK driving license, my own car and bicycle so can avoid public transport, in accordance with current government advice. I have also read the AOP and APA COVID Production guidelines.
If you need an assistant for your shoot, or any pre and post production work then please get in touch.
Last updated - 6th July 2020
Jeremy is a UK based award winning photographer, known for documenting images of beautiful destinations, cultures and communities from around the world.
Specialising in travel, landscape and location photography, Jeremy has vast experience in visiting and photographing some of the planet’s most captivating people and places and can deliver excellent work in challenging circumstances.
He was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2016 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest and won the 2016 F11 Your Vision competition.
Jeremy has recently won the Discovery Award at the 2017 Association of Photographers (AOP) Awards.
Jeremy's striking images have been featured in publications such as National Geographic Traveller, Outdoor Photography and Digital SLR Photography, besides Chasing the Light online magazine and national newspapers.
I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. I am adaptable, flexible, quick to pick up new skills and enthusiastic when it comes to learning from others.
I have assisted photographers (and still continue to where I can), I have attended London Fashion Week and London Collections: Men as well as doing my own personal projects. This has given me varied transferable skills and the ability to work with many different types of people. I believe I could fit easily into your team.
Equipment I know:
Nikon, Phase One (Basic), Profoto, Broncolor, Bowens, Elinchrom, Briese (basic), Arri Sky Panel (basic), HMI (Basic use)
Lightroom (90%) | MAC OS (90%)
Capture One (45%) | Photoshop (90%)
Indesign (45% | Social Media (90%)
Photographers I've worked with:
Rob Shepard, Eric Marillier, Jason Yates, Denise Maxwell ,Marcin Leszczynski,
Uzo Oleh, Jayden Tang, Rosella Vannon, Nick Guttridge, Emma Mitchell, Olly Courtney, Alison Jackson
Shoots I've worked on:
Boden, Fabulous Mag, Unpolished Mag, Another Mag, Purple Mag, Volt Mag, Oceanic/Volkan Mag, L'Oreal, Wolford, DJ Tim Green, Notion Mag, Africa Fashion Week, Funk Eye Wear, Asda Christmas Campaign, New Look Christmas Campaign; Zoho Advert, Incesco Campign
After twelve years in another career, I decided to focus on photography full time. Based in East London, I've been assisting for a year but what I lack in experience I make up in professionalism and fast learning.
* Proficient in Adobe Products (Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom, inDesign), learning CaptureOne.
* I've assisted both in studio and on location using Profoto, Elinchrom, Hensel kits.
* I use both digital kits: Canon 5d iii, Fuji XPro2 and analog: Leica M6, Mamiya 7ii, Nikon FM2 (I develop and print black & white negatives)
* Clean driving license (not a car owner).
* Dual British and Romanian nationalities.
* Fluent in English, Romanian, conversation-level French and Spanish.
Happy to travel for work. Please get in touch!
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I am an experienced First Assistant regularly hired on fashion, food and still life advertising shoots for established photographers and high end brands. I am proactive and have an extensive production background to draw from, making me experienced and capable, and able to anticipate requirements on set. Consistent and highly successful as part of both large location productions and studio based shoots.
* Lighting rig: Profoto, Elinchrom, Bowens, HMI, LED for large location and studio based shoots
* Digital Operative: workflow management - Capture One, Lightroom, some Photoshop
* Adept with Nikon, Canon, experience of Phocus and Phase One systems
* Video production on set - exposure to Arri and Red cameras, some Premiere Pro editing
* Location and shoot coordination; sourcing and booking crew, call sheets, equipment hire, research, coordination, set building, and sourcing suppliers
Photographers: David Short, Gareth Sambidge, Richard Brown, Patricia Niven, Karen Yeomans, Steve Baxter, Michael Michaels, Eddie MacDonald, Matthew Joseph, Paul Brooking, Jonathan Perugia, David Brook
Brands: Regatta Clothing, Waitrose, Virgin, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Le Crueset, Uncle Ben’s, Albert Bartlett, Idaho, Betty Crocker, Godiva, Anjula Devi, Wild Bean, Sushi Daily, Pippa Small, Sophia Webster, Preen, Nicolas Kirkwood, Conran, Ming Ray, Another Country, The New Craftsman
⇢ Delivering COVID-compliant photography solutions to resilient creatives, producers, creative directors, marketers, and art directors working through the complications of coronavirus and the “new normal” ⇠
I help creatives, producers, marketers, art directors, and photographic agents deliver spectacularly on their briefs and smash their client’s campaign targets by providing expert and agile end-to-end platform-specific stills photography and production services.
I take the stress and headache out of photographic production by consistently delivering irresistibly beautiful and effective imagery under minimal supervision with creative flair, big-picture insights, and years of experience across multiple verticals.
Specialties include fashion photography, lifestyle photography, portrait photography, e-commerce photography, and still life photography for advertising, digital, social, and editorial.
Freelance Assistant and Retoucher.
Based in London and Cambridge.
Seven years experience working as an assistant.
I have experience of a wide variety of shoots:
Commercial and Corporate portraits, Advertising, Still life and Product photography, Food, Architectural and Editorial and Music photography.
Comfortable working in studio or on location.
Camera And Lighting Equipment:
Hasselblad digital cameras, H2D,H3D,H5D
Mamyia 645 with digital backs.
Canon 5d Mark 2 (stills and moving image).
Nikon D3, D2x, D700.
Some experience using Mamiya RZ67.
Sony Z7 video camera
Bowens Lighting equipment.
Broncolor Lighting Equipment
Elinchrom Lighting equipment.
Canon and Nikon Speed lights.
Hasselblad Phocus and Flex Colour.
Able to work on both Mac and PC systems.
I am an experienced retoucher with extensive knowledge of photoshop.
BA(Hons) Graphic Design, Nottingham Trent University.
UK Passport and Full, clean, UK driving license and car.
T: 07881 951506
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.
Full car and motorbike license.
Hi, I'm Tristan and been working as an all singing all dancing freelance digital operator and lighting assistant for over 10 years.
Just let me know where and when and I am ready to go!
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I am an experienced digital operator with Phocus / Capture One Pro, Hasselblad, Phase One, Canon, Nikon, Leaf, Lightroom, Photomechaic, Helicon Focus, comp and retouch on location or in studio with Photoshop. ----Phase One Certified Technician / Professional---
I have experience lighting with Profoto, Elinchrom, Breise Flash/Tungsten, Broncolor, HMI, Bowens, Strobe Fish Fry etc in studio or on location using 10/8Kw generators and 32A/16A to 13amp distribution. Also continuous lighting such as Sky Panels, HMI and Profoto. ---Profoto Certified Professional---
Hi I'm Jo, a freelance assistant covering primarily London and the South East and also willing to travel worldwide.
After working previously as a staff photographer for a local newspaper with a strong and varied news agenda, I now relish the challenge of assisting other photographers to do their very best work.
I have the nous and life experience to deal with any challenge that can be thrown at me.
I'm familiar with Nikon, Elinchrom, Bowens, Profoto and continuous lighting, I also have a good understanding of Mac, PC, Lightroom, Capture One and knowledge of Photoshop.
Photographers that I've assisted:
Liam Bailey, Marek Puc, Michael Fair, Mike Stone, Nick Dolding, Piers Cunliffe and Richard Seymour.
“Jo has worked with me on several projects now, not just as camera assistant but also on the production side, most recently helping me cast and shoot a major campaign with multi national talent. Always efficient and confident, a real asset to my team.” Mike Stone
"Joanna assisted me on a corporate headshot photoshoot comprising of various locations and lighting requirements within the building. She was very easy to work with and provided good attention to detail. She was attentive and personable during the shoot and helped to keep the timings of the day on track. Quick to learn and adapt to new equipment and different lighting set-ups. Happy to recommend Joanna as a first assistant." Piers Cunliffe, Kinsmen Photography
If you're looking for an assistant who is hard-working, adaptable, punctual, polite and trustworthy, as well as used to meeting and getting on with people from all walks of life, please do get in touch.
Full clean UK driving licence and have own car
First aid / Health & safety trained
DBS enhanced certificate
I've been working as a Lighting, camera and digital assistant for over 4 years and previous to that I worked in a rental department for 2 years.
I've worked with many agencies, photographers and production companies over the past 4 years on an array of shoots from ecom to advertising for a wide and diverse clientele.
I'm a calm and level headed person who works well under pressure. I'm able to communicate well and understand what my role is in assisting photographers to complete a successful shoot.
The skills I've acquired over the years have made me more than competent with lighting equipment and I'm able to understand a lighting brief and hire/use the right tools to achieve the desired look.
Likewise with a digital workflow, I can provide a full digital kit package and make sure that all files from camera to computer are organised, graded and outputted to the requirements of the client, ready for retouch.
Useful things I own include:
Full Clean Driving Licence
VW T6 LWB Van
Broncolor A4 Gratit with Ringflash and Pulso heads
Macbook Pros (Thundebolt 2 and 3) with all the bits!!
Monitor (Eizo and Dell)
Inovativ Pro Ultra Kit
Think Tank Production 50 Case
and rarer things like common sense!!
Chris has a lot of experiance in: digital, still life, food, people, above/below the line advertising, corporate annual reports, locations near & far, editorial, room sets, cars, tv production stills, a bit of fashion, a bit of beauty, reportage, and even weddings!!!
Equipment? All the usual suspects from 35mm to 10x8. Digital SLRS, Leaf , Sinar, Imacon, Mac.
Lighting: Most flash packs, Tungsten, HMI’s & 32 5K Strobe packs all synced toghether then putting out the fire afterwards!
I’ve been lucky enough to have travled extensively as an assistant and have just returned from South Africa where I was working on a Getty shoot with Rob Daly and Chris Newton. I used to work profesionaly with race horses (and I still own my own horse)
Hi, I’m Valerio. I have been working in the photography industry since 2015. I started as a studio assistant and then I moved on to first/second assistant as well as digital operator and retoucher. Originally from Italy, I’m now based in East London.
Over the years I have worked with a number of photographers both in Italy and in the UK. I have spent most of my assisting time on location. This has given me a deep understanding on how to travel with photographic equipment and how to quickly tackle challenging weather conditions when the team needs to be most efficient.
I have experience shooting in extreme cold / hot environments and also as a second shooter for events.
I’m highly proficient in post production and colour management. I’m accustomed to working fast under tight deadlines and to delivering files for either digital or print use.
Here’s an overview of my skills:
- Camera systems: Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Leica.
- Lighting: Profoto, Elinchrom, Arri, LED’s, Dedo.
- Software and post production: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera RAW, Bridge, Final Cut Pro, Wacom, VR and 360° stills.
- Languages: mother tongue Italian, fluent English, basic French
Equipment available to rent:
- 15-inch MacBook Pro (includes Capture One Pro, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom)
- 27-inch Benq Monitor
- Datacolor Spyder 5 Pro
- Wacom Intuos Pro Small
- Nikon D800 + lenses
- Leica M240 + lenses
- Hand painted background
- Manfrotto 190 Tripod + 410 Micro-metric geared head
- F&V K4000 SE Daylight LED Panel
I hold an Italian passport, a clean EU driving license (soon to be switched to a UK one) and I have my own car and bicycle.
I’m happy to travel anywhere if required.
I play guitar and I’m a very good cook!
Please, get in touch to chat about your specific needs.
References can be provided on request.
I’ve been working in the photographic industry since 2008. In that time I’ve held both freelance and full time positions as a photo assistant, digital operator, studio manager and production manager. I am a Phase One Certified Professional and equally experienced and capable with lighting and digital work.
Before moving to London in 2015 I was based between South Africa and Germany.
Over the years I have worked on projects across all genres from still life studio shoots to on location outdoor projects in difficult environments. I most enjoy advertising, portraiture, lifestyle, travel and documentary work. I’m can provide a list of references on request.
This is summary of the equipment I have most experience with:
Phase One (Certified Professional). Hasselblad. Canon. Nikon. Sony. Mamiya. Pentax
Capture One (Certified Professional). Lightroom. Photoshop. Bridge. Mac OS. Wacom graphics tablet
Strobe lighting including Profoto. Broncolor. Briese. Elinchrom…
Constant lighting including HMI. Tungsten. Kino flow. LED’s. Dedo light…
I can provide a digital capture location kit including: Macbook Pro Retina. Eizo Monitor. Workcase + Tripod. Hyperjuice Battery. Tether cables. Wacom graphics tablet.
I also have Camera Kit (Nikon D850 + lenses) available.
I believe that doing my job well allows a photographer to put more of their energy into making great pictures while knowing that the technical details and everything outside the viewfinder is taken care of - whether its lighting, digital workflow or logistics. My priority is making sure images are safe and up to standard but thats just where the job starts. I’ve hauled gear up snowy mountains in Switzerland, camping overnight to catch the sunrise. I’ve held back traffic in the hectic streets of Maputo and held onto photographers while they hang out of moving cars descending mountain passes on Mallorca. I’m happy making coffee for clients in studio or making sure everyones getting enough water when its 40C in the Namibian desert. I can handle a 12 x 12 scrim in Cape Town’s fierce south easterly wind or stay up through the night preparing images for a deadline…its all part of the job and with 10 years in the business you can trust me to do it well.
Please feel free to give me call if you'd like to discuss any projects or have any questions. Thanks
Working as a commercial photographer shooting furniture, cars, food, people, and lighting to name a few.
I assist and digital operate for emerging and established photographers with still and moving images. Working to creative briefs with a variety of clients, from large worldwide advertising campaigns to intricate editorial projects, both at home in the UK and abroad.
With an extensive grip and digital knowledge from working in a London kit house and studios. I also hold a photographic degree from Edinburgh and Toronto University, a weathered passport and clean driving license, please call or email for rates and availability.
Clients worked with involve the main ad agencies and editorial commissioners.
W. www.jamesparker.co // E. email@example.com // T. +44 (0) 7429068165 // A. Studio 410, Peckham Levels Studios.
I have several years experience as 1st or 2nd lighting assistant and a rich portfolio of clients. I'm comfortable shooting on digital or film and used to working with combinations of natural, continuous and strobe lighting. As well as having technical knowledge, I'm super resourceful, hard-working, sociable and can keep a cool head under pressure. I'm happy being behind the camera too.
PAST & CURRENT CLIENTS:
Rankin | David Bailey | Yvan Fabing | Annie Lai | Rhys Thorpe | Martin Parr
Drew Jarrett | Hugo Comte | Henrik Knudsen | Ben Hassett | Hart+Lëshkina |
Juliette Cassidy | Perry Ogden | Charlotte Rutherford | Julia Fullerton-Batten |
Edd Horder | Nicole Winkler | Robbie Cooper | Greta Ilieva | Christopher Hunt |
Damien Weilers | Richard Cannon | Eric Broms | Philippe Jarrigeon
RECENT ASSISTING WORK: https://edaked.cargocollective.com/Assisting-Work
ALL commonly used lighting:
HMI, tungsten, LED, fluorescent | Profoto, Bowens & Broncolor flash systems
Digital systems: Phase One, Hasselblad, Canon & Nikon
Analogue systems: Mamiya RB/RZ67, Fuji 6x9, Pentax 67, HB 555ELD/500C, Rolleiflex, Polaroid & various 35mm
Darkroom: Black & white film processing
Digital operator: kit lists, sensor cleaning, tethered capture, file saving, Capture One & Photoshop
Direct Photographic Equipment & Lighting Training Certificate
UK driving license (can drive cars, transit vans, horses...)
Tall & strong (can carry big things)
Portable speaker & good taste in music (on request)
I'm Alex and I've been freelancing and assisting on various projects and shoots for the past 8 years. I have extensive experience both on location and within a studio environment, with my own work focusing primarily on portraiture and photojournalism. I have worked with a variety of clients, such as Apple, BBC, RNLI, Magnum, BJP, Dubarry, Sunday Times, The Telegraph, theprintspace, Burberry, Calvin Klein, The FT, The Guardian, ITV, NHS, Dubarry, Kent & Curwen, TFL, The New York Times, Tatler, Macallan, The Philippine Airlines, Adidas, Norwich City FC, England FC, Oracle, Ketel One, Rolex, Leica, The TrainLine, Channel 4, Max Mara, M&S, Mens Health, FIIT, Nespresso, Herbalife, Ink Publishing, Ballentines, House & Garden, ASOS, Netflix, Samsung, Huawei, Die Zeit, Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Amazon, and AirBnB.
I have worked with a wide range of photographers on a number of different shoots, working in advertising, corporate, still life, editorial, commercial, architecture and lifestyle. I have gained a huge amount of knowledge and experience during my time assisting, and am incredibly confident working with an array of different camera and lighting systems, and I am able to apply the knowledge and the skills I have learnt to any shoot. I have extensive knowledge of file treatment, colour management and post production, and how to prepare files to a professional standard, whether that be for print or viewed digitally.
I understand the importance of working quickly, professionally, and efficiently during a shoot, and work relentlessly to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible, and to anticipate and meet the photographer and clients needs.
The majority of my commercial work has been shot with a Canon 5Dsr, whilst my personal work takes a more traditional route, often shooting 120 on either a Hasselblad or Mamiya RB67. I have extensive experience using Profoto, Elinchrom, Broncolor and Bowens lighting kits, and am able to supply technical help throughout the shoot to ensure that all equipment runs efficiently.
I am a confident Digi-op and retoucher, have a clean UK driving license and am available to travel further afield from London if required.
Kit available to hire:
Canon 35mm 1.4L, 50mm 1.2L, Canon 85mm 1.2L, Canon 24-70mm 2.8L I
Profoto B1 2 head location kit
Profoto 5ft Octa
Photek Softlighter II 36"
Profoto AirTTL Remote Canon
Profoto Air Remote
2x Pocket Wizards Plus 3
16" Macbook Pro
2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
Seaport Location case
2x Hyperjuice external battery
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile, and please check out my website to see a selection of my work.
Feel free to contact me at any time.
I look forward to working together in the future!
Cameras; Digital - Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Phase One
Analogue - 35mm, 120
Lighting; Studio & location - Profoto, Bowens, Broncolor, Elinchrom
Software - Adobe Photoshop CC, Lightroom, InDesign, CaptureOne, i1Profiler, Flexcolour
Selected Photographers: Steve McCurry, Giorgio Pinkhassov, Mark Power, Alec Soth, Chris Floyd, Anderson & Low, Emli Bendixen, Ben Quinton, Nick Turpin, Jack Latham, James O Jenkins, Kirsty Mackay, Angus Fraser, Alison Jackson, Seb Chandler, Travis Hodges, Marc Wilson, Adrian Lambert, Remi Stewart, Josh Exell, Philip Hayes, Florian Renner, Elisabeth Hoff, Tom Leighton, Chris Hoare, Jonathan Ford, Nick Dolding, Andreas Von Einsiedel, Pip, Julian Love, Daniel Thomas Smith, Mark Harrison, Michael Hefferman, Mike Ellis, Holly Pickering, Nick David, John Wright, Patrick Stockley, Ellis Scott, Pip, Elliott Kennedy, Lee Funnell, Carla Guler, John Angerson, Keiron Oconnor, Tim Platt, Alex Beer, Andy Smith, Charlie Clift.