London based Digi Tech
Phase One Certified Professional
Equipment I have experience with:
Nikon, Canon, Phase One, Hasselblad, Profoto, Elinchrom
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, 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.
London based Assistant & Digital Operator who is also confident shooting Video.
I've been working as a freelance Assistant & Digi tech for 3 years and have been fortunate enough to have worked on a variety of shoots including Advertising, Editorial, Still Life, Corporate, Commercial, Lifestyle all across the UK and Abroad.
Happiest when Busy.
EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE -
Camera's - Nikon, Canon, Sony, Phase One, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Pentax
Lighting - Profoto, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Arri, Bowens, KinoFlo, Briese, Skypanels
Software - Adobe application proficiency, Capture One Pro, Chronosync, Photo Mechanic, Phocus, Final Cut Pro X
Assistants bag - Leatherman, Gaffer Tape, Grip Gloves, Pens, Diffusers, Clips, Lots of cables you may not have, Hot Sauce.
CAMERA KIT - Canon 5D3 with Lenses, Macbook Pro (16gb Ram & 1TB SSD), DJI Phantom 4 Pro (CAA Licensed Pilot), x2 Bowens XMT500 Location Lights.
PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKED WITH -
Richard Wadey, Jason Alden, Rich Maciver, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hyde, Jonathan Knowles, Pete Schiazza, Ben Duffy, Jeremy Rata, Gavin Smith, Phil Haynes, James Lightbown, Phil Babb, Nick Dolding, Dean Chapple, Ben Rice, Matt Davis, Andrew Mcgibbon, Alun Callender.
MORE INFO -
- Clean UK Driving License
- UK Passport
- CAA Licensed Drone Pilot
I have been working as a freelance first and second assistant 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, Phocus, Leaf Capture and Sinar Capture Shop, plus various plug-ins from VSCO and Alien Skin.
If needed, I have a 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.
Lastly, I have a full clean UK driving license and passport.
If you need an assistant for your shoot, or any pre and post production work then please get in touch.
Last updated - September 2019
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
Proficient in: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro.
Have experience as: Runner, Assistant, Digital Operator.
Have experience with: Elinchrom, Profoto, Continuous Lights.
Awards: Magnum IdeasTap Professional Practice 2014
I am a London based photographer who been working as a freelance and as an assistant for 8 years, have a BA and MA in photography from Newport South Wales. Currently I am in the AOP mentorship scheme and being mentored by Phillip Lee Harvey.
I drive so am able to cover any location or area at any time.
Personal work include a long term project on motorsport subcultures which is a work in progress and an ongoing project on martial arts.
Pemberton Greenish LLP
Rocco Buonvino Productions
Firefly Entertainment Ltd
Lumi Entertainment Ltd
Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Owen Harvy Photography
Assisting photographer working full-time in the South East, based in central London. I also have a base (partner) in Bristol, South West and willing to travel.
I've been working as an assistant full-time for 2 years and prior to that I worked part-time for 2 years, including the last year of my degree at UWE. In the short time that I've been working I've gained experience with small teams on location to large sets in studio. I'm sharp-minded, adaptable, tech-smart and a quick learner, plus I'm incredibly calm and easy to get on with.
People I work regularly with: Mark Harrison, Amit Lennon, Joe Giacomet, Dave Pratt
Clients I've assisted on shoot for: Sainsburys, The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, Attitude Magazine, Adidas, Vespa, My Hermes
I am a friendly, confident and hard working photography assistant, digital operator as well as camera assistant for film. I have recently completed a BA (Hons) Photography and Moving Image from the University of East London, and since graduating in 2014 I’ve been working within the commercial film and photography industry.
I consider myself to be proficient across all DSLR systems, medium format cameras such as Hasselblad, Mamiya, Phase One and I also have experience using 5x4. Additionally I have worked with various moving image cameras some of which include Red Weapon, Red One and the Arri Alexa.
My lighting knowledge includes using both flash (Profoto, Bowens, Broncolor, Elincrom) and continuous lighting (HMI,Tungsten, Arri, KinoFlo and LED's).
In regards to digital operating, I’m proficient with Mac & PC platforms with advance knowledge of Photoshop that includes producing quick comps on set and image capture software including Capture One Pro, Lightroom and Phocus.
PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CINEMATOGRAPHERS WORKED WITH
Sue Atkinson, Rob Lawson, Richard Seymour, Adrian Houston, Guy Farrow, Elise Dumontet, Gunnar Tufta, Marco Mori, Andrzej Dragan,Samuel J. Butt, Clare Hewitt, Nick Dolding, Alan Powdrill, Stuart Graham, Kai Bastard, Franck Sauvaire, Tom Oldham
CLIENTS WORKED WITH
Vauxhall, Sainsbury, Boots, Superdrug, Gilette, John Lewis, Victor and Rolf, Alice Temperly, Jamie Oliver, Virgin Games, Design Museum, Team Sky, JD Sports, Vodafone, McDonald's, Patax, Godiva, Top Shop, Betstar, Paddy Power, Wonderland, Oh Comely, the Guardian, Mojo Magazine, Timberwolf, Greenwich Peninsula, James Blake and many more.
BA (HONS) Moving Image and Photography – University of East London
HNC Graphic Design – Oxford Cherwell College
AWARDS, EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
FASHION FILM AWARDS/NICK KNIGHT SHOWROOM – Project Pleaides included on the online platform
GUP MAGAZINE (International Photography Magazine) - Project ‘Fat’ published online in portfolio section.
PORTRAIT SALON 2015 – Group Exhibition at Tea Gallery, London, November 2015
PHOTOGRAPHY CENTRE, KULDIGA – Group exhibition featuring participants of Summer School, August 2015
YET MAGAZINE- Project ‘Brief encounters’ included in online publication
ISSP LATVIA – Awarded with a place on international Summer School of Photography in Latvia/workshop with Alexander Gronsky, 2015
PORTRAIT SALON 2016 – Group Exhibition and Publication
Art Council Residency - The Coalhouse Project - June 2018
London Creative Network Participant - Four Corners 2017-18
Guest lecturer at the University of East London
Hi and thank you for looking at my profile, I'm Joanna, a freelance assistant covering primarily London and the South East and also willing to travel worldwide. After many years working 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.
London is just a 30-minute train ride away for me and I can get a head-start for any jobs north of London.
"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, January 2019.
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 get in touch.
Full clean UK driving licence and have own car
First aid / Health & safety trained
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!!
I am currently employed as a press and PR photographer for a leading U.K. based news and picture agency. In addition to covering breaking news stories and photographing for national newspaper picture desks, I work with a range of PR agencies shooting projects, product launches and activations. .
Iv been freelancing in London as a second assistant for the past 2 years, Perviously working as a studio assistant in west London. I have a lot experience on set working in Fashion, Hair & Beauty, Advertising, Commercial, Corporate and Celebrity Portraiture. Very capable working with Canon, Nikon and Hasselblad Cameras along with a range of lighting and software Mac or PC Based.
I myself have a personal love for Portraiture and music Photography , touring and shooting as part of my own work with the added bonus of a clean driving license.
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.
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
Northern based Assisting Photographer and Digi Tech working around Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield and willing to travel further afield.
With over 8 years of experience assisting In London on large commercial projects and leading photo shoots myself as an in-house senior fashion photographer, I know the importance of being supported by capable and intuitive assistants.
I have assisted on large-scale commercial and advertising commissions for leading fashion and sports brands, as well as on food and lifestyle editorials, and interior and architecture shoots. Working for overseas clients, I have produced shoots, with responsibility for negotiating budgets, organising studio and equipment hire, managing castings, location scouting, permits and transport.
Local knowledge - I have worked closely with northern production companies such as LS Productions & Seventy7 liasing with production to help source equipment from my local contacts, offering location and studio advise, as well as other essential requirements.
I have experience of film making and documentary work as both lead and second camera and am often asked to shoot BTS and stills on TV commercials and film.
CAPTURE & POST
Mac & PC Platforms, Adobe Photoshop CS6: Adobe Certified in visual communications using Adobe CS6, PhaseOne Capture One Pro , Adobe Lightroom 5, Final Cut Pro.
CAMERA & LIGHTING
PhaseOne P+Series, Hasselblad H Systems, Canon/Nikon DSLR’s, Analogue large/Medium/35mm format, Video - Canon 5D Mark iii . Studio flash lighting Profoto ProSystems, Bowens, Elinchrom. Continuous Lighting Arri/Fresnel HMI Tungsten/ Florescent/ KinoFlow Systems.
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
___________________CLEAN DRIVERS LICENCE & PASSPORT_________________________
I drive a VW Golf estate which is ideal for transporting larger crews and additional equipment if necessary. Also experienced driving SWB, LWB & Luton Vans.
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.
A highly personable Assistant Photographer, regularly hired as integral part of production teams delivering high end advertising and packaging campaigns for major food and still life brands. I am proactive, intuitive and highly experienced of being on set.
I am a confident, natural communicator with impeccable organisational skills and a strong personal initiative; able to think ahead, multitask and solve problems. Practiced and efficient at coordinating and setting up shoots; able to rig lighting, build sets, act as central point of contact for clients and crew, manage locations, devise estimates and invoices when required, equipment hire, all aspects of shoot preparation, tether and manage work flow, possessing ever improving retouching skills.
Capture One, Phocus, Lightroom, Photoshop some Premiere Pro.
Profoto, HMI, Elinchrim, Bowens, LED. Adobe Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft, Outlook.
Photographers: Gareth Sambidge, Patricia Niven, Steve Baxter, Michael Michaels, Eddie MacDonald, Matthew Joseph, Paul Brooking, Jonathan Perugia, David Brook
Brands: Waitrose, Virgin, Tesco, Le Crueset, Uncle Ben’s, Albert Bartlett, Idaho, Betty Crocker, Godiva, Anjula Devi, Wild Bean, Pippa Small, Sophia Webster, Preen, Nicolas Kirkwood, Conran, Ming Ray, Another Country, The New Craftsman
Hi there. I am interested in studio and location work. I am very good at communicating with people having been a client myself as I used to work in PR. I have studied upto HNC level Photography and have made money doing events and family photography, as well as interiors. I have my own lights and flashes that I use on location. I am fully versed in Lightroom and Capture 1 and can do basic stuff in Photoshop. I'm quite fit so don't mind lifting things that aren't too heavy.
I've done some film stills work and would like to do more of that. I enjoy doing portraits and headshots but have also done interiors as well as events. I enjoy making images that are filmic.
I am a freelance photographer based in Essex with a studio in Colchester specialising in portraiture and headshots on location and in the studio.
I have worked for BDW, Barber Jackson, Higgins and Eat Natural in recent times. While working as second photographer and first assistant to Chris Reeve photographer, further clients have included Mitre, NCR, Trinity, Christ's and St. Mary's University, Anglia Ruskin University, Bourgee, Barber Jackson, Higgins to name but a few. This work has been wide ranging from food, products, architecture and events but also co-ordinating models on location internationally, stills and video work.
My personal projects have been of an environmental, historical and social context. I have exhibited in the Essex area over the years and also Truman Brewery, Brick Lane London.
My experience and skills have made me an eloquent communicator, accustomed to problem solving and working flexibly and an overall good team player.
Andy studied Fine Art Photography at university before establishing himself in the commercial sector where he has built up his own client base.
Working with both natural light or complex lighting arrangements Andy loves the challenge of producing the dramatic.
Clients include Chelsea FC, Virgin Active, Alcatel-Lucent, BMW (UK), DeBeers & Technogym.
Hi I’m Tanc Newbury, and I'm a freelance Digi Tech and analogue and digital Photographic Lighting Assistant based in Hackney.
I’m super geeky and tech-savvy about everything photographic as well as upbeat, passionate and super sociable.
At www.tancnewbury.com/-cv you can see my CV, which details my Capture One, Chronosync, Plating, Retouching, GIF- Moodboard- and on-set Comp-creating experience in a full range of genres, from Interiors and Still Life to Fashion and Portraiture, as well as the many ways I can make your working life easier, not least being fluent in English and Italian (and conversational in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese) and being the only assistant to get the nickname ‘mum’ for always having all the things other members of the crew might have forgotten: from pins to sunscreen to blister plasters or AA batteries – with a kitbag that includes a Leatherman Wave, Light Meter, Grey Card, Gels, Wacom, Reflectors, Gels, Tape Measure, Every kind and colour of Gaffer Tape, Grip Gloves, Kenro Compressed Air Duster, Every size of Clip, Sharpies and a Bluetooth Speaker, I pride myself on being the best prepared assistant in London.
You can see some of the shoots I’ve Digi-ed or Lighting assisted on in the Portfolio Sample Images.
DIGI 3+ Years
On-set Comps | Plating | Mood Boards | Contact Sheets | Skin Retouching | Chronosync | Overlays | Eizo Self Calibrating Monitors |
CAMERA EQUIPMENT 4+ Years
Eizo Monitor | Canon | Nikon | Sony | Phase One XF + IQ | Hasselblad H | Mamiya | Seaport Case | Shooting Tethered with Capture One | HyperMac Battery | Digi-backs | Wacom Tablets | Light Meters | Grey Cards | BTS | Analogue cameras: Loading and unwinding film at speed: 35mm and Medium Format
LIGHTING 3+ Years
Profoto | Briese | Broncolor | Bowen |
Elinchrom | HMI | Sky Panels | Kino-Flo | Short Flash Duration ’Freeze’
Light Meters | Softboxes | Shoot-through umbrellas |
Briese Umbrellas | Beauty Dishes | Grids | Gels | Snoots |
Scrims | California Sunbounce and other boom operated diffusers
SOFTWARE 3+ Years
Photoshop CC | Capture One 9, 10, 11 & 12 | Chronosync
Lightroom CC | Final Cut Pro X | Premiere CC
DIGIBOUTIQUE Digi Masterclass
DIRECT DIGITAL Photo Assistants Workshop
SUNBEAM STUDIOS, LONDON - Studio Assistant (Ongoing)
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Film and Literature BA
Clean Drivers Licence (+ experienced driver of location minibuses)
Public Liability Insurance + Professional Indemnity Insurance
BRITISH ENGLISH Mother tongue
ITALIAN Fluent with fully native accent
FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE Conversational
Calm and Positive presence
Always thinking one step ahead – always looking for that thing
that can be done now to make things smoother later on.
Strong, attentive, physically strong, with endless stamina.
Super-wide-ranging musical taste (can be trusted
to cue the ideal playlist for any type of shoot).
KIT BAG INCLUDES
Minolta Flash Meter IV | Carpenter’s Tool Belt | Wacom Tablet |
Grey Card | Tape measure | Sunscreen | Polyester Chiffon diffuser |
Gaffer Tape of very size + colour | Grip gloves | Sharpies | Reflectors | Clips |
Phone chargers | AA Batteries | Universal Battery Charger | Leatherman Wave Multitool |
First Aid Kit | Gels | Kenro Compressed Air Duster
If requested, it can also include – 15” Macbook Pro Retina | SB-700 | Nikon F4 |
Nikon D810 | Bluetooth Speaker | 5-in-1 Reflector |
Mid-20th-Century Fiction | ‘Session Musicianing’ | Languages |
Mountains | Art Cinema | Gigs | Art Galleries |
Cultures | History | Analogue Cameras | Dancing |
Travel Writing | Writing Fiction | Travel |
Discovering New Music | Islay Single Malts, Craft APAs |
Italian, French and Vietnamese Cuisine | Design | Architecture
SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS I HAVE WORKED WITH
Elizabeth Hoff | Steve Ryan | Michael Leckie | Olivia Bearsley |
Phil Griffin | Doh Lee | Jon Paul Ladd | Jonathan Ford |
Henrik Knudsen | Glen Pearson | Janie Airey |
David Ellis | Andrew Woffinden | Hannah Maule-Ffinch
CLIENTS OF THE SHOOTS I HAVE WORKED ON
British Vogue | Document Magazine | EF | Schön! Magazine |
Zara | Stella McCartney | Goodwood Magazine | Dent de Man
Sunday Times Magazine | T. M. Lewin | So It Goes magazine |
If you have any questions or have a shoot you need a digi or gaffer/lighting assistant on get in touch any time.
Ciao for now !