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 and Sinar Capture Shop.
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 am a non-smoker and 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 - December 2019
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!
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.
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.
A freelance assistant and Camera Operator back in London after splitting my time between Leeds and London. 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 HMI. Good on a Mac with retouch and of-course I am highly proficient with a kettle and cafetiere.
My personal work has been regularly featured in the AOP Open Awards, SUN Awards, AOP Assistants Awards, BJP Portrait of Britain and Portrait Salon amongst other competitions.
Based in South London but also with a base in Leeds and Nottingham. I possess a full, clean driving licence and full no clams insurance.
A hard working, reliable and dedicated assistant.
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.
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, Bungee cords, Grip Gloves, Pens, Diffusers, Clips, Lots of cables you may not have.
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, Mike Ellis, Jonathan Knowles, Pete Schiazza, Ben Duffy, Dean Chapple, Jeremy Rata, Gavin Smith, Philip Haynes, James Lightbown, Phil Babb, Nick Dolding, Paul Ellis, Ben Rice, Matt Davis, Andrew Mcgibbon, Tony Harris, Alun Callender, David Hoare, Michael Heffernan, Kelvin Murray, Charlie Clift, Philip Lee Harvey.
MORE INFO -
- Clean UK Driving License
- UK Passport
- CAA Licensed Drone Pilot
- First aid trained
- PADI diving certified
After twelve years in another career, I have made the leap into photography. Based in East London, I started assisting a year ago but what I lack in experience I make up in professionalism and fast learning.
My own work focuses on documentary, street and portraiture. I use both digital kits: Canon 5d iii, Fuji XPro2 and analog: Leica M6, Mamiya 7ii, Nikon FM2. Can develop and print black & white negatives. Proficient in Adobe Bridge / Photoshop, beginner at CaptureOne.
Highlights from the last 12 months:
* winner in BJP's Portrait of Britain 2019.
* photobook publisher Stanley Barker chose my work for FotoFilmic's JRNL 2 magazine cover.
* work was shown on Guardian and BBC websites alongside others from the project 24 Photography.
* the all-analog collective I help run, AllFormat were featured on the British Journal of Photography's website in 2018.
Clean driving license (but 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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- picture by Greg Funnell
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 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 Level Studios.
I'm Alex and I've been freelancing and assisting on various projects and shoots for the past 7 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 46"
13" Macbook Pro i7 16gb 500GB SSD
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.
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
*Please call or email rather than text*
Hi all, if you are reading this you may be interested in me assisting you on a shoot, which is great!
The first thing I should mention is that I am a full time photographer in my own right (www.lensi.co.uk) so you may be asking why I would assist another photographer on a shoot? Well, why not? I have colleagues that assist me often and it suits me to do the same for others during the times I do not have my own shoots or I am not teaching.
I come with a range of experience in setting up lighting, Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, photography, being a digital assistant and so on.
I have been full time since 2011 and part time for a few years before that, before giving my full time job up; as such I also have a range of equipment from lenses, boom arms, bodies, portable lighting, too much to mention here that can also be hired in addition to me assisting on shoot, where I will arrive with energy, enthusiasm and knowledge!
I am based in both Birmingham and London (on account of having a house in both places) and regularly work in both cities. I am also willing to travel to others, with a car and driving licence.
Feel free to call, email, insta, facebook and all those other ways we now communicate (but please not texts, I do not always carry my work phone with me to receive texts, but calls are forwarded) if you would like to speak to me about your project.
Experienced Digital Technician with a demonstrated history of working in the photography industry as an assistant for the last 8 years. Skilled in On Location shoots, studio work, social media, Adobe Creative Cloud. Trained with various camera systems from 35mm to Medium Format and fully trained in Profoto and Broncolour lighting
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
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.
Hi, I'm Tristan and been working as an all singing all dancing freelance digital operator and lighting assistant for over 9 years.
Just let me know where and when and I am ready to go!
-----Please visit my blog for recent jobs I have worked on----
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---
Northern based Assisting Photographer and Digi Tech working around Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield and willing to travel further afield.
With over 9 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.
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