I am a Photography Assistant and Photographer based in London looking to help out photographers and lighting teams. Experienced in studio and on location both in London and abroad.
I’m experienced in using different formats. Adept at working with a variety of photography equipment and accommodating to different workflows. I’m very down to Earth and genuine with a good sense of humour :)
Some clients include Brydie Mack, Daniel Archer, Parker Woods, Adidas, BBC and many more.
I'm a London based DigiTech and lighting Gaffer with more than 12 years of experience working freelance in the photographic industry.
In my time as a photographic assistant, I have worked on shoots in just about every genre of photography imaginable, from portraiture, fashion and sport photography, all the way through to automotive, underwater and still life. I've even had the privilege of lighting the Queen for a royal portrait. Having such varied experiences in my career has put me in good stead to anticipate and find solutions to any problems that might come up on shoots.
Equipment wise, I'm happy using any brand of lighting, both flash and continuous. As a Digitech, I'm happy and well-versed in all the main camera systems, as well as Capture One, Phocus and Photoshop on both Mac and PC. I have even invented my own photographic equipment, including the Fotofortress Quick Release Tether Lock which is now available for sale in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia.
Other skills I have acquired over the years include professional rigging, from working as a scaffolder before starting my photography career. I'm also good with my hands and have the tools and the knowledge to build sets, coves and flats if needed. I have my BS7909 certificate in temporary power systems, an essential qualification if you want to work in lighting in the film and TV industry.
Finally, I also have a selection of DigiTech equipment available for hire, including a top spec Macbook Pro, a digi cart and 2 x 27 inch Eizo monitors which I'm happy to rent out for 20% less than the fees charged by the main rental houses.
Thanks so much and I look forward to working with you soon!
I have been a freelance digital operator as well as first and second assistant based in London for over 12 years.
I have lots of on set experience (primarily stills and increasingly more video) using a variety of cameras, lighting and software.
Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Sony, Leica, GoPro and Sinar cameras and backs. Also basic familiarity with Arri Alexa 35s, Alexa Minis and Sony FS7s.
Apurture, Arri, Bowens, Broncolor, Dedo, Elinchrom, Godox, Kino Flo, Profoto and Strobe studio and location lighting.
I am a skilled digi op and retoucher and I’m proficient with Capture One Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Raw, Bridge, Phocus, Leaf Capture, Sinar Capture Shop and Wacom tablets for retouching, on set comps and grades.
And with every shoot I am getting more familiar with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Canon EOS Webcam Utility and BlackMagic ATEMs for live streaming directly from stills and motion cameras both in studios and on location.
If needed, I have a MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, Canon 5D Mk3 and L series lenses available for hire and am also an experienced second shooter for events or behind the scenes.
• UK passport
• Full clean UK driving license
• Own car and bicycle
• Triple jabbed against COVID
If you need an assistant for your shoot, or any pre and post production work then get in touch.
Last updated - 24th February 2023
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.
T: 0776 449 2386
Hi there. I'm Shiv, a digital operator and lighting assistant based in London. I've been working within the photography industry since 2008 when I started out at Spring Studios.
Having worked as a digital operator for over 10 years I have extensive experience with Capture One, Phocus, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge. I frequently work with Hasselblad, Phase One, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and Contax cameras.
I often supply and use my own MacBook Pros, Eizo screens, work stations and cabling on Advertising shoots to provide multiple viewing points to aid client comfort and feedback and allow other creatives to watch what's happening in real time. This can be wireless or wired and I can tailor the package to your budget and location.
Although I no longer actively retouch, I have in the past retouched campaigns for Ikea and Subway as well as portraits of celebrities and various fashion editorials. On-set comping and rough retouching to show clients quick mock-ups isn’t a problem.
I have experience in creating lighting plans from references with flash or continuous lighting using Profoto, Elinchrom, Briese, Broncolor, Strobe, Tungsten, HMI, Kinoflo and LED panels in the studio or on location using generators.
UK passport holder
Photographic Techinican Member of BECTU
Lover of 80s music
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
Felix Hall Close
Assistant based in London
Two years experience working as an assistant
Comfortable working in studio + on location
Happiest when busy
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE + SKILLS
DIGITAL CAMERAS SYSTEMS 6+ Years
Canon 5D + R5/6 / Leica M / Nikon D850 / Olympus PEN /
Fuji GFX / Phase One XF
ANALOGUE CAMERA SYSTEMS 6+ Years
FUJI GA645 / Hasselblad 500CM / Mamiya RB/RZ67 + C330F / MPP MK7 / Olympus OM1 / Polaroid / Rolleiflex 3.5 / Yashica Mat 124G
DIGI 6+ Years
Bridge / Colour Correction / Contact Sheets / Focus-Checking / Lightroom + CC / Photoshop / Powerpoint / Excel / Word / Capture One / Tethered Capture / Tether Pro / Epson Scan / Flex Colour / Hasselblad Imacon / Mac OS, Windows
LIGHTING 2+ Years
Aputure 300d II / Arri 150 / Bowens Esprit 500 + 500DX / Broncolor Pulso G + Grafit A4 / Godox AD1200Pro / Profoto 7B + B10X
DARKROOM 3+ Years
35mm - 8x10 colour + black and white processing + printing
PAST & CURRENT ASSISTED PHOTOGRAPHERS
Alun Callender / Phil Fisk / Richard Haughton / Richie Hopson / Sarel Jansen / Amit Lennon / Oskar Proctor / Simon Roberts / Edmund Sumner / Alex Upton / Taran Wilkhu / Dan Williams / Barry Willis
EXAMPLE CLIENTS OF THESE SHOOTS
Anglepoise / Angel O'Donnell / Battersea Power Station / British Council / Conran + Partners / Design District / House & Garden / Koko / Marshalls / National Trust / The Observer Food Monthly + New Review / Vitra
Full UK driving licence (Automatic & manual)
Portable speaker (wide range of music taste dependent on the shoot)
Fully COVID vaccinated
KINGSTON SCHOOL OF ART Photography BA (First Class Honours)
KINGSTON SCHOOL OF ART Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Canon 5DS / EF 28mm f1.8 USM / EF 50mm f1.4 USM / EF 85mm f1.2L II USM
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II / 50mm f4.5 Sekor Z / 75mm f4.5 Sekor W Shift / 110mm f2.8 W Sekor Z / 180mm f4 VSM M Soft Sekor Z
Macbook Pro 15"(2015) / Sekonic Flashmate L-308S / TetherPro USB 3.0 Male to Micro-B 4.6m / Neewer 43in Reflector / Manfrotto 290 Dual / Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head / Manfrotto Compact Light Tripod
Feel free to get in touch by phone or email with any questions you may have regarding assisting or jobs
I have been operating in London for 8 years, mainly focusing on Still Life and Portraiture photography. Coming from the retouching side has given me great confidence in file management and the composite side of technical photography. I specialise in all types of studio photography, but in recent years I have been working more and more on location. I am always looking for new challenges and new opportunities.
I am a documentary and editorial photographer based in London. Documentary because I am very keen on landscape matters, while editorial because I am oriented to the e-commerce side of the industry.
I graduated in Photography and Visual Art by obtaining a master's degree, where I have formed as a photographer by working alongside my tutors during the master's degree.
Before the master's mentioned above, I studied Fine Art. This, as confirmation of my deep interest in never changing the topic of my studies, gave me the possibility to go deep into it, exploring the boundaries of the case.
My work was exhibited in various group shows and appeared around in some publications around the globe through sector magazines and books.
Also, I pursued a career as a freelance photographer, where I helped some brands and entrepreneurs to reach their commercials target by providing digital content for their businesses.
I am an enthusiastic person, professional and a fast learner who has studied photography for more than 10 years with the same and constant interest, making me a valuable individual with the knowledge to spend in the industry. When it comes to building sets and arranging lights, DIGI control, photographers can dedicate themselves to the creative side and leave all the technical aspects in my hands, even in the most complicated situations. I am always pleasant as an assistant taking care of the most aspects during a shooting. I don't mind going the extra mile to please the person/organisation I am working for. It is part of my personality. I have a full UK clean driving licence and can provide a vehicle if needed.
I am a user of Photoshop & CaptureOne.
The systems that I know are Sony and Canon.
The light kits that I know are Profoto, Bowens and all in between.
8 years in the UK
Happy to travel for work. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
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.
I am Ryan Mero, a freelance photography assistant based in Brighton.
Studying computer animation and SFX at University, I learned a lot about shot composition, photography, lighting and video.
Currently I have spent a lot of time in a Brighton Studio learning about the technical side of photography, from setting up lighting and backdrops to capturing. I have also worked with a number of Brighton based photographers on studio and location shoots.
I have experience with the Canon 5D range and have also used medium format cameras. I have experience with Profoto, Elinchrom and Arri lighting. I frequently use CaptureOne when processing and capturing images.
I am also a nice guy and am very easy to get on with. I hope that you will keep me in mind if you find yourself in need of an assistant.
For more information, please check out my website.
Norwich University of the Arts graduate Emily Edwards is a still life, food & drink photographer based in London.
Since graduating from BA (Hons) Photography in 2021, Emily moved into a full-time photographer’s assistant position for two highly accomplished photographers Colin Campbell and Sara Morris. Predominantly her role consists of working on food, drink and still life advertising campaigns, as well as editorial and TV commercials; working alongside a wide range of creatives including food & prop stylists, set designers and clients.
Alongside her full-time role as an Assistant, she continues to work on her own personal projects. These projects continue to showcase striking attention to colour and graphical elements, altering the perception of traditional food and drink photography, presenting subjects in a playful and contemporary manner. Many of Emily’s shots have gone on to be shortlisted in well-respected photography awards including the AOP, Equal Lens and the Vice.
Cameras: Canon & Phase One.
Software: Adobe; Lightroom, Photoshop & Indesign. Capture One, Helicon Focus, MAC & Windows OS, Microsoft; Powerpoint, Excel & Word.
Assisted Photographers: Colin Campbell, Sara Morris, Tim Flack, Jonathan Knowles, Nick Eagle, Scott Grummett.
Full UK driving license.
Double vaccinated and boosted against Covid 19.
Hi Im Meg!
I am an assistant and photographer based in Birmingham. I have three years assisting experience both in studio and on location. I have experience working with Broncolor and Profoto equipment.
I am double vaccinated against Covid19 and I am willing to commute to shoots.
I am a recent Photography BA(Hons) graduate from the University of Westminster with first class honours and I am looking for assisting opportunities.
I have recently started to assist photographers such as Julia Fullerton-Batten, Duncan Elliott, Frank Herholdt, Matthew Shave.
I am familiar with both studio sets and on-location shooting, using ambient and/or 20 lights on set. I have been working mainly with Profoto gears. I use Capture1, Lightroom, Photoshop. I have also been using 35mm analogue and digital, medium format and 4x5 cameras.
My photography work has already been recognised as a result of competitions, exhibitions, and awards.
Hi, I'm ioana [yoanna]
Based in East London, I've been assisting on/off for three years, but what I lack in experience I make up in professionalism and fast learning. I had a successful career in fin/tech for >12 years, handling difficult clients and pressured situations. BSc in Computer Systems.
* Proficient in Adobe Products (Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom, inDesign), learning CaptureOne.
* I've assisted both in studio and on location using Profoto, Elinchrom, Hensel kits.
* My own kit: Canon 5d iii, Fuji XPro2, Leica M6, Mamiya 7ii, Mamiya RZ67, Bronica, Nikon FM2
* Clean driving license (not a car owner).
* Dual British and Romanian (EU) passports.
* Fluent in English, Romanian, conversation-level French and Spanish.
Happy to travel for work. Please get in touch!
ioana / Yoyo
Pim van Baalen
Hello! I’m Pim.
I am a gaffer/light technician and digital operator. I have over 8 years of on-set experience working on still and film productions. I love being on set and contributing to productions from start to finish.
I see myself as creative, yet I am also a pragmatist with a wide range of organisation and technical skills across camera, light, and software systems.
I would love to meet you and see how we can help each other!
London based Assistant & Digi-Tech & Lighting Assist who is also confident shooting Video.
I've been working as a freelance Assistant & Digi tech for 5 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 R5 / EF 24-70 42.8 / EF 70-200 f4 / EF 85mm 1.4 / EF 35mm F2 / BMPCC 6K Pro.
Macbook Pro (16gb Ram & 1TB SSD), DJI Phantom 4 Pro (CAA Licensed Pilot), x2 Bowens XMT500 Location Lights.
PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKED WITH -
Philip Lee Harvey, Kelvin Murray, Tom Oldham, Richard Wadey, Jason Alden, Jack terry, Michael Leckie, Charlie Clift, Rich Maciver, Mark Harrison, Josh Exell, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Catharina Pavitschitz, Rupert Peace, Nick David, Richard Moran, Ed Cooke, Blackkksocks, Jack Bridgeland, Richard Seymour, James Cannon, Jonathan Knowles, Patrick Harrison, Ben Duffy, Philip Haynes, Nick Dolding, Matt Davis, Ben Gold, Michael Heffernan, Stephen Ambrose, Seb Winter.
MORE INFO -
- Clean UK Driving License
- UK Passport
- CAA Licensed Drone Pilot
- First aid trained
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!
T: 07941 22 63 92
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:
Darrin Jenkins, Emma Tunbridge, Liam Bailey, Marek Puc, Michael Fair, Mike Stone, Nick Dolding and Piers Cunliffe.
“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
Fully COVID vaccinated
T: 07712 814399
Hello, my name is Owen Peters, I’ve been an Event/Freelance Photographer based in Manchester for the past 3 years; collaborating primarily as an Event Photographer with DE Photography covering a variety of events across the country from the British Gymnastics Championships to the European Taekwondo Finals.
My work was then noticed by both Paul Cooper and Little Mark Holland and I was invited to support them as an assistant photographer, working with clients such as Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Aston Villa, Fanatics and Joanie.
Alongside working as an assistant photographer I have continued to grow my personal freelance business and have had the pleasure of working closely with the Blossoms, The AA and Off the Radar clothing.
I would like to invite you to look at my online portfolio which is linked in my profile, and if you feel we may be a good fit to work together, please don’t hesitate to contact me on: 07443226091.
I’ve been working in the photographic industry since 2008 in 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 operating.
Before moving to London in 2015 I was based in South Africa and then 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 can provide a list of references on request.
I can provide a digital capture location or studio setup including: Macbook Pro M1. Eizo Monitors. Workcase + Tripod. Hyperjuice Batteries. Tether kit. Wacom graphics tablet. Keyboards. Trackpads
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. Please feel free to give me call if you'd like to discuss any projects or have any questions
Mags Magda Magdalena Jakubik
Fashion, press and editorial.
Assistant photographer to Alexander Kent, still life photographer. Assistant to Ki Price - fashion and celebrity photographer & Sony ambassador.
Chris Yates and Chris Yates Media during the London Fashion Week.
As well as working independently during LFW shooting BTS and catwalk for designers.
Ronnie Scott’s photographer.
Documentary style, street style, black and white, raw, flash.
Shot: food, still life, portraits, musicians, designers, lifestyle, jewellery, drinks, events, celebrities.
Styling: food, drinks, still life, models, musicians and celebrities for magazines and newspapers
T: +44 078 53 813 760
Assisting photographer working full-time in the South-East and South-West, with family bases in many parts of UK.
I've been working as an assistant full-time for 4 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 with: Mark Harrison, Joe Giacomet, Charlie Clift, Sian Irvine
Clients I've assisted on shoot for: Sainsburys, The Guardian, The Observer, Radio Times, McDonalds, PepsiCo, Waitrose, TFL, GQ, Channel 4, BBC Three, Attitude Magazine, Adidas, Vespa, My Hermes
Tom is a freelance camera operator, photographer and assistant based in Nottingham. He has worked on a variety of shoots, fashion to food to automotive, both on location, worldwide. And, in the studio. Has good knowledge of all formats from 10x8 to medium format digi and all lighting from Strobe Equipment to HMI. Good on a Mac with retouch and of-course, highly proficient with a kettle and cafetiere.
His personal work has been regularly featured in the AOP Open Awards, SUN Awards, AOP Assistants Awards, BJP Portrait of Britain, BJP Portrait of Humanity and Portrait Salon competitions.
He possess a full, clean driving licence, full no clams insurance and vast experience driving commercial vehicles.
Kit available to hire
Hasselblad H5d, 28mm, 80mm, 120mm.
Mamaya RZ pro ii, 50mm, 65mm, 75mm Shift, 110mm, 180mm, 360mm, digi plate,
Xeen Cine Prime Kit PL Mount 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm
A hard working, reliable and dedicated member of any team.
I am Dominique, I am a Photographer and Assisting Photographer, ready to work. I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina, I currently live in Midhurst, West Sussex, UK, but I'm able to move around London or where it is needed nearby. I have a car and a Full UK Driving license.
I have many years of experience assisting important photographers and leading photoshoots.
I am a student at MA Documentary Photography, with University of South Wales.
Hi, I'm Tristan and been working as an freelance digital and lighting tech for over 10 years. Just let me know where and when and I am ready to go!
Please visit my blog for jobs I have worked on in the past
I am an experienced digital tech with my own digi equipment to cater for Capture One Pro / Phocus, Hasselblad, Phase One, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Leaf, Lightroom, Photomechaic, Helicon Focus, comp and retouch on location or in studio with Photoshop. With wireless transmittion of tethered capture and live streaming of onset cameras to on and off site clients allowing them to remotley monitor to comply with any covid AOP / APA guidelines.
I can source various lighting equipment locally in the UK and Ireland and create lighting plans to references 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. And more and more these days with continuous lighting such as Sky Panels, HMI, Profoto and LED to accomdate video on stills sets.
Phase One Certified Technician
Profoto Certified Professional
Photographic Techinican Member of BECTU