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.
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, Dean Chapple, Ben Rice, Matt Davis, Andrew Mcgibbon, Alun Callender, David Hoare, Michael Heffernan, Kelvin Murray.
MORE INFO -
- Clean UK Driving License
- UK Passport
- CAA Licensed Drone Pilot
- First aid trained
- PADI diving certified
*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!
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.
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.
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---
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, 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 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 - October 2019
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.
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!!
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 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
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, NYT, 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, 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 Mamiya Leaf or 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.
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, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Phase One
Analogue - 35mm, 120, 5x4
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.
A freelance assistant and Camera Operator in London for 10 years, I have worked for numerous photographers on a variety of shoots, fashion to food to automotive, both on location, worldwide. And, in the studio. I have good knowledge of all formats from 10x8 to medium format digi-backs and all lighting from Strobe Equipment to 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, 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.
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.
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
A highly personable Assistant Photographer, regularly hired as integral part of production teams delivering high end advertising for major fashion, food and still life brands. I am proactive, intuitive and highly experienced on set and on large location productions.
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, delegate tasks and inspire others, oversee equipment, all aspects of shoot preparation, tether and manage work flow, possessing ever improving technical skills.
Capture One, Phocus, Lightroom, Photoshop, some Premiere Pro.
Profoto, HMI, Elinchrim, Bowens, LED. Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft, Outlook.
Photographers: David Short, Gareth Sambidge, Patricia Niven, Steve Baxter, Michael Michaels, Eddie MacDonald, Matthew Joseph, Paul Brooking, Jonathan Perugia, David Brook
Brands: Regatta, 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
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
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 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
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.