I have been working as a photographer & photographic assistant for over two years. I have experience in a variety of tasks including digital operative, lighting assistant, retouching, production, file management, prop styling, social media management and styling.
I have produced numerous photoshoots from start to finish, sourcing entire teams, creating mood boards, providing movement direction & retouching notes. I have also done prop styling for boutique gym Blok and Antler Luggage. Photographers I have assisted include Max Oppenheim, Tim Flach, Henerico Rossi, Ben Riggot, Niklas Haze, Rob Clayton and Toby Maudsley.
I have experience with Broncolor, Profoto, Capture One & Photoshop, and I am very familiar with Canon & Hasselblad.
I graduated from an MA in photography at the London College of Communication, where I explored animal relationships in a series of still life works. My artwork is currently represented by the L A Noble Gallery, to view both my art and commercial work please click the link below:
I'm interested in gaining more experience as a photographic assistant particularly in still life, beauty & fashion.
Kit for Rental:
X 4 Profoto D2 1000 Air TTL Monolights
X1 Profoto Zoom Reflector
X 2 Profoto RFi SoftBox 1x6
X 1 Profoto Softlight Kit ( Silver)
X 2 Profoto Glass Dome Covers (neutral for D1 / D2 / B1X)
X 1 Canon Air Remote
Felix Hall Close
Photographer + assistant based in London.
One year + eight months experience working as an assistant.
Comfortable working in studio + on location.
Happiest when busy.
Canon, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony,
Fuji, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Phase One
Horseman, Linhof, MPP, Sinar
Aputure 300d II
Bowens Esprit 500 + 500DX
Broncolor Pulso G + Grafit A4
Profoto 7B + B10X
Adobe; Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign
Microsoft; Powerpoint, Excel, Word
Capture One, Tether Pro
Epson Scan, Flex Colour, Hasselblad Imacon
Mac OS, Windows
35mm - 8x10 film processing + printing
28mm f1.8 USM
50mm f1.4 USM
85mm f1.2L II USM
Manfrotto 290 Dual
Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head
Manfrotto Compact Light Tripod
Sekonic Flashmate L-308S
Neewer 43in Reflector
TetherPro USB 3.0 Male to Micro-B 4.6m
Macbook Pro 15"(2015)
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II
50mm f4.5 Sekor Z
110mm f2.8 W Sekor Z
180mm f4 VSM M Soft Sekor Z
Alun Callender, Phil Fisk, Sarel Jansen, Kristy Noble, Simon Phipps, Oskar Proctor, Simon Roberts, Edmund Sumner, Taran Wilkhu, Dan Williams
BA Hons Photography - Kingston School of Art
(First Class Honours)
Triple vaccinated (Covid 19)
I have been a freelance first and second assistant and digital operator based in London for over 10 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 Minis and Sony FS7s.
Arri, Bowens, Broncolor, Dedo, Elinchrom, 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 and on set comps.
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, Canon 5D Mk3 and L series lenses available for hire and am also an experienced second shooter for events or behind the scenes (stills and video).
• Triple jabbed. I also take regular lateral flow tests
• UK passport
• Full clean UK driving license
• Own car and bicycle
If you need an assistant for your shoot, or any pre and post production work then get in touch.
Last updated - 24th July 2022
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.
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.
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.
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 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 am a Photography Assistant and Photographer based in London looking to help out photographers and production teams whenever and wherever! I’m efficient at loading most camera backs. Really focused and driven by the creative industry so I’m willing to go the extra mile. And I’m very down to Earth and genuine with a good sense of humour
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 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.
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 M1. Eizo Monitors. Workcase + Tripod. Hyperjuice Batteries. Tether cables. 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.
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 recent jobs I have worked on
I am an experienced digital tech with my own digi equipment to cater for Phocus / Capture One Pro, 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 shoots to client monitors and live streaming to off site loactions to comply with current covid AOP / APA guidelines.
I can creating 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
Hi I’m Tanc Newbury, and I'm a freelance Digi Tech and analogue and digital Lighting Assistant based in Hackney.
I’m super geeky and tech-savvy about everything photographic as well as upbeat, passionate and super sociable.
DIGI TECH / LIGHTING TECH EXPERIENCE
Digi Tech (2016-Present)
1st Assistant/Lighting Tech (2017-Present)
2nd Assistant (2015-2019)
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
DIGI 6+ Years
Tethered capture | Capture One 11, 12 and 20 | Photoshop CC | Creating Network for Connecting Capture One to Capture Pilot | Phocus | Chronosync | On-set Comps | Plating | Focus-Checking | Grading | Colour Correction | Keystoning | Annotating | Moodboards | Marking Selects | Contact Sheets | Exporting Full/Low Res etc | Retouching Skin | Removing or Extending Objects | Liquify Tool | Adding Copy or Cover Design Overlays to check Composition | Digi-backs | Colour Calibrating Monitors such as Eizo ColorEdge | Creating GIFs from Stills | Bridge CC | Lightroom CC & Classic | Software Shortcuts | Hyperjuice Batteries | Seaport Case Workflow |
Troubleshooting protocol | Colorbrite ColorChecker |
Mac OS best practice | Phase One Certification Pre-Test Completed |
Direct Photographic Equipment & Lighting Training Certificated
DIGITAL CAMERA SYSTEMS 7+ Years
Canon | Nikon | Phase One XF & XT + IQ | Hasselblad H | Fuji GFX |
ANALOGUE CAMERA SYSTEMS 7+ Years
Mamiya RB/RZ67 (incl dark-plate holder trick, so they never get lost) | Mamiya 7 | Pentax 67 | Hasselblad 500 series | Fuji GA645 | Contax G & 645| Rolleiflex | Polaroid & most 35mm… [au fait with settings, zone metering, pushing/pulling film, have 20/20 vision for double-checking focus & can load & unload film at speed]
LIGHTING 7+ Years
Highly adept with all commonly used strobe & continuous lighting:
Flash heads, HMI, tungsten, LED, kinoflo/fluorescent | Profoto | Elinchrom | HMI | Arri Sky Panels | Briese | Broncolor | Bowens |
Kino-Flo | Short Flash Duration ’Freeze’ | Light Meters | Softboxes | Shoot-through umbrellas | Polys | Flags | Safely Counter-weighting Boom Arms | Negative Fill | "Book Lighting” | Briese Umbrellas | Beauty Dishes | Grids | Gels | Snoots | Cinefoil | Scrims | California | Dedolights | Sunbounce and other boom-operated diffusers
PAST & CURRENT LIGHTING TECH ASSISTING CLIENTS
Mark Harrison | Sophia Spring | Eva Schwank | Abi Campbell | Olivia Bearsley | Doh Lee | Hannah Maule-Ffinch | Steve Howse | Richard Cannon | Pal Hansen | Paul Farnham | Muir Vidler | Jamie Mcgregor Smith | Jonathan Ford | Steve Ryan | Henrik Knudsen | Janie Airey | David Ellis | Andrew Woffinden | Jason Bailey | Syndi Huang |
Adrian Weinbrecht | JI+DOH | Harleymoon Kemp | Alan Powdrill |
PAST & CURRENT DIGI TECH ASSISTING CLIENTS
Elizabeth Hoff | Michael Leckie | Paul Farnham | Eva Schwank | Jonathan Ford | Jamie Mcgregor Smith | Adrian Weinbrecht | JI+DOH | Kerry Harrison | Alan Powdrill | Steve Ryan | Syndi Huang
EXAMPLE CLIENTS OF THESE SHOOTS
The Berkeley | Claridges | Chanel | Schön! | Savoir | Stella McCartney | Good Housekeeping | Zara | Emmy Magazine | How To Spend It | Sunday Times Magazine | Linda McCartney | The Guardian | Aviva
Clean UK Driving Licence (can drive cars, transit vans, mini-buses, can drive away security guards [just kidding but I do know how to speak with them politely & effectively…] Comfortable with both left- & right-hand drive, automatic & manual transition)
6’2” & strong (can carry big things)
Portable speaker & good, super-wide-ranging taste in music & a feel for what matches the mood of a shot/story. (On request, obvs)
Assisting Photographer Member of the AOP
Member of BECTU Photo Technician Union
Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance
ZipCar / ZipVan subscription
PHASE ONE Phase One Certified Professional – June 2022
DIGIBOUTIQUE Digi Masterclass
DIRECT DIGITAL Lighting Tech Photo Assistant Training
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Film and Literature BA
BRITISH ENGLISH Mother tongue
ITALIAN Fluent with fully native accent
FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE Conversational
AOP Emerging Photographer Spotlight, 2020
Guardian Student Travel Writer of the Year, 2006
Short-listed for NUS/Press Association Travel Journalist of the Year,
2021 Macbook M1 Pro 14” | Nikon D810, 50mm f1.4D, 24-70 f2.8G, & 80-200 f2.8D Nikkor Lenses | Wacom | Tether Tools tether cable | Tether Lock | Seaport Case | SB-900 Flashgun | Manfrotto MT055C-XPRO4 Carbon Fibre Tripod | Junior Geared 3-Way Head | Gitzo Off-Centre Magnesium Ball Head | Manfrotto MVH502AH Pro Video Fluid Head | iPhone 11 Pro Max (for Capture Pilot/Cascable) | Nikon FE2 | Nikon F100 | DJI Osmo Mobile 3 (for smooth BTS videos)
Minolta Light Meter & pretty much all conceivable assisting gear, incl: Leatherman Surge Multitool | Tape measure | Sunscreen | Grey Card | Bluetooth Speaker | 5-in-1 Reflector | Gaffer Tape | Grip gloves Gels | Sharpies | Clips | Phone chargers | AA & AAA Batteries |
If you have any questions or have any jobs you need digi or lighting help feel free to get in touch by phone or email.
Ciao for now !
I am a proficient Digital Operator, Retoucher and Assistant with more than ten years experience within the photography industry.
The first few years I focused on improving my assisting and digital operating skills. I then worked at Darkroom Digital as a full time Retoucher for five years, and for the last two and a half years have been getting back on set.
Whilst I enjoyed retouching full time, I missed the variation of being on set, so returned to being freelance.
At present I am regularly assisting still life, food and drinks, lifestyle, fashion and advertising Photographers in studios and on location in the UK, Europe and the U.S.
I am experienced with all of the main lighting systems, in particular, Profoto, Broncolor, HMI’s and Kinoflo.
If required, I have a full laptop tethering and retouching set up that I can bring with me. I am also able to create tailor made workflows as well as use any existing set ups. I also have a full clean driving license and a surprisingly spacious Honda Jazz!
I really enjoy the diversity of being on set and would love to have a chat with you to discuss any possible future projects that I might be able to assist you with.
Some of the shoots I’ve worked on:
Deliveroo, KFC, Peroni, easyJet, Samsung, Just Eat, Waitrose, Gravetye Manor, Wiggle, John Lewis, Monica Vinader, Marie Claire, Boodles, Boden, Norwegian Airlines, Harrods, Bang & Olufsen, Shell, KXU Gym
Some of the Photographers I’ve worked with:
Patricia Niven, Louise Hagger, Nassima Rothacker, Richard Puller, Beate Sonnenberg, James Cannon, Holly Pickering, Dean Chalkley, Katie Hammond, Bernd Ott, Daniel Swallow, James Kar, Mark Read, Sarah Hogan, Zoe Lonergan, Phil Sills
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.
BA (Hons) Photography Graduate from Leeds Arts University - July 2021
3 Years On/Off Freelance Photo Assisting Experience (Working with local professional photographers based in & around Leeds)
Matterport 3D Scanning
Digi & Lighting Assisting
Retouching – (Ecommerce & Model)
Location Lighting Set-ups
Digital Camera Knowledge: Canon, Sony, Phase One, Fujifilm & Nikon
Film Camera Knowledge: 35mm, 120mm & 5x4 (Mamiya, Hasselblad, Bronica & Linhoff)
Software Knowledge: Capture One, Adobe CC (Including Photoshop, Lightroom & Bridge), Microsoft Office
Lighting Equipment: Elinchrom, Profoto, Bowens, ARRI
Photographers & Studios Assisted:
Jonathan Taylor - https://www.cloud9.photos/
Angus McDonald - https://www.angusmcdonald.net/
Matt Davis (AOP Member) - https://davisphotographer.co.uk/
Nicky Emmerson - https://www.nickyemmerson.co.uk/
Powerhouse Photo - https://www.powerhousephoto.co.uk/
Box Photographic - https://boxphotographic.com/studio/
CV available on request
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.
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 tech & finance for +12 years, handling difficult clients and tricky 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.
* I use both digital & analog kits: 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
Based in Woolwich, Greenwich, I am a professional photographer working closely with large and small businesses in London and further afield. I am here to help if you are planning a photo shoot – whether large or small - to promote your brand, service or product. It could be for the purpose of advertising, a catalogue or maybe for your company website.
I am always at hand dedicated to fulfil any brief you may have, whether it is lifestyle, advertising or corporate events photography.
Over the years I have developed a problem-solving approach, a very keen eye, and an excellent understanding of composition. This, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of post production, and the following process of design and artwork, ensures that I can exceed any expectations. I also always pride myself in delivering a finished product on schedule and on budget.
One of my big passions is my love of travel, and to share my experiences through my images. This does not only take me around the world – with many great new images as a result - but it is also a continuing source of inspiration which influences and feeds my enthusiasm for photography.
With many years experience of high-end retouching I am able to take control of the post production of my images if this is required. The advantage of this is that my style and quality control can be consistent throughout the whole process and I can deliver a truly finished product. Some examples of previous post production projects can be seen at my DigiSurgeon website.
Hi, I’m Valerio. I have been working in the photography industry since 2015. Before assisting, I was a retouching teacher at a photography school in London. I started as a studio assistant and then I moved on to first/second assistant as well as digital operator and retoucher. Originally from Italy, I’m now based in south London.
Over the years I have worked with a number of photographers both in Italy and in the UK. I have spent most of my assisting time on location, around Europe and the Middle East. This has given me a deep understanding on how to travel with photographic equipment and how to quickly tackle challenging weather conditions when the team needs to be most efficient.
I have experience shooting in extreme cold / hot environments and also as a second shooter for events.
I’m highly proficient in post production and colour management. I’m accustomed to working fast under tight deadlines and to delivering files for either digital or print use.
Here’s an overview of my skills:
- Camera systems: Canon, Sony, Nikon, Leica.
- Lighting: Profoto, Elinchrom, Arri, LED’s, Dedo.
- Software and post production: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera RAW, Bridge, Da Vinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Wacom, VR and 360° stills.
- Languages: mother tongue Italian, fluent English, basic French
Equipment available to rent:
- 15-inch MacBook Pro (includes Capture One Pro, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Da Vinci)
- 27-inch Benq Monitor
- Datacolor Spyder 5 Pro
- Wacom Intuos Pro Small
- Sony A7 IV + lenses
- Leica M240 + lenses
- Hand painted background
- Manfrotto 190 Tripod + 410 Micro-metric geared head
- F&V K4000 SE Daylight LED Panel
- 500W flashes with a wide range of light shapers
I hold an Italian passport, a UK driving license and I have my own car.
I’m happy to travel/drive anywhere if required.
I play guitar and I’m a very good cook!
Please, get in touch to chat about your specific needs.
References can be provided on request.
I am a documentary and editorial photographer based near Farnham, Surrey, less than one hour outside London. When possible, I also travel regularly to North Wales and other areas of the. I lived in New York for 15 years before returning to the UK in 2018.
In 2017 my ongoing project on people of North Welsh heritage in the northeast US was exhibited at Northern Eye Festival. It was subsequently awarded a commission from the Welsh Parliament in 2019 for exhibition around Wales in 2019-20.
Selected clients & features include: HSBC, Sterling Publishing, The Pirbright Institute, The Western Mail, The Western People, Documenting Britain, Stellazine, Rear Curtain, Pictory.
Prior to launching my freelance photography career, I was a research scientist (virology) and science communication professional for academic research institutions and a medical school in the US and UK.
I’m an enthusiastic, professional, curious and a fast learner, which is helping build up my experience after beginning to assist in the last year. I have found that my Ph.D., training and the specialist knowledge I have in science and medicine gives credibility and an ability to pick up on technical scientific language that puts scientists at ease when I'm talking to and photographing them. Having been on the communications and marketing side I have experience of the requirements and pressures communications, media and marketing teams have when commissioning work, which enables me to understand their needs and communicate calmly and clearly with them. I also apply these skills in non-scientific or medical disciplines and situations.
I am a user of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and am currently learning CaptureOne and PhotoMechanic.
I've assisted in studio with photographers using PhaseOne, Profoto and Elinchrom kits.
I use both digital and film kits.
Digital: Current - Fujifilm X, prior experience of Canon 5D II
Film: Leica M6TTL, Hasselbad Xpan, Yashica 635 TLR. I develop and print my own black & white negatives.
British national (and passport)
Clean driving license (own a car).
Happy to travel for work. Please get in touch! Best wishes, and take care,
Experienced filmmaker, many commissions as a solo shooter and can assist as an AC too. Aspiring Gaffer / Lighting Technician. I have experience using small to large format camera systems e.g. Sony Mirrorless, Canon Cinema and Arri.
Experienced in most Flash formats e.g. Profoto & Elinchrome. Many hours, hands on experience using LED, HMI and fluorescent fixtures. I can light to spec in the studio or on location.
Proficient using most 35mm digital camera systems e.g. Sony, Canon, Nikon, Leaf and Hasselblad.
Photographic interests are Portrait, Lifestyle, e-commerce and still life.
Own car with clean driving license with no points. Adept at driving a 3.5t van.
Based in Cornwall.
Worked full time for advertising photographer Jonathan Oakes in Manchester before moving to London.
Now based in Highgate. I Have worked on shoots for magazines including Marie Clair, In Style, Harpers and Queen, Q , and the Times magazine.
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 -
Sony A7R3 with Lenses, 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, Wukda, Nick David, Richard Moran, Ed Cooke, Blackkksocks, Jack Bridgeland, Richard Seymour, Jack Eames, James Cannon, Stephen Hyde, Mike Ellis, Jonathan Knowles, Pete Schiazza, Patrick Harrison, Ben Duffy, Dean Chapple, Jeremy Rata, Gavin Smith, Philip Haynes, William King, James Lightbown, Phil Babb, Nick Dolding, Paul Ellis, Ben Rice, Matt Davis, Andrew Mcgibbon, Phil Hill, Olivia Richardson, Ben Gold, Tony Harris, Alun Callender, Tasos Gaitanos, David Hoare, Michael Heffernan, Darrin Jenkins, Stephen Ambrose, Seb Winter.
MORE INFO -
- Clean UK Driving License
- UK Passport
- CAA Licensed Drone Pilot
- First aid trained
- PADI diving certified
⇢ Delivering COVID-compliant photography solutions to resilient creatives, producers, creative directors, marketers, and art directors working through the complications of coronavirus and the “new normal” ⇠
I help creatives, producers, marketers, art directors, and photographic agents deliver spectacularly on their briefs and smash their client’s campaign targets by providing expert and agile end-to-end platform-specific stills photography and production services.
I take the stress and headache out of photographic production by consistently delivering irresistibly beautiful and effective imagery under minimal supervision with creative flair, big-picture insights, and years of experience across multiple verticals.
Specialties include fashion photography, lifestyle photography, portrait photography, e-commerce photography, and still life photography for advertising, digital, social, and editorial.
A photographer based in London, specialising in portraiture, reportage and classical music.
From internationally renowned musicians, festivals, live performances and concerts, cyclists, and surfers. My work covers a diverse range of subjects both in commissioned work to personal projects. By documenting the arts, performance, athletes, and the great outdoors, my work explores themes of community, wellbeing, and the arts.
I have photographed for album covers, record labels, musicians, ensembles, live music, and classical festivals. I have also worked with arts organisations, brands, athletes, design studios, and assisted on shoots with Olivia Colman, Gary Oldman, and Ferdinand Kingsley.
My book, ‘Cyclists of London’, was self-published in summer 2020 post-lockdown and is a photographic journal, documenting some of the city’s many cyclists. In January 2021, I self-published a limited edition zine, Saltburn Surfers.
Assistant and Digital Operator since 2015.
Working around the world on productions, with a selection of teams, ranging from large advertising productions, to smaller editorial's. From the moment your job is confirmed, I like to jump in to get a clear idea of who you are, what equipment you work with and the end results that you require.
Grip and camera knowledge is vast and varied, having used the equipment extensively whilst working for a kit rental company in London.
Photographers/Directors assisted include: Greg White, Tim Flach, Sebastien Nevols, Sam Robinson, Greg Funnell, Jon Enoch, Sophia Spring, Nassima Rothacker, to name but a few...
T. +44 (0) 7429068165
T: +44 (0) 7429068165
Pim van Baalen
Hello, I'm Pim.
I work as a technical production planner, Gaffer/Light technician, and digital operator.
After working in the industry for over 7 years in various roles, I started a technical production company named Pim Productions. I take care of the whole technical side of your production, so photographers and DOP's can focus on the creative side of the job, in both preparation and on set.
I can help you out with; light design, making equipment lists, liaising with equipment rentals, gathering the right technical team for the job, and giving you a hand on set.
Photographers and DOP's enjoy working with me as it allows them to focus on what they do best: making images.
I'm based in London but working worldwide.
If there is anything I can help you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.