Search Our Website

AOP Member Login

Lee Thompson

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.

__________________________TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY________________________________

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.

TRADITIONAL

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.

Thomas Albrow

Freelance Assistant and Retoucher.

Based in London and Cambridge.
Seven years experience working as an assistant.

I have experience of a wide variety of shoots:

Commercial and Corporate portraits, Advertising, Still life and Product photography, Food, Architectural and Editorial and Music photography.

Comfortable working in studio or on location.

Camera And Lighting Equipment:
Hasselblad digital cameras, H2D,H3D,H5D
Mamyia 645 with digital backs.
Canon 5d Mark 2 (stills and moving image).
Canon 1Ds.
Nikon D3, D2x, D700.
Some experience using Mamiya RZ67.
Sony Z7 video camera

Bowens Lighting equipment.
Broncolor Lighting Equipment
Elinchrom Lighting equipment.
Canon and Nikon Speed lights.

Software:
Hasselblad Phocus and Flex Colour.
Photoshop.
Canon DPP.
Able to work on both Mac and PC systems.

I am an experienced retoucher with extensive knowledge of photoshop.

BA(Hons) Graphic Design, Nottingham Trent University.

UK Passport and Full, clean, UK driving license and car.

T: 07881 951506

E: tomalbrow@yahoo.co.uk

Ian Scaramanga

I’ve been lucky enough to have travled extensively as an assistant and have just returned from South Africa where I was working on a Getty shoot with Rob Daly and Chris Newton. I used to work profesionaly with race horses (and I still own my own horse)

Tom Keen

Tom is a freelance photographer, assistant and camera operator back in London after splitting his time in recent years between Leeds and London. 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 and Portrait Salon amongst other competitions.

Based in South London but also with links to Nottingham. He possess a full, clean driving licence, full no clams insurance and vast experience driving commercial vehicles.

A hard working, reliable and dedicated member of any team.

Jeremy Flint

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.

Chris Brown

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

E: chris@chrisphoto.co.uk

W: chrisphoto.co.uk

Alex Ingram

Hey!

I'm Alex and I've been freelancing and assisting on various projects and shoots for the past 8 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 5SDR
Canon 5Dmk3
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 36"
Profoto AirTTL Remote Canon
Profoto Air Remote
2x Pocket Wizards Plus 3

Digi Kit:
16" Macbook Pro
2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
64GB RAM
1TB SSD
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

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!

Alex

www.alexingramphoto.com
@alexingramphoto
07891687341
contact@alexingramphoto.com

Skills:

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.

Daniel Balica

I have an animated enthusiasm for photography and working with clients, something I have been actively engaged with during my university degree, my photographic practice and my assisting experience. I am very experienced in photographic studios and working on location, which I have demonstrated in my campaign work with Doodle Do, a London Childswear Brand, for whom I have photographed 3 campaigns. Working with Doodle Do has allowed me to creatively explore fashion photography and my directorial skills as well as my ability to work with young models. During my time shooting with Doodle Do I have worked on a range of studio and location shoots so I am very comfortable transitioning between the two.

From Summer 2014 to Spring 2016 I’ve been working with Lumiere London, a photographic studio. Here I have the opportunity to work with their clients and help them achieve their creative vision. One of my roles was to manage the bookings for the studio spaces, liasing with a range of people, from photographers, producers and corporate clients. This gave me extensive experience of holding an organisational role. I would also liaise between the other creatives to help our clients receive the best experience with Lumiere London. Whilst I undertook my role as photographer, retoucher and 1st assistant for Carlos Lumiere I was able to meet with people from all around the world and of all ages. This is something I carry forward in my own practice as I can enthusiastically and inclusively work with a diverse group from a range of all backgrounds and ages. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working as part of their team and references will be able to confirm that I was an asset to their company.

Johnny Burrell

UK based in London & Leeds, but happy to travel. With 8 years experience working as a digi-op & freelance assistant across the world.

I have a broad range of experience working on a variety of different shoots including –

Commercial and Corporate portraits;
Fashion;
Beauty;
Lifestyle;
Advertising;
Automotive.

I am adaptable & competent working in a studio setting or on location with all forms of lighting and camera equipment.

I am confident as a Digi-Op using Capture One - monitoring a tethered shoot, checking exposures, sharpness and organising file structures & backing up. I have also had a lot of experience building and decorating sets, including electrics.

Additionally, I also have 5 years experience producing video content and photo-shoots. I have produced TV commercials & idents for TV and location and for stills; studio shoots for fashion, room sets and interiors.

I have a UK passport and a full, clean UK driving license and have my own car for transportation.

Equipment Used:
Canon professional cameras;
Nikon professional cameras;
Leica S2;
Hasselblads H4D, H5D;
Phaseone XF / 645 medium format;
Sony FS700.

Lighting:
Elinchrom;
Broncolor;
Bowens;
Profoto;
Canon Speedlights;
Dedolight;
Arri Tungsten;
Arri HMIs;
Kino-Flo.

Digital / Post-Production:
Photoshop;
Capture One;
Lightroom;
InDesign;
Chronosync.

Qualifications:
BTEC Level 3 Certificate in 2009;
Masters Degree in Photography 2012;
Prince Project Management;
IOSH Managing Safely (Risk Assessing).

Clients include:
Adidas, Puma, Sony Playstation, Crew Clothing, Henri Lloyd, Channel 4, Waitrose, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Punk Publishing, De Veres, SEAT & Asda.

Conrad Ohnuki

Before photography I worked with explosives across the world, so I'm very good at keeping calm.

Freelance lighting assistant and Digi-op based in Manchester. 

Ex Big Sky Studios Lighting department. Experienced operating and troubling-shooting all the usual still and video lighting equipment: Profoto, Broncolour, Arri Tungsten and HMI, Kinoflo, Dedolight, litepanel. In depth knowledge of some of the more specialised lights and modifiers such as the full range of Briese including the T4 continuous system.

Capture One, Photoshop and ChronoSync. 

Full, clean driving licence. Colorama compatible estate car available. Confident inner city van driver. Outdoor first aid trained. Bright orange Peli case full of the stuff you might have forgotten.

Tall and skinny so can reach things and get in awkward places. 

Also Australian.

Ashleigh Hartwell

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

Daniele Melgiovanni

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.

Owen Peters

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.

Owen Peters

Denise Maxwell

*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.

T: 07956104260

E: info@lensi.co.uk

W: http://lensi.co.uk

Andy Carver

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.


Tanc Newbury

Hi I’m Tanc Newbury, and I'm a freelance Digi Tech and analogue and digital Photographic Lighting Assistant based in Hackney.

I’m super geeky and tech-savvy about everything photographic as well as upbeat, passionate and super sociable.

At www.tancnewbury.com/-cv you can see my CV, which details my Capture One, Chronosync, Plating, Retouching, GIF- Moodboard- and on-set Comp-creating experience in a full range of genres, from Interiors and Still Life to Fashion and Portraiture, as well as the many ways I can make your working life easier, not least being fluent in English and Italian (and conversational in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese) and being the only assistant to get the nickname ‘mum’ for always having all the things other members of the crew might have forgotten: from pins to sunscreen to blister plasters or AA batteries – with a kitbag that includes a Leatherman Wave, Light Meter, Grey Card, Gels, Wacom, Reflectors, Gels, Tape Measure, Every kind and colour of Gaffer Tape, Grip Gloves, Kenro Compressed Air Duster, Every size of Clip, Sharpies and a Bluetooth Speaker, I pride myself on being the best prepared assistant in London.


You can see some of the shoots I’ve Digi-ed or Lighting assisted on in the Portfolio Sample Images.

SKILLS

DIGI 3+ Years
On-set Comps | Plating | Mood Boards | Contact Sheets | Skin Retouching | Chronosync | Overlays | Eizo Self Calibrating Monitors |

CAMERA EQUIPMENT 4+ Years
Eizo Monitor | Canon | Nikon | Sony | Phase One XF + IQ | Hasselblad H | Mamiya | Seaport Case | Shooting Tethered with Capture One | HyperMac Battery | Digi-backs | Wacom Tablets | Light Meters | Grey Cards | BTS | Analogue cameras: Loading and unwinding film at speed: 35mm and Medium Format


LIGHTING 3+ Years
Profoto | Briese | Broncolor | Bowen |
Elinchrom | HMI | Sky Panels | Kino-Flo | Short Flash Duration ’Freeze’

Light Meters | Softboxes | Shoot-through umbrellas |
Briese Umbrellas | Beauty Dishes | Grids | Gels | Snoots |
Scrims | California Sunbounce and other boom operated diffusers


SOFTWARE 3+ Years
Photoshop CC | Capture One 9, 10, 11 & 12 | Chronosync
Lightroom CC | Final Cut Pro X | Premiere CC


EDUCATION

DIGIBOUTIQUE Digi Masterclass
DIRECT DIGITAL Photo Assistants Workshop
SUNBEAM STUDIOS, LONDON - Studio Assistant (Ongoing)
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Film and Literature BA


ADDITIONAL INFO

Clean Drivers Licence (+ experienced driver of location minibuses)
UK Passport
Public Liability Insurance + Professional Indemnity Insurance


LANGUAGES

BRITISH ENGLISH Mother tongue
ITALIAN Fluent with fully native accent
FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE Conversational


PERSONAL TRAITS

Calm and Positive presence

Always thinking one step ahead – always looking for that thing
that can be done now to make things smoother later on.

Strong, attentive, physically strong, with endless stamina.

Super-wide-ranging musical taste (can be trusted
to cue the ideal playlist for any type of shoot).


KIT BAG INCLUDES

Minolta Flash Meter IV | Carpenter’s Tool Belt | Wacom Tablet |
Grey Card | Tape measure | Sunscreen | Polyester Chiffon diffuser |
Gaffer Tape of very size + colour | Grip gloves | Sharpies | Reflectors | Clips |
Phone chargers | AA Batteries | Universal Battery Charger | Leatherman Wave Multitool |
First Aid Kit | Gels | Kenro Compressed Air Duster

If requested, it can also include – 15” Macbook Pro Retina | SB-700 | Nikon F4 |
Nikon D810 | Bluetooth Speaker | 5-in-1 Reflector |


INTERESTS

Mid-20th-Century Fiction | ‘Session Musicianing’ | Languages |
Mountains | Art Cinema | Gigs | Art Galleries |
Cultures | History | Analogue Cameras | Dancing |
Travel Writing | Writing Fiction | Travel |
Discovering New Music | Islay Single Malts, Craft APAs |
Italian, French and Vietnamese Cuisine | Design | Architecture

SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS I HAVE WORKED WITH

Elizabeth Hoff | Steve Ryan | Michael Leckie | Olivia Bearsley |
Phil Griffin | Doh Lee | Jon Paul Ladd | Jonathan Ford |
Henrik Knudsen | Glen Pearson | Janie Airey |
David Ellis | Andrew Woffinden | Hannah Maule-Ffinch


CLIENTS OF THE SHOOTS I HAVE WORKED ON

British Vogue | Document Magazine | EF | Schön! Magazine |
Zara | Stella McCartney | Goodwood Magazine | Dent de Man
Sunday Times Magazine | T. M. Lewin | So It Goes magazine |


LINKS:

www.tancnewbury.com

www.instagram.com/duke_sun_heart

www.instagram.com/tancnewbury

If you have any questions or have a shoot you need a digi or gaffer/lighting assistant on get in touch any time.

Ciao for now !

Tanc :)

Oliver Goodrich

Freelance assistant since 2005. Based in London. Studio and location experience in the UK, and worldwide in most areas of photography.

Experienced with a wide range of cameras, lighting (flash and continuous) and software. Phase One Certified Professional.

Worked for many AOP and non-AOP photographers over the years.

Shoots for: Anglo American, Apple, Bentley, British Gas, Cancer Research UK, The Conran Store, Corbis, easyJet, Gap, GQ, KPMG, McLaren, Nivea, Prudential, PWC, RB Products, Shell, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Shortlist, Sunday Times Magazine, Unilever, Vodafone, Wired Magazine.

Extensive work in video, currently shooting with Nikon DSLRs, but familiar with many other cameras. Available as a video assistant or cameraman. Shoots include: Barclays, Blueprint Magazine, Brown Brothers Harriman, The Drinks Business Magazine, Google, ITV, Lloyds, New Statesman, RIBA, The Royal Academy of Music, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Shell Oil, Unicef, Zaha Hadid Architects.

See Vimeo link bottom left for video work.

Up to date public liability and those kind of boring but necessary things.

Despite the highly factual profile, I also have a personality, which even includes a sense of humour...

James Donovan

I'm London-based but also have my feet in Yorkshire. I love photographing people - I really enjoy getting personality back from my sitter. I'm formally trained at London College of Communication and London College of Fashion compounding my early learning and passion from Harrow School and the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

I'm a straightforward people person, laid back but have large amounts of energy and so enjoy a creative, fun and energetic shoot. I know what I like and what I don't and I don't mind saying so.

Join our mailing list for free access to this resource.