Hi, I’m Valerio. I have been working in the photography industry since 2015. Before moving on to assisting, I taught post-production at a photography school in London.
I began as a studio assistant and then I moved on to second/first assistant as well as Digi-Tech and retoucher. Originally from Italy, I’m now based in south London.
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.
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.
On top of capturing stills, I'm confident shooting video too.
Here’s an overview of my skills and equipment I have worked with:
- Camera systems: Canon, Sony, Nikon, Leica.
- Lighting: Aputure, Profoto, Elinchrom, Arri, Dedo.
- Software: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera RAW, Bridge, Da Vinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, VR and 360° stills.
- Languages: mother tongue Italian, fluent English, basic French
Equipment available to hire:
- 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
- Blue 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.
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
Amar Singh Gill
I'm a photo assistant based in London, originally from Yorkshire. 4 Years experience - Advertising, Editorial and everything in-between. Most of my experience is in Studios, but I've worked on a wide range of location jobs across the country too. I have also briefly worked on Motion/TV & Film, as a grip.
Capture One, Photoshop & Adobe Suite, Lightroom, Helicon Focus. Happy doing quick comps on set.
Profoto, Broncolor, Elinchrom, Bowens, Dedolight, Arri Tungsten, Aputure, Nanlight.
Canon DSLR/Mirrorless, Fuji GFX, Nikon DSLR, Phase One, Mamiya, Linhof
I have a bag full of grip, gaffa and other objects things you may find yourself in need of. Always carry sherbet lemons.
Full clean driving licence.
Feel free to drop me a line with any inquiries. Thanks,
London based assistant experienced in commercial and editorial shoots on location and in studio.
Taking responsibility for setting up and looking after all kit, lighting and file management and generally lending a hand wherever it’s needed.
Having studied at the London Institute of Photography, I’ve been assisting since 2021 and am now trusted by some of the leading interior, lifestyle, portrait and advertising photographers in the country. I love being on shoots and am enthusiastic, hard-working and happy to do whatever’s asked of me.
Working on shoots for high profile clients around the country and abroad, I’m professional, personable and focused while being friendly, flexible and easy-going.
Love to be busy and enjoy the variety of different work but I’m particularly interested in assisting on portrait, lifestyle and travel shoots.
Feel free to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you and always happy to chat.
Capture One, Tethered Shooting, Phocus, Lightroom, Photoshop, File Management, ChronoSync
Canon, Sony, Hasselblad, Phase One
Profoto, Aputure, Elinchrom
Interiors, Lifestyle, Portrait, Food & Drink, Still-Life, Travel, Architecture
Cole & Son, Graham & Green, Hilton, Mandarin Stone, Habitat, The Guardian, House & Garden, Elle Decoration, Legal & General, Tesco, Asda, George, Office, Jimmy Choo
Full Clean UK Drivers Licence
Fully COVID vaccinated
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.
I'm Beth, a Westminster University graduate based in South East London. While completing my BA in Photography, I worked as a part-time assistant for three years. I've worked closely with TonyHphoto on numerous food and interiors shoots over the years and have an eye for both interior and food styling.
On location or in the studio, I am adept at using continuous and flash lighting, analogue and digital cameras, as well as alternative photographic techniques.
I believe myself to be trustworthy, diligent, motivated, creative and a people person.
Capture One, Photoshop , Lightroom, Premiere Pro
Lighting: Profoto, Broncolor
Cameras used: Canon DSLR/Mirrorless, Nikon DSLR, Phase One, Leica, Hasselblad, Sinar 5x4
Full clean UK driving licence.
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 rode in races over jumps
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.
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.
Hi, I'm Harry, a Photographer, Lighting Assistant and Digi based between Oxford and London.
I shoot portraiture and documentary style work. In the past I've worked for clients such as The Financial Times, Monocle, The Guardian, British Red Cross, The Economist 1843 Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Hodder Books and C.P. Company.
I've been assisting regularly since 2015 and have worked with many photographers across a wide range of genres and styles from fashion to still life to commercial. I began working as a freelance Digi and Retoucher in 2017 for a commercial fashion brand and working on commercial fashion (location and studio) and ecommerce shoots. I have since worked in this capacity for a number of clients.
I'd love to work with you on your next shoot. Get in touch!
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
With over 10 years of on set experience Digital Operator and Lighting Technician, Sam Royston, has worked on a wide variety of projects for some of the country's leading photographers. From sports to still life, food to fashion we’ve covered it with the same level of focus and attention to detail to ensure it’s completed to the highest level possible.
Sam also provides digital capture solutions through Signal Over Noise digital, bringing proven digital workflow methods alongside the latest equipment to ensure a smooth and secure shoot. Signal Over Noise can supply laptops, screens, remote viewing solutions, on location power, tethering and more.
If you would like to discuss a future project or have any questions please contact Sam on:
+44 (0)7821 131699 / email@example.com
Select Clients include:
Samsung - Nike - Bvlgari - Grey Goose - Patron - Sunday Times Magazine - Mclaren - Under Armour - Dove - Lily Lolo - Channel 4 - BBC Creative - Esquire - 111Skin - Gymshark - OnePlus - IONOS
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.
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 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.
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
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
Associate Lecturer at London Metropolitan University
Guest lecturer at the University of East London
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.
London based and working as a freelance and assistant for 10 years, have a BA and MA in photography from Newport South Wales. Proficient in: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro.
Have experience as: Runner, Assistant, Digital Operator, Photographer, Videographer, Editor.
Have experience with: Elinchrom, Profoto, Video Lights, Canon, Insta360.
Phase One Certified Professional.
Awards: Magnum IdeasTap Professional Practice 2014
I was in the AOP mentorship scheme and was mentored by Phillip Lee Harvey.
I drive so am able to cover any location or area at any time.
Personal work includes a long-term project on motorsport subcultures which is a work in progress.
Pemberton Greenish LLP
Rocco Buonvino Productions
Firefly Entertainment Ltd
Lumi Entertainment Ltd
Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Owen Harvy Photography
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 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.
FREELANCE CREATIVE RETOUCHER - LONDON
COMPUTER SKILLS - MAC USER, PHOTOSHOP, CAPTURE ONE, LIGHTROOM, BRIDGE, PHOCUS, ILLUSTRATOR (BASIC), INDESIGN (BASIC), FINAL CUT PRO (BASIC)
BRITISH VOGUE, ELLE, GLAMOUR GERMANY, GQ, INSTYLE, LONDON EVENING STANDARD, MARIE CLAIRE, METRO, REPLICA MAGAZINE, REVUE, SUNDAY LIFE, THE TIMES NEWSPAPER, VOGUE ONLINE, WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR ITALY
ELLIE GOULDING, DAISY RIDLY, KIERNAN SHIPKA, LUI WEN, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, QUINCY JONES, TRACEE ELLISS ROSS,
FASHION & BEAUTY
BIKKEMBERG, CHANEL, CRESTBRIDGE, FERRAGAMO, HOUSE OF HOLLAND, NET-A-PORTER, SANDRO, PAM WEINSTOCK, SUPERDRY, TOMMY HILFIGER
COSMETICS & PRODUCTS
BOOTS, BOOTS OPTICIANS, CHANEL, NO7, SIMPLE, UNILEVER, WILKOS
FOOD & DRINK
BLACK & WHITE WHISKY, DIAGEO, JOHNNIE WALKER WHISKY, MONTE ROSSO, SAINSBURYS, TESCO
HOME & LIFESTYLE
ARGOS, ASDA, DREAMS, DUNELM, HASBRO, CHICKEN SHED, HABITAT, HOMEBASE,
HOWDEN, JYSK, KINGFISHER, LITTLE GREEN SHEEP, SAINSBURYS, SNUZ, TESCO
THE RHYTHM SECTION (2019)
STAR WARS EPISODE VII (2015)
BIPP MIDLANDS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2015
HASSELBLAD MASTERS FINALIST 2016
My name is Jerri Nagel, and I am from Cape Town, South Africa where I grew up and started my passion for photography.
I studied at ORMS Cape Town School of Photography, where I was taught extensively on every aspect of the photography medium. Since my graduation I have been assisting photographers, as well as building my own portfolio.
I have a massive passion for fashion and beauty photography, but always willing to gain knowledge on different types of photography. I am a very hardworking person, who stays dedicated to producing the best work possible with every job. I firmly believe you are only as good as your previous job, so you always need to strive for pushing yourself more.
I have participated in a few exhibitions at ORMS, as well as collaborated with designers and brands. I have knowledge on both studio, studio lighting and location based shoots, and can assist on both.
I would love the opportunity to assist you in your jobs, and help make it easier as well as learning from you.
My CV is on hand if you would like to request it.