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.
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
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
⇢ 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.
Hi I'm Jo, a freelance assistant covering primarily London and the South East and also willing to travel worldwide.
After working previously as a staff photographer for a local newspaper with a strong and varied news agenda, I now relish the challenge of assisting other photographers to do their very best work.
I have the nous and life experience to deal with any challenge that can be thrown at me.
I'm familiar with Nikon, Elinchrom, Bowens, Profoto and continuous lighting, I also have a good understanding of Mac, PC, Lightroom, Capture One and knowledge of Photoshop.
Photographers that I've assisted:
Darrin Jenkins, Emma Tunbridge, Liam Bailey, Marek Puc, Michael Fair, Mike Stone, Nick Dolding and Piers Cunliffe.
“Jo has worked with me on several projects now, not just as camera assistant but also on the production side, most recently helping me cast and shoot a major campaign with multi national talent. Always efficient and confident, a real asset to my team.” Mike Stone
"Joanna assisted me on a corporate headshot photoshoot comprising of various locations and lighting requirements within the building. She was very easy to work with and provided good attention to detail. She was attentive and personable during the shoot and helped to keep the timings of the day on track. Quick to learn and adapt to new equipment and different lighting set-ups. Happy to recommend Joanna as a first assistant." Piers Cunliffe, Kinsmen Photography
If you're looking for an assistant who is hard-working, adaptable, punctual, polite and trustworthy, as well as used to meeting and getting on with people from all walks of life, please do get in touch.
Full clean UK driving licence and have own car
First aid / Health & safety trained
DBS enhanced certificate
Fully COVID vaccinated
Northern based Lighting Technician and Digi Tech working around Manchester, Leeds and wherever the work takes me.
Proficient with operating and troubling-shooting all the usual stills/video lighting equipment and capture / tether software .
Digi equipment available for hire: Laptop Macbook M1 Pro, calibrated monitors, mobile Digi setup, Seaport case, manfroto tripods and power banks for shoots on the move. Kit bag full of grip, tools, spares and hacks.
With over 12 years experience assisting on commercial / advertising commissions for leading fashion and sports brands, as well as lifestyle and editorials shoots.
Regulary assisting some of the UK's top photographers. Dream teams includes Kate Abbey, Michael Heffernan, David Short, Will Cornelius, Neil Bedford, Harry George Hall, Sean Knott, Jon Enoch, Ben Duffy, Guy Farrow, Maximilian Hetherington, Sam Robinson, Dan Burn-Forti just to name a few.
Experience with lighting design and following briefs, organising studio and equipment hire with responsibility for negotiating costs to stick to budgets.
______________________ TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY ___________________
CAPTURE & POST
Mac & PC Platforms, PhaseOne Capture One Pro , Chronosync, Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Certified in visual communications using Adobe CS6,
CAMERA & LIGHTING
Canon/Nikon DSLR’s / Mirrorless , Fuji GFX series, PhaseOne, Hasselblad H Systems, Sony.
All Studio flash lighting Pro Systems and modifiers. Continuous Lighting / LED Systems.
___________CLEAN DRIVERS LICENCE & PASSPORT______________
Full, clean driving licence. I drive an estate which is ideal for transporting larger crews and additional equipment if necessary.
Also experienced driving SWB, LWB & Luton Vans.
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
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/
Guy Farrow - http://guy-farrow.co.uk/
Dickie Dawson - https://www.dickiedawson.com/
Sean Knott - http://www.seanknott.com/
CV available on request
I have been working as a photographer & photographic assistant for over three 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, Antony Crossfield, Tim Flach, Henerico Rossi, Ben Riggot, Niklas Haze, Rob Clayton, Annie Noble, Ellie Kurtz and Toby Maudsley.
I am Phase One Certified and have experience with Broncolor, Profoto, Capture One, Photoshop, 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
X 2 Profoto Zoom Reflector
X 2 Profoto RFi SoftBox 1x6
X 1 Profoto Beauty Softlight Kit ( Silver)
X 2 Profoto Glass Dome Covers (neutral for D1 / D2 / B1X)
X 1 Canon Air Remote
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.
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.
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.
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
Norwich University of the Arts graduate Emily Edwards is a still life, food & drink photographer based in London.
Since graduating from BA (Hons) Photography in 2021, Emily moved into a full-time photographer’s assistant position for two highly accomplished photographers Colin Campbell and Sara Morris. Predominantly her role consists of working on food, drink and still life advertising campaigns, as well as editorial and TV commercials; working alongside a wide range of creatives including food & prop stylists, set designers and clients.
Alongside her full-time role as an Assistant, she continues to work on her own personal projects. These projects continue to showcase striking attention to colour and graphical elements, altering the perception of traditional food and drink photography, presenting subjects in a playful and contemporary manner. Many of Emily’s shots have gone on to be shortlisted in well-respected photography awards including the AOP, Equal Lens and the Vice.
Cameras: Canon & Phase One.
Software: Adobe; Lightroom, Photoshop & Indesign. Capture One, Helicon Focus, MAC & Windows OS, Microsoft; Powerpoint, Excel & Word.
Assisted Photographers: Colin Campbell, Sara Morris, Tim Flack, Jonathan Knowles, Nick Eagle, Scott Grummett.
Full UK driving license.
Double vaccinated and boosted against Covid 19.
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.
Experienced operating and troubling-shooting all the usual still and video lighting equipment.
Digi equipment available for hire: Laptop, calibrated monitor, Seaport case, hyperjuice battery kit.
Full, clean driving licence. Colorama compatible estate car.
Bright orange Peli case full of the stuff you might have forgotten.
Tall and skinny so can reach things and get in awkward places.
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
Hi! I'm Alex, a London based Phase One Certified Digital Operator and lighting technician working in the industry for 8 years, with a clean drivers license and UK passport.
Having worked on over 1000 shoots over the past 8 years, I have extensive experience of all aspects of a shoot day, from creating detailed lighting plans and kit lists based on client references, to providing kit and technical support on the day and ensuring seamless file organisation.
I have been first assistant and digital operator on large-scale commercial and advertising commissions for leading global brands, as well as working on small lifestyle and editorial jobs.
Have a shoot coming up? Get in touch!
Phase One Certified Technician
Profoto Certified Professional
Photographic Techinican Member of BECTU
UK Drivers License & Car
Kit available for hire:
16" Macbook Pro 2021, M1 Max, 64GB, 4tb ssd
Digital location kit
Canon 16-35mm f2.8ii L
Canon 24-70mm f2.8ii L
Canon 35mm f1.4L
Canon 50mm f1.2L
Canon 85mm f1.2L
Profoto b1 2 head kit
Profoto 5ft Octa
Profoto 3ft Octa
Photek Medium softlighter
Profoto Air Remote
Profoto Air TTLC
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.
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).
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.
Hasselblad Phocus and Flex Colour.
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