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.
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
DIGIBOUTIQUE Digi Masterclass
DIRECT DIGITAL Photo Assistants Workshop
SUNBEAM STUDIOS, LONDON - Studio Assistant (Ongoing)
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Film and Literature BA
Clean Drivers Licence (+ experienced driver of location minibuses)
Public Liability Insurance + Professional Indemnity Insurance
BRITISH ENGLISH Mother tongue
ITALIAN Fluent with fully native accent
FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE Conversational
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 |
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 |
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 !
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...