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Wardrobe Stylist

stylist man

Posts: 34372

New York, New York, US

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Jul 21 08 11:25 pm Link


Chanel Rene

Posts: 6767

Huntington Beach, California, US

Name: Chanel Rene
Location: Huntington Beach, CA (but willing to travel to Los Angeles)
Interests: FASHION or EDITORIAL shoots (especially on-location).
Compensation: Preferrably paid work, but I'm willing to bust ass for free for the right Photographer.
(I have assisted other MM photographers and can provide references.)
Contact: You can PM me here or email me at:

Jul 22 08 01:09 am Link



Posts: 515

Midvale, Utah, US

Name:  Johnathen Lieber
Location:  San Diego and surrounding counties (possibly LA)
Interest:  I am willing to help in any way possible, would love to work as a Wedding assistant (Second shooter, lighting, holding reflectors....)
Compensation:  Negotiable, I am looking for experience and gas money would help....

I have my own equipment (list available upon request) if necessary.  I have turned down several offers to shoot weddings because I would like to gain some experience and see if it is even something I am interested in pursuing.  I am a hard working and take direction well.

Please contact me here (mm# 637644), email, or 760-703-2416.

Thank you,

Jul 22 08 01:36 am Link


Cat Melnyk Photography

Posts: 1221

Orlando, Florida, US

Cat Melnyk
Moving to NEW YORK in December - would like an assistant/internship for Spring
Looking to work under an established FASHION photographer - looking to learn the business side of things (agents and such)
Would love a paid assisting job or an unpaid internship.
PM on here or Email me at:

Jul 22 08 02:04 am Link



Posts: 17958

Los Angeles, California, US

Star Foreman
Southern CA, willing to travel
1st assistant rate $350
2nd assistant rate $200
Pre/Post day rate: $150
Travel days: $125+food
Location scouting day rate: $300

Areas of expertise:

Camera systems:
    Digital: Canon, Nikon, Imacon Digital backs (both Hassy and Mamiya)
    Film:  4x5 cameras, Mamiya 645 system, Canon 35mm

Lighting Systems:
    (Expert Level): Broncolor, Pro-Photo, Alien Bees

Grip expertise:
    Proficient in all grip equipment from setting up and painting flats, to 12x12 silks to scrim jims. I know how to set it up on a c-stand, correctly, and sand bag so it doesn't fall on your head

Jul 22 08 04:00 am Link



Posts: 287

Rockville, Maryland, US

Cory Higginbottom
Atlanta, Ga (Live in Alpharetta, but willing to travel to Greater Atlanta Area) -- Give me a good reason to move out to San Diego, though, and I'll probably do it!
Interested in assisting Fashion, Commercial, and Glamour -- any/all with a large focus on post-processing and editing. Also incredibly interested in lighting.
Preferably paid work - one will definitely find me much more available and eager if I can afford to be there smile
I have a good range of experience in the realm of retouching, but would like to expand upon them either through my own time and trial, or through some knowledge passed on by a great photographer. I'm also curious as to what really goes into the shot (the more one knows Around their field, the more one may apply To their field..)
Feel free to be in touch via pm or my email:

Jul 22 08 05:43 am Link



Posts: 9594

San Francisco, California, US

Mike Wong
SF Bay Area & Sacramento
Looking for pay

Jul 22 08 05:44 am Link


Monito -- Alan

Posts: 16524

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Alan Marr
Halifax area, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Trained in digital (full frame, crop, Canon), 35 mm, and view.
Film development, B&W printing.
Digital workflow, post-processing, retouching: PSCS2.
Computer graphics, image processing, database and website programming.
Discreet, mature, knowledgeable, flexible, lots of stamina.

MM message.  (Phone number at my website.)
Also available for longer term positions.

Jul 22 08 08:10 am Link


Studio Allure

Posts: 2185

Columbus, Ohio, US

Dwain Thomas
Columbus, OH (currently)
Interested in Fashion, Beauty, and Weddings
Willing to assist for free but pay is good also.
Have own equipment and lights

No previous assistant experience but fast learner.

Jul 22 08 08:17 am Link


Robert Randall

Posts: 13842

Chicago, Illinois, US


Jul 22 08 08:18 am Link


Jason Haven

Posts: 38336

Washington, District of Columbia, US

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Jul 22 08 08:26 am Link


Shastri Babb

Posts: 2260

New York, New York, US

Shastri Babb
Rotten Apple, NY
Paid & Experience.

Jul 22 08 08:31 am Link


Jay Pegg

Posts: 6296

Kansas City, Missouri, US

London UK:
Looking to assist for great fashion, commercial or glamour photographers. (I.e people of a standard on my photographers list).
Experience: Currently assist Fotorat, internationally published myself, have several years experience with Hassleblad, Mamiya, (film and digital) 4 x 5, Arris, Kinos, Bowens, profoto lights, capture one, CS2, polaroid processing and fixing, set building, syndication, magazine and newspaper contacts (at editor to features/art editor level) etc.

Paid ideally, but there's no love for us Brits sad

Jul 22 08 08:51 am Link


Roxy Photos

Posts: 448

Plano, Texas, US

Plano, TX
Willing to assist in Dallas area (maybe Ft Worth if gas is paid)

wanting to learn: studio lighting, manual settings
able to offer: reflector holding, light moving...I'm a beginner

my goals are in portrait and landscape photography
weddings will require some cash...because I am currently pregnant, tire easily in the heat, and really don't have an interest in weddings.  Not much cash, maybe $10/hr if I have minimal gas costs.

I have a canon 40D

not at an advanced level yet but very willing to learn.

Also willing to model in exchange for photoshop lessons or anything that will help me learn to be a better photographer.  Model # 128727

email here: to get a faster response than at MM (I don't log into this account much)

Jul 22 08 08:58 am Link



Posts: 4153

Rochester, New York, US

Location: Rochester, NY                                           Name: Patrick Terry                                               Interest's  second shooter, Have lights, generator, ac/dc lights. And many other extra's Sometime I need a assistant at a photo session.                                                                                                                                         Compensation:To be discused. Plus I do some TF work!                                                             e.mail:

Jul 22 08 09:04 am Link


Stephen Akers

Posts: 120

San Diego, California, US

Todd Akers
San Diego, CA

Rates negotiable

Canon (digital and film), Minolta (film bodies)
Mamiya (digital and film), Hasselblad (film)
White Lightning (x series), Norman, Profoto (Pro-7 ring)
Mac G5 Dual
CS3 proficient

Capable of setting up digital capture systems--including RAID setups (Mac), handling digital workflow, editing and manipulation (see portfolio for manipulation abilities).
And, I travel with a light meter. : )

Jul 22 08 09:12 am Link



Posts: 22

Hendersonville, Tennessee, US

Name:  Richard - MM 47005
Location:  Nashville, TN
Interest:  Wedding assistant (Second shooter, lighting, holding reflectors....)
Interest:  Fashion, Outdoor, Studio, etc., etc., etc.
Compensation:  Negotiable, I am looking for experience and gas money would help....

Jul 22 08 09:15 am Link


tenrocK photo

Posts: 5426

New York, New York, US

Ben Cornet
New York, NY

Contact: MM or 917.856.5126

Prime areas of interest: Commercial, Fashion, Weddings, but open to others.
Quick thinker, problem solver, resourceful beyond photography.

Compensation negotiable, tied to the amount of learning.

Jul 22 08 09:56 am Link



Posts: 18030

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Some think I'm crazy, but I often prefer to assist rather than shoot.

With that said, if you need a (paid) assistant in either the Las Vegas area or TX gulf coast, give me a shout.

Jul 22 08 01:01 pm Link


slave to the lens

Posts: 9070

Woodland Hills, California, US

Los Angeles/ San Fernando Valley
Interests: Anything but beach glamour/weddings
IATSE Local 44 Set dresser/ Propman

Comfortable with:

35mm,  Mamiya / Hasselblad MF  equipment. DSLR

grip / lighting 

basic darkroom/print mounting/framing/hanging and Photoshop experience

Will work for experience (or used equipment) with great portraitists/ commercial shooters.

Not interested in paid work from anyone else at this time.

worth my weight in doughnuts

Jul 22 08 01:21 pm Link


J Sharp

Posts: 3437

Sacramento, California, US

Name:  John Sharp
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Interest:  Digital, Fashion, Editorial, Casual, Glamour, Photojournalisim
Compensation:  Your experience
Equipment:  Nikon D80, Nikon D300, SB600 flash, SB800 flash

I'm fairly new to photography and would jump at the chance to assist a semi-professional to professional photographer.  I'm fine with hauling the equipment, holding the reflectors, grabbing coffee and lunch as long as I can absorb your expertise.


Jul 22 08 01:29 pm Link


linton photography

Posts: 5

New York, New York, US

Chris Linton
New York City

Camera:  Canon 40D
Lenses: 28-135 (looking to upgrade)

First Assistant

GEAR (anything Canon, Nikon or studio)- *This means I'm willing to assist for trade in old lenses, bodies, speedlights, packs, stands, heads, etc...... of any quality, either Canon or Nikon for camera gear.  The amount of work depends on the gear.  A 24-70 2.8L lens will likely get you two weeks of straight work.  A Nikon D40x body will likely get you a few days.  And a studio stand will likely cover my travel, depending on the stand.
FREE (depending on shoot)

Jul 22 08 01:35 pm Link


Leroy Dickson

Posts: 8239

Mobile, Alabama, US

Name: Leroy Dickson
Interests : Fashion, Beauty, Commercial, Glamour
Willing to work for free locally (South Alabama) for right photographer. Will travel for pay. Preferably looking for a job in fashion as an assistant.

Will also work second shooter at weddings for pay.

Jul 22 08 01:42 pm Link


Black Russian Studio

Posts: 1399

New York, New York, US

Val Tourchin
New York City

I can travel inside US if expences payd.

1st assistant $300 day
2nd assistant $200 day

Rates could be negotiable if it is really interesting low budget project.
Cell (646) 696-1902

I'm very nice person about 3 days a week!
If I won't make your model smile... I'll make your model laugh smile

Thanks OP! Great idea!

Jul 22 08 01:47 pm Link



Posts: 56

Detroit, Michigan, US

location:  New Orleans, LA  (more than willing to travel)

Looking to assist for fashion, glamour, lifestyle, editorial, commercial.

Experience: Currently assist 2 different photographers, mostly editorial shoots. I have experience with all formats of film.  I shoot with a d70 but have worked with a 5d, 1ds mark II, Hassleblad h1.  Have worked with pro-fotos, hensels, broncolor, calumets.

Paid preferrably but will work for food for the right photographers.

Jul 22 08 01:55 pm Link



Posts: 2381

San Francisco, California, US

ronald n. tan | | Los Angeles

Compensation: Paid


A dedicated individual with the ability to maintain personal high-level-of-care standards by taking the steps necessary to ensure safety, comfort, and care. Recognized by instructors and peers for team-orientation, critical-thinking skills, and a desire for continuous learning. Problem-solving skills gleaned by identifying solutions to challenging problems.

I am affable once you see past all the proper formalities. I have additional core competencies.

Proficient in: Advanced Digital Editing, PhaseOne CaptureONE PRO/4 (Digital Technician)

Email: Ronald [at] ronaldntan [dot] com

Mobile: 916.599.8956

C.V. available upon request.

Jul 22 08 02:13 pm Link


Robert Randall

Posts: 13842

Chicago, Illinois, US


Jul 22 08 02:17 pm Link



Posts: 6196

Columbus, Ohio, US

Name: Eric Paul Owens
Location: Columbus Ohio
Interests: FASHION, COMMERCIAL, GLAM, Portrait... studio and location stuff
Compensation: Preferably paid work, but I'm willing to bust ass for free for the right Photographer.
Contact: You can PM me here or email me at:

Jul 22 08 02:22 pm Link


Studio 48 Photography

Posts: 62

Courtice, Ontario, Canada

Name: Jeff Zavitski

Location: Toronto and Ontario Area

Interested in portrait and commercial work.

Compensation: Will work for free to learn.

Experience : Have a little studio experience but have not assisted previously.

Jul 22 08 02:25 pm Link


Laura Ann Nudes

Posts: 3844

Peoria, Illinois, US

Name: Laura Ann Miller

Location: Peoria, IL but I am willing to travel

Interests: Fashion, Commercial, Artistic Nudes, etc.   Location or studio makes no difference to me.

Compensation: Paid, but if your work is something I hold in high regards, I am willing to work for free until I prove my work

Contact: You can message me through here or contact me at my personal email (lauraannphotography at gmail dot com)

Jul 22 08 02:26 pm Link


Angelo Lorenzo Photo

Posts: 2094

Simi Valley, California, US

Name: Angelo Lorenzo
Location: Simi Valley, CA (Travel to Los Angeles as well as the rest of SoCal)
Interests: fashion/commercial/editorial - location or in-studio OK
Compensation: For experience, would prefer gas/meals.
Availability: Weekends/Evenings OK, Weekdays with 3-7 days advanced notice. Available for paid location scouting on weekends, will log mileage.
Contact: You can PM me here or visit my website at

Proficient in 35mm/dSLR, Hassleblad medium format, 4x5 large format, darkroom bw and color printing, mounting, overmatting, Photoshop, digital cataloging and backup, retouching, pack & head systems or mono strobes, etc. 6 years experience shooting.

Assisted for on photoshoots for Nylon Magazine, Alarm Magazine, Self Titled Magazine, -Anti Records, and Photofinish Records, among others.

Personal clients include American Lung Association and Hurley International.

Jul 22 08 02:27 pm Link



Posts: 590

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

David L Brown

Las Vegas

Small-time freelance photographer with some experience assisting.

Will work for cash or education.

Can also do location scouting.

Jul 22 08 02:32 pm Link


dave wright phx

Posts: 13509

Phoenix, Arizona, US

san francisco, paid or not

Jul 22 08 02:32 pm Link


Art by Scott Meyer

Posts: 397

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Scott Meyer
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cell: 513 477-7381

I have 6 years experience working as a photo assistant. Paid only.

Jul 22 08 02:33 pm Link


Tommy Boy Photo

Posts: 346

Buffalo, New York, US

Buffalo and Rochester, NY
Assist with with pretty much anything.
Work to gain experience. (Gas money would be great too)

Jul 22 08 02:34 pm Link


Art by Scott Meyer

Posts: 397

Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Jul 22 08 02:35 pm Link



Posts: 8845

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Location: Minneapolis MN
Paid: day rate plus travel expenses if outside metro area
Contact: PM me on MM

Jul 22 08 02:45 pm Link



Posts: 578

Brooklyn, New York, US

Name: Jarrad Kevin
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Primary Interest: Commercial Advertising
Compensation: Paid Only
Contact: jarrad at shawlink dot ca

Jul 22 08 02:50 pm Link


Hipgnosis Dreams

Posts: 8943

Dallas, Texas, US

Brian Hilson
Location DFW, TX
Paid, unpaid, either is fine.
Interested in anything but weddings and babies.
Contact: PM or contact through

Jul 22 08 02:59 pm Link


Jim Lafferty

Posts: 1948

Brooklyn, New York, US

Name: Jim Lafferty
Location: New York, NY
Primary Interests: Conceptual Portraiture, Commercial Advertising, Fashion
Compensation: Paid Only
Contact: photo at jimlafferty dot cawm // 718.473.4956

I am, above all, a fast learner and eager tinkerer, and in general just looking to help everyone have a great day  smile

Lots of Nikon experience. Have used a D3 a bit, I own both a D300 and D200. Intermediate/advanced Photoshop experience (pixel level processing; adjustment layers, masks, etc.). I work with Lightroom a lot, and know my RAW workflow in and out.

Some Profoto experience. I generally use speedlights and PocketWizards for my own work but am investing in studio strobes soon.

I have a good sense overall of light -- how to shape it, what I need to do to manipulate it to achieve a vision.

Jul 22 08 03:28 pm Link