New York, New York, US
I just wanted to inform you all of a new post on my blog this week that I think would be a beneficial read for anyone looking to get into assisting a fashion photographer.
It's written by Tyler Mitchell who has been my photo assistant for the past 3 years.
You can read the full post here:
http://www.fashionphotographyblog.com/2 … assistant/
I'd also love to hear some of your own personal experiences related to assisting professional photographer. Whether you felt it was beneficial to you or not.
Feb 28 12 04:48 pm Link
Hollywood, Florida, US
Genius. Hit the nail on the head. I have assistants often I get a new one due to people not "wanting it" and actually one who kept trying to get my clients.
Feb 28 12 04:56 pm Link
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Awesome. I love reading your stuff.
Feb 28 12 06:22 pm Link
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
What are your thoughts about non-compete agreements and assistants ? re: "Stealing a Photographers Contacts" paragraph.
Feb 28 12 08:48 pm Link
San Diego, California, US
Assisting is great. I do it whenever possible (though it's pretty limited in San Diego. I end up going to LA a lot).
It's the best way to learn, assuming of course that you're working with good people.
It's like testing; you want to work up. Or even laterally if it's a style you're interested in.
I think too many photographers (and models, MUAs, etc) make this big fucking stink about how they gotta get paid, published or their nuts stroked or whatever. But look, if you want to learn, it's the same as being and fledgling guitar player and getting the chance to hang with someone who's music you like. Do it! Keep your mouth shut, your eyes open and you just might learn something.
Feb 28 12 08:56 pm Link
Hollywood, Florida, US
I have assistants, get published, and everything else.. but... I STILL assist. Because there are more developed and greater minds with more experience than me.. and I would be a FOOL not to assist a great photographer.
Feb 29 12 04:50 am Link
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
I'd love to assist more higher caliber photographers, but not to many in this area and the ones who are a higher caliber here don't need anymore assistants
Feb 29 12 05:07 am Link
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Dana, no harm in just watching, you'll still meet the clients and still learn.
I'd also love to hear some of your own personal experiences related to assisting professional photographer.
I spent more time assisting agents than photographers, although I did assist people like Zanna and Trevor Leighton.
Feb 29 12 05:18 am Link
London, England, United Kingdom
I seriously enjoyed reading this post, thank you very much for sharing it
Feb 29 12 07:17 am Link
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Thanks for sharing Melissa, I always enjoy reading all of your posts.
Feb 29 12 09:11 am Link