I'm taking over this thread from stylist man who graciously started the original, but has been too busy to keep it updated regularly. Let's hope I can do it justice.
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This thread is for those wishing to assist photographers.
Please DO NOT post if you are looking for an assistant!
Keep it simple.
Qualifications and other Details:
New entries to the list below will contain your name and location ONLY with a link back to your post in this thread or the old thread so that interested photographers can read the rest of your details.
••If you are NO LONGER ASSISTING, please let me know so I can remove you from the list••
Name: Mariah Carle
Location: Oakland / San Francisco
Primary Interests: Commercial
Other Details: Experience with small crews as well as larger ones up to 12+
Experience with many camera and lighting systems, as well as 35 and med format digital.
Name: Paul Hill
Location: MA / Boston
Primary Interests: any
Compensation: paid (rate negotiable)
Qualifications and other Details: Familiar with Capture One tethered shooting, able to function as digital tech, Phase One and Leaf backs, Broncolor and Profoto power packs. Very familiar with Hasselblad Series V. Have assisted for Lois Greenfield.
Name: Randall Morris
Location: Northern Virginia
Primary Interests: Any
Other Details: I am trying to learn the tricks of the trade and "get my feet wet". I am punctual, polite and willing to learn. Weekend mornings work best for me.
Area: Dallas / DFW Texas
Availability: WEEKDAYS, evenings and weekends and for travel ( I shoot and assist full time)
Very experienced with most name brand lighting systems, architectural, product and portrait lighting skills and tethered shooting/ light digital tech work. And when it comes down to it, I can lift heavy stuff and take the blame for most anything you mess up.
I also have a small studio (1000 sq ft, 12' white infinity sweep) in Mesquite, and I assist for half of my usual rate if you rent the studio.
Name: Demetrius Jones
Location: Ypsilanti (Ann Arbor/ Detroit)
Primary Interests: Photography
Compensation: Gas, if its far away, and active participation in the shoot.
Qualifications and other Details:
Equipment: Gripped T2i | Canon EF 28-135mm USM| EF 75-300mm | Canon Kit 18-55mm IS |Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II | AB800 + Cybersync Receiver and Transmitters.
Experience: Self-taught with a little experience from a good friend. Reading, discussions with other photographers.
I'd like to get experience with a pro or Simi-pro. I would rather not be someone’s “go get me coffee” assistant, but I will assist in holding reflectors, as long as I get a chance to take at least a few photos. I’m here to learn, and have fun while doing something I really enjoy. If you would like a young motivated individual to assist you in shooting an event, or need assistance with a shoot, I’m here for you.
Location: London, UK
Primary Interests: Commercial
Compensation: Paid only.
Qualifications and other Details: Experience assisting on Fashion, Beauty, still life and sport. Rental Background. Proficient with Profoto, Broncolor, Elinchrom, HMI, Dedo, Kinoflow. Some Briese experience. Wide range of grip. Hassleblad H+V systems and Phase one. Capture one, Phocus, Data management, archiving and backups. Professional experience with Photoshop. Able to troubleshoot on set. Good knowledge of electrical distribution.
Name: maryelle st. clare
Primary Interests: fashion editorial, beauty, commercial, weddings, engagements
Compensation: Paid and a short reference letter if possible
Qualifications and other Details: I use Nikon cameras and pro lenses. I'm familiar with AB and Genesis/Calumet monolights and Nikon/third-party speedlights; experienced in shooting in low light / high ISO; well versed in Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture NX; self-employed so generally have 24/7 availability. Able to travel easily to Nashville and Hilton Head.
Halifax/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Able to travel.
Experienced in digital (full frame, crop, Canon), 35 mm film. Have used 120 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, or phone number at my website.
Would consider longer term positions.
Editorial, beauty and advertising
Paid mainly, but will assist for experience with the right photographer, travel must be covered
2 years film camera assisting experience, 4 years still photography assisting experience.
Experience with Nikon, Canon, Hasselblad and Phase One camera equipment.
and Elichrom, Hmi and Bowens lights, including use of softbox and beauty dish adaptors
Knowledge of processing images in ‘Abobe Photoshop Raw’ and ‘Capture One’
Mid range ability of retouching
Qualifications: I've been full time assisting for three years. Worked with over 20 photographers in Houston, Austin, as well as NY, San Fransisco and Chicago. Experienced with DSLR, medium and large format. Leaf digital backs and a full range of strobe and continuous lighting.
Name: Jimmie Davis
Location: Tampa, Florida
Primary Interests: Any and All
Compensation: Paid/Knowledge Transfer from the "right" photog/Gas and lunch
Qualifications and other Details: None currently...which is why I'm looking to assist and looking for a mentor.
Primary Interests: Fashion & Portrait, Commercial or Editorial, or Events
Compensation: Paid or Internship
Qualifications and other Details: Experienced with Nikon and Olympus DSLR gear; able to process & print 35mm film; proficient in retouching using photoshop CS3-CS5 and lightroom; understanding of studio and location lighting techniques; freelance portrait photographer for 1+ year in Metro Detroit area.
Name: Karen Stiles
Location: San Diego, CA
Primary Interest: Weddings, Portraits, Fashion, Commercial, and Fine Art.
Qualifications and other details: Five year photography student at San Diego City College. Professional experience in shooting digital and film for weddings, portraits, sports, commercial products, HDR and fine art. Experienced in wide variety of studio and on-location lighting techniques and equipment. Proficient Photoshop CS5, color profiles; B&W film development. Equipment includes: Nikon D700 & D50, variety of quality lenses, home studio with backdrops, studio lighting, light meters, SB600, SB800. When assisting, I'm fast, reliable and intuitive.
Los Angeles, CA (willing to travel with stipend 100 mile radius)
Primary Interests: Editorial, Fashion, Swimwear, Erotic, PinUp, You name it-I'm interested. I don't restrict to any one form. I love various types of modeling and willing to assist on any project.
Compensation: $25 hr, TF if being published or good amount of exposure with credit
Qualifications and other Details:SLR/DSLR(Canon, Nikon, Pentax), Film/Digital Medium format (Able to load backs correctly and efficiently[Hasselblad, Mamiya, Pentax, Holga]), Experienced with digital backs and software(Phase One, Leaf). Large Format( Able to load file Correctly[4x5,8x10] and good eye to comment on bellows correction), Experienced with Photoshop(Light editing and Color Correction, Great technical software/hardware problem solver(I work in I.T. so computers and technology is a passion of mine, Great experience with lighting and technique(Speedotron, Bowen, Norman, Profoto, as well as any Mono light/stand alone lights, Great with continuous/Hot lights as well). Quick setup, break down and clean up.
Attended Santa Monica College and Los Angeles City College, majoring in Liberal Arts with emphasis on Photography
Los Angeles, California, US
Name: Nadirah B
Primary Interests: Commercial / Beauty
Other Details: I use Nikon Gear, but can figure out how to set up equipment with a little instruction, I am great at holding reflectors , etc, and a mule when it comes to lugging things! Happy and Cheerful, I work well with others!
Name: Susan Nagy
Location: Edmonds, Washington
Primary Interests: Wedding Photography
Qualifications and other Details: Been shooting for 7 years. Upgrade equipment very soon. www.susannagy.com
Name: Cindil Ashley
Primary Interests: Fashion/Commercial/Print/Ect
Compensation: Depends on Assignment
Qualifications and other Details: Currently receiving a B.A. in Photography. Competent in most lighting set ups/canon/capture one/photoshop. Four years assisting experience.
Location: London and Hertfordshire
Primary Interests:Fashion, Beauty, Editorial, Commercial etc
Compensation: Any (Paid/Travel/Internship etc)
Qualifications and other Details: Currently studying BA (Hons) Photography and Digital Imaging at university. I have some experience in studio work due to university assignments and am also able to process and print B&W 35mm film. I also have experience using Adobe Photoshop, for both photography and graphic design purposes.
Name: David Lee Smith
Location: Nashville, TN
Primary Interests: Fashion, Beauty, Commercial,
Compensation: Free Local / Travel paid for expenses
Qualifications and other Details: Self Taught Photographer of 3 years looking to work hard to improve my technique ...I understand some lighting technique and will follow instruction well.
Primary Interests: Being told what to pick up and where to put it down.
Compensation: Any, just has to be interesting/motivating enough for me to take a day off of work.
Qualifications and other Details: I've used a bunch of cameras, formats, held a Mamiya with a P30+ in one hand and a Jack/coke in the other while shooting at a friends studio (camera not mine, didn't drop it), Dropped a Speedo head which I won't do again. Can setup lights and some computer stuff, I know what looks good and crappy and am not afraid to let you know, and I've used both my Wacom and card reader to hold pizza. Did I mention I like to lift things and put them in different places?
I can do some retouching and digi tech stuff although I really wouldn't want it as a career.
Proud traditional assistant, trained in the bad old film days. Also available for scouting, PA, grip work. I love technical setups, high speed sync, stop action, etc. and especially love working with sports shooters. I have 20 years experience in high end commercial work in the US and Japan. Speedotron rental available. Reliable van. Passport. Travel at the drop of a hat.
Recent photo assisting clients:
Tampa Bay Rays
New York Times Magazine
Trans Siberian Orchestra