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  1. I am looking for a photography assistant for a job I am about to start. 25Jan-24thMarch.
    It is kitchen set, lifestyle and a bit of food lifestyle photography in a studio near Durham shooting
    Monday to Friday.
    I can provide shared accommodation with myself and my retoucher.

    I am looking for someone with

    A couple of years experience
    Good with lighting flash and HMI
    Confident with Capture One
    Commitment to a long job

    Please email

  2. Photographer assistant available in Yorkshire and North West, have own car.
    Assisted Magnum Photographer Jonas Bendiksen for an artistic project, looking to expand experience. Been working in industry for 4 years but want to move further up.
    Studio assisted for Prodoto and helped with lighting set up and product styling.
    Portfolio online:

    Personal Camera Canon 600D
    Excellent Photoshop if need retouching assistance too.

    Have full time job at the moment but like i say looking to move on from that role. Availability is flexible.

    Thanks for reading.

    Hayley Sargent

  3. Photography assistant from Bramhall, Cheshire, looking to improve my skillset!
    Willing to work evenings and weekends.
    No car but full driving licence and willing to travel to Manchester, Stockport, Wilmslow, Macclesfield and the surrounding areas.

    I’m particularly interested in portraiture as I’ve not had much exposure to this photography format, but I’m excited to try anything :)

    My profile on 500px can be viewed here:

    I’ve been shooting with a Nikon D3100 for 3 years so any opportunities to have a go with more upmarket cameras would also be brilliant.

    Equipment: Nikkor 50mm, Nikon 18 – 55mm, Nikon 18-105MM, tripod, shutter release.

    Contact:; 07983980981

  4. I’m a third year photography student at Leeds City College looking to assist photographers around Leeds, I have only assisted fellow students previously but I am a fast learner.

    My personal camera is a canon 500D and a 50mm lens although I have access to a wide variety of lenses through the college.

    I can be contacted at or through my website

    Thanks for reading

  5. I am an amateur photographer looking to assist current photographers for free. I want to expand my experience with a view to becoming a wedding/portrait photographer. I am willing to travel anywhere within West Yorkshire. CRB checked and clear. Contact via email. Thanks.

  6. Hi, I’m a recent photography graduate (2015) specialising in portraiture, fashion and still life images. I am very keen to expand my skills and learn more about the industry through assisting. I am based in Manchester but am happy to drive to surrounding cities for work.

    I am confident in both analogue and digital photography, as well as digital and analogue processing. I have four years experience working in studios and am very at home with lighting set ups, most commonly Bowens lights. I mainly use a Canon 5D Mk11, but also use a variety of 35mm film cameras as well as a Mamiya 645 medium format camera. I used a Hasselblad H4D for three years at university and have been using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Phocus for many many years.

    Examples of my personal work can be found on my website and I would be happy to send over further examples of work, feel free to contact me at

    I am hard working, organised and passionate about photography. I would love to be your assistant!

  7. Hi,

    I’m based in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

    Currently studying for a degree in Photography and looking to get into wedding and portrait photography. Would love the opportunity to assist in any of these areas.

    Cameras: Nikon D810 and Nikon D5300.

    Software: PS, Lightroom.

    I have done a few portrait shoots and a couple of weddings (as a second shooter) but would love to gain further experience. I’m hardworking and very keen.

  8. A bit about myself

    I’m about to graduate in Photography, worked on placement in Whistler, Canada as a snowboard and lifestyle photographer. I have a broad range of work up on my site including a recent video which is fashion based. I’m available in Leeds, Manchester, Cumbria anytime of the week. Clean license and a car. Using Nikon D3 and D800 currently.


  9. Hello,

    I’m based in the Leeds area but willing to travel anywhere for work.

    I have a full clean driving licence and an estate car so i can help with transportation of lots of kit if needs be.

    I have a years experience and i have been trained to be a digital operative by Powerhouse Studio in Leeds.

    Hardworking, enthusiastic, and extremely passionate about photography. Long hours and hard work don’t phase me and i will always be on time.

    Cameras- Canon, Nikon, Phase One, Hassleblad/mamiya, 5×4 Cameras.

    Software- Photoshop, Capture One, Illustrator, Final Cut, Premiere Pro

    Lighting- Elinchrom, Bowens, and continuous lighting.
    07955 333 294

  10. Contact Details-

    Name- Olivia Rose Laycock
    Phone- 07572200790

    Based- Carlisle/ West Yorkshire

    Currently studying a degree in photography at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle (Yr 3)

    Areas of interest- editorial/portraiture/arts


    For the past 2 years I have been studying an Honours Degree in Photography at the University of Cumbria. I am now finishing my 3rd year on the degree course. It has now come to the point where I need to look for work in the areas in which I would like to work in the future.

    My interest lies in editorial work and how work can be directed or changed to fit the theme more appropriately in advertisements, magazines or online. This would be something that I would love to do and would be the career path that I would want to work in, and hopefully aspire to being an editorial director.

    Another interest of mine is trying something new and I am always keen to do this. In the past year I have learned many new techniques, how to print film and so on. I have loved every minute of studying photography and I am a good listener and will always be ready for new ideas, suggestions for improvements and new projects, which will increase development of my present knowledge.

    Work history-


    Commercial work at Northern light Studio, Elland, West Yorkshire

    Fashion Event at Bowers Mill for local stores

    Shoot for Fats and Small Accessories, for advertisement work

    I have also got a Facebook page where I have earned some work experience from people either for studio shoots or for weddings, in the past two years I had done 4 studios shoots, 3 weddings and 1 christening.


    Advertising photographs for Eglin (Chair company based in Sowerby Bridge)


    worked for Ryan Mulhern on advert set for luxury bathrooms in Leeds (through Little Black Box- creative marketing agency)

    Did promotional photographs for the University of Cumbria girls football team

    Year I can start- September/November of this year

  11. My father is a professional photographer of 30+ years and the passion for photography has hit me too. Love taking pictures in my spare time and would like more work. I have my own kit including Canon 70D, Canon 600D, Canon 70-200mm L f/2.8, 18-55mm stm, 50mm stm and tripods and flash. Happy to work anywhere commutable from
    Manchester evenings or weekends.

  12. Hi,

    I’m Richard Clark, I have been a freelance photographer for 3 years doing a variety of photography from weddings to gig photography. I mostly use Nikon but I am able to use any equipment. I have knowledge and experience of natural light, flash and studio lights. I mostly use photoshop and lightroom.

  13. Hi,

    I am Coralie Datta you can contact me by email

    I am based in Leeds and can travel pretty much anywhere but do not have a car.

    I finished my degree in 2013 and have been assisting here and there since then. I am able to do long hours, early and late days, I have knowledge and experience of most equipment as well as software.

    Please contact me for any more info or with jobs,

    Coralie Datta

  14. I want to enhance my technical photography skills by working with professionals in the industry.

    My current career is in Creative Marketing working for a Big 4 Retailer but I want to follow my passion and excel in where my talent lies.

    Based in Leeds – available evenings and weekends, I have my own car and able to travel.

    Interested in working on product / fashion / commercial shoots

  15. CONTACT:
    07702 475137

    Currently based in the York area, but have my own reliable vehicle and I’m willing to travel ANYWHERE for work! I also have experience driving large Luton head vans.

    I have been assisting for the past 6 years or so the last 2 of which were in Brisbane, Australia. Having worked on many kinds of shoot and with many different photographers I have become flexible and easy to work with. I am creative and like to find ways to help the shoot go smoothly whilst getting the required results.

    I’m proficient with most camera systems, DSLR, medium format and large format. I am also confident using Photoshop and Capture One. I have knowledge of most major brands of lighting too. I’m also really enthusiastic and keen to learn.

    I make the best cups of tea too. :-)

    Nicholas Ainsley

    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Happy to travel if required
    Own car and have been driving since 2005.

    Experience :
    Working as a freelance photographer for 5 years working in fashion portraiture and work as a retoucher.
    Worked for and with a selection of photographers helping out with operating and carrying equipment.
    Experienced with both studio and location lighting working with Bowens lights.
    Macintosh, PC, Lightroom and photoshop experience.
    Confident in direction individuals of all ages and larger groups

    Equipment :
    Nikon D610
    Lights : Bowens including battery pak, beauty dish, barn doors on large octobox which can be used on shoot

    Exhibitions :
    Can be seen at

    Portfolio :
    Can be seen at

    If you require any other information please send me across an email and I will send over the information required.

    Kind Regards Nicholas Ainsley

    Website : Can be seen at
    Email :
    phone : 07933679169

  17. Newcastle Upon Tyne based visual artist, with over 10 years experience in both the commercial and freelance sector. Photography is my passion. Self taught, and from a family of snappers; I have been happily shooting in manual mode since 1997, first using Fuji/Ilford film and now digital.

    Prolific with photo editing software, I still hold dear the values learnt from the dark rooms of old. Whether it’s to assist with funding applications, promoting your business or for a private collection, I specialize in creating multiple libraries of images for use across all media.

    Get in contact if you think we can work together.

  18. Iam based in Halifax/Leeds
    3 years of experience as UI Designer/ Photography, 2d Flash animator and Web Designer. Strength in Adobe PhotoShop CS6, Adob FlashCS6,Adobe Illustrator CS6, Macromedia Dreamweaver cs4, Macromedia Fireworks, Audacity(Audio Editing), Good communication skill and good team player.

  19. Hello,

    My name is Sotiris Filippou Age 34 From Greece.

    Moved to Glasgow – West End month ago

    Experience :
    Working as a photographer freelancer for 1.5 years in Greece Doing everything from stock photography , landscapes , portraits , Fashion

    Assistant for 1 year in Greece – Crete doing Weddings, Christening and Next Day photography . Mainly as a first photographer or 2nd

    Skills :
    Proficient with Lightroom as a main, Photo Suite 8 and last Photoshop for small stuff
    Studied : 3d animation computer graphics and Human sources management Psychology, i studied Photography through Books internet seminars and through errors and is my passion .
    Love making People happy and smiling with my photos

    Equipment :
    Nikon D800 – D7000
    Lenses : 24-70 2.8 – 70-200 2.8 – 105 2,8 macro
    Lights : Bowens 500w x2 with Pocket wizard 3 x3
    Speedlight sb910
    and more

    Awards :
    information in my web site .

    Exhibitions :
    4 So far last year in 4 big Cities in Greece * Poems connecting with Photography *

    Looking forward to work with professionals that share the same passion with photography as i am to learn and share knowledge .

    Website :
    Facebook :
    Email :
    phone : 07986515005

    Thank you in Advance for reading this .
    Have a Great Day everybody ! Hello,

  20. Hello, Im in Manchester and around the Northwest, UK.
    Full clean driving license + car.

    3 Years commercial, editorial and fashion photography.

    2 years of assisting with in Fashion and Documentary photography.

    Equipment; Mamyia 7 II, Bronica Sq-ai, Lecia Mini II, Canon 5d MrkII.

    Software – Mac and PC proficient. Adobe Creative Suite, Lightroom, Canon Raw.

    BA(Hons) Graphic Arts & Design

    Seeking work throughout England. Have local knowledge of Manchester, Leeds, Chester, Liverpool.

    E –
    T – 07973226917

  21. Experienced photo, lighting, digital and production assistant.

    Still life specialist.

    I’m confident and experienced with professional photographic equipment – Cameras – Lighting – Software. I work quickly and efficiently in any environment from stormy, gusty rooftops to high end studios. I work to help your shoot run smoothly and safely.

    3 Years experience.

    Full Clean drivers licence and Car.

    Own profoto lighting equipment and Phase Once camera.

    Competent with Profoto, Elinchrom, Bowens, Hensel, Broncolour, Dedo, Kino Flo and speedlight lighting plus other continuous lighting.

    Reliable, flexible and hard working. Outgoing and easy to get along with.

    Mobile – 0798 387 6346
    Email –

    Will be based in Manchester as of January.

  22. Positive, hard working and outgoing!

    Currently based in Leeds but I own a full driving licence and reliable car, so prepared and happy to travel.

    I have assisted in the UK and Australia for around two years mainly in advertising and food. I am eager and quick to learn new kit, and easy to get along with.

    Competent with Elinchrom, Bowens, Profoto, Capture One, Lightroom and mainly Canon.

    Contact number: 07747488032

    Look forward to hearing from you! :-)

  23. Hi,

    I am a keen photographer who is looking to gain experience in photography I am based in south Manchester. Availability is evenings, afternoon Fridays and certain Saturdays.

    I am really interested in Studio photography, portraits, Product photography, Fashion and Landscape.

    I will let my Images do the talking

    email me if you want assistance holding equipment or help setting up, I am willing to help out for free to gain experience

    Peter :-)

  24. Based in Newcastle, but travelling throughout the UK and beyond armed with a full UK Driving licence and Passport. I bring an experience of working in remote and wild environments as well the studio, city and urban settings to any shoot.

    I have a professional knowledge of both Canon and Nikon systems as well as working knowledge of many others including Phase One and Hasselblad. Mac and PC literate, working in PS and LR on a daily basis.

    t: 0777 212 5869

  25. UK based.
    Full clean driving license + car.

    3 Years Assistant experience of commercial, editorial and fashion photography.

    Lighting equipment – ProPhoto, Bowens and Broncolor.

    Software – Mac and PC proficient. Adobe creative suite with an emphasis in Photoshop CS 4/5/6 and Bridge. Capture One Pro raw converter and image editing software

    BA(Hons)Creative Practice Digital (Newcastle college).

    Fda Commercial Photographic Practice.

    Seeking work throughout England. Have local knowledge of Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

    e –
    t – 07922923955

  26. I’ve worked as an assistant on product photography, food, fashion, marketing and advertising, architecture and some video work. I have worked on large sets, building, painting, lifting, managing sets, working with lighting and entertaining clients.

    Location: Leeds

    Skills: Lighting, Digital and film, 35mm, Medium Format, Entertaining Clients, Making Tea and Coffee, Lifting, Shifting, Painting, Driving, Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop.

    Experience: 7 Years/ BA Photography

    Driving Licence: Clean

    Vehicles: Car, Large Van

    Equipment: Canon 5D MKII, Canon Speedlight 580EX II, Elinchrom D lite RX 4 twin head kit. Plus Lenses.

    Mobile: 07956430811

  27. My names Edd. I’m an experienced photo, lighting and production assistant.

    I’m confident and experienced with professional photographic equipment – Cameras – Lighting – Software. I work quickly and efficiently in any environment from stormy, gusty rooftops to high end studios. I work to help your shoot run smoothly and safely.

    Experienced with Nikon, Canon, Phase One and Hasselblad digital camera platforms. Also experienced with film 35mm, medium format and Large format (5×4).

    Competent with Profoto, Bowens, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Hensel, Dedo, Kino Flo, speedlights and other continuous lighting.

    Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Phocus, with good knowledge of both Mac and PC. Very basic Premiere Pro knowledge.

    Reliable, flexible and hard working. Outgoing and easy to get along with.
    Currently based in Bristol.

    Mobile – 0798 387 6346
    Email –

  28. Commercial Photography student
    4 years of personal experience – willing to work for free just for the experience!
    Worked on a number of jobs including Doc Fest In Sheffield. Many years of photoshop and Lightroom experience mostly self taught. Some studio experience.
    I have a nikon d3200 with a number of different lenses.
    I am looking mainly for weekend work.
    Feel free to contact me on my email or mobile phone 07412 521753

  29. I’m a 2nd year mature student studying Fda Commerical photography at Stockport College, as part of our final year project we have to shadow/collaborate with a photographer. I have a clean driving licence and if anyone would allow me to shadow them for a day I would greatly appreciate it. I also make a great cup of tea & coffee

  30. Leeds Based – 5yrs Professional Experience.

    Clean driving licence and own car.

    Experienced with most formats including – Canon 5d MKII + MK III, 1d, Nikon 300/700/800, and a range of medium format digital cameras. Also extensive film experience 54 and spot metering.

    Lighting – Bowens, Profoto packs, Elinchron, Kino and Contant lighting for stills and video.

    Experienced 1st assistant working within fashion, lifestyle, still-life and extensive experience working with food and events. Also video editing, and second camera op.

    Previous photographers include: Benjamin Kuaffmen, John Kelly, Nick Keane, David Woolley, Jessica Backhaus, Poppy Berry, Susan Bell. Previous clients include: Barts Spices, Sainsburys, Tesco, Olive Magazine, Plumo, Artigiano.

    Digi operating experience, including archiving and tethered shooting into both CaptureOne and Lightroom. Photoshop, Premier, Final Cut Pro (not X), some indesign.

    I’m a calm hard worker, good at problem solving and experienced enough to see them coming.


  31. UK based
    Full Clean drivers licence
    Own profoto lighting equipment

    Experienced with with most camera platforms (inc Nikon, Canon, Phase and Blad)

    Competent with Profoto, Elinchrom, Bowens, Dedo, Kino Flo and speedlight lighting plus other continuous lighting.

    Very experienced in Lightroom and Photoshop, familiar with Capture One
    and Phocus, tethered capture through Lightroom and Capture One. Very basic
    Premiere Pro knowledge. Basic knowledge of Phocus.

    Reliable, flexible and hard working. Outgoing and easy to get along with.

    Mobile – 0798 387 6346
    Email –

  32. I am a photography student, working for the manchester united photography team, who would love the opportunity to work as a photography assistant for a professional photographer in the Manchester area.
    I have experience in studios including set up and lots of experience with assisting.


  33. Hi

    Enthusiastic, hardworking and reliable; always keen to help (and learn). Interested in portraiture, music and fashion photography. With passion for light and moving images. In free time working on my personal projects.

    I am based in Bury, Manchester. Can work in Europe and further, no problem!

    BA Hons Photography at University of Bolton
    BA Sociology at Collegium Civitas, Warsaw (Poland)


    – 35mm, medium format, 5×4 – both film and digital (DSLR, Phase One)

    – Bowens and Profoto lighting

    – Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro

    also… traditional dark room + alternative techniques.

    Assisted on the video production sets – commercials, short movies, music videos.

    Flexible, perfect team worker!

    Maciek – 07707112192

  34. Friendly, hardworking and organised assistant.

    Have 2 years studio and location assisting experience, 6 years photographic experience.

    Based near Leeds/Bradford, also work in Manchester.

    Driver and own car

    BA Commercial Photography (first class)

    Worked with large range of subjects, fashion, catalogue, still life, children, lingerie but mostly food.

    Make a good brew! :)


  35. Ba (Hons) Documentary Photography, University of Wales, Newport.

    Previously worked as assistant for 3 years

    Experience with all digital formats (full frame and medium format)

    Extensive experience of medium and large film formats

    Experience with external and internal studio setups

    Winner of Reginald Salisbury Travel photography Award 2012

    Shortilsted student photography of the year 2012, Source Magazine

    Works on Canon 5dii and mamiya rz67

    Based in Bolton

  36. has worked in all fields of photography – studio, on location, concept, commercial, fashion

    3+ years of experience have worked with two other photographers in the area on various shoots.

    does not mind working in ANY! weather condition.

    currently working with canon 7D have experience of using nikon.

    lightroom, photoshop and apple software experience .

    eager, keen, creative – hands on hands in –

  37. Based in Manchester, Leicestershire
    Education BA (Hons) Photography
    Interested in social documentary and portraiture
    Works on Canon 5d and Mamiya 645 AFD
    Experienced in studio (3 Years), makeover
    Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS,Adobe Lightroom, Silver Fast,Apple Aparture
    Reliable, enthusiastic, keen to learn new skills, ready to work as part of the team and individually

  38. Anneka James

    Based in Leicestershire but have clean UK driving license and own car.

    BA Hons in Contemporary Lens Media

    I am 21 years old, very willing to learn and extremely creative.

    I own a 5D Mark ii and have been using it for nearly 2 years and have my own Bowens 400W lighting kit with travel pak

    I have a desktop Mac and am proficient in Adobe Lightoom and Adobe Photoshop (CS5)

    I have assisted with weddings and model shoots before.


  39. Hi, i’m based in Leeds/Wakefield

    I have 4 years experience with:

    Canon 5d – Phase One – Hassleblad – Various 35mm

    Bowens (both on location/studio) – Elinchrom – Tungsten

    Software: Capture One – Lightroom – Photoshop – Final Cut

    My work has previously been published in various music magazines including FRONT, Kerrang, Rock Sound, Big Cheese & Metal Hammer. I’m dedicated to my work and can’t stress enough how much I want to succeed within the photography industry.

    You can view my website at or email me at


  40. Hello, Im based in York and Leeds.

    I have 3 years experience with:

    Cameras – Canon 5D MKII (motion and stills), Phase One
    Hassleblad plus others and film bits and bobs.

    Software – Capture One Pro, Phocus, PS, Final Cut.

    Lighting – Elinchrom plus the other usual suspects, as well as various continuous lighting brands.

    I’m a hardworking, non-smoking, clean driving licensing kind of a guy. I am also enthusiastic and passionate about still and moving imagery and love to learn new skills and can carry stuff!

    Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you soon.

    mail AT

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