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  • USA, Los Angeles
  • Born in:1977
  • Assistant since:2003
  • Driving licence:Car
  • Personal car:personal car available
  • Passport:yes
  • Languages:English

Photo Assistant, Digital Tech

Shane Starkweather

People, Portrait, Architecture, Location Scout, Prod. Assistant, Stillife, Food, Transportation

Know How:

Canon, Sony, Hasselblad, Phase One

Profoto, Dynalite, Bowens, Arri, KinoFlo, Canon


Photoshop, Capture One, Lightroom, Bridge, InDesign, Photo Mechanic

Phase One Certified Professional

References as assistant / Career

For the past 20 years I have done marketing work for my family's business. My responsibilities included doing all of our product photography as well as architectural photography of projects completed with our products (you can see that work at Since 2003 I have also taken time to assist on commercial photography jobs as they have become available to me. I am leaving the family business behind and have moved into working in photography full time.
I have a bachelors degree from Columbia College Chicago where I took some photography courses along with the 20 years of experience I have from my previous job.
As an assistant I have worked jobs ranging from portraits to shoes (action) to motorcycles (action).
I am very hands on. I'm adept at problem solving in the moment if something breaks on a location shoot or if improvisation is needed to complete a task.
I have a lifetime of experience working with my hands and with power tools. I am also a self taught welder, so if there is something that needs to be crafted or repaired for a shoot, I can help find a solution.

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