Photo Assistant, Digital Tech
People, Portrait, Location Scout, Fashion, Beauty, Prod. Assistant, Stillife, Food, International Exp.
20+ years on commercial sets.
I am familiar with the following formats.
Film and darkroom. 35mm, 120, 4x5, 8x10.
Still digital. I personally use Canon but I have experience with Nikon, Phase One, Fuji, Sony.
Video. I don't usually touch video cameras, but I have experience as electrician, grip, production assistant.
Strobes. I am familiar
with Profoto, Broncolor, Elinchrom, Hensel, Speedotron, Paul Buff,
Small TTL flashes. I am familiar with Canon, Nikon, Godox.
Continuous lights. HMI, Tungsten, Kino, hot lights, LED
I understand power distribution.
I am familiar with this software.
Photomechanic, Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop
I do own a laptop suitable for tethering but it is getting old now....
References as assistant / Career
I learned on the job. I worked for eight years in a product studio, where I learned most of the basics. Serving clients such as Tropicana Beverages, Donzi Boats.
I lived a few years in Japan and have experience on Japanese crews. I speak Japanese well enough to work on sets. I have worked on shoots for DENTSU (agency), Miki House, Kirin Beer.
Since going freelance, I have worked for many great
photographers when they come to Tampa on shoots for:
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Buccanneers
Munroe and Main
Trans Siberian Orchestra
New York Times Sunday Magazine
And sometimes I get to shoot a little bit. I am primarily interested in sports and entertainment. I particularly enjoy technical lighting challenges and stop action setups. I can't wait to get my hands on a Phantom high speed camera.
Member, APA, ASMP