Photography Assisting 

Introduction

Hello! I have been assisting for the last three years while also taking classes and helping to manage Sue Tallon's photography studio on a flexible part-time basis. Photography is a second career for me. In my former life, I was in marketing/communications and planning roles in the nonprofit/public sector. While my path in photography is still in its early stages, I am a seasoned professional who is detailed oriented, responsible, and reliable. I have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, work well under pressure, and ready to roll up my sleeves on set. Additionally, I'm always eager to learn new skills and systems. Some interesting assisting experiences have been herding baby chicks and learning the hustle. I'd love to add to this list :) 

Education

  • Ongoing education, San Francisco Art Institute
  • Certificates of Accomplishment in Studio Lighting and in Portraiture Lighting, City College of San Francisco
  • Master of Public Education, City University of New York, Baruch College, New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Lightroom and Photoshop, including tethering to Lightroom
  • Canon system
  • Familiar with the following lighting systems:
    • Speedotrons
    • Profoto
    • Dynalite
    • Elinchrom
    • Paul C. Buff White Lightnings
    • Speedlites (Canon and Cactus)

Experience

I have assisted on location and in studio for lifestyle, product/still life, food, portraiture, and architecture shoots with the following photographers:

  • Tom John Kubick 
  • Erin Kunkel
  • Paul Markow
  • David Papas
  • Weber Shih
  • Angie Silvy
  • Sue Tallon
  • Michele Lee Willson
  • Romulo Yanes
  • Bill Zemanek
"Other duties as assigned" – posing per Paul's instructions! 

"Other duties as assigned" – posing per Paul's instructions!