jumping the gaps, or: becoming a professional

1981: first SLR, Nikon EM You all remember your first real camera, I know you do. The way it felt in your hand and what it looked like through the viewfinder. Maybe you’re still using your first real camera. If…

assisting – and you get paid, too

As a freelance photo assistant you’re in business for yourself. This means that after you work for a photographer / studio you will be billing them for your services. And, generally speaking, there will be no payroll services or taxes…

assisting – top 10 things for your first day

Though it was many years ago, I still remember my first days of photo assisting. You may feel like your entire career hinges on doing a great job that first day you work in a studio. Each individual studio will…

assisting – photographic ability

When you interview with a photographer about freelance assisting it is customary to bring a portfolio. That lets the photographer better understand your particular interests and level of accomplishment. Earlier we talked about displaying professionalism and passion. These qualities should…