Photographer's Assistant. Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by theenigmat, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. theenigmat macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I have an opportunity this summer to be an assistant to a wedding photographer . I was wondering if you guys had any pointers on how to be an effective and useful assistant.

    Thanks.
     
  2. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Be good with a fill reflector when its needed (light in both eyes).

    Make sure batteries are charged.

    Keep the CF cards managed and safe.

    Be sure to wrap up all cables and lights neatly and quickly to be able to take off at a moments notice.

    Discreetly suggest poses and locations to the photographer.

    Help with the bride's bouquet and train if possible.

    Keep breath mints (tictacs) in your pocket, not gum. In case they are needed.
     
  3. zioxide macrumors 603

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  4. shieldyoureyes macrumors 6502

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    Most importantly, make sure not to get in there way.
     
  5. juanm macrumors 65816

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  6. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    Carry a leatherman or swiss army knife
    Keep a cell phone with numbers of prop houses, photo stores, etc.
    Be able to change lens caps fast
    Dress nicely, but be comfortable and try to blend in as much as possible
    Don't act like you know more than the photog, even if you do
     
  7. krissenbee macrumors member

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    don't forget to keep some blotting powder on you at all times...

    i know it sounds crazy, but it really does help with bald heads/shiny faces... and the photog won't have so much editing to do on those areas :)
     

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