Generally considered an entry-level role, assistant photographers hold a great deal of responsibility. A team-player with good technical knowledge and excellent organisational skills, they ensure a shoot runs smoothly whether in a studio, on set or on location. This could include setting up equipment and changing lenses to answering emails and organising digital files, all the while remaining sensitive to a photographer’s needs and particular way of working. Although many use this role as a way to prepare and pave the way for their own photographic practice, some go on to work as first and second assistants to high-profile photographers.
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