Need an assistant? Call some of the people on our list and let them know when you need them. In hiring freelance assistants you should inquire in addition to their experience and hourly/day rate; do they have reliable transportation, good driving record, liability and/or health insurance, anything they can't or won't do (like fly in a helicopter), conflicts such as another job or family, and hours of availability. I recommend you outline their responsibilities for the assignment, recommend appropriate attire and any equipment they should bring (gloves, hard hat, mag light, etc.)
promote the use of Freelance Photographer's Assistant's
Hey, it's tough these days in Detroit. While the rest of the nation is enjoying economic recovery Michigan has been left behind for many reasons. But we are committed to Michigan. Part of our commitment is supporting our follow photographers and especially the young up-and-coming photographer taking the traditional route of working as a freelance assistant to other photographers as they gain experience.
We have created this list so we keep track of the current available assistants for our own projects, but also to help other photographers find assistants in the Detroit area and thus keep them working.
What is the value of an assistant? You can read an article I've written about it here;
(additional articles can be found on the sitemap).
Other resources to find assistants, learn more about assisting photographers or becoming a true professional photographer can be found at the following links;
The following list is
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THE LIST - last updated 05/11:
Additional new listing to be added in the coming weeks.
(989) 450-9719 cell
covering Detroit & Chicago, 2+years, studio, location, editorial, commercial and portraiture assisting. Profoto, Travelight, Elinchrome, Speedatron strobes. Also available for location scouting and BTS stills. Will travel. email@example.com
(734) 679-7181 cell
Ferndale, 4+years, 19 shooters (local & visiting) Location and studio, editorial, car, and interior architectural assising, in which strobe, hotlights, and HMI were used. firstname.lastname@example.org
(734) 678-0107 cell
Royal Oak, 6+years studio & location, 10+ shooters (local & visiting), Most Strobes & Hot lights, Digital & Film (all formats), Location Scouting, Extensive Photoshop & PhotoMechanic Exp., Monolights, GripGear, Laptop & Canon 30D available. email@example.com
Ferndale, 8+years studio & location
South Lyon, 4+years studio & location, 30+ shooters, Strobes from Dyna-Lite, Speedotron, White Lightning, most hot lights, Hasselblad and other medium format, digital backs, Nikon, Canon, PS CS2, Bridge, MS Office, computer comfortable, but not expert. 10hr.day, 5hr. 1/2 day. Hatchback available. firstname.lastname@example.org
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