A fully qualified creative individual who is passionate about exploring new concepts for capture and derives energy whenever new ideas occur to her. Takes great pleasure from owning the end to end process and revels in the hands-on approach to achieving a first class outcome. KEY SKILLS/EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS - Involved in the production of still and moving imagery from an early age, regularly assisting in the family video production company as second cameraperson. - Developed a keen eye for imagery over many years through constant personal, peer and audience critique in order to enhance quality and ideology. - Polite, professional and builds rapport easily with people at all levels. - Confident in voicing an opinion whether it be on a professional or personal basis. - Adaptable and able to respond willingly to the demands of the moment. - Very flexible and maintains productivity when in demand. - Proficient in MAC & PC operation including: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word & PowerPoint), Capture One, Adobe Photoshop,Hassleblad Phocus, Dreamweaver, Lightroom & Wordpress. - Experienced photo editor using techniques including colour correction/matching, batch processing, airbrushing, layering, masking etc
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Fashion PhotographerJohn Lewis & Partners
London, United KingdomFull Time
- Produces high quality, inspirational and informative images through an in-depth knowledge of photographic processes and lighting techniques. - Provides clear communication to the post-production team where retouching or image manipulation is required. - Ensures brand guidelines/style guidelines are adhered to. Tests seasonal lighting and compositions to keep image content fresh, exciting and consistent. Manages volume and agreed shot counts whilst maintaining attention to detail. - To educate and support the freelance studio staff in the process and required output of the studio. Follows image production schedule and process, flexing where appropriate. - Makes recommendations to improve the process where possible. - Ensures working processes will result in high-quality imagery and optimal efficiency. - Liaises with Senior Photographers where appropriate. - Collaborates with Content Design Managers to achieve JL brand look and feel.
Studio AssistantJohn Lewis & Partners
- London, United KingdomFull Time
• Working with agencies and photographers. • Regularly photographing cut out imagery when studio deadlines require it. • Develop and help trial my suggested camera audit and other google documents for studio technician role. • Tested Canon C300 video camera and shot footage for Design Project test in order to attract new business to the studio. • Focus puller on set for Dubai video shoot. This included working as part of a team to create something completely new to the studio achieving great feedback from external professional video editors. • Using knowledge to advise on the purchase and order of fashion lighting and additional equipment for Bridge 2 Project. • Presented the cove and new Profoto equipment to display in house fashion capabilities. • Support and facilitate the production of e-commerce photography within both Home & Fashion to ensure timelines and targets are met. • Keeping Profoto kit up to date downloading new software to packs etc. • Ensure all equipment is in working order each day. • Assisting production and stock co-ordinators with transportation and organisation of products to photograph such as furniture, clothing, shoes etc. Ensuring they are in perfect condition for capture. • Flexibility including early mornings and very late evenings worked in order accommodate for John Brown and other agency requirements. • Working with members of the team to review productivity in the studio, setting up meetings to discuss how we can be of help. • Sourced and bundled all old equipment in order to trade in with Wex. • Painting on agencies request i.e. cove • Ensuring the safe collection and return of any lighting items rented including dealing with invoicing, purchases and monthly budgets. • Ordered and suggested new type of grey card to reduce costs on cut out sets for both home and fashion. • Created freelancer shoot guide with other partners. • Introduced regular meetings with other studio assistants in order to touch base each week. • Developing myself and others by encouraging out of hours tests in the studio. • Using my initiative and meeting with retouchers to understand the process and also their needs in regards to cut out and model imagery.
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- Capture One Pro
- Cannon Dslr
- Ecomerce Photography
- Creative Photography
- Editorial Photography
- Video Content