I am a photographer and retoucher with a great passion for my work. I have a background in Fine Art and enjoy being creative, and I find photography is a great outlet for this. Retouching is an important part of my creative process and I enjoy all aspects of it. I feel my background in both photography and retouching has given me a good eye for detail, especially when working with fashion, beauty and still-life imagery. In February 2017 I had one of my photographs from my "Head Dress" fashion shoot published in an online editorial for National Geographic Travel: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/travel-interests/arts-and-culture/style-culture-fashion-around-world/ (scroll down to "Head Wraps: Xhosa" and you will see it). I moved from Cape Town to London, UK, in June 2015 to pursue my career, and I am looking for a position that can put my passion and skills for photography and retouching to good use. KEY SKILLS Software: • Adobe Photoshop • Capture One • Adobe LightRoom, Bridge • HeliconFocus • Basic InDesign • Basic Final Cut Pro • Proficient in both Mac and Windows operating systems • Microsoft Office, OneDrive • Google Docs, Drive Cameras and lighting • Experienced using Canon and Phase One digital cameras and lenses. Basic experience of Nikon and Hasselblad. • Knowledge of Elinchrom, Profoto and ARRI lighting systems for shooting in studio. • Completed Professional Photographic Assisting Course with Sebastian Voigt in 2014 in Cape Town. • Experienced shooting in studio and on location, and with digital capture. Basic DSLR video experience. Personal Skills • Creative and artistic. • Diligent and hard working. • Methodical and conscientious. Pays attention to detail. • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) • Can work effectively as part of a team and independently • Flexible and a fast learner. Additional skills • Familiar with CMYK print methods and colour profiles • Experienced using Wacom tablets for retouching
- Head Dress | Editorial for Gaschette MagazineThis was an editorial shoot for South African online fashion magazine, Gaschette. The theme for the issue was "Clan" and so I built a concept around the tradition of 20th century African studio portraiture, after Malick Sebide and Seydou Keita. The styling blends influences from Europe, Africa and Asia. Styling was done by Zakirah Rabaney, makeup by Jacqueline Viljoen, and the model is Aphelele from D&A Model Management, Cape Town. The shoot was shot in Cape Town, South Africa.
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PhotographerYoox Net a Porter Group
London, United KingdomFull Time
Part of a large team of photographers shooting e-commerce product images sold on the NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER websites. Duties include: · Working in the Studio Production team alongside the stylists taking commercial digital images of NET-A-PORTER & MR PORTER products. · Ensuring that all products are lit correctly, efficiently and creatively, in accordance with company guidelines. · Produce high quality and consistently beautiful images, ensuring they are correctly exposed and colour consistent. · Prepare sets, checking that all equipment is functioning, setting up appropriate lighting and keeping accurate daily shoot records. · Image selection: working with the stylist to choose images that comply with the style guide. · Accurately naming and archiving digital asset files. · Markimg up images with clear and informative notes for the retouch team. · Cropping and processing images, maintaining file size specification guidelines. · Performing quality assurance on all images. · Ensuring all images are ready in advance of online sales. · Meeting personal targets and daily and weekly deadlines. · Having the ability to work well within a team and working well under pressure with a flexible attitude. · Being responsible for care and upkeep of all studio equipment, props and supplies. · Completing ad hoc duties.
Freelance Photographer & RetoucherLauren Fletcher Photography
London, United KingdomFreelance
I am a London based freelance photographer with a Fine Art background, formerly from Cape Town, specialising in fashion, portrait, product and event photography. I also process and retouch my own photos, and offer retouching services on a freelance basis for private clients. Past clients include Adshot (UK), JLL (UK), MOT Models (UK), BAME Models (UK), W Models (UK), Zone Models (UK), Sapphires Models and Artist Management (UK), Boss Models (RSA), the Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) (RSA), Pick 'n Pay (RSA), Global Egg Donors (RSA), The Alchemist PR agency (RSA), D&A Model Management (RSA), Topco Models (RSA), Max Models (RSA), Ice Models (RSA), The Sunflower Fund (RSA), and Miss Friday at YDE (RSA). Feb 2017: Published in an online editorial for National Geographic Travel: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/travel-interests/arts-and-culture/style-culture-fashion-around-world/ (scroll down to "Head Wraps: Xhosa"). I am also available for work as a photographic assistant and digital operator.
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- Visual Arts
- Photo Editing
- Fashion Photography
- Lighting Assistant
- Retouching High end
- Fashion Retouching
- Digital Photography
- Capture One Pro
- Lightroom 5
- Digital Capture and Post Processing
- Adobe Photoshop