Tara Newnham

Rental Desk Executive


  • Commercial Photography
  • Lighting Design
  • Account Management
  • Client Services
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Communications
  • Relationship Management
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Customer Service

Work history


Rental Desk Executive

Direct Photographic

Mar 2015
  • Dealing with enquires/order over email or the phone. Advising clients on kit. Booking in job, making sure what has been quoted will work. Sub hiring kit from other rental companies.


Production Intern

John Parkinson Agency

Apr 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Uploading images and videos to website • Updating content the company blog • Standising images for upload • Answering and transferring phone calls for the office • Arranging portfolios for delivery and collection • Uploading images to company iPad • Creating and sending newsletters through Mailchimp • Organising aspects of photoshoots • Adding new contacts to Mailchimp • Searching for potential new contacts on bikinilist.com and fashionmonitor.com • Uploading videos to Vimeo • Putting together production quotes


Studio Assistant

Klaus Thymann

Jul 2013 - Nov 2013
  • Designing treatments and portfolios in Indesign • Updating portfolios in Indesign and Adobe Acrobat • Updating website • Preparing and packing equipment • Filing within a dropbox format • Sending update emails • Sorting through potential work for portfolio updates • Processing RAW files ready for retouching • Running on photoshoots as well as looking after clients and models


Picture Desk Intern

Ink Global

Apr 2013 - May 2013
  • Working simultaneously on twelve publications • Press calling within the UK and internationally • Picture research • Developing relationships with picture libraries • Negotiating prices of images • Communicating with art directors and editors • Filing within a server format • Researching UK and international photographers • Meeting with potential photographers • Keywording • Providing support to picture editors


Artist in Residence


Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Book design and layout • Making files print ready • Technical assistance for BA and MA students and artists • Printing of artist’s books ensuing a high level of colour control and image quality • Teaching students how to use Indesign and how to use equipment in the bookRoom itself



BA Photography

University for the Creative Arts

Aug 2009 - May 2009


    BTEC Photography

    Northampton College

    Aug 2006 - May 2005