66 — Becoming a Photography Assistant

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #66 dis­cusses how to become a photographer’s assis­tant and this topic was sug­gested by new bul­letin board mem­ber Ray. Thanks Ray!‚ Becom­ing a pho­tog­ra­phy assis­tant is a great way to learn how pho­tog­ra­phy is done in the ‘real world’ with real world pres­sures. It is a great way to decide if being a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher is really what you want to do. This pod­cast sug­gests some good ways to get your foot in the door. If vis­i­tors read­ing this have addi­tional ideas, leav­ing a com­ment would be most appreciated.

Links men­tioned in this pod­cast:
May’s Nos­tal­gia assign­ment on the Photography.ca forum
See and vote on April 2009’s mem­ber images
Pho­tog­ra­phy jobs (dif­fer­ent USA list­ings — some for pho­tog­ra­phy assistants)

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  1. Randy says:

    What’s up, just wanted to men­tion, I liked this canon cam­er­a­post. It was prac­ti­cal. Keep on posting!

  2. Great tips! I’m still learn­ing (just bought a Canon G12 last month) but an assis­tant posi­tion is def­i­nitely some­thing I’d like to con­sider in the future.

  3. admin says:

    Wed­ding trade shows would be another good place to meet wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers face to face.

  4. AntZ says:

    Great pod­cast Marko. Some­what timely for me as a pho­tog­ra­pher friend of mine has hinted at me being the sec­ond shooter at a wedding.

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