Get a major head start on a career in the photo industry.
Sony Artisans of Imagery Matthew Jordan Smith and Brian Smith, are teaming up with APA New York Chapter Chair and photographer Tony Gale to present Photo Assistant Basic Training. With panel discussions, equipment demonstrations from industry experts, and hands-on training, attendees will come away with the essential knowledge and confidence to build your own Pro Assistant reputation. Acquire a comprehensive understanding of professional assisting behavioral guidelines, including contemporary set-etiquette, and discover how this valuable training will get you more call-backs – more repeat clients, more work.
Master Assisting Professionalism. Get booked solid.
Los Angeles April 30 – May 1 with Matthew Jordan Smith – Sony Artisan
October 15 & 16: San Francisco with Brian Smith – Sony Artisan
November 5 & 6: Atlanta with Matthew Jordan Smith – Sony Artisan
November 12 & 13: New York with Brian Smith – Sony Artisan
Kicks off with the popular “Assistant Panel” which includes experts on working as a photo assistant. Get real world answers to all questions from the attendees. Following the panel discussion will be exciting live software and equipment demonstrations with industry reps from Sony, Profoto, and Adobe. Learn from the pros. Industry reps will be on hand to answer all your questions.
Full on, hands-on workshops with much of the gear an assistant will most likely encounter on the majority of professional photo shoots. Many aspects of assisting will be explained in great detail, i.e. strobes, hot lights, flags, scrims, set etiquette, the assistant kit, tips on getting work, billing, and how to deal with the dreaded cancellation. Following classroom discussion and demonstrations, participants will work along side the Pro Photographers to discover crucial pro assisting skills.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
Day 1 – APA Members Free, Non-members $40
Day 2 – APA Members $40, Non-members $80
Separate registration for each day, required.