Assistants

The assistants listed on this page are not associated with Flashpoint Photographic Rentals. We do not promote any of them in particular and by choosing any of them, the photographer relies on his or her own judgment. Under no circumstances does Flashpoint Photographic Rentals assume responsibility for the conduct or performance of any of those individuals.
1st Assistants
Richard Amies
email
604 754 5611
yesDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: richardsamies@gmail.com
  • Camera: All digital formats
  • Lighting: Profoto, Dynalite, Speedotron, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Kino, HMI
  • Digital: Capture One, Phocus, Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, Premiere
  • Other: Trained at LCAD, working assistant for six years. Experience shooting BTS with Canon and Sony systems.
Sean Best
email
604 727 6586
yesDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: seanmbest@gmail.com
  • Camera: All formats, digital & film
  • Lighting: Profoto, Dynalite, Speedotron, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Kino
  • Digital: Capture One, Phocus, Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge
  • Other: Langara College Grad, working assistant.
Jay Delaney
email
604 657 5967
yesDigital
yesDriver
jay
  • Email: jaydelaneyphoto@gmail.com
  • Camera: All formats
  • Lighting: Profoto, Hensel, Speedotron, Norman, Photogenic, Alien Bees, and speedlights. Studio and location.
  • Digital: DSLR, Phase backs, Digital Hasselblad.
  • Other: Graduate of Langara College's Professional Photo Imaging Program.
Sean Frith
email
604 764 7872
yesDigital
noDriver
  • Email: sean@seanfrith.com
  • Phone: 604 764 7872
  • Camera: All camera formats
  • Digital: Skilled in digital applications, Photoshop, Capture One Pro, Bridge, iView
  • Lighting: Studio and location lighting
  • Other: Class 4 drivers licence. Graduate of Langara Professional Photo Imaging Program
Kyle Gibson
email
604 966 1400
yesDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: hello@kylegibsonphotography.com
  • Camera: All formats, film and digital.
  • Lighting: All systems, studio and location.
  • Digital: Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture 1.
  • Other: Graduate of Vancouver Institute of Media Arts in Digital Photography. Current BC driver's Licence and passport.
Gaelan Glenn
email
236 971 1881
yesDigital
noDriver
  • Email: info@gaelanglenn.ca
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Phase One, Analogue 35mm, Medium and large format cameras
  • Lighting: Profoto, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Speedotron, HMI + Continuous Lighting
  • Digital: Photoshop, Capture One, Lightroom, Backup systems + scanning software
  • Other: I have worked as an assistant in BC for roughly 3 years, then transitioned to working in London U.K for 2 years on large + small scale productions. Worked as a Jr photographer + digital operator for a couple of E-commerce studios and also helped manage and hire studio in the U.K. Graduate of the Langara Photo Program. Current BC License and Passport.
Alex Guiry
email
604 345 6802
noDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: info@alexguiryphoto.com
  • Camera: All formats, film and digital.
  • Lighting: All systems, studio and location.
  • Digital: Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture 1.
  • Other: Graduate of Emily Carr University Photography program. Current BC driver's Licence and passport.
Wayne Hoecherl
email
604 813 1330
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: hoecherl@telus.net
  • Camera: All systems, both film and digital
  • Lighting: All systems, both strobe and continuous.
  • Other: Over twenty years experience assisting on commercial and gallery shoots.
John Kelsey
email
604 723 7745
yesDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: john@johnkelseyphoto.com
  • Camera: Phase One, Hasselblad, Sony, Nikon, Canon, all formats of film.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Broncolor, ARRI, Briese.
  • Digital: Capture One, Photoshop, Lightroom, Phocus.
  • Other: Based in Vancouver after working in NYC as Mark Seliger's 1st Assistant for 4 years, having worked for Annie Leibovitz before that. Extensive experience in all assisting situations
Dan Kozma
email
604 839 7431
noDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: djkozma@gmail.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Phase, Panasonic.
  • Lighting: Strobe and continuous.
  • Digital: Photoshop, limited Lightroom and Capture One.
  • Other: Commercial and Gallery assisting 1990 - present. Professional shooting 1990 - present.
David Mitchell
email
236 838 6909
noDigital
noDriver
david
  • Email: info@demarliphotography.com
  • Other: I have worked as a Photo Assistant & Grip for over 15 years in London, UK. Barcelona, Spain and now Vancouver, BC. I am proficient with all lighting equipment & techniques. Please feel free to contact me. No job too big or too small :)
Geoff Neufeldt
email
604 788 9624
noDigital
yesDriver
Marlin Olynyk
email
250 505 4004
noDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: marlin@marlinolynyk.com
  • Camera: Nikon DSLR systems, Canon DSLR systems, Fuji cameras, Phase One systems.
  • Lighting: STROBE: Profoto, Broncolor, Dynalite, Speedotron CONTINUOUS: Arri, KinoFlo, (HMI, Tungsten, LED, Fluorescents).
  • Digital: Experienced user of Lightroom CC. Capture One knowledge is basic.
  • Other: 15 years shooting professionally both editorially and commercially. 3 years working as a commercial photo assistant here in Vancouver. In this time I have worked on many different advertising shoots as a 1st and 2nd assistant on still campaigns for film, television. professional sports, and large clients such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Adidas.
Sean Ponsford
email
250 858 9765
yesDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: seanponsford@me.com
  • Camera: Phase, Hasselblad, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony. All formats, digital, and film.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Broncolor, Dynalite, Speedotron, Elinchrom, Godox, Arri, Aputure, Kinoflo, Astera. Studio and location.
  • Digital: Phase One Certified Professional, Capture One, Phocus, Lightroom, Photoshop, Affinity.
  • Other: Extensive photography assisting experience, from the largest to smallest commercial and gallery shoots since 2003. Graduate of the Western Academy of Photography. Current drivers licence, can drive a 5-ton vehicle or smaller. Works locally, out of both Vancouver and Victoria, BC. Able to travel.
Rob Seebacher
email
778 867 7807
yesDigital
yesDriver
Phil Tifo
email
604 848 9533
noDigital
noDriver
phil
  • Email: philtifo@telus.net
  • Camera: I own Nikon gear but can use any brands, medium format, large format
  • Lighting: Comfortable working with Profoto and other lighting brands, diffuser equipment, studio backdrops etc
  • Digital: I have worked as a digi tech, and have my laptop available for jobs if needed
  • Experience: Graduate of Commercial Photography in 2001, I’ve been a professional photographer ever since, working in editorial action sport, tourism, and commercial. I’m happy to assist when I’m not behind the camera to help make your shoot a success!
  • Other: Class 5 License
Mackenzie Walker
email
403 710 8563
yesDigital
yesDriver
Kitt Woodland
email
778 874 0711
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: kitt@kittwoodland.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon + basic knowledge of Phase One, Hasselblad, Leica.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Dynalite, Speedotron, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Kino, Arri, HMI.
  • Digital: Photoshop, Lightroom + intermediate Capture One.
  • Other: 3+ years shooting professionally, 5+ years assisting on both small and large scale editorial, commercial and gallery photoshoots. Driver with vehicle.
2nd Assistants
Rose Athena
email
778 239 5922
yesDigital
noDriver
  • Email: athenaphoto@gmail.com
  • Camera: Canon, Phase, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Arri, Red
  • Lighting: Profoto, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Briese, Kino, HMI
  • Digital: Capture One, Photoshop, Lightroom, DF Studio, Bridge, Premiere
  • Other: 4 years assisting, 1 year 2nd AC, Educated at Concordia and interned at Milk Studios, Class 3 drivers license, fluent in Italian
Neil Barbisan
email
416 824 4847
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: info@neilbarbisan.com
  • Camera: Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Sony, Hasselblad film format
  • Lighting: Profoto, Elinchrom, Kino Flo, Broncolor, Speedotron
  • Digital: Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, Premiere
  • Other: 4 years assisting in Italy, 3 years assisting in Toronto, graduated at the Academy of Art of Venice - Italy, shooting professionally since 8 years, ready to travel
Francesca Fasciana
email
778 686 5795
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: francescafascianaphotography@gmail.com
  • Camera: Digital Format
  • Lighting: Worked with Strobes in studio and on-location
  • Photo Experience I am a graduate from Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. Experience shooting with Canon systems. My expertise is consumer & Fine art photography.
  • Other: Class 7L license. Italian and Canadian dual citizenship.
Mark Gibbon
email
604 329 4812
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: mark@markgibbonphotography.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon, Fuji.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Strobepro, Speedotron, Paul C. Buff, Nikon and Canon Speedlights
  • Digital: Photoshop, Lightroom, Mac & PC.
  • Other: Basic food styling (10+ years experience as a cook plus I photograph food). Technically minded, hardworking and a skilled problem solver. Give me 20 minutes with a set of lights or a camera and I will figure it out.
Shannon Hemmett
email
 
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: shannonhemmett@gmail.com
  • Camera: Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Sony, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Leica.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Hensel, Speedotron, Elinchrom, Photogenic, Continuous Lighting.
  • Digital: Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Camera Raw, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Asset Management.
  • Other: Langara Photo-Imaging Grad 2002, Ongoing Photo Assistant to Editorial, and Commercial Photographers, Adobe Photoshop Instructor and Classroom Assistant, Freelance Graphic Artist which includes Photography, Design, Video and Illustration Projects.
Jupneet Kahlon
email
778 895 0900
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: jupneetkahlon@hotmail.com
  • Camera: Nikon, Canon, Hasalbald, Phase, Sony.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Dynalite, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Kino.
  • Digital: Capture One, Phocus, Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, Premiere Pro.
  • Other: Graduate of Langara College's Professional Photo Imaging Program, Three years of assisting experience on both small and large scale editorial, commercial and gallery photoshoots. Driver with vehicle.
Colm Keating
email
778 512 2460
yesDigital
noDriver
  • Email: colm@colmkeating.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Hasselblad, Pentax, Fuji, Mamiya
  • Lighting: Profoto, Einstein, Godox, Elinchrom, Alien Bees, Arri HMI/Skypanel, Kinoflo
  • Digital: Photoshop, Capture One, Lightroom, Premiere, Bridge, Phocus
  • Other: 3 Years’ experience as First Assistant and digi tech. Comfortable in studio or on location. Experience shooting BTS Stills and Video. Class 5 drivers license
Ehsan Mahdizadeh
email
604 366 5511
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: ehsan@emphotography.ca
  • Camera: Full knowledge of Canon, some experience with Nikon.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Speedotron, Photogenic, Speedlites. Location and studio.
  • Digital: Photoshop & Lightroom, Mac & PC.
  • Other: Graduated from Langara College. Experience working with DDB and Langara College. Experienced in underwater photography and caple with underwater lighting.
Patrick Menard
email
514 825 3967
yesDigital
noDriver
  • Email: patrick.rmenard@gmail.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon, Fuji X, Pansonic (Lumix), Olympus, Leica, Mamiya (120mm)
  • Lighting: Profoto, Paul C. Buff (Alien Bees), Arri, Fresnel Lights
  • Digital: Photoshop, Capture One, Lightroom, Camera Raw, Premiere Pro
  • Other: 4 Years of commercial Photography experience; in studio and independent (product + marketing/creative), Studio manager for 2 years @ Studio Cody Caissie (Montreal), BFA in Film Production (Concordia University – 2016), Personal photo essay work 8+ years (35mm +120mm). 1st and 2nd assisting experience. Experience assisting of Film sets (non-union). Owns a car.
Nik Molson
email
778 874 2410
noDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: nik@nikmolson.com
  • Camera: All Digital camera formats.
  • Lighting: Studio and location lighting (All systems).
  • Software: Capture one, Lightroom, Photoshop and other Adobe packages.
  • Other: Experience on commercial Stills and film sets, Graduated Vancouver Institute of Media Arts Photography program. Valid passport and drivers license, Experience driving 3 ton trucks, Willing to travel.
Tilly Nelson
email
236 818 7225
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: tillyenelson@gmail.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon
  • Software: Capture one, Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, Mac
  • Lighting: Profoto, Broncolor & Elinchrom
  • Other: 4 years Managerial experience running high end studio in London. 2nd Assistant to many photographers across UK and now Vancouver. I’ll come with a smile and work hard until every bag is packed away!
Rob Shano
email
604 417 6126
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: robshanophoto@gmail.com
  • Camera: Nikon and Canon digital SLR systems
  • Digital: Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Capture One
  • Lighting: Profoto, Broncolor, Elinchrom, Speedotron, Dynalite, Paul C Buff (White Lightning, Alien Bees...etc), Speedlites.
  • Other: Graduate of Vancouver Institute of Media Arts in Digital Photography.
Kate Sigmundson
email
604 500 9424
yesDigital
noDriver
  • Email: katesigmundson@gmail.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Phase One
  • Lighting: Profoto, White Lightning, Godox, Elinchrom
  • Digital: Capture One, Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Premiere Pro
  • Experience Portrait, product, corporate, industrial, food, event, wedding, architectural
  • Other: 4 years assisting experience, Phase One Certified Professional, Class 5 driver, very experienced with editing and tethering software
Cameron Sparling
email
604 440 4147
noDigital
noDriver
  • Email: info@cameronsparling.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad
  • Digital: Lightroom, Capture One, Photoshop
  • Lighting: Profoto, Broncolor, Elinchrom, Speedotron, Dyna
  • Other: 3 years of professional experience. Graduate from VanArts Professional Photography Program.
Eric Tigges
email
604 727 6342
noDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: erictigges@hotmail.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon, Sony, 35mm
  • Digital: Capture one, Lightroom, Photoshop
  • Lighting: Strobe and Continuous
  • Other: Working Assistant. Drivers License and Passport.
Michal Urbánek
email
778 384 8784
yesDigital
noDriver
  • Email: urbanlabel@gmail.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony
  • Lighting: Profoto, Strobepro, Speedotron, Paul C. Buff - AlienBees, Dynalite, Speedlites
  • Digital: Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture one
  • Other: Experienced 1st assistant, 2nd and digitech. Have been actively assisting in Vancouver area on commercial advertising, architecture, movie set, portraiture, editorial and food shoots. In studio or on location. Education at Langara College. Experienced driver.
Caitlyn Van Nice
email
604 396 2438
noDigital
yesDriver
  • Email: caitlyn_photography@hotmail.com
  • Camera: Nikon, Canon.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Dynalite, Broncolor.
  • Software: Photoshop, Lightroom.
  • Other: Attended digital photography program at Van Arts. Valid bc drivers licence & passport.
Zenna Wong
email
604 600 7845
yesDigital
noDriver
  • Email: zenna@zennawong.com
  • Camera: All digital systems
  • Lighting: Profoto, Broncolor, Paul C Buff, Kino, Dedolight
  • Software: Capture One, Entire Adobe Creative Suite (Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, Premiere etc.), Phocus
  • Other: Graduate of the Langara Professional Photography Program as well as the BCIT New Media Design & Web Development Program. Current BC driver’s license, international driver's license and passport.
Novice Assistants
Teni Kim Cochard
email
778 987 2226
  • Email: tenikim@gmail.com
  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk III.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Dynalite, Speedotron.
  • Digital: Photoshop, Lightroom.
  • Other: Langara Photography Certificate Program.
Lexy Court
email
778 838 9240
  • Email: lexy.court@yahoo.com
  • Camera: Nikon.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Speedlites.
  • Digital: Lightroom, Photoshop.
  • Other: Currently in my second term of Photography at Vancouver Institute of Media Arts.
Jackie Dives
email
778 828 2619
  • Email: divesin@gmail.com
  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk III.
  • Lighting: Some experience.
  • Other: Experience photographing families, births, events, newborn, maternity and documentary.
Sunny Jhooty
email
604 809 8536
  • Email: sunny.jhooty@gmail.com
  • Camera: Canon 5D MKIII.
  • Lighting: Speedlites.
  • Digital: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, After Effects.
  • Other: Shot weddings for seven years. Now doing business portraits and architecture.
Darryl King
email
604 318 7900
  • Email: dbk98@hotmail.com
  • Camera: Canon, some Nikon, some Sony.
  • Lighting: Virtually all types; small speedlights to full studio setups.
  • Digital: Photoshop, Lightroom, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Suite.
  • Other: 6 years formal experience (primarily for portraiture, events and food). Education; Vancouver Film School, Langara, Focal Point. Studio experience includes; weddings, engagements, children, babies, models, actor headshots.
Kenny Lam
email
778 987 0465
  • Email: hello@kennylamphotography.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Fuji, Leica. Film and digital.
  • Lighting: Profoto, Speedotron, Speedlites. Studio and location.
  • Digital: Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Raw.
  • Other: Langara College C.S. Photography Program.
Johnny Liu
email
604 783 2087
  • Email: info@johnnyliuphoto.com
  • Camera: Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus
  • Lighting: Profoto, Elinchrom, Godox, Paul C. Buff
  • Digital: Capture One, Lightroom, and Photoshop CC
  • Other: 2 years experience with assisting commercial photographers, with my own work focused on portraits, fashion, lifestyle, and some commercial work.
Marc de Montreuil
email
604 862 8605
  • Email: m.demontreuil@outlook.com
  • Camera: Sony, Nikon, Hasselblad
  • Lighting: Profoto, Alien Bees, Photogenic
  • Software: Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture 1, Phocus
  • Other: Graduate of the Langara Professional Photography Diploma Program. I've assisted several photographers on location and have also provided basic retouching services.
Marc O'Reilly
email
778 833 1615
  • Email: marcoreilly@live.com
  • Camera: Canon, Sony, some Nikon, Mamiya, Panasonic, RED, some Alexa. Film & Digital
  • Lighting: Bowens, Profoto, Fluorescent (Kino Flo), HMI (ARRI), LED
  • Software: Photoshop, Capture One, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects.
  • Other: Film Diploma at Capilano University and schooling at the University of Hertfordshire in London for Photography.
Tina Simaika
email
778 318 7924
  • Email: tina.simaika@gmail.com
  • Camera: Canon, Sony
  • Lighting: Profoto, Einstein
  • Software: Lightroom, Photoshop.
  • Other: 4 years of experience in Portrait Photography in studio and location. Education: Langara Professional Photography Program. Good with people. Have permission to work in Brazil as well.
Jesica Soifer
email
778 772 9019
  • Email: hello@jesicasoifer.com
  • Camera: Canon, Nikon.
  • Lighting: Profoto, White Lightning, Alien Bees, Speedlites.
  • Digital: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera Raw, Premiere.
  • Other: Graduated with Honours from VanArts Professional Photography Program.
Olivia Solodko
email
647 300 6483
  • Email: Olivia.solodko1@gmail.com
  • Camera: Fujifilm, Canon, some Nikon
  • Lighting: Profoto, Elinchrom
  • Digital: Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro
  • Other: 3 years of photography experience (personal and commercial), Bachelor of Design from OCAD University, University of Gloucestershire for photography, Canadian and EU citizen. Class 7 License; 4 years.

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Flashpoint Rentals
Flashpoint Photographic Rentals Ltd.
171 West 3rd Ave
Vancouver BC
V5Y-1E6
Canada
(604) 872-1017