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Photographer Assistant

Media | Chicago, IL | Full Time and Part Time

Job Description

About Us:

We here at Swift Touch Concept have a well abled and trained team of cinematographers and photographers who have attained high-class degrees in production. Our editors are well equipped and trained to come up with new and creative techniques of creating videos and photos that remain memorable in the minds of our clients even long after looking and watching the photos and videos.


They must do whatever is necessary to ensure that a photographic shoot runs smoothly. Usually, this involves preparing sets, checking that all equipment is functioning properly, setting up lighting and accessories, taking meter readings, uploading files and transporting film or prints to and from laboratories.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Assist the Photographer in all aspects to ensure the shoot runs smoothly
  • Set up and maintain lights for up to 2 sets per day.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adapt easily to last minute changes
  • Maintain photo equipment and cleanliness of studio
  • Special assignments including assisting with seasonal testing and prop or location scouting
  • Be willing to travel up to 2 hours from your home (your own reliable auto is required) -Keep records of lighting set ups


  • 1+ years in a studio environment
  • Highly organized -Proficient in Canon EOS digital camera
  • Proficient in Mac systems, Capture One and Photoshop
  • Professional attitude on-set at all times
  • Foresee and evaluate potential set problems
  • Attention to detail

Bonus Points:

  • Must be able to lift at least 60lbs


  • Modern Facilities
  • You'll work in a friendly, fast-paced, casual environment and be rewarded for your contributions with a competitive compensation package and our commitment to supporting work-life balance.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts