Why Become a Second Shooter?

July 31, 2018 | Monique Dao

It seems strange to choose an occupation that acts as a back-up to someone else’s profession. As a second shooter, you work alongside an experienced professional photographer and follow their orders with regards to shooting angles, lenses, views and pretty much anything else they need during a shoot. It’s hard work and differs significantly from …

Confessions of a Second Shooter

July 18, 2018 | Monique Dao

Being a second shooter is HARD. You’re a supportive shooter but by no means a lesser shooter. In addition to bringing your photography skills, you need to be ready to communicate constantly with the lead photographer and pick up on unspoken cues while looking for opportunities to support them wherever possible. It’s time for ‘confessions …

How to Be a Great Second Shooter

April 30, 2018 | SSJ

Being a second shooter is a fantastic way to learn more about the field of photography and gain some experience in real-life scenarios. The primary role of a second shooter is to support the lead shooter at location jobs at weddings, events and pretty much anywhere else they are needed. It’s a great opportunity to …