Photographer Assistants - Who is Yours? What do they do? How much?

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Photographer Assistants - Who is Yours? What do they do? How much?

Hey guys,

You know, I constantly hear photographers talking about their assistants -- but I never really see them talking about who they are, what do they do, and how much they are paying them/how they are compensated for their time. I'm sure this is different for everyone/every case. So with that being said, if you've used assistants:

1.) Who were your Photography Assistants?

2.) Where did you find them? / How did they find you?

3.) What did you have them do (specifically, not generally)?

4.) How did you compensate them / how much did you pay them?

5.) What motivated them to be a great assistant?

6.) What liabilities / concerns did you have? Any learning moments?

Not everyone is ready for an assistant -- but I am sure these are questions people who have haven't used an assistant before have on their mind, and your advice is valuable.

Thank you for your insights!

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