colin mattson | 480.326.1979

Photo Assistant

With nearly a decade of experience assisting for clients including Condé Nast, Sports Illustrated, Adidas, Golf Digest, ESPN: The Magazine, PwC, Bank of America, and multiple hospitals, I'm no stranger to keeping a cool head and calm demeanor on set.

As your assistant, my goal is to be your production partner and have your back. I'll keep an eye out for and proactively solve problems, collaborate on strategy, and keep your clients happy and relaxed.

And odds are I know your equipment at least as well as you do. Canon or Nikon, Mamiya or Hasselblad, Profoto to Broncolor to DynaLite to Elinchrom, I've used nearly all of it and have the tricks up my sleeve to keep the shoot running smoothly.

Visiting Phoenix from out-of-state? I'm at your disposal at a great local resource! I can coordinate with or point you to the best local studios and rental houses to find the space and gear you need.

Standard commercial rate is $300/day. Discounts available for extended assignments. Editorial projects are welcome and I'll work with you on budget.

Digital Capture Tech

When you want to shoot tethered, having an experienced digital technician is huge.

Working as your digi tech, I bring combined decades of experience in technical support, software development, and darkroom and digital photographic processes. On set, I'm prepared for problems and ready to keep your shoot rolling. And with experience in fine art and commercial printing, I can help ensure your captured files will reproduce well on paper.

Standard capture station software includes Phase One Capture One, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, Canon EOS Capture, Hasselblad Phocus, and Adobe Photoshop CC. Need something else? Ask! With today's subscription-based licensing, most software can be added to the capture station with no change to the day rate.

Standard rates start at $600/day. Basic capture station included. Reduced rates available if equipment is provided. To help keep your mind on the shoot and not on your backup strategy, 90 days of file archival is included in the standard rate.

Have more specific needs? Let's talk!

For Personal Projects & Portfolio Work

Working on a cool personal project or portfolio piece? Flexible discounted rates are available for non-commercial work, and I occasionally work pro bono on the right collaborative project.

Don't be afraid to get in touch! Let's work together to create something great.

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