Photo Assistant For The Day... / by Troy Harvey

Last month I was asked to help assist my friend and fellow photographer, Aaron Poole, with a shoot in Los Angeles. Having never been an assistant, I was anxious and expecting every horror story ever told to me to materialize into the awful truth. However, the complete and exact opposite occurred. I had a fabulous, delightful day and my first assistant experience couldn’t have been better. Lugging around lights, battery packs, taking behind the scene coverage as well as dusting off sand from every crevice known to man is no easy task but I wouldn’t have changed a thing. If anything, I have a newfound respect for those individuals that are assistants as it is hard work.  Here is some of the work I was able to do behind the scene between shoots.