Greg Cooper

Biography

An Australian-USA resident based in Boulder, Colorado.

Extensive experience as first assistant (1st AC) and as a Grip or Gaffer in the studio and on location for commercial productions for: Conagra, Procter & Gamble, Medtronic, Red Robin, Circle K, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Taco John’s and Starbucks.

Five years traveling throughout the USA working as first assistant and guest presenter for the Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller on his Canon sponsored Sports Photography Workshops.

Knowledgable, skilled and experienced with the following:
– Canon DSLR systems and lenses and speedlites
– Phase One camera systems
– Profoto, Aputure, Westcott, Godox, Dynalite, Elinchrom lighting – monolights and power packs
– All styles of lighting modifiers and grip equipment
– Tethered shooting
– Apple OS
– Adobe: Lightroom, Photoshop
– Photo Mechanic
– Capture One Pro
– FAA Licensed sUAS Remote Pilot (drone) – fully insured

I will make your camera and lighting workflow efficient and seamless by always being prepared and anticipating your needs. I’m professional, courteous, personable, a team player, punctual, detail oriented, patient, able to maintain focus for long periods of time, work under pressure, and solve problems.

Other info:
Fit & energetic: capable to work in any outdoor locations like a Colorado 14er or an Australian beach
Comfortable working in medical environments or corporate offices
Positive and professional attitude onset at all times

Digital Workflow Qualifications

Knowledgeable and highly experienced with:
– Canon EOS systems: 1DX (& Mark III), 5D Mark III & IV, 5DS R, Canon EOS R
– Canon EOS system of lenses – Entire range from fisheye, tilt-shift to telephoto and super telephoto
– Canon Speedlite system: 600EX-RT, Transmitter ST-E3-RT
– Pocket Wizards – transmitters/receivers
– Phase One camera system
– Adobe Suite – Lightroom & Photoshop
– Photo Mechanic
– Capture One Pro (19 & 20)
– Tethered shooting
– Apple OS – MacbookPro
– Remote camera set-ups
– DJI Systems including Smart Controller

Lighting & Grip Qualifications

Highly experienced and knowledgeable with:
– Profoto, Aputure, Westcott, Godox, Dynalite, Elinchrom lighting – monolights and power packs
– All major brands of lighting modifiers, grip systems (including remote camera setups)

Certifications

– FAA Part 107 sUAS Remote Pilot Certificate (and fully insured) – COVID Compliance Officer (Health Education Services trained and certified) – $600/Day (+ $225 supplies budget)

References & Endorsements

Peter Read Miller – Five years ongoing experience as 1st assistant and guest presenter for the Peter Read Miller Sports Photography Workshops (Denver; Pheonix; Knoxville; Las Vegas, Santa Clara). Contact: 310-545-7511
www.peterreadmiller.com
Blu Hartkopp – 1st assistant for various commercial portraiture shoots – both studio and on location.
Contact: 303-588-6761
www.bluhartkopp.com
Howard Sokol – 2nd assistant for various multi-day commercial shoots: on location and studio
Contact: 303-433-3353
www.howardsokolphotography.com
Steve Hirsh – 1st assistant for various commercial shoots – studio and location
Contact: 303-475-7730
www.stevehirschphoto.com
Jessica Grenier – 1st assistant and PA for various commercial food photography shoots – studio and location
Contact: 720-984-4517
www.jessicagrenier.com
Jon Rose – 1st Assistant on commercial location (medical facility) shoot
Contact: 512-773-6016
www.jonrosephotography.com