Greg Cooper

Biography

An Australian-USA resident based in Boulder, Colorado.

I have experience as first assistant and digital tech in the studio and on location for commercial photographers. I also travel throughout the USA working as first assistant and guest presenter for the Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller with his Canon sponsored Sports Photography Workshops.

My job is to reduce your stress, anticipate your needs, and ensure a seamless shoot. I am professional, courteous, personable, a team player, punctual, notice details, patient, able to maintain focus for long periods of time, work under pressure, and solve problems. Oh, and I also have a great memory for coffee preferences!

Knowledgable, skilled and experienced with the following:
– Canon DSLR systems and lenses and speedlites
– Phase One camera systems
– Profoto, Dynalite, Elinchrom, Norman lighting – monolights, battery and power packs
– All major brands of lighting modifiers, stands and mounting systems
– Tethered shooting
– Apple OS
– Adobe: Lightroom, Photoshop
– Photo Mechanic
– Capture One Pro

Other info:
Drivers license – and safe driving record
Reliable vehicle – Toyota RAV4
Valid Passport
Legal USA Resident
Detailed oriented and long attention span
Fit, energetic – able to work outdoors and hike 14ers
Positive disposition
Professional attitude onset at all times
Formal education: Bachelors Degree in Human Movement Science/Sports Management

Available to work and travel interstate and oversees

Digital Workflow Qualifications

Knowledgeable and highly experienced with:
– Canon EOS systems: 1DX (& Mark II), 5D Mark III & IV, 5DS 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
– Tethered shooting
– Apple OS – MacbookPro
– Remote camera set-ups

Lighting & Grip Qualifications

Highly experienced and knowledgeable with:
– Profoto, Dynalite, Elinchrom, Norman lighting – monolights, battery and power packs
– All major brands of lighting modifiers, stands and mounting systems

References & Endorsements

Peter Read Miller – Three 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