Photoassist was created by London photographer Duncan Soar in 2000 to help those looking to become professional photographers get started, both in terms of finding work and offering advice about photography as a career. Photoassist continues to grow as the most popular community for assistants in the UK, if not the world, and has seen a number of its members progress to become successful photographers - in fact, we're proud that ex-members are using the site to find their own assistants. The site relaunched in August 2007 to include a more detailed search facility and to allow assistants to create a far more in-depth profile, particularly to take into account the increased need of photographers for digital assistance.

Assistants database

The site is based around a database of photo assistants that's free to join and and free to search. Whether you're an experienced career assistant, a photography graduate, or just someone hoping to get a foot in the door of the photography industry, feel free to register your details with us.

Jobs pages

We also have a jobs page where photographers can advertise for assistants and anyone else can advertise for photographers.


We occasionally run one-day introduction to assisting courses, and hope to expand our teaching to include education in further areas of professional photography.

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