Bio/Contact: About me - describes my life as a digital tech and photo assistant in Boston, Massachusetts, Portland, Maine, Manchester, New Hampshire, Burlington, Vermont, Providence, Rhode Island, or greater New England.
Based in Boston, MA, I can say that I've put my 7 years of experience on all sides of the industry to good use. These past two years I've provided lighting/teching services across New England on advertising and editorial shoots. I've worked on sets big and small in Portland ME, Manchester NH, Burlington VT, and Boston MA.
I started on the manufacturer's side of the industry, working for PocketWizard in customer support and translating engineering ideas into photographer realities with information and communication. Later, I worked for a leading Phase One dealer, providing the same level of customer support for Phase One, Profoto, Broncolor, and other high-end equipment. Since committing to full time freelance work, I've had the pleasure of working on set with both motion and still projects, applying continuous lighting techniques alongside years of flash experience to provide a seamless set experience.
After working with Capture Integration and providing both beta testing and technical support for Capture One, Phocus, and other software, I've turned that knowledge into practical skills, offering a full-service digital teching setup in addition to my assisting experience. From a simple laptop to a fully kitted cart, I am flexible enough to meet any production big or small. You can see examples of my editing and lighting skills at my photography website, www.chrisvalites.com
Please use the form below to reach out for availability, teching/lighting questions, or recommendations on a good post-shoot beer. You can also reach me at 716.913.7936 or firstname.lastname@example.org