Bruce Horak

Gaffer, Digital Tech, Lighting Assistant, Driving License,
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Phase One Certified
Photography Degree
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I’ve been working in the photographic industry since 2008. In that time I’ve held both freelance and full time positions as a photo assistant, digital operator, studio manager and production manager. I am a Phase One Certified Professional and equally experienced and capable with lighting and digital work. 

Before moving to London in 2015 I was based between South Africa and Germany.

Over the years I have worked on projects across all genres from still life studio shoots to outdoor location projects in difficult environments. I most enjoy advertising, portraiture, lifestyle, travel and documentary work. I can provide a list of references on request.

This is summary of the equipment I have most experience with:


Phase One (Certified Professional). Hasselblad. Canon. Nikon. Sony. Mamiya. Pentax


Capture One (Certified Professional). Lightroom. Photoshop. Bridge. Mac OS. Wacom graphics tablet


Strobe lighting including Profoto. Broncolor. Briese. Elinchrom… 

Constant lighting including HMI. Tungsten. Kino flow. LED’s. Dedo light… 

I believe that doing my job well allows a photographer to put more of their energy into making great pictures while knowing that the technical details and everything outside the viewfinder is taken care of - whether its lighting, digital workflow or logistics. Please feel free to give me call if you'd like to discuss any projects or have any questions.