I'm Leanna, Photographer & Retoucher.
Hi, I'm Leanna.
Currently, I am rebuilding my fashion photography portfolio while holding the Equipment Supervisor role at Pier 59 Studios, the largest fashion photography studio in Manhattan. Since working at Pier 59, I have become proficient in the set-up, handling, and troubleshooting of an extensive range of grip equipment and lighting systems- everything from a Profoto 7A head to a 220 4K HMI Briese.
As a photo assistant, I am quick to learn others' workflow to anticipate their next need. I thrive in fast-paced environments, am always on my feet, and am exceptionally spatially aware. I gained a foundation of lighting from working on extremely intricate, high-end food photography sets in Cleveland, Ohio, my hometown. Since then, I have transferred this knowledge to create more detailed, intentional lighting for larger fashion photography productions. My experience working in an equipment room allows me to overcome technological malfunctions on set and has taught me how to properly handle large and heavy equipment.
As a digital tech, I strive to find ways we can expedite file management to stay creating at a consistent pace while maintaining high-quality visual standards. I learned from the industry top provider, becoming a licensed Capture One/Phase One certified tech in October 2021 while in London. My background in retouching enhances my digital tech experience by allowing me to recognize issues that will arise for post-production that would be otherwise overlooked, saving your production team time and money.
As a photographer, I have a strong passion for women's empowerment. It is my ultimate goal to engender a feeling of confidence within my models and to tell a story that will inspire other creators. When I am on set, I make sure everyone on my team is comfortable and well taken care of. This positive energy radiates in each of my final images, shown through my use of clean lines, crisp light, and bold colors.
I have freelance availability on a flexible basis for photography, retouching, photo assisting, digital-teching, and production assisting work.
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