Photo Assistant

Location: Richmond, VA

Department: NSTO

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

We are seeking a Photo Assistant who will be responsible for giving support to the Photography team and studio daily needs. The Photo Assistant must have proven experience working with digital photography, post production and file management. The ideal candidate will also possess an aptitude and attitude well-suited for collaboration and team-work. The Photo Assistant will report to the Lead Photographer, and work successfully with our Photography team and all Studio professionals in daily operations.


  • Set preparation, including appropriate lighting, prior to shoot
  • Performing quality assurance on all images
  • Processing of images and file management
  • Naming and maintaining digital asset files
  • Accurately archiving images and create daily backups of photo sessions
  • Meeting daily and weekly production deadlines
  • Maintaining general appearance of studio, proper storage of photo equipment and set painting.
  • Assembling/disassembling backgrounds, sets, and photographic equipment to include lifting, carrying heavy and/or awkward equipment/materials

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with digital cameras and photo equipment
  • Intimate knowledge of Capture One and Photoshop
  • Familiar with digital cameras preferably Canon 5D mkIII
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities
  • Positive attitude, proactive and able to take initiative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Portfolio demonstrating work (must be submitted with resume in order to be considered for position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a studio environment
  • Retouching experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or formal course work in Photography or similar field.


NSTO is the parent company of Totokaelo and Need Supply Co. We are a commerce and content platform with over 30 years of combined experience. We build fashion and lifestyle destinations known for their directional approach to clothing, accessories, art, and objects.

Totokaelo aims to deliver the most essential and creative elements of the ideal contemporary life. Need Supply Co. is a brand that embodies an effortless sense of style combined with a deep awareness of contemporary culture — without taking itself too seriously.

Our Principles:

Responsibility, Integrity, Creativity, Simplicity, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Impact, Passion, Grit, Excellence, Communication

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