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Jay Gandhi

Jay Gandhi (Zeneth Copelan), an aspiring high-end fashion, commercial and editorial photographer, has just recently moved to the foodie capital of Melbourne to pursue his dreams and to be surrounded by creative, like-minded people.

He hails from the sunny city of the Gold Coast, where he has just freshly completed his Diploma in Photo Imaging through Billy Blue College of Design. Here, Jay excelled immensely in Fashion and Fine Art photography. Additionally, he also has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, majoring in Film, from Griffith University.

Since he was young, Jay has always had an interest in both photography and film and knew one day that he wanted to pursue both as a career.

He has two favourite cameras - an Olympus ME Super that belonged to his mother, and a Canon EOS 5 that was given to him by one of his close friends.

Jay has lots of experience in assisting photographers both in studio and on location, complete understanding of Canon DSLR cameras and lenses, tripods, lighting equipment’s and other various tools. Furthermore, through his retail job and assisting other photographers, he also has knowledge in styling sets, fashion models and mannequins.

Jay’s dream job is to one-day shoot for Nike, photographing the latest footwear trends and athletes. He also hopes to shoot images for high-end clothing brands, top 100 companies and have his images in well-known editorial magazines.

In his personal time, Jay likes to keep fit, listen to music, go to photography exhibitions and art museums, and most importantly, loves eating anything and everything; Jay is a big foodie lover.

Jay has a current valid drivers license, as well as a passport, is physically fit, creative and a fantastic communicator – both written and verbal. He is also a very hard worker, who is looking for a mentor to teach him everything there is to know about the photographic industry.

Jay's Skills


Software

Lightroom:

Capture One Pro:

Photoshop:

Final Cut Pro:


Lighting

Bowens:

Broncolor:

Elichrom:

Profoto Strobes:

About Jay


Education

2016 – 2018—Billy Blue College of Design, “Diploma of Photo Imaging”

2010 – 2012—Griffith University, “Bachelor of Arts majoring in Film”

2009 – 2009—Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, “Diploma of Screen & Media”

2007 – 2007—Queensland School of Film & Television, “Certificate III in Film & Television”

Transport
Drivers License
Other Relevant Experience

Photography—

I have experience in shooting and or assisting other photographers in both on-location or within a studio.

Full understanding of Canon DSLR’s, various types of tripods and tripod heads, Elinchrom lighting equipment and covers, and other assorted tools and equipment’s

Styling for both set and on model / mannequins

Continuous practicing of Workplace Health & Safety irrespective of the location shoot

Creating a mood board, budgeting, sourcing garments, location and model scouting for shoots

Intermediate knowledge of the Adobe Cloud Suite

Proficient with both MAC or PC

Video—

Excelling in the business side of film production - producing, budgeting, sourcing, organising and marketing films for release

Setting up and packing up for various scenes

Competent knowledge in video cameras and lighting

Complete understanding of video scene shot listing and angle

Competent knowledge of Avid or Adobe Premier software’s

Locations
Melbourne
Profession
Photography Assistant
Specialty
Fashion | Editorial | Commercial | Fine Art | Advertising | Food

Connect with Jay

Phone
0431 795 335
Email
z.copelan@gmail.com