Simon Ledder

Location San Francisco

Creative Retoucher and Digital Operator at Simon Ledder

13 Projects

Work History

Freelance Creative Retoucher & Digital Operator USA
Simon Ledder
Jul 2013 – Present
Freelance working within the photographic industry USA and Worldwide Phase One Certified Professional. Highly Experienced with Capture One / Phase One Tethered shooting. Experienced with most other major software including Lightroom and Phocus. Familiar with Phase One, Hasselblad, Canon and Nikon systems. Excellent Mac problem solving skills, including both hardware and software issues. Logical, reliable file handling methodology. On Site retouch, comping, grading. Mac Operating Systems. Software - Capture One Pro 4 - 10, Hasselblad Phocus, Leaf Capture, ACR, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop CC, PtGui Pro, DxO Optics Pro, Helicon Focus. Lighting - ARRI, Kinoflow, ProFoto, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Bowens, Dedo Camera Systems - Nikon, Phase One, Hasselblad, Canon, Fuji, Sony
Freelance Creative Retoucher & Digital Operator LDN UK
Simon Ledder
Sep 2011 – Jul 2013
CaptureOne Certified Professional
Phase One
Apr 2012 – Apr 2019
San Francisco Bay Area
Freelance Creative Retoucher
Third Eye Studio
Feb 2013 – Feb 2018
London, United Kingdom
Freelance Creative Retoucher
Stanley's Post
Jan 2013 – Feb 2013
Creative Retoucher, Photographer & Digital Operator
Taylor James
Jul 2007 – Oct 2011
Creation of multi-part compositions, constructing images utilising lighting, scale, perspective, focus, realism and colour. Photograph live models and products to be embedded in CGI environments, matching perspective, scale and lighting. HDRI panoramic image capture and creation. Responsible for formation, procurement and maintenance of the in-house photographic department. Source materials, set-up and shot major client campaigns. Directing and assisting on both in studio and live shoots. Producing images for Taylor James client productions as well as internal projects. Production of treatment documents for client pitches, detailed call sheets and shot lists.
Vue Represents
Jan 2007
Portfolio callouts, Booking couriers, Making appointments, invoicing, portfolio updates
1st Photographic Assistant
James Lightbown Photography
Apr 2005 – Sep 2006


Falmouth University
2004 – 2007
BTEC National Diploma
University Centre at Blackburn College
2002 – 2004
Accrington & Rossendale College
1998 – 2001
Associate of Arts
Santa Monica College
2000 – 2002