Back in 2006, I assisted Architectural / Lifestyle photographer Gareth Gardner on a few jobs around London. He has updated his website, and it looks like he's been busy. I learned a lot from him, despite the fact I'm not a professional photographer. I think all designer should assist a photographer once in their lives if they are planning on working with images. It's one thing to flick through a photographers index, and quite another to know what you want, and how it can be achieved.