I love to photograph people celebrating life
What we'll do
The majority of my time is spent with my commissions which are unusual and adventurous but I am interested in taking on one or two budding local photographers in a mentoring role. This would ideally be an ongoing and flexible arrangement as I may need to travel at short notice in order to respond to my clients. In this mentoring role, I will work with you over a period of a few weeks and share some of the secrets of professional photography. I will set you some specific tasks that will allow you to practice and hone your newly found skills. This would be ideal for an A-Level, AS-Level students or College students who would like some professional and contemporary support or for a special project. This can be a very practical experience where I can help you learn about post-production editing software and retouching, using software such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom. We can also look at flash lighting and other technical aspects of using lighting. This can also work well with a small...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
As one of the UK’s most exciting photographers, Phillip’s work has taken him across five continents and disciplines as diverse as fashion, film and extreme sports. With a personal interest in the unusual and adventurous, his reportage work has included covering the world’s largest human gathering at the Kumbh Mela, India and horse trekking across the Namibian Desert. His published works include a unique chronicle of Burning Man, one of the world’s most extraordinary festivals, and his work has been exhibited at galleries around the world. Philip’s clients include: Apple, BBC, Clarence House, Condé Nast Traveller, De Beers, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, The Independent, Mercury Records, L’Officiel, Nike, Olympus, Pebble, Quintessentially, Tatler, Universal Records and Vogue UK.
How I got into photography
I stumbled into it, after studying Religion and Philosophy at SOAS university I took some time off and travelled, upon my return someone sponsored my first exhibition and it went on from there. Within a month or so I was first assistant to Robert Fairer for American Vogue and we were travelling all over the world photographing all the international fashion shows.
Gifts and Vouchers
A course of photography mentoring also makes a fantastic birthday or wedding gift. If you are interested in purchasing a course as a gift, please message me and I will be able to provide a beautiful gift card and keep the dates flexible.
Strengths to develop
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