‘TO YOUR SUCCESS’ PHIL SILLS
Product photography Training - Workshops and Online Course
Why learn from me?
In photography we tend to measure our success against those whose work we aspire to, or compete with, rather than looking at our own work with our own needs in mind…
I think we need to change this way of thinking. We can all be as good as we want to be, and this will be different for everyone. I have planned out my photography workshops, online course and article content to distill what’s taken me 30 years to learn and impart that to you in easy bite size chunks. I feel this will help you reach your desired standard much faster, and with much more ease and fun.
I have complete devotion to the cause of creating images, not only for myself but for others. My training is giving me the opportunity to help you become a great product photographer. You may be struggling at the moment because you lack the right training. That’s all. I will always work as hard as I can to teach you everything I can.
This work allows me to pass on a sense of value, understanding and respect for the craft of product image creation.
Read my blog post that explains more on ‘why’ I feel I am qualified to teach you.
In every product there is something worth seeing. This is the products ‘Value’
My love of shooting products started when I first discovered a dark room whilst still at school. I taught myself how to shoot and print. I had no idea what I was doing but I was always so excited about producing photographs that it soon became all I wanted to do.
In the early days of my training at college, I struggled with portraiture and fashion, so it was a huge relief to find my creative muse in the form of the inanimate object. I quickly became addicted to exploring the best way to light something as simple as the humble potato! I loved finding what it took to see an object in new ways. That obsession led me into the world of commercial product photography. Watch my interview Article here!
My photographic path
My professional journey started with still life, then I moved into shooting cars. While my first child was being born, I spent three months in Belgium shooting for Lexus. It was a great gig, but you can imagine how well it went down with my wife…Luckily, she knew what it meant to me, so I got off lightly!
I decided to stick with my burning passion – product photography.
I refocused on two challenging areas of the product marketplace – Drinks and Technology. I landed a contract with Bowers and Wilkins, the UK high end audio manufacturer, shooting speakers and tech for them. Since then, I’ve worked with multiple audio and tech brands to create their product shots, both in the studio and on location.
Drinks photography really helped me build on my skills, as I was working for advertising agencies. I have shot a TV commercial for Emirates Airlines and been increasingly involved with the world of moving image.
My future photography career is all about owning how to collaborate with others to provide the best visual solutions for my client. I always have loved image creation and always will.
If you wish to view my work, please go to my website.
So Why Tell You all This?
Simply put, I’ve been shooting products for a long time, and I’ve been very fortunate to have made a great career out of it. Nothing has been easy, however persistence and determination at improving my work has got me here talking to you today.
I want my life learning to help you get what you want. It is not necessary for you to have to spend huge amounts of time learning everything or to spend huge amounts of money in the process. If you know what you want to achieve, it doesn’t have to take long at all, or cost that much…
Through the focused product photography workshops and the online course, I can help different people achieve individual goals and needs.
I want your working life to be easier and more productive
No one persons requirements are the same. Talk to me about what you need…
To your success!