Hi… I’m Philip and thanks for visiting Shuttersheep.com
Shuttersheep.com started a few years ago. I suppose it all began when a few friends asked me to teach them landscape photography in the Glens of Antrim. They enjoyed the experience so much, they told others… and Shuttersheep was born and here we are today – one of Ireland’s newest and most popular Photo Safari companies!
I’ve been a photographer for most of my life. My father was a wedding and landscape photographer in Derry and Donegal. He taught me when I was seven! I’ll never forget walking into his darkroom at the end of the hall and watching him use, what I thought, was a magic lantern! He could make people ‘appear’ on blank sheets of paper soaked in a tray of ‘water’. It was a truly magical experience… an experience that sparked my passion and a great love for the art. Later, I was to formalise my skills with professional training in photography and fine art in New York and Washington DC.
Over the years, I’ve covered almost every dimension of both digital and film photography. Today, I remain a working professional photographer – completing regular assignments including commercial shoots, travel and landscapes.
I love working and teaching people and, at Shuttersheep, I use a simple, easily remembered technique to teach photography. It is the same technique my father used to teach me! It involves a few special lessons reinforced through learning by doing.
Photography is an art and a craft. So, the street, the sky, the mountains and the sea become my classroom. The only way to learn photography is to do it. Now, I don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but if I can pass on a little of what I know to you… I think that’s a good thing because everyone wins!
By the way Shuttersheep caters for all skill levels. It doesn’t matter if your are a beginner, a serious amateur or a professional, pursuing a qualification or thinking of ‘going pro’… for real, practical photography skills…book your Shuttersheep trip, course or workshop today.
I promise, you won’t be disappointed.
Thanks for reading my website and thank you for all of your support and kind comments.
Hopefully I’ll meet you soon on one of my workshops.