About

Philip Warnes


Photography | Art Direction | Design

Since I was a young boy I was interested in creating images, I would spend countless hours drawing and painting. I had a talent for capturing detail and became obsessed with a photo-realistic style, whether it was drawing an old running shoe for an art class project, self-portraits or anything to do with wildlife or nature. I will always remember an art teacher in elementary school telling me to “draw what you see not what you know”, this really resonated with me and influenced how I viewed the world, this approach to seeing evolved as I grew older into a mindset in which I wanted to create images which caused the viewer to see things in a different way through my use of perspective, composition, juxtaposition of subject matter, colour, pattern and light.

In my college and university years I pursued a degree in fine arts/design which exposed me to many forms of art and allowed me to branch out creatively into areas such as sculpture, lithography, design and of course photography.
My path to photography was not a direct one, when I finished university I went on to get a degree from a technical college in graphic design. The combination of skills that I acquired through school ended up landing me jobs in the agency world of marketing, design, and advertising.

Fast forward to a new chapter in my life and it is a renewed passion for capturing images with a camera. My aim is to find creative expression through my photography, at the moment it is portraiture but I will be expanding my repertoire over time into other genres of photography. Stay tuned…

Jennifer Znack
"Philip is able to bring out the beauty in his clients with a mastery of lighting and camera angles. He is very professional, friendly, and communicates what he wants clearly in order to get the best shot. You will not be disappointed working with him!"

Jennifer Znack
Model & Actress
Angie Shilliday
"I have had the privilege of working with Philip on two shoots. He was totally prepared prior to the shoots, planned every look and paid attention to every detail. I was impressed by the quality, magic, and the way dimensions of my personality were brought out by his artistic direction and professionalism. Philip has the ability and patience to direct a total beginner making her/him look like they have been modelling for years as well as the knowledge and skill to guide the most experienced model. The end product from both shoots were absolutely beautiful and exceeded my expectations. I can’t express what an honour it is to have someone like him in my repertoire of networks and I cannot wait to work with Philip again!”

Angie Shilliday
Mrs. Canada International 2014
Brittany Michalchuk
"I have been modelling for over 8 years in Calgary and have been deceived a couple times by very unprofessional photographers. Therefore I am extremely picky with who I work with. I absolutely love working with Phil because I know I am guaranteed quality + professionalism and those two things are very important. As Miss Calgary I 100% recommend Phillip Warnes as a trusted local photographer."

Brittany Michalchuk
Miss Calgary
Jill Maria Robinson
"When working with Philip Warnes, you know you are in the company of someone who is a professional. He knows his cameras and lens and loves to try different styles to capture anyones beauty! He taught me a few things about angles and positioning myself to look my best! Thanks Philip!"

Jill Maria Robinson
Actress
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Go Fish show
Lukas Kowalko
"Philip Warnes is an amazing photographer. He knows how to keep the atmosphere light while taking beautiful and amazing photos. He has an artists eye. I will shoot with him every chance I get."

Lukas Kowalko
Actor & Model
Mattea Henderson
" Working with Philip was such a blessing! I hadn't shot in years, but when I did work with him I felt so comfortable. Not only is he extremely professional and easy to work with, I couldn't believe the photos he took. I've recommended him to my friends and the were so happy with their experiences too. I loved working with Philip and can't wait to work with him again!"

Mattea Henderson
International Miss Alberta
Caycee Clark
"Philip is an amazing photographer to work with! I felt so confident and beautiful after this shoot!"

Caycee Clark
Makeup Artist
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Ziad Khashram
"Working with Philip was an enjoyable experience. Both his professionalism and his communication skills were a key element in having a successful session. Philip was able to maximize the time available and produce high-quality results. I highly recommend Philip for corporate photo shoots! "

Ziad Khashram
Management Consulting
Philippa Kentish
"Philip is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. I needed some corporate head-shots taken in between a very busy work schedule and Philip was efficient and knew exactly how to master the image I was looking for. As a professional who works in a field where reputation is held in the highest regard, I have complete confidence in recommending Philip's expertise as he is able to deliver a product that is high calibre yet unique."

Philippa Kentish
Lawyer