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Ilya S.

Average rating of 5.0 out of 5 based on 89 reviews.

Ilya Shirshov is a Sydney-based professional photographer who has conducted creative work and photo shoots for many Sydney-based clients since 2017. He has started learning photography since 1997 when using his family's old Zenith manual film camera. Later on, in life, he graduated with a Professional Diploma in Photography & Videography awarded by a European provider. Now he specializes in event photography, having accomplished over 1000 shoots all over the world with clients like City Rail, Kingpin, Mobile Storage Box, Argyle, Merivale, Cargo, Marsden Breweries and Marquee. He has also extensive experience in the portraiture photography genre, capturing the true nature of a human character. He had a stint at shooting a classic rapper legend celebrity Coolio on his Australian tour and The Veronikas.

Ilya also shoots and produces videos for businesses and events such as networking, weddings, product and branding. Please advise Ilya if you're also interested in filming your project.

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II | Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 | Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 | Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon | Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon













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What do you love about your job?

Storytelling is one of my favourite things in life. Stories are a popular form of art. It could be for a story of your wedding, birthday, christening or a celebration of a special event; with photography a story can be pictured and therefore seen and felt more profoundly at a visual level. However, art is a lie that tells us the truth. So alleviated patience and thorough preparation are of paramount importance for myself, when creating every photograph telling that unique story. This makes every one of my shoots a unique and personalised production created through a reflective lens of my personal experience. It results in the pleasure, joy and amazement of my clients which in turn makes me love my job.

What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?

I have done photography for a great number of events such as weddings, engagement parties, corporate, birthdays, christenings, Mother’s day, Father’s day, Christmas, and NY celebrations. Having 7 years of experience in hospitality event management was actually a great benefit for me as a photographer - knowing all the key stages, understanding the agenda and important elements of the flow. My special touch was to learn in-depth what "ticks the boxes" for my client and then complete the shoot having this emphasis in mind.

Awards, honors, and recognitions received

In 2020 I had taken part in accomplishing a photoshoot for CityRail transport officers advert campaign. The images were published in 2021 in print and digital forms on all the transport networks of CityRail in NSW. A great number of my photos and videos have been used to promote my clients' branding on the web and social media.

A fun fact about this photographer

When I was a kid I always wanted to become a doctor just like my parents. I wanted to help people get well surviving the moments of pain and despair. Now as an adult, I have become a professional photographer helping people to do the complete opposite: to memorize their special moments of joy and love living life. I have learned to capture on camera all of these truly beautiful aspects of life indefinitely.

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