23
Oct
14

British Institute of Professional Photographers – Business Seminar with Tim Wallace in Manchester 12th November

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Commercial Photographer Tim Wallace will be holding a Business Seminar on Wednesday 12th November for the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photographers) in Manchester at the Statham Lodge.
Tim will be delivering a talk about his own approach to business, and talking through his own mindset and approach to achieving the best possible business results within the complex and competitive world of commercial photography.

Tickets are available from the BIPP by calling 0845 094 0539
The seminar venue is the Statham Lodge Hotel, Warrington Rd, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 9BP and parking is available on site free of charge.

The seminar is business based for the Commercial World of Photography and how to give yourself the best chance of success, the business aspects and the mental state of mind required.
The class is aimed at varied levels of people from thinking about starting as a professional, established professionals seeking advice and new trains of thought in business, and people who and are looking for fresh ideas and where they perhaps need to focus their efforts and planning to succeed in this difficult market.
Tim will be talking about how he has managed to build his business from scratch in just 7 years to where he is now, and discussing business openly and frankly on his approach to the market and how it has helped to give him the success he enjoys today as well becoming a well respected name known Internationally for his work.

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Some of the topics covered;

*Planning your business to give it the best chance to succeed in the future…
*Focus your business and understand why we need to do this and how to do this
*Building a portfolio
*What it ‘really’ takes to be a commercial photographer in 2014
*Marketing yourself and presenting your work to the Clients
*Understanding the minefield of commercial quotes and pricing for work effectively

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23
Oct
14

Jaguar 2015 Heritage Campaign Shoot – Gaydon Test Track UK

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AmbientLife Commercial Automotive Car Photographer Tim Wallace this week was at the Jaguar test track in Gaydon, UK to shoot the final element of the 2015 Jaguar Heritage Campaign.
Tim has been working closely with Jaguar and their Agency Epsilon on the campaign over the last three months and was commssioned based on his previous work for Jaguar over recent years and his strong dramatic style.
The brief was to produce a series of high quality images that will be used in online and print media advertising over the coming 12 months within Jaguar as well as being used to form some of the displays at the World Famous Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham next month.

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Tim – “This was the last part of the out campaign shoot and it was good to be on familiar ground working at the test track in Gaydon. I have spent many days over the years here as its also a facility that Aston Martin share and use with Jaguar as well as the Land Rover element of Jaguar Land Rover as a Company, with work also being produced by myself and the team for LR. One of my main reasons to choose to shoot the ‘dynamic motion’ work and stills / range shots at the test track facility is that away from the main high speed test circuit there is a area that is titled the ‘low emissions’ test straights and these are very similar in appearance to a normal dual carriageway and with this it meant that we had the ability to shoot from a specially modified Range Rover along both sides of that test area without being disturbed and in complete safety. Shooting the motion work and using a car to car shooting technique as I did in this instance can be a very quick and efficient way to work however there are many issues that need to be considered and all the safety aspects come into play because when you are hanging out of the back of a chase vehicle at speeds up to 65mph you very clearly need to have confidence in not only your own safety equipment but also in the person that is driving you. I am very lucky that whenever I shoot in this way at the facility I always use Jaguar, Land Rover, or Aston Martin professional driving / instructor staff that are not only the very best but also experienced in working with photographers and film crews and thus totally appreciate what is required and what I am looking for. The speed that we shoot at is very much dependant on weather, road surface and light levels as well as the proximity of trees and shrubs in relation to the actual shoot road area, as these give us that all important sense on ‘motion’ and in the case of the Jaguar work most of it was shot at shutter speeds as low as 15th sec, this does take some time to master when you consider that not only are you in a moving vehicle but also hand holding that camera body to active the all important shots. “

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17
Oct
14

Aston Martin ‘Legends’ Book reaches final stages

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The week saw the ‘Legends’ book project start its final proofing and binding design stages, the project has been a mammoth piece of work over 2 years between Aston and Automotive Car Photographer Tim Wallace.
The book is a celebration of Aston Martin through their 100 years and is a major publication of over 680 pages of stunning photography from Tim Wallace capturing each of their significant models over their first 100 years of building cars, from the very first Bamford Martin car all the way through to the infamous DB5 and onwards to the latest DBS and One77 models of recent years. Printing will commence in 2015 and their are discussions underway to also bring out a limited boxed edition that will be signed by photographer Tim Wallace and legendary racing driver Stirling Moss.

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Aston Martin over the years have created and crafted some of the Worlds most recognisable and iconic cars and in 2013 the company celebrated 100 years in the industry. As part of this celebration commercial car photographer Tim Wallace was commissioned by our UK client Aston to produce a major book looking through the 100 years to celebrate all the models in the Aston range from the very first model that David Brown created to the latest super cars from the Aston stable such as the DBS and new Vanquish. This month saw AmbientLife photographer Tim Wallace working alongside the designers to review and make final amendments to the page layouts as the book nears the final stages before going to be published. Over all the final book will feature over 680 full colour pages of high quality photography that captures and drives forward the spirt of Aston Martin through the last 100 years.

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Tim – “Being asked to create all the photography for the Aston 100 year book is indeed a great honour and its a project that we have been working on for just over a year now. The book will primarily be a ‘coffee table’ style book of great photography looking at each of the models through the history of Aston Martin design and endeavour to create cars that instil both passion and soul. Its a massive project and currently we are very close to completing the project now.
Some of the cars that I have captured for this book such as the Zagato’s VEV1 and VEV2 that are very rare and today are in the same condition as the day that they drove out of the factory gates.
For me personally it’s a joy to shoot these cars and we have been working with Aston in the UK and Europe for just over 7 years now so I am very familiar with both the company and the vehicles themselves which is a major benefit to the project for me personally. We are having the final design meetings for the project and we anticipate that the book will launch this year globally, I can’t wait to see all that hard work come together in what I hope will be a book that young and old will enjoy a like.”

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The book covers all the major models produced by Aston Martin through the years from the very first early cars, through to the infamous DB5 that will possibly always be inextricably linked to James Bond and the 007 books of Ian Fleming.
It also covers the most recent years of design and development at Aston Martin with the One77, Astons first £1 million pound car, the DBS, V12 Vantage, and the new model all carbon fibre Vanquish.
Designed and produced to be a general book for the market this publication reflects the history of design and how the cars have evolved over the years but is not a technical based book as many before it have had their base, bit more a book of simply beautiful photography to celebrate a iconic and world famous British brand that is as strong today as it ever was.

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06
Oct
14

Jaguar Heritage 2015 Campaign Parts Photography

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This week saw commercial car photographer Tim Wallace shooting the second part of a two part project for a 2015 Heritage Campaign for Jaguar UK
Shot at the spiritual home of Jaguar at their factory at Browns Lane near to Coventry in England the shoot was based on a brief to produce a series of high quality ‘parts’ based images that will be used in online and print media advertising over the coming 12 months within Jaguar as well as being used to form some of the displays at the World Famous Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham next month.

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Tim – “Many people I speak to think that working as a photographer within the car industry simply means turning up at amazing locations with sports cars and shooting dramatic work, true this is very much a perception that I can not deny is fact based at times when we have ‘hero shoots’ of some models, however on the other side of the coin a lot of time is also spent working on other items that are just as important within the car industry such as parts and service.
The main idea behind this recent shoot with Jaguar was to create some additional parts based work to run on from pervious parts work that I had shot historically for Jaguar and the images will be used both in direct advertising as well as online media. Parts to some people may be a little boring but to me its a great opportunity to push whats achievable by simply using good create flair and great lighting techniques that I have built up over the years working in the car industry.”

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29
Sep
14

Jaguar Heritage 2015 Campaign Photography

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This week saw commercial car photographer Tim Wallace start shooting the 2015 Heritage Campaign for Jaguar UK
The first part of the shoot took place at the spiritual home of Jaguar at their factory at Browns Lane near to Coventry in England and featured four classic Jaguar models that will be used to create four separate advertisements promoting the Heritage side of the Jaguar business. These will be featured in magazines across Europe in 2015 as well as making up part of the Jaguar displays at the World Famous Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham in November later this year.

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Tim “I’ve worked with Jaguar several times over recent years and it was great to be asked to play a part in this latest campaign to promote the Heritage area of Jaguar. The four models that we featured for the main four ‘hero’ shoots were specifically chosen for their position and importance within the ‘classic’ range of Jaguar models through the years and that in itself was no easy task as their are so many amazing models that Jaguar have produced over the years so choosing just four was a challenge in itself. The shoot itself took place at the spiritual home of Jaguar, the factory that still stands at Browns Lane near Coventry. The campaign work itself will stretch over several different shoots that are currently ongoing with Jaguar and myself and we will be working closely with Jaguar over the next two months to create a folio of work that will be used across varying platforms for 2015 and also at Car Industry Shows such as the UK Motor Show at the NEC in November this year.”

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29
Sep
14

PhotoFocus Interview in Las Vegas with Tim Wallace

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Robert Vanelli then catches up with professional photographer Tim Wallace and his work with automotive and boating photography whist Tim was on stage on Las Vegas at Photoshop World 2014 with KelbyOne.
Photographer Tim Wallace is the driving force and creative thinking behind Ambient Life. An award winning photographer his work is often described as both conceptual and dramatic. Tim works internationally with many high end brands and clients such as Aston Martin, Land Rover Jaguar and Morgan in the UK to Kenwood and Audi in the US.

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Listen to Robert Vanelli’s interview as he talks to Photographer Tim Wallace
Photofocus Interview with Tim Wallace available here

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Photographer Tim Wallace is the driving force and creative thinking behind Ambient Life. An award winning photographer his work is often described as both conceptual and dramatic. Tim works internationally with many high end brands and clients such as Aston Martin, Land Rover Jaguar and Morgan in the UK to Kenwood and Audi in the US.

His work has been published globally and was recently named by as one of the UK’s most creative photographers. Tim’s view is a little more straight forward, a man who’s known for his down to earth attitude, his feet are firmly on the ground and his desire to produce creative work is one that he has been driven to from a very young age when he first picked up a camera, “Photography is for me simply a creative passion, the ability to use light and form to capture in a single image what I see in my own imagination…”

He is the humble recipient of many awards including International Advertising Photographer of the Year 2010, UK Motor Industry Photographer of the Year 2010, Hasselblad Photographer of the month Oct 2010, Professional Photographer of the Year 2009 as well as receiving Distinction Awards for his work from such professional boards as the RPS

Vanelli and Tim talk about:

What kind of photographer is Tim Wallace?
What inspires Tim to shoot cars
What he did before photography
How he got into photography
Don’t wait for the door to open
Why less is more
Tim’s 18-month project
Photography business is 90% business
What shapes Tim as a photographer
Tim’s charity work

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19
Sep
14

Aston Martin 3rd Series Mk2 Short Chassis from 1935

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Recently commercial automotive car photographer Tim Wallace was commissioned by Aston to shoot 4 beautiful classic Aston Martin models for a Heritage project
The first of these was the Aston Martin 3rd Series Mk2 Short Chassis from 1935. A truly beautiful example of the type of cars that Aston were producing over 70 years ago.

Introduced at the 1934 Olympia Auto Show, Aston Martin offered a new line, the Mark II, in both short and long forms. In its September 7, 1934 preview of the new series, ‘The Autocar’ magazine reported ‘the whole essence of the spirit behind the car is that it developed along lines of steady evolution. Modifications are made as found desirable by experience, and, in particular, as found worthwhile through experience gained in long-distance racing.’

The ‘evolution’ was very significant with body, chassis, and engine changes. The 1.5 liter 4-cylinder single overhead cam engine now developed 73 horsepower.
A total of 148 of the Mark II automobiles were produced.

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Unveiled at the 1934 Motor show, the Aston Martin Mark II was, in effect, an improved Le Mans model. The 1.5-liter engine was tuned to produce 73 bhp, and the chassis was made stiffer to improve road holding. Two chassis lengths were available on the Mark II – a long form for saloons, tourers and drophead coupes, and a short form for 2 and 2/4 seater sports cars.

Two distinctive features of the Mark II are the thermostatically controlled radiator shutters and the cycle type front wings which turn with the steering.

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Ambient Life Online

A selection of other online sites that offer a look into the work of UK Professional Photographer Tim Wallace.

www.ambientlife.co.uk


Photographer Tim Wallace is the driving force and creative thinking behind Ambient Life.
An award winning photographer he is probably best known for his commercial car and advertising work.

Tim works with many well known brands and clients such as Aston Martin, Land Rover and Kenwood in the US, and has recently been named as one of the ten photographers to be selected by Hasselblad for the quality of his work and creative vision to represent their new 'Pro Team' to be launched in 2010.

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