17
Apr
14

A Century of Car Advertising Interview with Photography Monthly

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Photographer Monthly today published a feature looking back over the a century and how car advertising has evolved and changed over the years from the early artist impressions to modern day CGI and photography.
Emma-Lily Pendleton talks to Tim Wallace about a century of car advertising and the story behind the images that document our social history.

A full PDF copy of Photography Monthly Interview can be viewed directly here

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KelbyOne full video classes with Photographer Tim Wallace Checkout our online classes here at KelbyOne

11
Apr
14

New ‘Pro Book’ launched for Q1 2014

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The ‘Pro Book’ represents a online copy of our automotive car photography work presented on screen as a portfolio but more in the traditional sense, a soft copy you could say of the actual Pro Book that we may use in client meetings or with agents. The book is updated four times each year and we are very pleased to announce the launch of the Q1 2014 version of the book is now live.

Tim’s Pro Book for his automotive car photography receives a vast amount of interest from clients and agencies alike and we hope that this new release of Tim’s Portfolio inspires and demonstrates his create style and approach as well as showcasing some of his recent work both in the UK and Internationally.

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A online dedicated web page version of our Portfolio is also available for marketing, agents and clients to view here at http://www.commercialphotographerportfolio.co.uk

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11
Apr
14

Topaz Feature

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This week saw the US based Software giant ‘Topaz’ feature the work of commercial automotive car photographer Tim Wallace as a demonstration of their ‘Detail’ plugin that is now available.

Topaz Labs is a privately owned company that are based in Dallas Texas, that specialises in the development of imaging based technology and ‘plugin’ software products for photographers and videographers. Tim has been working with Topaz for a number of months now to both test and look at their new development as well as feedback his own options and thoughts of what he feels is most useful to photographers such as himself today. The Topaz range of products has recently been extended with some new and very exciting tools that are now available and Tim’s featured work on the front of the main Topaz site demonstrates a little how Tim has made use of some of the product line up within his own professional workflow.


Click here to read the full Topaz Pro Insight Interview with Tim

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All images shown on this site are protected by International Copyright Law and by the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988. All images, text and ideas are the ‘intellectual property’ of Tim Wallace™

06
Apr
14

Viva Las Vegas!

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September 3rd to the 5th Las Vegas is the place to be this year with the annual Photoshop World Event which is sponsored by Adobe.
The event is truly massive and attracts people from quite literally all over the globe, with the driving force behind this show spectacular being KelbyOne.
Tim has been invited to be one of the key instructors at the event and will be on stage giving several seminars including performing an exciting ‘Live’ car shoot in front of the audience, talking about lighting, photography, and how to get the very best from your work.

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Photoshop World is the place to be if your want to learn from some of the top photographers in the World today, all under one roof in this spectacular event that offers 3 days of shows and on stage seminars, get to meet the instructors off stage, special events and parties in the evening and one of the worlds biggest Expo events all in the desert city on Las Vegas. “What happens in Vegas, usually ends up on YouTube!…”
Full event programmes that show the Expo event and also the different training ‘tracks’ for instructor seminar events across all three days will be available in the coming weeks and registration is now open through KelbyOne

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Tim’s History with KelbyOne

Tim has been a KelbyOne instructor for 3 years now and over in the US Scott Kelby described Tim as one of the most influential car photographers in the World today and Tim was invited to the US by Kelby and with their filming and production crew produced a set of one hour long video tutorials that cover the in-depth aspects of the lighting of cars in photography, Tim’s the approach to a shoot and the issues and solutions that can arise in different situations and working with just available light effectively. These video seminars are available online through KelbyOne.

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The video seminars have since proved a huge success and have received some great feedback from the tens of thousands of professional and amateur based viewers Worldwide that have used them to help them understand items from new lighting techniques to how to look at a scene and work to build up for a more atmospheric photographic capture. The videos also look at working with just one light for those that wish to try out and experiment in this field but have limited equipment available as well as some dedicated photoshop retouching and digital processing classes. Tim is now a regular guest at Kelby and continues to build on the catalogue of training videos available through his dedicated area on the Kelby site where he is one of the featured instructors in the World alongside some of the biggest names in the photography today such as Joe McNally and Jay Maisel.
You can also find 2 in depth interviews lasting over 1 hour each with Tim talking about the business side of the industry from setting up and first things to think about, through to client strategies and effective quoting as well as a second 1 hour video interview where Tim talks about what inspires him today and talks through the journey that led him to where he is today.

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06
Apr
14

Professional Photographer Magazine – The BIG Interview

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Professional Photographer Magazine each month conduct what they call ‘The BIG Interview’ with a professional photographer from around the globe and in the May edition that went on sale today this 8 page feature was an interview with AmbientLife photographer Tim Wallace. The article however was not regarding Tim’s car or commercial work, which is often what Tim is interviewed about, but was about some of his ‘personal work’ and in particular some recent work that he shot in Death Valley in the US around the mysterious abandoned town of Darwin.

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The town was first established by American explorer Dr Darwin French in 1874 after he discovered silver ore deposits in the mountains, just south of Death Valley but the mining area is now closed off and out of limits to people with many signs warning of the dangers of open mines still being there and potential death traps to those that wander into the area. Just a year later, 700 people were found living in the town where around 20 mines were discovered – the population peaked in 1877 at several thousand people.

As with many ghost towns across the U.S., once the industry has died, life in the town becomes lost and soon after years just simply disappears. However in Darwin, a small community of artists and those preferring life in the wilderness, has remained in settlements further down the valley from the ‘original’ settlements. The population is made up of mainly couples and with no one under the age of 18, so no children at all exist there. There are no stores to buy anything and nowhere to stay – the nearest supermarket is well over 90 miles away and the tiny community that remains in the dust had only a local post office where residents could gather to pass the time of day and even this now is shut and abandoned forever.

Just further down the hill we started to come across the houses of those both past and recently present, many just left abandoned and with the contents still in place, refrigerators, clocks and books still on the shelves…
We shot there for over an hour, being respectful to those that still call this dusty town home and exchanged a few hearty hello’s to those few that we met along the way walking through the small town.

Darwin is in many ways a place of both sadness and wonder and it remains sat in the middle of Death Valley and the days and nights pass like a ticking clock with no impact or change on anything that remains, a modern day time capsule sat baking in the desert sun….

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22
Mar
14

Denver Insurance Ltd from Colorado USA joins this week as a new client

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Denver Insurance Ltd is based in Colorado USA and is a company that specialises in personal insurance and their clients distinctive risk management needs

Denver contacted AmbientLife recently as they were going through the process of changing their corporate website entirely and were looking for strong photography that would blend in with their new branding designs and also carry forward their brand core values in a positive and dynamic fashion.
The new Denver site will launch within the next few weeks and is going through its final stages of design currently.

Denver operate under a philosophy that depth of coverage, bespoke service and an understanding of the unique exposures facing their clients are equally as important. And that’s why they provide creative and well-thought-out programs, balancing risk and other factors – programs that complement the success of the people they are designed to protect. These are the reasons they have been around since 1932, providing personal and commercial insurance services to clients nationwide as an independent and privately owned insurance brokerage and we look forward to working with Denver over the coming years to help provide photography that helps carry this strong message and branding forward.

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At AmbientLife supply and work with many ‘stock client’ around the globe and all of our imagery is only available through AmbientLife directly, this ensures that we find the right images for our clients, understanding their needs fully and also that we are aware within the clients industry of what is out there currently and how we can help to push forward our own clients and raise their brand accordingly with the right powerful and dynamic photography.

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Stock photography syndication can often represent a cost effective way to gain the right photography for a commercial project, advertising campaign or for editorial and feature publication use.

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Plan B’ is dedicated simply to the supply of professional high quality stock photographic images for both commercial, marketing, and magazine / book use within the business and publication sectors. Offering either exclusive or rights managed options on work by multi award winning commercial photographer Tim Wallace through our syndication program directly. We often work with art directors and buyers to provide creative high quality photography that can really add value to a project or editorial piece. Our main server holds a truly massive catalogue of work that covers mainly our specialist field of automotive car photography as well as additional content such as yachts and general commercial work and engineering photography. All our work is ready for use and can be supplied in both high resolution and web resolution with files being transmitted anywhere in the world quickly and efficiently for our clients.

22
Mar
14

Welcome to new client New Zealand Capital Group Ltd

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This week we would like to welcome New Zealand Capital Group Ltd to AmbientLife.

The company is based in New Zealand and operates within the personal finance loan industry.
NZCG contacted AmbientLife last month seeking to make use of our ‘Plan B’ stock photography service as they were in the process of giving their corporate web presence a facelift and were looking for powerful photography that would blend in with their new designs and also carry forward their brand core values in a positive and dynamic fashion.
We supply and work with many ‘stock client’ around the globe and all of our imagery is only available through AmbientLife directly, this ensures that we find the right images for our clients, understanding their needs fully and also that we are aware within the clients industry of what is out there currently and how we can help to push forward our own clients and raise their brand accordingly with the right powerful and dynamic photography.

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Stock photography syndication can often represent a cost effective way to gain the right photography for a commercial project, advertising campaign or for editorial and feature publication use.

Plan B

Plan B’ is dedicated simply to the supply of professional high quality stock photographic images for both commercial, marketing, and magazine / book use within the business and publication sectors. Offering either exclusive or rights managed options on work by multi award winning commercial photographer Tim Wallace through our syndication program directly. We often work with art directors and buyers to provide creative high quality photography that can really add value to a project or editorial piece. Our main server holds a truly massive catalogue of work that covers mainly our specialist field of automotive car photography as well as additional content such as yachts and general commercial work and engineering photography. All our work is ready for use and can be supplied in both high resolution and web resolution with files being transmitted anywhere in the world quickly and efficiently for our clients.




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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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