26
Mar
15

Las Vegas 2015 – PSW Live Events

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Las Vegas is the place to be this in August 2015 as some of the worlds top photographers converge on Las Vegas to take part in an event which has now grown to be one of the biggest in the world, Photoshop World with Adobe and KelbyOne the convention centre at the Mandalay Bay Resort. Commercial car photographer Tim Wallace is amongst those invited to attend again this year to give a selection of classes on business as well as a live car shoot on stage as part of the main PSW event and also a premium Pre Con live car shoot event the day before PSW launches for a select closed group.

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August 10th to the 13th, Las Vegas is the place to be 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 for a special ‘pre con’ live car shoot class as well as during the three day event giving several seminars talking about business, lighting, photography and how to really work effectively with your clients and make a difference to your business.

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Tim’s Schedule for Photoshop World Las Vegas 2015

Monday 10th August – 1:00pm – 5:00pm Live Car Shoot Pre-Con Special Event
Tuesday 11th August – 11:00am – 12:00am Building A Successful Business Model (Part 1)
Tuesday 11th August – 12:15pm – 1:15pm Taking Your Business Forward (Part 2)
Thursday 13th August – 8:15am – 9:15am Live Car Shoot Event on Main Stage

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Tim’s Live Classes for 2015 Las Vegas

Building A Successful Business Model (Part 1)
Class 1 is the first part of a 2 part back to back hardcore Business class by Tim on how to achieve success and think laterally about your brand and direction. 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 in this business based session he will start by looking briefly at what kind of work he has built his business model on and then move the thought and work process to start to build up a successful photography business and achieve a positive global reputation, positioning yourself successfully within your chosen industry, this is something that Tim is very aware of having built a successful business himself and a respected name within just 7 years from scratch. The session will look at how to make the right informed choices and how to set a clear vision for your own path way to success rather than just ‘hope’ things work out and the phone rings with work for you.

Taking Your Business Forward (Part 2)
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. Class 2 is the second part of a 2 part back to back hardcore Business class by Tim on how to achieve success and think laterally about your brand and direction. This second part to the business session will look at how he gained his initial clients, won contracts and kept his clients as he an them evolved. It will look at how to approach agencies, how to effectively make those first steps and approaches to clients and agencies and most of all and utterly crucially it will be about explaining how to understand your position better within the field and how to put yourself and your work across in such a way that your clients understand your benefits to them and not just that you can take nice pictures. It’s about becoming a monster in your industry and creating a need for what you do and not just sitting there and waiting for the phone to ring.

Live Car Shoot – Pre Con Special Event
Tim Wallace is renowned within the car industry for his car photography for such leading market brands as Aston Martin and Jaguar. This special PreCon event gives you the opportunity to see Tim work with lighting a car as well as work through different aspects of how light can be used effectively for this very difficult lighting subject. Many of the lessons taught and techniques used will translate into other areas too where lighting reflective subjects is involved such as product photography so one not to be missed for sure. This is very much a hands on event where Tim will explain and demonstrate many different aspects of lighting from his personal knowledge gained over years of working within this industry.
*Limited to 40 participants

Live Car Shoot
This live shoot is a condensed 1 hour version of the pre con special event where Tim will do some live lighting setups shooting a car and talk through some of the techniques he uses when he is working commercially as a car photographer for his clients. He will look at some of the lighting positions that can help you get the best results for those that perhaps only have one or two lights as well as demonstrating how to get the most from these lights in some differing scenarios.

Links

Photoshop World Las Vegas with KelbyOne Find out more at the Official Photoshop World with all the details for 2015 !

Tim’s Video Classes at KelbyOne Check out our classes on lighting, photography + interviews with Tim

Some behind the scenes images from the 2014 event in Las Vegas

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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!…”

Photoshop World is where creative people from all walks of life come to take part in affordable, hands-on learning that can’t be found anywhere else. Gaining valuable, real-world experience from innovative instructors, while building camaraderie amongst creatives with shared passions. From beginners to experts, teachers to students, hobbyists to professionals, this is place where everyone is invited to share, network and engage in a welcoming community.

The Experience of PSW

Tim - “This was my very first PSW event, Scott had previously invited me a few times to take part but workload ands such like prevented me attending in previous years, this year was totally different and it was great to get involved and be a part of this amazing event. Nothing really prepared me for the sheer scale of the whole event and the location in Las Vegas was within the convention centre of the Mandalay Bay Resort and oh boy what a resort! Mandalay Bay is not only possibly one of the biggest Resorts in Las Vegas but it really is like a little town within itself with everything to hand and was truly the perfect place to host something of this nature that was on such a grand scale.

The first morning we were ushered into our seats at the front of the hall used for the Key Note Opening speech were the instructors and partners are positioned and 15 minutes later the doors opened and the crowds quite literally broke through to get the best seats that they could, it was amazing the energy and enthusiasm of the crowds. The key note itself was a real pleasure to watch and following the official opening we prepared for the first of our classes to deliver that an hour later. I have spoken in many different countries over the years on lighting, photography and business but never to a US audience on this scale and I have to say that I really enjoyed it immensely. The crowds were both polite and very enthusiastic about all the seminars that went on over that 3 days period. The lighting class that I gave on the 2nd day went really well and its not often that you get to drive a sports car through a hotel, which is something that we had to do so that we could get it into place for the live shoot event :)
Following the feedback from that live shoot lighting class it has already been announced that from the high demand that in 2015 I will be back in Las Vegas to give more classes and the live shoot event will be making up part of the ‘pre con’ day which occurs the day before the official launch of PSW allowing a select number of instructors to give major time to a reduced and select class of people over a 4 to 5 hour period, this is something that I was very pleased to have been asked to do and it will be great to be able to really get into a lot more depth on the lighting class in 2015 because of this.

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In the final day I delivered my class on ‘Inspired Business’, I knew that this may well be a popular class but nothing prepared me for the scale of that, on the morning of the event we were given one of the largest halls at the convention centre and turn out for that class was the biggest of the entire event for us, it was amazing and very touching indeed for me personally. At the end of each class those attending are asked to fill out a short feedback form allowing them to give their thoughts on the class, its effectiveness, delivery and such like. From the feedback off the Business class we were later told that it had received some of the very best feedback of any class during the entire event and from all the classes given over that 2014 event, as a result Scott Kelby himself made a request that at the 2015 we not only deliver this class again but by request of those attending, we also make it a much longer class and I am currently looking at putting that back to back across a double session for 2015.

Following the excellent and very kind feedback that we received from those that attended the classes over the three day period I was asked to give a speech at the closing ceremony on the final day so once again I was on stage but this time in front of the entire volume of those that had attended the 2014 PSW event. I have to admit I was slightly nervous as the event had I was told attracted over 26,000 people this year, giving it one the highest attendance records in all its history.

On a final note I would like to really say from my heart a huge thank you to the support staff of KelbyOne, these are the guys that work very long hours behind the scenes to make sure that instructors such as myself have everything that we need as well as looking after all the video and audio for each class and event. We made some amazing new friends with the team and I was touched that indeed some KelbyOne guys actually came to attend a few classes themselves between their own duties. The event itself was both physically demanding for those involved with busy days and many after show parties each night, all of which were utterly amazing :) and also gave people like myself a real chance to talk and meet those attending PSW.
Lastly I would say a huge thank you to the other instructors themselves, we met some amazing people on this journey and made some life long friends and we are already looking forward to 2015 PSW in Las Vegas so we can do it all again !”

PhotoFocus Interview with Tim Wallace in Las Vegas at Photoshop World 2014 with Robert Vanelli

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.

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

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Tim’s background working with KelbyOne

Tim has been a KelbyOne instructor for 4 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.

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 official KelbyOne 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.

Want to see Tim’s video seminars today?

Why not go across to KelbyOne where all Tim’s courses are available online and get yourself prepared for Vegas! Tim Wallace – KelbyOne Instructor

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“Hope to see you in Vegas…!”
Tim Wallace

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20
Mar
15

Jaguar UK – Campaign work for Heritage

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AmbientLife Commercial Automotive Car Photographer Tim Wallace recently worked with our client Jaguar at their centre in Gaydon, UK to shoot the 2015 Jaguar Heritage Campaign. Tim has been working with Jaguar and their Marketing Agency Epsilon on the campaign utilising Tim’s strong dramatic approach to his car photography. The brief was to produce a series of high quality images that will be used in online and print media advertising over 2015 within Jaguar as well and some of the work that we produced has already been used for the Jaguar displays at the Classic Car Motor Show that was recently held at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Jaguar Land Rover joined our client list back in 2009 and since then we have worked closely with them on both Land Rover related projects as well as shooting work with Jaguar, mainly on their ‘Heritage’ side of the business. We have produced and shot work at their dedicated design centre at Gaydon with Land Rover, as well as on the Gaydon test track proving ground that both Jaguar and Land Rover share along with Aston martin. We are very familiar with the protocols and processes involved in using these facilities both effectively and within the required safety parameters and have built a great rapport and mutual professional relationship up also with the facilities staff and the core business test drivers that we often work closely with.

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Tim – “We did the campaign shoot with Jaguar UK for their ‘Heritage’ division of the business over a two separate shoots both over multiple days The first concentrating on the range of cars themselves in both motion and static shots and then a separate session where we were shooting lit scenes of the cars in the Jaguar Heritage workshops as well as shooting the parts photography for the campaign.
It was good to be on familiar ground working at the test track in Gaydon and at the Jaguar facilities there. I have spent a lot of time here over the years at Gaydon and the proving ground, a facility that Aston Martin also share with Jaguar as well as the Land Rover element of Jaguar Land Rover as a Company. 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 drivers / 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 achieve those all important ‘hero’ style shots. ”

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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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12
Mar
15

Sir Stirling Moss writes opening foreword to the new Aston Book from photographer Tim Wallace

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We are extremely proud and honoured to officially announce that Sir Stirling Moss has written the foreword to photographer Tim Wallace’s Aston book that journeys through the life and models of Aston Martin from the very first Bamford Martin car to the very latest super cars of today. The book project has now started its final proofing and binding design stage and it has been a mammoth piece of work over 2 years between The Aston Workshop in the UK and Automotive Car Photographer Tim Wallace.
The book is a celebration of Aston Martin through their 100 years and is a major publication of nearly 700 pages of stunning photography from Tim 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 a limited boxed edition will also be available with the possibility of a signing event taking place with Tim Wallace and Sir Stirling Moss with the book.

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Over the years Sir Stirling Moss has had an amazing racing history and has enjoyed some of that through his involvement with Aston Martin so to have the book’s forward written by Stirling is truly a fitting start to that pictorial history that Tim has set out to capture across the books chapters and pages. Stirling’s first outing for David Brown’s team took place at the 1956 Sebring 12 hours in Florida. He had tested the works Aston Martin DB3S at Goodwood in the February of that year following his return from a successful two race campaign in Argentina. Having agreed to race for David Brown when his commitments to Maserati allowed him to do so, Stirling accepted a signing on fee of £50, which was modest, even by the standards of the time.
The 1956 Sebring would be the first of six races over the course of the season that Stirling would race the Aston Martin DB3S, for the race, he would be partnered with Peter Collins in one of three works Aston Martin DB3S’s entered for the 1956 Sebring 12 hours. Given that the team had calculated that the brakes would last no more than eight hours and that the tyres would last no more than two hours, Stirling did not start the race bursting with confidence. Nevertheless, he made a good getaway from the Le Mans start and managed to hold second place between Hawthorn and Fangio, running three seconds a lap quicker than he had managed in practice. It was not to last, 90 minutes after Peter Collins took over driving duties the engine broke and they retired from the race. Happily Stirling would go onto win at Goodwood in the Aston Martin DB3S at the Easter meet the following month and at the 1959 24 Hours Le Mans race, Aston Martin would enjoy an outright victory at the infamous endurance classic giving Stirling’s one of the most famous wins of his racing career.

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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 700 pages of full colour pages of high quality photography that captures and drives forward the spirit of Aston Martin through the last 100 years.

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Tim – “Being asked to create all the photography for the Aston Workshop 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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02
Feb
15

Ambientlife Celebrates 8 Amazing Years !

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WOW its been 8 years….!

‘AmbientLife’, a company and concept that photographer Tim Wallace created and brought to life now celebrates its eighth successful year.

It had been an amazing journey so far with so many amazing projects and shoots, today we are very proud indeed, proud to have worked with some of the Worlds most recognised brands and names within the industry as well as working alongside some fantastic clients. The last 8 years have also seen Tim engaging audiences both in the UK, Europe and the US with his seminars and live shoot events and in 2014 he became an instructor on stage in Las Vegas at PSW delivering talks about his work, his methods and how he approaches the work that he produces from the standpoint of both lighting and style. These have gone from strength to strength and Tim also signed up this year with ‘Celebrity Speakers’ through which he delivers talks on stage about personal motivation and on industry and life from his own personal perspective and experience.

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Tim “WOW 8 years! this is something that I am very proud of indeed, its been a huge amount of hard work and many said that I would not achieve my goals when I set out to be the best prestige car photographer that I could but 8 years on I am still here, I have ridden the recession and hard times in car industry, stuck to my business goals and adapted also along the day to capture new opportunities such as the recent moves to also shoot high end truck world for clients such as Dennis Eagle and NFT.

None of this would have been possible at all without my amazing partner Angela, her devotion, love and belief in me and my dreams from the very early days so many years go when I first used to talk about wanting to start ‘AmbientLife’ have given me the strength and belief to carry on and keep striving for what I believe in and not be deterred from being ‘different’ .
Also I’m grateful for the support of some amazing true friends that are to me the very very best people that have stood next to me and supported me, the colleagues and clients I have worked with and that have become friends and all those along this journey of mine.

Years ago I ran away from home and lived on the streets of London for a while near Covent Garden, 15yrs old and full of drive with all I owned to my name in a small Adidas sports bag (I still have it) from there I joined the Daily Mail and worked in the Darkrooms, went on to be a photographer in London, worked in some Agencies then joined the Royal Marines. After that I went into Network and Media management for Orange and Virgin and after redundancy in 2006 I took my dreams and started ‘AmbientLife.

The last eight years have been a challenge thats is for sure, building a business up from the ground is never an easy task and in the middle of a worldwide recession makes it even more challenging but I have stayed firm in my beliefs for the direction that AmbientLife should take and as the years have unfolded the company, the work that we do and the quality of what we produce has taken the company into new area’s and has pushed the boundaries further and further to allow more creativity and more depth to our work, this year I am striving to really push the business in 2015 to make this the best year ever!

I can not thank enough the amazing people that I have worked with over the years and the amazing support and following that AmbientLife has achieved from a truly global audience, I am honoured and touched always by the feedback that I receive and the growing number of people and clients alike who say that they feel ‘inspired’ when they look at our work.

Thank you !”

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08
Jan
15

Pro Book Q4 – 2015 Launches

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 and art buyers.

The book is updated four times each year and we are very pleased to announce the launch of the Q4 2015 version of the book which includes all the latest new work from commercial photographer Tim Wallace.
The Pro Book receives a vast amount of interest from clients and agencies alike and we hope that this new release of Tim’s ongoing creative commercial work inspires and demonstrates his unique style and approach as well as showcasing some of his recent work both in the UK and Internationally with our corporate business clients and agency clients.

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A online dedicated version is also available for agents and clients to view here at http://www.commercialphotographerportfolio.co.uk

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08
Jan
15

Dennis Eagle Trucks – 2015 Brochure Shoot

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Dennis Eagle have been one of our truck industry clients over the last 2 years, and in that time commercial photographer Tim Wallace has worked closely with the UK based company to produce their commercial advertising and marketing photography. This week we were shooting the new 2015 model brochure for Dennis Eagle at one of the UK’s largest vehicle studios.
The facility is one that we use for some of our automotive car work but also when the vehicle is somewhat larger and in this case it was the prefect location to allow Tim to complete the shoot on 3 new Dennis vehicles.

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All the studio work was shot using a Hasselbald H5 medium format camera system, this gives our client the very highest quality image files for then to then utilise across their business whether that be in brochure and marketing material or being deployed in large format on posters at trade motor events or on billboards. Using a high end image capture system we feel is imperative to our clients to give them not only the flexibility of imagery use but also the very best image quality possible to project their product to their own customers.

Tim – “The day started early as I arrived at the studio not long after 7am, we had a lot of work to get through with quite an extensive shoot list from our client covering three vehicles and various detail / accessory images to capture too. When I arrived the first of the vehicles was already on site at the studio entrance and we had brought in a dedicated vehicle cleaning crew to work on all three throughout the day. When we shoot cars in this sort of situation it is normal that they would be cleaned and prepared in the factory and then transported via a covered transporter to the studio, however thats just not possible with vehicles of this sheer size and weight so each of the vehicles shot had to be driven to the studio directly from the Dennis Eagle factory and then cleaned and prepared on site. As with any shoot the devil is in the detail and its good solid planning and preparation that really makes the difference on a shoot like this.”

“We met with the Dennis Eagle marketing director to go over our planning of the shoot as this is always an essential in these situations, which vehicle would be shot first and in what positions and in what order, this is crucial to the shoot as you do not really want to be moving these very large vehicles around too much if you can avoid that to both save time and also keep your shoot location inside the massive studio infinity cove as clean and free from contamination as possible.
Our lighting on this shoot was all ‘continuous’ lighting equipment that gives us the control over the light that is required to get the right lighting over a vehicle of this size and complexity.”

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Equipment used:

Hasselblad H5 camera system
Hasselblad 28mm HC Lens
Hasselblad 35mm HC Lens
Hasselblad 50-110mm HC Lens

4 x Arri Fresnel 5K spot & stands
15 x Arri Fresnel 2K spot & stands
10 x Arri Fresnel 1K spot & stands
2 x Kino Flow lighting strips
18 x C Stands

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Over the last two years Tim has been shooting all Dennis Eagles commercial photography and the work produced has been unitised across different platforms such as corporate website, brochure and marketing, The work that we produced this week will be added to that library of work at Dennis Eagle and will now be formatted through their central advertising agency to create the final advertising campaigns and brochures.
Below is some of the previous work that Tim has created for the company now in place within their business and being used to promote the Dennis Eagle brand and products across the globe.

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23
Dec
14

2014 Wow what a Year!

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As 2014 comes to a close its good to look back over what has been a pivotal year, and wow what a year it has been, both professionally and personally.
The year has seen some really amazing shoots featuring some of the rarest cars on the planet, amazing locations, and we’ve also been blessed with many new exciting clients coming on board as the business has seen continued growth both in the base area of commercial photographic work, and the supply of syndicated stock for advertising campaigns and commercial branding projects literally all over the globe.

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2014 started with the busiest first quarter that we have ever seen with major shooting projects such as the commercial photography that Tim shot for our new client ‘Triumph North America’ and ‘Castrol BP’ in January. This was continued as February came and went in a flash as we saw further new clients such as ‘Folwer Welsh’ come on board. We also saw a massive project in February to work with a new UK based Insurance company ‘Sure Thing’ to supply all the photography for their launch that came a few months later in April and this was closely followed by a 3 part major project for Jaguar UK to help market and promote the ‘Heritage’ element of their brand for commercial advertising as well as billboard use at such shows as the NEC Motor Show.

Probably one of the largest projects undertaken in 2014 was the completion of shooting for the Aston Martin Book, a massive undertaking and something that Tim has been involved exclusively with since its start in early 2013. 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 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.

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. Printing will commence in 2015 and their are discussions underway to also bring out a limited boxed edition.

Tim - “Being asked to create all the photography for the Aston Workshop 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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2014 also saw our work featured across the World in many magazine interviews and features, some months there were 2 or 3 articles running at any one time such as Professional Photographer Magazines, The Review in London, and Camerapixo to name a few, as well as recorded TV and Podcast interviews with people such as Photofocus in the US when Tim was asked to be an instructor for the infamous Photoshop World event held in Las Vegas with KelbyOne. The event saw Tim deliver 3 seminars including a live car shoot on stage and a business masterclass that received some of the highest feedback for any seminar at the event, resulting in Tim being asked to return to Las Vegas in 2015 to deliver a expanded business seminar over several sessions this time, a further live car shoot and also be one of the chosen instructors to deliver a major car lighting live event during the ‘precon’ for Photoshop World 2015.

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One of our proudest moments in 2014 was the launch of Tim’s very first exhibition which was sponsored by Fuji UK and Digitalab, featured exclusively a body of ‘personal work’ that Tim captured of the ghost town of Darwin that is set deep in Death Valley in the US. First built in 1877 and was once a thriving town for the miners and their families, now it is all but abandoned and lays deep within the central area of Death Valley with many mysteries surrounding why the townsfolk left and why they left so much behind in their shadow. The photography that Tim captured there work has been published around the world in various magazines and featured and in August Tim opened the exhibition of this work in Newcastle where it was so well received that it is still running currently having been ‘extended’ 3 times and has broken all previous gallery records for print sales, achieving this within its first 48 hours!

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Tim - “I found myself in Death Valley moving through the Valley from South to North. Death Valley has always held a fascination for me in its sheer scale and beauty. I had pulled off onto a small clearing by the side of the road to refit the power lead to my GPS that had fallen loose, pulling off the main road in Death Valley is something that signs warn you not to do as soft ground can leave you stranded and once you are in this position with the distinct possibility of not having anybody pass you on the road for the rest of the day, its a dangerous manoeuvre at best. I distinctly remember looking up from the dash and catching a glint of something far down the valley to my left, it was then that I decided to risk it and start carefully driving down the track that led in that direction. The town itself is very hard to find and it was a my second visit to Death Valley trying to locate it, laying so far off the road along a very dusty track with no signs it is a place where it is very easy to pass it without ever knowing that it ever existed, very much the town that time forgot in many ways. Darwin itself is a truly amazing place and I really didn’t know what to expect as I pulled onto the dirt track that carried me into this totally silent abandoned area in the middle of the valley. It was early evening and the sky was a golden colour as the heat haze dropped in front of me making viewing anything in the distance across the valley floor very difficult. 6 miles off the main road quite literally in the middle of absolutely nowhere I came across the town sat in the base of the mountains, abandoned and shrouded in the sheer deafening silence that you experience only in places like Death Valley, a barrier across the track warning me to stay out.

I loved shooting in Darwin with all the amazing items and homes that have literally just been left behind as they stood many years ago, the rich textures and the amazing light that you get in Death Valley made the project one thats was very inspiring for me creatively as a photographer. I believe that as a professional photographer, ‘personal work’ is something thats very important to do each year, it in many ways offers us the freedom to express ourselves more through our work than perhaps day to day commercial work can with its demands and constraints. This entire body of work in Darwin was shot on my Fuji XPro1 and a 14mm f2.8 lens, with nothing else at all, just myself and the camera to capture what I saw before me.

I think the three main things that will remain with me always from my visit there was the sheer deafening silence as the sun dropped across the valley and left me and the town in darkness, the US Army truck with the bullet hole in the windscreen parked out of sight, and noticing that every clock that I came across had stopped at 4:20 on Sunday the 13th even though they were all ‘mechanical’…”

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2014 was also a year that saw Tim’s business seminars make a shift to lead into the arena of motivational talks for the first time. In June Tim was in Wales to perform on stage at the Colwyn Bay Theatre for a charity event that was the brain child of both Tim and Sarah Jones from Cambrian Photography after a chance meeting a few months earlier where both Sarah and Tim came up with an idea to try and raise some much needed money for some charities that Sarah is deeply involved in, namely The King’s Storehouse Food Bank, that help provide food and support for families that are having financial difficulties and unable to feed themselves properly, and also ‘Lightbox the Young People’s Camera Group’ that Paul Sampson from Oriel Colwyn runs and is a group set up to help and support found disadvantaged children to enjoy photography.
The event was a huge success and lead to Tim being offered a place as a instructor with a European based ‘inspirational and motivational’ speaker organisation called “Celebrity Speakers’

Tim - “Earlier this year I made a decision that I wanted to try and do more ‘inspirational’ speaking as I really enjoyed it and it seemed to be something that people enjoyed listening to and connecting too from me. What I did not realise at that time was that a organisation that specialise in this form of ‘motivational and inspirational’ speaking were already aware of my seminars and the reputation that was building around these.
A few months ago I decided to do a charity talk to raise money in Wales with Cambrian Photography, this went really well and I was very happy to do it of course because it was simply the right thing to do. Recently they started to talk with me and shortly afterwards they launched me as a new speaker into their sites in the UK and Europe as a Inspirational and Motivational speaker.
In truth this is very surreal and sort of blows me away totally, can’t still now quite get over this as I sit now with people like James Cameron, Bob Geldof and Sir Sirling Moss not to mention Olympic gold medalists like Rebecca Adlington and David Coulthard but i feel very privileged to be in such good company and I look forward too making new friends and meeting new people.
I came from nothing 7 years ago and all I did was find my own path and work hard for what I believe in, so what am I saying here, be true to yourself, believe in yourself and if you really want something then GO FOR IT regardless of what anybody tells you, and most of all along that journey do good things for people be cause Karma works both ways and life is not about what you can get, its about what you can give.

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Tim -“I would say that 2014 has been quite simply the very best of years, and one that will drive me forward into 2015 with both excitement and motivation to continue to push the business forward and further develop new avenues along the way. Successful business is not just about making money, its about planting seeds for the future, and also about seeing opportunities and allowing things to ‘evolve’ and grow naturally.

From the very first week of January this year I can hand of heart say that its been a non stop full on year, sometimes challenging but always inspiring. I have had the continued pleasure of working with some of the most amazing people in my industry, I have met new colleagues and built new friendships along the way. I always feel very honoured to have the privilege of working alongside such amazing people and also very humbled by some of those I meet along this journey of life. One of the very best moments for me personally this year was having the opportunity to do the talk in Wales for charities that are very close to my heart, a moment in my year that left me feeling very wealthy emotionally to have been able to give something that would make a small, but important, difference to a few people.

All along this journey this year has been the woman that stands by my side, my partner Angela. A truly amazing lady that is my own personal inspiration, a professional, capable and motivated lady that is there always in the shadows to support me and keep me on a straight and true heading when the waters become rough and the storm is hard to navigate through.

So finally to her I would like to just say thank you, and I love you completely, you are my world and forever you are my rock !”

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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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