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02
Sep
15

New Creative Beginnings with Cream and Peugeot

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

This week we would like to celebrate our new association with ‘Cream’ the dynamic Paris based creative production company, and also the launch of the Worldwide first campaign for new client Peugeot.

In 2015 we were approached by a established and dynamic production company based in Paris, Cream, when Peugeot were looking for a new exciting campaign to be delivered for the launch of their new concept car, ‘Fractal’. Their concept car was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015 and it represented a major capital investment in showcasing their new concepts and future technologies to a worldwide market so getting the right photography and media was very important. Peugeot were seeking a very dynamic set of photography for the project and engaged AmbientLife photographer Tim Wallace to shoot the stills for the 2015 worldwide campaign.

Tim worked very closely with Cream Production in Paris to look at what the Peugeot concept for the car was and a team was put together to shoot the photography element of the campaign over a 4 day period at the Peugeot Design Headquarters in Paris.

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Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Client: Peugeot
Location: Peugeot Design Centre, Paris
Photography: Tim Wallace
Production: CREAM Paris
Art Direction: William Blanc
Producer: Sophie Roger
1st Assistant: Peter Keyser
2nd Assistant: Hugo Mapelli
Digital Assistant: Pascal Aubert – Scalp Art
Camera: Hasselblad H5 cmos
Lighting: Arri

Tim “Peugeot is a great client from my perspective as the design team is very strong indeed and they have great vision for how they want to sculpt the photography around their product and branding. At Peugeot it is very much all about ’emotion’ so when they first approached me through their production company it was a very quick fit from a style point of view. Shooting any campaign is a large and involved process and shooting their new concept was something that I was personally very happy to be involved with. As with any type of worldwide campaign its crucial to ensure that everything is planned and worked out well in advance so that during the days of actual shooting the team can concentrate fully on creating and producing the photography that is required. I was very lucky to have Cream Production based in Paris taking control for this shoot, the team there are both dedicated and vastly creative and having such a well organised production house involved can really help to make sure that as a whole the project gets the very best result possible for the client.”

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

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The Fractal
Peugeot revealed the second generation of its i-Cockpit interior design language with this Fractal concept at the Frankfurt motor show.
The two-door, four-seat concept, described as an ‘urban coupé’, is powered by two 168bhp electric motors – one located on each axle – with a combined output of 335bhp.
The Fractal has a range of up to 280 miles on a single charge with motors that are fed from a lithium ion battery pack mounted in the centre of the car. Measuring 3.81m long by 1.77m wide, the concept, which features a removable roof, sits on 19in ‘Tall&Narrow’ wheels and weighs just 1000kg. The Fractal can hit 62mph from rest in 6.8sec. The minimalist cabin features a small steering wheel with integrated touchpads that can be used to control most infotainment functions. 80% of the interior has been created using 3D-printed components. The design was inspired by the materials and surfaces used in auditoriums and recording studios. The Fractal features a next-generation sound system, which Peugeot designed to create the illusion of direction with sound, such as when delivering navigation instructions. The seats of the concept feature a ‘tactile’ system for delivering bass sound.

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One of the most important features of the Fractal concept is its digital sound signature, which is used to alert pedestrians and cyclists to its presence. The sound is a response to forthcoming European legislation that states that all electric vehicles must make some sort of sound while driving by 2019. Peugeot is one of a number of car makers that collaborated on the eVADER project, an EU-funded initiative to develop a sound symposer system for EVs.
In incorporating the eVADER system into the Fractal, Peugeot has as good as confirmed that it is working on a next-generation EV. Currently, the firm only has the iON electric city car.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

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Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Fractal Video
Conçu et produit par CREAM
Soundtrack by Amon Tobin
Director : Deluxe
Editor : Young Francis
Post production : Guillaume Marien Mathematic Studio
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Some behind the scenes from the Peugeot Shoot in Paris

Tim “Working with Cream Production and the Peugeot designers was a really great experience and even through we had a huge amount of work to get through over the 4 day window it was always a great atmsophere and very much a team effort with everybody pulling together for the common goal. The actual shoot occurred in late July and it was a period that month when Europe was hit with a heat wave ! We had points over the 4 days when temperatures outside were hitting over 36 degrees centigrade meaning that temperatures in the studio under all that continuous lighting were hitting the high 40’s. We were not really able to have the studio doors open very often as the design centre studio is slightly over looked by nearby flats and it was a big priority to make sure that the car was kept well hidden at all times so that the outside world did not get sight of it at all before launch.

Over the 4 day period I worked with my two lighting assistants, Peter and Hugo, who were both totally amazing guys who were fully committed to making sure that we got the best results possible. As with any lighting shoot you hit issues and problems that need to be resolved and that again is where team work comes into play. I think we had a few moments when Hugo was literally using his own body weight to anchor the floating ceiling as far as we could while Peter ran round trying to switch lighting out that was quite literally exploding with the build up of heat in the black studio.

We worked firstly on the ‘static’ shots of the exterior of the car and I shot all the work on the new Hasselblad H5 50 CMOS that has built in WiFi, shooting tethered to a macbook and then feeding that input back to Pascal my digital retoucher who would compile and verify that we were safe to move on to the subsequent shots as we progressed through the shoot brief.”

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

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Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Peugeot. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

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11
Aug
14

2014 Exhibition – Darwin Opening night as the exhibition launches in the UK

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Opening night of the Darwin exhibition in the UK by photographer Tim Wallace. The opening night was a huge success with larger than expected crowds travelling to the gallery to enjoy the event, immerse themselves in the story and the photography as well as meet Tim and find out first hand his own experiences of the project and Darwin itself.
The exhibition launched in Newcastle, England and will be running onwards at the F-Stop Gallery there for the next 6 weeks.

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Photographer Tim Wallace with representatives from Fuji UK who kindly supported the Darwin Project

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The Darwin Dedicated Exhibition Site 2014 Now open here

The F-Stop Gallery has been hosting exhibitions for over 6 years now and we are really pleased to report that that Darwin exhibition has exceeded the record for the number of sales from an exhibition already after just 2 days!
The work seems to have really captured peoples imaginations and there has been massive interest from the art and photographic media throughout the UK and with some also in Europe.

Below are the 3 current top selling prints in the US and Europe for Darwin, editions limited to 25 only at the current opening exhibition price for Tim’s first public exhibition.
Size of the full product framed is 72cm x 53cm

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Tim – ” I would like to say a huge thank you to everybody to everybody who attended last night for the opening of the Darwin Exhibition, we had la fantastic time and it was a truly perfect night.
I could have not have hoped for a better evening and since last night the prints have been selling really well, even overnight into the US and other countries. Really very pleased that the work is getting such an amazing response, people are really enjoying it, and I received some really great feedback last night so again thank you! it is very much appreciated and I am so glad that people got to see and experience the work in print.
Finally a huge thank you to my wonderful lady for all her support and love, and all the other people that made this possible behind the scenes, the guys at digitalab for there amazing work and the fantastic prints that really are exceptional quality. Fuji UK for being a part of all this and their support in helping to sponsor this and for attending last night too, always great to see you guys, and finally to friends and others that attended to made it such a memorable and amazing night that I will always remember.
Also a huge thanks to Simon Moore for doing the behind the scenes pictures, thank you mate”

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The History of Darwin

Death Valley was not a very hospitable place for a small group of men trying to make their way to the San Joaquin Valley. Camped in the Argus Range, they were hungry and close to exhaustion when it was discovered the only working gun was a rifle with a missing sight so killing any game for food seemed out of the question. An Indian guide said he could fix it and took the gun vanishing into the hills, he returned sometime later and the rifle had a new sight of pure silver. Some years later, one of the original party, a Dr Darwin French, returned to the Argus Range in 1874 to locate the mysterious “Gun Sight Mine” and he discovered silver and other mineral deposits and mining operations began soon after with the site, and later the town, being given the name of ‘Darwin’.
By 1877, Darwin had over 3500 people with water pumped down from springs in the surrounding mountains. There was a silver smelter, a Wells Fargo office, two general stores, a hotel, several saloons and a brothel. Because the site was isolated and populated by miners with little to do for recreation but drink, gunfights were common, and the outbound silver shipments were frequently the targets of gangs of bandits trying to steal the load. One large wooden building near the centre of town served as a schoolhouse, a saloon, and a brothel all at the same time!

In 1879 the miners staged a violent strike for higher pay culminating in a large fire, believed to be arson, that hit Darwin on April 30 of that year. Many buildings were destroyed, including mine offices, the mine operators quickly pulled out and the now permanently unemployed miners had no choice but to do the same and by 1880, the population of Darwin was only 85. But it never completely died…

1908 arrived and new lead and copper strikes were made in the area and people quickly began to return to Darwin. By the 1920s, the population was back up to several thousand and appears to have remained steady with the town growing and flourishing deep within Death Valley. In the early 1950’s mining was greatly expanded once again in Darwin, a new mining camp complete with housing facilities for workers was built and for a period in the late 1950s, Darwin was the largest producer of lead in the United States and flourishing town in all respects.

Around the late 1960’s whilst the town was booming things seem to have abruptly stopped, the miners and their families all left, many leaving their homes as they stood on the day that they all left town.
Almost as if they walked away, house doors left open, airstreams at the side on the drive and cars parked neatly in front of old picket fences.
Possessions remain still in place with their once busy homes, tins on the side in the kitchen, and beds laying neatly made with nothing more than a think layer of sandy dust, baking in the sunlight that shines through windows that have their drapes still hanging. There are no real records to why everybody suddenly left Darwin and indeed ‘how’ they all managed to leave as many of their trucks and cars remain, perfectly preserved in the continuous relenting heat of Death Valley, one of the hottest known places on earth with ground temperatures reaching such soaringly high levels that some area’s have no life at all, not even bacteria. The next nearest life to Darwin is over 100 miles away in any direction.

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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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Some recent media coverage for the Darwin Exhibition and listings in Uk Exhibitions to see

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19
Jan
14

KelbyOne launches in the US

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Kelby Training and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) have joined forces to create one singular hub for creative people to find the highest quality online education in photography and Photoshop. The new name is KelbyOne and this week saw its launch as it went live.
Commercial automotive car and advertising photographer Tim Wallace of AmbientLife has been working with KelbyOne for a number of years now as a instructor and all his online video classes, BTS work and several in-depth interviews can be found right there on the new exciting KelbyOne portal.

Photographer Tim Wallace has been working with KelbyOne for the last 3 years and also has produced many video tutorial workshops on lighting, shooting, and post edit work as well as several video interviews both on his attitude and approach to the World of professional commercial business asa photographer today and also an inspired interview looking at his own personal thoughts on life, his work and what lead him on the path into the photography that he creates today. These have proven to be very popular with both professional and amateur photographers around the World and Tim is now one of KelbyOne’s mainstream instructors along with such house hold names as Joe McNally and Jay Maisel.

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“For years Kelby Training members and NAPP members have wanted access to the benefits and courses offered by both organizations,” said Scott Kelby, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and CEO of Kelby Media Group. “The message was clear, members of both communities wanted to have it all. Now all members of both organizations will have access to the best of both worlds with some exciting new added benefits under the new KelbyOne.”
KelbyOne now offers members access to more than 10,000 online training videos in photography, Photoshop and Lightroom with unparalleled cinematic production quality, taught by a team of the finest and highly respected instructors in the industry. KelbyOne’s videos are short, clear and concise allowing members to learn at their own pace and timeline.
All Kelby Training members and NAPP members are automatically members of KelbyOne, effective today. Members of both organizations have been grandfathered in to KelbyOne memberships at the exact same retail value of their previous individual Kelby Training ($199/year) or NAPP ($99/year) membership for the life of their new KelbyOne membership.

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Tim Wallace is a photographer who is renowned for not only being very driven and creative about his own photography but also is very open in his approach to he business aspects of commercial photography within the market place today. Tim is the humble recipient of many awards over recent years including;

International Commercial Advertising Photographer of the Year 2011
UK Motor Industry Professional Car Photographer of the Year 2012
International Travel Photographer of the Year 2013
Medium Format Photographer of the Year 2013 3rd
Hasselblad Photographer of the month 2012

He was recently named by as one of the UK’s most creative photographers whilst in the US Scott Kelby described Tim recently as one of the Ten most influential photographers in the World today, 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 well respected within the photographic industry not only for his ‘working knowledge’ of the industry but also for being very approachable and happy to try and help others understand and deal with the demands that photographers in todays very competitive and sometimes complex industry.

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online photography training with Kelby training

online photography training with Kelby training

online photography training with Kelby training

03
Jun
13

Vanquish Project – Featured on Behance Creative Showcase

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Behance is a platform for creative people and teams to showcase and discover creative work. It is a product of New York-based company Behance Inc which has also created other services meant to organize creative people and support creative careers. During the first few months of 2013 AmbientLife had two projects featured in their featured ‘Discover Creatives’ front page area after being chosen and voted for by the users and followers of the site and this week saw our recent 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish shoot voted once again as a showcase project. Predominately the site is favoured by Art Directors and Marketing based professionals looking for new and existing talent to work with on potential new commercial projects and features the work of not only professional photographers but also art illustrators and graphic artists. At Behance AmbientLife has its own client area and we showcase our new work on a regular basis attracting interest from around the globe.

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Aston Martin 2013 Vanquish Car Photography

Aston Martin 2013 Vanquish Car Photography

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Aston Martin 2013 Vanquish Car Photography

Aston Martin 2013 Vanquish Car Photography

Join Tim Wallace and AmbientLife on Behance and out other media and social networking sites

05
May
13

500px Best Automotive Car photographers

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500px this week launched a news page regarding the craft of car photography and named in their view the Worlds top ten car photographers to follow. We are very pleased indeed and somewhat humbled to have been placed at the top of that list.

500Px wrote: “Inspired by the Follow Friday hashtag movement on twitter we started a new feature on our blog. With Follow Friday posts you can discover new, popular and up-and-coming photographers from 500px to follow and add to friends. Today we are focusing on Automotive photographers”

500px – The World Best Car Photographers Check out the pages live here

Why not come and join us on 500px

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07
Apr
13

Filming in the US with Tim Wallace and Kelby Training

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This week Tim and the crew started shooting a series of new training video’s in the US for Kelby Training. The crew are out in Washington and Florida for just over two weeks and its an exciting programme schedule with 3 brand new classes being completed to compliment the 4 that AmbientLife and Tim already have available with Kelby Training as well as two new in-depth face to face interviews with Tim talking through his life and what inspires him as well as a separate master class on business and how to redefine your view of your industry and your position within it.

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Tim – “It’s been a really manic first week out here in the US and currently we are shooting down in Florida with pretty long days to make sure we try to stay on our production schedule, that said its been absolutely fantastic and it’s always a real pleasure to work with the crews from Kelby with some days on set and location where we do really enjoy ourselves and have a damn good laugh even though we are working flat out, true professionalism and a great team I think. I have been working with Kelby for abut 2 years now and this new series of classes were pretty much born from the successes of the first 4 that we recored. The CEO of Kelby Training, Scott Kelby, asked me a few months back to come up with a series of additional classes that would complement what we already had out there with Kelby. During this visit into the US we are recording 3 classes, Lighting a Car with just one light!, squarely aimed at those who may only have 1 speed light. We also have done a class on shooting Motorbikes, this was a really big shoot with lots of Pro lighting gear not to mention a one off customised Harley Davidson from New York and a whole heap of scaffolding! Lastly we looked at shooting Car Interiors, and this was a personal class with Scott himself, again using Pro lighting equipment and looking at just what you can achieve in camera. We have also been filming some interviews, business and personal which have had a great reception so far from those that were on set and in the control room on the days of filming so I personally am hoping that these really inspire people.
It’s been a great first week and I guess we are well on our way to completing the filming on time so thats good news indeed and even before we are ‘all set’, we have already had talking with Kelby and another series of additional classes has already been planned for 2014.”

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While Tim is in the US he is also filming several interviews and appearances from Kelby’s ‘The Grid’ to other spots that will appear over the next few months. Below is a recording of his recent appearance on ‘The Grid’ earlier this week in the US were he talks in general about his work but also discusses the benefits to finding your ‘niche’ within your photography commercially.

12
Jan
13

Royal Photographic Society Lecture

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We are very happy to announce that AmbientLife photographer Tim Wallace has been requested by the Royal Photographic Society to give a professional Lecture in June this year to take place at the RPS headquarters in Bath, England.
Aimed at those who not only love great car photography but also those seeking to learn more about commercial photography. Participants will gain a better understanding of light and other elements along with aspects of business and commercial work in general.
Tim talks through his life in car photography and photography as a business, working within the industry today and how he approaches the market.

2013 RPS Lecture with Tim Wallace reserve tickets here

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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.

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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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