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07
Feb
17

Orlando 2017 Dates and Schedules Announced

Tim Wallace Professional Car Photographer of Ambient Life. Clients include Morgan, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use both in Europe and the US

Tim Wallace Professional Car Photographer of Ambient Life. Clients include Morgan, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use both in Europe and the US

We are very pleased to announce that Tim’s seminar and live shoot schedules have now been announced for 2017 PSW in Orlando.
Photoshop World is an annual event hosted through KelbyOne and sponsored by Adobe and is without a doubt one of the largest photography based seminar events in the World today.
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.
It 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.

Professional commercial car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

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.

Tim Wallace Professional Car Photographer of Ambient Life. Clients include Morgan, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use both in Europe and the US

Tim Wallace Professional Car Photographer of Ambient Life. Clients include Morgan, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use both in Europe and the US

Photoshop World 2017
April 19th to April 22nd 2017
Location – Orlando USA

    Tim Wallace – Instructor Events

Full details of the schedules for the workshops and seminar can be found on the official PSW 2017 website

Schedules
April 19th 1pm to 5pm – Pre Con Workshop: Live Shoot: Lighting a Car for Maximum Effect with Tim Wallace
April 20th 12pm to 1pm – Portfolio Workshop with Tim Wallace

April 20th 6:30pm to 7:30pm – Getting Ready to Go Pro Panel with Tim Wallace
April 22nd 9:15am to 10:15am – Live Car Shoot with Tim Wallace
April 22nd 1pm to 2pm – Let There Be Light: Licensing, Copyright & Usage with Tim Wallace

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Tim’s History with KelbyOne
Tim has been a KelbyOne instructor for several 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 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.

Want to see Tim’s video seminars today?
Visit KelbyOne where all Tim’s courses are available online to view
9 in-depth lighting, photography and technique video classes now available with over 10 hours of material to view

Online Classes with KelbyOne
In the US Scott Kelby described Tim recently 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 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 8 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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09
Dec
16

TWENTY17 – New book of Commercial work for 2017 by Tim Wallace

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TWENTY17 represents the first in a series of commercial portfolio books that we shall be launching across 2017
These books represent the content and style of the work of Manchester based Commercial Photographer Tim Wallace and allow clients, agents and art buyers to see our work, our style and also projects that we have been involved in. These cover all our operating area’s from automotive car work through to trucks, commercial vehicles, aviation, logistics, parts and engineering.

AmbientLife’s founder is commercial photographer Tim Wallace, based in Manchester he formed his company over 10 years ago with the aim to produce dramatic commercial photography for his clients that inspire their customers.He is also the humble recipient of many awards including British Commercial Advertising Photographer of the Year and UK Motor Industry Car Photographer of the Year.

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Creativity is the fundamental key to any successful commercial photography when mixed with a strongly defined shooting style. Commercially it is very important for client to choose a photographer based not only on their obvious technical ability but most importantly on their ‘style’ of work, this has been the main driving force behind all successful photographers for over 100 years and one that is just as important to day as it ever was with the age of digital technology. True creativity still exists in the capture and control of light with your subject mixed with a strong creative vision of the world.

Commercial Portfolio Book – TWENTY17
A digital online version of our new Portfolio is available for view by agents, buyers and client here
The book is compatible across all devices from iPhone and iPad to normal computer platforms and is updated each quarter throughout the year and contains all our latest work, requests to see our full printed book in person can be made by contacting us here.
Mail: tim@ambientlife.co.uk

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Manchester Commercial Photographer Tim Wallace. Commercial photography, car, automotive, aviation, truck, engineering and parts photography

Manchester Commercial Photographer Tim Wallace. Commercial photography, car, automotive, aviation, truck, engineering and parts photography

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26
Jan
16

New Programme of Seminars Launched with Fujiholics and Tim Wallace

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We are very pleased to announce a programme of seminars led by UK Based professional commercial photographer Tim Wallace with Fujiholics
This is a very open and diverse range of classes and workshops that Tim has put together that will take place all within the UK and cover subjects such as retouching, lighting and also a ‘live studio shoot’. The programme has been designed to specifically to be open to both beginners and the more advanced photographer and there are seminars and classes designed to cover a broad range of skills and not just car based work so that those attending can apply the skills learned across many differing mediums and photography types.
Booking is now open and the links to secure your place are now live.


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

Fuji Live Studio Shoot
April 18th 2016
Location – Junction 11 Studio, Banbury UK

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Tim Wallace – Live Car Shoot at Junction 11 Studio UK

This is a Studio based class at the infamous Junction 11 Studios near Banbury, the home of many high end Pro car shoots for such people as Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover and is a rare chance to spend a day working within such a studio with one of the worlds leading car photographers. You will be shooting and starting the process from scratch as Tim walks you through each step. You will be look looking at shape, form and light and how they relate to each other, the issues that we are faced with when lighting a multi-angled reflective surface at a professional level. Working with multiple lights we will learn more of how light has a direct impact on what transposes through to our final image. During this studio shoot day we will also be looking at different techniques that we can deploy to get a range of lighting effects using continuous lighting for our car photography and also how these are very different to working with traditional strobes.


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

Creative and Style Retouching for all Levels with Tim Wallace
April 30th 2016
Location – Cambrian Photography Limited – 87-89 Abergele Road Colwyn Bay LL29 7SA – UK

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Tim Wallace – Creative and Style Retouching Seminar

Fujiholics announce an exciting and unique class from commercial photographer Tim Wallace looking at creative and style based retouching. Tim has only ever spoken twice on this subject in 10 years and on both occasions that was at seminars that he gives on the USA so we are really excited that he has agreed to offer this class here in the UK. The class covers many different aspects of retouching from basic to more advanced so that there is something to learn for everybody no matter what their level of knowledge. This work seminar will apply across a wide range of subjects and is not specific to one type of photography so is open to all who would like to improve their retouching after shooting.


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

Getting more from light – Beginners lighting Class with Tim Wallace
September 3rd 2016
Location – Cambrian Photography Limited – 87-89 Abergele Road Colwyn Bay LL29 7SA – UK

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Tim Wallace – Getting more from light – Beginners lighting Class

They say ‘lighting’ is everything in photography and is without any doubt one of the most crucial elements to crafting and great image.
In this class Tim Wallace, a well respected and renowned commercial photographer who has shot everything from engineering parts, to huge planes and supercars, to lifestyle and watches will be talking about light. This class is firmly aimed at those that perhaps are not totally sure of how to achieve the images that they practising shooting as well as those that would just like some good advice on which equipment could be best for them for what they would like to shoot. The class will cover a whole broad range of subjects from equipment to how we can work with light and make it do what we want it to do so that we can create great images and build up on those lessons learned and grow as photographers.
All levels are welcome and no question is too silly in this class that Tim has specifically put together so that he can help share his knowledge of light and build an awareness for those attending that if we really start to ‘understand’ light then we often find that lighting, good lighting, is not really as difficult as we may have first thought.
During the class there will be a talk through many different aspects and elements to equipment and light, Tim will be sharing his views and advice as well as offering some valuable tips, as well as offering some demonstrations of lighting in the studio that we have available new to where the class will be held.
If you are seeking help with lighting and would like to understand more about how to learn to light better and progress your work then this is the class for you no matter what subjects you shoot. The advice given is not specific to any style or type of photography but more so is a journey through how we start to understand light and therefore move forward to control it.


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

Creative Lighting Class with Tim Wallace
October 22nd 2016
Location – Cambrian Photography Limited – 87-89 Abergele Road Colwyn Bay LL29 7SA – UK

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Tim Wallace – Creative Lighting Class

Tim is a well known photographer across the world for his high end commercial work, most predominately within the automotive car industry, in this class he will be approaching the very key subject of lighting. The course is not specific to any style or type of work but is very much a class for those attending to have an opportunity to get a better understanding of light and now we can work with it in many ways moving forward from basics. If we can truly ‘understand’ light and why it acts as it does in differing situations then we can start to create situations to dictated and control our lighting.
Tim has shot everything from engineering parts, to huge planes and supercars, to lifestyle and watches across his career and working within the commercial world of advertising and campaign photography he is very aware of the value of good lighting and the importance of understanding how to create light to match our requirement.
The event will take place in studio giving those attending not only a chance to see hands on how lighting can effect things drastically but also will give those attending the opportunity to also shoot their own images and experiment from the lessons learned.
Tim is very well known for his creativity and open approach with a unique strong style of work and creative approach that inspires not only his clients but also their customers, something that was reflected recently when he was awarded, ‘International Commercial Advertising Photographer of the Year’ and ‘Car Photographer of the Year’ at the Industry Awards. He is today regarded as a leading automotive photographer within the industry and a renowned creative who is extremely passionate about the ‘craft’ of photography.

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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™

15
Sep
15

Pro Book 2015 Q4 Launches

PRO BOOK 2015

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.

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

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All images, text and ideas are the ‘intellectual property’ of Tim Wallace™

26
Aug
15

‘Inspired Business’ Seminars come to the UK

Inspired Business Seminars Around the UK with Tim Wallace
Manchester – 30th October
Birmingham 13th November
Bristol 17th November
London 18th November

‘Inspired Business’ is a seminar course that Tim has been giving over the last two years in the US but until now has not given in the UK. Tim is a globally well-respected commercial photographer and has built up his own successful business working with many major blue chip companies across the world such as Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover and Peugeot. Tim was recently in Las Vegas on stage for 4 days giving this very same seminar to a packed US audience and has now agreed to deliver the same seminar through Calumet Academy.

Course Elements:

Understanding how to focus your business and why
Planning your strategy
Winning new clients
Understanding client needs
Adding value to your clients business
Marketing effectively
Understanding how to quote effectively
How to choose your own path
Understanding your place within and industry
Business risk and revenue and how it can work for you
Portfolio’s the do’s and don’ts

Booking through Calumet online on the main BOOKING PAGE with further details on the event and locations.

This is a broad business based seminar that is aimed both at photographers currently in business who are seeking additional guidance and direction as well as those thinking about starting their own business within this industry. The seminar that Tim delivers is very much group event with his class and not only will give those attending many valuable lessons on how to direct and grow a business but also will help to ensure that you know the right questions to ask yourself in developing that business.

This is very much a ‘no holds barred’ Business class by Tim on how to achieve success and think laterally about your brand and direction, 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 8 years from scratch. The session will look at how to make the right informed choices, ask yourself the right questions, and how to set a clear vision for your own path way to success.

How to achieve success and think laterally about your brand and direction. This element will look at how he gained his initial clients, won contracts and kept his clients as his business relationship with them evolved. It will look at how to approach agencies, how to effectively make those first steps and approaches 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 trusted and valued name within your industry and creating a need for what you do and not just sitting there and waiting for the phone to ring.

Tim Wallace Professional Car Photographer of Ambient Life. Clients include Morgan, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use both in Europe and the US

Tim Wallace Professional Car Photographer of Ambient Life. Clients include Morgan, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use both in Europe and the US

28
Jun
15

Automotive Photographers Association – Interview with Tim Wallace

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This week automotive car photographer Tim Wallace spoke to the APA, Automotive Photographers Association, where he gave an interview discussing his work, his business within the industry and a little about hid background and where his roots started.

INTERVIEW WITH TIM WALLACE

APA Website Read the full feature interview with Tim here

APA: Hello, Tim! Tell us a little bit about yourself?

Tim: I work as a professional commercial photographer and I’m based in the UK. I guess most people slap the title of ‘car photographer’ on me and I guess they are right but in my industry the two things I am most well known for is my style and my photography shooting the details of cars.

“I plan to live forever, so far so good…” I’m 40-something but apparently 40 is the new 30 so things are always good and I have never felt better!

I don’t sleep much because I’m always thinking about what I can do to create something new, on a morning I often wake up excited for the day like a kid at Christmas just wanting to get out on the road and get on with it.

People say I have a wicked sense of humour, wicked, twisted, something like that! I would say that you’d probably remember me if we met and thats good in my book.

I have the most amazing lady in my life, Angela, who has always been there for me no matter what, she is my rock when I need the World to stop the spinning for a little while and in our house we use the term ‘Team Wallace’ a lot which always makes me laugh especially when our five year old reminds us at the most unexpected times that “Team work makes the dream work…!”

We look out for each other and we pull together through the laughs as well as the not so funny stuff. Our two amazing boys are Ben And Charlie, the latter being the youngest but he’s most definitely not a push over even if he is the ‘little legs’ of the family. Lastly there is ‘Eddie’ our faithful if not slightly eccentric dog, and that makes up the gang and all that is important in my World. We work hard and we know that life is for living, I enjoy living mine and do everything I possibly can so that they can do the same “I love the whole creative visual voodoo, the journey from A to B and the chance of arriving at C…” My work is often regarded as dramatic and to me photography is a process, you’ll never hear me mutter ‘it’ll be fine’ as that’s simply not enough for me. Life is short and I aim to make mine worth while and interesting with work that I hope reflects this.

My goal in life is to be myself always, be creative, be true and most of all improve just a little part of peoples lives with images that both entertain and sometimes invoke the feelings that I had when I shot them. I’ve won awards and I’m always of the thought that maybe they got the wrong Tim Wallace, hey I’m grateful always but never take myself or any achievements too seriously, life’s too short and people will forget you quickly. I jumped off a cliff in Norway a few years ago in a BASE jump, why?, well because it felt right for me to do that for myself at that time, I truly believe that anything in life is possible, work hard, be an honest person, tell the people that you love just what they mean to you as often as you can, and most of all be out there shooting because sometimes that’s where amazing things can happen.

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APA: How did you get started in automobile photography?

Tim: I’ve always had a love for cars, as a 6 yr old I used to collect the ‘matchbox’ model cars, I had around 300 I think, never used to play with them much but I used to line them all up onto of their boxes and put my beside light on them so they looked cool! I guess my destiny was set at that point, I just never realised it back them lol.

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APA: What camera did you first begin photographing with? What type of camera, lens, and equipment do you use now?

Tim: My first camera was a Nikon FM with a 50mm lens, most under rated lens in history, everybody should own a 50mm!

These days I shoot Nikon with D4s and a vast collection of lenses through from my favourite 24mm-70mm to the big 300mm. I prefer fix focal length and whilst thats not always practical with the Nikon system it is pretty much where I am with the medium format gear I use. I recently swapped out my H4 for a H5D CMOS and pretty happy with that. Lenses again are a array really from 28mm my widest that is not used that often in truth through to the monster heavy 50mm-110mm that will break your toes if you drop it ??
Which system I choose to shoot a gig with really depends on what I’m shooting, and what the final output is for.

APA: Among the gadgets that you own, is there something that you wish you hadn’t bought? Why?

Tim: Years ago I bought a ring flash, Geeeez what the hell did I bother with that for, I had the thought that it could be good for car interiors if used right, never did work that one out…

My lighting style is self taught as I didn’t want to just copy somebody else’s style, to me its crucial that your style is your own and that it evolves as your work does. Clients choose a photographer a little like doing a risk assessment, its all about firstly ‘are you able to shoot the job’, ‘are you motivated and creative enough for them’ and finally ‘does your ‘style’ fit in with their brand or vision’

APA: What do you feel is the most challenging thing about photographing what you do?

Tim: Hmmmm my top five would have to be:

Weather, as I mostly work on location
Planning, some shoots take a lot more organising than most people i think realise
Clients, lol – some clients are great and a pleasure to work with, some are hard work and flit and change last minute which can seriously impact No2 but that’s life and you just have to be professional and get on with it whilst maintaining a decent level of control.

APA: Can you name some photographers that inspires you with their works and why?

Tim: In truth I don’t much look at other photographers work too much, i feel that its easy to be influenced by people without realising it sometimes. From a wider point of view I love the attitude and work of Don McCullen, he’s a big hero or mine. In my own industry there are many who I think are really exceptional in what they do and have a clear passion for their work, that is a huge point in my book.

Frederic Schlosser is a photographer that I respect and I love his view of the world and his attention to detail, its clear to see his skill but also his passion in what he does.

APA: How has the automotive photography industry changed since you started?

Tim: I only started out from scratch 8 years ago after being made redundant for the 3rd time… In that period though I think things have moved and there are a lot of people out there who mail me who are looking to get into car photography, most perhaps don’t always have a clear grasp of the realisation of just how much commitment is required to succeed. I

don’t class myself as a great photographer by any means, I’m ‘ok’ in my view but I do class myself as a very hardworking businessman and photographer. These days its sometimes all about the quick fix and that’s not what people will find as a long term path to success, you need to build and build solid.

APA: Are you an in-the-camera shooter or do you use post production a lot?

Tim: I try to shoot in camera as much as possible, with the detail work thats pretty easy as its just good lighting really and so any post work is more likely to be paint correction and dust on the body that was missed.

APA: How would you describe your photographic style and how it has developed over the years?

Tim: My style is described by others as dramatic, I’m not sure on that one really, I don’t ever feel that comfortable taking about my own work as often I’m never quite 100% happy with it but then as a ‘creative’ thats pretty common probably.

I’m not afraid to use a wide open DOF and place the car or detail where it does not always dominate the frame, less is often more in my eyes. Over the last 8 years I have gained confidence in what I do and I push things more and more, lighting is and always will be my mistress and for me its the key. Photoshop is something I do badly in my view so lighting is where I put my efforts ! lol

APA: How would you describe your photographic style and how it has developed over the years?

Tim: My style is described by others as dramatic, I’m not sure on that one really, I don’t ever feel that comfortable taking about my own work as often I’m never quite 100% happy with it but then as a ‘creative’ thats pretty common probably.

I’m not afraid to use a wide open DOF and place the car or detail where it does not always dominate the frame, less is often more in my eyes. Over the last 8 years I have gained confidence in what I do and I push things more and more, lighting is and always will be my mistress and for me its the key. Photoshop is something I do badly in my view so lighting is where I put my efforts ! lol

05
Jun
15

MAN London Magazine, Launch Edition interview with Tim Wallace

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Today saw the launch of the ‘MAN London Magazine’ with a feature interview on the work of AmbientLife and its founder and creator, Commercial Photographer Tim Wallace. Tim speaks to MAN London and talks about some of his work over the recent years and his passion for what he creates for his clients.

Industrial light and magic

Aston Martin is the manufacturer all men admire, a fascination that started in childhood watching 007 films with your father. With their sweeping lines and menacing aura, Aston Martins speak the language of luxury, but few reveal the soul of these cars like Tim Wallace, Britain’s full-throttle motoring photographer.

Tim Wallace is the world’s most renowned and pre- eminent Aston Martin photographer.
He has been shooting Aston Martins for over eight years, and in that time has worked with some of the world’s most iconic and rare cars, from the £1m One-77 to the classic Le Mans DBR2 of the Fifties and infamous DB5 of James Bond fame.
“For me it’s more than just capturing the car, it’s about capturing its soul, how it makes me feel when I first see that specific model,” Wallace states. “Each car is very different and has its own personality. My challenge is to create the image that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you look at it. That’s my gift and my passion. Photography for me is not a career, it’s an obsession. Being out there shooting is where exciting things can happen.”

Wallace has even driven over 460 of these luxury beasts. You could say that he is a man who knows his cars, but most of all, through his work, it’s clear that he is a man who has a passion for his craft. “Much of my work is dramatic; clients
commission me based on that style. I’m often told that my work is like ‘art’ and personally, I take that as a compliment. Photography is about light and imagination. The key is combining the two to create something memorable.”




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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