Posts Tagged ‘classic

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

11
Jul
16

Out of Chicago 2016

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.

Last week Car and Commercial Photographer Tim Wallace was invited to be a key speaker at the ‘Out of Chicago’ Conference.
The event attracts people from all over the USA and other worldwide countries and is a very popular three day event held at the Central University in downtown Chicago.

Tim – “This was my first time at OOC and also my first time in Chicago, the event itself is really great in the fact that it is very focused on what it offers and there is a real sense of community throughout the three days. I had a Pre Con seminar on business and also gave talks on what inspires me to drive forward with my own career as well as also hosting some smaller one hour sessions both on business and as part of a panel group on how photographers can make money from their work in the current markets. As part of my schedule I also gave a special live shoot seminar at a luxury car dealership in downtown Chicago with a McLaren to walk a select group of people through lighting and shooting automotive work in some situations that are not always ideal and how to cope with that. The whole;e event was a huge success and the feedback I have received since has been really great to see. Its good to know that these events both inspire and help people both in their own businesses as well as with their photography. I am looking forward to being part of future events both in Chicago and also in other area’s where the event will be held such as New York and Maine.”

Some BTS from the event as well as some interviews that Tim gave while he was in Chicago

Motivation and shooting style with Tim Wallace: OOC Podcast Episode 44

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.

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.

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.

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.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, and Peugoet. 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 Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, and Peugoet. 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.

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.

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.

Link to Out of Chicago 2017 early bird registration.

Link Out of New York 2016 info.

© Copyright Declaration
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 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™

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

21
May
15

The Vignale

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The ‘Vignale’ DB2/4 is thought to be the only Aston Martin to have ever been bodied by Vignale, and as such it is a car that is of major significant historical importance, both to Aston Martin & Vignale.
Commercial Car Photographer Tim Wallace has been following is rebuild over the past 5 years as it nears completion.

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

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

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

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

Aston Martin DB2/4 Vignale – Originally ordered for His Majesty the King of Belgium in 1954

The car was supplied in chassis form to Vignale orginally and bodied in a very elegant and beautiful fast-back design, the DB2/4 is a truly ultra-rare Aston Martin and its history stretches back to its very first conception when it was originally ordered for His Majesty the King of Belgium. It has been undergoing a full ground up restoration in the UK and is viewed as one of the rarest and most collectable Aston Martin cars ever made.
Interest in classic Vignale bodied cars has dramatically increased recently, with Ferrari examples achieving phenomenal prices at auction.
This car is understood to be the only classic Aston Martin ever bodied by Vignale, and as such it is of significant historical importance, both to Aston Martin & Vignale.
Delivered to Vignale as a DB2/4 chassis only on 28th September 1954. It was then completed in a one-off distinctive fast-back design, with a large opening rear hatch. This stunning Grand Tourer was then delivered on 10th March 1955. It was fitted with the latter, three litre engine and the 1.73:1 ratio. A totally unique & significant Aston Martin from the 50’s with fantastic styling.

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

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

Tim – “I first saw this car 5 years ago when it was little more than a pile of boxes containing the original parts and a heap of body panels, over the years that followed I have been privileged to slowly see the car come back to life with its amazing and unique design, photographing it all the way through to the present day where it is very close to completion. The car was recently shown at the Essen Car Show in Germany and has quite rightly attracted considerable attention with its very striking design from Vignale.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01
May
15

f11 Magazine – The BIG feature

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Today saw the launch of f11 Magazine May 2015 that features a comprehensive interview with UK based commercial automotive car photographer Tim Wallace of AmbientLife. The article represents one of the most major features we have ever done and is also the largest feature that the worldwide magazine has ever produced on a featured photographer. The magazine is read in over 60 countries and is available online.

Commercial Car Photography

Tim Steele
Publisher/Creative Director
f11 Magazine

“‘At 50 consecutive pages, our feature on British automotive photographer Tim Wallace in our May 2015 issue is the most comprehensive individual photographer feature in our magazine’s 4 year history. That’s testament to the quality of Tim’s superb work. Mere hours after the launch of this issue we’re already receiving favourable comment from all around the world. f11 Magazine is read in over 60 countries thousands of readers’

f11 Magazine – Issue 43 Read the full feature interview with Tim here

Commercial Car Photography

Commercial Car Photography




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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