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Marine boat and yacht photography

Project Genevieve
N39° 33′ 47 W2° 20′ 43 off the coast of Palma was the central location recently for commercial photographer Tim Wallace as he worked with a team to complete a commercial shoot of the luxury yacht ‘Genevieve’ for our yacht charter client based in New York.

In the new build sector of the super yacht market, there will always be big personalities, visionaries setting out to push the envelope and make a dramatic statement. Photographer Tim Wallace was recently asked to work with a global company who is the top savvy brand behind this market in a new venture to shoot there latest offering ‘Genevieve’ with his strong dramatic style of photography capture.

The company approached Commercial Photographer Tim Wallace with a desire to have their product shot in Tim’s style using both technical still, medium format high end quality and most importantly ‘passion’. Initial the interior work had already been completed and Tim along with a crew of support staff including staff from Hasselblad met with the boat in Palma a few weeks ago to board equipment and sail to the shoot location off Dragonera Island.

Marine boat and yacht photography

Tim – “Its was an exciting project and one that in truth has been on the table being discussed through their New York office now for nearly a year. I’m no stranger to shooting prestige modes of transport and I guess I’m best known for my work in the car industry but this project really offers massive scope to ‘get dramatic’ and to some degree I feel like we have a blank canvas to fill which was certainly a challenge but one that both myself and the team were very devoted to. I’ll worked closely with Hasselblad and the support crew to shoot this stunning ship for a marketing campaign that will hopefully not only raise the brand for our client but also offer a new vision for what it possible in the world of yacht and boat photography. I’m hoping that I have managed to inject some real passion into the project with photography that has not been seen before. I think some of the team were a little anxious of my plans to hang out of helicopters at dawn but after numerous meetings to discuss equipment needs and logistics we saw a very busy but productive 2 days shooting. Trying to plan out lighting and requirements for setups was a challenge and we had 8 lights on the boat and others in support boats to each side while I shot quite literally out of a Helicopter, which is fun to say the least.

Marine boat and yacht photography


Has it been easy, well in truth the logistics of a shoot like this never are, the amount of equipment required, insurance, the sheer fact that your dealing with a ship that costs out at £1m per metre not to mention the hire and set up for 2 helicopters and multiple RIB fast boats for lighting etc. It’s been a great project and I’m looking forward to doing further work in the yacht sector in the future.

Marine boat and yacht photography

Marine boat and yacht photography

Marine boat and yacht photography

Marine boat and yacht photography

Marine boat and yacht photography

Marine boat and yacht photography

Marine boat and yacht photography

Marine boat and yacht photography

Marine boat and yacht photography

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2013 Photographer of the Year Awards

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Ambient Life photographer and founder Tim Wallace has today been announced as the winner of the ‘Professional International Travel Photographer of the Year Award for 2013’ and also picked up 3rd place in ‘Professional International Medium Format Photographer of the Year’ with Hasselblad.

The Awards are held each year and attract thousands of nominations of Professional Photographers work from all over the World and are broken down into individual categories such as Product, Travel and Advertising. Tim’s work was this year nominated into the ‘Medium Format’ category for his work shooting the 2013 new Aston Martin Vanquish and also he had work nominated into the ‘International Travel’ catagory in recognition of some of his work earlier in 2013 shooting in the City of San Francisco for advertising. We were overjoyed to receive word this morning that Tim had won the ‘International Travel’ section coming in 1st Place for the San Francisco at Dawn photograph, and also the great news that he was placed a very respectable 3rd overall Internationally by Hasselblad for best ‘Medium Format’ photographer of the year with his Aston Martin 2013 Vanquish brochure work.

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Tim -“This is a fantastic honour and I can honestly say that given the high standard of work that was nominated into both categories I was hoping that I would maybe get shortlisted but to win one and be placed in the other is just incredible. I feel very humbled and thankful that I work with such amazing people and clients that have the vision and open mindedness to allow me to be creative and project the World through my eyes. It is a indeed a wonderful end to 2013 which has been a busy but rewarding year thats for sure, with the massive project that we undertook this year with our client Aston Martin to shoot all the photography for the 100 year Centenary Book that will be going to print in a few weeks time, as well as the amazing and challenging shoots that we saw in the US and with many of our other wonderful and creative clients. I look forward to what I hope will be another amazing year ahead as we enter 2014 and would once again thank all those that support what we do and have worked with us over the years since we started our company back in 2007, it seems like a long time ago now however in truth I think we are only just beginning and their are very exciting times ahead I am sure’.

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2013 Seminar Tour Dates Announced

We are very pleased to announce the dates and venues for the 2013 ‘Be Inspired’ tour of seminars and live shoot Pro events to be held by Photographer Tim Wallace of AmbientLife.
Each year Tim delivers a UK tour of venues around the UK from London to Scotland and talks in depth about subjects such as work flow, commercial photography, business development, and how to improve your technique. The tour events are very soundly based on commercial photography in general and also take an in depth look at many aspects of the photography business. These tours normally take place each year and have always proved very popular.
We look forward to enjoying the tour is 2013 that will start with a ‘Pro live shoot’ event that we have organised with our client Land Rover to be given on the Land Rover proving ground at their plant in Solihull in the UK on the 8th February 2013. The talks this year that Tim has designed and written himself will be delivered throughout the UK starting in February in Edinburgh, Scotland and will cover the major cites including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, with some additional events to be announced soon in the US as well as Holland and Germany.

Tim’s Background
Photographer Tim Wallace is the driving force and creative thinking behind Ambient Life.
An award winning photographer his work is often described as both conceptual and dramatic.
Tim works internationally with many high end brands and clients such as Aston, Land Rover Jaguar and Morgan in the UK to Kenwood and Audi in the US.
His work has been published globally and has been showcased in the infamous’Victor’ Magazine, a industry Worldwide and highly acclaimed industry leading magazine. 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 the humble recipient of many awards including International Advertising Photographer of the Year 2010, UK Motor Industry Photographer of the Year 2010, Hasselblad Photographer of the month Oct 2010, Professional Photographer of the Year 2009 as well as receiving Distinction Awards for his work from such professional boards as the RPS. Tim’s company Ambientlife was recently honored in the Best New Business awards and won the ‘Best new Creative Business Award’ for 2011, something that we are very proud of and a testament to his dedication and drive towards our clients and his work in the field of commercial photography.

“My work is often regarded as conceptual and 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.”

“the journey from A to B and the chance of arriving at C”

2013 Events Schedule

The 2013 seminars are split into two separate types of event that we hope offer something for everybody, from non professional photographers looking to improve their understanding of light and photography through to the Pro talks aimed at professional and established photographers discussing such items as business, marketing, client approach and pricing within the industry

Pro Seminar Talks – ‘Be Inspired and Inspire you clients’

Amateur Seminar Talks – ‘Be Inspired and understand light’

Event Dates

Birmingham Land Rover Pro Shoot
8th February (Friday)
Land Rover Solihull Site – Land Rover Live shoot event

22nd February (Friday) Pro Seminar Talk
23rd February (Saturday) Amateur Seminar Talk

8th March (Friday) Pro Seminar Talk
9th March (Saturday) Amateur Seminar Talk

22nd March (Friday) Pro Seminar Talk
23rd March (Saturday) Amateur Seminar Talk

United States
*5th – 19th April – Dates and Venues to be announced

3rd May (Friday) Pro Seminar Talk
4th May (Saturday) Amateur Seminar Talk

24th May (Friday) Pro Seminar Talk
25th May (Saturday) Amateur Seminar Talk

7th June (Friday) Pro Seminar Talk
8th June (Saturday) Amateur Seminar Talk

June – Dates and Venues to be announced Pro Seminar Talk

June – Dates and Venues to be announced Pro Seminar Talk

How to register and book a place on an event or seminar

All of our UK based seminar talks and Pro live shoot events in the UK can be booked through the main Calumet Seminar central website here where you will see all of Tim’s events and venues clearly laid out with additional details and feedback from previous attendees.

Pro Talk Ingredients

Aimed at business’s already established and possibly struggling for direction or looking to increase workload and focus more.
This seminar is NOT about car photography is about business in the Commercial World of Photography and how to give yourself the best chance of success, the business aspects and the mental state of mind required.
The class is also very much aimed at people thinking about starting as a Professional Photographer and are looking for a better idea of things they need to focus their efforts and planning on to succeed in this difficult market.
If you would like to know how Tim has managed to build his business from scratch in just 6 years to where he is now then this is the seminar for you to attend where Tim discusses business openly and frankly and how his approach to market has helped to give him the success he enjoys today as well respected name known Internationally for his work as well as the recipient of many awards including Commercial Photographer of the Year.

*Planning your business to give it the best chance to succeed in the future…
*Focus your business and understand why we need to do this and how to do this
*Tax Basics and things to consider
*Building a portfolio
*What it ‘really’ takes to be a commercial photographer in 2013
*Marketing yourself and presenting your work to the Clients
*Understanding the minefield of commercial quotes and pricing for work effectively

Amateur Talk Ingredients

Aimed squarely at those that are seeking to learn more about photography and gain a better understanding of light and other elements that turn good pictures into great pictures.
These talks are not based on just understanding digital camera equipment but more looking at the whole discipline of photograhy and more importantly setting the right frame of mind to have a
better approach to talking pictures and in turn enjoying the whole process to allow more creative ideas and work to evolve through a better understanding of light, choosing equipment and
getting rid of some old miss perceptions about photography and what can and can’t be done.

*Camera owner or Photographer?
*Equipment, a look at what you need and what you don’t
*Approaching photography with an open mind
*Light and how to understand it better to improve look and feel of your work
*Lighting basics on minimal equipment
*Processing your files
*Presenting your work
*How to create new inspired work yourself

“Being out there is where things happen,
so do something worth remembering”

Ambient Life Online

A selection of other online sites that offer a look into the work of UK Professional Photographer Tim Wallace.

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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