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Lighting Details with Tim Wallace

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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Shooting a car does not necessarily mean shooting the entire car. According to renowned car photographer Tim Wallace, it is just as important to take a step closer.

“One of the big things that we spend a lot of time doing is shooting the actual element of the car, the detail,” says Tim. “It’s part of the personality of the car. It defines, really, what that car is. And when we look at shooting detail, light really does come into its element.”

One of Tim’s favorite techniques when shooting detail is to create contrast by bringing a softbox up close – a technique he talks about in this video.

When you are done watching the video, click the “more” button for a selection of Tim’s incredible work with car details.

You should also check out the designated Tim Wallace page at the Profoto website. Here you will find another two videos with more striking images and insightful tips and tricks. Read More

Tim Wallace Lights a 40 Meter Yacht with a Single ProTwin Head

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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Photographer Tim Wallace is not only known for his powerful and evocative images of prestige cars, but also for his exceptional understanding of how light works.

“For me it’s always been about light and experimenting,” says Tim. “ It’s always been about trying to get a story across. I always think that one single image should make a statement.”

Needless to say, this knowledge is applicable to any type of photography. In this video, for instance, Tim talks about how it came into play during a shoot of a massive yacht, when he used a single ProTwin Head equipped with a Magnum Reflector to overpower the sun in broad daylight and light up the entire rear of the yacht. He then takes us onboard and reveals how he bounced flash with a Softbox 1×6 RF.

When you are done watching the video, click the “more” button for a selection of images that proofs Tim that truly understands light.

You should also check out the designated Tim Wallace page at the Profoto website. Here you will find another two videos with more striking images and insightful tips and tricks.

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Tim Wallace Shows How to Light a Car in Five Simple Steps

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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Lighting a car is not easy. Cars are big, they are reflective and they have almost no flat surfaces. Luckily for us, Tim Wallace, who some call the world’s greatest car photographer, is happy to share some invaluable tips and tricks with us.

“When lighting a car it is always best to start very simple, don’t over-engineer it, and build your light up gradually,” explains Tim, who used four Pro-B3 battery generators, two Zoom Reflectors, two Softbox 1×6′ RF and an Air Remote to create the image below.

Take five minutes off and learn from one of the best in the industry how to do it yourself. You will not regret it.

You should also check out our designated Tim Wallace page at the Profoto website. Here you will find another two videos with striking images and insightful tips and tricks. Read More

Photokina Booth Images Selection Six

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Photokina

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Photokina booth images, selection six: Tim Wallace & Christopher Wadsworth

On May 22, we asked you to submit images that we can show in our booth at this year’s Photokina trade fair. The response was better than we ever could have hoped for. We got way more images than we can show and we consequently had to choose just a few. The final selection consists of images from previous blog participants as well as images from you, our readers.

We will present these images continuously here on our blog, right up until Photokina begins. Stay tuned. And to all those who shared their work with us – thank you! It is truly inspiring to see the stuff you create with the help of our gear.

These two images were shot by British photographer Tim Wallace and Canadian photographer Christopher Wadsworth. Read More

How to Light a Muscle Car

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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We often talk about life changing moments. But if a photograph is a snapshot of a moment, should it not also be possible for a photograph to change our lives? Tim Wallace certainly thinks so.

“I distinctly remember one photograph that changed my life,” says Tim. “I was working as a press photographer at the time. The Prime Minister was giving a press conference, and all of us press guys were in front of him, as you would expect. But I couldn’t get a clear shot, so I ended up going behind the pulpit instead. I then noticed that he had his shoes and socks off and his hand was sort of shaking. He was obviously very agitated and hot! So above the pulpit, the guy looked as if he was composed and in control, but underneath, you could see he was very nervous. I took his picture like that, and it ended up in all kinds of places all over the world. That made me realize how important it is to look at things from a different point of view.” Read More