Commercial Retouching and Composing | Tim Wallace

Wir freuen uns ausserordentlich, den britischen Fotografen Tim Wallace wieder bei uns in Zürich zu begrüssen. Da dieses Seminar in Tims Muttersprache gehalten wird, ist auch der folgende Text auf Englisch.

As a working commercial photographer Tim Wallace is often in a situation where a client may require a certain feel or mood to an image that means it needs to have a ‘look’. This may involve the need to create a composite image to fully control the background or environment. Its also common that the ‘look’ that we are seeking for the scene that the image will be shot in just does not exisit in real life or the budget will not allow us to travel to where ever that might be. As a transport photographer in particilar it is common that what we shoot can not be taken to location.

This class will look at some composites and take you behind the scenes of the elements that make up that, a deconstruction of a completed piece of work back to its origins with all the paths along the way. The main points being looked at here are to display the ‘mindset’ and approach to making a composite. It is very important that when you start to look at making these composites that you learn to plan out what you want to do before you even start shooting any frames. By doing this properly we can plan out exactly what we need to shoot, how we need to shoot that and where that will fit into our final piece of work correctly.
One really good example of that is Tim's constant need as a transport photographer to have a firm grasp on both distance and persepective when he shoots so that his elements can blend together in the best way possible.


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This workshop will be held in English.

Target audience:
People interested in photoshop editing generally and also composite work.


  • Workflow
  • Creating movement in your work and backplates
  • Perpective of the image elements
  • Colour matching of subject to the background
  • Contrast matching of the subject to the background
  • Shadow creation
  • Creating light effects such as sunlight and smoke effects

This seminar is aimed at people who are reasonably comfortable and with Photoshop

Your trainer:
Tim Wallace |
Photographer Tim Wallace is the driving force and creative thinking behind Ambient Life. As an award winning photographer his work is often described as both conceptual and dramatic. Tim is very well known within the automotive car industry for his creativity and open approach and he is regarded by many as one of today's leading commercial automotive car photographers 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. Shooting campaigns for car manufacturers such as Peugeot with their recent «Fractal» concept car for its campaign and launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show Tim's work is well respected for its originality and quality. In recent years, Tim started to expand his business into new fields such as the aviation industry.

Tim's work has been published all over the World and he has been refered to as one of most creative photographers within his specialised field of commercial automotive photography. A man who greatly inspires others, not only within his own industry but beyond, Tim's view of all this is a little more straight forward, a man who's very well known for his down to earth attitude, his feet are very firmly on the ground. His desire to produce creative work has driven him from a very young age at the point 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 solitary image what I see within my own imagination at that point in time…»

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Thursday, June 13th 2019 | Workshop definitely takes place

18:30 to 21:30

Number of participants:
This workshop is limited to 16 people, the minimal number of participants is 5.

Light + Byte Studio, Baslerstrasse 30, 8048 Zürich

CHF 248.– (VAT-exempt)
Drinks and snacks will be provided for free by Light + Byte

30% discount for apprentices in the photography business and full-time photography students
15% discount for part-time students of photography schools
10% discount for returning LB Academy customers

Discounts cannot be cumulated.

Accomodations nearby:
Hotel The Flag
Ramada Hotel Zürich-City
Hotel Crowne Plaza Zürich