Automotive Photography on Location | 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.

In this special class with Tim we will be looking at lighting and shooting cars on location, differing ways that we can approach that as well as starting to understand the car itself in its shape and form and how that may impact on our choices before we start shooting. Tim will also be talking about and demonstrating the things that you need to consider when working on location and how to avoid some of the common mistakes made. During the class Tim will be demonstrating his own unique approach.

As commercial advertising and automotive car photographer Tim works with a wide range of clients across the globe such as Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, and Peugeot. He shoots some of the worlds most iconic car brands through his commercial work such as that of Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Ferrari in the UK and Europe through to Dodge and Chevrolet in the US. He is today regarded as a leading commercial automotive car photographer within this industry and is a renowned creative.

Behind the scenes gallery from the 2017 workshop


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This seminar will be held in English.

Target audience:
Anybody who is interested in automotive photography.


  • Shooting Cars on location and how that differs to studio car work
  • Knowing how to understand the shape and form of a car to help plan a shoot
  • Understanding the importance of position and stance of a car within a shot.
  • Looking at lighting equipment for shooting cars, both on a budget and with no holds.
  • Working with a small number of lights to acheive dramatic car detail work
  • Overcoming problems with lighting and reflective surfaces on location
  • Working with strobes and lighting modifers on location
  • Working to achieve overall high impact static shots

This workshop is aimed at people who have some capabilities with a camera and ideally some lighting expereince of working with strobes. You do not require experience of lighting cars to attend.

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

10:00 to 17:00

Number of participants:
This workshop is limited to 16 people, the minimal number of participants is 8.

Light + Byte, Baslerstrasse 30, 8048 Zürich / Location nearby to be announced

CHF 598.– (VAT-exempt)
Lunch, 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% discounts 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