Saturday, November 7, 2009

Land Rover Experience

This Friday I headed up to Halewood to attend a photography course with Tim Wallace (Ambient Life). Tim is an award winning photographer who specialises in automotive with clients such as Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin. I’m a massive fan of his images and style, and especially the fact he does all of his work “in camera” with little or no post processing.

The day was made up of a brief lecture and a chance to ask questions, then we were out shooting on scene for the rest of the day. As we were at Land Rover we were able to use the off road circuit to set up some shots.

Tim took us through how to effectively light a car, setting up the lights as he talked through it:

Once the lights were set, we were able to do some shooting and actively encouraged to move the lights about to get a feel for it ourselves. Here’s a one of my pics:

Having no previous experience with lighting, I was blown away by the amazing effect it had on the scene we were shooting!

Following on from that, we moved into another couple of areas shooting a Freelander on a ramp and a Disco driving the course, allowing us to get some action shots:

It was an amazing day and I learned absolutely loads! Now I just need to invest in a better camera body and a decent lighting set up; Dear Santa….

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