Meet up with Tim Wallace and a Dodge Challenger to learn what is possible for shooting cars with just one camera, one lens, and available light. Shooting a black car can present real challenges for proper exposure, but Tim’s careful, yet efficient process will take you through each step, and have you out shooting like a pro in no time! You’ll learn about the gear he uses, how to look at a scene from all the angles, and why it is important to leave yourself room to be creative.
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Join Tim as he introduces the concepts, location, and the car for this class.
Tim goes over the gear he'll be using for this shoot and then suggests getting started by putting your camera down and taking a walk around the car to look for important details you might want to shoot later.
Time to get shooting. The first position is a simple shot comprised of multiple exposures that will be blended together later for the final result. A graduated neutral density filter is a great tool for taming exposure on brighter areas.
Little details can help tell the story of a car. Tim decides to hand hold a close-up shot of the logo on the car's hood.
It is fine to start by getting the obvious shot in the obvious location, but take time to look around and see what else a location has to offer. Tim walks through his process in a challenging situation to create a fantastic shot that really ties the car into the location.
If you work efficiently and get the shots required by the client, you can end up with enough extra time to get creative and try different things that take things to the next level.
Using available light gives you the flexibility to go where the light is, and Tim wraps up the class with two shots using the exterior of the building as a backdrop for the car.
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…