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2010 Tour starts in Central London

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On Saturday the 4th September UK Car and Commercial Photographer Tim Wallace officially began the 2010 'Inspired' tour with a talk in Central London. The Tour this year takes on eight major cities throughout the UK from London to Edinburgh.



Tim -"It's always great to kick off a tour in London, for me it's one of those places that I spend a lot of time in working and having meetings and I guess you could say that I have a love hate relationship with, love the diversity, hate the traffic!."

"This year the discussion is very much centered on business, what it actually takes in my view to become a professional and business viable commercial photographer and also those 'little details' that in my view make all the difference when you are trying to get your business off the ground and make those first tentative steps. My business model so to speak my well not be what people expect but as a working professional myself these days the only main concern I have is trying to ensure I allow myself some time off now and again as my own business AmbientLife publically pushes forward in these difficult commercial times. The event in London went very well indeed and and had a good mix of both established professional photographers and assistants wanting to take those first steps themselves. We covered a lot of ground during the four hours and I only began to loose my voice right near the end which may have been just as well..."

"Next stop is Glasgow and I'm looking forward to the meeting more great people and hopefully offering not only some sound advice but also some inspiration."


Central London – Sat 4th September
Glasgow – Wed 8th September
Manchester – Sat 2nd October
Nottingham – Fri 8th Oct
Bristol – Fri 22nd Oct
Birmingham – Fri 5th Nov
Edinburgh – Sat 13th Nov
Liverpool – Wed 17th Nov

The 2010 UK Tour will be discussing the important issues in regard to making your first moves towards starting out in Commercial Photography and this year Tim is covering such topics as;

*Building an efficient Workflow
*Buying equipment
*Making a business plan
*Tax and VAT
*Building a portfolio
*What it 'really' takes to be a commercial photographer
*Marketing yourself
*Presenting work
*Pricing work and quotes

The Inspired Tour

Each year Tim delivers a UK tour of venues around the UK from London to Scotland and talks in depth about subjects such as workflow, commercial photography, business development, and how to improve your technique. The tour events are very soundly based on commercial photography in general and also take an in depth look at many aspects of the photography business. These tours are very popular and please note that availability is to restricted numbers.

A sample of just some of the work that Tim creates for his clients.



These talks take a rare insight into the world of commercial photography through the eyes of a professional working in this environment both nationally and internationally, and offer people the chance to gain further knowledge in what it takes to become a success in a career that is notorious for its high failure rate.



Tim discusses many aspects of photography including work-flow and how he approaches it for maximum efficiency, equipment in respect of DSLR Vs Medium format as well as lighting and just how he feels that shooting styles have changed over the last 10 years. He also openly speaks about the industry and personally talks through some of his own work, explaining his thought process and how he approaches a shoot and well as his own experiences of how to first approached the commercial market as a new comer. Finally we look at digital as a whole, some techniques Tim uses in Photoshop that he designed as well as looking at the importance of a fluid professional work-flow, discussing if it is still a ‘pure’ medium and how to regain that ‘shooting on film’ feeling that many professionals feel has been lost.

If you wish to book a place on any of the events mentioned on this page please contact the marketing department of Calumet UK who organise our placements on these seminars or visit the dedicated Calumet Events pages.
bookings can be made here Calumet Events Online