FashionPhotographyBlog.com is delighted to have Tim Engle joining us today. The Sacramento based commercial, fashion and beauty photographer started his photography journey during his school years and since has turned his passion into a full-time occupation, getting paid to do what he loves to do. Transitioning between commercial photography, to portraits, fashion to avant-garde, he prioritizes his dedication firstly to his family, as husband and father, with creative direction and photography close behind. Tim took some time to share insights into his winning Photo of the Week entry entitled “Fashion Clown” and his background as a photographer.
As mentioned above, Tim Engle started photography at a fairly young age, but did you know he used it as a way to deal with social shyness at school, he explained, “I have had a camera in my hand since middle school. I was extremely shy and I think it was kind of a shield for me, which made it easier for me in social situations. I ended up studying sports science and art in college with the thought of going into coaching. Over time, photography just consumed my life.”
So if a camera did not pass Tim’s way when he was at school, we would be speaking to a sports coach, rather than a winning photographer for Photo of The Week. We are so glad that that he chose the photography route, otherwise, the winning photo of “Dark Humor” week, this avant-garde piece of creativity would not have been created. But how did the idea come about? The photographer’s answer was, “That was a funny set of images. I had this image of a clown in my head for years. I’ve also been fascinated by people’s reactions to clowns. The opportunity arose to shoot at this great location, which was an old abandoned boys’ reformatory institution and I just started putting the pieces together. I had a great team with all the ingredients and I knew we would put something out very different that day.”
To create the shoot, Tim explained that the shoot set up was not overly complicated, he detailed that “That set of images was very low tech. The location had wonderful sun streaming through the windows. So majority of the lighting was from reflected light and mirrors. I did use some shop lights with color corrected bulbs as fill. The camera for that shot was a Nikon body with a 50mm lens.”
When I asked him why he thought the reason why the shoot went so well, a basic set up to create a result that activates the imagination, he answered “I think I try and keep it simple; from lighting to environment. There was a time when I would over think things. Now I’m trying to let go and be simple.”
To find out more about Tim Engle’s work, his winning photo and other photos from the “Fashion Clown” you can click here, Fashion Clown, or visit his website www.Englephoto.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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