Have I got locations for you?

30 March 2018

SIG: Digital Imaging Thames Valley

Have I Got Nudes for You - Tim Pile FIPF MPAGB EFIAP/p

An opportunity to see the work of an award winning photographer is always welcome so DIGTV were delighted to have Tim Pile visit the Thames Valley Centre in Wokingham on 25th March. With a full day available, Tim was able to tell the story of his photographic journey from early club competition work, landscapes, infra-red, studio portraits, his ARPS panel, MPAGB submission and FIPF panel. Keen to stress that he works to be a better photographer rather than an award winner, Tim highlighted that the process of submitting work for awards has helped him to broaden his experience and refine skills.

There is no doubt that Tim has achieved his goal to develop a personal style, one that he describes as 'pictures that include models'. One could be forgiven for thinking that the title of his talk should have been 'Have I got locations for you?', as the stunning locations featured in his work are without doubt a key component to the success of his images. He has developed a talent for matching the model and pose with the surroundings, crediting his models with bringing valuable creative ideas to the process. Describing his FIPF panel as “a collaboration between one model and one photographer”, Tim emphasised the value of teamwork for developing ideas when working with available light and unpredictable weather conditions.

A prolific printer, the DIGTV audience had a wonderful range of prints to view throughout the day. In fact, Tim may have broken the record for the number of prints on display by a single photographer at the Thames Valley Centre.
During the afternoon session, Tim dealt with some of the practical challenges of working with nude models on location and provided an insight into the decision making process that leads to selecting a model, location and choice of props.
No presentation at a DIG meeting would be complete without a look at post processing and Tim didn't disappoint, providing a very clear description of his approach to processing his image files ready for printing.

Many thanks to Tim for a great day.

You can see examples of Tim's work on his website - http://www.timpile.co.uk

Chris Tank - DIG Thames Valley

Photo by Marilyn Taylor ARPS