Our Inaugural Show
We are incredibly excited that the inaugural show on CLTV is with one of our favorite Sacramento photographers. He is an inventive artist and commercial photographer who has a breadth that excites with every image. I want to thank Tim Engle and hope you enjoy his photographer as much as us.
Photographer Tim Engle
Sacramento commercial photographer and native Tim Engle cultivated a passion for photography in his early teens and has since successfully turned that love into a full time career. Flowing seamlessly between portraits, fashion, avant-garde, and commercial photography, KVIE PBS selected him as one of California’s Master Photographers in 2011.
Breadth That Goes Beyond The Shutter
Tim’s first priority is his role as husband and father, but photography and creative direction are a close second. He feels fortunate to be able to work professionally in something he has loved for so long. When he is not creating images or directing short films, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids as well as coaching youth sports.
A Lesson Learned
“I wish I had learned that it’s not all about the gear. You can do amazing things with minimal technology. I also wish I had understood the value of practice earlier. I used to wait for clients to contact me, which meant I was waiting for a long time and wouldn’t be shooting in between jobs. Now I shoot on my own just as much as I shoot for clients. It’s just like anything else, you have to practice a lot.”
Up and Coming Photographers
“Be a fan of the image! Look at everything you can get your hands on, from magazines to internet sites and books. Dissect images you see, figure out what makes them good or bad and what lighting you think they used – Train your eye!”
“I have been a Nikon shooter all my life. So right now I’m using a Nikon D4 and the Nikon 810. It’s a great combination of cameras. Most of my lenses are prime. I think I shoot about 85% of the time with an 85mm lens
I do all of my processing on the iMac. With a Drobo 5D with 16 TB on it. It has taken me years to build up my arsenal of equipment, but most of the time I use a small fraction of what I own. I am a Nikon shooter. I received a Nikon camera as a middle schooler and just built my gear around that first camera. Throughout the years, I’ve shot 35mm, a medium format Bronica, and finally DSLR. I sometimes miss my 35mm as the digital cameras only have so many clicks in them before they give up.”