Tim Salix is an experienced business and corporate photographer. He has an extensive portfolio with specialisation in brand portraits, products, commercial interiors, food, vehicles and industrial photography. Tim can undertake any photographic assignment having the skills and investment in capital equipment in which to do so.
In a photo shoot Tim can deploy his Swiss-made Elinchrom studio lights, that when running on separate power packs, can pump out 4,800 watts from just two lights. Enabling him to illuminate the largest interior or to photograph any sized factory plant or machinery. Instances where there is no electrically he can attach 3 high-powered studio lights to a battery inverter. Tim has recently invested in a drone allowing him to offer a different perspective for industrial photo and video shoots.
par excellence in glass
Tim Salix has invested heavily in quality optics of various focal lengths to cover all situations. For individual portraits the pièce de résistance lens in his arsenal is a Leica APO 90-280mm, hand-built in Germany. Using a long telephoto makes for a flattering compression on people’s faces. The Leica look is legendary for portraiture, especially for outdoor photo shoots where the person becomes 3D with a natural smooth translation to the background bokeh. Topping this off, the photos have high micro-contrast and the extra ‘reach’ of the lens is appreciated in situations where the subject matter is not in close proximity to the photographer.
Where specific characteristics are needed to be finely detailed and precise control over the focal-point is required (especially in reference to food photography) he will utilise with an adaptor a Nikon 85mm micro tilt/shift lens. For situational portraits, where a business operation needs to be showcased with key staff, nothing comes close to Sigma’s highly regarded 35mm f1.2 DN lens.