Who is Tyler Um?
Many refer to today’s youth as the digital generation. Our new Club Photographer, 14 year old Tyler Um is living proof. His short clip of Motorfest last year could have been a segment on Top Gear and his photography is featured throughout the latest newsletter and on this site.
How did you get started in photography?
Whenever I browsed through automotive websites I noticed that a lot of pages had incredible photography and made the cars look amazing, so I decided that it was something I wanted to try out. I started taking photos at our local Cars and Coffee events, where I developed my skills over the years up to the level I’m at now.
My passion for cars started at a very early age, where my parents would always buy me Hotwheels cars and I would play with them all day. As I got older I wanted to learn more about cars and ended up developing a love for German cars, especially BMWs.
Any photography tips for fellow club members?
As for photography tips, one thing I like to tell people is to always experiment. Try out new angles, compositions, or camera settings. You never know what you’ll like the most. Also, having good skills and composition are far more important than the fanciest camera.