Tag Archives | Lighting

…Some models are ageless?

Multi-Age Model

With clever make-up, deceptive lighting, and a few well-practiced poses, one 20-year-old model has managed to look 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years old in a shoot done for Vogue Paris.

Seems like there’s a Dove ad in here somewhere…

[Via: Picdit]

…It’s Movie Monday: Off The Rails?

Off The Rails

Darcy Prendergast’s Off The Rails is a fantastic short about “all the crazy people met on public transportation”.

It’s done in stop motion claymation, and the lighting, tone, and color are all fantastically original and engaging.

Since Off The Rails has been on YouTube since October of ’06, but has only managed a mere 20,000+ views, I’m going to call it an undiscovered gem of the ‘Tubes.

Enjoy:

…It’s Website Wednesday: CGSphere?

Sphere Project

The Sphere Project is a place “dedicated to the evolution of technical and creative 3D sphere design”, where 3D creatives can go to show off their handiwork.

The goal is to create a captivating and visually appealing sphere from the provided sphere scene using a 3D program and renderer of choice. Anyone is allowed to submit, provided they follow the rules, and a voting system brings the best submissions to the top. Clever ideas, thoughtful execution, technical expertise, and dazzing presentation are all considered, and the making the front page means you’re among the best of the best.

Spheres

Submitted spheres can focus on modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing modifications, or a combination of any of the above, though above all, creativity and cleverness will win over most of the judges.

Why a sphere?

    The sphere is arguably one of the most basic and fundamental primitives in computer graphics. Its uniformly curved structure allows for wide field of view coverage, as well as full diffuse tonal range shading. When reflective, its convex shape can reveal more of it’s surrounding environment than any other primitive, and when refractive it can bend surrounding light into a single concentrated caustic point. The sphere is an inherent form chaotically evident in nature and continually apparent in man-made designs. From the smallest atomic structures to the largest planetary globes, the sphere continues to be perhaps the most common geometric form in existence.

Think you have what it takes?

[CGSphere – Sphere Project]

[Via: Core77]

…Your portraits should be inspired?

Fly

Armed with a camera, a face, and the information that is currently floating around the Photo-Blogo-Sphere, you will soon be shooting portraits like never before.

Hot on the heels of The Art of Portrait Photography, Epic Edits Weblog has put together a list of 16 Inspirational Portrait Photography Techniques.

With texture, exposure, lighting, posing, reflections, shadows, focus, movement, colors and emotion all covered, it’s a how-to that will have you capturing images like never before.

[Epic Edits – 16 Inspirational Portrait Photography Techniques]

[Photo Via: sam_samantha]

…Hulk is a computer modder?

Hulk PCBelieve it or not, this Hulk figure is actually a fully functioning PC.

Features include an exposed motherboard, custom lighting, and full Hulk motion and sound.

It took the builder 14 months to create, and countless hours of hard work, but I think you’ll agree that it paid off, because this has got to be one of the most creative mods ever assembled.

[Fusion Mod – Hulk PC]

[Via: Gizmodo]