Week 12: Arnold Shader Practice

When it comes to my work, there are certain weeks in a year when I schedule watching tutorials. This might seem silly coming from a seasoned professional, but my philosophy is that everyone can teach you something. This week I set out to watch some random video tutorials on retouching and 3D, and I incorporated…

Week 11: Lipstick

Non-organic product photography is disappearing, and CG renders are taking its place. From experience, I can tell you it’s simpler, faster, cost-efficient, and easy to iterate. Big companies are turning to 3D artists instead of photographers to create their ad’s hero shots. However, we still rely on photographers’ knowledge of lighting and composition, so we…

How To Expertly Emulate Film Grain

Every person I know who works with some form of photography is in love with film grain. However, recreating this artefact caused by silver halide and exposure to light in a digital environment is not an easy task. In this article, we will take a look at how to emulate the perceptual attributes of film…

Week 10: Glasses On Wood

I can’t believe that I have been doing this challenge for 10 weeks now. It seems like I have just started, but apparently, 3 months have gone by. This week I revisited an old friend: sunglasses. Not that I am out of ideas, but I think it’s such a fascinating subject. Initially, I had something…

New Video: Random Color Grading

I have been meaning to create a couple of new YouTube videos for my channel, but I was always too swamped to get to them. Fortunately, this week I could allocate a bit of time for recording, and I have already posted the first one: Retouching in Photoshop: Random Color Grading. In the video, I…

Week 9: Minimal (Balloon)

This week I intentionally wanted to go for something minimalistic with a lot of white space. This is my first day in a long time that I could just do whatever I wanted and didn’t have to do any work, so I didn’t want to spend too much time in front of the computer. Sometimes…

Week 8: In A Flash

I’ve created this blog, not for promotional purposes, but to be able to genuinely share my thoughts with you. And to be honest, I’m not that proud of this render. This week was rougher than I anticipated, so I thought I would sit down and do something quick and fun. In the end, I put…

Week 7: Car Experiments #2

Not every Weekly Render will feature a car – no need to worry. As much as I was not a car enthusiast, we are working on a lot of test frames for our CG portfolio at GILD Studios. As many other studios already do; we have just started to introduce proper 3D imagery into our…