Video tutorial and free HDR and backplate from award winning Mars Ice Cream shoot

Video tutorial and free HDR and backplate from award winning Mars Ice Cream shoot

This is a video tutorial about how to make an HDR for image-based lighting for CGI.

It comprises the equipment and the working methods I used to create my award winning Mars Ice Cream photo.

Mars Ice Cream, A little bit tasty

Mars Ice Cream, A little bit tasty

I want to demonstrate how simple it can be create HDRs for Image based lighting . It’s not a complex black art, just a simple choice of the right equipment and efficient workflow. For Mars I used the Atom Head from 360 Precision, the 8mm fisheye lens and the Canon Mark 3. (After reading the tutorial, if you would like to buy the 360 Precision Atom head, click the hyperlink and enter code “harniman” during checkout to save 10%)

At the end of the tutorial I’ll give away the HDR and the backplate we used in the award winning Mars image. This is a freebie download (for personal testing, non-commercial use only) from my website www.harniman.com

Mars Ice Cream, Backplate

Mars Ice Cream, Backplate

Mars Ice Cream, HDR Capture

Mars Ice Cream, HDR Capture

Hope you enjoy the tutorial and the backplate on offer.

All feedback is welcome – love to see your tests – and look out for future blogs, backplates and tutorials.

Cheers, Nigel

2 comments

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