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Assassin’s Creed Virtual Photography: 3rd to 14th June

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25 Jun 2024

Written By:

Edited By:

Colum Blackett

Welcome to the biweekly virtual photography roundup hosted by Aaron Young from the AC Partnership Program.


Every two weeks we will be picking our top 5 favourite Assassin’s Creed shots and showcasing them on The Ones Who Came Before website, in order to promote virtual photography and talented content creators within the community.


This theme has been run by the TOWCB VP team. We have been monitoring the hashtag and the community hub to see all your wonderful shots.    


Keep an eye on the site as more shots are added, we are looking for captures across all Assassin’s Creed games. Tag your photos to #ACFirstCivVP for a chance to be featured.


Theme: Assassin’s Creed


 

Traveller


Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins


VP Artist: @Tigas_VP


The Ones Who Came Before Photo of the Week



Judge: @CapturesByRenzo


Renzo


Since the very moment I saw this capture by Tigas, I knew it had to be featured in our article. Taking vertical shots can be quite tricky in Assassin’s Creed Origins. However, the artist did an amazing job with this picture. The composition is great, with Bayek’s gaze focused on the horizon and his camel looking back, right into the “camera”. The use of depth of field is very well executed, and the colour palette is so soft and beautiful. This is a fantastic capture, and without a doubt, it deserves to be our shot of the week. Congratulations, Tigas!


Aaron


“It is not peace that I seek. It is not for my soul that I walk this path”.


2017 seems a long time ago now but viewing virtual photography from Assassin’s Creed Origins is still an absolute delight. The colour palette and the character designs are so good. @Tigas_VP is one of my favourite Origins photographers. This capture is part of an impressive set that harks back to the wonders of ancient Egypt. The depth of field is impressive as it splits the shot into two, combining the sandy mountain with the calming blue sky. You can’t ignore how good the camel looks with its head almost posing for the camera. I am loving how Bayek’s outfit blends with the colour tones of this striking capture. 


 

Viewpoint


Game: Assassin’s Creed Mirage


VP Artist: @JChoukroun



“How could I regret the only life I’ve ever known”.


Viewpoints are something very special to the Assassin’s Creed series. These structures or high points in the landscape allow us to survey the surrounding environment. We now know that they will be of great importance when Assassin’s Creed Shadows releases with the absence of a bird companion. This capture by jchouk is reminiscence of the title screen from Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Basim's pose is very elegant and having Enkidu’s shadow cast across the building is so cool. Once again, the colour palette is on point with those sandy tones complementing the blues. This style shot has almost become iconic from Mirage and jchouk has expertly taken full advantage of the viewpoint.


 

Wolf-Kissed


Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


VP Artist: @SuzuhaBlack



“I am trying to make you see you’re on the wrong path”.


Eivor has and will always have a special place in my heart. The Wolf-Kissed one from Norway is a fierce fighter and honourable warrior. Her escapades in England showed that the line between good and evil is a fine one. Here Nick has managed to produce one of my favourite portraits of Eivor. She looks so graceful, yet powerful. Her Celtic hair combined with the face tattoo elevate the shot to new levels. I love how the wolf scar is so prominent on her neck, harking back to her troubled past. I think the standout for me though is the tilt on the portrait, it adds a new and often unseen style to this capture that exudes elegance.

 

Kingdoms


Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


VP Artist: @cop_filip



“A country is its history, the sum of all its stories”


Eivor’s time in England is fraught with conflict. The Kingdoms are struggling to survive, and the mix of cultures has become a power struggle. This all plays out in one final battle with the King of Wessex. The real history here fascinates me, and it was so enjoyable for it to feature in an Assassin’s Creed game. Despite the chaos I just described, Filip once again has managed to find peace and beauty with his Valhalla photography. This shot is simply gorgeous, I just love the composition and the way all the colours are in harmony. The Roman walls are meant to keep out the Vikings, but Eivor knows a trick or two on how to blend in.


 

Alexios


Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey


VP Artist: @Lucascosta797



“I really need to charge more for slaying mythical creatures”.


The siblings of Sparta are separated during childhood due to the traumatic events at Mount Taygetos. Both children are descendants of Leonidas who himself was linked to the Isu or First Civilization. Here Lucas has almost bridged that gap between realism and science fiction with his intense portrait of Alexios. The mood in this capture is tremendous, I can’t get enough of the reflective light, especially on the ground where it is mega impressive. I adore how the armour set and the Isu markings combine to fulfil that connection of two worlds. I don’t think he could look anymore badass if he tried. Fantastic capture Lucas.  

 

And that sums it up for this Assassin’s Creed virtual photography recap list!


Thank you for checking out the photo collection. This would not be possible without the virtual photographers out there so a huge thanks to them. Until next time keep those shots coming in!

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About the Author

Aaron is a passionate Assassin's Creed fan who joined our AC Partnership Program as an Online Article Writer back in 2022.

After building momentum and interest on TOWCB website for Virtual Photography, Aaron established TOWCB Virtual Photography Team, of which he is now Team Leader. Throughout 2024, TOWCB VP Team will be sharing community captures in dedicated articles, and providing a positive environment on Twitter for gamers to share their shots.

Aaron Young

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