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This Week in Assassin’s Creed Virtual Photography: 13th to 19th November

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22 Nov 2023

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Edited By:

Colum Blackett

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


Every week I 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.  


Aaron is a keen virtual photographer and loves to post his journeys through Assassin’s Creed on Twitter.


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


This week’s theme: Minimal

 

Desert Traveller


Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins


VP Artist: @NIKOOO_WOLF



“I cannot shed my past like a snake sheds its skin.”


The foundation of Assassin’s Creed Origins is the setting. Egypt was highly coveted at the time and the announcement we would finally be going there in 2017 was a dream for many fans. This beautifully minimalistic shot of the desert not only fits the theme but also represents Bayek’s home. I adore the different colour tones on show here, and how they are split into sections. The sun is extremely powerful at the centre and the shadow work at the bottom allows for an elegant silhouette of Bayek on his camel. A remarkable capture that would look exquisite hung on the wall.


Link to set:

 

Backflip


Game: Assassin’s Creed Mirage


VP Artist: @tn_taurus



“We are what we choose to be.”


The essence of the creed is often shown through moments within the games. One of those that will always be iconic is the leap of faith. I think the move itself is even cooler when performed as a backflip. It just adds to the danger and shows the faith of the Assassins. Here we have a fantastic action shot of Basim leaping from a vantage point. For me the minimalism is on point with that beautiful blue sky dominating the shot. Having Basim in the white robes makes for such a classic Assassin’s Creed feel. Excellent timing and composition from Julio.

 

Link to set: 

 

Balance


Game: Assassin’s Creed Mirage


VP Artist: @Cll3ar



“The training is nothing. The will is everything.”


If there is one thing I wish we had more of in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, it would be street thief Basim. It was so fun to play as him in the early stages of the game. I was getting real Batman Begins vibes from the prologue, especially when sparing with Roshan. This shot is so minimal and clean, the colour tones are on point and the composition is exceptional. Raven is always so good at taking shots I haven’t seen before. Be sure to check out the whole set using the link below, together they make for a truly remarkable selection.


Link to set:

 

Guardian


Game: Assassin’s Creed Mirage


VP Artist: @_Liamism_



“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”


The Harvey Dent quote above fits Basim perfectly. One of the reasons I fell in love with this glorious series is the links to media such as Batman. The whole vigilante protecting their city and fighting injustice is a real draw for me. This capture is exuding Dark Knight vibes, in fact there is a scene in the movie that isn’t too dissimilar. I adore the lighting and details of this shot, the brilliant white background helps to elevate Basim and the wooden structure. Everything is so clean and crisp, I definitely think this is one of my favourite Mirage captures.

 

Longship


Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


VP Artist: @playpausephoto



“We can raise the sail here Eivor.”


Vikings are raiders, but they were also adventures capable of crafting excellent longships to cross the seas and find new lands. They are often branded as violent and bloodthirsty but actually they were just trying to seek a better way of life. What better way to showcase minimal than a Malin Valhalla shot. The black and white contrast is so eye catching, I did have the pleasure of seeing the colour version too which is equally beautiful. I think what makes this shot so special is the negative space, capturing half the longship was such a genius idea. This is such a striking capture and fully deserving of capture of the week.



The Ones Who Came Before Photo of the Week


Judge: @cop_filip


I am a fan of the unique top down view and how it works with the stark black and white contrast. The oars are like needles piercing into the dark unknown, almost like a phalanx. There is an excellent use of negative space that introduces a veil of mystery, and an entirely new graphic aesthetic to the image. It all works together beautifully to create a truly striking and unique Image. A simply spectacular capture.

 

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


Thank you for checking out this week’s photo collection. This would not be possible without the virtual photographers out there so a huge thanks to them. Until next week 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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