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This Week in Assassin’s Creed Virtual Photography: 7th to 13th August


15 Aug 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: Team Light & Team Shadow


From the Dark

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @PodToGo

“You bested me. Yet, I am the one left standing”

Basim is very much the focal point for this wonderful series right now. His origins story later this year is being greatly anticipated. If there was ever a character that embodies light and shadows it is him. I love how this capture gives the full Basim feel without actually being him. The use of his robes and the darker beard allows Eivor to cosplay the troubled Assassin. The lighting is terrific, highlighting just enough of Eivor to make him look like a classic Assassin. Hiding the eyes with the shadow is easily my favourite part, perfectly fits the theme.



Don’t Mess with Me

Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

VP Artist: @AkiraAoyama_VP

“Order, Chaos…If Either Triumphs Alone the world dies”

Kassandra epitomises the light, she is the brave warrior who fights for good. She isn’t an Assassin and her enemies are unlikely to find her working in the dark. For a character who lives longer than anyone else she remains dignified and grounded. I adore her expression in this shot, the eye glancing to the side is just perfectly timed. The sunlight glowing on Kassandra meets the theme but also signifies her godly status. The details are so good too, especially with the bow on her back. It a beautiful capture of a legendary figure in the franchise.


Ghost of Wessex

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @_Liamism_

“If Hell is real, I’m glad you’ll get to see it”

My excitement for Codename Red could not be higher, as a massive fan of Ghost of Tsushima I am really looking forward to Assassin’s Creed’s attempt at the time period. Eivor maybe a long way from a Samurai but thanks to an item pack you can at least dress her as one. I feel like this capture is a great insight into how Red could look, and the armour used for this shot is nothing short of stunning. Once again the lighting here is faultless. The fine points of this armour are highlighted beautifully, I love the colour of the hood with the dragon markings. Most impressive of all is the stance, demonstrating excellent timing with Eivor’s hand on the sword ready to draw. A glorious portrait that is clearly team shadow. 


Reach for the Stars

Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

VP Artist: @G_Assassin90

“Earth, mother of all, I greet you”

Although Kassandra isn’t a demi-god she is often seen as one due to her links to the Isu and in particular the spear of Leonidas. It is classed as the Spear of Eden and eventually ends up in the hands of Kassandra. This capture of her raising the spear into the air is gorgeously saturated to fit the #ACTeamLight theme. It’s fitting that she is wearing the ‘Wonder Women’ set too as it further solidifies that purity vibe. Everything about this shot signals hero, and I think we can all agree that is what Kassandra is.

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Through the Fire

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @theonlyjess_vp

“You wanted fire, well now you have it”

Due to the political pressure in Norway, Eivor sails to new lands. Once in England she finds that it isn’t really any different, with both Saxon’s and Danes fighting over who will rule. For a Viking Eivor is very composed and knows when she must adopt the dark for the good of her clan. This black and white capture truly exemplifies both sides of Eivor. The hood and the cloak representing the Creed, along with the elegant shadow across her face. Then there is the glow of the flames sprinkling over her head bring Eivor’s scared face back into the light. The innocent flowers just in front of her also add a touch of light to balance this shot impeccably.

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The Ones Who Came Before Photo of the Week

Judge: Dave Rutter (@dpruttz_vp)


''The perfect choice of black and white in this shot. Straight away it puts the emphasis on the contrast of shadow and light, and is bang on with the theme. Great work and awesome shot by Jess.''


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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