This Week in Assassin's Creed Virtual Photography: 9th - 15th July 2022:
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Welcome to the new weekly virtual photography roundup hosted by Aaron Young from The AC Partnership Program.
Every week, 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.
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 capture across all Assassin’s Creed games. Tag your photos to the #TOWCBWeeklyCapture for a chance to be featured.
1) Shadow Queen
Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The first capture of the week comes from @Lidertzz over on Twitter.
This week’s portraits special begins with an image of Eivor looking very gothic. I love this capture as it is so intriguing due to the colour choices. I always feel that black is a difficult colour to work with as it can overpower a shot.
This isn’t the case here where instead, it adds to the image, giving a menacing and mysterious feel to Eivor. I would not want to see her emerge from the shadows if I were a member of the order.
2) Warrior Queen
Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Photo number two comes from @6VAC1 over on Twitter.
Next up we move to Odyssey and everyone’s favourite Misthios. I have spent more time with black and white virtual photography recently and have become quite a fan. This shot instantly caught my eye when it popped up on my feed.
Here we have a striking capture of Kassandra that shows her deep in thought. She looks very much like a woman on a mission here. The lighting is perfect too and highlights much of the detail of Kassandra’s armour.
3) The Hidden One
Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins
This week’s third shot comes from @JamesTiddlyQuid a member of our Assassin’s Creed VP Twitter Community.
I have been looking for a portrait of Aya for quite some time, lucky for me this one showed up in the perfect week.
A fantastic shot of Aya contemplating what she is about to do. Dressed as an assassin, she very much looks the part.
I adore the amount of detail that has been captured here, it really shows off the amount of work that went into designing this character. I recommend checking out the full set of images captured by @JamesTiddlyQuid as it showcases the whole scene brilliantly.
4) London Calling
Game: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
VP number four comes from @MissEvieFrye a member of our Assassin’s Creed VP Twitter Community.
Syndicate captures are hard to come by, however thanks to the AC15 celebration week I came across multiple worthy candidates. This one stood out as my favourite though as the outfit and the stance are perfection. I am really impressed that this photo has been taken as a portrait, it really adds to the sense of falling.
The incredible work blurring the background makes you feel like you’re playing the game. The outfit is the winner here though with the amazing red, black and gold showcased so beautifully. The hidden blade also catches the eye making this a true Assassin’s Creed shot.
5) The French Assassin
Game: Assassin’s Creed Unity
The final capture of the week comes from @ophierian_vp over on Twitter.
This last shot comes from Unity and actually completes a mini Assassin’s Creed timeline for this week’s showcase. This was a hard choice as the set in which this capture comes from is flawless.
Once again we get to see the assassin in all his glory thanks to beautiful work with the depth of field. This photo gives me the sense that time is passing Arno by quickly as he awaits his next target. A fantastic outfit which gives off that French vibe, and the leather bracer with the Assassin symbol is just genius.