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This Week in Assassin's Creed Virtual Photography: 13th - 19th August 2022

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20/08/22                                By Aaron Young                           Edited by Ashlea Blackett

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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 showcase is in collaboration with VPGamersUK. Each capture is my pick from the daily themes. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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1) Columns

Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey             Theme: Architecture 

This week’s first capture comes from @6VAC1 over on Twitter.  

First up we have a beautiful shot of some columns in Odyssey. When it comes to architecture the Assassin’s Creed games are some of the best places to take photos. The sheer volume of buildings within a single game is off the scale. I picked this shot due to the angle and colours.

 

This capture really does give off a sense of height and grandeur. The saturation adding to the details, it’s no wonder Ubisoft have been commended for their building design. 

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About the Author

Aaron is a passionate Assassin's Creed fan who recently joined TOWCB AC Partnership Program as an Online Article Writer.

Throughout 2022, Aaron and other writers will be joining the admin team in a collaborative effort to create an Assassin's Creed Valhalla Guide Database, which you can find here.

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4) Out of the Desert

Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins              Theme: Assassins

VP number four comes from @Jakeste66386991 a member of our Assassin’s Creed VP Twitter Community.

What can I say about this capture other than, it is jaw-dropping. This gorgeous silhouette of Bayek has to be one of my favourite’s pieces of virtual photography since I have been running these articles.

 

I never really add borders to my shots but I must say the white around the edges of this one just makes the photo pop. I love the way Bayek is walking across the dunes towards the sun with the rays casting shadows behind him. What an incredible shot. 

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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2) Frigg

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla                    Theme: Citizens

Photo number two comes from @dpruttz_vp a member of our Assassin’s Creed VP Twitter Community.

Next up we have a Citizen of Asgard, who is also a former lover of Odin. I did enjoy Frigg and Havi’s team up at the start of the Dawn of Ragnarok DLC. It is a shame it is such a small section. This awesome shot really catches the eye, with the fiery background and the excellent pose from Frigg.

 

I am very impressed with how the details of her outfit have been highlighted, mostly thanks to the blurring of the background. What an amazing piece of virtual photography. 

3) Fox

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla                         Theme: Wildlife

This week’s third shot comes from @PodToGo a member of our Assassin’s Creed VP Twitter Community.

Photo number three was an easy choice, I love foxes and this photo is one of the best I have seen of that animal. As I have said before, Ubisoft have been perfecting the art of nature in their games of late. The pose of the fox in this shot is adorable and credit to PodToGo for finding this moment.

 

I would love to know how long the Virtual Photographer waited to get this picture. I am really liking the portrait aspect for this capture as it encompasses the stance of the fox so well. A truly wonderful piece of wildlife VP. 

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5) Sickles 

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla        Theme: Weapons

The final capture of the week comes from @petta_velan a member of our Assassin’s Creed VP Twitter Community.

This week's final shot depicts an Egyptian Viking readying his sickle swords. I remember when these weapons were added during the Wrath of the Druids DLC, they were a great addition to the game.

 

I actually think they go very well with the Egyptian armour too which, of course, also released with that DLC. I really like how the sickles are showcased here, allowing us to see the engravings. It’s cool how they match the bracers and tattoos, giving Eivor a proper warrior feel. 

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