Photographing Bette

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 814 / System Requirements: Daz Studio

Setting the scene to photograph my creation - Bette.This tutorial will show how I created the image in Daz Studio. The final image was then loaded into my Paint program and converted to Sepia, then just a minor touch to the nose shadow.

Avros on 7:14PM Sat, 21 November 2009

Setting the scene with lights

I used three distantlights to illuminate the scene for two reasons. The first was to keep it simple and the other to speed up render time.

You will need to create three distantlights, set them as seen in the image here. The numbers shown represents the light density, and all were set to white, but you may wish to change them later to suit the result you want.
Next position them to face the model at the angles shown, there is no need for accuracy.

Now set all the light sources to DeepShadow, this will display only the areas that are visible to the light. The last thing you would want to see in your photo is the light shining from a hidden area which should have been shaded, such as the back of the neck.

Tutorial Comments

r2d211  11:44AM Wed, 06 October 2010

That was good reading, thank you!

USAGranny  12:01PM Mon, 31 May 2010

Thank you for this well written tutorial. I'm just a beginner & this made a lot of sense to me.

gemimz28  4:05AM Sat, 26 December 2009