It truly is a pleasure to be an architectural photographer in Chicago. Sometimes when I am out shooting on assignment, the light hits a building in a really beautiful way
For many people, the idea of owning your own business comes as a result of getting laid off or simply desiring to quit your day job. There’s nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately, just because you aren’t happy with your current situation does not make you a prime candidate for entrepreneurship.
Photoshopping a rendering from Day to Night. Sometimes it’s easier to use Photoshop to convert a rendering rather than going back to the 3D data and CGI software. This video shows that 90 minute process, condensed into less than 3 minutes.
The absolute easiest way to view a photo sphere on your phone is to create it yourself. Using Google’s Photo Sphere Camera (for Android or IOS). By creating your own spheres they are immediately on your phone. However, getting the side by side view for use with your VR headset can prove more difficult.
The rendering itself took about 2 hours using a single GTX780 and Core i7 quad core. This scene has approximately 30 lights. I mix their color temperatures to give different looks, including a very red light at the end of the galley.
So what if you don’t have a script? Can you still use a storyboard? Yes. What if you don’t have any artistic talent – can you still use a storyboard? Yes. Anytime you are shooting video it’s a good idea to do some planning.
Google cardboard caught my eye in late 2014. I was not one of the first to know about the new technology, but I may as well have been. When I started researching the topic let’s just say information was scarce.
The building is named jeffjack simply because it is at the intersection of Jefferson and Jackson Ave. As construction was underway, I walked by the building daily. I foolishly didn’t put the ‘jeffjack’ name together until my brother-in-law, Mark, pointed out the obvious. Both my wife and I couldn’t believe we’d failed to put it together.