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Solo Indie Game Development – Not for Faint of Heart

Matt Trobbiani wasn’t allowed to get his own coffee.<p>The project was too important, his employers said, and the deadline was looming. After …

Sharon Ross: Character Designer for 2D Animation

- I'm Sharon Ross. I'm a Character Designer and that means I do the visual representation of a character from a story. Hopefully you get an idea of …

Photographer Captures People's Reactions When Told They Are Beautiful

What's your response when you're told that you're beautiful? Eighteen year-old photographer and student, Shea Glover, decided to "film what I thought …

5 Ways to Use Shadows in Your Composition for Better Images

Whilst we may be “painting with light” an equally important part of the photographic equation is light’s opposite, shadows. We often talk about good …

Interview: Traveling Photographer Weaves Together the Beauty of Nature Across the Globe

Never wanting to feel boxed in by one genre of photography, Canadian photographer Dave Brosha has built a portfolio with an impressive range of skills and creativity, mastering every type of photography he challenges himself with. From landscape to documentary to creative portraiture, every image …

New Petzvar 120mm f/4 Lens for the Hasselblad 500 is Made by a Single Man

If you shoot with a Hasselblad 500 series camera, there’s a new lens on the horizon: the Petzvar 120mm f/4. Unlike other lenses, which are designed …

Cameras

How Many Images Should I Take for HDR?

One of the most common question about HDR photography seems to be how many images should I take? This has an easy answer and the answer is <b>It …

Trinity: A Game Design Methodology (Part 1)

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

How 4 Designers Built A Game With 18.4 Quintillion Unique Planets

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is an impossibly large game. You take on the role of a space explorer flying around a universe that’s filled with 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique planets, each possessing their own terrain, animals, and plant life. As Polygon points out, if you were to spend just one second visiting …

Review: Leica M-A (Typ 127)

Leica M-A (Typ 127) | Summicron-M 35mm ASPH. | Kodak Portra 400<p>Introduction<p>In this article I will be writing about the Leica M-A (Typ 127). Leica …

How to Take Pictures of a Sunrise

Waking up to photograph the sunrise isn’t the only hard thing about capturing the sun, there are plenty of technical details that photographers must …

The 13 Basic Principles of Gameplay Design

<i>[In an intriguing design feature, EA and Page 44 veteran Allmer re-imagines the famous '12 Principles Of Animation' for video games - adding a</i> …

Pre-visualisations in game development!

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Peak Perfectly Balances Form and Function with New Slide and Clutch Accessories

When it comes to well-designed camera accessories, one company that is continuously at the top of their game is Peak Design. You probably know them …

Shaped by Time

There Are Too Many New Games On Steam

There have already been more new games released on Steam in 2014 than there were in <i>all of 2013</i>. And it's only May.<p>By itself, and on principle, this …

9 [More] Adventure Sports Photographers You Need to Check Out

In my last post, I said that Adventure Photography doesn’t get much attention; however, based on all of your feedback and reactions it seems I may …

Quick Macro Photography Tricks

If you delve into the incredible world of macro photography, with the aid of a few digital photography tricks, you can take photographs of insects …

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."—Alfred Stieglitz  

<i>“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."—Alfred Stieglitz</i><p>It is one thing to have an idea, and quite another to realize it. The artist Lori Nix sees the world her own way. In fact, she constructs it. These images may look like post-apocalyptic, photoshopped phantasms, but they are each painstakingly and time-consumingly made, with each diorama taking up to 7 months to complete.<p>By shooting these handcrafted sets with an 8 x 10 camera, Nix is able to …

Dreamy Photos of Solitary Figures in Foggy Landscapes

In this series of photos by Martin Vlach, solitary figures stand in hazy, black-and-white landscapes. Martin uses minimal visual elements to create compelling moods in his photos. Several times, he even uses heavy fog to wipe out all of the surrounding detail, leaving his subjects with only a blank …

Behance

Eternal Etchings: Beyond Skin Deep

<b>Eternal Etchings: Beyond Skin Deep</b><p>A friend of mine was getting inked and as I have always been interested in body modification, specifically tattooing, I jumped at the chance to document the process and her experience. Had the opportunity to sit in during two seperate tattoo sessions last year.<p>As I was observing and getting comfortable with the folks at <i>First Tattoo Studio</i>, I witnessed the entire process, from transfer to free hand sketches, linework and shading. It was an intimate journey into …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

The World's Top Brands Get A Good Example On App Strategy

Distimo continues to do great work in making the apps’ scene more transparent. It is amazing to reflect that this sector is probably worth around $26 billion, not including the many billions spent on creating free apps. It hasn’t come about exactly overnight – in the pre-Apple mobile business music …

Unity 2018.1.6f1 - Unity

A Unity ID allows you to buy and/or subscribe to Unity products and services, shop in the Asset Store and participate in the Unity community.

How to make a narrative game endlessly replayable

A certain quest has captured the imagination of Ken Levine.<p>This idea of his, is a kind of emergent narrative, a way to build characters and personality almost like they were physical constructs, that react to external forces in different ways.<p>At the Gaming Insiders Conference in San Francisco,</i> …