There is a lot of doom and gloom in the photo industry surrounding renderings taking over photography. Some of them are old hat, like Ikea’s catalogues, some are new like virtual Instagram influencers, and each one heralds the end of our profession.
Apple, recently, has been going the other direction. The wallpapers for the latest iPhones and Apple Watches are all real photos and videos1. Planets made of soap, nebulas from ink and paint, and physics replacing a physics engine with giant versions of watch faces.
In both cases using CGI might have been easier, but Apple instead chose to allow their photographers to experiment and play with photography in ways that aren’t often found in commercial shoots. The results are visually stunning and, perhaps, even whimsical.
- The iPhone wallpapers were even shot on iPhones [return]
Over the past few months I’ve been working on a small collection of scripts for Capture One. They’re meant to make common actions on set easier, faster, and less distruptive to the shoot. Most of the scripts are paired with a keyboard shortcut for extra speed.
All of the scripts are availble on GitHub.
I’m always looking for more script ideas, so if there’s a C1 workflow you’re looking to automate get in touch.