100 Days, 100 Renders— Day 23

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There is an art, or rather a knack, to lighting ships in the style of the original Star Trek. I don’t think I’ve developed it yet. I’ve had some success with extraordinary lighting situations, but for a straight-up space shot, I can’t seem to keep things from looking flat. In this, I tried to compensate by going more high-contrast, but that tends to draw attention to the seams between the intersections of the hull and saucer.

~ by David Gian-Cursio on August 30, 2016.