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Virtual Reality and the Medieval Knight

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Epic photo shoot last weekend with CJ (the knight) and Yuki (the virtual reality gamer).

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My friend Steve is a member of the  Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), and introduced me to CJ the knight.  Before the shoot I created a flaming torch from a green branch and kevlar tape. Although the location looks like one of Okinawa’s ruined castles (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) it is a local park whose only visitors are feral cats.

I used the Pentax 645Z, 55mm and 90mm lenses, and three Profoto B1 lights with gridded reflectors.  The second stage of the shoot was to add Yuki wearing Sony’s new virtual reality headset.

In Lightroom I darkened and toned the scene and then in Photoshop I  illuminated the lights on the Sony VR headset and move controllers. All in all, a fun successful shoot!

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A huge thanks to CJ the knight, and I look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks to Pete and Ashley for assisting and sharing your gear. Thanks to Steve for assisting and setting up the shoot. And a final thanks to Yuki for all her help and being willing to enter a medieval world of Virtual Reality.

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