DAZ Studio Mastering Cameras and Composition

November 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0

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10 people are attending DAZ Studio Mastering Cameras and Composition

  • Luca Adorni
  • David Summers
  • Norm Fjeldheim
  • Gregg Britton
  • Sandy Oman
  • Mark Williams
  • Seaghan Hancocks
  • ray suchy
  • Simon Edkins


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November 12, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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Camera & Composition Mastery Step by Step

This webinar goes deep into best practices with virtual cameras and composition in DAZ Studio and the Reality plugin.

This session will be essential if you wish to :-

  • Improve the quality and impact of using promotional images.
  • Jam up your knowledge of cameras and how they influence the look of a scene.
  • Get the best out of the Reality plugin with exposure, film settings and lens effects
  • Dramatically improve your composition of scenes.
  • Master the use of cameras in DAZ Studio

To get the most from this session you’ll need:-

  • DAZ Studio 4.8 or 4.9 installed
  • Able to render images in iRay
  • Reality 4.3 installed (if planning to use Reality/LuxRender controls)
  • Able to render images in Reality 4.3
  • Familiar with DAZ Studio interface
  • To be able to set up a scene including:

1) Load and pose model
2) Add hair, clothes, props, and other items to model and scene
3) Set up and control lighting

Date, Time and Duration

Saturday 12th of November at 20:00 GMT (London), 12:00 PST (Los Angeles), 15:00 EST (New York)

1.5 hours


DAZ Studio

  • Camera views explained
  • Aspect ratios influencing artistic impact
  • Camera presets
  • Comprehensive training on using camera parameters to power up your scenes.
  • Scene composition
  • Best practices for cropping human figures


  • Exposure controls; ISO, shutter, f-stop, DOF, film response
  • Lights tab
  • Render imaging tab; tone mapping, colour space, Gamma + film response, HDR histogram/li>
  • Lens effect: bloom, vignetting, C. aberration, glare/li>
  • The render light groups tab


About the presenter : Peter von Stackelberg


“Whether it’s with words or images, I love to tell stories. I’ve been a storyteller as far back as I can remember — well before I made journalism my first career.

I studied journalism at Ryerson University (long before it was known as a university) and spent a number of years as an investigative journalist and news photographer. With the emergence of the web in the 1990s, I worked as a web designer, e-commerce developer, and IT project manager. In the early 2000s, I was a professional futurist doing technology forecasting and working as a technology strategist. I also began teaching college classes in strategic management, managing technology and innovation, project management, business communications, systems thinking, and other courses.

Through all of these jobs writing and visual communication remained a core part of the work I did.

I have a B.A. in Journalism from Ryerson University, an M.S. in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and an M.S. in Information Design & Technology from SUNY IT (State University of New York Institute of Technology).”