MOCAP VFX Photography

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A passion for images from CGI to Photography.

Photographed near Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa
Great Karoo

"Go on a road trip where the expansive landscape seems to extend infinitely, resembling the vastness of the Pacific Ocean." Martin P Heigan

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Martin P Heigan | 3D VFX | Mocap | Photography
As a VFX Supervisor, my area of expertise is on-set supervision and motion capture for films, television series and games. Photography is a passion, and I document the hidden world we are oblivious to, from the Microscopic to Astrophotography of the Universe at the grandest scale.



On-Set Visual Effects Supervision & Motion Capture Technical Direction.

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The small-scale exploration of Nature from the Microscopic to the grandest scale of the known Universe.

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A Narrowband HOO Palette image of the faint emission nebula Sharpless 308 (also cataloged as Sh2-308, RCW 11, and LBN 1052).

Sh2-308 is an emission nebula and HII region located near the center of the constellation Canis Major, composed of ionised Hydrogen. It is about 8 degrees south of Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. The nebula is bubble-like, surrounding a Wolf-Rayet star named EZ Canis Majoris. This star is in the brief, pre-supernova phase of its stellar evolution.

 About this image: 
This image is the result of photographing over from the Southern Hemisphere, over several nights as the weather permitted (from dark rural skies to my Pier at home). Deep Sky Objects like this is a challenge, as it pushes the limits of my modest Telescope gear (especially my mount).

Technical Info:
24 x 600 sec. 7nm Hydrogen-Alpha (Ha).
24 x 600 sec. 6.5nm Doubly Ionized Oxygen (OIII).
William Optics Star 71mm f/4.9 Imaging APO Refractor.
Sensor cooled to -15°C on my QHY163M.
Calibration frames: Bias, Darks and Flats.
SGP Mosaic and Framing Wizard. ANSVR Solver via SGP.
Pre-Processing and Linear workflow in PixInsight,
and finished in Photoshop.

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Symmetry in Nature.

An old macro photo of a 4 petal Stapelia tsomoensis flower,  reprocessed 16 years later using some of the Astrophotography techniques.

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Macro photography
Portrait of a White-throated Swallow (Hirundo albigularis).

Martin Heigan
Nature & Wildlife Photography



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