Magic Hour is a New VR Photography Simulator


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London-based design studio Wolf in Motion has launched Magic Hour, a new VR experience that lets you do advanced photography in a virtual world.

Inside the hand-crafted digital playground, you’re equipped with a virtual camera that has features similar to what you’ll find in a high-end camera in a real world. You can adjust shutter speed, aperture, focal length, ISO, and white balance, as well as use various shooting modes (e.g. A, S, M).

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The developers aimed to recreate the physics of a real camera or lens, but the fact that it’s a VR simulation means you can use combinations that aren’t available to photographers in the real world (e.g. a 6-150mm f/1.4 lens).

Here are some sample photos shot inside Magic Hour:

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Here’s a short video showing what the simulation is like:

“While professional and amateur photographers will have fun experimenting in ways they have never been able to with a physical camera, newcomers will be able to learn the technical aspects of photography through a rewarding interactive experience,” the developers say.

Magic Hour is currently available in early access for about $3.50 over on Steam. You’ll need an HTC Vive VR headset to enjoy the simulation.





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