Lighting Tutorials and the Book by Gleb Alexandrov


Have you ever struggled to create awesome lighting in your scenes? But no matter what you do, the results still suck?

The Lighting Project is a manifesto of a think-different approach to digital lighting.

This book will help aspiring artists to revolutionize CG lighting by embracing artistic weirdness and aesthetic perception.

It’s the weirdest book about lighting in the world (according to my wife).

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17. Tone Mapping Your HDRI the Wrong Way (You’ll Love It)

tone mapping in blender

16. Use 3 Lomography Tricks to Make Sexy & Hipster Lighting (Mmmm… the Light Leaks)


15. The Most Important Thing About Lighting And Visual Overstimulation

lighting tutorial

14. Are You Overlooking This Way to Make Amazingly Complex Lighting?

lighting tutorial glass

 13. 3 Simple Steps to Creating Super Dramatic Lighting (By Colliding Different Emotions)


12. Why Personality Matters So Much (Even If You Are a Table Lamp)

practical light tutorial

11. 4 Reasons Why All-Devouring Fog is Actually an Amazing Thing (And a Massive Creative Force)

fog tutorial

10. Why Adding Atmospheric Effects (Like Dust) is Crucial for Creating Jaw-Dropping Grungy Interiors?


9. Night Lighting Tutorial for Those Who Love Traveling at Night

night lighting tutorial

8. How You Expose the Light by Capturing it?

7. Five Reasons You Should Look Beyond the Mirror

6. Why No Lighting is the Best Lighting Sometimes?


5. Ambient Lighting: Embrace the Dull

ambient lighting blender

4. Introduction to Low Key Lighting. When Less is More

low key lighting tutorial


3. High Key Lighting: Isn’t Overexposure Beautiful?

blender lighting tutorials

2. Create Realistic Ice and Seriously Awesome Refraction

blender ice

1.  Light Texture or How to Breathe Life into Dull Scene

light texture blender


Here is my plan: I’m going to post a series of lighting tutorials here on CreativeShrimp, each devoted to some aspect of CG lighting. Then I publish the book. As simple as that.

And well, this project is OPEN. It means that I’m super interested in hearing your thoughts. I’m interested in chatting with you and seeing your renders and photos.

And of course, I will appreciate your help with promoting this project, so the other CG nerds can see it.


The goal is to publish (surprise!) the book. And also to post a new lighting tutorial every week.

Along with making of’s, work in progress and other exciting stuff, that will go straight to social media.


I love how the quotes from Dear Esther resonate with this dock

I love how the quotes from Dear Esther resonate with this dock

Blender Conference 2015 Talk: The Lighting Project

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