Thank you very much @ambassador for your input, I sincerely appreciate it very much;
I’m a very experienced wedding photographer and videographer, I did shoot huge weddings all around Europe, once I went to USA (Florida), I did weddings of every faith (catholic, jewish, muslims, hindu, orthodox), with hundreds of guests and celebrities. I honestly think shooting weddings is undervaluated, to do it professionally you need to be expert in many photography fields: portraits (brides), landscapes (venues), reportage (emotional moments), night and indoor/flash photography (party), and to deal with such important events, and very rich people, you need to be very discreet, and organised as many times I was coordinating 3 or 4 photographers and 3 or 4 videographers.
In the past, I did work in a team for 3D MTv video clips creation, mostly as a modeller, using Max and Maya, I use Photoshop and FCP X but, I admit I’m very rusty and the bar has raised A LOT. I see students artworks and I’m speechless. About the “balance” and “income”, there aren’t (almost) any weddings since the pandemic so… I’m living with the money I saved…
Obviously I’d like to have some creative part, input but I admit I’m a bit lost into 3D world, I’m trying so many new softwares, I love video games, I did study design and I like Marvel Designer and Substance painter, Unreal, I like sculpting very much, I’d probably fit a small studio which is in need of a generalist, I guess.
I understand I have no chance without a proper portfolio, I’m working on it but I don’t know which direction to go; I love character creation (cartoon style) and I see animation is too far from my skills, I suppose it would require too many years of learning to animate a character properly, while as a modeller I already have some experiences into character and environments… but, as I said, I can’t figure out which position to apply for… maybe something like 3D lightening artist? It seems to me that in order to create a great light and mood in a 3D movie or videogame scene, you need photography skills more than 3D skills, and I wrong? I suppose this is answering also to @mister3d
Any other hint or suggestion into the path to choose would be very much appreciated, thank you a lot in advance.