Photography has an integral part in my work as a 3D artist and illustrator. My job as 3D artist deals more on textures and lighting scenes. Through photography, I need to capture high-quality images to be used as textures for 3D models. Same goes with illustrations, especially, when doing digital artworks. I like to use textures to enhance the illustration and also for creating brushes. As a lighting artist, it is essential to have a background in photography, as it involves the composition of the scene and dramatic lighting in 3D scenes. Creating an ambiance, contrast, and balance in 3D animation and illustration through the use of light also helps in telling a story because it creates certain moods. I am no professional photographer, but I would like to think that it helps in my growth as a creative person.