I'm doing an ongoing daily render series where I make and publish something from Cinema 4D every day. Check out all my dailys on my Instagram at
In this daily render series I used Substance B2M (Bitmap To Material) To take pictures that I had taken, and turn them into Bitmaps to be used in my 3D renders.
I also used Substance painter to Paint the texture you see below :).
The images were used as a powerful base plate for other effects to be applied to them, such as luminance based off of the heightmap and Ambiantoclution map.