PSA Special: An SL Photographer’s Care Package
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Hellos All, and Happy Holidays… recently a friend asked a few questions about SL photography because he is thinking about dipping his fingers into the hobby. I’m totally about being supportive so I sent him a rather long winded care package that I know full well will get lost… so figured Yays PSA time!
I’m sure many of you remember or are going through it now with the overwhelming info sea of Tutorials, Toys, and Opinions that float around on the web for SL Photography…Today I’m going to give you a compact list of all my favs that have helped me grow as an Artist over the years in a sort of “Care Package”. There are of course other wonderful videos and websites but there isn’t ever enough time to go through them all.
- The SL End of Things: Best Tutorials I ever found on things like short keys, lighting, and camera angle guides for all those hidden gems in SL are from Anya Ohmai watch at least part 1 & 2.
- Photoshop Basics & Advance: There are so many tutorials for PS and I’ve shifted through many of them. The best free videos I found that are short, easy to understand, and a down right fun way to learn PS are done by Phlearn. They have everything from the Basics to more Advanced tricks of the trade.
- A Must Have Toy: PS has all sorts of Toys and Addons but the most helpful that I can no longer live without is the Nik Collection… it makes all that editing and photoshop polishing so much easier and quicker… magic with a push of a single button.
- The Best SL Viewer: Firestorm of course is the most used and great for when just starting but it by no means is the best for Photography… Black Dragon is! Now, do keep your Firestorm and use it to setup and build your sets, make your poses, and get your avi all dolled up for that Photo shoot (also it’s way easier for daily use)… but when you are ready to find that perfect camera angle and lighting… log into Black Dragon to take your actual pics.
May those links & vids help you on your Artistic journey \o/.
Hair- =DeLa*= “Dorothy” (Store)
Dress- +HILU+NEOJAPAN skirt (Store)
Jacket- ::GB::Stadium jacket Tsubaki (Store)
Boots- [ VERSOV ] MOLOTOV_BOOTS (Store)
Collar- +AH+ Belt Collar 1.1 (Store)
-[TWC]- Skin Pleasure (Store)
Frame/Pose- Le Poppycock *Just Alice* Consider Anything (Store)
Presents- DISORDERLY. / Gift of Light (Tannenbaum)