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Using Curves in your Photographic Composition

Using Curves in your Photographic Composition | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
Composition: Curves, arches and lead-in lines. There’s no right or wrong way to compose a photo. However, there’s just something inherently pleasing when curves are included in an image.

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Thinking about composition is important be it RL photos or Second Life. Here David Taylor looks at curves, both complete and partial

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12 Tips for Mastering the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

12 Tips for Mastering the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

When it comes time for serious, intensive surgery on your photos, however, there is no substitute for the Clone Stamp tool. You will only find this in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, there is no Lightroom substitute.

Getting started with the Clone Stamp tool is simple. You just have to tell Photoshop two things: (1) where you want to replace the pixels (target area), and (2) from where Photoshop should take the pixels to use as replacements (source area). To use the Clone Stamp tool, just follow these steps:

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Flossify "Nude Photographers" photo competition

Flossify "Nude Photographers" photo competition | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
A large version of these rules can be found in world outside Flossify Gallery, also with a notecard giver in English, French and Espanol. Une grande version de ces règles peut être trouvé dans le monde en dehors Flossify Gallery , également avec un donateur de notecard en anglais , français et español. Una versión ampliada de estas reglas se pueden encontrar en el mundo exterior Flossify Gallery, también con un dador notecard en Inglés , Francés y Español. maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Silvercreek/249/32/3334
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Second Life: How To Do Windlight

Second Life: How To Do Windlight | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Chic Aeon has done three little video tutorials on Second Life™ Windlight. Chic uses the Firestorm Viewer for this tutorial. The ideas apply to all viewers, you just find the controls in different places

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Machinima Open Studio Project: Filming Spot- LisiPark - Second Life

Machinima Open Studio Project: Filming Spot- LisiPark - Second Life | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Need a realistic outdoors with vista to film in?  How about LISIPARK. The owner, Blitz Rage, sent me a message inviting you. Filming OK is also in the land tab. There is a very real feel here and the diner is much fun. So stop on by and explore. Who knows what ideas might be sparked.


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PHOTO CONTEST:THE ARTS & CULTURE COMMUNITY, 8th of March, 2015,INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, INWORLD PHOTO

PHOTO CONTEST:THE ARTS & CULTURE COMMUNITY, 8th of March, 2015,INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, INWORLD PHOTO | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

PHOTO CONTEST:
THE ARTS & CULTURE COMMUNITY, 8th of March, 2015,
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, INWORLD PHOTO CONTEST (prize money L10.000),
Featuring the the A&CC (inworld) Photography Award: 'STRONG WOMEN'
Contact (for entries): Anasyro Resident/Location A&CC: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ode/204/34/54

 
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Changing Windlight & HDR in the Second Life Viewer

Changing Windlight & HDR in the Second Life Viewer | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

In the Designing Worlds how (previous post) Honour McMillan explains a problem solution for photographers using the SL Viewer. The idea is we often just want to just tweak a region’s settings. In Firestorm that is easy. You just do it. In the SL Viewer it doesn’t work. The settings are grayed out until you select a preset, which changes everything. The region’s settings are effectively hidden. But, there is a work-around. (Lindens: don’t break this!)

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PaintShop Pro X7 - Tutorial for Beginners [COMPLETE]*

[VOICE + TEXT] Get into a new Way of Learning Corel PaintShop Pro X7. PaintShop Pro X7 tutorial for beginners, getting started, basics. *Smart Index below* F...
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Paint Shop Pro is an inexpensive  alternative to Photoshop and worth considering.

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[ Euphoria ] Low saturation dull deposit - working with Windlight - Second Life Photography

[ Euphoria ] Low saturation dull deposit - working with Windlight - Second Life Photography | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

The title of this blogpost is the name of a Windlight-setting, After some thinking and pondering I decided to turn this challenge into a mini-tutorial on how I usually play around for let’s say: a portrait of myself! I never use studio’s or any prim-background for portraits, I prefer to play in the outdoors and always either stand in a sandbox – with nothing behind me – or in some ocean, with my back to the open sea, allowing me to use the sun and moon and whatever to create the shadows and light I want.

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EDDI & RYCE'S SECOND LIFE: Great Second Life Destinations: The Makeahla Jungle Region Opens on Saturday, January 10. Details of Photography Contest Announced

EDDI & RYCE'S SECOND LIFE: Great Second Life Destinations: The Makeahla Jungle Region Opens on Saturday, January 10. Details of Photography Contest Announced | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Makeahla Jungle is hosting a photography contest to celebrate the opening.  Prizes are 2,500L for first, 1,500L for second, and 1000L for third place.

3 entries per individual are allowed.  Photographs will be judged for wr artistic expression, and the feeling of fun in nature when judging. The contest is open to landscape or avatar photography. By entering, contestants grant Makeahla Jungle authorization to use all winning entries in any way they see fit.

Photos must be submitted to the this Flickr group by January 31, 2015:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2187771@N23/


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Update: AMD/ATI Graphics Card Fix for Firestorm Users |

Update: AMD/ATI Graphics Card Fix for Firestorm Users | | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Firestorm’s staff have posted in their Wiki their recommendation on how to fix the various issues caused by driver updates for those graphics cards. If you have an AMD/ATI graphics card then you may need to do these steps

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It's Only Art #11

It's Only Art #11 | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Tamary’s photo is fun and whimsical. This is a good composition and she follows the rule of thirds to perfection. What I really like, though, is the coherence of her clothing choices, her accessories, her hair and facial expression. They work together with the levitating hearts for a picture that is internally consistent and complete. There is not one false note.

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Lab runs New Year photo competition L$19,000 prize pool

Lab runs New Year photo competition L$19,000 prize pool | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
Once again the Lab is running a New Year's photo competition. Running now through until the deadline for submissions at 10:00 SLT on Saturday, January 10th, 2015. The blog post announcing the compe...
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Unseen innsmouth photo contest

Unseen innsmouth  photo contest | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
====='ABOUT THE UNSEEN INNSMOUTH' CONTEST===== WELCOME to the FIRST ANNUAL "UnSeen Innsmouth" Photo Screen-shot Contest. Anyone who can take and submit a screen shot, based on the rules provided below, is welcome to participate. Prizes are awarded for the best in each category through a two-step process -- a judge's panel and then public voting in the Innsmouth SIM. The contest begins now and submissions end midnight SLT, January 5, 2015. Voting to determine the winner is described below. There are FIVE categories, each of which is open to YOUR interpretation of same, so be creative. - C A T E G O R I E S - ~ Innsmouth Daily Life ~ Old Ones New Year's ~ A Perverse Tentacled Xmas ~ A Sordid, Perfidious Lovecraft Day ~ The Dreadful Teeming Sight Beneath the Luminescent Sea Innsmouth is a SIM based on a literary work by H. P. Lovecraft, so please familiarize yourself with his work. The simplest way might be to visit our web site at innsmouthinsl.wordpress.com. It would be to your advantage to understand the background of Innsmouth in order to get a creative, winning screenshot. ======WHEN====== Photo SUBMISSION: Contest starts RIGHT NOW, and ENDS January 5, 2015 at midnight SLT. Judge Review: The panel of judges will review all submissions and come to a decision of the 3 best entries for each category to be voted on by the public. Public Voting: Starts January 9, 2015, ends January 17, 2015 (Saturday) midnight SLT. AWARD CEREMONY: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 12 noon SLT. ======HOW====== Please request full details for photo submission from Arik Metzger (ArikTheRed) or Beatrix (mbeatrix) =====PRIZES===== A prize of L$1,000 will be awarded to the winner of the best individual photo screen-shot in EACH category, along with other smaller non-cash prizes. [So a total of 5 prizes will be awarded for a total of L$5,000 in cash alone].
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Machinima Open Studio Project: Windlight and Silhouettes

Machinima Open Studio Project: Windlight and Silhouettes | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

It is easy to forget about still shots.  Lost in the process of capturing the movement, perfect moments can get set aside. This was taken at the end of an adventurous filming session involving new and untested tech -- not exactly an afterthought; there is a plan. One of course that can get set aside should a better idea emerge. The original shot was missing grounding shadows to anchor the bike. The hill in the background claimed too much attention. If you have some photo editing skills you can fine tune your still frames adding extra effects in your video software should that be appropriate and wanted.


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artFido - fetching art 10 Composition Tips with Award-Winning Photographer Steve McCurry! - YouTube

Awesome techniques tips and tricks. Just blew my mind!

Rule of Thirds

Leading Lines

Diagonals

Framing

Figure To Ground

Fill The frame

Centre Dominant Eye

Patterns and Repetition

Symmetry

 

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machinima making part two - Second life

machinima making part two - Second life | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

 

I like to either
1.  Use the Ken Burns documentary method of filming, which is like taking a snapshot with no zooming,  rotating or panning, and then using windows movie maker to pan or zoom.
2. or find something moving and film it. Dancers, swimmers, boats, trains, etc.
Most advanced filmmakers buy a Space Navigator to make zooming and panning easier.  http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/SpaceNavigator

Unless you are demonstrating the viewer, you will want to remove the interface with Keystrokes Ctrl-Alt-F1 (the same keystrokes put it back.) I think you have to have advanced menu open to do that. ctrl-alt-D
Your huds, like AOs. will still show. Remove them, or use  Alt-Shift-H to  hide Huds. The same keystrokes put them back.
Other Keystrokes for filming
zoom in on object    Ctrl-0  
(Ctrl-9 returns to regular view)
Focus on an object or avatar Alt-left mouse click
Focus and follow an vehicle or avatar,  Ctrl-Alt-left mouse click

To begin filming, you assign a key. I use F9, which is a laugh animation. It’s easy to deactivate the animation, but sometimes when there is a viewer update, it gets activated again. 


I turn the camera off and on a lot because I move and refocus the camera in between shots, and I often miss good shots because I forget to turn the camera back on.

Edit most scenes to 2 to 4 seconds. (watch tv commercials and note the short scenes.)

Find free creative commons music of about 3-4 minutes. Give credit the artists.

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Aunt Veyot's Machinima Class - Second Life

Aunt Veyot's Machinima Class -  Second Life | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Download free Frapshttp://www.fraps.com/download.phpCheck the boxes as suggested herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uILpic9Gxcs


Teleport to a sim and take five 20 second shots, with one shot where something is moving.
Example:
Teleport to Innsmouth Opera House at Pickle Song
Turn off viewer interface with Ctrl-Alt-F1 (the same keystrokes put it back.)
Film 20 seconds at the ticket booth.
20 seconds posing in the lobby
20 seconds seated in the theatre
20 seconds performing on stage
20 seconds drinking wine in the dining room.
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Find your clips in the fraps folder.
Open Windows moviemaker, select all.
Add title.
Find two minute song on Jamendo or Machinimasoundhttps://www.jamendo.com/en/searchhttps://machinimasound.com/Add music.Click Make movie.There, you have a movie which you could upload to Tumblr, Flickr, Vimeo, or Youtube




Join me to do this on Tuesday March 10 at 11 AM SL time.
Meet at the Opera House.

Here is a longer tutorial on using fraps and Windows movie makerhttp://student.purduecal.edu/~cole5/Cole_fraps_tutorial.pdf

 

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The 25 best alternatives to Photoshop - The Guardian - Second Life Photography

The 25 best alternatives to Photoshop - The Guardian - Second Life Photography | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Reading Second Life blogs one could be forgiven for thinking there is only one manufacturer of photo-manipulation software; Adobe’s Photoshop has been the dominant force in image editing for a quarter of a century, but now there are lots of good competitors – some free, some paid for, some even work in the browser

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so you want to remove a green screen? - Second Life Photography

so you want to remove a green screen? - Second Life Photography | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

so i see a lot of people asking for help with this and figured it would be awesome to do a little tutorial.

the very very very important thing you must remember when doing something like this is MAKE YOUR GREENSCREEN FULL BRIGHT!

your “greenscreen” does not actually have to be green, but it must be a solid colour with no shadows.

edit the object and go to the texture tab of your edit window, then change the colour to a bright colour, its best not to use a colour that will be in your finished cut out, so if you are wearing green, avoid green, if you are wearing pink, avoid pink, ect. i find that the bright colours on the bottom row of the colour picker work best for this kind of thing.

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Femme Inconnue - Ideas and tips - Second Life Photography

Femme Inconnue
A candid from a dancefloor. Technical note: this was tiny when I started on it, 256 X 256. The trick for enlarging it without making it pixellised was to vectorise it before re-rasterising it. This was achieved by making a new 500 X 500 file, dragging the small pic onto it, then using the edit/transform/scale to drag it to the corners of the larger file. This automatically vectorises the little pic and it is enlargedwithout pixellising it. Once the transformation is applied, the pic is automatically rasterised with pleasing effects. Note that I haven't yet tried this trick for anything more than doubling the dimensions of a picture Further technical note. Yep, Tessa has succumbed by the attractions of the vaseline-smeared lens. I freely admit to having artificially softened this pic. Take a duplicate layer, apply gaussian blur, in this case about 9 px, take the transparency down to zero and then gradually increase it until you get the effect that you want. In this case that was at about 47% transparent. Why not just apply a blur? Why mess round with a new layer. This is because I think it adds to the effect to keep certain things, particularly eyes and lips, and sometimes jewellery, quite sharp. I achieve this by brushing black on those areas of a layer mask on the top layer. Perfectionists achieve a glow by using the "screen" blend mode on the top layer and adjusting transparency. It can look terrific when well done. The problem is that you need to use curves darken adjustment layers to restore shadow and I'm too lazy
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The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain fifty how-to videos showing how some of the most popular and fundamental edits are done in the photo editing program.

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Quick Tip: Camera Angle Lock in Firestorm

Quick Tip: Camera Angle Lock in Firestorm | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
  I posted this last night before bed on my Flickr, Plurk, Tumblr and FB (purposely withholding my Tumblr and FB cos I can be childish there LOL but it's not hard to find if you are so incline...
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Windlight and Weather - the value of not being in control

Windlight and Weather - the value of not being in control | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

I followed a link the other day to Ricco Saenz's blog where he discusses Virtual photographing and windlight tips. I'd been discussing windlight earlier in the day and come to a quite different conclusion...

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The eye catcher: an experience on virtual photographing (and some WindLight tips)

The eye catcher: an experience on virtual photographing (and some WindLight tips) | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

I don’t consider myself a professional SL photographer, and I’ve seen many people out there who take better pics than I do. Still, I shared on another post what I had learned about how to capture depth of field on pics taken in Second Life. I don’t intend to do the same with WindLight here, I don’t have any important technique to share about it, but I’ll allow myself to give three or four tips for those who are starting to take pics in SL.


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The Naughty Prim: Neva River Sim and a Winter Windlight

The Naughty Prim: Neva River Sim and a Winter Windlight | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

When I first started taking photos, I was inspired by a sim I had visited, the Neva River Sim. Neva Crystall-Blessed is a incredibly talented woman, and has completely made her sim a winter wonderland if there ever was one. I did not even have to look far to be able to snap this photo on top, and created a sweet Winter Wonderland Windlight which I am going to make available for you all for the holidays.


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A new Winter Windlight  by Shane Mystiere to download for free

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