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Using Curves in your Photographic Composition

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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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Second Life Photography Tutorials

Second Life Photography Tutorials | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
. For the people interested in SL Photography William Weaver has made 12 video tutorials. They are about using the Firestorm Viewer’s Photo and Camera Tools and controlling Windlight. There is a well thought out design for these tools. The tutorial shown here shows how to take advantage of the tools and use them efficiently. Subsequent tutorials show how to use the various aspects of SL lighting to create great images.
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Recolouring photographs using Gimp - part 2 - Kolorier mir – Farbwechsel mit Gimp Teil 2

Recolouring photographs using Gimp - part 2 - Kolorier mir – Farbwechsel mit Gimp Teil 2 | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Nach der Pflicht, kommt die Kür:) Genauer gesagt, dass Einfärben eines ärmellosen Oberteils, vulgo Top. Das Einfärben geschieht genauso, wie im ersten Teil beschrieben. Easy Peasy. Eigentlich. Uneigentlich sieht das ärmelose Oberteil aber nicht so dolle aus, wenn ich es so mache, wie im ersten Teil. Das wird natürlich sogleich geändert. Ausserdem soll noch irgendein Text auf dem Top stehen, wäre ja sonst alles viel zu einfach. Alles in allem sollte das Ergebnis aber auch nicht wie aufgemalt aussehen, sondern möglichst „echt“. Will heißen der Text soll sich den Falten beugen:)

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Rule of thirds – Mit Gimp

Rule of thirds – Mit Gimp | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
Die Herrschaft der Drittel? So ähnlich. Genauer: Die Drittel-Regel. Die Drittel-Regel hilft bei der Gestaltung eines Bildes und ist einfacher anzuwenden als der allseits bekannte Goldene Schnitt. Beim Goldenen Schnitt wird Harmonie durch Asymmetrie erzeugt. Das bedeutet, dass das darzustellende Objekt nicht in der Bildmitte erscheint, sondern rechts oder links davon, einfach gesagt. Natürlich nicht…
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~Firestorm’s Cameratools Window~ Second Life

~Firestorm’s Cameratools Window~ Second Life | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

I have done complicated images with ease by clicking the Save Position button then changing clothes and moving positions then clicking the Return button to put my cam back right where it was. Please excuse the dark screenshot but I wanted to point out to you the Cameratools window and where you can find these buttons.

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How to create/use Soft / diffuse lighting in Second Life - Tutorial

atch in HD. Detailed explanation is in the video. My flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bubblebob/ ; Music credit

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The photo game: Boudicca and Ricco comment on each other’s pictures

The photo game: Boudicca and Ricco comment on each other’s pictures | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Boudicca Amat is an amazing SL photographer, among other things, and I am glad that she kindly accepted my invitation to write a post in collaboration with me, aiming to discuss photography in Second Life. The idea came to my mind as I checked the comments, on Flickr

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IOL Camera-Panoramic für 360-Grad SL Fotos - Second Life

IOL Camera-Panoramic für 360-Grad SL Fotos - Second Life | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Zur Zeit sind ja 360-Grad Fotos und -Videos aus Second Life im Kommen. Ob nun die letzte Drax Files World Makers Episode oder die vielen 360" Fotos auf Flickr, wie zum Beispiel dieses hier von Pepa Cometa. Das Foto von Pepa wurde mit IOL Camera-Panoramic erstellt und wie das geht, will ich hier mal zeigen. IOL ist die Abkürzung für Imitation Of Life. So heißt der Shop, bei dem man das System bekommt. Ich lasse dieses Kürzel ab jetzt hier im Beitrag weg. Lalwende Leakey, die Entwicklerin von Camera Panoramic, hat mir bereits vor zwei Wochen dieses System geschenkt. Und das ohne die Bitte, doch mal darüber zu bloggen. Ich mache es trotzdem, denn nach meinem zweiten Versuch, habe ich nun ein ganz ansehnliches Ergebnis zustande gebracht. Lalwende hat auch selbst eine gute Dokumentation für ihr System erstellt. Das gibt es als Webseite und als PDF-Dokument. Das PDF ist noch etwas ausführlicher. Das Camera Panoramic System kostet 490 L$ (also etwa 2 Euro) und man bekommt unbegrenzt Updates, wenn neue Versionen erscheinen. Allein in den letzten zwei Wochen habe ich zwei Updates erhalten, in denen von Version 0.09 auf 0.11 aktualisiert wurde.

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Bildbearbeitung – Nik Collection – kostenlos  - GIMP

Bildbearbeitung – Nik Collection – kostenlos  - GIMP | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
Die Nik Collection, eine Sammlung von sieben Bildbearbeitungsprogrammen, bislang für 150 US-Dollar erhältich, stehen nun kostenlos zum Download zur Verfügung. Im Jahr 2012 hatte Google die Hamburger Softwarefirma Nik Software, die die Nik Collection entwickelte, aufgekauft und die Softwaresammlung unter Nik Collection by Google vertrieben. In der Sammlung befinden sich: Analog Efex Pro 2, Color…
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Google announced recently the wonderful news that its NIK Collection of photoediting software was now available free.  See  Eddi Haskell's post http://sco.lt/6bgVH7 for details.
The downside appeared to be that the collection could only be used as plugins with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Lightroom.  however Natascha Randt  demonstrates here that Gimp users also can take advantage of Google's generosity.
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Google announced recently the wonderful news that its NIK Collection of photoediting software was now available free.  See  Eddi Haskell's post http://sco.lt/6bgVH7 for details.
The downside appeared to be that the collection could only be used as plugins with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Lightroom.  however Natascha Randt  demonstrates here that Gimp users also can take advantage of Google's generosity.
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SL Tutorial: Editing your windlight sky for custom lighting.

What do all those crazy sliders do? Make custom lighting for your Second Life photos. Get the Xanthe windlights here
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This is a good basic tutorial on editing Windlight. Mastering Windlight is a must for anyone interested in taking good Second Life pictures
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Echt Virtuell: [LL Forum] - Leap Into Love Photographic Competition

Echt Virtuell: [LL Forum] - Leap Into Love Photographic Competition | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

February is here and love is in the air! Everywhere you go, the sweetest songs seem to play, red roses are suddenly twice as expensive and chocolates in heart-shaped boxes find their way into the hands of the beloved. These things are nice, but what better way to celebrate this than with a souvenir photo taken in perfect pixels? The "Leap into Love" photo contest is your chance to submit your thematic images for Valentine's Day to win one of four great prizes. Presented simply your posts from now until 29 February 2016 and you can possibly 10,000 L $, 5000 L $ 3,000 $ L, or 1,000 L $ winning! No, that's not a typo - we have a leap year - which means the February has an extra day to take the plunge into love. Want to see what we did? Winners will be selected by a panel of SL residents and Linden. Do not forget to read the rules linked below.


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Share your photos this weekend to promote Second Life « Firestorm Viewer – The Phoenix Firestorm Project Inc.

Share your photos this weekend to promote Second Life « Firestorm Viewer – The Phoenix Firestorm Project Inc. | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Do your pictures make Second Life look as amazing as it can be? A little while ago we asked you if you’d help promote Second Life. Well this is your first chance to do it this weekend!

We’re looking for a select number of SL photographers to share their photos for us to use on our new user landing pages. In return, we’ll showcase the chosen works on this blog and our social media properties, with links back to your photo online.

 We’re looking for photographers to share compelling examples of photos showing Second Life residents:RoleplayingSocialisingTravelling/ExploringCreating/Building/DesigningEnjoying Music (e.g. dancing/clubbing)Creating art/Taking picturesDecorating/LandscapingEnjoying fashionConducting businessPerformingEducating

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Tutorial: Adding shadows to Second Life photos in Photoshop

Tutorial: Adding shadows to Second Life photos in Photoshop | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
A tutorial for photoshop about using clipping masks to paint shadows on to photos as an alternative to windlight. Painting shadows on a clean, shadow-free photo leaves the textures clear and intact...
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Tutorial #3: Using the "screen" blending mode to add special effects to photos.

Using blending modes, you can add glowing orbs, snow, fire, fog, na'vi and more to your second life photos - or even just regular photos!
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William Weaver erstellt neue Video-Tutorials

William Weaver erstellt neue Video-Tutorials | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Wer jetzt schon länger in Second Life unterwegs ist, oder wer sich viel im SL-Viewer mit den Phototools beschäftigt, wird vielleicht wissen, dass William Weaver eben genau dieses Tool entwickelt hat. Außerdem kennen sicher auch viele das eine oder andere Windlight von ihm. Ebenso hat William auch einige kostenlose Fotokulissen auf dem Marketplace online gestellt. Einen Bericht dazu, hatte ich vor langer Zeit hier geschrieben.

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Recolouring photographs using Gimp - Kolorier mir – Farbwechsel mit Gimp Teil 1

Recolouring photographs using Gimp - Kolorier mir – Farbwechsel mit Gimp Teil 1 | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
Heute machen wir mal was in Farbe und Bunt mit Gimp 2.8. Ich mache das, oder habe das gemacht und wer will darf das nachmachen:) Das wird jetzt eine längere Aktion, aber wenn man einmal begriffen hat, wie das funktioniert, ist das Einfärben von irgendwelchen Sachen mit Gimp kein Ding mehr und, je nach Komplexität…
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Second Life – Photography Contest 2017

Second Life – Photography Contest 2017 | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
A new photo contest has been announced by Brandi over on Flickr. You won’t find it in the SL Events. Maybe later.
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How to use projectors to simulate environment reflections in Second Life - Photography Tutorial

How to use projectors to simulate environment reflections in Second Life. This time i build a scene that looks reasonable good on any daylight WL. Th
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Taking  360-Degree Pictures in Second life

Taking  360-Degree Pictures in Second life | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Ich fasse diesen Vorgang nun in einer stark komprimierten Liste mal zusammen. Vielleicht hat ja jemand Lust, das auch zu probieren. Auf genauere Erklärungen verzichte ich aber, weil der ganze Vorgang stark in den Nerd-Bereich geht. Wer meine Kurzanleitung nicht versteht, lässt es lieber. :p

Hier erst mal die 360-Grad Ansicht von Pfaffental Vauban:. Die automatische Animation der Fotos, wie auf Flickr, klappt hier im Blog nicht. Aber mit der Maus in des Bild klicken und es dann drehen, funktioniert.


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VR Photosphere: a further Second Life 360 photo HUD - Second life Photography

VR Photosphere: a further Second Life 360 photo HUD - Second life Photography | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Following my reviews of the Illiastra Panoramic HUD and the Camera Panoramic system (see links below), I was handed a further HUD system to look at.

The VR Creations 360o Photosphere HUD is a system that does exactly what it says on the packet: produces a set of images (26 in all) suitable for stitching together into a 360o spherical images suitable for uploading to the likes of Facebook, VRchive and Flickr. It falls between the Camera Panoramic and the Illiastra HUD in price, and is quite possibly the easiest of the three to use to take a set of shots.

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Second Life  Photography: Simulating popular lenses in Phototools - Myra Wildmist

Second Life  Photography: Simulating popular lenses in Phototools - Myra Wildmist | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

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When you take a snapshot in Second Life, you’re essentially using a 50mm lens: The default settings are almost the same as a standard 50mm lens. I say, almost the same, because most 50mm lenses in real life have an angle of view around 48 degrees. The SL default camera angle of view (View angle in Phototools.) is set to 1.047 radians or 60 degrees. They probably do that because 60 degrees is the focused field of view of a typical human eye, so it’s more comfortable to set the angle of view of SL at 60 degrees for normal viewing. This is a good setting for most of your photos, since this setting will capture your photos the way you’re seeing them in-world. However, there’s no need to limit yourself. Decades of photography have taught photographers that certain lenses work best for certain types of photos.

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Eddi and Ryce Photograph Second Life: Eddi's Hot Computing Tip -- The Google Nik Photo Processing Collection Is Now Free To Download

Eddi and Ryce Photograph Second Life: Eddi's Hot Computing Tip -- The Google Nik Photo Processing Collection Is Now Free To Download | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
The Google Nik Collection of photo processing tools is now free. The cost was $250.00 before -- but now are free downloads. They work as stand alone photo applications or as plug-ins for Photoshop and some other programs.
PC World is saying that Google Nik is probably dead with no more updates -- the reason why its free. However, Google is discontinuing Picasa support. They want their users to use Google Photos for online sharing and photo processing. Nik should integrate well with this effort and they may up supporting it. If you like photo processing Nik is fun to play around with, and gives non-Photoshop users a free alternative.
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Let There Be Light - An easy way to light a photographic subject

Let There Be Light - An easy way to light a photographic subject | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it

Now a lot of you will probably know this, but for the non-builders here's a little trick that can help with your photos. And -- its easy.  When you need light in a certain area and Windlight isn't helping you out, you can make your own illumination easily. Simple rez a sphere, go to the FEATURES tab in the building menu and put a check in the "light" box. You can play with the numbers if you are adventurous or just use as is. You can of course make two or three lights as needed.  If they will be out of your shooting frame, they work as is. If not you can go to the textures tab, click on the texture box which probably looks like plywood, and choose transparent.  If you loose tack of your ball light, just hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and tap "T" and it will appear in red --- along with anything else that is transparent. Ugly, but it works.


 

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Amazing Trick to Recover Shadow Detail in Photoshop

How to Recover Shadow Detail It can be hard to capture detail in both the shadows and highlights of an image because the dynamic range of most cameras is too...
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Most of the tutorials here are using real life photos, not Second life, but all the principles discussed are exactly the same

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Black & White (SL competition)

Black & White (SL competition) | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
Black & White ( SL competition) Created by Carelyna Wolandd This is an announcement of an exciting inworld competition for photographers of Second life! Please join the competition now, and send your photo as a texture inworld - in second life - (transfer, copy & mod) to Sharona Romano. The competition closes Jan.15th Theme of the competition is: Black and white. Maximum of 1 work for this competition. Please respect the rules of the competition (and of the sim where we will expose the winning works), so photos with nude, violence or offensive scenes are not allowed. A jury will choose the best 3 works, which will be shown at special inworld area (t.b.a. soon). It will be also possible for public to vote. There is a special price for the favorite work, chosen by the public. Please contact Michiel Bechir for further questions.
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Getting Aspect Ratio right on a mesh photo frame

Getting Aspect Ratio right on a mesh photo frame | Second Life - Photography | Scoop.it
After my last long and technical post. Today I have a simple thought, with a bit of fun. :) I probably waste a LOT of texture cache on putting up photos all over my SL house... I've bought my fair ...
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