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186. Pro-tip: (Wind)light up your life…

So, a couple of years ago, back before I started taking photos, I hadn’t really explored any of the World menus or developer menus in my viewer outside of occasionally playing with my RLV functionality and maybe turning the sun from midday to midnight if I was working on something.

I know, guys. I know. I was just a little naïve back in the day.

Anyway, I dove into the photography world, and a few friends taught me about the wonder of windlight usage in Second Life, and then suddenly, my photos started looking a little better, and I was really excited about that. And then I enrolled in Visionaire with a few friends of mine (Trouble and I were in the same class guys – note we have wildly different styles. He’s fabulous, but I digress)… So, we’re all in this class, and the thing about it is we learned very little about editing photos in Photoshop, and a lot more about how to use the tools Second Life offers us, how to experiment with windlights and composition, etc. We all came out of it with our own new understanding of things, and nowadays, we all have our own special style. I feel like mine changes depending on my mood and the windlight and… so many things, but…

The point here is that Second Life gives us so many things. For photographers, we have these tools. We can use these windlights and props our fellow residents have built and beautiful scenery to create something wonderful and unique and fun just for us. And the thing about that is… why shouldn’t we? Why shouldn’t we do things we enjoy? Why shouldn’t we experiment, and try new things, and expand our horizons, even if just a little bit?

Turn on the light, guys. It might be a little bright out there, but the world – even the virtual one – is much better with a little bit of sunshine in it. I’m just sayin’.

Credits:

[Shape]mine
[Head][LeLUTKA]Irina
[Body][The Shops]Legacy Mesh Body Special Edition (1.3)
[Skin][Go&See]Hope (Buff)
[Brows][Gloom.]Lexi Perfect Brow
[Lips][Top1 Salon]HD Glass Set
[Hair][Tram @ Uber]
[Top][Vinyl @ N21]Spruce Camo tee
[Shorts][evani]Olly ripped shorts (light)

[Pose][Posa di Gata]Nowhere lay
[Backdrop][Foxcity]Photobooth – Tomorrow

[Tune][Alyssa Bonagura – I Make My Own Sunshine]

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