Creating Your Own Windlight

Hi all! This is my first post to SL Blogger’s Support and I’m so thrilled to be a member of this team. When I was applying to contribute here, I thought long and hard on what kinds of things I could possibly help the SL blogging community with. Then I saw that my fellow blogger, Lyrical Ember, had previously done a post touching on editing a windlight and I thought I’d take that a step further and show you how to create your own windlight and explain in my words what each… Read More

Getting the Most out of Your raw Shots

Hello, everyone!  I have had quite a few people ask me how I get such good shadows for my shots on my blog posts, so I have decided to show you all a little trick that makes a big difference! I take photos in SL Beta Viewer.  I strongly recommend you click here for Strawberry Singh’s explanation on how to make sure your pictures come out perfect while using it. Once you have your dimensions, resolution, and graphics settings squared away, you may notice that the windlight setting you are using is… Read More

How’d You Do That? (Anatomy of a Photo)

You’ll never hear me asking, “How’d they do that?” because I don’t want to know. I want to get lost in the movie, the book or the artwork. I’m a firm believer in the suspension of disbelief, so you’ll rarely catch me looking for the man behind the curtain. My kids made me watch the making of the Lord of the Rings movies, and I was forever crushed by the revelation that Frodo and Gandalf weren’t sitting side by side in that wagon- it was an optical illusion. I can never watch… Read More

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