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I’ve always loved the look of Second Life photography. It has a distinctive feel. I don’t want my snapshots to look like they could have been taken in the real world- I like shots that look like the virtual world.
Virtual world photography presents a whole host of challenges that are unique to the medium. I’m still very much a beginner, and I’ve only scratched the surface of what can be done with a Second Life camera. But I can appreciate the incredible shots that photographers are taking inworld right now, because I know how much work goes into even the most simple shot.
I don’t use photoshop much. I think so much can be done with windlight and camera angles. Too much photoshopping takes away what I love about inworld shots. And besides, it already takes me eons to take a shot. Photoshop is so daunting and time consuming!
I decided to try my hand at a photo contest, and created this shot for the 2012 Hair Fair, which is coming up. The theme was “Freedom.”
You can see the other entries here.
Creating visual pieces is very new for me. But I’m happy doing it. And these days, I’ll take whatever happy I can get.