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We’ve recently discovered a new kind of photography!

We’ve all heard the endless rounds of debate about dslr versus mirrorless versus cell phone cameras. But what about photography that doesn’t use a camera at all?

Me At Work in SL250pxBelieve it or not, the kind of photography that we’re speaking of has actually been around for over a decade, quietly operating in a kind of shooters’ underground. It’s based in the virtual world of Second Life, and it’s more popular than you might imagine.

Composition, lighting and even depth of field can be controlled with SL’s virtual camera. And people routinely hire professionals to take shots that they plan on framing and putting on their wall, either in the virtual or the real world.

So we’ve hopped on the bandwagon. The Twilit Lens has opened up a virtual studio (yes, that’s me at work above). If you’re ever on Second Life, check us out. Maybe you’ll be hooked too. πŸ˜‰

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Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.


  1. Reblogged this on Magick Thoughts of Second Life and commented:
    Fine Art and Photography without a camera is possible through Virtual Reality. For over a decade Second Life has been a pioneer of this media outlet for thousands of people. Whether you are a photographer in real life or an artist you can do these things inside Second Life using your viewer of choice and Second Life’s WL, camera and in world poses, props and studios as well as on location at thousands of sims. The means of creativity are endless.

    1. Truly? That’s amazing, Cybele! Maybe you and I will meet each other on SL, then. You might be interested to know I’m doing a little TFP work with some SL models which I’ll be featuring here soon. πŸ™‚ Beautiful art on your other blog, by the way.

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