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Now this is what I call being taken out of my comfort zone! Not only is this a completely digital picture, but it’s brightly lit! I’ll chalk this one up to what can happen when you decide to challenge yourself artistically. 😉

In a previous post, I mentioned a “different” form of photography. And a little more recently, during my recent trip to Georgia, I put out a “casting call” to a model group over in the virtual “grid” of Second Life. Five different models responded, and I was instantly busy! I was so pleased with the results, I wanted to share some of them with you along with a few tips for all you aspiring digital shooters out there.

  1. Just like having a high MP sensor in the real world, resolution counts in SL too. Ramp up the pixels as high as you can manage so as to maintain sharpness even when you view the picture at large sizes. 5-6000 on the long side works best for me, FYI.
  2. Set your viewer’s graphics quality to “Ultra.” This, along with your resolution, will help create a tack sharp virtual image.
  3. Don’t neglect lighting! Again, just like physical light setups, SL cares about light intensity and directionality. Try setting up key and fill lights strategically so as to achieve flattering shadow patterns.

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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.

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