Dec
27

Props Make the Picture

Yesterday between working on SLDD and finding things to blog, I found these awesome disco balls from Glitterati. I was going to save them for a post on New Years but things just kinda happened and I created this picture.

Finished Photo

I realized not many bloggers use props or set up backgrounds for their photos. Props can add so much more especially when not used in their intended means. Using just a few other things, some of my favs, from my inventory and adding a slight glow, the “stage” was set. I’ll list in the credits not only the outfit but also the elements used to stage the shot.

I did use Photoshop to help give the picture dimension and “life”. Photoshop wasn’t something I had years of training or expertise in but having a 3D modeler for a RL husband and Express inworld helped me tremendously. I even recommend scanning YouTube for awesome tutorials too. Not much was done in Photoshop to create these pics (liquify, lens blur, luminosity, and a gradient tool). {Raw picture seen here}

Close Up

Windlight settings were another element. With my settings on ultra, high rez snap clicked, and fliddling with the sky, I snapped my camera. Oh, here’s alittle trick that I just learned for WL, keep your sun/moon at 0 and the ambient at .75and all the amazing colors will pop! I never use “lights” in my studio or face lamps. They tend to cast horrible shadows.

Enough of my ramblings, try out a few props in your next blog post,test out your Photoshop skills and tweak your WL settings in your next post; I’m sure you will surprise yourself!

Products Used
hair: >TRUTH< Tallulah – ivory
skin: L.Fauna {Lapine . Tan 1} [Voom-FR] OO
eyes: CHAI Eyes +Allure+ [BLUE 1] small pupil
jacket: ::: B@R ::: Empress’s New Clothes
shorts: [LeeZu!] Mia Corset Pants – Corset Dress /white
ring: BANDIT JEWELRY – “Diamonds party” platinum
choker: ZC : Nizam Pearl choker *white*
boots: BAX Prestige Boots White Leather

Props
floor texture: Darkmatter Textures
disco balls: GLITTERATI – Shiny disco balls
hanging lights: Rain Hanging Glow Lights (found on Xstreet)
windlight setting: Nam’s Beach Scene (modified)

1 Comment to “Props Make the Picture”

  • “Oh, here’s alittle trick that I just learned for WL, keep your sun/moon at 0 and the ambient at .75and all the amazing colors will pop! I never use “lights” in my studio or face lamps. They tend to cast horrible shadows.”

    Thanks Luna for that tip it does help a lot!

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