Self Reflection

Hey guys! After the sale at Merch where I was able to get the fur coat that I have been wanting for a while, I got some inspiration to take some photos. I have a friend who takes exceptional photos, and he has a certain style in taking his photos. So today, I tried to find my own, intimate style in taking photos. But first I’ll show you the other stuff that I got from Merch.

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Double Skulls

I started working on this photo on Mother’s Day. I was intrigued with the idea of a bad assed mother/daughter duo, walking in the forest at night time. Maybe it’s because of all of the GoT posts on Facebook and Plurk that influenced me to do something as well (no I don’t watch the show).

United Colors really outdid themselves with this set at Fameshed and Equal 10 this month. There are lots of styling combinations you can do. For instance, if you look at the bodysuits, one has long sleeves, and the sleeves can be hidden as you can see on the “daughter”.

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Game Over

I was having a discussion with a friend regarding using proper lighting in Second Life, especially when it comes to using items with materials.

Materials can bring shine to the outfit, because the way light reflects off of it. The best way to bring that out is to always make sure that the “Advanced Lighting Model” (ALM) is enabled. If you are using a higher graphics setting, then ALM is set automatically.

This outfit from Virtual Diva is a good example of how materials can enhance an outfit. Enjoy! 🙂

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Spring @ Arden Pointe

Hey guys! If you haven’t noticed, we are now in the Spring season (at least the Northern Hemisphere is!). I am looking forward to longer periods of sunlight myself. One thing that I plan to do this spring is to visit more scenic sims and take pictures. Lately I have relied a lot on backdrops. I wanted to gain more experience in taking photos in more of a studio setting and learn how to play with lighting. I think I have done well with that. So, it’s back to taking pictures on location ^^

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Purple Velvet

When giving constructive feedback, pretty much everyone has heard of the “sandwich” method. You say something nice about the person, followed by the “meat” of the issue that you have with them, and end things on a positive note. Over the years, I have noticed that people generally don’t know how to do this method correctly. They give some random compliment, followed by berating them about the issue, and sometimes do not even give the last part. It can leave the person who is getting the feedback with mixed feelings at the least, and personally attacked at worst. I was reading this post about another way to give feedback called the “velvet hammer“.

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