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Myra Wildmist

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  1. Thanks, Matty. I'll try the LL viewer, plus I'm going to give black dragon a try. BTW, I've posted photos with a resolution higher than 1024x768 to the profile feed for years with no issue. There does seem to be an upper limit. I couldn't post a 4K image, for instance, but it handles standard hi-res, 1920x1080, fine.
  2. For the last couple of months, I've sometimes been getting lines in the photos I post to the SL feed. You can see it most clearly in this one: https://my.secondlife.com/myra.wildmist/snapshots/5e49101fd9859c643c64cd0e That's not a shadow across the top: It's some sort graphic imperfection. All of my graphic drivers are up to date and stuff I save to my drive looks fine. Someone said this is some sort of FS issue, but before I go filling JIRAs does anyone know why this is happening and if it is viewer specific? Thanks for any help, Myra
  3. Here's mine. Not quite 10 years, yet, but it's coming in October. That's actually me on my first day in sl. : )
  4. Since your brought up FOV... This is an old article I wrote on simulating lenses using phototools in FS. It might be useful. Kultivate has let their site go a little, but the info is still there. https://kultivatemagazine.com/2016/07/25/sl-photography-simulating-popular-lenses-in-phototools/ Sorry, if it sidetracks the lighting discussion. : )
  5. I think there's a lot to learn from rl techniques. In my opinion, it's not moot. Real life techniques are relevant to sl. It's a virtual world that emulates rl, not perfectly, but you can get some very realistic results. Anyway, I was just adding to the conversation. It's meant to broaden the topic, nothing more. I'm only suggesting another way to light your photos. And I use single point lighting all the time; it seems to work for me. At the least, try using a projector.
  6. Great post, Alyona. Very informative. I thought I'd add a couple of extra thoughts. In real life, most portrait photographers only use one key light. Annie Leibovitz, for example, typically only uses one key light. There's a nice article about it, called Lighting Like Leibovitz: The One Light Challenge, here. Cindy Sherman tends to use only the one light, too, and Nan Goldin is mostly a natural light photographer (I bet she'd love to be able to manipulate the sun like we do with windlights.). So I'd recommend starting with just one light to even out the shadows, especially for portraiture. Also, though I know they're more complicated, I prefer using projectors, rather than the glowy facelights. Projectors yield a more realistic look -- they cast shadows and the light is directional -- plus I have more control over the way the light is cast.
  7. I'm copying a few to get you started. Most of these are big groups: Flickrites of Second Life Photographers of Secondlife ✰❀Second Life-High Quality Photo❀✰(OPTED OUT) What Is... ÃRT work P1/C1 SL_PHOTOGRAPHERS Second Life Residents (Opted Out) ❤ Beautiful Avatars ❤ -SL- Photo & Blog (opted out) Second Life: SHow YouR ♥ pICtUREs!!! Second Life Official That should get you going. Look at others who do what you do and see what groups they're in. I don't have too many blogger groups, for instance, since I don't blog. Feel free to im me in world if you want to talk directly.
  8. Not sure if this is the solution to your problem... Try using your camera controls to save your camera position. that will help a lot. bring up you FS cameratools with ctrl+shift+C. Use the down arrow to save the camera position, then the up arrow to recall the saved position
  9. Goodbye, LEA. On a personal note, I got my creative start at a LEA sim. There was a LEA sponsored sim called Medici University that was a gathering of artists. I wasn't one, but I dj'ed there and started getting interested in photography, which started spurred me to learn more. Since then, I've taken hundreds of photos and made many of my own builds in SL. The LEA sandbox, where I'm standing in this photo, was a fabulous place to build. I learned tons from other people building there and saw some incredible builds. I'm going to really miss the sandbox. It was just such a great place for seeing what others were creating and learning from those people. This photo was taken on the sandbox's last day. *sniff
  10. One I took, last night. Hope you like it. : ) All in-world. No post-processing.
  11. Stuff happens. What we really appreciate is the communication. Thanks very much to the Linden team for helping the residents get through a tough time. ❤️
  12. Your soothing presence is appreciated. Most of us are in stage 3 withdrawal by now.
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