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Jordan Whitt

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  1. I would only do that cos it's not worth the drama if he decided to make a song and dance about it. But it would teach him!!
  2. Hindsight has me wishing I had logged out or just left situations I have been in that made me feel scared or uncomfortable. So I get it, having been there myself. Help her see that leaving is always the better option.
  3. I started mine off with the mesh head/body and a decent AO and skin, and then hit MP for free or promo clothing and hair. Gacha stuff can be picked up cheaply too. You can find some diamonds in there if you have the patience to look hard enough. Also if the SLB17 event is still on and you have the time, hit there for the freebies. And don't forget things like Fifty Linden Fridays or groups that have tons of group gifts - Scandalize for example has a whole wall of them, along with many lucky letter boards for group members. It is sometimes worth joining groups that gift regularly that do have join fees - Truth is an example here.
  4. It was SL. Why didn't she just put a stop to it by giving the lindens back and logging out? It is just so much easier to leave and not put up with stuff we do not like in this platform. There are many times I can look back now and wish I had done that instead of putting up with abuse in SL, so maybe I get why she didn't. That being said, I am glad you were there to help her out.
  5. "Kevin" is the name used for really dumb people. In SL, Kevin is just an annoying, spamming beggar trying to scam people out of lindens by "claiming" he has saved up 238 lindens, but needs 462 lindens to be able to afford to buy a skin/shape for his avatar.
  6. Yes that is true, there is a sign at The Black Fair about him 😄
  7. Yeah "Kevin" has become a "thing"...especially on Facebook.
  8. I dunno. You do have cute pixels, but you = socks to me.
  9. I'm really struggling seeing you as no longer a pair of socks.
  10. I have four alts. 1. Male Alt - used for when I need a male in a picture or have to blog male items. 2. Blonde Alt - also used for blogging when I want to showcase two outfits instead of just one or two views of the same outfit. 3. Child Alt - used for blogging a friend's child clothing store. 4. Spare Alt - has no purpose, I just play Barbies with her (shopping, dress up, take pics). None of them are used to "play" SL beyond the odd shopping trip and taking pics of them.
  11. ^^^ This ^^^ Also it is more than a skin that makes an avatar "realistic". Shape is very important too, so check out demos (unless you are good at modifying your shape - I'm not!!!). Take some time to explore the eye options out there as some brands are more realistic looking than others.
  12. I'd probably have an opinion or comment to make...but you edited out the issue you have mixed feelings about, so I can't even enjoy storytime!
  13. I think it can be both. Some pictures are specifically to promote and sell an item. Well that's what mine are for anyway, and a lot of other bloggers as well. Others are more in the stylist camp. They create looks using the item, accessories and whole mood of a picture. That's more the artsy pictures that tend to maybe not show the items as clearly. I do believe it is its own art form. Just look at the creativity of the stylist bloggers and photographers. You cannot tell me that is not worthy of its own genre! But I don't believe it has its own rules. There is not one way to do something and everyone has different perspectives and ways of looking at something. No two bloggers are the same. Give them the same dress and you can get a hundred different pictures showcasing it. To me backdrops add atmosphere to a picture, or show a way in which the items being shown can be used or enjoyed. Example - a beach backdrop for a bikini, formal scene for a ballgown etc. I think shop vendors look better on blank or plain backdrops as you can interpret the item your way then. Backdrops should always add and never overtake or distract. Much like backdrops, poses should add and never distract from an item. They add an attitude and life to a picture, show features of it and can make a picture fun. Yes sometimes plain is best for showing off an item, but you need some spark and movement in pictures too. Windlight adds another layer of fun to a picture. It can almost be a filter if you want to add an arty effect, or just add some shadows for a touch of realism. And you do have to watch out for changing the colours of things with some of the windlights. It is all about the mood you want for your picture. I don't believe RL and SL fashion photography differ too much. Both want to sell an item and show it off at its best, both depend on finding that right look, right angle and right editing to make the picture something special. Yes there are more technical issues in SL photography, but they can be overcome with the right poses, accessories and editing. But I think it is easier to be more creative with SL photography than RL. After all, we can do anything, look anyway we like, and have access to whatever our minds can come up with inworld. All are just my opinions. I am far from an expert, just an enthusiastic amateur.
  14. Just me, as usual, standing around looking pretty and pondering what to do today. But I bet I'll still be here in 3 hrs time...still standing around and looking pretty.
  15. I'm not very good at that particular style of photography. I think it's cos I am not really artistically minded. I like simple pictures that showcase the items I am blogging that will (hopefully) make someone go "Omg I want that *item* now!"
  16. Quick reference! I have rented from Teagan for many years now, and still do, and could not recommend her parcels highly enough! The parcels are gorgeously landscaped and she is a delight to have as a landlord. Helpful, patient (especially when you are a pain in the butt like me who moves from plot to plot regularly and need my rental moved over) and just the best! All my thumbs up!!
  17. To me, this equates to the type of pictures I do when I am blogging. For me, my priority is showing off the outfit to its best. I tend to take my pictures as close up as I can without cutting out too much of the outfit, and because I hate full body (head to toe) shots. If I have to do one, I try to find a sitting pose that will work for the outfit as I find that easier than trying to fit my full avi into a standing shot. I heard once that you shouldn't cut fingers or toes out of pictures as that is a disturbing image, and also not around the knees, so I always try to keep that in mind when I am framing up a shot. 1. Accessories - choosing bags, jewelry and hair that doesn't cover it up and compliments the look I am going for. 2. Pose - One that suits the outfit, doesn't clip/hide the texture or features of the outfit and makes me want to buy it if I saw it on someone else's blog. 3. Background - Do I want one that will make the picture part of a scene, or just a simple backdrop that will make the look the focus? This is usually the part that takes me the longest. 4. Windlight/Shadows - I tend to use these to add a little extra to the pictures, but sometimes things look better without them. It all depends on what look I want for my picture 5. Editing - I tend not to do much editing to my pictures because I spend time making sure they look as good as I can inworld, that often I don't need to fix anything. But if I do, it's just little fixes like hair/body clipping, alpha conflicts etc. Then I simply blur, add my current favourite filter and then I crop the picture to what I think looks best. A couple of examples... P.S. EYES! I always make sure they are looking either directly into the camera to "connect" with the audience, or if they are looking away, it's because it suits the mood of the picture.
  18. Have you tried asking the creator behind DP YumYum?
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