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No, no, I'm not talking nudes here! A few of us were chatting in other threads/boards about how we'd like to see a photo thread for raw, as-is, screenshots without post-production. So... we have the technology, let's give it a whirl. So that we can stay on topic, and in the mods' good graces, and perhaps have some ammo against trolls, here's a little bit about the theme here: This is primarily, but not exclusively, a photo thread. Post images that are screenshots of scenes that focus on the avatar. That means they are not to be edited with post-production techniques, like from Photoshop. Cropping and signatures are ok. This is for portraits, not landscapes, etc. See the exception to the edited photos below.* It's ok to banter and have some chat. The focus of the thread is photos, but also to have a fun community where a little quipping and bantering is ok and even welcome. Don't do pages and pages of it, but a little is fine. It is nice to have chatter about "I like your photo" but it is also nice to have chat about "I like your photo because. . ." It is also ok then to have chat about, "I like your photo, how did you . . . ?" And that would be for talks about mechanics OF THE PHOTOS POSTED. So talks about the viewer used, the DOF settings, etc. are all on topic as long as they are about specific photos in the thread. Hopefully this doesn't don't take pages and pages and push out the photos. If that happens I hope it is ok to suggest that a new topic be started for that particular subject. It is also OK to ask, "Where did you get that . . .?" "What is the SLurl?" That's about it. Have fun. Don't be a d*ck, and everything will be just fine. *If people who do post-processing would share their before and after photos here then that would be another way to participate. If you do that, then it is OK to post the after shot along with the before, or you can post a link to the after shot in Flickr or wherever you post your finished work. Strawberry Singh/Linden used to post the raw shot on her my.secondlife feed and the finished product on her blog, and I always found that to be fun and interesting. Be sure to include the raw shot! DISCLAIMER SO PEOPLE DON'T GET TWISTED KNICKERS: It is NOT the intention of this thread to claim that raw shots are better in any way, shape, or form than ones that are edited. Nope. They are both great—but they are two different things. Also, I have heard from some folks that putting their screenshots in with the heavily processed shots can be intimidating. If you feel that way, post here. If your style is more quick snapshots to chronicle every day avatarisms, post here. If you don't like a certain chat, like say, the mechanics of DOF on xyz's photo, the scroll feature works really well. I'm hoping we get all styles and levels of participation here. Now go out there, take some photos, show 'em off here and have fun!
Happening today at Eris Isle! 2pm-4pm SLT: DJ Gro - Romantic variety music! 4pm-5pm SLT: *LIVE* Samm Qendra - Soulful, talented singer! 5pm-6pm SLT: DJ Archer - Romantic variety music! 6pm-7pm SLT: *LIVE* Rogue Galaxy - Jazzy, bluesy, ukulele playin' singer! These events are taking place at the Eris Isle Art Gallery & Ballroom area. The gallery is currently occupied by four great SL photographers for your viewing pleasure! Eris Isle is a safe space sim and no discrimination or hatred will be tolerated!! Please come dressed to impress and bring a date! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shijima/69/81/2943