Second Life Photography.
FIRST AND FOREMOST… HUGE SHOUTOUT TO @NATT.VU.SL <<<< GO FOLLOW HER RN!
So she slid in my Instagram DMs and requested a post on how to take good photos, so i’m obliging!
Now I can’t take all the credit for my photos. I’ve been on SL a long time, and practiced a lot! Trial and Error is going to be your first teacher, but I can give you some tips on what I do and you can keep what works and leave what doesn’t!
My first recommendation is to take a look at a REAL PRO’s instructions. Her name is Strawberry Singh, and she’s been on SL a looooooong time and she’s been blogging forever too. I got my graphics settings from her post here.
You don’t have to have the highest end gaming computer for those settings, however the better your graphics and specs, the better the photo. I often crash when taking a good photo because i’m on a basic Best Buy PC, so don’t be discouraged if you do too. Adjust accordingly for your computer specs.
Another tip I have is to optimize your experience! Close other programs running while taking photos in SL, go into unavailable mode so SL isn’t trying to load messages and other things while you’re taking a photo. It makes a difference.
Once you’re settings are on point, my next tip is adjusting your windlights. Strawberry Singh has a great post for that too! My favorites are from Foxcity, but again… Trial and Error is gonna be your friend here to test out what you like and don’t like to set the mood for your photos.
I usually adjust my windlights and get the angle just right before turning up my graphics to the settings mentioned above because it does degrade my performance and its harder to make changes afterward.
These are the basics… but my inboxes are always open for more questions if you have them and I hope to see your awesome pics soon!
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