In the Right Light (NSFW Beyond the Cut)

Two of my best friends in SL, Coralizity and Mhyja Questi (the creative powerhouse behind BunnyStar), agreed to participate in a very sexy, themed shoot portraying Renaissance-inspired lovlies!  We had a blast and together we experimented with different windlight settings, calling them out over the telephone when we found something we liked.  What we experienced together was a fantastic journey though the many moods of Second Life lighting and how those windlight settings can really alter way your images are perceived.

WARNING: BEYOND THE CUT THIS BLOG ENTRY IS NSFW.

YOU WILL SEE SEXUAL THEMES & NUDITY. 18+ ONLY.

(Style card information is also located beyond the cut.)

Light, shadow, and tone really effect the outcome of any image, SL based or real life. In real life, achieving the desired lighting is pretty difficult at times.  I can remember shoots that were location based where the lighting I had imagined just didn’t pan out in reality.  Sometimes, the real life shoots need a bit of compromise.  You learn to work with what you have.

What I really love about Second Life is you can change the mood and lighting with just a few clicks and a few tugs at various sliders.  Do you want a sunny, warm scene?  It’s possible!  Change your mind half way though and you want a thick fog to develop throughout your shot?  Just pull the “INSERT” slider a little to the right and the world seems a lot eerier!

For this shoot I stuck to two windlight settings that the ladies and I really liked.  They’re [TOR] FOGGY – Lollitudes and [TOR] SPECIAL – Heaven. One thing the girls and I noticed is that these windlight settings can look drastically different on different computers.  My snapshots looked different than Mhyja’s, for example.  We run very different computer setups though.  Just experiment until you find what works best for you.

Windlight settings are something we can all embrace in Second Life.  Whether you’re taking photographs to capture a moment or playing in  a massive RP sim, we can all benefit from a little dramatic lighting to help us tell our tale!

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Style Card: Lit Lovlies

All 3 Characters Wore:

Hair: LeLutka: MAGDALEN in Artic

Boots: G Field: Lace-Up Boots “Gina”

Stocking Bows: Smalltime: Pawsies

Mesh Hands: < Yabusaka > Mesh Hands

Mesh Lady Bits: Xcite

Nipple Attachments: Nearly Tactile: Sculpted Nipples & Areolas

~*~

Characters from Left to Right in 1st Photo:

GasOven:

Skin: IT GIRLS: Chloe (pale)

Eyes: [LD] Baby Eye – Gray

Necklace: League: 3 Vintage Necklaces

Earrings: lassitude & ennui: Ophelia earrings

Bracelet 1: Dona Flora: Princess White Set (just the bracelet)

Bracelet 2: Mandala: Pearl Rain

Hair Ornament: Dona Flora: MAGDA #1 Hair Jewel

~*~

Mhyja Questi:

Skin/Shape/Eyes: BunnyStar: Eve Skin Pack

Bracelets, Necklace, & Earrings: Mandala: Pearl Rain

Hair Ornament: Natural: Triste

Boa: TGIS: Angel Boa Butter (part of a set)

~*~

Coralizity:

Skin: [PF] Ember – Milk – Mod

Eyes: Redgrave: Emma – Topaz

Necklace/Earrings: Dona Flora: Blue Diamond Set

Bracelets: Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery: Ling-Ling White Bracelets

Hair Ornament: Dona Flora: MAGDA #2

~*~

Location: Set built in a sandbox

Windlight Setting 1: [TOR] FOGGY – Lollitudes

Windlight Setting 2: [TOR] SPECIAL – Heaven

Group Poses: Frog’s Mood Swings & oOo Studios

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