Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Monday meme: Windlight setting challenge

Meme instructions: Answer the following questions about windlight settings and share some that you’ve created yourself. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in this meme’s comments.
  1. Do you use windlight while taking pictures? If not, why not? I do. 
  2. When taking a closeup snapshot for a profile picture, which windlight preset do you use most often? I usually go for Nam's Optimal skin and prims but when I want shadows, I would just use the default setting and then use pixlr to get the contrast and shades.
  3. Which windlight presets do you use for full body portraits? The answer would be the same as above. I'm really a simple girl:)
  4. If you do landscape photography, which windlights do you use for that most often? I used to go crazy on all the windlight settings available in firestorm, but now I would just use the default setting and use the slider to choose the sun/moon slider and then use pixlr again.
  5. Do you have any tricks or tips that you could share for using Windlight effectively? If using pixlr is a trick/tip, then that's it. I usually mix a lot of these settings together to get the effect that is pleasing to my eyes.
  6. Have you created any windlights that you would be willing to share with us? I am sure my brain would explode if I have to figure out how to create windlights and upload it too, so no, I don't have any personal windlight settings.

Most of the time, I don't remember what I use, but in the picture above, I tried so I could show.  I went and mixed the Antonio setting and the Alex setting because they gave the picture some depth and then I added yellow and blue and moved the contrast slider in Pixlr. I usually end with a frame but not this time.

Otherwise it would look blah like this:

skin: -Belleza- Lana Skin
hair: Magika [01] Give
eyes: pc eyes by LL - dark wood
lashes: Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift - Mesh Eyelashes
eyeshadows: Kyoot Makeup - Cateyes I - Pack 1 (Basic Blacks)
jewellery: Finesmith Black Joy
pose: Purple Poses Savannah 01