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

Is this the last days of Summer?

For me, it's summer everyday of the year with a dose of rain spotted here and there. And when I say here and there, I really mean it because when it rains right where I am, it doesn't mean it's raining a few meters away. That's how hilarious the rain-spotting is here.

I've been meaning to shop for my man alt. The last time I went shopping for him was a few weeks ago. I have the hardest time finding pants for him. Most of the pants and shorts that catches my eyes, when I demoed it on my avatar, falls and shows off his butt. Not that he doesn't have an awesome butt, but really, does he need to go out like that?

Anyway, I was browsing the marketplace and I saw these hawaiian shirts and immediately log my man avatar to the Blank Line shop. This is a new shop for me. I'm so happy with the shirts and the cardi and even though I complaint about the sneaky butt, I bought the shorts too. My excuse is that the shirts and cardi covers that area when he wears them :)

Moon is wearing an old favorite from Liv-Glam. The mainstore moved recently.

I've pixlred my pictures as usual, coz I love to pretty them up, but I don't photoshop them coz I'm not interested in learning this skill.

on Moon:
skin: *Glance Skins - Anais - August - SKIN PACK
hair: . Liquence . - F2 in Natural Fades
outfit: {Liv-Glam} K Collection Summer2 Maxi Dress
jewellery: Zaara : Atiriya set *aquamarine*
shoes: Maitreya Gold * YaXkin Sienna
cat: [Manticore] Cat v3 [BOXED] [WEAR] gift from a friend thank you Katie

on man alt:
skin:  -NIVARO- James Skin - "Mens Department Beard" past item
hair: *Dura*The 2nd year Anniversary hair
top: BlankLine015Aloha_CarpBlue
pants: Blank_Line_005_ShortPants_WHITE
shoes: ::7Style:: -Mid- sneakers black past Fi*Friday item

on manny:
skin: -NIVARO- James Skin - "Mens Department Beard" past item
hair: ::Exile:: Days Go By: Naturals
top: BlankLine_008_Cardie_Check comes with shirt
pants: RONSEM* Straight Jeans / blue (male) old item
shoes: ::7Style:: -Mid- sneakers black past Fi*Friday item

Moon uses poses from Purple Poses while manny alt uses poses from Glitteratti.