I have LOVED seeing you participate in IOTW. The helmet shots we saw were awesome! It is time to declare the next item!
First off I have to tell you what a journey these photos have been. If you are a frequent reader of my blog you will know that Nariko Okawa is a dear friend of mine and I work with her on her new project VISIONAIRE. Over the course of our friendship she has slipped me lil photo tips here and there which I have applied and improved with. I show her my photos for her advice on how I can improve and I really feel I have seen a steady improvement. So why do I share this with you? Because she made the photos for this blog post quite the learning experience.
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I fell in love with these wings (Arm Wings-black) by Aliza Karu of AD Creations. I had wanted to use them in a styling but hadn’t found the right one yet. Good thing for ITOW! I went to Annwn Willows and the feel of the sim was perfect. The note card given on arrival really puts you into the frame of mind of the place. I love music and I love that the sim owner provided a YouTube link to set the soundtrack of your visit. I kept replaying it (I was there that long) and then remembered I had an Olafur Arnalds station already set up on my Pandora so I used that to fuel my exploration and photography.
The above photo met with Nariko’s approval from an editing stand point, but it is largely my modus operandi…carefully taken ultra snapshots, a lil cropping, and a logo/signature.
So needless to say my mind was blown. I retired my Gimp and am now fully on board with PhotoShop. Applications for Nariko’s VISIONAIRE Institute are now closed, but I urge you to watch the results of the work of those who will be a part of this first batch via Flickr and to apply in the future should you desire more out of your SL photography skills.
| S T Y L E C A R D |
hair > .:EMO-tions:. * ARADIA */black
skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – bald eyebrows – ice frappe
eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Silver
make up > Madrid Solo- Soft Sacrifices- Eyes & Lips- Silver
wings > AD Creations by Aliza Karu – Arms wings – black
jewelry (head piece and chest piece) > LaGyo_Misaku
skirt > Dead Dollz Catrina Skirt
Thank you for reading and can’t wait you see your wings!
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes