I’ve been asked a lot lately how I can manage to do so many pics, when others struggle to do just one or two. The answers to these questions are pretty simple. This is what I do in Second Life. Other people spend time in clubs, or shopping or even socializing. I don’t really do any of those things, I simply spend time in my studio or out on other sims taking pictures. When I visit other sims, it’s not uncommon for me to come back with 50-60 photos. My hard drive is full of images that I may or may not use at sometime. How can I find so many outfits in the theme colour? I’ve only purchased a few items specifically for the color challenge, most everything comes directly out of my enormous inventory. I’m a pack rat, I admit it. When the color is announced, I generally start looking through my outfits to see what will fit the theme. Since I am a prolific collector, I always have outfits that will at least come close. On Tuesday, I run through the 25L sales and sometimes stumble upon an outfit of the right color. If I like the style, I buy it and then it gets added to the “needing photos” folder. Then it’s time to start taking the photos. When I settle on an outfit, I take a lot of photos of it, various poses, locations etc. I edit each photo after I’m comfortable I have enough shots, then rinse and repeat. Honestly, I never know how many shots I’ll have for the color challenge when I begin, it all depends how many outfits I find. Sometimes 10, sometimes 40. A lot of the time, I’m not happy with all of my creations, the lighting wasn’t right, the colour isn’t exactly how I would want it, but I force myself to post all that I complete because they were created specifically for the challenge.
I love the color challenge, I love looking at how others interpret the colours, I love how creative people can be, and I love how it’s given me a concrete outlet for my creations. I’ve met some pretty amazing and talented people through Luna’s little adventure. I’m so glad I am now part of the “blog stalkers club”, waiting for midnight to roll around so I can post my contribution to the challenge. Week 15 and counting!
If you pop through my page, you’ll notice I do a lot of pictures during an average week. This is just simply, what I love to do 🙂
Week Fifteen: Seashell Peach
April 8 – April 14