budget friendly, freebies, paperwork, photo set, photography, prefabs

Paperwork Builds

William Weaver has been a Flickr contact of mine for a while. I’ll admit, I’m probably the worst Flickr contact ever because I kinda suck at commenting, but I do try to keep up as best I can. He’s kind enough to favorite some of my pictures on occasion, and I always try to keep up with those who are nice enough to like what I do.

Last night I was doing my last “web round” before bed and noticed on Flickr that he had a link to his marketplace store – Paperwork. AND he had some really cool photo skyboxes! Not only are they cool, but they’re FREE. I got them all and today got to play with them.

These shots are totally raw except for cropping, rounding the corners [don’t sue me, Apple], and adding my signature. The lighting is all done within SL with the help of the builds.

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My computer is not the best or anything, but as you can see, the skyboxes make it really easy to take some great shots! And it’s really funny because the builds themselves, just in the regular light, don’t look like much of anything really. But if you download the Windlight setting William has offered on the marketplace pages, all you have to do is use that setting, turn on shadows and local lights, and boom! Instapretty! On that last shot, I used the mirror water, put the build just under the water, and used one of the Windlight settings provided in Firestorm. I think it turned out nicely!

Check out Paperwork and get your free cool builds today!

filtercam, furniture, gadgets, new releases, photography

Sometimes I feel like somebody’s watching me…

It was one of those days. My body was tired, my brain was fried, and all I really wanted to do was come home and slip into a hot bath for a while to unwind. But you know, the bath wasn’t nearly as relaxing as I would have liked. Maybe it’s just the season for being spooked, but I had the strangest feeling that someone was watching me…

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Do you have a FilterCam from MechanizedLife? If you take photos in SL, you really should have one! I blogged about FilterCam back in 2009 and it still remains one of my favorite gadgets. But it just got even better with the new Expansion Pack! There are 5 new Preset banks for a total of 90 new presets! I’m using the Scopes bank with the Binoculars preset for this photo. If you’re not particularly skilled in Photoshop but you are looking to make your photos more fancy, you owe it to yourself to head over to MechanizedLife and pick up the new FilterCam Expansion Pack! Remember, you need the FilterCam to use it, so if you don’t have one, get one!!

As for me…I think it’s time I invest in some curtains.

In this post:

Photo taken with FilterCam 2.0 and the new Expansion Pack by MechanizedLife -CodeBastard Redgrave-
Furniture: Seville Bathroom Set by Mudhoney -Rayvn Hines-
Hair: Cate in Swedish by Truth -Truth Hawks-
Pose by Long Awkward Pose -Dove Swanson-

Belle Belle, MV-SL-Home, photography, prefabs

The Orient Express

Do you like to travel? I do, but I’ve never been on a train before. At least, not a beautiful, luxurious train.

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From Belle Belle‘s line of Bliss Boxes comes The Orient Express! Oh, it is a marvel! 799 prims of wonderful, this train is exactly how you would expect a beautiful, old fashioned, 1920s train to look. You’d be riding in style in this!

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Of course, there are PLENTY of animations inside. No, let me say that again. PLENTY OF ANIMATIONS. Like….

Eating!

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And smooching!

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And…well… you know. Believe me, lots of those! *wink wink nudge nudge*

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There are also poses in the passageway as well, and in the cute little bathroom, which I didn’t get a photo of.

The Orient Express is 799 prims, copy, no mod and no transfer. It comes with the Bliss Box Cloud so that you can ride the cloud up into the sky to rez, then touch the telephone in the car to call the cloud down when you’re ready to leave the train. It’s really a marvelous system!

But, you don’t need me talking about it. Go to Belle Belle and get your own! Now excuse us…we need a nap!

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fun stuff, MV-SL-Business, new releases, photo set, photography

It’s A Click Christmas!!

Yeah…I dropped the ball on the 30 days thing. Whoopsie! 🙂

My friend Flix Saiman of Click Photography Props & Poses has gotten me into the Christmas spirit with the latest of his amazing collection – Xmas Living!

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Please excuse the glow on the photos. I’m still having that issue and it in no way is the fault of the set!!

The set is…well, amazing! There’s not much more I can say about it! All the furniture and pieces are so well done and the poses are awesome. There are poses for singles, couples, and even some for kids. I don’t have kids, but I dragged my boyfriend in to pose with me. [Yeah, like he suffered. ♥]

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Style - Click - Christmas, Jump kiss!

Head over to Click and check it out. It really is something that any decent photographer [or someone who wants to be!] needs for this holiday season. 🙂

casual, fashion, MV-SL-Fashion, photo set, photography, prefabs, today's gaze

Today’s Gaze – Not that kind of girl

Although it’s not officially summer yet, in my neck of the woods, it sure feels like it! [Hello, 100 degree temperatures!] When it’s hot, a lot of us find ways to take our dates and fun indoors. Not in that way, pervies! 😉 Today I’ve created a look that says, “Yes, it’s hot, but hey, let’s keep this date casual, okay?” And casual it is, because I’m not wearing all that much!

[All SLurls will be at the bottom if you don’t feel like reading.]

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The Ruffle Halter top by Hucci is just super cute and sexy in that “Girl next door” way. The bottom band goes around the back and the long neck ties drape down in a way that would make someone just want to give them a little tug to see what happens. And of course the front is low and quite cleavage baring!

My jeans come from new-to-me store Twisted & Spoiled, and I’m wearing them in True Blue. When I first bought them, I thought, “Are the shadings and highlights too harsh?” But the more I look at them, the more I like them. I definitely want to go back and get some more!

The simple Freedom Flops by Surf Co. on my feet are probably my favorite flip flops in SL right now, and it’s not unusual for me to pair them up with all kinds of outfits. My hair is an older style, Sasha, by Truth. I say older, but it’s really only from January. Of course, in Truth Hawks language, that’s pretty ancient since he manages to put out 2-4 styles a week. My pose is from Olive Juice, and if you’re not familiar with that pose store, you better get familiar with it. Super cute poses!

The set I’m in is The Pub from CLICK, which I mentioned a few days ago when I talked about their contest. There are poses in the photo set for both singles and couples, and all kinds of props! It’s really just a fabulous set and if you’re like me and you get tired of having to stage your own sets for photos, I highly recommend CLICK photo sets to you.

Stay cool, summer babes!

In this post:

Skin: Elle #17 by Belleza
Hair: Sasha in Swedish by Truth
Top: Ruffle Halter in White by Hucci
Jeans: T&S Jeans in True Blue by Twisted & Spoiled
Shoes: Freedom Flops in White by Surf Co.
Pose by Olive Juice
Set: The Pub by CLICK

click, contest, fun, MV-SL-Business, photography

CLICK Photography Contest!!

Hey, have you heard of the store CLICK before? No? Oh my gosh, why not?? Collaborating with some of the best posers on the grid, creator Flix Saiman makes some unbelievable photosets! These things are simply AMAZING. And guess what? CLICK is having a contest!!

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Here are some of the important details!

RULES:

1. To be eligible for submission the picture must include a -CLICK- Prop with use of at least one pose from a -CLICK- Product.

2. Photos must be done in high resolution (exception is the Most Natural title. These will be accepted as snapshots ONLY to ensure no post-processing has been done). Photos should be perfectly square sized as a 1024×1024.

3. Only the photographer is eligible for the prize, not the model. Photographers may model in their own photos.

4. You may submit up to 10 pictures but you may only win 1 prize per category.

5. Photos for the Most Popular prize will be sorted and a max of 100 will be displayed for popular vote at The Renaissance Galleria.

6 Winners will be announced in The Best of SL Magazine Readers Group. You MUST be a member of this group to be eligible. [Contact Flix if you want to enter without being part of the group. Group space is of course at a premium these days, as we all well know!]

HOW TO ENTER

1. Please title all photos: -CLICK- Photo Contest (Title of picture, Your Name).

2. Place photo(s) in ONE folder titled: -CLICK- Photo Contest (Your Name)
**Even if you only submit one photo, please place the photo inside a FOLDER.**

3. Photos must be submitted as FULL PERMS. Submitting a photo grants -CLICK-, The Best of SL and all sponsors full rights to the picture. Photos will not be sold or altered (other than possible cropping or resizing, and typeface may be added for ads), but may be used for advertisements in The Best of SL Magazine or at any of the sponsor locations.

4. Failure to title photos properly or failure to submit a full perms photo will disqualify your entry.

5. Submit your folder to Click Memo by Midnight SLT on June 22nd. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

I won’t get into all the prizes, but the first place winner? $10,000L, baby! Plus loads of gift cards, skins and clothes from places like Glitterati, Exposeur, Exodi, and more! In total, it’s worth over $46,000L!!

Head over to CLICK to pick up more information on the contest, and to get your posesets so you can take part in this wonderful contest!