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Basic Photography for SL Models

Original post @ Model’s Workshop.



Over the course of 3 separate workshops, I plan to go over all the basics for how to do your own SL photography. The course assumes no prior knowledge of SL photography. It will take you from the basics and get you to the point of taking decent snapshots using all the features SL has to offer. If you are new to SL photography or just want a solid review, these workshops are for you. The course is open to everyone. Each week I will give the same workshop twice, once on Thursday at 5 PM and again on Saturday at 12:30 PM.

Workshop #1: Intro

Thursday, June 19 @ 5 PM and Saturday, June 21 @ 12:30 PM

  • Using the snapshot window – all the options
  • Importance of aspect ratio
  • Uploading
  • Global graphic settings for high quality snapshots
  • Lighting and Shadows
  • Depth of field
  • Antialiasing and anisotropic filtering

Workshop #2: Composition and lighting

Thursday, June 26 @ 5PM and Saturday, June 28 @ 12:30 PM 

  • Using the environment editor
  • Using the presets
  • Making your own preset
  • Studio lights & backdrops – making your own
  • Gazers
  • Poses
  • Quick overview of photo editing

(Note we will skip around the week of July 4th, an American holiday weekend.)

Workshop #3: How to use the PhotoLife Studio

Thursday, July 10 @ 5 PM and Saturday, July 12 @ 12:30 PM

This is the studio that is set up on the second floor of Model’s Workshop and which is free to use for all members.

All of these workshops will be given in text chat, not voice.

Hope to see you there.

Monica Balut

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