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Stop and stare

Original post @ A Cozey Second Life » Events.

Untie the weight bags, I never thought I could…
Steady feet, don’t fail me now
Gonna run till you can’t walk

There’s a whole new dimension to the whole ‘photo editing-manipulating-modifying’ aspect of SL photography that I’m still trying to reach. This dimension I feel like is somewhere between hitting my forehead on the desk to throwing my pen out of the window.

Okay so maybe I’m overreacting.

Sometimes I feel like I’m right there, at the cusp of learning how the SL ‘greats’ do it. These secret techniques, filters, brushes, etc..etc.. Where do I get them, how do I use them? How much does it cost?

Am I willing to invest in the time and hard ‘mental’ work that is necessary to break through that ‘sameness’ wall? Am I willing to take the criticism, the accolades, and heck, even the fake praises?

The bottom line, is that this learning curve is a steep and unforgiving one, but at the end of the day, if the artist, digital or non, can step back from his/her work, is pleased with the message it conveys, then it is time well invested.

Learning curve be danged.

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Credits:

*Skin: Glam Affair’s Skye II, silver (rare) | The Arcade for September

I’ve included Skye II’s commons and other rares here on my Flickr Page

Skye II Commons

Skye II Rares

*Headdress: Glam Affair’s Victorious head dress
*Necklace: Glam Affair’s Empire Statement Necklace | FaMESHed
Hair: Exile’s Young and Beautiful
Eyes: Dead Apples sinistre blind grey

Filed under: Access Your Eyes, Events, Glam Affair, Second Life Tagged: Dead Apples, Exile, Glam Affair, Second Life, Second Life Fashion, Second Life Photography, The Arcade

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