Saturday, December 28, 2019

Thank You Everyone!

The entire LUMIPro team and I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who has supported LUMIPro throughout 2019 and years past. We could not do this without the amazing people in our community! 

We had a wonderful time at LUMIPro's Holiday event this year. Thank you to everyone who joined us! If you would like to see some of our favorite photos from 2019 go check out the party venue. 

I also wanted to share the contest winners with everyone...

 First Place: Winter Tears by Crys

2nd Place: Ski Trip by Melody

3rd Place: It's Cold Night by Lila

Honorable Mention: Cin Xmas 008 by Cindy  

Honorable Mention: Merry Christmas by Ariella

Honorable Mention: Tis The Season To Be Jolly by Astrellita

They all did an amazing job! Do not forget to contact Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet(SamoanHoneyPot) in world to collect your prize!

Also if Santa didn't bring you a LUMIPro for the holidays there is still time to get one! To learn more about what LUMIPro can offer check out this blog post.

Friday, December 20, 2019

LUMIPro's Holiday Party & Giveaway Is Here!

Hello LUMI-Lovers! We are working hard to get all the finishing touches for Sunday's big event! So this is going to be a ''drive-by'' blog post with all the important details for not only the party but the contest! 

First the contest...

When I first decided to host the contest I couldn't decide on the number of winners or prizes... Well, I finally did! 

1ST Place will win 3,000 lindens!
2ND Place will win 2,000 lindens!
3RD Place will win 1,000 lindens!
Honorable mentions will also win gift cards!

We extended the deadline for the contest to 11:59PM SLT on the 20th. There is still time to enter! For all the details check out this blog post.

Now onto the big event!

The party is Sunday, December 22nd starting at 6PM SLT! 
DJ Pina Colanda will be spinning some amazing tunes for us!
Come dressed to impress or in your favorite holiday attire.
We will be having a flashmob gallery! If you have specific photos you would like to include please send up to 4 on a notecard full perm with the aspect ratios of each photo on the card. Each person can submit up to 4 photos. Please put them all on a single notecard with your full name, and submit them to Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet (SamoanHoneypot) by 10AM SLT on the 22nd. The LUMIPro Team will also be picking some of our favorites!

BUT WAIT... There's more!

We will be giving away a gift card to a random winner every 15 minutes from some amazing creators! Here they are:

We are so excited to celebrate the holidays and great photography with you! Bring the whole family! (Sorry no child avatars due to NSFW artwork) The land will open right before the party. I hope to see you all there!

Here is your ride!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Tis The Season....

*** She walks into the room carrying boxes filled to the brim with decorations. As she sits a box on the desk a Christmas bauble rolls to the floor and she nudges it under the desk with her red heel. With a smile, she turns her attention to you. *** 

Well, I only dropped one! My favorite time of year is upon us... To celebrate I thought we could do a photo/advertisement contest! Heres how it will work...

All people who submit entries MUST be LUMIPro owners.
All work submitted MUST use LUMIPro. 
Photo editing is not required, but it is encouraged! 
Contestants can submit an unlimited number of entries.
 All entries must be submitted to the LUMIPro Contest Group by December 18th. (Extended through the 20th)
The subject matter of entries needs to be holiday or winter season related.
Please make sure that entries are downloadable from Flickr. 

I love our holiday contest during the Christmas season the most! I can not wait to see what everyone comes up with! 

What about the prizes you ask? Well, to be honest, you guys always come up with so many wonderful entries I cannot decide how many winners to have. I can tell you there will be lindens and gift cards up for grabs if your photo is chosen!

Oh, and I have one more announcement! We will be having a big winter extravaganza on December 22nd! There will be great music, giveaways, and of course a flash mob gallery! More details will be coming soon so get out those cameras and save the date!

Well, there is a lot of work to be done so until next time... Happy Shooting!

*** Shooing you out with a wink she turns her attention to the decorations. ***

Saturday, November 16, 2019

LUMIPro's Gallery Features Tiya Aura!

Good morning LUMIPro enthusiasts! Today we are excited to bring you s gallery show featuring the work of the amazing Tiya Aura. The show will be today (the 16th) at 1 PM. While we all wait I had the pleasure of sitting down with her for an interview...

I am so excited to have the opportunity to interview such an amazing artist! So first question… How did you hear about Second Life, and what got you started? Tiya: I was watching a TV show many years ago. While watching it, I was amazed at how these people, who were playing the game took it so real. I got talking to my friend about it and just for fun, we decided to try it. I guess like everyone else who plays Second Life we got addicted the first day on it. What are some of the things that you love about Second Life? What keeps you coming back? Tiya: I was a massive horse breeder and an auctioneer. Designing great horses and selling them was such a buzz I was totally addicted and made great Money. Meeting some amazing people also was fantastic, even though I don’t Breed horses anymore I still have all the friends I met while doing it.

I love your work. What got you started in photography? Tiya: I had some friends who would ask me to do profile pictures for them. Then some other friends said try Flickr. I had never heard of it. So I took a look and was amazed at all the artist that did great artwork I was blown away and thought I need to learn this and so I did ( Best thing I’ve done so far in Second Life ) I have always said that photography is a journey it is not about being the best, but about where you are going. Why do you take photos? Are you trying to say something to the world? Tiya: Hard question to answer, I guess it’s the love of what you can do with the lights and your avatar and seeing the finished picture. As you know some pictures can take hours, you have to fix your fingers, fix your face, body limbs, etc. For me, it’s relaxing and it makes me feel good creating something that other people love, also it makes you feel good and there isn’t a better feeling than that.

When you decide you want to do a new photo what is your creative process like from start to finish? Tiya: Oh, this is easy ( I am laughing here ) I go shopping and see something I like. Usually, the moment I see it, I get an idea for a picture... I see a finished picture in my head so I have to get the pose correct do my lights, a certain way. I think most of us do this. Something just clicks in your head. I think I am lucky because I am an artist in RL so it's easier for me to know what I wish the finished picture to be. They don’t always work lol What advice would you give to new photographers in Second Life? Tiya: Buy LUMIPro !!!!!!! I am glad you love it as much as I do! Do you have any photography inspirations in either Second Life or Real Life?
Tiya: No, but I did mention I am an artist in RL, which is why I love doing pictures In SL. To me, it is an extension of my RL I draw sensual couple pictures and I do portraits. So to be able to alter your avatar into a sensual position or do a great face shot is awesome to me.

I would love to see some of your real-life work sometime! So how about we talk about the hud that brought us together, LUMIPro! How did you hear about LUMIPro, and what made you decide to take the plunge and get the HUD?
Tiya: My friends were using the LUMIPro while taking pictures ( I was watching them) I was like wow how are you doing all that ( lights etc) so they explained all about the LUMIpro. I was very lucky because a great person I know then went and bought me one for a gift, he had to then teach me how to use it, poor guy, lol A teacher is definitely helpful. Do you have a favorite LUMIPro feature?
Tiya: I love you have poses built-in, that's awesome and I love using the projector and the lights. There is so much you can do with the lights, it’s great fun to play around with. If you could pick a new LUMIPro feature what would it be?
Tiya: I would love it if you could fix your hands and body and face via the hud, instead of having to have a different hud on fixing poses. But apart from that, I think it's Perfecto.

So tell me something else… Maybe share something our readers won’t know. What makes you who you are?
Tiya: Well I am called Brat in SL, and I earned that name lol My friends say I am driven, outspoken and I don't give a crap about what I say, which is correct because I don't lol If you don't want the truth, don't ask me a question, because you may not like my answer. I am very honest and I love nothing more than to help people. I am just me, I've nothing hidden I am an open book... I love nothing more than laughing :) Last but not least, what are your hopes for your future in Second Life?
Tiya: I hope every picture I take gets better and better. There are some stunning artists out there and my hopes are that one day I will reach the level that they are at. I still have a long way to go, but hell I am enjoying the journey.

I had a wonderful time interviewing Tiya! I hope to see you all at her show today at 1PM. You will not want to miss it!

Here is your ride!

Monday, October 21, 2019

LUMIPro's Spooky Winners Chosen!

Hello to all the LUMI-enthusiasts out there! I want to thank not only the amazing photographers who submitted their work but everyone who came to the party. We had a great time! I wanted to take a moment and share the contest winners with you all here on the blog...

1st Place - Forever 21 Prize: 5,000 Linden

2nd Place - Rhys Prize: 3,000 Linden

3rd Place - Astrellita Prize: 2,000 Linden

3rd Place - Kaylahny Prize: 2,000 Linden

Honorable Mention - Lestat

Honorable Mention - Kn0ck 0ut

The winners for this contest were chosen by 3 anonymous judges. We had so many amazing entries they picked two 3rd place winners as well as honorable mentions! Amazing job everyone, and congratulations winners! 

To collect your prizes contact me, Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet in Second Life.

If you didn't get a chance to stop by the party you can still check out all the spooktastic on display at LUMIPro's World Headquarters (2nd Floor).

Until next time... I hope everyone has a spooky and safe Halloween!

Monday, October 7, 2019

And We Have Landscapes!

Hello, all you LUMIPro enthusiasts! I want to apologize for not getting the favorites for the theme of the week out this weekend. Real-life had me by the horns! So let's not delay any longer...

These are just gorgeous! I would love to grab a glass of wine and visit each one of these places. Congratulations you two!

With everyone being so busy with the holidays I have decided to suspend the theme of the week for now. (I wanted to give everyone an opportunity to focus on the Halloween Contest.)

For all the details on the Halloween Contest check this blog post. I really hope everyone will participate, there are some great prizes! 

Well until next time... Happy Shooting!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

This Is Halloween... Halloween...

Witches, Goblins, and Ghouls... OH MY! With fall upon us Halloween is here, and to celebrate we thought it was time for another mixed gallery!

Just submit your Halloween themed photo with #Halloween2019 as a part of the title to LUMIPro's Flickr Group. You are allowed to submit as many photos as you like. You must be a LUMIPro owner and use the HUD in your photo. The deadline is extended to October 16th! I cannot wait to see what you all come up with! 

Details for the date and time of the gallery show will be announced. Oh but wait theres more...


A team of judges will pick their top 3 favorites!

1ST Prize = 5,000 lindens!
2ND Prize = 3,000 lindens!
3RD Prize = 2,000 lindens!

So get spooky, get creative, and happy shooting!