Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fun in the Sun Winners and a PSA!

Hello there all of you awesome Second Lifers! As you all know LUMIPro recently held a Fun in the Sun Photo Hunt. This was with the support of our cosponsors Strokerz Toyz and the Hard Alley Social Club. Some people have questioned the integrity of the contest. I would encourage everyone instead of starting rumors if you have a concern please contact us. I would also like to remind everyone that just because someone enters a contest it is never guarantee that they will win. There were so many great entries it was really difficult to only choose four. The semi finalist were chosen by a panel of judges made up of the sponsors. The finalist were then chosen, from that list, by the LUMIPro Team. Please remember that we do these contest not ourselves but to support the artistic expression of others. Due to some disqualifications the winners list has been revised. I want you guys to always know that our community is very important to us. When a mistake is made we will always do our best to make it right. I think that is enough heavy stuff for one blog post let's get to the winners!

Grand Prize: Renee Portland

First Prize: Nicasio Ansar

 Second Prize: Razor Cure 

  Third Prize: Harper Lexington

 Honorable Mention: Marina Medeiros

Congratulations to our winners! To collect your prizes please contact Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet. Once again I encourage everyone to be a good sport, and as always if you have questions or concerns, please contact me. Since there were so many great photos we also wanted to share the semi-finalists with everyone. Here we go! (In alphabetical order)

Anyka Aiséirí

Arinarose

  Carley Noonan

Cindy J

Cross Aura 

 Danni Bluebird

  Eriko Littlebird


Hania Amidst


Harper Lexington

Myra Wildmist

PixL Studios!

  Tim Gagliano

Congratulations to each of you! With everyone's continued love, support, and good sportsmanship we look forward to running contest like this in the future! Until next time... Happy Shooting!

 

 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Last Chance To Enter The Fun In The Sun Photo Hunt!

I just wanted to remind everyone that today is the final day to get your entries in for the Fun in the Sun Photo Hunt. We will stop taking entries at 11:59PM SLT. So get to it!

For more information on the rules and prizes check out this blog post.
  
There are 3 things to remember:
The photo hunt is open to EVERYONE!
All of the rules must be followed for am entry to be valid.
Each of the prize certificates will be transferable.

I will see you guys soon! Until next time... Happy Shooting!



 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Fun in the Sun Photo Hunt is Almost Over!!!

Hello all you wonderful people! I just wanted to send out a quick reminder that today is the last day for the Fun in the Sun Photo Hunt! I can't believe that it's almost over, but you know what comes next? We pick the winners! Don't forget entries will stop being accepted at 11:59 PM SLT on the 18th. I also want to remind you that this contest is open to EVERYONE so tell your friends.

For a reminder of the rules and prizes please check this blog post. I would like to thank our cosponsors for helping us make this a great event for you guys, we couldn't have done it without them!

I look forward to seeing all of the photos tonight! Until then... Happy shooting (while you have the chance)!




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

4 Days Left To Go!

Hello everyone! I wanted to take a little bit of time and remind you guys about the Fun in the Sun Photo Hunt. There are only four days left! We have some great entries so far, but I would love to see more. Here is a recap of the contest details...

First of all what is a photo hunt? The idea is you pick a sim, and all contest entry photos must be taken on whatever Sim was chosen. For our very first photo hunt we will be using Vice Beach. You are welcome to use the entire sim is not just limited to the beach area.

Now let's talk about those pesky rules:
  • All photos must be taken on Vice Beach or the other half of the sim Strokerz Toyz.
  • All contest entries must be submitted to the Fun in the Sun Flickr Group.
  • Entries will be accepted from September 3rd to September 18th (Any entries submitted before or after will not be accepted)
  • All of the entries must be RAW shots. (You are welcome to crop your photos, but no other post processing with programs such as Gimp and Photoshop is allowed.)
  • Please include your Second Life name in the description of your photos.
  • You can submit as many photos as you like. 
  • The contest is open to everyone! Even people who haven't tried LUMIPro yet can enter. So tell your friends!
And of course we can't forget the awesome prizes!
  • The grand prize winner will receive 10,000 lindens and a custom single avatar mocap sponsored by Strokerz Toyz and LUMIPro.
  • The first Place winner will receive a gift certificate for the LUMIPro 2016 (winner of two consecutive Avi Choice Awards for Favorite Photography/Media Tool). 
  • The second place winner will receive a custom couple pose sponsored by Strokerz Toyz.
  • The third place winner will receive a photo shoot sponsored by Hard Alley Social Club.
*All prizes are transferable*

I know you guys are going to do amazing! Please remember that all rules must be followed for an entry to be valid. Also if you use an in world filter, it is not required, but if he can let us know in the description it would be appreciated.

Don't forget the contest ends on the 18th, and tell your friends!

Until next time... Happy Shooting!





 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Introducing Lady LUMIPro!

*** As you walk into the studio you notice a woman with dark hair in a suit. She is standing on her tiptoes hanging a frame, before you can ask who she is Samantha walks around the corner. ***

Oh hello! I wasn't expecting anyone today. Let me go ahead and introduce you...

*** She walks over to the woman you don't recognize, grabs her hand and urges her towards the front of the room. *** 

This is Raven, and I am happy to announce she is joining the LUMIPro team! She will be running the gallery we are about open, as well as being my awesome assistant. She has been a wonderful part of the Buscaylet Family for a long time, and we are excited to add her to the LUMIPro Family!

Lady LUMIPro - Ravenlynn Buscaylet-Gascoigne

Feel free to say hello! Our first featured artist will be TexasRob McRae, but more details about that will be coming soon! 

Also don't forget there is still time to enter the Fun in the Sun Photo Hunt.

Well we had better get back to work so until next time... Happy Shooting!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Fun in the Sun Starts Today!

Hello all of you amazing people! I just wanted to send out a reminder that the Fun in the Sun Photo Hunt begins today! We are kicking it off with the 50/60s beach party tonight at 7 PM SLT. There will be exclusive gifts you can only receive at the party. I hope to see you all there! I must admit I am very excited about this event. The party as well as the photo hunt is open for everyone to participate so bring your friends along.

To find out all the details about the contest check this blog post. All rules must be followed for contest entries to be valid. 

This event would not be possible without the sponsorship of Strokerz Toyz and the Hard Alley Social Club. I want to thank them for all the support.


I need to go take care some last-minute preparations, and I will see you all tonight! Oh I almost forgot here is your limo to the party.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Details Released for the Fun in the Sun Photo Hunt!

*** As you teleport in you see a beach that stretches as far as the eye can see. As you look across the horizon you see a stage that was built out of an old truck. As you walk closer you see a woman in a vintage swimsuit that can you over. She tosses a beach ball at you with a mischievous grin on her face. ***

Oh hi there! We are just getting set up for the party this Saturday. You are dying for details? Well I guess I can let the cat out of the bag. This Saturday we will be kicking off our Fun in the Sun photo hunt! LUMIPro is super excited to be partnering with Strokerz Toyz and Hard Alley Social Club for our very first photo hunt.

What is the idea behind a photo hunt and how does it work? The idea is you pick a sim, and all contest entry photos must be taken on whatever Sim was chosen. For our very first photo hunt we will be using Vice Beach. You are welcome to use the entire sim is not just limited to the beach area. To get you guys started let me break down the rules for you....
  • All photos must be taken on Vice Beach or the other half of the sim Strokerz Toyz.
  • All contest entries must be submitted to the Fun in the Sun Flickr Group.
  • Entries will be accepted from September 3rd to September 18th (Any entries submitted before or after will not be accepted)
  • All of the entries must be RAW shots. (You are welcome to crop your photos, but no other post processing with programs such as Gimp and Photoshop is allowed.)
  • Please include your Second Life name in the description of your photos.
  • You can submit as many photos as you like. 
  • The contest is open to everyone! Even people who haven't tried LUMIPro yet can enter. So tell your friends!
 Now to the biggest question I know each of you is begging to ask... What could we win?
  • The grand prize winner will receive 10,000 lindens and a custom single avatar mocap sponsored by Strokerz Toyz and LUMIPro.
  • The first Place winner will receive a gift certificate for the LUMIPro 2016 (winner of two consecutive Avi Choice Awards for Favorite Photography/Media Tool). 
  • The second place winner will receive a custom couple pose sponsored by Strokerz Toyz.
  • The third place winner will receive a photo shoot sponsored by Hard Alley Social Club.
*All prizes are transferable*

The kick off party is on Saturday September 3rd @ 7pm SLT 
The party theme is 50/60s beach party.
Costumes are encouraged but not required.
DJ Mesostopheles will be rocking some great music everyone!
We will be giving away gifts that you can only get at the party!
 REMEMBER EVERYONE is invited! 

I am super excited to see everyone at the kick off party! I want to say thank you to Strokerz Toyz and Hard Alley Social Club for working with us.

Now shoo while we get everything ready! ;)