Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sensual Art Gallery Opens and Features Several LUMIPro Artists!

Good morning everyone! I am excited to announce the launching of sensual Art Gallery. What makes this launch party so exciting? This gallery show features many of our very own artist, there are artists like; Angi Manners, Connie Arida, Lyr (Mdm. LUMIPro), Shui Shui, and Willi Som. I am so excited for each of them!

There will be to launch parties today and I hope all of you in the LUMIPro community will come out and show your support. It is always wonderful to see new things happening the support the art community of Second Life, but let me stop rambling so I can give you all the details...


Also at the request of the gallery proprietors clothes required and formal outfits are encouraged. I really hope to see you guys at one or both shows. I know I will be there! Well until next time... Happy Shooting!

**Correction** The 11-1pm party will be rescheduled. The 6-8pm party will be going forward as planned.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The LUMIPro Places Project Begins!!!

*** She slowly walks over to the door of the workshop her heels clicking across the wooden floor. Smiling she swings the door open, and motions for everyone to come in, but she does not address the room until she is sitting comfortably on Stefan's lap. ***

Stefan is working from home today so I thought I would let him sit in on our chat today. I am going to give you all something that you have been asking for, for a very long time. I am happy to announce that we are starting what I like to call the LUMIPro Places Project. This will be a place where you can share your favorite sims with fellow photographers. Isn't that exciting?! Now you can find that perfect sci-fi sim or maybe you are more of a cowboy, who knows?

In order for this to work we're going to need your help. Let's say you're roaming around Second Life and you find a great sim the you would love to share just fill out the Share Your Favorite Places To Take Photographs form. Please be sure to fill out the complete form. The more information you give us the easier it will be for people to find the sim they are looking for.

If you don't have a sim would like to add, but you're looking for a sim with just the right mojo check out our LUMIPro Places Project – Sim List. If a sim is no longer there or something is double listed please contact me (SamoanHoneyPot Resident) in world, and I will remove it from the list.

Either of these resources can be found on the right side of the LUMIPro Blog under Information and Help.

We are so excited to try this with all of you! I know this is something that you guys have wanted for a long time. Please keep in mind the LUMIPro places project is in its beta stage and there may be some bumps along the road. If you have any problems or questions please don't hesitate to ask! Please let all your friends know about this project so they cannot only contribute, but they can benefit from it as well. I can't wait to see what great locations you guys find!

While until next time... I think I am going to give Mr. LUMIPro a distraction while he works. Happy shooting everyone!

*** With a wink she slowly removes herself from Stefan's lap, shooing everyone from the room, there is a mischievous glint in her eyes as she shuts the door. ***

Friday, April 15, 2016

The One Thing I Can Never Resist... A LUMIPro Spotlight!

*** Walks into the room heels clicking on the hard floor; as she takes her seat at the desk you can see a mischievous smile on her face. Looking towards the door she motions for someone else to come into the room. In a single file line dashing men dressed in tuxedos come into the room each carrying a canvas. As they quietly begin to hang them on the walls she turns to everyone else in the room. ***

First I want to say thank you to everyone who helped make Stefan show an amazing success. He was so amazed to have all of your support. I will let him talk to you about it the next time he is able to sit down at this desk, and write on the blog for you all. Today I wanted to give you all another amazing spotlight. There are always so many wonderful photos, that you share on our Flickr page, I have a hard time choosing. Here are the ones that caught my eye this week...

Crazy? I Was Crazy Once... by Curtis Trevellion

 Me And My Shadow by Cindy Starostin

Waitingsomemore by Blythe Ocean

Wings by MelanyHerrera41 

 Dangerous Games by Scarlett Rhea

I was going to put more photos in the spotlight, but there were so many great ones I decided to break it into two. So later on this coming week, I will bring you another spotlight! Aren't these photos just amazing? All of you guys blow me away every day. If you are new to LUMIPro and wondering how you can get your work featured just add your works to our Flickr group. We always choose winners from our Flickr pool; if you are a LUMIPro user of course ;)

I can't wait to bring you guys more things very soon! Thank you for all the love and support. Well until next time... Happy Shooting!

*** Winks at the well-dressed man as they exit the room. Getting up she slowly examines each art piece before heading for the door. As she reaches the door she looks back over her shoulder to blow everyone a kiss. ***

Sunday, April 10, 2016

From Stefan...

Thought I'd give a sneak peak to the gallery show I'm doing today.  Its a mix of my SL and RL work.  But i took on this interesting self introspection of photography styles.  Here is a sneak peak.  Hope to see you all tomorrow at 2pm for the opening.  We've got a great DJ, plus of course, an audience with miss LUMIPro herself. lol
---Stefan :)



Saturday, April 9, 2016

Stefan Featured At Obsession Exposed Gallery!

Well I am so excited to announce that our very own Mr. LUMIPro has a gallery show tomorrow! He does some wonderful work, and of course it is all well lit! The show will not only feature his Second Life works, but his real life works as well.


Come see ''Perceptions'' by Stefan Buscaylet Sunday at 2pm SLT. We will have the musical stylings of DJ  Mesostopheles to keep everyone entertained. Whether you are an art lover, a LUMIPro lover, or both come meet the man himself. 

I am so excited for him, and I really hope to see you there! Here is your ride!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spotlights and Things!

Hello everyone! I got up today, and I decided, it is been far too long since you guys heard from me on the blog. I bet you guys have missed me horribly, right? What can I say, every once in a while real life gets the best of you, but it made it worth it to spend some time with Mr. LUMIPro himself. That is enough of my ramblings, let's talk about all of you. And our Eyes Wide Shut party to benefit the Relay for Life you guys raised $18,200 Lindens! Everyone did an amazing job! Don't forget that you can still visit the flash mob gallery we created that night. Feel free to have a look around the rest of the sim as well. Here is a landmark.

Now I want to move on to one of my favorite things... A LUMIPro spotlight! It is been far too long since we did one. Let's do it!

Spun Teacup by Spirit Eleonara

 Tomorrow Holds the Future by Stillsky Latte

 Rache & the Chair by Athena

 Monochrome by Abi Latzo

 Rain and Tears by Manuel Poza

 Magnets HD by Danni Ironfist

These are some wonderful photos! Remember spotlight photos are always selected from the LUMIPro Flickr group so be sure to share your work with us. Congratulations to all of our spot lighters this week! There is always exciting things happening at LUMIPro so be sure you keep your eye on the blog and our Facebook.

I am so glad I was able to take a little time today and reconnect with our community. I can't wait until the next blog entry, but until next time...  Happy Shooting!



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ok this is a big deal!!

So back in 2006 i was a photography conference in Las Vegas and this little company called NIK software was selling a set of photo filters that worked both with photoshop and standalone.  I paid $149 at the time for a single package of about 5-6 they sold.  When i first came into SL back in 2007 the NIK filters were the magic that helped make my SL photos pop and has been my goto tool of choice for a very long time.

So NIK, as a little side project, made a version than ran on Android called SnapSeed  (if you don't have it you should get it here for Andriod or IOS).  Google loved it so much they acquired the company.  Google had no idea what to do with the PC software so they started selling the complete package for $149 for all 7 aps.  It was cool for me in that since i purchased one of them i got the other 6 for free.  yay me!!

Well Google just blew my mind away and is now giving away the NIK collection for free!!  Holy Crap.  I'm seriously when i say you should have this set of tools for your SL work. 

You can get your *FREE* copy by clicking here