Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Little Contest Reminder!

Why hello everyone! I just wanted to pop in and remind everyone... there are 3 more days! If you don't know what I am talking about check out this post.

You can enter as many times as you like! Please remember that all rules must be followed for a valid entry. For details refer here. For any other questions or concerns contact me (Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet) in world. I can not wait to see what everyone comes up with! Don't forget the deadline is June 28th at 11:59PM SLT.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Re-create with a LUMIPro Contest!

I have been a bad Miss LUMPro, and it has been far too long since I visited with you guys, so I thought I would make it up to. How my going to do that, you ask. With a LUMIPro contest!

You guys have been asking for one, and I think this would be a great time to have some fun with it. So here's how it's going to work...

Stefan recently did a post about showing you a shot from start to finish, you can find that post here. The idea of this contest is to re-create your own version of this shot.

 (Without the logo pf course!)

The goal of the contest is not to do an exact re-creation, but to have fun with the concept. Use this shot as your inspiration. I know I wouldn't mind seeing a guy or two on a dance pole -winks-

To enter the contest you must upload your photo to LUMIPro's Flickr Group with the title "A Re-Creation with LUMIPro". Please make sure you use that title exactly. (It will make it easier for us to find contest entries). You're welcome to submit as many photos as you like.

There are only a couple of rules:
You must be a LUMIPro owner to enter.
You must use LUMIPro in each photo you enter.
We must be able to tell that it was inspired by the photo in this blog post.
The last day you can post an entry is June 28, 2016

I know you all must be dying to know what the prizes are so here we go...
1st Place: 5,000 Lindens
2nd Place: 3,500 Lindens
3rd Place: 2,000 Lindens
If we get a good number of entries we will also pick one person to receive a LUMIPro gift certificate that they can give to a friend.

Stefan and I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with! Remember to have fun, and of course use your favorite photography tool. Don't forget you have until June 28th!

Until next time... Happy Shooting!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Miss LUMIPro being her distracting self in my workshop

Saturday Morning Project

Every once in a while i get inspiration from a real life photo and go off to recreate it on Second Life.  Thought I'd share the project with you...

Here was the photo I wanted to get close to:

I started with a commercial pose purchased pose from evoLove and then used the Anypose to tweak the pose.

[evoLove] - Private Dancer No4 

Lighting was with a single projector and the three ball lights.  the projector was shot with a medium spotlight with the spherical gobo (#23).

The scene LUMIPro save/restore was super useful as i explored various camera angles and could go back and forth until I found what I liked.


About 15 minute shopping for the pose, 15 minutes tweaking the pose, 10 minutes hair,  15 minutes lighting and shooting, 15 minutes in photoshop.  

Although it only somewhat matches the initial target Real Life photo, the inspiration helps.    

See how cool SL is!??

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Obsession Exposed Gallery Relaunches!

Today is no muss no fuss because I have a great event to tell you about! The wonderful and the amazing Obsession Exposed Gallery reopens today! I am so excited to see them reopen their doors and a new location. To celebrate they will be doing a show featuring all of their past artist. I can't wait to see who shows up! The theme is reflections of the past and possibilities for the future. The gallery doors open today at 2 PM SLT. It promises to be an amazing time! So if you like art, or maybe second chance stories, I hope we will see you there.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

You Know You Love A... LUMIPro Spotlight!

*** She walks into the room her lace evening gown flowing with each movement of her hips. As she gets to the desk and turns several woman also in evening gowns enter the room. She smiles as they begin to hang canvases along the walls. Finally she turns to the crowd... ***

So the other day someone, not so gently, reminded me that I promised everyone a little for a spotlight. Well they were right and today is the day! Let's make this happen...

Shadows Of Temptation by Tatiana Alexandra

  Do you have a preferred method of removing my panties by Athena

Welcome Home by Rob McRae

Flowers by Reneesme Portland

Traveling by Ryanna Foxclaw

Zelda Farmers Daughter by Ima Hotone

Every time I get the chance to do a spotlight I am always shocked by the amount of talent we have in our community.Each one of you is just amazing! As always, if you are a user of LUMIPro, to get your chance to be featured in a spotlight be sure you are adding your work to our Flickr Group. We have some great things coming up this week so be sure to be on the lookout! While until next time... Happy Shooting!

*** With a smile and a wink she makes her way out of the sales gallery. ***

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.