Monday, December 10, 2018

Let LUMIPro Light up Your Holidays!

*** Samantha walks into the room her arms full presents. Her heels make that very distinctive click sound against the floor. As she sits the presents on the desk you see several men following behind carrying a Christmas tree. As they start to put up the tree she turns towards you with a smile. ***

Hello everyone! As you can see the LUMIPro team is hard at work getting ready for the holidays. As I was wrapping presents this morning I was reminded what a great present LUMIPro can make! I thought this would be the perfect time to share the wonderful things LUMIPro has to offer.

What is LUMIPro?

LUMIPro is a professional grade lighting tool and yet easy to start using the day you buy it.

- Fine control of lighting and shadows
- Ability to pose yourself and/or all your models and groups as large as 10
- Ability to save your scene lighting, camera, pose, and eye position and restore it on another day, even with different models
- Create and save your own favorite colors
- Shoot anywhere without rez even on no-script sims.  Great for product designers and bloggers
- Hold 100s of your own purchased or created animation or use over 200 animations and exclusive mocaps from some of the grid’s best designers
- Updates are always FREE for life
Since I purchased my LUMIPro in 2013 I have seen some amazing work created by various artists. I am always in awe of the work people create using LUMIPro. Let me share just a couple...

These photos barely scratch the surface of what LUMIPro users have created. To see more check out the LUMIPro Flickr Group. You can also find us on Marketplace. Here are some of the reviews you will find...

Wonderful Customer Service
Posted November 29, 2018 by AJAJONES 5 stars
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys taking pictures! When the 18 update came out SL did not like me and it wouldn't deliver to me but the Support Staff worked their magic until I got my update... Excellent product and service!

Posted November 16, 2018 by Maireyalla 5 stars
THIS PRODUCT IS FREAKING AMAZING!!! It's not only helped out with A LOT of my photo's with lighting, but you can do poses ANYWHERE!!! Without rezzing items. Literally it's just in the hud on your screen. It's flipping amazing! and i'd buy 500 of them (if i could afford it XD) WORTH WORTH WORTH The money

Awesome Photo Lighting System!!
Posted July 17, 2017 by CarlWeed 5 stars
LUMIPro is by far, the best lighting system in SL for photography that I have found. I have several other photo studio systems but none have the capabilities that LUMIPro has for lighting control with color, intensity, positioning, casting shadows, etc. for your photo shoots. The biggest selling feature to me is having the ability to take your lighting anywhere in SL and use it, including the no-rez areas of SL. I wanted to get out of my portrait studio but proper lighting was a problem. Now I have great lighting anywhere I shoot in SL! Other bonuses of the system are being able to control multiple models from the HUD without having to instruct them to move or change positions or anything. The system has many great built in poses (not the cheap ones either) that will get you going in no time with very professional looking photos. The eye control system is also another great tool to assist in getting those eyes just right for your shot. If you are serious about capturing great professional photos in SL, this photo lighting system is well worth the investment. It will be the last one you will ever buy I think. The one tip I would give anyone who buys this system and does not have previous experience with earlier versions of LUMIPro is... take maybe 30 minutes or so of your time and watch all of the great video tutorials on their website. They run through many of the features, as there are many, and they will give you a much better understanding of what all you can do with this system without a lot of reading. I had never used LUMIPro before and this is what I did after I purchased it. Within no time, I was off and shooting some great photos with this system.My hats off to the creator and developer of this system. Nice job!!

If you still aren't sure if LUMIPro is for you why not try a fully functioning demo at LUMIPro's World Headquarters? If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet in world. Until next time... Be Bold, Be Creative, and Happy Shooting!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

LUMIPro Rings In The Holiday Season!

Every year LUMIPro likes to come out with some really cool holiday advertisements. Well, I was chatting with the LUMIPro Team, about the best way to bring in the holiday season, and only one thing came to mind... A contest! We have so many amazing artists in our community how can we not come to you guys! So here's how it will work...

We will be accepting contest entries until December 15th. (That gives you just 10 days to get those creative juices flowing!)

All photos must be holiday or winter themed. This does not necessarily have to mean just Christmas. We also know people celebrate things like Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. Think outside the box and have fun!

We will be using photos from this particular contest for our holiday advertisements. So here is a link to some of the LUMIPro logos and banners if you would like to use them.

All photos must be entered in the LUMIPro Flickr Group as well as the LUMIPro Contest Group with Holiday2018 somewhere in the title.

All photos entered into the contest must be downloadable (this makes our job easier) If they are not downloadable they will not be considered.

You are allowed to enter as many photos as you like just please make sure they follow LUMIPro's Community Content Standards

Also, don't forget this contest is open to LUMIPro users only.

Now onto the fun part... The prizes!

First Place will receive 6,000 Lindens and a LUMIPro gift certificate!
Second Place will receive 4000 lindens and a LUMIPro gift certificate!
Third Place will receive 2000 Linden and a LUMIPro gift certificate!

Our Halloween contest was such a success that I can't wait to see would you guys come up with this time! I know you guys will come up with something awesome. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact a LUMIPro Team member in world.

Until next time... Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Unique, and Happy Shooting!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Palais Orleans Gallery Opening!

I am excited beyond words to announce that Palais Orleans Art Studio and Designs is re-opening its doors on SL. Madison and the crew at Palais Orleans were early tutors of mine on art theory and how to properly run a gallery.  Madison also collaborated with me on a very first commercial release of LUMIPro. 

Her exhibit is of CK Dexter Howley and Juelle Robbaini (both are LUMIPro owners!)  I got a sneak peek of her gallery and it really is world class.  Go check it out.  You won't be disappointed!

Palais Orleans Presents 
Saturday December 1, 2018 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM SLT.

A Tribute To Vargas - by CK Dexter Howley

The Art of Ju - by juelle.robbiani

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday Spotlight!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday. I thought I would start my week off right with a LUMIPro Spotlight! Let's get started... 

The photos in LUMIPro's Flickr Group just blow me away. Congratulations to all the spotlighted artists! If you are a LUMIPro user, and you need an invite to the Flickr group, contact Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet inworld with your photostream.

If you love the photos you see, and you would like the chance to see what you can do with LUMIPro, try a fully functioning demo at LUMIPro World Headquarters.

Once again, congratulations everyone! Until next time... Happy Shooting!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LUMIPro Supports Restore The Shore!

I wanted to share information about an event that LUMIPro is proud to sponsor this weekend. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit victims of Hurricane Michael. Here is the information from the event's organizers:

A weekend of music to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Michael

6am – 6pm SLT

17/18 November

Party under the palm trees and listen to some of the best DJ’s in Second Life™ at this two-day music event to help raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Michael.

With a lineup of DJ’s playing all genres of music and raffle prizes from some of the biggest names in SL design, you can expect two days of fun and great music while helping a good cause.

100% of all donations received will be given to the Americares charity and their Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund and all DJ’s, creators, organizers, and supporters are giving their time for free to help make a difference.

Please support this event and join us for a fun weekend of music, prizes and partying at this tropical sim!

To see the full DJ lineup, please visit:

Raffle prizes kindly donated by:

LumiPro - Strokerz Toyz - Lapointe and Bastchild - Razor/// - Steelhead Outfitters - Xplicit Furnishings - Debauchery 

We are truly honored to be part of such a great cause, and we hope to see everyone there! Did I mention that there are LUMIPro gift certificates as a part of the raffle?!

Until this weekend... Happy Shooting!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Weekend Spotlight!

Happy Friday everyone! I thought I would kick off my weekend with a LUMIPro Spotlight. Let's do it!



Little Tyrant



Congratulations to all the spotlights! These are some awesome photographs! Well, have a fabulous weekend. Until next time... Happy Shooting!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

And The Winners Are...

I hope everyone is having a spooktastic Halloween! Our panel of judges has been hard at work this evening going through almost 300 contest entries. In all of the contests we have done over the years I found this to be one of the more difficult to judge. There were so many great entries. So many in fact we chose 4 winners!

1st Place - Uri Jefferson!

2nd Place - Inde-CYN-t Exposure!

3rd Place - KnOck Out!

4th Place - Kimi Eleonara!

These artists did such a fabulous job! Thank you to everyone that participated, and thank you for making this my favorite contest to date!

I love that we have such an active community. To receive your winnings do not forget to message me in world, Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet(samoanhoneypot).

Once again thank you to all who entered, and congratulations to the winners! Until next time... Happy Shooting!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Halloween Photo Contest!

Hello, lovelies! Stefan and I were having a chat, and we thought it would be fun to hold a last-minute Halloween contest. I cannot wait to see the photos everyone's come up with! So let's get to it, here are the rules... 

Each photo must be Halloween in theme. 
Each person entering the contest must be a LUMIPro owner.
A person can enter as many photos as they like.
Each contest entry must use LUMIPro in some way. (Photoshop is allowed)
To enter put your photo and LUMIPro's Flickr Pool with the tag Halloween2018 (one word).

If you have any questions or need an invite to the Flickr group please don't hesitate to contact me in world. Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet (samoanhoneypot)

Also, don't worry if you've already done a Halloween themed photo just be sure to at the tag!

Now let's get to the best part... The prizes!
1ST Place: $5,000L
2ND Place: $3,000L
3RD Place: $2,000L

We will be accepting entries until 5PM SLT on the 31ST, and winners will be announced on the night of October 31ST. Please make sure that your contest entries follow our community content standards. Once again don't forget the tag Halloween2018, without it I while not be able to find your entries.

I cannot wait to see all of the spookiness! Good luck everyone! Until next time... Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Spotlight Spotlight!

Hello LUMIlovers! I hope everyone is having a fabulous October. I was just taking a peek through LUMIPro's Flickr Pool, and I thought it would be the perfect time to share a new spotlight. Here we go!







Congratulations to each artist featured! I am always amazed by the talent I see from LUMIPro users. You guys are awesome!

Remember, whether or not you are currently a LUMIPro user, you can always drop in my box with any questions or concerns. Here's how to find me in world: Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet (samoanhoneypot)

If you haven't tried LUMIPro yet you can find a fully functioning demo at LUMIPro's World Headquarters. We can also be found on Marketplace.

Well, I think I will let everyone go for now. Until next time... Happy Shooting!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Here Is Another LUMIPro Spotlight!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I thought I would end my weekend with a LUMIPro Spotlight! Without too many words, let's do this! 








I love all of the photos I see each time I look at LUMIPro's Flickr. I am so impressed with the artists featured in today's spotlight. Congratulations to each of you!

At any time, whether you already own LUMIPro or you want to know more, contact me. You can find me in world under Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet (samoanhoneypot).

If you would like to try a fully functioning demo of LUMIPro 18 check out LUMIPro World Headquarters.

You can also find us on the marketplace.

I hope to hear from some of you soon! Once again congratulations to each of our spotlights!

Until next time... Happy Shooting!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

LUMIPro Spotlight!

Hey everyone! I apologize for my absence, but I have been moving in real life. Fun right? Well, I thought to celebrate being able to be back online with everyone I would do a LUMIPro Spotlight. Let's get this started without delay!

Congratulations to each of you! There are always so many great photos it is hard to choose. I hope everyone is enjoying LUMIPro 18. Now that I am back in action if you need anything contact me.  Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet (samoanhoneypot)

Until next time... Happy Shooting!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

LUMIPro 18 Is Here!

So as many of you noticed we quietly released LUMIPro 18! I know what many people's first thought is... ''Oh no do I have to pay for a new copy?" Of course not! Updates are always FREE!

If that is not your first thought I bet it is "What's new?" This release is all about color! Have you ever worked really hard on a photoshoot saved your pose, your eye position, your camera angle, and then thought "I wish I could keep this color for later." Well, now you can!

For a little more information check out the video Stefan created when we released the first LUMIPro 18 Beta. Click Here. (More videos to come soon!) We also have some wonderful NEW poses contributed by Ardent Poses & More, Image Essentials, ...: Something New :..., WESTSIDE and .:Z&E Poses:. Be sure to check them out. They did an amazing job!  TexasRob McRae also hooked us up with new projector gobos!

So how do you get your new update? If you currently use LUMIPro just attach your LUMIPro 2017 and click Yes! When it asks if you would like to update. You can also make the transition from the old to the new easier by using the backup server. Here is a video on how it works.

If you are wondering if LUMIPro is right for you try a fully functioning demo at LUMIPro World Headquarters. You can also purchase LUMIPro at the Headquarters or on Marketplace.

The LUMIPro team would like to thank everyone for their support and understanding as we put this release out around our real lives. From our users to our beta testers and contributors, we could not do it without each of you!

Well as I always say...

Until next time... Happy Shooting

Friday, July 6, 2018

Here Is A Little...

Hello everyone Stefan and I know that everyone is dying for news on the release of LUMIPro 18. We are working as fast as we can, around our crazy real-life schedules, to get it to you. We should have all of the important details ironed out this weekend! While you wait I thought I would share something...

While you wait don't forget that the beta release candidate is available for current LUMIPro users to test. Click the kiosk at LUMIPro World Headquarters. If you are not currently an owner you don't have to wait until the new release to purchase. Updates are always free!

Stefan and I can not wait to share LUMIPro 18 with each of you! Until then... Happy Shooting!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

LUMIPro Beta Testing Opened Up!

Happy weekend everybody! I have some great news to share with everyone this weekend. We are opening up beta testing to everyone! To get your copy of the new beta...
Wear your current LUMIPro HUD
Click the beta kiosk, not the demo board, by the desk (one person at a time)
Click the help button
Click the about button

For details of the beta and the changes around color favorites, you can watch the beta video here.

You will receive the beta HUD as well as a note card please make sure you give it a read. Remember beta testing is only available to current owners. If you are worried about whether you should purchase now or wait just remember updates are always FREE!

We are on target to release the new LUMIPro at the end of June or beginning of July. I cannot wait for you guys to see it! We have some great animation and pose creators doing some awesome work for us.

If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to jump in my box. Until next time... Happy Beta Testing!

Monday, May 21, 2018

LUMIPro Spotlight Time!

Hello everybody! I know everyone is waiting patiently, or maybe impatiently, for the newest LUMIPro. There is no need to worry because it is on the way! We have some fabulous pose designers doing some great work for us. I am excited for everyone to see what they are coming up with!

In the meantime, I have been seeing some wonderful photography on LUMIPro's Flickr Page. That inspired me to do one of our famous LUMIPro Spotlights! So here we go...

There are always so many awesome photos, and even videos, that it is hard to choose just a few. Congratulations to all the artists chosen for this spotlight! You guys are amazing!

If you are taking a look at this blog post, and you would like to know more about LUMIPro check us out in these places...

Try a fully functioning demo at LUMIPro World Headquarters. We can also be found on the Second Life Marketplace.

Please contact Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet with any questions you may have. Remember updates are always free!

Until next time... Happy Shooting!