Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Simple Hello

*** Walks into the room shaking the snow off before going to sit on the couch under a big fluffy blanket. ***

Oh hello everyone! I am not sure why I am bugging you guys today except to say I hope you had a very Happy Holiday! It has been freezing in my neck of the woods, but I have been thinking about you all. I will be back to work helping you guys very soon.

If Santa did not bring you the LUMIPro you were hoping for why not treat yourself to a present?

We can be found in-world and on marketplace. If you need any help or have questions contact Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet. Well I am going to snuggle up and keep warm. Have a great weekend! Until next time... Happy Shooting!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

I Hear Santa Is On His Way...

*** She shuffles into the sales gallery, in her soft fluffy Christmas pajamas, carrying a plate of homemade cookies and a large glass of milk. Gently placing them on the table she turns to the crowd. *** 

Shhh, I heard Santa Clause is coming to LUMIPro. I wonder have you all been naughty or nice this year?

*** Giggles ***

Well if you are still trying to decide what to ask Santa for last minute, why not a LUMIPro?

It is the gift that will light up your holidays and beyond! If Santa needs directions we can be found in-world and on marketplace. If you don't go to sleep I hear he won't come if you all are still here. Don't worry I will keep watch. Well until next time... Happy Holidays and Happy shooting!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Suggestion From Miss LUMIPro!

*** Walks into the room her arms full of packages, after placing them on the desk and sliding out of her coat, she turns to face the room. ***

Hey everyone! I was just doing some last minute Christmas shopping. What, you haven't finished either? Have you thought about giving your friends the gift of amazing photography with their very own LUMIPro 2016?

I think the ad says it all... What could be better than giving the gift of light? Also don't forget we have a great group and tutorials to help along the way! To learn more about LUMIPro 2016 check out the overview video. If you need any help or have any questions feel free to contact me, Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet. 

Well I have more shopping to do, but I wanted to help all those last minute shoppers out there. Until next time... Happy shopping... and shooting!

*** Grabs her jacket and saunters to the door before turning to give a wave a smile. *** 

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Big Thank You From LUMIPro To You!

*** Skips into the new flash mob gallery in her pajamas carrying pillows and a blanket. Laying them out she has a seat, before looking up. ***

I am so glad you are all here! I know it is late, but I just had to take a moment to thank everyone. Each one of you helped to make the release of LUMIPro 2016 amazing!

Still need to get your hands on LUMIPro 2016? If you are a current user just wear your old hud, and a new one will be sent to you. If you don't currently own a LUMIPro you can try a fully functioning demo in our sales gallery. LUMIPro is also available on marketplace

We still have some canvases left at the LUMIPro 2016 Flash Mob Gallery if any of our users would like to put up a photo. If any of you amazing bloggers write about the new LUMIPro please let me know. I would love to share them with others. 

Now to thank some amazing people who helped us make this release possible, To all of our beta testers, thank you for all you did! This release would not be what it is without you. To our amazing animation creators: IMAGE ESSENTIALS, KaTink, {NANTRA}, ...: Something New :..., and Variposa thank you! Thanks to all their hard work LUMIPro 2016 has some exclusive animations! We also can't forget the 28 amazing gobos contributed by our very own TexasRob McRae!

I also want to thank the amazing people who helped me make the release party spectacular. To Mochi, thank you for taking time away from designing to help me put together the venue. If you ever need an amazing event DJ, Ambrosous Core is the man to see! I also have to thank you to BabyGirlnDaddy2 for helping me look beautiful at the party. 

So many thank yous; but don't worry, I didn't forget our amazing users! We are so humbled that you let us be a part of your artistic expression each day. We are so thankful for each of you! At LUMIPro we pledge to continue bringing the best tool and community experience we can.

I think it is my bed time so... Happy Shooting!

*** With a small wave and a smile she reaches up to turn out the light. *** 

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Time Has Come...

That is right... 2016 has finally arrived! Well sort of. The much anticipated LUMIPro release will be out tomorrow! If you need an update all you need to do is wear your old hud. 

Here is what you can expect in the newest update:

  • A whole new preset system! Not only can you save your favorite lighting presets, but you can also save your pose, your eye position, and your camera! Talk about possibilities!
  •     You can now pose up to 8 models, including yourself! It looks like it is time for some great group shots.
  •     The sit ball now has it's very own control right from the hud! No more giving up that perfect angle to re position your model.
  •     The backup server has been completely reworked! Now you can choose what you want to save or restore whether it be presets, poses, or both.
  •     You can now turn off all your lights with just one click of the handy power button!
  •     We have 50 new animations from some of the best pose designers in Second Life!
  •     We also now have 28 gobos!
  •     And much more! 

We could not have done it without the help of our amazing contributors, whether it was reporting bugs, creating gobos, or making poses. Thank you everyone for your amazing support!

Now to talk about something I know you all are looking forward to as much as I am... The release party! Here is how the flash mob gallery works, when you get to the party you can just buy your canvases for 0 linden and slide your favorite photo on the front face. (No more than three canvases per person, please). We will be having The Old Bull there to bring you that party flow. Please feel free to dress in costume or not. We want everyone to enjoy LUMIPro's very own version of the Moulin Rouge! There will be two party times, 12PMSLT and 7PMSLT. Everyone is welcome!

Here is your ride.

We can't wait to see you all there with your new LUMIPro 2016!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

LUMIPro 2016 Is Coming....

*** Walks into the room in her silver and black corset while a red, green, and blue ball float around her. Pulling a small hud from her purse you can see the inscription "LUMIPro 2016'' as she presses the hide button making balls disappear. *** 

Oh hello everyone! I know it has been way to long since I spoke with everyone, but we have been working hard to get the newest release ready. Guess what, it is finally here! On December 12th all you have to do is wear your current version of LUMIPro and you will be handed LUMIPro 2016 for free! Is that not awesome?! Lets talk about some of the great new things you will find in 2016:

  • A whole new preset system! Not only can you save your favorite lighting presets, but you can also save your pose, your eye position, and your camera! Talk about possibilities!
  • You can now pose up to 8 models, including yourself! It looks like it is time for some great group shots.
  • The sit ball now has it's very own control right from the hud! No more giving up that perfect angle to re position your model.
  • The backup server has been completely reworked! Now you can choose what you want to save or restore whether it be presets, poses, or both.
  • You can now turn off all your lights with just one click of the handy power button!
  • We have 50 new animations from some of the best pose designers in Second Life! 
  • We also now have 28 gobos!
  • And much more!

We would like to thank all of our amazing contributors that have helped to make this release possible! In poses we have the amazing IMAGE ESSENTIALS, KaTink,{NANTRA}, ...: Something New :..., and Variposa. They all did some great animations! TexasRob McRae also did all of the wonderful gobos! We also want to say a quick thank you to all of our beta testers! We couldn't do this without you.
Oh and I almost forgot one very important thing... It is party time! Come celebrate with the LUMIPro team in Moulin Rouge style! Also don't forget to pick out your favorite photos for our flash mob gallery. Details and landmarks will be sent out soon so keep your eyes open! 

We will see you all very soon... Happy Shooting!

*** Winks and walks out of the room to go play with her new LUMIPro. ***

Monday, November 30, 2015

Beta Is Really Close

(just a reminder that updates are always free)

Sharing a quick shot from beta testing tonight.  We went to a random sim we've never been to today and found this one car parked in the corner of the garage.  Only had to derez 2 lights.  We were lucky they allowed limited time rez, but once Sammie sat on a sitball it wont return.  She also wore the wearable projector.  By the end we have 9 presets from this shoot i'll likely recycle again at some later point.  We're getting close to release.   Pose from a vista animations AO that i raided and stuffed in my HUD.  :D

Friday, November 13, 2015

And A 1... And A 2... And A Beta 3!

*** Walks into the room with a mischievous smile and a list. Taking a seat at the desk she sits the list down before looking up at the crowd. ***

I know everyone has been anxious and waiting for beta 3; well it is here! First here is the list of our new testers...

Ansel Artful
Aprilsue Resident
Benvinudo Moskalev
Briidee Resident
Cyrece Delicioso
djldyh3ll adored
Ember Adored
Felizitas Barbosa 
Heidi Rewell
Janie Delicioso
Megz Xevious
MokaTana Boa
Neda Andel
Nick99 Razor
Oliviamarie Resident
Rissa Bolissima
Selene Starflare
Sir Silentghost
Tallyesin Resident
Tiviyah Resident

Congratulations to you all! To all of our current beta testers just wear your beta 2 and you should update. To all of our new testers message me in world for your hud. We are still looking for animation creators to be a part of LUMIPro 2016; if you are interested please message me in world. Also if you are a blogger who would like to interview Stefan please fill out this form. Well I think that is enough for today. Until next time... Happy Shooting!


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Playing with LUMIPro 2016 beta (and miss LUMIPro :D)

So I normally let Sammie take the lead on this blog and i've  kept my chatter on the beta over on the beta blog( but i thought i'd share a little about the beta with everyone.  I spent much of yesterday and today (probably about 16-18 hours) making the camera save work not only in the exact spot you saved the preset, but also to take that camera position in world and compute the current relative positon of the camera to the Avi.  There are some subtle limitations of the SL scripting language about what the server vs client knows about avi position etc.  It was some seriously bad ass math shit i had to work out.  I hated 3D math in college frankly  lol.  I threw my arms up in the air several times. It got even more frustrating when i made about 2 hours of code changes and SL crashed and i lost the entire prim with the code it it.  Always fun to invest in this stuff twice (NOT).  But i plowed through all it and today i took the new hud with the new capability that i took out into other sims for a first test spin.  Just picked an fairly random (although really cool) place on the destination guide with samme and shot.  This is the photo we decided to publish.  Sammie is wearing ball lights as well as the wearable projector which i used only to create a soft background light for the room.  This photo is raw from SL except for a quick crop in Photoshop.

I hopefully will release beta 3 in about a week and the goal is the full product release will be during the holiday season.   Sammie is collecting names of LUMIPro owners that want to be part of the beta 3 and beyond checkout.   Also we're working to refresh some of the animations sold mostly as demos.  If you know of any pose designers that want to trade a few poses in the hud for some publicity on our side, let Sammie know.

Model:  miss LUMMIPro (aka Sammie)
Location:  (a no rez sim)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

LUMIPro 2016 Beta Testers Announced... Round 2!

*** Walks into the room carrying the much anticipated list of beta testers to be added in round two. Smiling she turns to the crowd. *** 

Why hello everyone! Guess what? Stefan finished LUMIPro 2016 Beta 2 early! Don't worry if you have been testing beta 1 just wear your hud and it should update for you. I will be passing out huds to our new beta testers this evening. If your name is on the list just message Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet (SamoanHoneyPot Resident) in world and I will get you your hud!

*** Shuffles around looking for the list she put down. Finding it she picks it up and pins it to the wall. ***

I wouldn't want to lose that you all might smack me. Well here it is list number 2...

Apryl Twist
 Danelle Windlow
Eli Braveheart
Elroy Click
Hannibal Rotaru
Hollie Bulmer
Hondo Waco
Kaleb Appletor
LiamSaxony Resident
Lyrical Ember
Mina Nakamura
Petr Vanbeeck
Raindance Broadfoot
Ravenlynn Templar
Roxi Richez
Savannah Porterfield
Setsuko Mochizuki
Shelmark Resident
Sin Dielli
Sumomo Cheri
Synful Aeon
Vamerya Vallejo
Wild Bedrosian

A huge congratulations to each of you! If you are still interested in beta testing just fill out the form here. Please remember that you must be a current LUMIPro owner to apply. If you are one of our many readers who is interested in LUMIPro, but hasn't taken the plunge, because you are worried you won't get the update... Don't worry LUMIPro updates are always free! Well I think that is all for now, until next time... Happy Shooting!

*** Skips back to Stefan's workshop to await all of the excitement and sneaks into chat. ***


Sunday, November 1, 2015

It Is The Big Day... LUMIPro 2016 Beta Testers Announced Round 1!

*** Walks into the room holding the list that everyone has been waiting for. Grinning with excitement, she pins it up for all to see. ***

Well I know everyone is anxiously awaiting the news so I will get right to it; here is the list of testers for our first round of beta. Congratulations to you all...

Addison Summerwind
Aerlon Resident
Aida Lundquist
Asa Vordun
Babiikitten Resident
BroderickLogan Resident
CandiceTorra Resident
Carley Noonan
Gwen Enchanted
Harry Lamplugh
Jackson Redstar
Jadelyn McAuley
Jenjen Sommerfleck
Kerena Zhangsun
Meryll Panther
Nirrad Pond
Peep Sideshow
Queenbmommi Resident
Ryanna Foxclaw
Texasrob Resident
Ukemochi Resident
Val Caxton
Victoria Lenoirre

Beta testers if you could please message me in world I will pass you the new hud! Please bookmark LUMIPro's Beta Blog so we can keep you informed. I will be writing a blog post on the beta blog today for all our testers. Also make sure you are in the group we will be giving a beta tester tag.

If you do not see your name on the list? Don't worry we will be adding more testers for beta 2! You can apply here.

Stefan and I are so excited, and we can't wait to hear what everyone thinks!  Congratulations again beta testers! Well until next time... Happy Shooting!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tricks, Treats, Winners, and Beta Testers... Oh My!

*** Saunters into the LUMIPro Sales Gallery in her barista custome with her coffee and a grin. Taking a coffee maker from the cabinet behind the desk she places it on the desktop and turns on. Finally she turns to the crowd with a smile. ***

First off, Happy Halloween everyone! We hope that you are having a great holiday filled with lots of fun and candy. Today is going to be a short and sweet post with just a few announcements. Lets get started... 

We want to send out a big congratulations to Winona Jr (shafalisa Resident) for winning the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Photo Contest. One of the prizes she got to take home was a LUMIPro! Welcome to the family Winona! Here is a look at her winning photo.

Thank you again Leala Spire for letting LUMIPro contribute to this event. We love to support causes like this when we can.

In other news if you have not signed up to be a beta tester for LUMIPro 2016 there is still time. To get your ticket on the beta train just fill out this form. It looks like tomorrow is going to be the big day, but shhh do not tell Stefan I told you. We are so excited to get this new update in users hands and see what everyone thinks. Well I think that is all for now until tomorrow... Happy tricks, treats, and shooting!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sign Up To Beta Test LUMIPro 2016!

*** Walks out of the Second Life chat and onto the blog carrying a form fresh off the presses. *** 

Well I wasn't going to post this until later this evening; but what can I say the amazing people in our group inspire me. Everyone has been begging to know when they can test the beta of the new LUMIPro 2016. Well the time is finally here! To be a part of the experience just fill out the Beta Test Form. Beta huds will be handed out to each user who is selected on the day testing opens. Well good luck everyone and like always... Happy Shooting!

*** Gets ready to watch the frenzy as she hits the publish button with a big grin on her face. ***

**Please remember that only current owners are eligible to be beta testers.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

LUMIPro Supports Photos For A Cure!

*** Walks into the broken half gone LUMIPro sales gallery and looks up at everyone's surprised faces. Walking to the desk her heels click against the floor before she has a seat. Look back up at all the confused faces she again smiles. ***

Oh, that small mishap? It is only half of a building... We think Second life might have done voodoo magic to make it disappear. We should have it back up soon. In other exciting news I want to tell you about a great photo contest going on at the moment. It is The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Photo Contest! While we here at LUMIPro were unable to sponsor this year, we were pleased to donate a LUMIPro Photography Hud as a part of the first prize! The sponsors this year are Skyy Games and Paramour Studios, the theme for the photos this year is ''The Beauty Within.'' For rules and details please check out their blog. The contest only goes until the 18th so get those shutters going! 

Stefan and I are always happy to support events like this. If you have an event you would like us to get involved in. Please just drop me, Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet, a detailed note card and we will see what we can do. Well good luck in the contest, and until next time... Happy Shooting!

*** She slowly gets up from her chair straightens her skirt and walks to the door her hips swaying as she goes. She pauses for a moment before turning back with a mischievous gleam in her eyes. ***

Oh before I forget, we are shooting to have the new beta out this coming week... I love a good tease, don't you? I will be seeing you guys soon!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How About We Catch Up With A LUMIPro Spotlight!

*** She walks into the sales gallery her red heels clicking on the floor as several men dressed for a black tie event follow behind with large photographs. Sitting at the front desk, she nods to the men and they begin hanging the new artwork. Slowly she looks up tossing her red hair over her shoulder. ***

Oh, I didn't know anyone was here. I am sorry you guys haven't seen me, I have been dealing with a stomach ulcer, yay bland diets! Well I am doing better, and I realized the people must be craving a LUMIPro Spotlight. So here you go...

I just love all of these photos! Thank you for your patience everyone. We are back! As always if you need any help I am always a message away. Also if you have any issues getting a LUMIPro demo just let me know. Well until next time... Happy Shooting!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Little Late But Here It Is... The Last Sharing Of Art!

I was sitting here thinking about what interesting things I could bring to you all this week, well Stefan is away on business, and I realized I never did get to finish sharing all of the art with you that we had at Obsession Exposed Gallery last month. Computer issues and reformatting can be rather distracting. They are just to good not to share, so here we go...

I want to take the time to thank all of our great users who share their amazing works in LUMIPro's Flickr group. I also want to thank the people at Obsession Exposed Gallery for hosting the show. Although our show is ending a new show featuring the works of Ryanna Foxclaw opens on the 12th at noon SLT. She is a new LUMIPro user so lets show her lots of support. If you need any help or have questions I am always just a message away. 

Until next time... Happy Shooting!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Sharing Of Art - Take Eight!

This month has been so great for me getting to share the variety of LUMIPro artists. It has been so great to work with the people at Obsession Exposed Gallery for this unique show. If you have not seen it there is still about a week left so please go check it out! Before you do though lets take a peek at some more art...

I really loved this line up of photographs. Thank you for sharing it with me you guys! I really do hope you guys will go see the show. Remember all of the photos were selected from our Flickr Group. So to all of our users if you aren't sharing your work yet, please do! If you aren't a user yet and would like to know more feel free to try a demo in our LUMIPro Sales Gallery. Thank you for letting me share with you guys today. Until next time... Happy Shooting!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Sharing Of Art - Take Seven!

It is time for another amazing installment of a sharing of art. So what do you all say we just get right to it...

Please if you have not already take time to see the show. It is such a unique collection of art. To go have a peek click here. Also don't forget you can try a LUMIPro demo at our sales gallery. As always feel free to comment here or on Facebook. Well until next time... Happy Shooting!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Sharing Of Art - Take Six!

*** Skips into OES gallery with a grin. *** 

Hello everyone! Well I bet you all can guess why I am here... It is a time to show you all more great art! Lets do it...

Please if you have not already take time to see the show. It is such a unique collection of art. To go have a peek click here. Also don't forget you can try a LUMIPro demo at our sales gallery. As always feel free to comment here or on Facebook. Well until next time... Happy Shooting!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Sharing Of Art - Take Four And Five!

Well I was a distracted miss LUMIPro, and I have not done a sharing of art in a few days. So today I thought I would give you a double dose. Here we go...

Corinne Hellendale 

I really love all of the amazing each of you create. Keep snapping and remember photography is a journey! If you have not had a chance to see the show there is still time. Check it out at the OES Gallery. To try a free demo of LUMIPro check out our sales gallery. I look forward to sharing more with you all. As always feel free to comment here or on Facebook. Well until next time... Happy Shooting!