Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Happy Holidays from Us to You!

We want to wish you the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of holidays. May you have an amazing day with friends and family. So and may Santa Claus put a LUMIPro under your tree if that is what you wish for.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

LUMIPro's Holiday Bash Is Here!

* She rushes around the party venue checking lights and making sure it's decoration is just right. Suddenly there is a knock at the door, and she scurries over only opening the door a crack. Seeing you on the other side she hastily straightens up her messy hair and smiles. *

You guys aren't supposed to be here yet! The party is not till tonight at 7PM SLT. Don't forget to dress to impress. Whether it's Christmas costumes, a pretty winter formal, or mostly naked show us your creativity.

We will be giving away gift cards from some of Second Life's best designers including [Cynful], Sweet Thing, and United Colors! Oh and don't forget LUMIPro gift certificates too! So if you haven't had a chance to do your Christmas shopping here is an opportunity to get some of it done for free!

We will also have the infamous DJ Air Raid live and in the mix!

Everyone is welcome so be sure to bring a friend. (Sorry no child avatars) 

We really hope to see everyone there. Now shoo I still have a ton of work to do!

* Giving you a smile and a wink she closes the door. *

Thursday, December 20, 2018

.LUMIPro's Holiday Giveaway and Party!

*** As she walks into the room there are several men and women putting up lights, arranging seating, and placing decorations. Her red dress sparkles in the glow of the Christmas lights as she turns looking around the room with excitement in her eyes. Spotting it behind her she gives you a big smile. ***

Why hello there! As you all can see we are busy at work getting ready for LUMIPro's holiday party! Since you're here when I share some of the details? We are so excited to not only be putting on a party this year but to be also giving away gift cards from some of Second Life's best creators! Normally we do a LUMIPro release party around this time of year, but since we launched LUMIPro 18 earlier this year Stefan and I decided we couldn't leave you guys with the holiday party. Here are the details... 

The location will be announced the night before the party. We are so excited to be partnering with [Cynful], Sweet Thing, and United Colors! We will be randomly giving away gift cards from each of them throughout the night. At the end of the night, we will also be giving away a LUMIPro gift certificate! Don't forget to be creative, be bold, and dress to impress! We will be looking for that creativity! We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us spread some holiday cheer this year.

This party is open to everyone LUMIPro users and nonusers alike (No child Avatars)! So tell your friends. Grab some eggnog, put on your best holiday gear, and come join us for some great music and a good time!

I can't wait to see you all there but you must go for now we have lots of work to do.

*** Playfully shooing you out of the room with a giggle she shuts the door behind her. ***

Sweet Thing Main Store - Marketplace

United Colors Main Store - Marketplace

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A Little Tease...

I am working on the official blog post, with all the details, but I thought I would put out a little teaser >:) 
Come join us for LUMIPro's Naughty Or Nice Holiday Party!

When: December 23rd, 7-9 PM SLT
DJ Air-Raid will be spinning and mixing the tunes 

We will be giving away at least one gift every 15 minutes! From creators like: [Cynful], Sweet Thing, United Colors, and of course LUMIPro!

Holiday outfits are encouraged but not required

Monday, December 17, 2018

And The Winners Are...!

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am super excited to bring you not one but two announcements today! The first of course is the Holiday 2018 Photo Contest winners. We had almost 200 entries for this contest, and you guys did not make the choice easy. There were some amazing entries! You guys blow us away every time! So let me stop rambling and tell you the winners...

First Place – Valentina!

Second Place - Lila!

Third Place - Luna!

And of course, there were so many great entries we couldn't just choose three...

Fourth Place - Kn0ck 0ut!

Congratulations to each of the winners! You did such a fabulous job! To receive your prizes don't forget to contact me, Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet, in world. We look forward to not only sharing the winners with you, throughout the holiday season but some of the other amazing works as well!

Wait that's not all... I have one more announcement! Stefan and I were talking and we decided there was no way we could close out 2018 without a big holiday bash! So we hope to see you on Sunday, December 23 at 7 PM SLT. DJ Air-Raid will be spinning the tunes! Oh, and a little elf told me not only is this a party but a holiday giveaway. Mark the date more details will follow soon!

Well until next time... Happy Holidays and Happy Shooting!

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!