Last week I spent some time exploring a few sims and taking photos. It’s amazing how much I remember and how much I have forgotten about taking photos in SL.
Part of the joy of photography in SL for me is getting to play around in Photoshop after taking photos. I love trying out different things – it’s a discovery process for me, because I am largely self-taught when it comes to Photoshop.
I have an older version, back before the subscription model started, so I actually own the software. It’s outdated, yes, but it still lets me do lots of fun things.
One of the pictures I took last week I wasn’t really happy with. It seemed kind of bland and blah. I played around with cropping and then tried some different effects, but I didn’t really find anything I liked. So I set the photos aside for a few days and worked on other things.
Yesterday I sat down to do some editing and picked this photo back up. I cropped it and added some background blur. I still wasn’t happy with the photo, so I added a simple lens flare effect. It completely changed the photo.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make you happy. 😀