The general idea about it is: Don't you want sometimes to share something about photos or movies you created? Talking with people and having partecipated to projects myself for a while now, I realize that most of the time, there's often a story behind a photo. And I do believe it's often something that, in a community like ours, it can be nice to share it. I am sure it happens to you as well: sometimes, you just want to learn more about a picture, or a set. Let it be the set you made, the location you used, a technique you used in post-production, a funny anecdote during shooting, making-of material, raw snapshots. I may speak just for myself -we often do, even when we think about 'being famous' :p -, but I am interested in what you do !
Woah, big fonts scare me.Never again.
So, for this one: looking at a series of photos by Erika Thorkveld last week, I found myself intrigued by some of the choices she made. Erika also happens to be particularly good at sharing details about her work: on her blog she regularly speaks about what she does, so she was to me a natural choice to try and do this.
So, as you wrote in the blog, that set was a long way in the making. You were supposed to do a superhero photoshoot as a group project, but you couldn't do it at the time, right? Now, what made you consider doing it again? What inspired you ?
This one had been shot 'on location' so I didn't decide on where the window was. So the cock is way too long and looks a bit weird. The whole photo is too blurry too, and the 'cartoon' effect is too strong. So I wanted to redo it and started with this one. The cock was not so easy to build with my poor SL building skills: it's all prims, not even sculpties, so everything had to be adjusted to look OK.
And another view from above in a less dark lighting:
As you can see, I was shooting by the seaside. Nice, uh? *chuckles* And yeah, that's my horrible noob-looking alt near me, with the outfit used for the 3rd photo, the one where he gropes me with its elastic arms. The arms weren't elastic at all of course: they were just blue shiny prims attached to its lower arms, and it was wearing a custom alpha making the rest of its body invisible except for the hands. The wooden thingies are the projectors. I decided to shoot in a dark lighting with projectors, hoping it would make things better when 'cartoonified'. Not sure it worked so well though, it didn't change a lot compared to 'natural' lighting. Maybe it's a bit easier to get a consistent lighting throughout the photos this way.
Surprising, uh? Yeah, I just needed two walls, so I just made two walls. Always nice to make them big to avoid getting weird shadows across the set when you're shooting. Here is another view, showing what this 'elastic cock' is really about:
Yeah, the horrible truth: there's no one on the other side of the cock.
That was just blurring and blending with a bit of smudging if I remember well, and the 'cartoon' effect finalised it.