тωσ-к-9тєєη : ѕυммєя є∂ιтιση

so long

we both walked

until none

anymore talked

and i told you about my broken heart

how you still found me

looked for me

in the stars

glittering adoration

I was feeling extremely “summery” today and told myself I would do a normal photo shoot, nothing extraordinary, no shiny outfits or glittery lights, no sassy backgrounds, just me on a beach. Apparently it’s my thing at this point to take photos that are a little “extra” and I suppose my lack of outside editing skill is just pro at this point – or otherwise everyone’s eyes would be struggling.

It’s difficult to tell you all about opinions regarding upcoming Second Life patches, drama or other irrelevant subjects. I’ve always been more of a poet, and it was also how I expressed my opinions, rather than whining for a billion hours and then another two for good measures. I don’t have anything to say. I’ve come to a point in my life where being “online” means I’m checking who else is or doing my required hours at the club I work at. Being online hasn’t been about hanging out or shopping lately, because I’ve no one to do those with. I take pictures alone, and then I log out. I play League of Legends or am preoccupied with the stress of my two newfound hamsters. (I got two baby boys)

So for tonight you will have to do with my summer photo shoot of 2019.

Merry summermas yall.

See you again the next time I feel like doing poetry or photography.

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≛ 𝒮𝑜𝒻𝓉𝓁𝓎 𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽 ★ Photography Guide

This is an un-in depth photography guide of an amateur photographer (me).

In case that almost made you click away, please don’t, I’m actually going to give many of you some insight to Second Life photography right now. I’ve been a member of the grid for almost 3 years, and the moment I learned about camera angles I immediately thought of photography. In this guide I will explain what is important when you want to do photography in Second Life, how to achieve those things and what helped me understand and learn on my own.

Now, none of us start out “great” at this. The very first photos I took looked quite… sad. But as I took them I thought “Oh wow! That’s so nice!” So how do I know my work isn’t bad now?
Eh, I don’t. Not really.

My computer specs allow me to play the game on occasion with Ultra graphics and other nifty settings, but if yours go to max High, that’s no problem. Notice I am using Firestorm Viewer for my photos.

🅲🅷🅴🅲🅺 🅻🅸🆂🆃:
Outfit
Poses
Settings
Purpose
Location

Above is my photography check list. Lets go over them, shall we?

𝙾𝚞𝚝𝚏𝚒𝚝

The one key component to a good picture lays in actually what you are wearing. I’m not a designer, but I believe I have good eye to colours and models and types of clothes that go together. I for one, know that you should always wear socks with crocs, and pants pulled to your armpits look sexy. Now that you know my talent, please choose to take time before your photoshoot to build an outfit – use colors that work well with each other, use hair that will fit the poses you plan to use etc. The closer your shot (portrait etc), the more detail and effort you have to put to that area – usually the face.

The girl who burned – Ailith (Fouhasai)

𝙿𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚜

Ahh, our best friends! Well not quite. Poses are like the people you invite to the wedding because your partner wanted them to show up and look pretty. You need them, you want them, but no one gives credit to them.

I personally keep all my quality poses within my Firestorm AO, which makes photoshoots in different locations much easier. I have them loaded to my crouch animations, and when I crouch (C) it automatically puts me in a pose. Another working way is to load your poses to a dance hud – this was how I had my friends pose if I didn’t know any better.

Looking for good poses and animations?
】FOXCITY (178, 64, 22) – General
】. MILA . under construction , Moodle (146, 77, 2800) – Moderate
】La Baguette (no landmark for them, sorry :P)

𝚂𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚜

The most annoying and headache causing part for some. I will not go too in-depth with this, because really finding the right settings is different for everyone and requires experimentation. Hitting (Ctrl+P) will open your firestorm settings. After that navigate to Graphics and go as high as your computer can handle… good luck.

A picture that tickled Ailith’s funny bone.

𝙿𝚞𝚛𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚎

What is the purpose of your photo shoot? is it for relaxation, or maybe for a rp campaign? Is it just for a new profile picture or for the sake of boredom? Knowing the answer to this will help you choose a location!

𝙻𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗

Many places are good for photography – even more are bad. When planning a session, take into consideration that high quality mesh tends to look a lot better than the default linden labs sky. Sim hop, find locations that tickle your fancy – or perhaps check out my photography highlights – blogs where I talk about ultimately the best locations to take photos in!

𝒫𝐻𝐸𝒲!

Now that we’ve crossed our checklist, lets go! Teleporting into the location is the easy part. Now look for a pretty background spot, cuss as you crash from the amount of particles with your high settings, then call your best friend and whine about SL for a while. Now we’re good? Good. We have the scene, we know we want to take photos for fun, but uh, the problem is that the pic doesn’t really look that good… Lets uh, change the windlight?

Okay the two are improvement, but uh, we want more! So lets add a filter …

Hmm. S0mething is still missing. Oh the angle! Okay. Pressing Ctrl+8/9/0 to get further and closer to myself…

Cool. Looks pretty creepy and halloweeny!

Maybe you learned something new, maybe you know your ways to be better and didn’t like my ideas at all. Whatever the case, I have more creepy halloween photos for myself now – and it’s only June.

(っ◔◡◔)っ Toodles!

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Highlight – 𝙻𝚊 𝚋𝚘î𝚝𝚎 𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚑𝚎

Talula Shippe is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN (US). Initially involved the performing arts, Talula was waylaid in her pursuits by a physical injury and turned for visual arts for self expression.

About the artist

La boite blanche, stands for the white box. It is a translation of the art gallery I today visited, and partially a soft statement to how beautiful the images I saw there – were.
The white box art gallery is a collective room of photos taken by Talula Shippe in Second Life, as well as poetry written by her. Below I will analyze a few pieces of art I saw today, and leave both my comments and other thoughts.

ᴠɪꜱɪᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ɢᴀʟʟᴇʀʏ: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Azrael/118/221/951

The Balcony, by Talula Shippe – L$150

The first image that captured me is the one you see above, a shot she calls ‘The Balcony’ and the girl with a home of her own. The petals of flowers, of songless birds, flying through the air – yet the girl looks sad, tears on her cheeks, as if not everything was fair.

This shot caught my attention for the beautifully set scene for a shot. The way the petals float in the air, and her hair flows in the wind, I can do nothing but appreciate the fact she took the time to make this piece of art happen – to find the correct wind light, the pose, the angle and the props, even the clothes and shadows seem correctly placed. It’s always a mystery to see this type of visual art presented by others, when one can only really speculate what was going through the artists mind, however I’d like to believe this photo shows a certain longing and sadness along with beauty that has been left behind.
Or maybe she just has allergies?

A Blustery Day, by Talula Shippe – L$150

Now accompanied by feathers, soft and light, she gazes into the distance, with hope and might. That perhaps one day – her love will arrive, from the shores far away into the land far and wide.

‘A blustery day’ beautifully captures the innocence of a young girl in what I associate as Paris. Her well made braids and cute pink clothes. Her naive youth gives a flare to the image that my little negative side wants to point out, but will not. Her outfit is greatly thought out and the faint rain shows in the background, mixing with the windy day.

Lumos, by Talula Shippe – L$150

And with the love gathers magic, the most powerful spell, perhaps none know her – perhaps she knows that well.

This piece came with a poem of its own, and as beautiful as it is, I will include it down below my text. However before that I must make it clear – this is my FAVOURITE photo in the entire gallery. The colours, the position, the way she was able to capture shadows and movement of hair and body along with the magic side of the girls wand and the glitter, Lumos has definitely captured with its drop dead gorgeous way of being.

She wears the story on her face – Talula Shippe

My visit to the White Box Art Gallery was over an hour long, and as I analyzed many photos and pondered which ones to choose for my blog I even brought a friend over to tell me their opinions. I have always appreciated poetry and well thought out art, and with this art gallery highlight I hope you would find yourself a place to visit on a boring day.

For more beautiful art, please, go take a loot at Talula’s work, and tip her for how amazing it is.

Teaser of “Slumber” by Talula Shippe. See more at her gallery!

ᴠɪꜱɪᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ɢᴀʟʟᴇʀʏ: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Azrael/118/221/951

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✵ Unbreakable

                    ・‥…━━━━━━━☆☆━━━━━━━…‥・
                 Please pray the winds for fresh air
                         for I am poison
                          are you aware?
                       life's not an option
                       witness my ascension
                     ・‥…━━━━━━━☆☆━━━━━━━…‥・
                              - Ailith

Apart from all the things that have happened, my flight through the colorful palette of pastels has continued, and with the updated avatars, my muses for poetry have been found – yet this time, within myself. I’ve grown to be able to write my poetry. Above of course a piece I wrote today!

Always be yourself… unless you can be a unicorn.
Then always be a unicorn.
                      ・‥…━━━━━━━☆☆━━━━━━━…‥・
                        Your desire insatiable
                         my wallet bottomless
                        some call me the devil
                          who can blame them?
                       ・‥…━━━━━━━☆☆━━━━━━━…‥・
                               - Ailith
Peace.

Witness my ascension.

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𝓐 𝓭𝓸𝓵𝓵’𝓼 𝓭𝓪𝔂…

I recently bothered to find myself a place to work at, a community to join in a sense. I was delighted to find a place, where I could host, dance and entertain guests all the same. But with visibility comes the fact I want to look good, and with that comes new pictures! I’ve been hopping in and out to try and get good photos of myself, and goddamn it’s hard! Filters, poses, lighting,it’s never good!

Except maybe right now. Right now it’s okay. I present to you, Ailith the doll, a pretty little pastelle thing!

𝓐𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓵𝓸𝓬𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷

Name: Winter Moon
Owner: Dream Shadowcry
Location: Winter Moon, Winter Moon (40, 58, 21) – General

“You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you, that’s where I’ll be waiting”

Dream Shadowcry

The Winter Moon was introduced to me by a good friend of mine, dare I say best, Myo. She gave me the landmark and told me I “might wanna check it out.”

My first visit? I was starstruck. I immediately stayed for an hour taking photos.
On my next one, I explored the sim. It’s high-quality mesh decorations all have good solo and couple animations, and it doesn’t matter where you look really, it’s beautiful. I’ve taken all my friends there for either photos or just relaxing time, and I’ve spread the landmark I have like plague!

It’s still where I go if I want pretty pinks into my photos. It will be featured in many of my posts in the future, because it’s such a go-to place for pictures.

I’m not always known to give credit where credit is due, I do admit. Not just in my blogs, but also in my real life. Watching this sim be as beautiful as it is, I can’t help but wonder who made it. Who had the skill and thought of bringing to life something so beautiful, executing that idea in such a tremendously breath-taking fashion!

Thank you, for making it possible to seek shelter and beauty in Winter Moon.

Aven in the sunset.

𝓐𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓪𝓾𝓽𝓱𝓸𝓻

Name: Ailith
Owner: None (yet) 😉
Location: Wherever it is beautiful, that is where she will be found. Although she warns you, sometimes beauty is on the inside.


Highlight – The Outer Garden

“It looks like heaven!” – Aven

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𝙸𝚝’𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚕𝚢 𝚐𝚛𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝚋𝚎𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜, 𝚜𝚒𝚖𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚢 𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚝𝚜. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚐𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜, 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚙𝚞𝚝 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚐𝚒𝚘𝚗… 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚙𝚊𝚢 𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚘, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝙸 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝚊 𝚋𝚎𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚊. 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚎𝚜 𝙸 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚋𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝚝𝚘, 𝚛𝚎𝚏𝚎𝚛 𝚖𝚢 𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚝𝚘, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚊 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝙸’𝚖 𝚋𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚊 𝚜𝚊𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚗𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝.
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‧̍̊˙˚˙ᵕ꒳ᵕ˙˚˙ .・。.・゜✭ About the sim

Estate owner: bisou Dexler
Estate name: TheOuterGarden
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TheOuterGarden/148/130/2511
Limitations: No voicechat, No building, Parcel restrictions
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/the_outer_garden/

‧̍̊˙˚˙ᵕ꒳ᵕ˙˚˙ .・。.・゜✭ About the owner

Name: bisou Dexler
SL Age: 8 years, 8 months
Partnered: Yes

© 2015 Bisou Dexler Digital Designs. All rights reserved.

‧̍̊˙˚˙ᵕ꒳ᵕ˙˚˙ .・。.・゜✭ Photography~

T̸̡͉̼̗̱͌̂́̇̚͝h̸̗̦̤͇̃̎̾̇e̷͓̠̳͎̯̳̭̫̙̋̐͐̐͒͑̎̊͝͠ ̴̨͇̱̬̘̟͖̇ţ̶͔̥̻̭̥̣̼̓̑ḩ̷͎͚̗̻͕̤́̂̀͐̓̐̀͜ȇ̵̱̘̲̈̓̄͝m̸̝͚̫͇̩̳͖̳͐̇̎̈́́̽̐̈́̾̚e̴̢̥͕̭̱̤̥̦̞͗̒̇̀̃̏̿͊̚͠

My first thought on the sim was “winter wonderland” as we arrived to take photos. My model Aven however saw it fit to call it “actual heaven”. Which in my opinion, is quite a compliment. Everything is in whites, pastels and beautifully magical glow.

For photography, I have visited The Outer Garden three times. Each time I have been blessed with absolutely gorgeous photos of my friends. Above are shots of what you can find on the sim. Every object has multiple poses, couple and solo, well placed and with their gorgeous backgrounds and environments. Come to think of it, I wasn’t able to get a “bad” picture from their sim. Sure, it can get laggy, due to complex ground objects and constant lights.


。°。°。°。°🅼🆈 🆂🅴🆃🆃🅸🅽🅶🆂。°。°。°。°。°。

My photography is taken on the following settings

𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘥: 𝘜𝘭𝘵𝘳𝘢
𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴: 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘯
𝘋𝘋: 256𝘮
𝘔𝘢𝘹 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘴: 8192
𝘔𝘢𝘹 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘵𝘺: 350 000
𝘔𝘢𝘹 𝘕𝘰𝘯𝘐𝘮𝘱 𝘈𝘷: 16
𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴: 𝘏𝘪𝘨𝘩
𝘈𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘳 𝘗𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘴: 1.00
𝘓𝘖𝘋
𝘖𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴&𝘚𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘱𝘵𝘴: 3.000
𝘍𝘭𝘦𝘹𝘪, 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘴, 𝘈𝘷𝘪𝘴: 1.000
𝘛𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯: 2.000
𝘚𝘬𝘺: 128.0000
𝘈𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘳 𝘙𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨
𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨: 𝘖𝘯
𝘈𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘳 𝘊𝘭𝘰𝘵𝘩: 𝘖𝘯
𝘛𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭: 𝘏𝘪𝘨𝘩

I do not edit my photography outside of Second Life, because in the current moment I am unable to do so.

。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚☆   Ailith is out~ 。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚☆