Years after I originally discussed how to actually capture depth of field (DoF) on high resolution pictures in Second Life, that’s still one of the most popular texts on this blog. Yet, there are other ways of applying the DoF effect to a photo taken in SL, and this post will focus on one of […]Read More How to add depth of field to your SL photos in post-production
Myra Wildmist started an interesting discussion on what virtual photography really is and if it is so different from, let’s say, real-world photography (since she refers at some point to Wikipedia, I’d notice that what she calls virtual photography is classified by the free online encyclopedia rather as in-game photography – but, yes, photography). The […]Read More Screenshot or photograph? Does how you label it really matter?
In a new adventure for our second lives, Randy Firebrand and I decided to inaugurate an art space in Bellisseria called The 22, and we invited photographer Boudicca Amat for the opening exhibition, which starts today, August 8th, and runs until October 24th (for the same period, Randy and I will be showing an installation […]Read More Opening a gallery in Bellisseria with a photo exhibition by Boudicca Amat
Yes, I’m late for inaugurating 2020 on this blog, but I’ll do it in style: let’s go for a new photo game round with no less than oyo and Melusina Parkin. To start with, I’d like to thank both – who are great artists, that I admire so much – for having accepted my invitation […]Read More The photo game 3: Melusina Parkin and oyo
I’ve been recently invited to contribute with some pictures to Mix Tape, an exhibition at LEA 11 that opens today, Sept. 30, in Second Life, with a party at 12 pm SLT featuring DJ Kaj Juutilainen. The somewhat chaotic installation built by Souix for LEA translates music into a visual representation that sends visitors into […]Read More Music made visual mobilizes even those who can’t hear it
I’ve been conducting some experiments with photograph in Second Life involving both realism and the use of light, and I think I’ve arrived to some conclusions that I could share here. They have to do, on the one hand, with the preparations for the pictures in SL and, on the other hand, with post-production. As […]Read More Tips for adding realism and playing with light in SL photos
It’s time for the new round of The Photo Game exhibition in Second Life – and the artists commenting on each other’s pictures now are… Inara Pey and Proph! As planned, Boudicca Amat and I invited other SL photographers to continue with the exercise of writing some observations about someone else’s photos: how do those […]Read More New Photo Game round with Inara Pey and Proph
The Photo Game, a post on this blog in which Boudicca Amat and I commented on each other’s pictures, has become an exhibition in SL – with new images and a twist: now visitors can share their comments, too. The exhibition opens on Friday, Feb. 17, and runs for one month at the gallery located […]Read More The Photo Game turned into an exhibition in SL: how many words is an image worth?
Boudicca Amat is an amazing SL photographer, among other things, and I am glad that she kindly accepted my invitation to write a post in collaboration with me, aiming to discuss photography in Second Life. The idea came to my mind as I checked the comments, on Flickr, on a variety of photos taken by […]Read More The photo game: Boudicca and Ricco comment on each other’s pictures
The second edition of Visions of Hope at Visions of Hope Gallery, in benefit of Relay For Life Of Second Life, is coming to an end: today, May 30, is the last day for the public to place bids and help us rasing funds to fight cancer; tomorrow, May 31, we’ll celebrate the success of […]Read More Visions of Hope 2016: last chance to visit the exhibition and party with us
For the second year, Second Life residents will be able to join some great artists of the virtual world in the Visions of Hope project to raise funds in benefit of Relay For Life of SL – an initiative to help fighting cancer, increasing awareness and providing support to survivors and caretakers. Opening this saturday, […]Read More Great SL artists gather to fight cancer – and you can join them
I am happy to announce that I’ve been invited to contribute with a couple of photos to the exhibition that’s being organized by Ce Soir Arts to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s in Second Life. Called From The Heart, the exhibition opens on Sunday, Feb. 14 (of course!) – with a huge party that goes from 3PM […]Read More Ce Soir Arts celebrates Valentine’s with an exhibition ‘From The Heart’
This is just a quick reminder: the exhibition Visions of Hope: silent auction in benefit of RFL of SL closes today, May 31, with two events at the Hope Haven Heroes Gallery. First, there will be a party with DJ Cupric Router at 1 PM, SL Time, which will be the last public gathering for […]Read More Last chance to see ‘Visions of Hope’
During my Second Life existence, I’ve got involved with a few projects – some more useful than others, I have to confess. Among them, one that has touched me more deeply is the current activity I’m dedicated to: a photo exhibition and auction in benefit of Relay For Life of SL. I was insecure at […]Read More Acquire the works of great artists and help fighting cancer
“In every photograph there is a phantasmagoric element.” CARVALHO, Bernardo. Nine Nights. A number of places in Second Life are built to be photographed – and they tend to look really beautiful. This is the case of Just Another Tequilla Sunrise, a “picturesque sim full of fall colors and secret hideaways” created by photographer Arol. […]Read More The eye catcher: an experience on virtual photographing (and some WindLight tips)
“Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life. It’s that terrible precision that we hate so much. But because we don’t know, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain […]Read More Under the sheltering sky
I got really surprised today when Bock McMillan sent me an Oscar-like award in Second Life – and even more surprises when I read its inscription: “Best Photographer – 2014”. I didn’t know I was running, so it was really a great honor to find out at once that I was being considered for the […]Read More Best Photographer 2014? Wow!
I have recently realized that some people have been having difficulties to obtain the depth-of-field effect on their pics in Second Life. Although this blog doesn’t intend to cover technical aspects of SL, I resort to photos in order to show the sims that I visit, the buildings that I refer to, the avatars that […]Read More How to actually capture depth of field on your SL photos