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When the Weather is Windy – Hair Fair 2016 Photography Contest!

Previously posted by at Rudh’s Random Ramblings.

One of the biggest shopping events on the SL calendar is coming, and for those people that are addicted to buying Hair, this is one that is definitely worth knowing about… I’m talking of course about Hair Fair 2016, the biggest hair event in SL that raises thousands of dollars every year for an amazing cause, helping to give children with cancer a little less to worry about! 
Hair Fair brings together a truck-load of SL’s Hair Designers – some well known, others not so – each offering exclusive styles to raise money for the charity “Wigs for Kids” and in the coming weeks I will be talking more about the charity, the event and some of the awesome hairstyles available… Yet for now I want to inspire you, and let you know about the AWESOME prizes you can win if you fancy entering the Hair Fair’s “Whatever the Weather” Photography contest! 

A little inspiration perhaps from a crazy rambling blogger! I wanted to create something that fitted with the theme of the contest – although I myself won’t be entering – I couldn’t resist using another pose prop from Exposeur and letting my inner princess out again hehe…
The theme of the contest is “Whatever the Weather”, so any contest entry MUST not only focus on hair, but also have a subtle – or not so subtle depending on your ideas – nod towards the weather… My princess was trapped in a tower, that was so high she was up with the clouds and caught by some strong winds, for example!
Now as with any competition, there are a few simple rules! Firstly you need to use one of the hairs from the list of participating designers – I cannot list these all here as there are a lot of them, so I advise that you check out the list on the Hair Fair Photography Contest Web Page before you begin snapping – the web page also shows the full list of rules for this contest, but one of the most important is that there is to be NO NUDITY! That’s right people, keep your clothes on, this is an event for children after all… If you’re that keen to get naked, you can do it later LOL… OH AND REMEMBER, HAIR IS IMPORTANT IN THE PICTURE, make it your focus LOL… It’s HAIR FAIR after all!!! 

All that said though, you should check out the HUGE list of prizes for this contest… First prize winners get 3 full fatpacks from ALL Prize Sponsors, lots of store credits, a VR Studio and VIP Access to the event for themselves and 5 friends!! That’s not all though, there will be prizes for second and third places AND 7 Runners Up – all of which will get early access for at least one friend to shop!!! 
HOW CAN YOU NOT WANT TO AT LEAST TRY TO ENTER?! Look I’ll even show you the list of prizes per rank… I mean it sounds more than a little bit freaking awesome right?!

Anyway that’s enough of me being overly excited!! Why not try your luck… I think I proved time and time again that you don’t have to be the best photographer in the world for people to like your pictures, and you won’t know unless you try… Perhaps this year you could be the Hair Fair 2016 Photo Contest Winner?!
Good Lucky Everyone!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Starry Night in Windy Redheads
Skin: Glam Affair – Seya in Europa 2 
Tattoos: *PerveTTe* – Little Things for You 
Choker: Tabou – The Nature Collar
Necklace: CellarDoor – Gypsy Chain Set in Bronze
Dress: Valentina E – Aura Gown in Hazel
Pose Prop: Exposeur – Fairytale Tower
Clouds: Half-Deer – Simple Cloud Set in Bright White


Visit http://rudhsrandomramblings.blogspot.com/2016/06/when-weather-is-windy-hair-fair-2016.html for original post date.

Hair fair 2016 – Photography Contest!

Previously posted by Morgana Hilra at So Hawt SL.

Hair Fair Contest 2016

Important:

By submitting your images to the contest you give the Hair Fair 2016 committee the permission to use your photos in world, as well as on the website in a ‘winners’ capacity if they are chosen as such.

NO NUDITY or sexually explicit images, no female nipple exposure (including sheer clothing). This is a contest for a charity event for children. The committee has the final say on all images approved or declined.

All contest entries are done by submitting your pictures to the Hair Fair Photo Contest 2016 Flickr Group pool.

Theme:

This years photo contest theme is ‘Whatever the Weather’. We want to see your use of fantastic hairstyles that show you having fun in the sun, coping with the rain, dealing with a storm, or joy at falling snow. However you can show off your great hairstyles and give them a weather type look is what we want to see.

If the photos you submit are not what the committee feels are in theme, they will not be added to the pool. If your images are not in the pool they do not count against your five entries, so you can try again. If you are confused about the theme, or if your images are in the pool or not (please allow 24 hours for this as we are all on different timezones) then please contact Sasy Scarborough or Whimsy Winx.

Hair must be the main focus of your picture entry

Contest starts 13th June Closes 1st July 2016

Rules:

1. All pictures taken must feature hair created by one of the stores providing prizes for the contest. The stores will be listed below and on our website.

*You must name the hair and the hair store in the description section underneath your picture.

*You must include your SL Avatar user name (no display names) so that we can contact you if needed.

2. All pictures must be new for this contest. Older photos are not to be used. If photos are found to be older, or used in another manner other than this contest, they will be removed.

3. All pictures must be competition entries only, not blog or advertising images. If you show the picture on a blog, or social media you must include that you are using the picture for your entry, and information about the contest.

4. All pictures must be your own work, or you must have permission to use them in this manner. Any pictures reported as not the work of the submitter will be removed.

5. Only entrants of the pictures are eligible to win the prize. If more than one person is in the picture, only the owner of the picture can win. Prizes cannot be shared amongst multiple avatars.

6. You can submit up to 5 pictures for this contest. They do not have to be submitted at the same time.

PRIZES

The top ten entries will have their pictures on display at Hair Fair 2016, and on the website.

1st Prize 

VIP Early Access to Hair Fair 2016

Five VIP Passes for Early Access to Hair Fair 2016

Three Fatpacks of choice from all Hair Prize Sponsors listed

VR Studio by VR Foundry

5,000 Store Credit at Winx & Flair

5,000 Store Credit at Flair

2nd Prize 

VIP Early Access to Hair Fair 2016

Four VIP Passes for Early Access to Hair Fair 2016

Two Fatpacks of choice from all Hair Prize Sponsors listed

VR Studio by VR Foundry

3,000 Store Credit at Winx & Flair

3,000 Store Credit at Flair

3rd Prize 

VIP Early Access to Hair Fair 2016

Three VIP Passes for Early Access to Hair Fair 2016

One Fatpack of choice from all Hair Prize Sponsors listed

VR Studio by VR Foundry

2,000 Store Credit at Winx & Flair

2,000 Store Credit at Flair

7 Runners Up

VIP Early Access to Hair Fair 2016

One VIP Pass for Early Access to Hair Fair 2016

Prize Sponsors

Non Hair Sponsors

Flair

VR Foundry

Winx & Flair

Hair Sponsors

Adoness

Alice Project

Alli&ali Designs

Amacci

Analog Dog Hair

Argrace

Ayashi

Bade

Besom

Bizarre Hair

Bliensen + Maitai

Blues

Bold & Beauty

Calico

Cheveux

Curious Kitties

Damselfly

Dp Yumyum

EMO-tions

Envogue

Exile

Iconic

Ison

K-code

Kokolores

L +  N Signature

Leituier

Lelutka

Little Bones

Love Hair

Lovey Dovey

Maiown!

Mello

Mina Hair

Mithral Apothecary

Modulus

Monso

Moon

Mystic Tiger

No Match

Oleander

Olive

One Creations

Phoenix Hair

Pink Hustler

Poison Ivy

Pr!tty

Redmint

Runaway

Sintiklia

Speakeasy

Spellbound

sYs

Tableau Vivant

Tabou

Tameless

The Stringer Mauseleum

Tomboi

Tram

Tukinowaguma

Vallani

Vanity Hair

Wasabi Pills

Zalea

Zibska

ENTER CONTEST

For any questions please contact Sasy Scarborough, Whimsy Winx or Mel Vanbeeck in world by IM, thank you

*The pictures in the poster are images from the Second Life Stock Images pool on Flickr, thank you to those that have submitted images there to use in this way. We did not include images of hair in our posters so as not to influence your entries.



Visit https://sohawtsl.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/hair-fair-2016-photography-contest/ for original post date.

The Annex Photography Contest~!

Previously posted by Morgana Hilra at So Hawt SL.

The Annex Photography Contest~!

The annex invites you to enter our first ever photography contest! Fun, nostalgic, quirky or dramatic – the style is up to you. No need for editing skills, we want to see how you wear our items

1st place  – 10,000L
2nd place – 5,000L
3rd place – 2,500L

RULES
1 – Entries must showcase any item/items released in 2016.
2 – There’s no limit to the number of photos you may submit but each entry needs to show a different item.  Duplicate entries of the same item from the same person is not allowed.
3 – The Annex item must be clearly seen
4 – You must be a member of The Annex group in SL
5 – Must add picture to store flickr and title it – THE ANNEX contest – along with your official avatar name. No display names so we can find you.
6 – Please TAG  The Annex  when posting your picture

flickr –

marketplace –

Winner will be announced on 1st July



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HOPE: 2016 Relay 4 Life Photography Exhibition opens tomorrow

Previously posted by Caitlin Tobias at Cait’s World.

Tomorrow, saturday 9 april at 11AM (SLT) the A Stand for Hope Photography Exhibition will be opened for the public.
The past months 21 SL Photographers have worked to make portaits/pictures or 21 caregivers/survivors, and I am honoured and proud to be one of the photographers.

The images and artworks will be revealed tomorrow, so the caregivers/survivors will get to see their portraits for the first time! I have had a chance to see all pics already, as I was asked to come see if my work was displayed as I wanted (and they were!) and I was in awe to see the amazing photos of my fellow photographers!

The Exhibition will open at 11AM, till that time the venue is closed, click here for the LM.

The official invitation:

2016 Relay 4 Life Photography Exhibition Invites You to Join Us!  

Beginning at 11:00 A.M. on April 9, 2016, we invite you to join us at the Grand Unveiling of the 2016 Relay 4 Life Photography Exhibition. Twenty-one of Second Life’s best photographers have come together to support this vision for a world without cancer. They join with Survivors and Caregivers who will share stories of their journeys.

Join us on April 9-10th as we celebrate together, remembering those lost, fighting along those still battling, and honoring those who have won their fight and heard the words “Your cancer is gone.”

Each photographer will be offering a silent auction item to be auctioned off during the exhibition, from April 9th – April 16th, 2016. There will be amazing offers of photography sessions to bid on, gorgeous limited edition artwork you will only find at the exhibit and can take home home with you as a wonderful memento.

There will also be a very special GUARANTEED admittance to Visionaire’s Fall 2016 course.

Taking part in this incredible experience are…

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Tempest Rosca | Addison Summerwind | Catalina Staheli | Grazia Horwitz
Calypso Applewhyte | Wendz Tempest | Isa Messioptra | AlexAvion |
Roxi Richez | Polly Elan | Pam Astonia | mysterr resident | Lam Erin |
Roy Mildor | Cubito Smit | Annie1111 | Caitlin Tobias |  Kaelyn Alecto |
Wildstar Beaumont | WrenNoir Cerise | PinkRayne | Reya Darkstone

SURVIVORS & CAREGIVERS

Lizzy Gracemount | Nevar Lobo | Doodlez Doobie | Thalia Lupindo | sedusaK |
AnnieDrogyne | Vicki Coleslaw | Alia Whitfield | Annakari Genesis |
Dian4ma Shen | aphroditestarr | LadyKay Gable | Catalysis | LouLouBreeze |
Madonna Milena | Shiran Sabra | Renee Riva | Argus Collingwood |
Vickie Maidstone | Sidonie Carlberg | Cathy10 Longoria | Ciaobella Mirabella
| DollEyes Barbosa | BellaEsmeCullen |

Also taking part in the exhibition are three very special guest artists, each donating a single portrait for the silent auctions!

Skip Staheli | Magissa Denver | Natzuka Miliandrovic

It is going to be an extraordinary sharing of words from the heart combined with beautiful art and all are welcome!

 

HOPE_ 2016 Relay 4  Life Photography Exhibition Invitation

 

  A   S T A N D   F O R   H O P E

Website: astandforhope.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AStandForHope
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/astandforhope/



Visit http://caitlintobias.com/2016/04/08/8115/ for original post date.

The Great Thing About Photography…

Previously posted by portiapexington at Mask and Mien.

I’ve been thinking about this quite a lot lately, about how my love of stories and writing ties in so directly with how much I’ve been enjoying photography lately. Sure, part of it is the fact that I’m really starting to understand how to use some of the tools of the trade to get the most out of my in-world shots and, yes, I’m getting better and better in PS every time I work on one of these wild and ambitious pictures.

It’s more than that, though. For me, photography is about sharing what -I- see because, like styling, no one is going to approach a picture in quite the same manner. No one is going to find the same combinations of lighting and angles or even use a pose in the same fashion. It’s incredible to see how far creativity takes us!

Come with Me.png

I’ve been thinking about photography a lot this week because I’m going to be teaching my very first class this Sunday and, go figure, it’s a photography workshop! I know I’m not any kind of expert (there’s always at least one thing wrong in every shot I do) but one thing I do hope to instill in my class is that imagination is worth just as much as expertise. That the only sure way to fail in anything is to phone it in or, worse, give up without trying at all.

The worst thing that can happen, really, is that ONE picture is going to suck, right? So why not get out there and fiddle around with poses and angles? Why NOT take the extra time to try an extra windlight or three after you’ve taken the basic shot, just to see how it looks? And if we don’t like where we ended up, well, we chalk it up as experience and start all over again!

Why settle for anything when we have this perfect playground in Second Life? Get out there and do something new, wacky, and/or fun!❤

~ Credits ~

Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae natural/Rose Pale ~ Lara Hurley
Mesh Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body ~ Siddean Munro
Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 ~ Kikunosuke Eel
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 ~ Siddean Munro
Gloves Applier: Izzie’s – Slink HUD – Short Leather Gloves ~ Izzie Button

Hair: *ARGRACE* Akane – Misty White ~ Rika Oyen

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Caira Top & Pants [Purple] for Slink Physique ~ Wicca Merlin ~ COMING SOON to We❤ Role Play (April 4th-30th, 2016)
Boots: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Gypsy Boot [Purple] for Slink Physique ~ Wicca Merlin ~ COMING SOON to We❤ Role Play (April 4th-30th, 2016)

Cubes: Zibska ~ Usha Set ~ Zib Skaggs ~ COMING SOON to We❤ Role Play (April 4th-30th, 2016)
Goggles: [Neurolab Inc.] VISOR EXO-7 (V.1.0.5) ~ Ono Zinner
Robot Arm: *May’s Soul* The empire. Bionic arm silver ~ May Tolsen ~ Gacha Item

Pose: *PosESioN* Editorial 9 ~ Dahriel

Photo taken on Byss (Star Wars Role Play Sim with temp rez rights, whee! :D)



Visit https://portiapexington.net/2016/03/31/the-great-thing-about-photography/ for original post date.

HOPE: 2016 Relay 4 Life Photography Exhibition opens tomorrow

Previously posted by Caitlin Tobias at Cait’s World.

Tomorrow, saturday 9 april at 11AM (SLT) the A Stand for Hope Photography Exhibition will be opened for the public.
The past months 21 SL Photographers have worked to make portaits/pictures or 21 caregivers/survivors, and I am honoured and proud to be one of the photographers.

The images and artworks will be revealed tomorrow, so the caregivers/survivors will get to see their portraits for the first time! I have had a chance to see all pics already, as I was asked to come see if my work was displayed as I wanted (and they were!) and I was in awe to see the amazing photos of my fellow photographers!

I cannot give the LM in this post now, as this will be published tomorrow shortly before opening, so I will update my post later.

The official invitation:

2016 Relay 4 Life Photography Exhibition Invites You to Join Us!  

Beginning at 11:00 A.M. on April 9, 2016, we invite you to join us at the Grand Unveiling of the 2016 Relay 4 Life Photography Exhibition. Twenty-one of Second Life’s best photographers have come together to support this vision for a world without cancer. They join with Survivors and Caregivers who will share stories of their journeys.

Join us on April 9-10th as we celebrate together, remembering those lost, fighting along those still battling, and honoring those who have won their fight and heard the words “Your cancer is gone.”

Each photographer will be offering a silent auction item to be auctioned off during the exhibition, from April 9th – April 16th, 2016. There will be amazing offers of photography sessions to bid on, gorgeous limited edition artwork you will only find at the exhibit and can take home home with you as a wonderful memento.

There will also be a very special GUARANTEED admittance to Visionaire’s Fall 2016 course.

Taking part in this incredible experience are…

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Tempest Rosca | Addison Summerwind | Catalina Staheli | Grazia Horwitz
Calypso Applewhyte | Wendz Tempest | Isa Messioptra | AlexAvion |
Roxi Richez | Polly Elan | Pam Astonia | mysterr resident | Lam Erin |
Roy Mildor | Cubito Smit | Annie1111 | Caitlin Tobias |  Kaelyn Alecto |
Wildstar Beaumont | WrenNoir Cerise | PinkRayne | Reya Darkstone

SURVIVORS & CAREGIVERS

Lizzy Gracemount | Nevar Lobo | Doodlez Doobie | Thalia Lupindo | sedusaK |
AnnieDrogyne | Vicki Coleslaw | Alia Whitfield | Annakari Genesis |
Dian4ma Shen | aphroditestarr | LadyKay Gable | Catalysis | LouLouBreeze |
Madonna Milena | Shiran Sabra | Renee Riva | Argus Collingwood |
Vickie Maidstone | Sidonie Carlberg | Cathy10 Longoria | Ciaobella Mirabella
| DollEyes Barbosa | BellaEsmeCullen |

Also taking part in the exhibition are three very special guest artists, each donating a single portrait for the silent auctions!

Skip Staheli | Magissa Denver | Natzuka Miliandrovic

It is going to be an extraordinary sharing of words from the heart combined with beautiful art and all are welcome!

 

HOPE_ 2016 Relay 4  Life Photography Exhibition Invitation

 

  A   S T A N D   F O R   H O P E

Website: astandforhope.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AStandForHope
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/astandforhope/



Visit https://caitlintobias.com/2016/04/08/8115/ for original post date.

The Great Thing About Photography…

Previously posted by portiapexington at Mask and Mien.

I’ve been thinking about this quite a lot lately, about how my love of stories and writing ties in so directly with how much I’ve been enjoying photography lately. Sure, part of it is the fact that I’m really starting to understand how to use some of the tools of the trade to get the most out of my in-world shots and, yes, I’m getting better and better in PS every time I work on one of these wild and ambitious pictures.

It’s more than that, though. For me, photography is about sharing what -I- see because, like styling, no one is going to approach a picture in quite the same manner. No one is going to find the same combinations of lighting and angles or even use a pose in the same fashion. It’s incredible to see how far creativity takes us!

Come with Me.png

I’ve been thinking about photography a lot this week because I’m going to be teaching my very first class this Sunday and, go figure, it’s a photography workshop! I know I’m not any kind of expert (there’s always at least one thing wrong in every shot I do) but one thing I do hope to instill in my class is that imagination is worth just as much as expertise. That the only sure way to fail in anything is to phone it in or, worse, give up without trying at all.

The worst thing that can happen, really, is that ONE picture is going to suck, right? So why not get out there and fiddle around with poses and angles? Why NOT take the extra time to try an extra windlight or three after you’ve taken the basic shot, just to see how it looks? And if we don’t like where we ended up, well, we chalk it up as experience and start all over again!

Why settle for anything when we have this perfect playground in Second Life? Get out there and do something new, wacky, and/or fun!❤

~ Credits ~

Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae natural/Rose Pale ~ Lara Hurley
Mesh Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body ~ Siddean Munro
Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 ~ Kikunosuke Eel
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 ~ Siddean Munro
Gloves Applier: Izzie’s – Slink HUD – Short Leather Gloves ~ Izzie Button

Hair: *ARGRACE* Akane – Misty White ~ Rika Oyen

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Caira Top & Pants [Purple] for Slink Physique ~ Wicca Merlin ~ COMING SOON to We❤ Role Play (April 4th-30th, 2016)
Boots: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Gypsy Boot [Purple] for Slink Physique ~ Wicca Merlin ~ COMING SOON to We❤ Role Play (April 4th-30th, 2016)

Cubes: Zibska ~ Usha Set ~ Zib Skaggs ~ COMING SOON to We❤ Role Play (April 4th-30th, 2016)
Goggles: [Neurolab Inc.] VISOR EXO-7 (V.1.0.5) ~ Ono Zinner
Robot Arm: *May’s Soul* The empire. Bionic arm silver ~ May Tolsen ~ Gacha Item

Pose: *PosESioN* Editorial 9 ~ Dahriel

Photo taken on Byss (Star Wars Role Play Sim with temp rez rights, whee! :D)



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SL Avatar Photography Veteran Plays With Black Desert

Previously posted at New World Notes.

After posting about Black Desert’s free character creator, longtime avatar photographer Connie Arida whipped this above pic up in about 30 minutes. Pretty impressive in such short a time, though IMO Black Desert’s hair modeling is not ideal. And while…


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some photography

Previously posted at Fashion & Home Decor By: June Fallon.

 There was a big snow storm where I live, so of course being bored I was playing around with some photography and wanted to share it on my blog. The first one is of my partner Sam and the second one is me (as my male avi I decided to make for photos) and the girl is my friend Molly. 
I am wearing – 
{ Speakeasy } Hinto Tattoo @ Tres Chic 
V-Spot – Superfreak Sweat Pants ZAG SWAG
anc- confetti
pose – glamrus
molly is wearing – erratic / beth – bikini / black and white
and magic hair


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Learn Image Composition With Virtual World Photography

Previously posted at New World Notes.

Deoridhe of Primdolls has a really interesting and useful tutorial on Second Life photography composition which is probably valuable for RL photographers too. (For that matter, practicing composition with virtual world screenshots is probably a great, cost effective way to…


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