Should Flickr users move to Instagram?

If you haven’t heard, the new owners of Flickr, SmugMug (Don’t you just hate that name? It sounds like a 12-year-old boy came up with it.), have announced some changes that directly affect those with free accounts (I have a free account, fyi.). Of greatest concern to the Second Life Flickr community is SmugMug capped…

Your eye and SL: Why it’s all about lenses

Warning: This is going to get a bit techie. Did you know Second Life is designed for the the human eye and what you see in SL is a simulation of what your eyes would see if your eyes worked the way a camera lens does? Maybe the former is obvious, but the latter probably…

Tutorial: How to get bokeh in SL

Bokeh isn’t just for real life photographers. You can get it in Second Life, too. What is bokeh? Literally, it’s blur. That’s what bokeh means in Japanese. But it’s so much more than that. That blur can be so beautiful, so pleasing to the eye. Photographers love bokeh; they covet that lovely, blurry effect I’ve…

Reference: Keyboard commands

Many of the tools the User Interface (UI) provides, such as the camera controls, have corresponding keyboard commands serving the same function.

Tutorial: How to set your focal point

If you’re going to take photos in SL, whether you’re just taking snappies of your friends or you’re taking beautiful fashion photos, the one thing you should know how to do is set your focus or focal point (Same thing.).

I’m starting a time sink… err, blog.

I’m starting a blog. Yeps. Another time sink for me. So what’s this blog going to be about? Promoting and teaching Second Life photography. That’s the short answer. The long answer is that I hope to pass along some of the things I’ve learned about photography in Second Life and real life, and demonstrate that…