As you probably already know, Stud has all the picture taking talents in this dynamic duo. I really do want to learn all of his tricks when he’s fixing up the pictures after the shot but I struggle with it a little bit. I usually watch him while he works on a picture but when he’s doing little things here and there it looks like nothing is happening. Then all of a sudden I look at the big picture and it’s amazing!! The two biggest obstacles I have – his GIMP program is in Portuguese so when I’m watching I can’t understand the names of the tools. Two – my patience level can be a huge issue – I sometimes give up if something isn’t “perfect” right away. Three – when Stud’s not around and I break open Gimp – nothing happens. I touch tools and try different things and it just doesn’t work for me. I’m a smart person – honest lol and I really want to do this. Maybe I just don’t think I can make pictures as nice as his.
I mean of course I can take pictures but it’s that little bit of magic that happens afterwards that really makes the difference – at least in my opinion. One of my good friends in SL told me about picmonkey – which is great but I really hope to take it to the next level. I will continue to work on it and see what happens. I really am interested – I just need to relax and find some patience. Patiennnnnnnce – come here patience. Come here Patience!!! COME HERE NOW PATIENCE!!!!!
I thought I would share with you a picture that I took yesterday. I thought it turned out really well. I used shadows in SL and took my time to find a really nice windlight. I showed the picture to Stud last night and he fixed it up in GIMP. It’s a perfect example of how just a little bit of magic made a nice picture look amazing.