Monday, November 19, 2012

Pose Appreciation Week: Making Credits

Edge of the World

It's pose appreciation week, in which we focus on the poses which make us all look good. My pose store of choice these days is Glitterati, at least in part because I have over four hundred poses from her which means I can fit a wide variety of moods and types of clothing. I have an advantage over some loggers because I take discrete pictures and don't combine them (unless I'm doing hunt prizes) so it's relatively easy to keep track, but I figured I'd share some of my process so that people who are struggling with how do do things behind the scenes might get some ideas. For a long time I kept the notecard in world, but now I use notepad (so that there isn't any extra code when I cut and paste it to different places) and edit it to match each new photoshoot. I actually have a separate one for petites, since the defaults I use are very different, but I'm using today's photoshoot as an example. I start with the note open so that I can easily put in the store name and item name of everything I'm wearing (even if it isn't visible, like the katat0nik shoes under my enormous Dressed By Lexi dress).

Skin: De la Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose
Eyes: De La Soul, RooMee Eyes - Rainbow
Eyelashes: SLink, Eyelashes
Eyeshadow: Glow, Crazy Eyes
Eyeliner: Adam n Eve, Hepsut
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Lipstick: Mock, Bella Vetro Gloss
Hair: Discord Designs, Calvin (promotional item)
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Hands: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands
Jewelry: Primalot, Joy
Dress: Dressed By Lexi, Dangerous Beauty
Boots: katat0nik, Bowie Peep Toe Heels

Pose: Glitterati,
1) 227
2) 239
3) 298
4) Long Hair 4
5) 170
6) 210

Location: Enchanted Frost Hunt
Light Settings: Places Annamaria
Water Settings: Mirror Water

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

SL, Second Life, De La Soul, Illusions, SLink, Glow, Adam n Eve, Illusions, Mock, Discord Designs, Fancy Fairy, Primalot, Dressed By Lexi, katat0nik, Glitterati, MadPea, Enchanted Frost


Born from Flames

When I take pictures, I name them for the date (and sometimes a phrase for specific shoots) and they're numbered automatically, so for today I ended up with pictures 2012-11-19_001 to 2012-11-19_006. Since they automatically number, it's easy to track which pose I'm using for each on a list underneath the name of the posemaker. Flickr has a new uploading program where I can create sets while labeling each picture individually. I actually edit and cut and paste the set description into this post even before uploading the pictures.Then, once I've put into the descriptions of each picture in bulk, I can edit down for each individual number, and then rename the pictures. At this point, the process is so ingrained I could probably do it in my sleep.

White I'm doing the brainless labeling, I'm also thinking of what i want to say, which includes whether this needs to be a "namedrop the creators" shoot, like mentioning my awesome hair with the teeniest tiniest cornrows is from Discord Designs and available at the Around the World Event, or if I can wax philosophical or even just self-indulgently off on various topics on my mind. I try to do all of this while still wearing the clothes because I usually grab the urls for stores from the creators' Picks (creators, I love it when it's the top one!) while stacking their profiles for ease of notecard distribution with the published blogposts url in it. I do my Plurk post, with a picture I think will suit that medium well, and finally, I put the url for the blogpost in each picture and add them to the appropriate groups on Flickr. Depending on my level of focus and how much I have to say, the whole process can take anywhere from a couple of hours to half a day, but a lot of my attention is on minimizing the boring stuff so that I can focus on what I really enjoy - taking pictures and exploring.

Red Robin

( More pictures here. )

Credits: 

Skin: De la Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose
Eyes: De La Soul, RooMee Eyes - Rainbow
Eyelashes: SLink, Eyelashes
Eyeshadow: Glow, Crazy Eyes
Eyeliner: Adam n Eve, Hepsut
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Lipstick: Mock, Bella Vetro Gloss
Hair: Discord Designs, Calvin (promotional item)
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Hands: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands
Jewelry: Primalot, Joy
Dress: Dressed By Lexi, Dangerous Beauty
Boots: katat0nik, Bowie Peep Toe Heels

Poses: Glitterati

Location: Enchanted Frost Hunt
Light Settings: Places Annamaria
Water Settings: Mirror Water

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

2 comments:

  1. I do some of this already, but I like your system a lot. I think I'll give it a try and see if I can adapt it to my own process. Thanks for sharing!

    And lovely photos, as always <3

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  2. It's something I've built up over time, but I'm always making modifications to make things easier. I wish there were ways to streamline it further, but I've not come up with any! Sometime I'll have to cover the new and awesome auto-upload for Flickr that I use for dance events, though. It was so very cool.

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