Saturday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s April Exhibition Opening!

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Join us this Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the formal opening of the Kultivate Select Gallery’s April Exhibition! The Kultivate Select Gallery is a themed gallery and this month’s theme is “Spring is in the Air.” The gallery will feature the following artists:

Sheba Blitz
Eria Ziemia
Timaaj TJ
Isis Desmoulins
Margo Hollak
Solana Python
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Ry Heslop
Kade Sinclair
Methias Kira
Jamee Sandalwood
CalystiaMoonshadow
Eucalyptus Carroll

Live performer Dimi Ludwig will provide the entertainment and the dresscode is formal for this event. We hope to see you at the exhibition!

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/18/39/26

Kultivate Images of the Day: 4/16/17

As today is Easter, our images of today reflect the bunny in all of us:

.Springtime Visitors.
Image by Adalynne Romano

 

Bunny's
Image by Lana Greenhoo
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Image by Chelsea Chaplynski
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Image by And Angel
[...dreaming with my eyes open]
Image by Stellagraphics
Happy Easter! :D
Image by Scarlet Karsin
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Image by Matthew Thomson

Kultivate Images of the Day: 4/2/17 to 4/8/17

Below are our images of the day for 4/2/17 to 4/8/17:

:.  all at once  .:
Image by PanAeon
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Image by Holly Portland
Always look on the bike side of life
Image by AlexMonty SL
Isolation
Image by Sedona Silverpath
No one knows what they can do until they try.
Image by Skippy Beresford
The Last Forever
Image by Ornella Batriani

 

Amhas Wilds - Aly's Fine Art Gallery and Jungle Sim_002
Image by Jeff Goodnight

Kultivate Images of the Day: 3/28/17 to 4/1/17

Below are our images of the day for 3/28/17 to 4/1/17:

J & Faye
Image by Alli Lavarock
tea time .... and  ♥ HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OF YOU ♥
Image by Flubs
KeyToHisHeart
Image by Ruby Ornamental
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Image by Loco Oppewell

 

Saint Tropez
Image by Sandi Benelli

Today @ the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show!

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It is day #3 at the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show and here are our events today:

4pm slt – Steampunk party with DJ Gabrielle Riel
5pm slt – Art Talk #3: Basic and Intermediate SL Photography tips with Kaijah Chrome

**Both hunts, all galleries, and the photography contest are open 24/7

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/179/138/22

 

Spring Into Art Photo Contest!

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At the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, we will have a special photo contest: The Spring Into Art Photo Contest, where you can win a share of a 3,000L’s prize pot and gift cards! Below are the rules and guidelines:

Prizes:

  1. 1st place- 1500L’s, 1 double page ad in Kultivate Magazine, winning photo will be printed in Kultivate Magazine and on our website & 1 gift card
  2. 2nd place – 1000L’s and photo will be printed on our website
  3. 3rd place – 500L’s and photo will be printed on our website

Continue reading Spring Into Art Photo Contest!

Kultivate Magazine’s April 17 Edition is Now Available!

On April 1, 2017 the next edition of Kultivate Magazine will be published (and no it is not an April Fool’s Joke)! This issue will feature artist Giovanna Cerise, the Rosehaven Sim, a preview of the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, The Grand Canyon in Second Life, live performer Melenda Mikael, a discussion of Flickr & art, a cyberpunk photo essay by Wicca Merlin, a photo essay on cityscapes and city streets, The Edge Stylists present their April stylings, and an article to help you produce a fashion show. Click the cover to read the issue:

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Photofocus | Perfectly Clear Complete Version 3.0 – A Quick Look

It’s come a long way since those days, and it has made that journey in no small part because our team here at Photofocus (particularly Rich) have decided to chip in and work with the software developers to make it even better.The combined efforts of the Athentech team and the Photofocus team have yielded a program by photographers FOR photographers. It’s slicker, more powerful, and faster. In my opinion, it is better in every way.

The new Face-Aware Exposure helps with automatic exposure fixes.If you get a chance to look at the new version the first thing you will notice is a new user interface. It’s preset driven but can be infinitely customized. It is friendly, faster and easier to use than ever and is no longer as portrait-centric as it once was.

Continue reading Photofocus | Perfectly Clear Complete Version 3.0 – A Quick Look

Kultivate Images of the Day: 3/21/17 to 3/27/17

Below are our images of the day for 3/21/17 to 3/27/17:

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Image by Jeff Goodnight
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Image by Sorcha Tyles
Above it all
Image by  Myra Wildmist
Portrait Staubi
Image by Engelsstaub Resident
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Image by Kawaski AL
Maison de L'amitie
Image by Ornella Batriani
Sailors Cove West
Image by Reylenne

 

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Kultivate Images of the Day: 3/10/17 to 3/13/17

The images of the day from 3/10/17 to 3/13/17 are:

Serenity
Image by Sedona Silverpath
north bridge
Image by Sabine Maruti
Patience ...
Image by PanAeon

Land of Rainbows 3
Image by Sparkie Cyberstar

 

Kultivate Images of the Day: 2/28/17 to 3/4/17

Our images of the day for 2/28/17 to 3/4/17 are:

[...deja vu]
Image by Stellagraphics
Madame Reve Lighthouse
Image by Pollux Beerbaum
May you live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.
Image by Pretty Parkin
Image by Anouk Lefavre
Anduril 8
Image by Slatan Dryke

 

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SL Photography: Using a 300mm telephoto lens

Kultivate Contributor Myra Wildmist is back with another SL Photography tutorial. This time she discusses how to use a 300 mm telephoto lens.

In real life, a telephoto lens is often used to in situations where it’s difficult to get close to your subject, such as sports photography or wildlife photo.

Getting close to your subject in Second Life, isn’t usually an issue. The likelihood of being mauled by a tiger in SL is fairly low.

That doesn’t mean a telephoto lens doesn’t have uses in SL. A telephoto lens still gives your photographs that zoomed-in-from-a-distance appearance, which yields an appealing, real-life effect, especially if your subject is an action scene or animals.

Settings for a 300mm lens

For my 300mm lens, I’m using the specifications from the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm. Open your Phototools (Alt-P). Select the DoF/Glow tab. Check the box by Enable Depth of Field (DoF). Use the following settings:

View angle – .143
FOV- 8.2 degrees
Foc Length – 300
f-number – 2.8-22 (Recommended range.)

View angle, FOV (Field of View) and Foc Length (Focal Length) are the important settings. These three settings “attach” the lens to your camera. Once they’re set, there’s no reason to adjust them, again, until you want to return to your default.

View angle is the the FOV expressed as radians.

The f-number controls the depth of field effect. Lower numbers yield more bokeh, blur.The range of 2.8-22 is a physical limitation of the real world lens. It’s just a recommended range in SL. If you want to mirror the effect you get with the Nikon lens, stay in this range; however, feel free to go outside of the f-number range if it fits your purposes.

WARNING: Do not fuss with View angle, FOV, or Foc Length, once you set them for a lens. These parameters are all dependent on each other and should correspond to the specs of the lens you want to use.

Settings for other popular lenses can be found in my previous article, Simulating Popular Lenses in Phototools.

Sample photos taken with a 300mm lens:

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Antelope in the wilds at TerpsiCorp art sim
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Bunny on windmill at Bryn Oh’s, Hand
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Portrait taken with 300mm lens. That’s another Bryn Oh installation in the background

 

Kultivate Images of the Day: 2/22/17 to 2/27/17

The images of the day for 2/22/17 to 2/27/17 are:

Norderney
Image by Sandi Benelli
before the heat of day
Image by Flubs
Kaila candid
Image by Kaijah Chrome
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Image by  Michelle Halster

 

Sugar`s Style
Image by Sugar Planer
Leaning Down
Image by Mizaki Cupcake Verlack

 

 

Kultivate Magazine March 2017 Issue Preview!

On March 1, 2017, the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published. The featured article for this issue is on Casper Warden and his brand, CasperTech. This issue will also feature Laurie Alexis, Co-Owner of The Keys Live Music Venues & Management Group; artist Nils Urqhart, the Ciottolina Rooftop Gallery, Builder’s Brewery,  the Edge Stylists present their March stylings, and the Somewhere Sim. Our photo essays are from llyra Chardin who presents a Modicom of color and guest contributor Amy BeeBe presents Spring Art.

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Kultivate Images of the Day: 2/17/17 to 2/21/17

Our images of the day from 2/17/17 to 2/2/17 are:

A fallen angel.....
Image by Fleur Imagines SL
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Image by Millionaire Reichmann
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Image by Jaggy
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Image by Tempest Rosca

Sunset on the Avenue des Champs Elysees


Image by Cassandra Smith

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Kultivate Images of the Day: 2/7/17 to 2/15/17

We have slipped behind with our images of the day, but for a good reason: The Kultivate Spring 17 Fashion Event! to make up for this slippage we are bringing you 9 images of the day:

Among the Roses
Image by Timaaj TJ
I don't fear the dead.
Image by Brian Werefox
Let yourself be enchanted in small ways
Image by Naria Panthar
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Image by Ramsa Love
Sommergewitter 4
Image by Slatan Dryke
Fly Down... We are Open!
Image by Mizaki cupcake Verlack
Image by Anouk Lefavre
The Carousel has Broken down
Image by Alex Avion

 

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Image by Finn Lawksley

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8th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest — Update 2; Last Year’s RL Red Carpet

Its that time again, the 8th annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest:

Around the Grid

OFPC teaser 2 Can you rock the red carpet and get your name into this envelope? You still have time.
For the first seven callers, we offer at no additional cost, fame, fortune and 15 minutes in the limelight!!!

This year’s entries for the OFPC can be described by an adjective a writer of my acquaintance used to refer to international mail in the 1970s and 1980s:  “lentitudinous.”  I can’t find a formal definition, even in Oxford, but I’ve always taken it to be a £50 way to say “sluggish.”  This point in the competition always drives me up the wall, and makes me start worrying that I’ll have a small pack to judge.  I’d rather have scads of entries than a mere handful.  That sends me off into the convoluted coils of Flickr, looking for evening gown shots that aren’t necessarily on theme, but might be contenders.

Please keep me from buying…

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Kultivate Images of the Day: 2/3/17 to 2/6/17

Below are our images of the day from 2/3/17 to 2/6/17:

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Image by Chelsea Chaplynski
1920`s New York Project
Image by Sugar Planer
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Image by Holly Portland
The Fool
Image by Kimeu Kamolla

 

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Kultivate Images of the Day: 1/31/17 to 2/2/17

Below are our images of the day for 1/31/17 to 2/2/17:

Cmon Tinny, NOW is not the time to talk about curtain colours for the bedroom
Image by Umshlanga Barbosa
Give Me Coffee!! Now!!!
Image by Sophia
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Image by Ryan Sixx

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Kultivate Images of the Day: 1/28/17 to 1/30/17

The images of the day from 1/28/17 to 1/30/17 are:

Whimberly  - Willow
Image by Atlan Bade
Neva River Bay
Image by Ornella Batriani-Lecker
Regulator
Image by PanAeon

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Kultivate Images of the Day: 1/24/17 to 1/27/17

Our images of the day for 1/24/17 to 1/27/17 are:

Stunning ...
Image by Karine
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Image by Michelle Halster
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Image by Spookyboo Puddleglum
Field of Dreams Lighthouse
Image by Pollux Beerbaum

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