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:
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:
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
2nd place – 1000L’s and photo will be printed on our website
3rd place – 500L’s and photo will be printed on our website
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:
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.