Kultivate Magazine-February 2018 Issue is Now Available!

The February issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features the Comhar Photography Studio and Photography Sim, the commerce features of vitual world Hi-Fidelity, From the Worlds to the World Art Exhibition, the Eternity Exhibition in Sansar, a photo essay on the Sanctuary Sim, February stylings by The Edge Stylists, and a special bonus feature—images from various couples in Second Life (after all February is the love month, so lets celebrate couples)! You can view the issue below:

 

3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show Registration is Now Open!

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The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show will take place April 6 to 14, 2018. As in previous years, the art show will featured both juried and non juried exhibitions.

Please read the initial terms and guidelines carefully before signing up:

TERMS AND GUIDELINES:
-Only one registration per artist per section
-All artwork and artists must follow the Second Life TOS and Community Standards/Guidelines
-All artwork must be your own intellectual property
-All juried pieces must be new and have not been exhibited or shown elsewhere in Second Life
-There is a limit of ONE juried item that can be entered in our juried competition
-3D Artists will be allotted 100 prims
-2D Artists will be allotted 30 prims
-All space provided is as is, do not make any modifications
-All items must be in your provided space
-No poofers, chat spammers, automatic group joiners, or particle machines type devices
-All art work must be moderate/mature in rating, no adult themed art is allowed
-No art work that is political, offensive, racist, or derogatory in nature is allowed
-No using alts to enter more than one category
-You must set up during the provided set up time frame and derezz during the clean up time frame
-Judges cannot enter any juried contest, they can enter the exhibition only exhibit area
**Violators of these terms and guidelines will be given a warning, with the immediate removal of any artwork that breaks these terms and guidelines. Repeated behavior will result in forfeiture in the art show and future Kultivate sponsored and ran events**

Click Here For More Information & To Register for the
3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kandis Art Gallery’s Grand Opening Event!

 

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Join us on Sunday at 1pm slt or the grand opening of The Kandis Gallery of Real Life Imagery! This event will feature live performer Parker Static and the following artists: Bamboo Barnes, Sabine Mortenwold, Wintergeist Resident, Maaddi, Eleseren Brianna, and Johan Brianna. Dress code is dressy casual.

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/103/51/25

Artist Opportunities For March & April!

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Exhibition opportunities are now open for registration at the Kultivate Galleries (Windlight Art Gallery, Kultivate Select Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery, & The Kandis Gallery of Real Life Imagery) for March & April Exhibitions! To register: https://kultivatemagazine.com/artist-opportunities/

Sunday @ 1pm slt-The Edge Gallery’s January & February Exhibition Opening Event!

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Join us this Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the grand reopening of The Edge Gallery! The Edge Gallery will now house fashion and black and white imagery. This exhibition will feature live performer Jack Slade and the following artists:

Seershaheart
Glitterprincess Destiny
Paaie Resident
Maaddi
Hana Hoobinoo
Kapaan
Veruca Tammas
KharmaObscura

The dresscode for this event is dressy casual and the slurl is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/33/230/27

Kultivate Magazine’s January 2018 Issue is Now Available!

The January 2018 issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features Winter Art from our great artists, the Fairhaven Sim, the 3 Artists at Gallery Cecile in Second Life exhibition, a photo essay on the R.A.H.M.E.N.L.O.S sim, the Ivy Fall sim, The Listening Room, Ach’s Garage in Sansar, Runway 101, and The Edge Stylists present Winter stylings. Very special thank you to Kodymeyers Resident for the cover image. Click the cover to view this month’s issue:

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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s Jan & Feb Exhibition Opening!

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KULTIVATE SELECT GALLERY JAN AND FEB 2018 EXHIBITION:
Below are the following artists who are exhibiting:
Join us on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1pm slt for the opening event for the Kultivate Select Gallery’s January & February Exhibition! This event will feature live performer Parker Static and the dress code is dressy casual. The following artists are exhibiting Winter and 3D Artwork:
CalystiaMoonShadow
DAKOTA LAVAROCK
Paaie Resident
Jamee Sandalwood
JolieElle Parfort
Maaddi
Keira Lewellen
Sheba Blitz
FiordiligiDaPonte Resident
Veruca Tammas

Kultivate Image of the Day: 1/10/18

Today’s image of the day is from Sabine Mortenwold:

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Join our Flickr group to have an image considered for the image of the day.

 

 

SL Photography: JPG, BMP, or PNG?

Saving your photos to your hard drive is a handy option, allowing you to save your photos to your PC for easy cataloguing or editing. Second Life allows you to save your photos as either JPG, BMP, or PNG. Which file format is best for your photos?

When you take a snapshot in SL, either by pressing the camera icon or using the keyboard combination Ctrl+Shift+S, you will be presented with the snapshot dialog window. On left of the Snapshot window are a variety of options.

Under the Profile section, there’s a button called Selection. If you click on this, it gives you a variety of ways to save your snapshot: to your inventory, Flickr, your Profile feed, etc.

There’s also an option to save your photos to disk, locally on your PC.

Saving to disk you can save your photos in three different formats: JPG, BMP, or PNG. Which is best?

  • JPG is a compressed file format. Unfortunately, while it will save disk space, that compression costs image detail.
  • BMP is uncompressed and maintains image quality and accuracy.
  • PNG is also uncompressed and also maintains image accuracy and quality. Its file size is smaller than BMP, though.

The choice for photographers is PNG. It delivers the highest image quality and a smaller file size than BMP.

JPGs can be very good, though. If disk space is an issue for you, you won’t be giving up too much quality, but just be aware you are losing some image quality.

If disk space isn’t an issue, choose PNG when you save your photos to your hard drive.

Kultivate Image of the Day-1/8/18

Today’s image of the day is from Delssia moth:

Bird Island

Join our Flickr group to have your image considered for the image of the day.

Kultivate Image of the Day-1/6/18

Today’s image of the day is from Slatan Dryke:

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Join our Flickr group to have an image considered for the image of the day.

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery’s January & February Exhibition Opening Event!

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Join us this Sunday, at 1pm slt for the opening of Windlight Art Gallery’s January & February Exhibition Opening event! This event will feature live performer Melenda Mikael and the dress code is dressy casual. Below are the following artists who are exhibiting:

Bellissa Dion

CalystiaMoonShadow

DAKOTA LAVAROCK

Fafnir Kiranov

Jasmin Currier

JolieElle Parfort

Maaddi

Margo Hollak

Veruca Tammas

Sabine Mortenwold

Sheba Blitz

Sandi Benelli

Pam Astonia

Slatan Dryke

Bryndarkly Cazalet

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/65/132/26

Kultivate Image of the Day: 1/4/18

Today’s image of the day is from Holly Portland:

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Image by Holly Portland

Join our Flickr group to have an image considered for the image of the day.

Kultivate Image of the Day: 1/3/18

Today’s image of the day is by Branwen Firanelli:

Join our Flickr group to have an image entered in our image of the day!

 

Call For Winter Images!

Kultivate Magazine is calling for winter images for our January 2018 issue! If you would like to have your image published, continue reading:

  1. All images must be of your own intellectual property
  2. The images must be of winter scenery, this can be of Second Life or real life scenery
  3. All images must be moderate/mature/pg/g in rating. Adult images or nudity is not allowed
  4. You are allowed to submit exactly ONE image
  5. The images can contain yourself or other avatars
  6. All images must be submitted to our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography
  7. All images must be submitted by January 10, 2018 at 8 am slt

January & February Windlight Art Fellows!

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Kultivate is pleased to announce the following artists who are exhibiting at the Windlight Art Gallery for January and February:

Bellissa Dion
CalystiaMoonShadow
DAKOTA LAVAROCK
Fafnir Kiranov
Jasmin Currier
JolieElle Parfort
Maaddi
Margo Hollak
roxaane Fyanucci
Sabine Mortenwold
Sheba Blitz

This exhibition will open on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1pm slt! slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/63/132/26 Live performer Melenda Mikael will provide the entertainment!

Home For the Holidays Photo Challenge Winners!

Congrats to our Home For the Holidays Photo Challenge Winners:

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1st Place Image by Alex Avion
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2nd Place Image by Raizan Field
Teamwork
3rd Place Image by Boo Yakasha

 

Take my hand, we are almost home..." Home for the holidays...
4th Place Image by Scarlett Karsin

Kultivate Magazine’s December Issue Is Now Available!

The December 2017 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features oYo Breedables, the many artists of Kultivate, A photo essay featuring winter animals, The Mill Sim, The Haze Exhibition, The Hollywood Art Museum in Sansar, A Colors of Winter Fashion Photo Essay, and the Edge Stylists present their December stylings. Very special thank you for Veruca Tammas for the cover image! Click on the cover below to view the issue:

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Home For the Holidays Photo Challenge!

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The second annual Home For the Holidays Photo Challenge is back and with a combined total of 5,000L’s! Continue reading for guidelines and entry requirements:

Prizes (Winners will be announced on December 23, 2017 via Flickr messaging and in SL):
1st Place: 2,000L’s & image published on website and in Kultivate Magazine
2nd Place:  1,500L’s & image published on website
3rd Place: 1,000L’s & image published on website
4th Place: 500L’s & image published on website

Entry &  Contest Guidelines:
1. Entry is 100% free
2. To enter, take an image of your home or someone else’s home that has Christmas/Winter Decorations either inside or out. Your avatar should be included in the image, after all it is Home For the Holidays…
3. You can have family and friends in the image. Be Creative & Use your imagination!
4. Upload your photo to our contest group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivatephotochallenges
5. You are allowed to upload exactly ONE image to the group, so choose your best one
6. Images are reviewed before they show up in the photo pool, so please be patient
7. All images must be moderate or pg/g in rating, no adult images
8. All images must be 100% your intellectual property and taken by you
9. Editing in Photoshop or GIMP is fine
10. You must include the slurl of where you took the image in the Flickr description
11. You have until 1159 pm Flickr time on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 1159 pm to enter your image. We will use the time stamps that are provided on Flickr.
12. By submitting an image to our Flickr group, you give us rights to publish the image if you win the contest.
Images that do not meet these guidelines will be deleted from the group.

Judging Criteria:
Your image will be judged on the quality, incorporation of the location, and creativity of the image.