Call For Couple’s Images!

Kultivate Magazine is looking for couple images for our February 2018 issue. If you would like to have your image published, continue reading:

  1. All couples (irregardless to sexual orientation and/or demographics) are encouraged to submit images.
  2. The images must feature a couple
  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 image must be of your own intellectual property
  6. You can submit images of you and your other half enjoying things in SL, such as dancing, sailing, dining out, or cuddling
  7. All images must be submitted to our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography
  8. All images must be submitted by February 10, 2018 at 8 am slt

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:

Kultivate Magazine-January 18

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:

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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: 1/3/18

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!

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:

December 2017 Cover (1)

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.

Participate in Kultivate Magazine’s December 2017 Issue!

You can participate in our Kultivate December 2017 issue by either submitting an image for our end of year image photo essay or by submitting a second life prediction for 2018, a new years resolution, or a holiday recipe. To submit images: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography/ and to submit the other items: https://goo.gl/forms/gQUnLGVHXtDIWbY93

Image Guidelines:

-All images have to be submitted via our flickr group (url above)

-All images must be of your own intellectual property

-All images must have been taken in 2017

-Images that are offensive, contain racial or illicit material will not be published

-Only pg/g or mature/moderate images are allowed

**The deadline to submit all items is December 1, 2017**

 

Kultivate Magazine-November 2017 Edition is Now Published!

Welcome to the November 2017 issue of Kultivate Magazine! This issue will feature The Edge Stylists as they celebrate their second year in existence, the Khodovarikha sim, Animesh in Second Life, the Aspen Fall Sim, the United State of Mind Exhibition, and a photo essay by Euridice Qork. Click the cover below to view the issue:

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Scare Me Silly Photo Challenge!

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Back for a 3rd straight year is the Scare Me Silly Photo Challenge! This event has a combined 5,000Ls prize total and is only for one week! Continue reading for guidelines and entry requirements:

Prizes (Winners will be announced on October 30, 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, teleport to the Scare Me Silly event (slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/149/136/23)
3. Take a photo of you at the event. Use your imagination (get in costume, show yourself scared silly, or scaring someone else!)
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 Friday, October 27, 2017 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.

 

Kultivate Images of the Day: 10/5/17

Below are the images of the day. Join our Flickr group to have an image considered for our image of the day: https://goo.gl/4kmn77:

[Too Good At Goodbyes]
Image by Ali lavarock
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Image by Twain Orfan
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Image by Ornella Batriani
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Image by Holly Portland
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Image by Lunaneska Blackheart

Kultivate Magazine’s October 2017 Issue is Now Available!

Welcome to the October 2017 edition of Kultivate Magazine! This issue will feature fractal artist Gem Preiz, the Max and Lyric fundraiser, the Universe Sim, the Rock Your Rack Charity Art Show, La Maison d’Aneli, Virtual Holland Art Gallery, and photo essays by Illyra Chardin (Monochrome Art), Wicca Merlin (wicked October inspired fashion), and The Edge Stylists present their looks for October. Click on the cover below to view the issue:

Kultivate Magazine-October 17

Kultivate Images of the Day-10/3/17

Today’s images of the day are:

{Riverdale Series} Josie McCoy
Image by Ric Applewhyte
Life is about moments. Create them. Don't wait for them.
Image by Brian Werefox
War Teen Territory.
Image by Freekency Banx

 

La Rivera
Image by Gossamerstar

Where HaveYou Been
Image by Lanna Greenhoo

Join our Flickr group to have an image considered for our image of the day: https://goo.gl/4kmn77

Kultivate Images of the Day-10/2/17

Below are the images of the day for 10/2/17:

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Image by Jeff Goodnight
Image by Carisa Franizzi
Lay me down...
Image by Clary Congrejo
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Image by Ramsa Luv

The Brilliance of a fall time sunset ...
Image by Tori Resident

Join our Flickr group to have an image considered for our image of the day: https://goo.gl/4kmn77

Official Rock Your Rack Charity Art Show & Auction Press Release!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kultivate Magazine & Rock Your Rack’s Charity Art Show & Auction

Dates: September 30, 2017 to October 14, 2017

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Aftershock/68/129/23

Website: https://rockyourrack.wordpress.com/about/art-show-and-auction-by-kultivate-magazine/

Kultivate Magazine is pleased to have partnered with Rock Your Rack to create a special charity art show and auction! Rock Your Rack is the signature charity of the in world group, Model’s Giving Back. Rock Your Rack benefits The National Breast Cancer Foundation, which sponsors mammograms and breast cancer screenings for women and men.

Continue reading “Official Rock Your Rack Charity Art Show & Auction Press Release!”

Sunday @ 1pms lt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s September Exhibition Opening Event & Gallery Reopening!

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Join us this Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the September Exhibition Opening event and gallery reopening of Kultivate Select Gallery! The gallery has received a complete makeover and is now an outdoor gallery and venue! Kultivate Select is a themed gallery and this month’s theme is Fall has returned! Live performer Nina Bing will provide 1 hour of entertainment and the following artists are exhibiting:

Eucalyptus Carroll
emberdearheart Resident
Bri Graycloud
Veruca Tammas
Gwen Enchanted
ilyra chardin
retroye resident
CalystiaMoonShadow
John Brianna

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

**The dresscode for this event is casual**

Saturday @ 1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery’s September & October Exhibition Opening!

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Join us this Saturday at the Windlight Art Gallery for the September & October Exhibition Opening event! The opening will take place from 1pm to 2pm slt. This event will feature the following artists:

Dakota Lavarock
Calystiamoonshadow Resident
Twain Orfan
Kodymeyers Resident
ChristianAyden Resident
Kamika81 Resident
Kit Boyd
Fafnir Kiranov
Sandi Benelli
Pam Astonia
BryneDarkley Cazalet
Slatan Dryke
Tiszo Cioc

The event will feature live music by Parker Static and the dress code is formal. Here is the slurl to the event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/59/133/26