I’m pretty sure out of the 100K inventory that I have, at least a quarter of that must be Truth hair. I’m going to admit something that you guys might shake your head at, I’ve never ever deleted any Truth hair. No wonder my inventory is insane, right? Well what can I say, I am a true Truth addict and I just cannot get myself to delete any of it.
However, now that Truth has released new hair today with updated color packs, I may just do some spring cleaning to make room for the new goodies. He has six new releases for us, they are at a temporary location so check his flickr for the details (they are also on marketplace). He has added a variety pack as well for those who like to change their skintones and hair colors all the time, like me! Another thing I love is that he has added the fades in the color packs so now you don’t have to purchase two different packs. You can pick up a FREE DEMO of all the colors on marketplace at this link. You’ll notice that demo pack also comes with all of his hairbases in every color, for free!
Finally, not only has he had a big release today, but he just announced a very exciting contest which I know a lot of you will be interested in. Click over and join the Truth Model Search flickr group. The contest starts today and ends June 1st. You can win gift certificates along with becoming a “Truth Model” and having your picture displayed in the store! Make sure to pay attention to the rules, the picture has to be a minimum 2048×2048 in size. That’s usually a lot bigger than what I upload to flickr so I had to keep that in mind when doing this picture.
He didn’t say anything about nudity so I’m not sure if my picture here will qualify, but I am adding it anyways. The reason I wanted to go nude today was because I wanted to show off my sexy new skin. I’m sort of in love with it. I think it makes me look quite exotic. The skin is Aria from League and it’s a preview of what’s to come. I’m excited to see the rest of the Aria line. I’m wearing the golden tone and I also picked up the appliers for the SLink hands, feet and also for my Lolas tango! I’ll probably be doing more pictures with all the appliers soon. So head down to League and pick up a demo.
A:S:S (which stands for Another Stupid Shirt Shop) also creates mesh eyes (which are far from stupid :P). They are having a Photo Contest with some great prizes. I figured it was the perfect opportunity to break out their Ghost supernatural eyes that I’ve been dying to use in a post. The contest ends on the 30th, so you just have a few more days to enter. Here’s a link to their flickr group. I’m thinking I’m going to submit this cropped version of the above photo as it is more of a close up, even though I’m sad about cutting out all the butterflies.
I’m not sure where I was going with this photo, it kind of looks like an alien invasion, lol. But it was a fun shoot!
The outfit I’m wearing is by Faint Paulse of Ladies Who Lunch and will be released at the AVENUE Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Week which starts on March 31st. For more details, check out the youtube trailer and a sneak peek of what’s to come in the flickr group.
People are always asking me how I add the highlights and shadows on my pictures. Of course, a lot of that are my windlight settings. But I also play around a little bit in photoshop. I do some dodge and burn, which I used on my hair in this picture. Using curves on adjustment layers is another thing I do sometimes, but it’s really not that obvious. It’s a very minor adjustment that I think adds a little more depth to an image. I’m not sure how useful you’ll find this technique, but here it is anyways.
I decided to take my coldlogic contest picture there. I can’t seem to resist entering a good contest, there’s another one coming up that I also have my eye on. The coldlogic contest ends tomorrow so you still have a day to enter if you haven’t just yet.
I was trying to do an entry for the 2013 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest but after I took all the images I realized it looks more like I’m marrying my alt, Manberry. *facepalm* So what I’ve decided is to not enter these ones because really…I dunno what I was thinking, lol. I went back and read the rules and it says that the picture has to be taken after December 1st, 2012 so I’m thinking I will enter one of these two pictures: Golden or Red because I just love that gown. But I can’t decide which one looks more like an Oscar-ish picture. Which one of the two do you guys think I should enter?
I’ve been kind of busy with RL work and studying my ass off for this certification I’m trying to do so I haven’t had much time to put a lot of thought into blogging. I have so much I want to blog but trying to keep up with RL work and SL work, I think it’s taking a toll on me. But hopefully I’ll make some time to get to all the blogging ideas swimming around in my head.
I know a lot of you have recently contacted me to schedule photo appointments and I’m pretty much booked till March now, so I’d like to suggest you guys take a look at my Photographers page in case you are in a hurry to get some pictures. I haven’t updated in a couple of years and not sure if all of those photographers are still around and doing photo work, but please feel free to add any more in the comments if you know of others that are currently taking clients.
I really messed around with the first and last image in this post. The second image is almost a raw shot because I pretty much just ran out of time haha. I’ve been wearing these clothes and trying to complete this post all week. I have some raw shots up on my profile here and here if you’d like to take a look.
I’ve also made the last image my iRez photo of the day today. That makes a total of 25 posts I’ve made on iRez.me since I started. I feel so happy and fortunate to be a part of a blog that has such vibrant and creative writers. If you’re not a regular reader of iRez.me, this is your chance to add it to your readers and blogrolls, you won’t regret it!