~ Photo Cafe' ~ Photographers - Episode #40! ~ Chat Transcript ~ 15th of July, 2023 "Summer BBQ Party!" H.12:00 PM SLT [The following Episode #41 will be on: 12th of August 2023]
[12:10] Kika Yongho: Hello Photographers! Here we are with a new episode of our Photo Cafe’! Are you ready?
[12:11] Kika Yongho: If you remember, during last episode we had a live interview with Flo! So we didn’t have enough room to announce another artist who has been working for us and for our “In The Spot” seasonal mono photo expo for the Summer: onceagain (manoji.yachvili)
[12:12] Kika Yongho: The artist’s presentation for the photo:
“I love summer.. for its colours, the hours of sunshine that never seem to end, the swimming in the sea and at the same time I can’t stand it, for the heat and the swimsuit fittings :)”
— onceagain (manoji Yachvili)
[12:13] Kika Yongho: We thank Onceagain for volunteering and representing the beautiful summer mood and.. We have also a surprise for you all! Onceagain set up a brand new (whole!) sim for her galleries and she will be opening it to the public tonight to display her new related expo: “Summer Vibes”!
[12:13] Duraya: great picture onceagain, you made it perfect, captured the fun and forgot about the heat
[12:13] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): thank you dear
[12:14] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): it has been an opportunity to open the new place with an idea about summer, so thanks to photo cafè.
[12:16] Duraya: So let’s start our second photo BBQ!
[12:16] Duraya: We had a great and successful discussion in spring. Whatever hints and comments were given, they proved to be useful and they were gratefully accepted by the photographers who asked for guidance or ideas to further improve their pictures.
[12:17] Duraya: There are so many rules and technical skills you can think of when taking pictures but in the end it seems to be a gut feeling of ‚rightness‘ that makes you decide you are done and content with an image.
[12:17] Duraya: I think all of us know that feeling, thinking ‚great, really great, but …‘ and you decidedly work on to remove that little ‚but‘ – just sometimes you fail to get there!
[12:18] Duraya: Our fellow photographers are qualified and capable to assist you finding the answer!
[12:18] Duraya: We asked you to bring one or two examples of your work you would love to get feedback on.
[12:19] Duraya: I think it’s understood to give this feedback respecting and valuing the work itself, concentrating on hints for possible improvement.
[12:19] Duraya: So wo dares?
[12:20] A. (ava.darkheart): me
[12:21] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): c
[12:21] A. (ava.darkheart): Ok so first of all i need to say that I’m NEVER happy with my pictures, and so i post some in flickr only when my enthusiast feeling push me too far
[12:22] A. (ava.darkheart): So this picture, was prepared, it was a kind of scene with some friend… then when i started to edit it i found out too much details, too much things to watch, so i put on b&w and ending to ruin it. So i know i will never post it… but maybe you will see things i could have done, even if it’s too late now. done
[12:23] A. (ava.darkheart): so for the record, this is Kika, Mila and I. I let you guess who kicks ass
[12:23] Duraya: I absolutely love it!
[12:24] Kika Yongho: c
[12:25] Duraya: Kika, you have a comment ?
[12:25] Kunisaki Izumi (izumi.foxpaws): c
[12:25] Moonsoul Kiyori: c
[12:26] Kika Yongho: Beside I LOVE IT ofc but I will appear probably biased… I am not qualified to give tech suggestions but I can share how I would have edit the photo. I like very much a “double exposure effect” (maybe you noticed in my pics :P) and probably that – or similar – would have helped to blur the surrounding details and give a movement effect. Anyway I love it and you should defo post it 😀 done
[12:27] Maloe Vansant: c
[12:28] Duraya: Kunisaki, you want to comment
[12:28] Kunisaki Izumi (izumi.foxpaws): I love take similar photos. Like Kika i would share how I would take this. Using lower angle. All girls looking at guy who has been kicked. Framing everything closer, Not caring if everything shows well. So more like photo taken in a hurry when something in front of you is happening. Staging photos is really difficult, you did great with this. Done
[12:29] A. (ava.darkheart): yes Kuni, closer would be nicer i guess, i tried to show too much
[12:30] Duraya: thank you!
[12:31] Duraya: Moonsoul please go ahead
[12:31] Moonsoul Kiyori: I agree with Kuni, this kind of photo is very difficult to create, 4 avatars is not easy to setup
[12:32] Moonsoul Kiyori: I like the action and how they look natural, doing each one their own thing as they would do in rl. I also find it interesting that you chose to make it B&W Ava. Done
[12:33] A. (ava.darkheart): i though b&w would attract less eyes on details around
[12:33] Duraya: thank you, Maloe, a comment?
[12:34] Maloe Vansant: i love the fun scene, and the idea behind it, but like most said here it’s quite difficult to catch all in this i would concentrate on the action with the guy and put the avatars more closer to catch them in the scene and use the color version. done
[12:36] Kunisaki Izumi (izumi.foxpaws): c
[12:36] A. (ava.darkheart): less dramatic?
[12:36] Maloe Vansant: yes more the fun part, the b&w is more drama
[12:36] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): c
[12:36] Duraya: thank you Maloe
[12:37] Duraya: once, another comment to this?
[12:37] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): it’s funny because I think exactly the opposite of Kuni and Moon.. such an action photo in real life would be difficult because you would not have the possibility to repeat the shot.. either you take it right away or you lose it.. on second life instead you have the possibility of making many tests to verify the perfect angle. in any case I like the photo.. even if the gaze immediately falls on Kika and then catch the kick and the boy, which should instead be the focus and taken from below, in my opinion. Done
[12:38] Duraya: thank you, I hope you got some ideas to maybe take it up again A
[12:39] A. (ava.darkheart): how you knew it was Kika the kicker?
[12:39] Kunisaki Izumi (izumi.foxpaws): c
[12:39] A. (ava.darkheart): yes, thanks for your comments all
[12:39] Kunisaki Izumi (izumi.foxpaws): i had more on this
[12:42] Kunisaki Izumi (izumi.foxpaws): I have been an action, street photographer in rl, and done theatre , concerts documentary, where I must try and read what will happen before it happens, That feeling i try to create in sl. When I’ve done this sort set up, I can take days, I try to see it in my head, what happened before and after. Technical things can take lots time, And you can’t easily test enough when you use other people as models
[12:43] Kunisaki Izumi (izumi.foxpaws): and i remembered I had one kick photo in flickr but it is spaces
[12:44] Kunisaki Izumi (izumi.foxpaws): ohh second kick
[12:45] Flo Nova (flo0owl): lovely negative space here
[12:45] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): Kuni has been one of the first artist that I hosted in my gallery
[12:45] Duraya: thank you, and on to onceagain’s picture
[12:45] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): I love high key and a little blurry photos, even in real life I often took them. I’m not satisfied with this though because I couldn’t arrange the fish as I wanted and I crashed all the time.. I often leave pictures there because I get bored if they don’t come together as I want
[12:47] Maloe Vansant: c
[12:47] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): c
[12:48] Duraya: Maloe please
[12:48] Maloe Vansant: i just want to say this is picture perfect for me, the whole concept, nothing wrong with it. Done
[12:49] Duraya: onceagain, you wanted to add something?
[12:52] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): anyway I want to say the dolphin had to be darker, and I had to put also a whale.. and stand out in the white space.. but when they don’t come as fast as I want then I pass on and put in the trash.
[12:53] Duraya: that would definitely be a waste once, it’s really good
[12:54] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): thank you dear.. but if you look at it closer you see that the dolphins is too near the line, it must be a little more up and on the right…anyway..is gone. Done
[12:55] Duraya: thank you onceagain
[12:55] Kunisaki Izumi (izumi.foxpaws): This reminds me off Hitch Hikers Guide to Galaxy where dolphins are leaving earth knowing it will soon be destroyed “Dolphins just say Thanks for the fish and fly away
[12:55] Duraya: Maloe you wanted to show us one of your pictures, did I understand right?
[12:57] Duraya: beautiful
[12:57] A. (ava.darkheart): c
[12:57] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): c
[12:58] Duraya: Ava please, you were first
[12:58] Maloe Vansant: i struggled with this one, i changed colours
[12:58] A. (ava.darkheart): Is it AI picture? Kidding!
[12:58] Maloe Vansant: no all sl, i put it on flickr and deleted it again
[12:59] A. (ava.darkheart): I like the process you had there it make it look like a kind of paint or drawing.. I don’t see what’s wrong here! Done
[12:59] Duraya: thank you Ava
[13:00] Duraya: onceagain, you have a comment
[13:00] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): sorry Maloe but really I don’t understand exactly what the problem with this photo is, to me is a good photo. done
[13:00] Maloe Vansant: Thank you but for me it didn’t feel right
[13:00] A. (ava.darkheart): can you say more?
[13:00] Maloe Vansant: maybe i had to keep the original colors
[13:02] Maloe Vansant: it’s like you said about yours , you also had the feel something wasn’t ok
[13:02] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): haha ok
[13:03] Duraya: What colors were there originally, maybe you can describe and we understand better.
[13:03] Maloe Vansant: i show you
[13:06] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): Maloe.. we can trade, i give you mine and you give me yours
[13:06] A. (ava.darkheart): c
[13:06] Maloe Vansant: yes i would love to have yours
[13:08] Duraya: I loved the first one but I prefer the one you posted last, it is special
[13:10] Kunisaki Izumi (izumi.foxpaws): I like the green version better
[13:10] A. (ava.darkheart): c
[13:10] Maloe Vansant: well in the end you are right Kuni , me too now when i see them together
[13:11] Duraya: Ava please, your comment
[13:11] A. (ava.darkheart): I wont say too much cause am not pro or good to give advice in pictures, specially to you Maloe. But if i may just say that the 2 version give a totally different feeling, so I guess it’s depend what you want to show us. The original one is darker and more “dramatic”, and make me think of the depths of the sea, algae… instead the other one we immediately think of the moon, light of the moon, and it’s something related to the feminine… total different mood. So i guess it’s your choice, both are great in my opinion
[13:12] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): c
[13:12] Duraya: once please, then we will sadly have to close the discussion
[13:13] ᴍʌᴛᴛ (matthsuogan): C
[13:13] onceagain (manoji.yachvili): I’m agree with Ava. done
[13:14] Duraya: Matt, shoot!
[13:14] ᴍʌᴛᴛ (matthsuogan): both are beautiful first do me think a poets of moonlady, bathing the world in soft light, a muse for poets, her silver beams in night. Done
[13:15] Duraya: beautifully said
[13:15] Maloe Vansant: thank you Matt and all, this lets me have a different look at both of them.
[13:16] Duraya: So please if you want to discuss on stay, I just have to close the official part now, Kika has one more announcement
[13:16] Kika Yongho: I have a little announcement / spoiler for you about next episode.. It will be (again!) a special one! We will have the inauguration of Moki’s “Recycled Expo” (but I don’t tell you which one! :D) and we will be celebrating it with a double set party! Starting h.9AM SLT with DJ Bee, to continue h.10.30AM with DJ BookaB and our usual episode h.12pm SLT!
So you can not miss this super special one on the 12th of August!!!
[13:16] Duraya: Yes for rl reasons we will only meet again Aug, 12th. So enjoy, don’t get lost and see you all again then.