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Nissa Nightfire in the Second Life World

Ode to Reel Expression~

When Ach announced her Pose Maker challenge, I was tremendously excited! Like many bloggers, poses are an absolutely vital part of what I do. I love poses, I try to always credit them, and I’m constantly on the lookout for new poses. Poses might just be the single biggest folder in my inventory!

I shoot a lot of photos, and love to try new things — but, I often find myself relying on the tried-and-true skills of Luth Brodie, of Reel Expression. Her poses almost always work wonderfully with my avatar, and show off clothes beautifully (which is usually my goal, of course!). I’m especially fond of her fashion and runway sets — but her range seems to be expanding constantly. I’m looking forward to working with some of her more expressive poses — those that tell a story. What a wonderful tool for a photographer!

Before leaving you with the pictures, I want to share a couple of tips about shopping for poses. Perhaps it goes without saying — but always demo the poses. Poses can work differently with different avatars — what looks great on a sales vendor can look terrible on you! Wear close fitting clothes so that you can actually see what is happening to all your limbs from every angle. You may be shopping for a pose for one outfit, but you’ll want to use it again for something else — make sure you know what you’re getting. (I’m wearing this lovely outfit from The Steamstress — no hiding awkward bends here!) Read this superb article by Luth, and learn a little bit about how SL Poses work!

reel-expression

Poses by Reel Expression
Outfit: The Steamstress
Shoes: Tesla
Skin: Tuli ~Natalie
Hair: ETD
Eyes: Miriel

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February 28, 2009 - Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion

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