Poses play a very important role in photography, if not the most important one. Whether it is RL or SL photography, the pose has to be there and it has to be specific. The pose will usually be determined by the outfit you have on and the theme or concept of the picture you have in mind or vice versa. It will definitely inspire you and it will help you figure out what you’re going to do with the picture.
Couple poses have always intrigued me more than single ones. They are definitely harder to work with, so that to me, sounds like a challenge. I can never say no to a challenge, which is why I always end up disappointed in the end. Ha ha. But hey, at least I’m having so much fun, so, you know what they say. It’s the journey that matters, not the destination! So here’s why I think couple/friends poses are usually harder to blog.
First of all, since the designers create the poses in a certain way, using, probably their own avatar size and shape, there is always a chance of the pose not working well for you. In this case, do not panic! You can always edit the pose (by right clicking on it) and unlink it. This way you can adjust the poses individually, move them up or down, back or forth. There are also huds like Animare or Anypose that allow you to move parts of your body, in case your hand ends up in your hair or dress or even worse, inside your picture partner’s back for example. Be careful though! If you’re supposed to blog the pose, you can’t change it. Yes you can remove your fingers from your hair, but you can’t move your hand down for example. The creators needs to recognize their work and people need to know what they’re buying.
Second of all, couple or friends poses, require more than one avatars, obviously. In this case you can either use an alt or, in my case, models. Since for me personally, one account is already too much to handle, I’d rather work with Jules in case I have to make a females pose or male models for couple ones. Besides, how or why would I ever miss the opportunity of a) bugging and upsetting Jules with my OCD and need-to-be-perfect behavior and b) hugging a shirtless guy for like an hour and instead use a, most likely, bad-looking male alt that I would have created? He he.
Jokes aside, working with models, from my experience, has been a great lesson. They have been inspiring, helpful and they have taught me things I didn’t know before. For that reason only, I’m always looking forward to working with them. Besides, it’s always interesting to see, what kind of picture they would take and how they would, probably, do it differently.
Last but not least, styling is a factor. You probably know what you want to wear or what you want to look like in the picture, but, your picture partner, has to match it. For example, if you’re in a gown, all fancy and posh, you probably don’t want your partner to wear jeans. Nothing wrong with jeans, but they will, in my opinion, create a contrast and inconsistency between your style and theirs. So it is challenging, for the models mostly, to find something to wear that would meet your requirements for the picture. In this case, I’d say, gift them what you want them to wear. They’re helping you out so, least you can do is buy them a pair of pants…! Who knows, maybe you’re going to need them again in the future and your particular gift would come in handy then as well.
So, in this post today, I had the pleasure to work with Kael (I could hug him, shirtless or not, for hours and days, he’s adorable) and also with a very beautiful pose created by Drunk Panda. You can find this one and many many others, in this month’s round of Pose Lover & Friends Event.
Have a nice day everyone!
EYESHADOW: Genesis Lab – GHOST TOWER (edited)
EYES: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#8]
HAIR: little bones – Cross
UNDERWEAR: Maitreya – Hipster
BOXERS: Apple May – Dorkin’ Out Briefs
TATTOO: Bolson – Odric (previous MOM release, soon in mainstore)