By Scott Nobody
This time we'll take a look at another simple way of making your Second Life photos turn out better. In photography, the background is or can be just as important as the subject. Especially when the background is interfering with the subject in a way that is unintentional.
Its a simple tip really. Lets call it the "Keep the head in a clean spot" tip. What I mean by that is, when you shoot your self or another person, try and keep the background behind the subjects head clean so nothing appears to be growing out of, sticking in to, or going through their head. A good example could be tree branches that mysteriously protrude from the subjects head, or a lamppost sticking out of the top of the head.
|Here the trunk of the tree is growing out of my head.|
|Even though the back ground is messy, it is uniform behind the head, and the background is also been blurred by using the DoF feature in Firestorms Phototools|
|Even with DoF enabled, the tree trunk is still where is shouldn't be, however a better version that with the DoF disabled.|
|Again, tree in a position where they shouldn't be any.|
|A slight move with the camera and the head it is clear, however we have another problem - horizon lines going through the head.|
|Horizon lines through the head are almost as bed as trees and lamp posts.|
|Camera is re-positioned for a much better end result.|
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