I love Strawberry Singh's Monday meme challenges and have previously participated in a few. This week's challenge of blogging about your favorite poses and pose makers isn't really that challenging to me since I have had a bit of an obsession with poses since I first discovered them in my early days of Second Life.
I've always felt that poses are one of the most important parts to any picture; they convey so much emotion and contribute such depth to the overall impression and perception of the photographer. Without good pose makers, Second Life photography most certainly would not be what it is today.
The pose featured in the above photo (click to enlarge) is from a new to me designer, Axix, recently discovered at Pose Fare 2014. The crow prop is what initially caught my attention; if you ever browsed my shop before I closed, it should be no surprise that I would be drawn to a pose with props. They are extremely fun to use and make for very interesting photos. The pack, which was only 100L, included eight static poses and pre-positioned crow props for each pose. They only thing that I did not like about this pose pack was that the poses do not have smooth transitions; however, that is a very minor detail.
Unfortunately, my two favorite pose makers no longer make poses. I have hundreds of poses from aDORKable Poses and Glitterati; I probably could never purchase another pose in Second Life and still be set for the duration of my blog just by using what is already in my inventory from these two designers. We all know that will never happen though! Both Adokable Peapod and Katey Coppola created graceful, elegant poses that can work in almost any photo. Thankfully, you can still purchase poses from both designers on the Second Life Marketplace (linked above).
Clothing: Bohemian Maxi in Aqua by Croquet at FaMESHed
Feet: Mesh Female Feet Flat by Slink
Hands: Mesh Hands Elegant1 and Bag by Slink
Nail Applier: Peary Nails by Izzie's at The Dressing Room Fusion
Hair: April by TRUTH at Collabor88
Skin: Mokatana The Diva by Glam Affair
Skin Applier: Slink Hands and Feet Skin Applier America by Glam Affair
Eyes: Summer Storm by Poetic Colors
Pose: LadyCrow 7 by Axix at Pose Fair 2014
Location: Templemore Hesperia