Went out to the Lavender Beds with Raykit’s Lord Haurchefant for a session of photo shoot.
Yesterday, late night, Raykit told me she was going to play FE (something like that) and thus she would log into her Lord Haurchefant alt to let me take screenshots while she’s half AFK. So, here goes my spam. XD
Lavender Beds has some wonderful spot for photo shooting.
Even at night, with proper lighting from grouppose control, we can still take pictures with good exposure and colours. The photos below, however, were mostly adjusted outside of the game using PC program called PhotoScape and one of its presets of Film Effect.
Night turned into morning, and I was still there spamming my screenshot button gleefully, LOL.
I took about 200 screenshots in this session, and I’m posting 42 of them. Most of the pics were repeated shots of same thing, trying to achieve best lighting/position/direction/details.
What’s a bummer was that while I was adjusting the camera angle and distance of the pic below, it became 8 o’clock and the weather changed, giving us Fog.
//screams with frustration!
At least the fog wasn’t too ugly and did not obstruct the photo that much (like, for example, Dust Storm is a hair-pulling kind of weather for any screenshot freak.)
The new /gpose features are really, really great. SE did a wonderful job.
The tree in the mist does look pretty, after all.
Another extreme adjustment from Film Effect.
The one below was natural lighting from in-game.
Nice pose, nice angle, but that Botanist NPC…..
I could even tilt the camera 90° and take portrait pics.
Love it! Great job, SE.
Then, we moved to other part of the Lavender Beds.
This lotus pond is nice.
Background…. foggy green sky. Cry.
I adjusted color temperature in PhotoScape and turned it more blue.
Self note: I have to go back there again and take this pic with bright blue sky.
It will be a nice wallpaper for my phone. XD
After that, we moved to Dappled Stalls. It’s a nice small field of flowers, with chocobos in the background LOL!
And then night time came. I had to rely heavily on gpose lighting, otherwise the characters look too dark.
The 2 pics below took 24 attempts, as it cannot be done smoothly in gpose. The hand position was achieved by having Lord-sama stand in a specific pose where he kind of runs his hand through front hair, or smooths it back, and I entered /gpose and quickly capture the photo in 1 second. Cannot adjust camera angle or lighting before taking pic, and if the timing failed, I had to exit /gpose and re-enter again. XD
What a fuss! But it’s totally worth it.
Embrace and salute.
Really gotta love the stop/pause function in /gpose.
Can pick the best frame of the emote to create desires positioning.
:3 Same pause, different angle.
Many different angles, actually.
Cannot achieve this without stop/pause function. Bravo SE!
Could even take a vertical pic.
Our old trick, using /bow to make Lord-sama lean closer into the hug.
Last pic, it’s purely in-game lighting, without additional lighting from /gpose. Day time in the game really gives nice and vibrant colours. Really love it.