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Chase Speculaas is the designer, scripter & builder of the best pirate ships in Second Life.
See our feature on the Second Life ships by Chase Speculaas





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Second Life camera operations SL cam

Art made easy! Camera tutorials for
Second Life sim cameras

The camera is easy to operate ~ begin by disabling camera constraints

Ctrl - Alt - Mouse click objects that you want to centre on and spin around in the 3D environment - its that simple!
Use the mouse wheel to scroll (zoom) in and out
Alt - Space bar to zoom in for close up
Ctrl - 0 zero also does zoom in close
So now you have 3D art you can be creative with your camera angle
Aerial photography is possible easily although make the picture look realistic from the point of view
Its easier to photograph yourself - which is why I come as model
(and have experienced models that I know I can work with)
When you're making your picture think about 'pictures on a page'
and where the image will finally be presented (wall, portfolio, submission, newsletter, wire service, etc) Art made easy!

Now you have your digital image on your harddrive, edit with  image manipulation software.  We use different programs for different jobs eg batch filing and changes to a lot of images, such as when changing .bmp images into .jpegs can be done in Microsoft

We try and use as little photoshop as possible although we are experimenting changing the lighting in the faces of animations ~ the three suns Second Life gives us are good but need tweaking to give us more light and natural skin tones.  It takes away some of the art of making pictures inworld using photoshop tho' adding another layer of digital image manipulation is technical art

Machinima is a modern word for movies made within a simulation using animated cameras - start with Fraps

Well, looks like after thirty years as a photographer I get my own photo blog - come back for more jottings!

See you in Second Life ~ Peace, Love & Light,
GaiaGirl Pearl

Thanks for dropping by my new website created in May '08.
My rez date is February '08 so in many ways I'm a noob (newbie) ~ however I am a quick learner and have had some great teachers and friends  ~ TY all!  The website is dynamic in that it is updated regularly, sometimes daily, even hourly as we share our news and madcap adventures!


Chase Speculaas launches new ship 1700s Corsair

Ahoy Pirates!
 One of the very best pirate's groups on Second Life is Beek Haven's Battle Group who meet twice weekly for sea battles and melee.  The ships on Second Life are equipped with cannon and all visitors are made to feel welcome to train as gunners during the battles.

  More pirate adventures here ...


Privateer GaiaGirl Pearl on fire in her brig Jolly Bonny Anne after attacking the fort at Beek's Haven pirate's sim on SecondLife.

The Rum Rebel Inn pirate tavern continues at GaiaGirl's island resort at Sydney Harbour.  We sell the Port Obello galleon ship and pirate clothing, medieval armour and jousting equipment.


Medieval Jousting!

See our latest jousting pictures


Tour Pondi Beach!

Taking a balloon tour of Pondi Beach









GaiaGirl's Photo & Media Studio

As my Second Life friends know, I work as a photographer / journalist in RL & 2L and am happy to do a new profile portrait for you, photograph your event, party or fantasy situation, or work with a stylist to do a fashion shoot for that magazine feature or prepare your photos for a model competition ~ this is the website to collect photographs or order your photo session.

My photographic studio in SL is well equipped, with hundreds of pose balls, animations, backdrops, lighting and three stages: a portrait stage with multiple backdrops, a model stage for large dynamic pictures and a white cyclorama for easy photoshop pics (if you want me to put your portrait onto any background image) – in other words its well equipped to handle almost any assignment from product photos to fashion shoots.
We are also available to do photos on your location.
We are happy to work for Lindens, although please be aware that an hourly rate starts at L1000 (a few dollars) and photo sessions are minimum L500 ~ only occasionally I will reduce my fee if the assignment & you are worthy. IM for details! I do not pay for uploading to you, but am happy to send the photos as we make them to your email, or I prefer to save them to my disk, work them in Photoshop to make sure they are OK, and then make them available for you to pick up anonymously at a secure place on this website soon after the photo session. Please IM me!

The 1EarthMedia team is also available to build any item for your Second Life - from castles & palaces to telescopes & clothing.

Our full time Second Life staff can also organise and promote your event or sim location - combining photography, machinima (inworld video & movie making), journalism and website design.

Also, if you require a special build, we can go into the RL to make custom photos of buildings, vehicles and textiles to bring individuality to your Second Life item.

Either contact GaiaGirl Pearl in Second Life or email here



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If you wish to use any images for any purpose please send GaiaGirl an IM ~ we are realistic and generous (usually) in their usage, but PLEASE ASK FIRST.