I love challenges that requires NO PHOTOSHOP! I’m forever amazed by how nice residents in SL can capture photographs with just the in-world tools available to everyone. I remember when we didn’t have Windlight, Shadows, or Depth of Field!! I think all of these things make it so easy to capture reasonably nice looking photographs with little effort. If you’re up for a challenge, check out Unedited!

For the image above, I modified one of Torley’s Windlight settings and enabled Depth of Field.

From the Unedited challenge group info:

This is a blogging/photography challenge put together by Harlow Heslop. Your challenge is to take a completely unedited photograph in Second Life. You are allowed to use any windlight you please, but you aren’t allowed to use HUDs, photoshop, or any other altering/editing software to enhance/decorate your photograph. How beautiful will your photo be? Time to find out!

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Gogo is a leading fashion and decor blogger of Second Life. Focusing on what's new and now, her honest take on what she sees and buys is the quintessential voice of the consumer.


  1. Gogo, I’ve got a question 🙂 Do you know any good SL-blogs about what’s new/happens in SL? Like Ruthed was, kind of or some “gossip” blog? But less.. gossipy? Haha, I dunno, but a blog that keeps us up to date? 🙂

  2. Nice challenge, Second Life is developing greatly and the introduction of the windlight was a great development because it does transform one and most times you wont need photoshop to do the work.

  3. i don’t even know how to photoshop *except for using the different filters which is mega obvious* and maybe playing with stamp type things, i wish i knew how to do all the cool things in PS. i like raw stuff, at least i can compare it to my own work haha. cool group!

  4. I like raw shots because a) I think it’s MORE of a challenge to find that right spot and right angle and b) it showcases SL’s in-grid graphics. It advertises for SL everytime.

  5. i think photoshop is over used….not only in SL but in everything….and morphing to me is nice but when i am in SL….i like using my avitar….check out my flickr shots…..

    the only thing is…my graphic card is limited on this laptop so i am not able to use the shawdow effects…..but i do like the different windlight settings….and being creative…there is one set of pics that i have just done …with a photo booth in SL….love the poses….

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