You want reproducable results. So, it is a bad idea to simply let your AO run. Most likely it will loop through various animations. Best is to get a stand or a poseball that you like. If you want to make your own, there are tools for that, in SL, like Animare. (yes i made that :P )
The snapshot function
For the current workshop, i am using a pillow from Pillow talk, that is rezzed at Nayeli.
To see more options, there is a button called "more" (2)
And each time you make changes in this window, the screenshot needs to be refreshed before saving (3)
If you have activated the button "more" the window looks like this:
So, we start out like this:
|click to enlarge (this goes for all pictures here in this post)|
|Size: 800 x 600|
|Click to enlarge, to see the difference to the first picture|
A common way to drag attention of the eye more to the picture, is the 3/3rd way. We will now cut the picture into three imaginary pieces, in length. Then the main motive should rest on the axis between 2nd and 3rd part.
|These lines have been added manually, they are not part of the SL snapshot option|
The same without these helping lines:
To get your camera aligned properly, Second Life offers a panel in the viewer:
So far, so.. ok. Not good yet. Next stop:
It depends what you want to picture. For any kind of face photography, straight light onto the face is bad. The profile of a face is what makes it unique. Now, how can one change light?
There are two ways:
The fast way is via the menu:
Play with these, but also have a look there then at Lightning, Sun/Moon Position.
The following video shows it: