08-18-2014, 03:03 AM
Have you ever seen a sims photo and said wow?
That is your challenge here; make me say wow.
Do you not have time to create a whole garden? That's OK, this challenge is all about the perfect shot. Have you created a wonderful house that you want to show off? That's good too.
Take your best picture and put it in its best light.
1 picture only. You may link to more in an album
Pictures may be no more then 800 pixels wide
You may enter as many times as you want
Picture must be an exterior shot
Sims are allowed in the background only, they can't be the subject of the photo
Anything goes. Picture can be a landscape, a flower bed, an animal scene, a beautiful house, or even just a light-dappled chair if you like; just make it interesting
For this challenge you may play more with the color, sharpness, contrast, and levels of your photo. For example, monochrome and black and white are allowed
You still MAY NOT add borders, text, lens flare, etc
Have fun: Remember this is a challenge not a contest
This challenge will close November 17th, 2014
How to wow.
Be evocative; bring to mind an emotion, a place, or a mood.
Example: In this photo Sigmund brings to mind a feeling of loneliness.
Be surprising; insert an item that is out of place, make your picture a different shape, or use a color in an unexpected way.
Example: This picture by catvonpaxton appears to be an abandoned factory until you look closer and are surprised to find it occupied.
Be realistic; try to make the viewer have to look very closely to tell if the photo is in game or not.
Example: Marandile has created a house that wouldn't look out of place on a realty website.
Be unusual; photograph something that nobody would ever photograph, from an angle that is strange, or with the wrong lighting.
Example: The details and colors used on this building by Mireluk are very unusual.
Be breathtaking; Overwhelming beauty always wows.
Example: Form the lighting to the details of the architecture this poolside scene by Kementari is gorgeous.
If you have ever looked at a sims photo and thought "how did they do that?" or "is that a real picture?" or "that is so beautiful." you have been wowed.