One of the joys I receive from Second Life is looking around for new scenic environments to take photographs in. While this typically consists of typing random words into the sim searcher and teleporting to random areas hoping to strike gold, you can also skip the guesswork and check out the official Second Life Photogenic Spots section. This photograph was snapped at the Mopire Tokyo Subway Station sim, which describes itself as a “hyper-realistic and incredibly detailed subway system modeled after the real Japan line“.
I have never gone on a subway car myself, given they aren’t all that commonplace in Australia. However, after seeing subway stations done so well in games like Persona 5 and Star Citizen, I have fallen in love with the style of them. However, my character seems to be a real early bird and is going to work while the station is still empty.
This photo was taken in Second Life. Second Life does have a reputation for more adult content (there is no shortage of that if you look for it). However, those interested in using it to build custom avatars and take great photographs will find a lot on offer from the user-created worlds, purchasable content for your avatars, a high level of customisation and clients dedicated to taking fantastic photos.
Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo is an off-shoot of the Take That (In-Game) Snap article series, in which the first article focusing on Final Fantasy XIV was recently published. This looks at, celebrates and critiques how video game developers have implemented professional photography-like systems into their games. It will cover how the systems handle, just how accessible they are and, where applicable, how a modding community might be making these tools even better. With this Daily Photo spin-off series, I will be sharing individual photos from the games either covered or soon-to-be-covered in the series.