How did I get into SSO photography?
I have had an interest in photography since I got my first DSLR in 2012. My true passion for SSO photography didn't really spark until 2015, when I first started posting on Instagram, and really took off when SSO released photomode in 2018. Since then I have gone through a couple of style changes as I learned more about editing and how to take pictures. An important step in this journey was learning more about photography at a folkhighschool which I attended for a year.
I also used to do more complex edits, but eventually realised making them was too much pressure compared to the joy I got out of it and so I went back to capturing the more natural side of SSO full time. As time passed, I got more and more into simpler editing like colour enhancing etc.
What does it take to create a good picture?
There are several steps in the process of producing a good picture in Star Stable Online, but none of them are particularly hard. "Practice makes perfect" is a cliché that also applies here, but sometimes practice doesn't get you anywhere if you don't have any guidance.
The most important thing is that you enjoy what you're doing, because that is how you will improve your art. Look at the tutorials section to learn more about editing SSO pictures, including everything from taking the picture to uploading the finished product on Instagram. A good picture starts with the idea. What story do you want to tell? Personally, I gather inspiration from what I see in the real world and find ways to implement that in game. For more tips on photography, check out my tutorials!
Because I find personal style to be so important I will not give a step by step guide to how I edit, but rather share some of the knowledge I have gathered over the years to help you find your own way of doing things. I also really recommend watching tips and tutorials from different photographers in order to find your own unique style!
What programme do you use for editing?
I get a lot of questions which editing program I use, and to answer that, I use everything from Gimp, Photoshop (and Lightroom), Affinity Photo and Snapseed to StoryArt, Unfold and the Instagram app itself, depending on what look I’m going for. Most editing apps have the basic features, so I think that the final product depends more on your knowledge and experience, than on the programme you use.
Check out my editing tutorials to learn more about the basics of editing!