JUDGES #FFXIVSNAPSLANDS SEPT 2019

Contest judges interview.

Get to know the winners of the previous #BestFFXIVSnaps contest, held in July, and now judges of our September contest!


Escher
Vanilla 1st place


Race: Hyur Midlander
Server: Zodiark
Social media: @EscherStrange on Twitter and Instagram
Tools used for screenshots: Gpose, Instagram filters



How and when did you start taking pictures in FFXIV? Show us your oldest picture and your most recent one!

I’ve always taken screenshots when I find something interesting, and FFXIV is no exception. When I first started in 2015, /gpose didn’t even have in-built lights; if you wanted lighting you had to grab the sun minion and adjust it. My interest in Gpose took off when I started looking at FFXIV screenshots on Twitter and I thought, “I want to do that too!”



Explain to us your favorite glamour set:

I have a few regular glamour sets that I use, but this one is my favorite because it was so polarizing: people either loved it or hated it! I’ve won glamour contests with it and also had someone threaten to shoot my character to the sun if he kept wearing it XD It’s a combination of gear from weeks of Alliance Roulette. I discarded the glam for seals shortly after, but I’ve been trying to recover the pieces because the world needs more fabulous Black Mages.



Which is your greatest achievement/s in FFXIV? 

I am such a filthy casual that attempting and succeeding in normal raids is as far as it goes for me. No, my greatest achievement in FF14 was winning the FFXIVSnaps screenshot contest that got me here today. ^^


Malan
Vanilla 2nd place


Race: depending on the week
Server: Moogle
Social media: @Macrovoker on Twitter
Tools used for screenshots: GPose, starting recently with ReShade



How and when did you start taking pictures in FFXIV? Show us your oldest picture and your most recent one!

I’ve been taking screens since I started playing back in 2015. The game is so beautiful I had to capture it!



Explain to us your favorite glamour set:

I love long coats so I had to get my Snow’s set as soon as I saw it on the MogStation. I use to combine it with sunglasses, as the headpiece is attached to a haircut and it doesn’t always fit the look I want.



Which is your greatest achievement/s in FFXIV? 

I managed to beat Bahamut before Heavensward release, quite close! I don’t keep any pictures from back then, but here’s the Dreadwyrm for you. Enjoy!


Edea
Edited 2nd place


Race: Hyur Highlander
Server: Moogle (Chaos)
Social media: @EdeaCross on Twitter
Tools used for screenshots: GPose, ReShade and sometimes PS


How and when did you start taking pictures in FFXIV? Show us your oldest picture and your most recent one!

I was always fascinated with the environment and design of this game, so I used to take screens during cinematics and some landscapes. Sadly I don’t keep those, and the oldest screen I have is the first I took when GPose was implemented. That tool was mind-blowing!



Explain to us your favorite glamour set:

This is my Gunbreaker set, and I use to wear it as casual glamour too. I like so much the Summer Indigo Shirt on its original color, and with my current haircut, it reminds me to Laguna from FFXVIII. I wanted it to be a sports outfit, so I added the Lucian globes and boots and the Strife trousers.



Which is your greatest achievement/s in FFXIV? 

I’d say that the social part of FFXIV has been the most important for me. I’ve met tons of fantastic people, made new friends, and learn about photography! I think I can sum it all with this picture. It was my first big group picture, and one of my first edits with Snapseed – back then I was playing with PS4, so no ReShade! Also, GPose still didn’t have the time stop feature, and once I managed to have all my friends ready, it started raining. I had to stay with GPose opened for more than 15 minutes to be able to take a sunny picture in Costa del Sol. I also won my first screenshot contest with it, so I hold it dear! 

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