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Photography by Kivia

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:12 am
by Kivia
Hey everyone! So in an effort to be a little more active and get some thoughts and opinions from you all on my photography, I thought I'd share some photographs.

Most recently I took an online photography course at my college and I loved it. It took me out of what I'm used to taking photos of and I got to think in perspectives that I've never thought in. I didn't have any guidance in the class other than being told to take photographs in different compositions, colors, and lighting. Or I had to emulate a famous photographer. I felt it made me appreciate photography more and learn more about how I take photographs. So that's one recommendation from me- do something you aren't used to! And if you can, taking a photography class is great too.

I'm hoping to purchase a DSLR soon, so all I have to use currently is a little Sony Cyber-shot. It does it's job, haha.

Anyways, here are some photographs of mine, the first few I post will be from my projects during this photography class. Some are edited, but only in either brightness, contrast, or to grayscale.

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Honeybees out in my university's Lepidoptera Trail.

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Autumn leaves that I thought looked cool in a nearby stream.

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Dried-up juvenile horseshoe crab I found on the beach.

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:14 am
by Kamaal
Wow... Simply wow, I'm in love...
Simply AMAZING!
If you allow me, may I use your pics as my desktop wallpaper?

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Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:22 am
by paperpaws
Whoa Kiv, these are really impressive! I love the colours in these shots. If you can already manage to get photographs this nice with your Sony, then I cannot wait to see what you'll be able to snap with a DSLR, heh.

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:37 am
by Kivia
Kamaal wrote:Wow... Simply wow, I'm in love...
Simply AMAZING!
If you allow me, may I use your pics as my desktop wallpaper?
Wow really? I would be flattered haha. Here are the full-sized images.
http://oi67.tinypic.com/33af9es.jpg
http://oi67.tinypic.com/sqh5rb.jpg
http://oi65.tinypic.com/snkzeq.jpg
They're a bit blurrier when larger, but eh. Such are the restrictions with my camera haha.

Thank you for the kind words so far folks. I'm eager to share more. =3

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:57 pm
by -FireBreaker-
Wow Kiv... They are so pretty and amazing!
I really like the second picture ^^. I look forward to see more pictures from you c:.

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:58 pm
by Koa
Can't decide which one is my favorite. I really love the picture of the leaves in the stream because of the water "outlining" the leaves, but I love how powerful the horseshoe crab is by itself.

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:26 pm
by Kivia
Thanks guys! The leaves in the stream was probably my favorite photograph as well- it was one of the first ones I took for the class.

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:58 pm
by valkea
Gorgeous photos, I really love the horseshoe crab. I like the leaves and how the water outlines them a lot as well.
Looking forward to seeing more from you if you decide to share!

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:02 pm
by Azuline
Wow! These are gorgeous!
The horseshoe crab is probably my favorite too.
Just, wow I'm in awe at the sheer quality and high definition of these photos!
Great job!!

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:17 am
by Kivia
Thanks guys. =D I wish I could go out and take more photographs right now, I've got the urge to haha. I'll be sharing some more in the coming days though.

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:45 pm
by twinlinskis
oh man. these shots are really great, Kivia! i especially love the horseshoe crab photo; the clarity and the absence of color really make it an outstanding piece. as for the others, they're very well done too! i can't wait to see more photos from you

also lol at how we're pretty much in the same predicament with our current cameras :')

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:48 pm
by Kamaal
Your pics are now on my desktop, the quality is great.
Looking forward to seeing more from you Kiv!

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:22 pm
by Sambhur
Lovely photos, Kiv! The leaves are my fav. (:

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:53 pm
by Kivia
Thank you all again for the kind words. I really appreciate it. =')

Alright it's been a bit- here are a few more photos from class. I'm starting to notice that I focused a lot on vegetation, so I hope it's not too boring haha.
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Forest at sunset, set to grayscale.

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Purple flowers on the Lepidoptera Trail at my college.

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Corn. Out on the farm at my college.

Re: Photography by Kivia

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:32 am
by paperpaws
Those are incredible. I honestly love the sunset one; you really did a fantastic job at capturing that. The flowers look gorgeous, too - did you edit those or are they really that purple? Either way, it makes for a beautiful image. Thank you once again for sharing these!