Photography by Kivia

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Photography by Kivia

Post by Kivia » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:12 am

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.[/spoiler]

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Post by Kamaal » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:14 am

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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Post by paperpaws » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:22 am

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.
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Post by Kivia » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:37 am

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.
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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

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Post by -FireBreaker- » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:57 pm

Wow Kiv... They are so pretty and amazing!
I really like the second picture ^^. I look forward to see more pictures from you c:.
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Post by Koa » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:58 pm

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.
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Post by Kivia » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:26 pm

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.

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Post by valkea » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:58 pm

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!
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Post by Azuline » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:02 pm

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!!
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Post by Kivia » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:17 am

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.

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Post by twinlinskis » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:45 pm

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 :')
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Post by Kamaal » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:48 pm

Your pics are now on my desktop, the quality is great.
Looking forward to seeing more from you Kiv!
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Post by Sambhur » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:22 pm

Lovely photos, Kiv! The leaves are my fav. (:
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Post by Kivia » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:53 pm

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.[/spoiler]

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Post by paperpaws » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:32 am

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!
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