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I have a quest to capture Minecraft; its beauty, wonderment and creativity. This are but a few, of my many to come shots of the world we call Minecraft.

I hope you will enjoy my quest to capture -- it will be quite an adventure!

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Declan
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Hello, my name is Declan, or RIVANE in Minecraft.


Contact me through photographerofminecraft@gmail.com if you feel using a deviantART note or comment is not an option for you (or if you'd rather not have to make a deviantART account just to contact me.).


I am an amateur photographer who is applying his photography and photo editing skills to capture Minecraft. I enjoy finding various builds and getting to know their creator(s) if I can. If you have anything in Minecraft that you'd like me to document, contact me and let me know -- I might just have some free time!


In case you're wondering what I do, I'll explain. I have this urge to capture whatever is awesome or beautiful in Minecraft. Whether that means it's something someone built or a beautiful natural scene, doesn't matter, so long as it's exceptional in some way, I'll capture and share it.

You may come to realize that I document a lot of Minecraft builds, most of which I have had no part in building. One role I like to play is the 'documentary photographer'. I feel a need to document things in Minecraft because, sadly, they do not always last. Sometimes servers shutdown, or things get destroyed. I don't want people's work to be completely lost, so I do what I can to preserve their efforts. There's also just a lot of amazing stuff out there that I just have to share.

I aim to capture a build and then present it in an artistic (Usually photographic) way, while still retaining high-detail of the build. I am constantly evolving and adapting my techniques to improve the end result. Whenever possible, I credit the builder and the server on which the build was created. I also don't hold back, all my images are downloadable and modifiable, if you see a use for them, you're welcome to them! Just please be sure to credited me, (MinecraftPhotography) the builder(s) and the server -- we all put in a lot of effort for you to have the image!

As I stated before, if you have anything you'd like me to document, contact me. If it's really good, I'll probably share it on my page. It would be a pleasure to talk with you!


Achievements,

:bulletblue:Images published in a book about crafts inspired from Minecraft
:bulletyellow:Images used for paintings in an MC mod
:bulletgreen:Image used for a website's background
Interests

Activity


Cration by MinecraftPhotography

I wonder what all this could have to do with the Chunky tutorial I'm working on? ;)
I am starting to script (Yes, script -- I'm serious about it.) a tutorial for Chunky (the rendering program I use to make my images). I believe it might take several videos to cover everything I want you to know about making great images of Minecraft.

Also . . . I just got an e-mail from dA congratulating me for being on deviantART for two years! It's my dA birthday! I'M TWO! Woooot!
Are You Interested in a Tutorial for the Rendering Program I Use?
91%
29 deviants said Yes!
9%
3 deviants said No
0%
No deviants said Other (Read my comment.)
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Florance and the Machine
  • Playing: Good ol' Minecraft
  • Drinking: Water!
Hello Minecrafterers,


Declan here.

I've been playing on a towny server, as you may have seen form my recent journal. The server is about to have a war, and I have decided that after the war (war is this Sat. 1/31) I will be inviting anyone from deviant who is interested, to join my town. I hope I can get to interact with some of my long-term watchers and get to know them better, I think that'd be super awesome sauce, but you know, I'd be happy to talk with anyone. :D

I did a little poll a while ago to try to get an idea of the interest out there. 25 people wanted to play Minecraft with me, and 15 people were a maybe. THAT'S A LOT. :D

Anyway, I can't possibly keep track of that many people at once, so I've decided to streamline things a little.

Joining Instructions
If you are interested in playing towny with me, comment on this journal that you are interested. After this weekend I will sends notes to all of the interested people that will give some basic information about my town and how you can join. I will want to know your MC name, or have you know mine so that we can recognize each other on the server.

What is towny? I don't have time to explain it in my own words, so here is a link: Towny Wiki

I hope to get to play with all of you. My town will be focusing on creating awesome buildings and spaces. My town is already the largest on the server, but it needs a lot more work before I am satisfied.

See you around!


Take care,


Declan (RIVANE in Minecraft)
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Florance and the Machine
  • Playing: Good ol' Minecraft
  • Drinking: Water!
Hello dear deviants,


A lot has been going on for me in the Minecraft world. It's mainly been Towny (A plugin similar to Factions PvP). I have been applying my knowledge gained from playing Factions PvP for two years, to creating a great town in Towny.

I've realized a few things: I can interact and get to know some of my dA followers; perhaps speed up some of my projects; and possibly grow my town and nation (which are both tree-themed) if I were to try to involve my deviantART watchers.

The current plan is for me to set up a Twitch.tv account then stream to my dA watchers, and whoever else decides to pop in. My goals are to teach what I know about towny, to help new players learn the basic and more advanced commands; to communicate to a large number of people to direct large projects; and to entertain whoever stops by.

What needs to happen before I can get this all going would probably be, in no particular order: a second monitor (for monitoring chats and looking things up), the setting up of a Twitch account, and the development of interest for the stream.

Oh! I was also thinking that after certain streams, I would have a "posting party" where I would post an image to deviant art live, and then everyone can look at the image and have a discussion with me about it. I would answer questions, listen to or give advise, and explain the creation of the image.


I leave you with a few questions,

How interested are you in what I have listed above? I.e. Would you tune in for the content I have described?

Would you like to play Towny with me and or be in my tree-themed town?

Would you like to help with projects on the Towny server?
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Florance and the Machine
  • Playing: Good ol' Minecraft
  • Drinking: Water!
Hello Minecrafterers,


Declan here.

I've been playing on a towny server, as you may have seen form my recent journal. The server is about to have a war, and I have decided that after the war (war is this Sat. 1/31) I will be inviting anyone from deviant who is interested, to join my town. I hope I can get to interact with some of my long-term watchers and get to know them better, I think that'd be super awesome sauce, but you know, I'd be happy to talk with anyone. :D

I did a little poll a while ago to try to get an idea of the interest out there. 25 people wanted to play Minecraft with me, and 15 people were a maybe. THAT'S A LOT. :D

Anyway, I can't possibly keep track of that many people at once, so I've decided to streamline things a little.

Joining Instructions
If you are interested in playing towny with me, comment on this journal that you are interested. After this weekend I will sends notes to all of the interested people that will give some basic information about my town and how you can join. I will want to know your MC name, or have you know mine so that we can recognize each other on the server.

What is towny? I don't have time to explain it in my own words, so here is a link: Towny Wiki

I hope to get to play with all of you. My town will be focusing on creating awesome buildings and spaces. My town is already the largest on the server, but it needs a lot more work before I am satisfied.

See you around!


Take care,


Declan (RIVANE in Minecraft)
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Florance and the Machine
  • Playing: Good ol' Minecraft
  • Drinking: Water!
Hello dear deviants,


A lot has been going on for me in the Minecraft world. It's mainly been Towny (A plugin similar to Factions PvP). I have been applying my knowledge gained from playing Factions PvP for two years, to creating a great town in Towny.

I've realized a few things: I can interact and get to know some of my dA followers; perhaps speed up some of my projects; and possibly grow my town and nation (which are both tree-themed) if I were to try to involve my deviantART watchers.

The current plan is for me to set up a Twitch.tv account then stream to my dA watchers, and whoever else decides to pop in. My goals are to teach what I know about towny, to help new players learn the basic and more advanced commands; to communicate to a large number of people to direct large projects; and to entertain whoever stops by.

What needs to happen before I can get this all going would probably be, in no particular order: a second monitor (for monitoring chats and looking things up), the setting up of a Twitch account, and the development of interest for the stream.

Oh! I was also thinking that after certain streams, I would have a "posting party" where I would post an image to deviant art live, and then everyone can look at the image and have a discussion with me about it. I would answer questions, listen to or give advise, and explain the creation of the image.


I leave you with a few questions,

How interested are you in what I have listed above? I.e. Would you tune in for the content I have described?

Would you like to play Towny with me and or be in my tree-themed town?

Would you like to help with projects on the Towny server?

Are You Interested in a Tutorial for the Rendering Program I Use? 

91%
29 deviants said Yes!
9%
3 deviants said No
0%
No deviants said Other (Read my comment.)

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:iconnteddy72:
nteddy72 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  New member
What is the texture pack you use in all of your wallpapers!! Please I need to know!?
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MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't use any one texture pack. If I am making a render of someone's creation, I try to use the texturepack the used to build with. If I make a render of a landscape, I will use a Faithful texturepack or a texturepack that is close to Default but higher resolution.

What I recommend is that you go to an image in my gallery that uses a texturepack you like and see if I listed it in the description. If I didn't list it, let me know and I'll find the name for you!
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alphak47 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
how do you get so many watchers
on your page?Dollar (US) 
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MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Niche (or original) and quality content. 
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alphak47 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thats kind of difficult 4 me i  have joined DA about a year now and i only have 8-9 watcher
even with my original content 
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MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm. Another factor is a potential Watcher is looking for what they're going to be watching when they come to your page. When someone comes to my page, they see what I'm about and what I do. I went to your page and I couldn't tell what you do -- I had to look at your gallery to get a better idea. You could set up your profile page to explain what you do. What do you think?
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Phillipzu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday, man! ^^
I hope you'll have a nice day. :)
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MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! I certainly will!
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Phillipzu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. ^^

Soo...
How was that day? xD
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MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty good!
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