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Rules (As of 10/27/2012):

Reference: You may not use any of my artwork (photos, or any other submissions) as direct reference for a piece, regardless of whether your intention is to sell, donate, or simply display your derivative piece, without express documented permission in the form of a deviantART Note. If you wish to obtain such a Note, I'd prefer it if you yourself would send me a Note, rather than commenting on my piece.

If you wish to use one of my photos to learn more about animal anatomy, feel free, but I ask that you don't submit to any gallery (online or otherwise) anything that was traced, copied, "re-created", photo-manipulated, or "heavily inspired" by my artwork without express, documented permission in the form of a deviantART Note. If you wish to obtain such a Note, I'd prefer it if you yourself would send me a Note, rather than commenting on my piece. :lol:

Features: If you wish to Feature my artwork (or my page), I would appreciate it if you would send me a quick Note (or Comment), letting me know where it is Featured.

Downloading/Sharing: I've disabled downloads for most of my new stuff, to discourage what has become a surge in my work being used without my permission. Feel free to download my older work and share it with others, provided that you give me credit. This includes not cropping off (or otherwise removing) my Copyright mark. :P

Proper prints will be available in the future, once I secure ink for the good printer, and open a shop on another site.


Stamp Collection!

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Journal Entry: Thu Aug 28, 2014, 4:38 AM
  • Listening to: Hotline: Miami Soundtrack.
  • Reading: The Internets.
  • Watching: Archer: Season One.
  • Playing: FTL, WoW, Ridiculous Fishing.
  • Eating: Healthy Choice Dinners.
  • Drinking: Water; lots and lots of water!!!


Jon Raskin
Artist | Student | Photography
United States
My name is Jon, and I live in Florida.

I started taking photos (and video) at a rather young age, and never really thought much of it. I went to school for Game Art and Design, and realized it wasn't quite the right fit for me, so I took a break from my studies and began finding out who I really am. I worked retail, got my Bartending Certification, and did a lot of soul-searching.

Sadly, it took a tragedy to find out that Photography was in my future. For about a year, I had been taking photos with a typical point-and-shoot camera at events my girlfriend participated in. Out of the blue, someone close to me passed away, and due to my recent interest in photography, I was offered his Nikon D70. He was a very accomplished photographer, and I felt incredibly lucky, and humbled by the opportunity to use his camera.

Since then, his camera's sensor gave out, and I was distraught. I hadn't realized how much I had enjoyed taking photos. I considered the time and money required to get the sensor repaired, and reasoned that if I was going to take Photography to a professional level, I would be better off spending the money on a modern camera of my own choosing. I went with the Nikon D7000, because of it's relatively median price, it's new sensor, and it's compatibility with the Nikon lenses I had for the D70.

As of right now, I've been using DSLRs for about two years, and I'm entirely self-taught. I hope to take proper classes, to improve my understanding of the process, technique, and spirit of photography under the guidance of a true professional.

My main focuses are currently Event, Wildlife, Portrait, and Macro Photography, probably in descending order.

My goal is to use deviantART to share my work with others, in order to receive helpful critiqués, to gain exposure by being a part of the community, and for inspiration.


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mr-krebs Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks for the page visit
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible gallery you have!
ulyferal Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for joining me at :iconpetloversunite:
artJou Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
AAAAAAAAAJAJAJJA loooved your webcam! :heart:
JonShotFirst Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Photographer
artJou Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist

sorry, I'm used to explode XD
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Primal-Fury Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey *JonShotFirst =)

Thank you for joining #Animal-Photo and submitting your animal photography :aww: I have given you a llama as promised for joining the group and I hope you continue to submit animal photography to the group in the future :heart:
Enalla Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, your lovely work is featured in :iconcrazy-4-animals: Admin Picks feature of May: [link]
Keep on submitting great works! =)
GaurdianDragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Btw, you're work is outstanding! Love the close up shots!
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