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Disclaimer, Etc.

Rules (As of 10/11/2014):

Reference: If you wish to use one of my photos as artistic reference, feel free, but I ask that you don't submit derivative artwork to any gallery (online or otherwise) without express, documented permission (such as a deviantART Note). If you wish to obtain permission, I'd prefer it if you yourself would send me a Note, rather than asking in a comment on my deviation. :lol:

Again, whether your intention is to sell, donate, or simply to display any piece that was traced, copied, "re-created", photo-manipulated, or "heavily inspired" by my photography, please get permission first!

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 some of my new stuff, to discourage what has become a surge in my work being used without my permission. Feel free to download anything that allows for it, provided that you give me credit wherever you share it. This includes not cropping off, painting or vignetting over, or otherwise removing my Copyright mark! :P

A limited selection of newer pieces are now available as prints at my SmugMug gallery!


Stamp Collection!

Nikon D7000 Stamp by CroWelsh Nikon D70 Stamp by CroWelsh Deviant Photographer - Stamp by Habjan Grammar Nazi by NorthboundFox .: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot I HEART NY by stampsbyjesper Estonia stamp by snow-jemima Iroh Stamp by ForbbidenLove Life needs... by Ishdakitty OCD Stamp by DarthRegina125 Ferret love by Animal-Stamp Jolly Good Day by NorthboundFox Logitech stamp by RicktwStamps iPhone by 1stClassStamps I support PC gaming by Zero86-SK Anti Art Theft Stamp by Dark-Windsong

Half-life 2 stamp by Droneguard FFXI - Dark Knight Stamp by dhkite Miles Edgeworth Stamp by NateFox Heavy Rain stamp by iamadem Umbrella Corp. stamp by HyJahk SC Series: Voldo Fan Stamp by xavs-stamps Bioshock Stamp by boneworks Secret of Mana: Stamp by Hathorik MAH BOI Stamp by queen-of-pie Alan Wake Stamp by Starmutt Chrono Trigger - Magus by Vestergaard Portal Stamp by Jeff2psyco Deus Ex I Stamp by MrOrbital Plants vs. Zombies Stamp by DarkDijinArtie89 Diablo 2 Stamp by yougotgame Neverwinter Nights Stamp by PyroStorm Final Fantasy VI by darkdisciple-stamps metal gear stamp by lalox Call of duty 4 by Jenya88 Call of Duty: Black Ops by ZangRap No One Left Behind Stamp v.2 by Leyne Mordin Stamp by trulyquixotical Kefka's Desert Trip - Stamp by GameLink7
Shadow of the Colossus Stamp by kayla-silvercat Pro-SHODAN Stamp by fusspot

Metallica - Ninja Star by artalis poets of the fall by lazdude The Tick Stamp by What-the-Gaff Freakazoid stamp by Jo-san Scrat Stamp by MajinPat FRAAAAAG STAMP by CRAZYGRAFIX
Joker Stamp by Sahkmet Joker stamp by Bourbons3 I'm the goddamn Batman. by LoganStonehurt
House Stamp by SpitFire19er Dark Vampire Hunter D stamp by Sahkmet Stitch Evil Face stamp by Chidori1334
Yzma and Kronk by ovstamps Spongebob smirk by SailorSolar Dr. McNinja Stamp by clammin910

Phoenix Wright Stamp by berrynerdy HK-47 stamp by Evios Stamp: Brushie Brushie Brushie by Kathisofy Team Lestat by TodayForYou Wanna cross the Moonflow? by 13-Zer0


Journal Entry: Tue Oct 7, 2014, 2:17 AM
  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Corporate Lifestyle Simulator OST, by bignic.
  • Reading: My To-Do List!
  • Watching: Gravity Falls.
  • Playing: FFXIV, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, Surgeon Simulator.
  • Eating: Home-cooked Stir-Fry.
  • Drinking: Water; lots and lots of water!!!


Jon Raskin
Artist | Professional | 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 three 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 Wildlife, Portrait, Macro, and Event 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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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

Thank you for joining CRPhotography ~ the central heart of the Photography Gallery on deviantART! :love:

To help you get started with the group, please check out our Important Information box to find out how we can help you, including submitting your photographs into the group, receiving constructive feedback, promoting your photography contests and more! Specific information on how to submit your work can be found here.

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s-kmp Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
:w00t: Welcome, it's great that you've joined us at :iconanimal-portraits: :)

I hope you really enjoy being part of our group; you can submit two images per folder per week.

Please read the submission rules so that you submit to the correct folder (the folder structure is fairly straightforward) :)

However, if you are a Traditional or Digital Artist then only submit to the corresponding folders Traditional Artwork & Digital Artwork

Please feel free to ask if there's anything else that you're not quite sure of :)

We look forward to seeing your great work, being submitted, in the near future :)
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  Professional Photographer
artJou Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist

sorry, I'm used to explode XD
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