It's that time of year where I submit a journal. So, this is it. Hi!
Sending me an instant gramThere is that new-fangled inter-net web-site that all the cool kids are on. It's called instant gram, and it lets you send photographs over the inter-net (which I predict won't last that long -- it's just a phase kids are going through)
If you have an inter-net, and an instant gram, follow me there. I post far more often there than I do here (and I don't know why?). I don't use filters, because I tweak my photos like a man -- by bending pixels with my own two hands.
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I'm also on Google+, Facebook and also on SmugMug (this link is really important! Bookmark it!)
In other news? I'm upgrading from my Canon EOS 40D, to a Canon EOS 5D MK III with a sweet new 24-105mm L series lens. It's the amazeballs-bomb-digity-sharpie-shuffle, and I get t
Amethyst Eyes - The BookI'm not sure why I haven't mentioned this earlier, but my wife, Enamorte has published her very first book, Amethyst Eyes. It's been a few years in the making and has gone through lots of revisions to both the story and the characters (and even the way they look. See her collection of Amethyst Eyes art for a better idea.
There were many, many nights where she'd lock herself in her room and write furiously, and many times when we sat down and discussed the progress of the book (which at some points just seemed like an ever-shifting goalpost) but she did it, and I am so very proud of her for accomplishing what few have
If you're interested in buying the book or taking a look at a preview:
Visit Amethyst Eyes Online
The book may not be in your usual "genre" (I know it's not mine) but it's still worth taking a look, especially for the ending which still le
davidgray Photography on Google+I'm now on Google Plus!
Now that I'm starting to ditch Facebook over concerns about my privacy, features being opt-out instead of opt-in, I've turned towards Google's fantastic new social network - Google+. And it's already starting to pay off. In the short time that I've had my page up, I've got more followers than I ever had on my Facebook page. Most of them are photographers themselves and the quality of their work is of a very high standard. It's quite refreshing.
So if you're on Google+ (and even if you're not), head on over to my page and take a look. I'll be posting all of my 2012 365 challenge photos there, so keep coming back!
davidgray Photography on Google+
Win a camera, dA membership, print or merchandise!Edit: I just read through the competition rules. Turns out only Australian residents can win the camera. However, my offer still stands. And regardless of the outcome of the Most Loved City, I will still donate some points or a premium membership to one lucky deviant!
I've just entered a few of my photos into the "Australia's Most Loved City" competition. The photo with the most "loves" / votes wins a Canon DSLR. And if you vote up my photo, you go into the draw to win a Canon Powershot G12 which does full hi-def video (720p) and has outstanding image quality. It's worth $700, so this is no small prize! (Please see edit above for specifics)
To vote, simply click on the link below and click the "Vote for this photo" button. I would also be very appreciative if you clicked the "Share on Facebook" or "Share on Twitter" buttons to keep the love going! You need to enter in your first name and email address, but this is to make sure that you're not a robot trying to unfairly cheat the
We are DONE!This time last year, I was mulling over some a suggestion that NyssaCreative gave me. She suggested I start the "365 challenge", that she was doing at the time. I decided to do it, moreso to prove to myself that I could start something AND finish it (I'm notoriously bad for starting stuff then giving up when I get bored) but also as an excuse to drag my camera out of the closet (it was almost collecting dust at that stage).
Little did I realise how much it would change my life.
A full 365 days later, I have done it. A single photo taken every day. I have dabbled in every genre I could get my hands on, including macros, portraits, landscapes, vehicles, product shots, animals and tons of others. I have been stranded in remote places while taking photos, had people try and come after me while walking the streets at night looking for stuff to shoot, hands burnt, eyes blinded by flashes, you name it. But it was all good fun, and these memories and photos will last a lifetime!
My photography ha
Bust comissionsSo it's EXACTLY what you're thinking! My wife, the talented and lovely Enamorte is doing digital paintings for $30 AUD. For $30 AUD you get a detailed bust portrait of a character. Doesn't matter if it's your own OC, a character from your favourite book or whatever, just get in touch with her and find out.
You should check out her deviantART profile to see what kind of work she does, or take a look at the thumb below to see the type of quality you'll be getting for your $30.
If this interests you, let her know. She's a wonderful artist
And in slightly less interesting news, both Enamorte and I have entered an art festival in a nearby town. Naturally I'm submitting some of my favourite photos, and Holly is entering two large acrylic paintings she's done. And on the Sunday I'll be running a stall selling prints of my work. I hope all goes well!
And thanks for being such great watchers and providers of good ar
5 months in!Well it's been 131 days since I started the 365 challenge and I haven't forgotten a single day. It comes so naturally now, that it's hard for me to forget. In this short space of time I've learned SO much about photography. Everything from equipment and usage (macro tubes, off-camera flash) to techniques (triggering a camera with a microphone or webcam). It's been a blast! My career focus has shifted as well. Before, I would have been happy doing websites for a living. Now, I'd be happy to do photography for a living (even though I said I wouldn't ). If you haven't had a peek, check out my Flickr account and my new Redbubble account (where you can buy prints for reasonably cheap)
The year is almost half-way over and it's been hectic as anything. I've had half a dozen websites on the go, plus my full-time job (which is flat-out with 400 new laptops ) but in that time, I've managed to
World class photography on a budgetTowards the start of February, I decided to take on the 365 Day Challenge. It involves taking one photo a day for an entire year. I started, but soon found myself pressed for ideas or subjects to shoot, as well as frustrated that I couldn't achieve my potential with the equipment I had. So I did something about it. I got creative. This news article will show you how, with examples, to take great photos that make your friends and family say "wow!" without breaking the bank!
The right house is the one for sale, the right person is anyone
I'm using a Canon EOS 40D DSLR for my photos and most of these tips will apply to DSLR users, but you can achieve similar results using a webcam, point and shoot or a "bridge" camera (halfway between a P&S and a DSLR). Just use Google and your imagination!
"Free" as in "free speech", not as in "free beer".
Not everyone can afford Photoshop. The CS5 Design premium package is $1,900 USD ($2,000 AUD roughly). But you don't need Photoshop to ed
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[UPDATE]: We reached 250 favs! There will be 7 winners!! \ o /
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Ok this took awhile-- we're at 61k now. I'm sorry I procrastinated on it and didn't know what kind of giveaway to do _(:3
I'm very VERY GRATEFUL for everyone who has been watching and liking my artworks. It keeps me motivated to improve and get out of my comfort zone to show new artworks every time. Sometimes I can't reply to all the comments but I do my best to reply to everyone on certain deviations. I also do my best to reply to every tweet, ig and fb comments when I can! I also apologize for the... unread notes... I have 80+ at the moment. I don't think I'll ever read all of them but if it is anything important (work-related, art theft, merch inquiries) email me~ T v T /
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DanganRonpa MMD Masterlist || SPOILERS INCLUDED ||Last Updated: 08 March 2017
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All characters are organized by first nameAny links to models not on this list are greatly appreciated!
MLP: NG Timeline= Birth = Death =Random Event
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ill try to have new slots open by early-mid May!
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im choosing based on characters! simple human/kemonomimi designs only please
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it gets tedious having to reply to everyone who sends me a note
ughuu but i do read them all to give everyone a chance!
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PONY REQUEST (CLOSE)Hey guys
I would like a little practice drawing Ponys.
Send me your characters, so I can draw it.
If you like what I draw, I would be happy if you would watch me.
Find Your Homestuck Troll Blood Color!Yeah so here is how it works! You need to figure out your sun sign, and your moon sign. There is a calculator similar to this one out there, but it doesn't take in account jade bloods or mutants. This also doesn't require rounding. Hussie has already stated that the only troll blood colors that exist are the ones we have seen in the comic + lime. I also had to take in account that the jade blood color is rare, but the odds of getting jade with the distribution unadjusted are extremely high, so I figured out a way to make it work so it makes sense. I also took in account that fuchsia blood is extremely rare, and so is being mutant. The distribution that I am working with is a pyramid. I'll explain the breakdown at the end.
If you don't know your sun sign, click here: http://www.astrology-online.com/persn.htm
If you don't know your moon sign, click here: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp
Next you need to add up the values of