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Nicolas Raymond
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Bethesda, Maryland, USA (20 years)
Previous: Montréal, Québec, Canada (15 years) + Geneva, Switzerland (1 short year in 1989 where I sponged a whole lot from le très beautiful French language!) + Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (born and lived 2 years)

Inspiration: My Dearly Departed Father Gérard Raymond :icongerryray: Je me souviendrai toujours

Words to live by: "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
- Albert Camus

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For any of you interested in using my stock photos, I would like to introduce my Patreon account which you can visit by clicking this link

Basically an alternative to premium point downloads here on deviantART, I offer many images on Patreon at equally high resolution under my standard Stock Rules - Creative Commons 3.0. Difference is, you get unlimited access to my ever growing gallery for one monthly subscription fee instead of having to pay for each single photo.

Starting with $2 per month for nature themes focused on waterscapes, including my number one obsession with waterfalls :) (Smile) Then moving up to $3 per month to include other elements of nature like landscapes & textures, and $5 per month for the "full package" to cover everything else like architecture, artificial creations, and photos manipulated beyond the scope of reality.

Already cringing at the thought of shameless self-promotion in this journal, and I do not expect you to subscribe out of charity. That is why I've been working very hard to populate my Patreon account with 1000 high res photos at the time of this writing. Broken down by tier levels, I estimate the following image counts:
1) Water Works Package ($2 per month): 249 photos
2) Mother Nature Package ($3 per month): 158 extra, so 249 + 158 = 407 photos
3) Yin Yang Package ($5 per month): 499 extra, so 249 + 158 + 499 = 906 photos
+ A bonus of 94 free photos for a grand total of 1000. Figuring that's a nice round number and plenty of stock for you to use, with plans to continue uploading new photos.

As I'm sure many of you can relate to, it can be very challenging to pursue a living in the creative arts. I am certainly no exception despite what might appear to be a pretty popular stock account here on deviantART. Always grateful for the support, but still very far from reaching my goals. 

Seems more often than not I am obsessed with creating new images, and everything else taking a back seat. Leaving my marketing efforts much to be desired, especially as an introvert struggling to break out my shell. Nevertheless every bit of support encourages me to keep doing what I love most, in turn I hope you can benefit from my work too. 

On that note, I leave you with some wonderful examples of how my stock has been used. Enjoy!
The dawn lady by Ellysiumn  Sunset clouds by Ellysiumn  Indominus Rex by Renata-s-art  Queen Of Wolves by MarcoHerrera  The Old chapel.. by AledJonesDigitalArt  Pamuy and Gavin by SunsetRising-Art  Gypsy Knights Games Explorer vs. Monster Bug by SunsetRising-Art   Dream of flying by 35-Elissandro  Fall Cloud by annewipf  Night Harbor by annewipf  Only One Way Out by SerenAletheia  Temple of the gods by Ellysiumn  Colours Of Fall - Commission by Ellessy  His Realm by Bandarai  Radiance  Premium Texture by albrecht995  Almost Home by Phatpuppyart-Studios  Mars Explorer by SunsetRising-Art  Eye See you- My Rose by BadAssSpartaSpawn  PREMIUM background - 26b-2017 by Euselia  :: Bottled Dream :: by SummerDreams-Art

PS: For any new Patreon subscribers wanting the highest resolution from my stock, be sure to click the Zoom (+) icon when hovering over the preview photo in a specific post, then Save onto your device. Also open to requests in submitting images from my dA gallery not yet available on my Patreon as I realize there's still a lot of catching up for me to do.

Cheers,

Nick

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slowdog294 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Many thanks for the faves, Nicolas. :D
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ingeline-art Featured By Owner 5 hours ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving -
that makes me sooo happy!!!
Ingeline-art cologne ;-) (Wink)))Cat Icon[1001 special] 8/10 Cat Icon[1001 special] 8/10 Cat Icon[1001 special] 8/10

Ingeline in front of waterwall by ingeline-art 
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey :hug:! x3
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ratinrage Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
 :iconthankuplz:  ;)
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Shaya-Fury Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: of  Silence can be very colourful... by Shaya-Fury   :sun: 
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piaglud Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the fav on  sign DSC02103 Lred by piaglud and on  sign Dsc02185 L by piaglud
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AneurysmGuy Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the faves! :wave:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou for your Faves!!
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De-Vagrant Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fav! ^_^

Love at First Swipe ACEO by De-Vagrant  
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rosiecrafts Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your favorites and support!Fire Rock Bird ABM: Mighty Eagle (Animated Icon) HPA BADGE: Dreamcatcher 
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