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As the premium platform came long after I started submitting stock, I still have hundreds of photos on dA left at lower resolution. Most of my newest and popular images are up to date, but if you see an older image of mine without the option of a high res premium download and you think you can find good use for it, feel free to let me know and I will fish through my hard drives to find the supersize version for you.

As I have upgraded my cameras over the years, please understand the resolutions can vary, typically between 3000-5000px by the longest side. The 50 points is a flat fee commission regardless of resolution, although I may be inclined to give you 2 for the price of 1 if the photo is on the lower end of 3000px by the longest side :)

There are thousands of other images on my website that you might request for a commission, just make sure that the Photographer / Artist marked under the image description is me - Nicolas Raymond - as I cannot sell images from other photo contributors. I would estimate that I submit around 75% of the images though, across most categories except licensed 3rd party People photos.

In the offchance that I cannot find the image you want at higher resolution, you are welcome to request an alternate photo or I will gladly refund your points. I will always try to be as fair as possible so that we can both benefit from the exchange. 

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Sometimes I get comments from concerned people who think they have seen my images elsewhere on the Internet. Before jumping to conclusions, please bear in mind that I do submit to other websites outside of deviantArt... over a dozen sites at last count and that number will most likely increase. So I think it's only fair to include this disclaimer for your benefit and convenience.

If you happen to see my photos elsewhere online, look first at the account of the person who posted them. I often go by the username somadjinn or my proper name Nicolas Raymond. Then there's my new baby - - my own website for free stock photos.

I have also created an account in case you want to see a list of websites I submit to: If you still think you see my photos elsewhere posted in more suspicious channels, please feel free to let me know. I genuinely appreciate your concern.

On the flip side, I have to admit it's not too pleasant an experience when people assume the opposite and accuse me of art theft completely out of the blue. I have worked very hard to create all these images over the years, and I hope this disclaimer will help to clear up any misunderstandings either way.

Please also note that most of what I offer is stock, with some commercial uses allowed outside deviantArt (see my Stock Rules for more details). So it's perfectly normal if you find my photos in blogs for example, as long as they credit and link back to me. What I'm most concerned about is a small minority of people who would claim my photos as their own and / or seek to exploit them to make a lot of money.


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Nicolas Raymond
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Bethesda, Maryland (16 years)
Previous Residences: Montréal, Québec (14 years) + Geneva, Switzerland (1 year hiccup) + Ottawa, Ontario (born and lived 2 years)
Operating System: Mac OS X
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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This week has been challenging to say the least, but I'm happy to say my colonoscopy is behind me... pun intended for those who might get it, I like to "poke" fun at my own expense if only because laughter is good medicine =p (Razz)

As a follow-up procedure from 2012, I think I came in better prepared. The worst part really was fasting the day before, feeling the energy drained out of me and my mind passively processing everything in slow motion. Then again that exhausted feeling also helped to calm me down when time came for the colonoscopy since I certainly wasn't in any shape to put a fight!

All said and done the doctor did find some polyps again and removed them, so it looks like I have a genetic predisposition towards this kind of thing. Unfortunate at the age of 33, but on the plus side the doctor said these new polyps were very small and premature in development, and now that they're gone I should have a nice clean colon otherwise free of any other afflictions :) (Smile) 

Still feel somewhat drowsy but recovering nicely, so I would like to take this chance to show some love & appreciation towards amazing artists in this community. Like last time I will be featuring deviants in (username) alphabetical order to avoid playing favourites. Hope you enjoy :) (Smile)

:icondripoint: Jon, aka DriPoint

 Dragonmaiden by DriPoint Tiger Lily 4 by DriPoint Shaw, last survivor of the Prometheus by DriPoint

:icongigi50: Gigi, aka gigi50

Lac Beauvert by gigi50 Fresh blooms by gigi50 Frost Trees And Ferns by gigi50

:iconjennystokes: Jenny, aka jennystokes 

Salin de Giraud. 1 Camargue. Fr by jennystokes Woody won't smile! by jennystokes In the Ghetto. 2. Venice. Italy by jennystokes

:iconlormet-images: Lori, aka Lormet-Images 

Lormet-Oriental-Garden-0590 01sml by Lormet-Images Lormet-Statue-0050sml by Lormet-Images Lormet-Architecture-0035sml by Lormet-Images

:iconmalleni-stock: Marleen, aka Malleni-Stock

Austria Stock 51 by Malleni-Stock Cat Stock 47 by Malleni-Stock Paris Stock 01 by Malleni-Stock

:iconsaimumar: Saim, aka SaimUmar

Vivid And Vibrant Love by SaimUmar Delicious Grapes by SaimUmar Princess............... by SaimUmar

:iconwesley-souza: Wesley, aka Wesley-Souza 

  Kingdom of Heaven by Wesley-Souza Island of the Hummingbirds by Wesley-Souza In Space by Wesley-Souza



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DriPoint 6 hours ago   Digital Artist
:+fav: Many Thanks my friend - very much appreciated :) (Sorry I'm so slow to respond)
Multiartis 9 hours ago  Hobbyist
Thx for +fav  my concrete Dancing dragon XD 
UNDISCOVER-art 9 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the Favourite Star  Kermityay 
pjenz 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
thank you so very much for the fave, very much appreciated :iconrbheartplz::iconmonkeyloveplz:
Null-Entity 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke for faving ^_^
Thank you very much for the fav! :D
Buntcone 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving! :w00t: There are shitloads more photos in my galleries. Check them out if you wish and a :+devwatch: would be muchly appreciated! :D
SV-malishka 1 day ago  New member Student Photographer
Thanks for the +fav :happybounce: 
HelloKitty3563 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav and watch! 
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