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Hello Fellow Deviants!

I'm on Google+ and I wanted to see the rest of the DeviantART is joining up on there, too.

My G+ @ plus.google.com/10915979292435…

I hope to hear from fellow deviants!

Cheers!
Graydon
  • Listening to: Introduction to Tapping
Happy New Year's Day by captg
Be safe and enjoy your nights! :D
  • Listening to: We're Not Friends Anymore - The Constant Dreamer
  • Drinking: Oxygen

Fueled by G: Updates

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 13, 2009, 8:14 AM
I have to find a moment to get a couple more shots of Chevelle, Owl City & Breathe Carolina up, but the previews are up on the site at this point. Those were some amazing shows. Enter Shikari and The Bled are up. I have a lot more planned for the moment as far as shows go. I hope to compile a list of questions and start getting some interviews on the site. I want to make the website so much more. We have a kick-ass Halloween show coming which should make for some sick photos. - @Fueled by G

  • Listening to: We Came As Romans
  • Reading: WoW.com, EvoM & Engadget
  • Drinking: Water Shortly

fueledbyg.com

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 19, 2009, 2:59 PM
  • Listening to: Phone W/ Andypants


Hey guys,

I finally figured out what I wanted to do for an Event coverage, photography guides website. It's going to be....*drum-roll* please...

fueledbyg.com

I hope to get some visitors, more guides and photos up! :]

=captg

<dd> to be in love by captg Prelude To A Dream by captg to be in love pt. 2 by captg</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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Show Website?

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 5, 2009, 8:05 PM
  • Listening to: Dance Gavin Dance
  • Drinking: Regular Water


Hey guys,

I'm not sure where to begin brainstorming, but I'm hoping for your help.

shows.captg.com
faces.captg.com

This is where I have begun in my journey for sharing, but I don't feel that 'captg' says photography at all. I want a unique name for a website devoted to shows. Any ideas guys and gals?

<dd> to be in love by captg Prelude To A Dream by captg to be in love pt. 2 by captg</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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Creative Control on captg dot com

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 31, 2009, 11:46 AM
  • Listening to: The Lonely Island
  • Drinking: Vanilla Cream Soda


I've begun writing what I hope to be helpful guides and tips on my new website that I'm developing. I'm hoping that I've proofread it enough that it makes sense! I want to be of help to everyone interested in photography.

"Are you the determining factors in your photograph or is the camera? For a good amount of time I've let my camera do a big part of my work. I just put it in it's "greenest" mode and fired off my shots. The camera determined the ISO or film speed, the shutter, the white balance and the aperture that it felt best exposed the shot. I do get to frame the shot however I want to but it felt so hit or miss. If I was to get an awesome shot I felt so detached from actually taking the photograph that I felt I could never possibly create anything like it again."
Continue Reading from captg dot com....

<dd> to be in love by captg Prelude To A Dream by captg to be in love pt. 2 by captg</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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My Story Thus Far...

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 27, 2009, 8:29 AM
  • Listening to: Andypants on the Phone
  • Eating: Naked Cereal


Lucinda pt. 4 by captg Jewels for Eyes by captg Stephanie pt. 4 by captg

I have been practicing my skills as a photographer for many years now and have taken all my closest friend's photographs. I know that this is where my passions are, but haven't known how I was going to use it. What has shown up for me is entertainment photography. I was asked in a seminar about living life passionately earlier this year who I looked up to and I picked Adam Elmakias. I had been very surprised to see someone I perceived as being so young shooting my all time favorite bands.

Norma Jean by captg Red pt. 2 by captg Holly Starr by captg

I was encouraged by a fellow seminar member to call this guy up and hear his story. Adam was very helpful. It became my mission to get a photo pass into The Warped Tour. The photographs above this paragraph are from Lifest in Oshkosh, WI. I have shared my shots of Norma Jean, Red, Wavorly, Remedy Drive, Holly Starr, Hawk Nelson, Stellar Kart, Children 18:3, Superchic[k], Pillar, Skillet & Group 1 Crew, so far.

Bless the Fall pt. 2 by captg Bless the Fall pt. 3 by captg Bless the Fall pt. 6 by captg

Building that portfolio from Lifest was the ticket to shooting the recent Bless the Fall concert. I encourage anyone who wants to shoot shows to start with the basics and build up a portfolio first. It's your ticket into a lot of shows.

<dd> to be in love by captg Prelude To A Dream by captg to be in love pt. 2 by captg</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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AMD Phenom II X4 940: Epic!

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 29, 2009, 12:21 PM
  • Listening to: In Fear and Faith
  • Reading: P4/2.53ghz Overclocking Guides
  • Drinking: Vault from Subway


I'm pleased that I finally went through with building a new PC. I ended up using my 7+ year old Alienware case, because it was the strongest case I have available, but now I need to find a case if I want to reuse my older P4/2.53Ghz CPU/Mobo. Plus the Alienware case has a lot of room for adding in an additional three HD's at the very least and lots of cooling if I overclock this bugger. :]

My main computer has been a P4/3ghz processor with an Asus motherboard and 1GB of memory. That system was alright for Adobe Photoshop, but really choked if you did anything more. Now with this system I can really cook with 4 cores running at 3GHZ and 4GB of memory. :] Still running Windows XP until Windows 7 comes out.

<dd> to be in love by captg Prelude To A Dream by captg to be in love pt. 2 by captg</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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Latenight Wisdom (Prayer)

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 20, 2009, 10:20 PM


If I follow my heart, my passions, and live life full out by pursuing my dreams of photography, then the perfect girl will show up somwhere down this path or the next that I take.

I'm so tired, but this sounded so perfect in my head that I just felt like it was important to note it in some fashion.

<dd> to be in love by captg Prelude To A Dream by captg to be in love pt. 2 by captg</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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7:45am

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 16, 2009, 12:07 PM
  • Listening to: Dance Gavin Dance
  • Drinking: LiveWire Mountain Dew


Today, I can't believe it, but I got myself to wake up at 7:45am for a shoot. We shot around a city park, some inside shots and then we shot downtown in a bunch of shots. I'm looking through them and so far we have a neat one downtown where she's reflected in the window. It's beautiful in B&W. I can't wait to share some of them on here. :]

<dd> just dance 2 by justelse :thumb124191289: :thumb124965887:</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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Pogo, the un-cowardly dog.

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 8, 2009, 2:40 PM


Pogo Morton Freundlich by captg

I always thought Pogo was the most cowardly dogs ever, but he is in fact the opposite. Our beloved family member is very sick with an over sized heart. Please pray for him.

<dd> just dance 2 by justelse :thumb124191289: :thumb124965887:</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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  • Listening to: The Devil Wears Prada
  • Drinking: Water, so I think.

Canon 50D is here!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 2, 2009, 11:15 AM


Well, I did really like the Canon Digital Rebel series and the T1i was no exception, but it didn't suite me the bet. It's awkward holding onto such a light camera with my 24-70L f/2.8 lens. Having the lens heavier then the camera body makes for hard balancing when shooting. Even with the 50D it is less awkward but still slightly less weight than the lens.

Canon Digital Rebel T1i @ 18.3oz
Canon EOS 50D @ 29oz
Canon 24-70L @ 33.6oz

Another big perk is being able to shoot with a shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second. That really is going to come in handy when shooting wide open with my 50mm f/1.4 when it's really bright outside.

The T1i did have full HD at 20fps, but come on now, this is a DSLR. You had to manually focus if you didn't want to have the "zipping" focusing sound in your video.

50D FTW!

<dd> just dance 2 by justelse :thumb124191289: :thumb124965887:</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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  • Listening to: Plies
  • Drinking: Coke

CANON T1i is here(plus EF-S 18-55mm IS)!

Journal Entry: Tue May 19, 2009, 12:24 PM


My camera came in the mail right before work. I only had 20minutes to play with it but so far the 3.0inch screen is my favorite part about the camera and I do like IS on the kit lense. :] Pictures to come!

<dd> just dance 2 by justelse :thumb124191289: :thumb124965887:</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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  • Listening to: P.O.S. - Half-Cocked Concepts
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Montain Dew

Dance Gavin Dance - Happiness

Journal Entry: Tue May 5, 2009, 11:41 AM


Dance Gavin Dance - Happiness by captg

The feeling is challenging to describe. I'm listening to an artists brand new CD when I have loved every single song they have ever released. I get all tingly like back when I was in love. I immediately feel in love with this track, "Tree Village". What an amazing feeling. All this on just first track of their new CD. I can't imagine how I'll feel listening to the whole record. It will be another pure masterpeice for sure.

Dance Gavin Dance new stuff sounds amazing. The new CD is entitled, "Happiness".

<dd> just dance 2 by justelse :thumb124191289: :thumb124965887:</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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  • Listening to: Dance Gavin Dance - Happiness
  • Reading: EvolutionM.net
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Water

My Purpose (To Be Continued)

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 23, 2009, 11:58 AM


"Daring what’s possible. Sharing my love for the game of life through photography with the intent of making a difference. This is me pursuing my dreams."

<dd> just dance 2 by justelse :thumb124191289: :thumb124965887:</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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  • Listening to: P.O.S. Meth-Head vs. Mcnugget
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola

Lacking

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 16, 2009, 2:04 PM


I really haven't been taking pictures so far this year. I think part of it has to do with the complexities of life and all the drama that has been buzzing around.

I'm focused on setting up a basic studio. I'm excited to set it up and to have full control of the light as appose to the sun ruling the day all the time. It's scary and thrilling. I look forward to sharing whatever I come up with once I get some faces on the paper. :)

<dd> just dance 2 by justelse :thumb124191289: :thumb124965887:</dd>

"I'll go anywhere so long as it's forward" -- Dr. Livingstone

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  • Listening to: Pierce the Veil She Sings In The Morning
  • Eating: Cherry Kisses
  • Drinking: hint water?

DeaviantWear

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 22, 2009, 1:21 PM
Does anyone know who to contact who runs DeviantWear?

  • Listening to: Fake Shark-Real Zombie!
  • Drinking: air and heartache

Motivation?

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 6, 2009, 9:50 PM
Why are the things that are missing from your life are the hardest to get the motivation for?

It sure seems that way....

  • Listening to: GunsLikeGirls(last.fm)
  • Drinking: air and heartache

Shaven

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 1, 2009, 9:34 PM
My dear friend asked if I shaved my hair off and I replied with, "Yes".  She preceded to tell me that, "I bet you still look cute though" and went on to say that, "you are a very good catch"? I'm so flattered right now. I've had bad experiences with girls, but this feels really good. ^_^

  • Listening to: I Set My Friends On Fire (AGAIN FOR SURE)
  • Drinking: Capital Brewery - Autumal Fire (DOPPELBOCK)

Merry Eve 09'

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 31, 2008, 1:19 PM
I just wanted to wish ya'll a very merry eve! ^_^ 2009!

  • Listening to: I Set My Friends On Fire
  • Drinking: Wada