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DJMurasaki has started a donation pool!
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This is a donation pool so that I can slowly work up to my group being a super group. My group is a photography group, I know there is many out there but I would simply like just another place where people can share their amazing works with the world.

What you get for:

01-05 points: A llama + 1 fave
06-15 points: A llama + 3 faves
16-25 points: A llama + 5 faves + 1 comment
26-35 points: A llama + 7 faves + 3 comments
36-45 points: A llama + 9 faves + 5 comments
46-55 points: A llama + 11 faves + 7 comments
(etc. you get the idea ♥)

Over 100 points, you also get a watch ~♥

Here is the link if you wish to check out the group: a-cameras-essence.deviantart.c…

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    Donated May 15, 2013, 1:24:03 PM
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    Donated Feb 8, 2013, 10:45:31 AM



hey love your cosplay!!!!!
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 8:01 PM
Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:03 AM
Sun Sep 8, 2013, 12:27 PM
hope your doing ok i love your page please check mine out
Sat Apr 27, 2013, 4:12 PM



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Megan Shickhard
Artist | Professional | Photography
Age: 26

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Languages: English, Japanese (semi-fluent), Ukrainian (Very little), Elvish (Currently Learning!)

I am a professional photographer, I enjoy my career choice more than most people would know. I often use photography as a stress relief as well as a means of income. I am open for commissions and I will link to my models when able. Most of what you will see on my profile here is cosplay photography as per that is what I do the most. So in a way you can say that is what I specialize in. I am ALWAYS open to questions and critique. If i can somehow build my skills and continue to adapt I know I will become one of the best. I know I am still a fair amount from that goal however even after doing photography for nearly 12 years, I know I still have much to learn.


Fashionable Yuchi by DJMurasaki
Fashionable Yuchi
I took this photo with a friends camera back in January, I was with Andrew helping him on his shoot with Yuchi when I saw an opportunity and asked if I might be able to borrow his camera. And of course being the generous friend he is, he handed me the camera so I might be able to share my vision with you guys! Thank you Andrew! 

Yuchi has a great eye for what she would like to photograph in the future and I hope to work more with her in the near future! It was such a wonderful pleasure to meet her! Please be sure to check out their pages when you get the chance!

Model -…
Photographer - :icondjmurasaki: 
Place - Calgary Downtown Core (Alberta, Canada)
Camera belongs too - :icontypical-mental:
I feel Like I Am Fading by DJMurasaki
I feel Like I Am Fading
This is my fantastically artistic friend Amanda cosplaying Will Graham from Hannibal. I cannot get over the sheer perfection! Absolutely astounding! I had to sneak a couple photos of Amanda while the others were getting ready in the hotel and the hotel lobby looked like the PERFECT atmosphere to utilize! Couldn't be happier~♥

Will Graham -
Photographer - :icondjmurasaki:
Photo taken during - ATOA 2016 Edmonton, Alberta

Featured Photography - March Edition

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 9, 2014, 1:11 PM
Facebook l Gallery l dA Portfolio l Watch Me l Note Me


We have some FANTASTIC photographers out there that deserve some attention! This is going to be a monthly blog to highlight photographers who have submitted their work from around the world. These deviations include Macro, landscape, cosplay, models, animals, urban, and in the future a couple more topics including concerts, weddings, parties, studio photography, clubbing, and other such fun!

All you have to do to be eligible for the featured photography is submit your works to :icona-cameras-essence: and once a month the admins will help choose their favorite deviations. Artists can be selected for more then one topic however the deviation that is chosen for that months featured cannot be featured in future months blog entries.  If you have more photos from that photo set, you are more then welcome to post them and there is a chance your works can be featured a second time but with a different image then the first.

Categories are:


Butterfly by Aurelien-MinozziGolden Sand and Turquoise Ocean by maureeza Fungus by tamga


Woodrow Wilson Bridge-3 by Trbl2112Off to find treasure. by NoitcefniThe Cabin by JonUriah 


Chained song by PaulVonGoreAKG Love by SpasiantasticalMan


Spirited Away 14 by Tanuki-Tinka-AsaiDashing Pirate - Edward Kenway Assassin's Creed IV by LeonChiroCosplayArtLink - Flowers by Atticie-CosplayJust a punk kid by os-cordisRoxas and Sora by SezzikunPrincess of Persia by Benny-Lee


Puma by tamgaSummer wolves by wolfblueeyes.: Momentum :. by WhiteSpiritWolf


Mature Content

Christine by tristan69
wanna tell you by dionn-kTosha by ToshaVishnevskaya

If you wish to have your photography/works featured, Please submit to :icona-cameras-essence: featured folder.

I do not own any of these photos, please click the photos for full credits. 

CSS made by TwiggyTeeluck
  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Assassin's Creed 4 Soundtrack
  • Reading: Catching Fire
  • Watching: InuYasha
  • Playing: Bravely Default
  • Eating: Olives And Pickles
  • Drinking: Arizona Tea


What photo shoot should I edit next? 

6 deviants said FFXIII - Vanille
6 deviants said The Hobbit - Frodo & Sam
2 deviants said Bayblade - Kai
2 deviants said Vocaloid Shoot - Group
1 deviant said FFX - Yuna
1 deviant said Mirai Nikki - Yuno Gasai
No deviants said Kuro No Basuke - Group


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CarryePie2 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the Llama! Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
chryssv Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Heyy!! ^^ I just wanna say a big THANK YOU for the watch, I appreciate your support!! :3 Hope my future paintings wont dissapoint you! :) (Smile)

Feel free to check my facebook page as well for wipssketches and videos process,
I would be more than happy if you do! ^^  ->
Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Megan Shickhard, a.k.a. "DJMurasaki," dear photographer 'n cosplayer friend! :hug:
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck, and I hope you'll have a great birthday today!
I've a foot fetish myself; and I know some girls have beautiful feet at photoshoots! Heart
Also wishing you keep up the good work on all awesome cosplay photography updates; I love 'em! ;) (Wink) Heart
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

Since I liked all your cosplay photography on Facebook, you can also add me here:… :facebook:

Comments by:
Nelson C. [my real name],
11:05 P.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got you three extra drawing copies, so...
Believe it or not, three birthday muro drawing copies I made, of birthday feet, chibi Haruhi Suzumiya, and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:………
Soul87Master Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne   
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Party Party Party Party Party…
Bl4CKSL4YER Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Happy Birthday! All the best for you ...  fella's Gobbler (Party) 
untuox Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Happy Birthday, Megan!!!
mickeyrony Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday to you and the best for your demands  Be smiling in your heart
MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Beeday Megan.
Nosidex Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Thank you for the Llama Badge! :dance:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
DJMurasaki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Photographer
Anytime! Love your work!
Distorted-Echo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thank you so much for the favourite, you have no idea how much it means to me! If you like my cosplays feel free to check out my Facebook if you want :D
DJMurasaki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Photographer
I love your cosplays! I see SO much potential and I cannot
wait to see more of your stuff!!!
I have indeed liked your fb page. Also shared it~♥
Bl4CKSL4YER Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Hi & thank you very much for the watch :happybounce:  ... I really appreciate it!
DJMurasaki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Photographer
Not a problem, I love your folders, You do such amazing work!
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