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i love DeviantART, and certainly used to love it's community, it will always hold a special place in my heart.
the high-res uploads, the helpful admin, the active chat and forum followers.

alas, i simply do not have the time to maintaining multiple photographic accounts, and although the quality of uploads is poorer, Facebook helps me reach a much more targeted audience and will become the mainstay of my uploads until further notice.

you can find me and follow my page here
www.facebook.com/matthewarmstr…

i hope someday i will return to uploading to this marvellous site, but for now it is simply not practical

in the mean-time, i will still frequent the "newest" deviations, and look to see what people are coming up with.

thank you to all my followers. i sincerely wish you all the very best, and my thanks for following me all these years...
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matthew "xio" armstrong
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Enniskillen, Fermanagh

my personal goal is to take a much more pro-active approach to photography and all aspects of art, in the forthcoming weeks/months/years.

my work is not "pure" i openly admit, to enjoying pushing the limits of a picture through adobe photoshop.

although i will shoot models, i prefer situational photogrpahy, i find it difficult to produce when i'm forced to produce. i'd much rather be out with my camera and happen to see. that's what makes me happy, and that's why i do take pride in my works. i hope you understand, and i hope you like my creations.

thankyou for reading.
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cetrobo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
:sun:

Hello,

Many many thanks my Friend !
I'm very honored.

Happy New Year!

Best Regards

:sun:
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Xio-xenna Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My gallery contains photographs ranging from a £100 5mp fuji compact camera bought in 2003, through, a 7Mp 350d and 18-55 kit lens, and ranging to the latest from a 7d and a range of f/1.4 lens' (no L series lens' as i cant afford one)

they're all shot in jpg. and edited after shooting.

i'm a hobbyist photographer, completely self-taught, not a professional, this gallery was not made overnight, but in fact, includes photographs, and manipulations from when i was 17. 7years ago. everything from camera/lens quality to post-processing quality should be timelined if you view the gallery in "browse" and not featured.

and finally, i enjoy, and take criticism well, and i thank you for there's definately a compliment in there <quote> "looks really awful with tons of potential" </quote> I mean, the angles & subjects are there and you seem to be only criticizing the eventual quality of the shots. i can assure you they're shot to the maximum quality of the camera i owned at the time, and saved as maximum quality jpg's. back when i started i would post in 800x600, as it was all the monitor would show effectively. nowadays i post in 1200x800. to my knowledge, and on both my monitors, they're the best quality and colour that i can put forward. but if you have a creative input on how to improve image/colour quality across the gallery or on any individual peice, i'd be more than happy to hear it.
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PennyRoyaleTea Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Your photos are terrible. They all have great potential, but something is wrong. It seems like you have a good camera according to your specs on the photos, but all of your colors, and the quality in general seem to be putting me off. I dunno what it is. Maybe you're not shooting in a high enough resolution among other things, but it looks really awful with tons of potential. I mean, the angles & subjects are there, it's just the actual the machine & development that's not getting it through.
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MyTini Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fav!:)
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Xio-xenna Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i've some stuff, i would probably put up on flickr or something, but it's not good enough to put up here. i know the standard of this gallery aint amazing, but it's not too shabby either, so i dont just wanna stick in snapshots, or tourist shots. i'm missing a good model, i need someone i'm comfortable with, once i've one of those, i'll upload shots galore. shot 16gig of photo's in the last 3 days. just nothing i wanna say, you HAVE to see this. wbu?
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SirBiggithBrian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you not got any new stuff up man
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frando Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you rude thing :giggle:

sure, you funny thing
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Xio-xenna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
actually, keep sitting there, i'm quite liking the feeling of having a bitta hair above my lip.... might grow a moustache... :pringles:

:spank:

i am so not continue'ing this on my page, note me :shh:
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frando Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
but its sooo comfy!!
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Xio-xenna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
heya

fine, stop sitting on my face

also thanks for the watch

:glomp:

xio
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frando Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hey there!

give back my panties!

lol, thanks for the watch

:huggle:

frando
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graniteandgrace Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Thank you for watching =)
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Lucyanna Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
:kiss:
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GratifymyVanity Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
I miss you <3
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Heroinx-x Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008   Photographer
Well dear friend Anything for you ^_^
:rose:
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KatiBear Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :hug:

It's been a while!
How are you?

Just thought i'd pop by and say hey, and thank you for being you & still watching me :hug:

:heart:
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MoonScare Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Your gallery is amazing! Do mind if I watch you?
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Nalgask Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
what country?
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Nalgask Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Disappeared again. :S
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Xio-xenna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god batman!
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Nalgask Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Oh, okey. I really hope you'll get the money fast! Boredom is my best friend.
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Xio-xenna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
my hard drive on my computer broke, so i cant afford a new one, i'm working a little and playing on my xbox until i can afford to get it fixed...

funny how my computers worth over 2000 euro, and it wont work!!!
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Xio-xenna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
no probs, thankyou for the reply!
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Xio-xenna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
my pc broke about 3 weeks ago, vista ruins hard drives... so, i've no money to buy new ones.

hopefully at the end of the month i'll have money. and get me some hard drives.
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