DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

28 years old
Male
from Raleigh, NC

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      PAX South !!!

      1 week ago

      I am here. If you are too let me know. It will be awesome

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      New York Friends (what up)

      1 month ago

      Hey all New York friends. I will be up in NYC this Saturday the 19th. If you are free hit me up, it would be nice to catch up with some people while I am up there. Let me know on here or www.twitter.com/DarkBowler if you are around.


      Have a good one

      -Connor

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      ​ Finally an Update Journal

      4 months ago

      Well this has been a long time coming, the past few weeks have been insane and I haven’t even had time to stop long enough to think about this journal let alone put it down in text. So here it goes….more or less.

      So RTX was a thing. This year felt a lot different from past years in many different ways a lot good and a lot bad. For the first time ever I was more or less in charge of a team of photographers who all put forth an amazing effort and did an excellent job. Each and every guy went above and beyond to adapt to all the craziness that was thrown at us constantly and all the insane schedules for delivery that were never told to us or have ever been a part of our job. I know all of us are still working on photos and probably will be for months, that is the side of the guardian photographers that no one ever sees and few will appreciate. So Thank you @ragingterror @coneman13 @KVN @BenMatzke you guys are awesome and I’ll work with all of you again anytime.

      Now that’s all out of the way, the rest of RTX was kind of a blur. I had an awesome condo with @LoZelda @Count3D @Cheshire_Cat @LoLink we all got along great and no one snored so that was a plus. Sidequest was awesome as always; shout out to Dom and @GB330033 for putting on such a great series of nights to help everyone wind down after working the con. Also shout out to @sirNARVY and @SailorTweek for once again being awesome head guardians and just all around damn good people, RTX could not happen without you two and every Guardian and RT Staff know that.

      I could tell stories of the con and all the things I saw (for at most 10 min #PhotogProblems) but that will take too long and I would rather save it for the stream. In case you didn’t know I am streaming me editing photos because it’s fun and helps pass the time because there is so damn many www.twitch.tv/darkbowler *plug plug plug* . If you are interested in learning how I edit or just want to see what does and does not make the cut check it out, keep an eye on my twitter @DarkBowler for when I am live. /plug over

      I think I will leave it there for now; I need to spend some more time editing photos and getting all of Friday posted in the right order by this weekend. As I finish days or events I will post on Twitter a link to the album on my personal website. Other than the few photos I will post in journals I will not be posting any RTX event photos on the RT website. The simple reason is that there is no RTX album to place them in and also I would have to compress them to such a small size that all the resolution would be lost and I don’t want to waste the HD space or render time on doing that [spoiler] (on top of the fact no one would see them anyway if I posted them here) [/spoiler].

      I know I say this every time but I will try to write more journals as I finish up more of the work; hell I haven’t even talked about PAX Prime yet.

      TL:DR My friends in the community, I love you all and I wish I could have spent more time with you at RTX. All my photos will be at http://www.connormacraemedia.com . To know when photos get published follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/darkbowler . To watch my photo edit stream My Twitch Channel

      P.S. Since the RT Website doesn't have a place for the community to upload their photos from RTX I have come up with a simple solution for now until they do. Click Here to find out more about the RTX2015 Community Photo Album

      Love you all

      -Connor


      RTX 2015 Community Photo Album

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      So who is around in Austin this weekend?

      6 months ago

      So I am flying in to Austin tomorrow about lunch time and long story short my plans for the weekend in Austin have blown up. So now I am free until Tuesday with nothing at all to do. So who is around and has some free time before the craziness of RTX starts next week? Anyone have any suggestions as fun things to do in Austin before its overrun with the Con attendees ?

      If you have some free time and want to hang out hit me up. I'll be glad to grab a meal or drink with all of you awesome people.

      -Connor

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      We are here.....More Notifications

      6 months ago

      Well here we are and I'm sure everyone is getting blown up with notifications for things they have never seen before or hardly remember. I just want everyone to please remain calm as all the bugs are worked out. You know its not easy to predict how a site will react when all of a sudden every user is going to it to see all the new and how its working. I'm sure @Adam and his team are working as hard as they can to make this transition as smooth as possible so all I can say relax and let them do their jobs....they are obviously very good at it.


      Have a good one.

      -Connor

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      A Very Proud Moment for Me on RT 10Yrs

      9 months ago

      I wrote a 10 year journal so many times but was never happy with it, I guess this will have to do. Warning now it's a long but if you make it to the end Thank you very much

      Over 10 years ago I signed up for a site that at the time was RedVsBlue.com because I really liked the show and I was a nerd and thought there might some cool people to meet on the forums. I never thought it would become of anything, I just thought it was a cool show and had no idea that it would ever last this long. I could never have predicted how much this company, this site, this community would have impacted my life. I have made friends that I will have for the rest of my life and I have traveled to places I would never think to go otherwise just to hang out with these people.

      The first "con/meet up/event' I ever went to (Other than DBP:NYC Shoutout to @Jeskid and to those who know what that is) was RVBTO 2010. It was a graduation gift from my parents since I always wanted to go but never had the money to. I was nervous as hell, I had no idea where I was going, I didn't know anyone IRL at the time so meeting people who stayed with me at the hostel was even an experience. I did however bring a camera with me, which was actually my sisters and she let me borrow it. I figured that an easy way to break the ice and to get to know people was by asking to take their picture and talk to them after. Little did I know how much that camera would shape how I interacted with the community for the better part of the past 5+ years now.

      Ever since then I have always had my camera close by when it comes to being around people in this community. No matter where I go be it RTX, RvBTO, TO:Uncon, PAX Prime,East,South, or just travel with RT friends to a foreign country to scuba dive (@Izzi, @Ragingterror) you can bet I will have my camera with me. It is because of that camera and the love I have for capturing the community and the moments we share that I have been able to do so many awesome things with this community and Rooster Teeth itself. I have photographed the past 2 RTX's as a guardian photographer and hopefully again this year *wink* @SailorTweek and have even helped with the filming of the SMG water balloon fight, the gauntlet season 2, and of course the reveal of X-Ray and Vav costumes to the world. I have been able to photograph behind the scenes and panels for RT at the past 4 PAX's and even work the booth at East. I have been able to do all of this because I have built up relationships professional and personal with so many people and it usually starts from them seeing my photos.

      That all being said it's rare that I actually get to see feedback on what people really think of my pictures unless I am out at a convention. I see all the likes, favorites, retweets, and views on my site Connor MacRae Media (*cough* plug *cough*) but I never know if its people who really like it or someone just following a link that a popular/famous person posted. Please don't get me wrong I LOVE IT when the RT Staff and other popular people share my work because they like the shots. It makes me so happy because then all the countless hours and hard work that have put in to create these photographs is getting out there and being seen. To those of you that have come up to me over the years and said that you thought one of my shots was good you always made my day more than you will ever know and I thank you for that. I know I will never shoot full time and I am fine now with keeping photography as a hobby but I always had hope that I have left my impact on this place that has been such a huge part of my life.

      Over the past few months I feel like I have finally started to make the impact I have been searching for but never knew what it would be. Earlier this year when Rooster Teeth was promoting Let's Play Live they used one photo in particular from RTX as their main twitter/facebook ad and it was a photo I had taken from the stage while the AH crew was playing GTA 5. It was so cool to see one of my pictures as a promoted ad and from Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter at that. Then a few days ago when @Burnie was giving a presentation at MIPTV he came to a slide that had to do with the community and as soon as I looked at it I recognized 3 of my shots from RTX this past year. Here was one of the founders of RT talking about one of the oldest community's on the net at a conference in France and my photos (a community members photos) were showing off that community.

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      I have always been proud to call myself a Rooster Teeth fan and I love the people of this community and its people more than many of the people I interact with on a daily basis. I am so thankful and proud of the fact that I am a part of this place and that in some small way I will forever be connected to it though my photos of all the events I have already shot and the ones I have yet to do. It's amazing to think that all of this for me started out with something as simple as a camera.

      So here's to all the photos that have been taken to help us remember and the ones yet to be shot to capture the amazing times ahead. I for one will always be ready with a camera around my neck and an empty memory card in my pocket so when the moment comes I will be ready to capture the memory and the moment in time.

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      You guys and gals are the best and will continue to be.
      Much Love

      -Connor MacRae aka DarkBowler
      Your Friendly Internet Photographer

      P.S. If you made it to the end of this be sure to find me at RTX, I'll save a shot for you smiley0.gif

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      10 months ago

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      PAX East 2015 The Awesomeness

      10 months ago

      So this is going to be a long one so here is your warning up front. Also my browser crashed as I was about finished so ya this is going to be much faster now.

      PAX East 2015 Photos

      So Thursday went rather well I flew JetBlue and I took off on time, arrived early, and my bag showed up at the pickup with no issue at all. Yes, as you would think I dropped to my knees and praised God for allowing there to be one airline that hasn't fucked me over yet. Then basically through a series of events I ended up at the convention center helping Chelsea set up the RT Booth. It was a hell of a lot of fun and it would have made for a great time lapse but this dumb-ass forgot a crucial part of his battery pack in NC and as a result had to have it shipped overnight so I could shoot the con. After we set up the booth we met up with @Lamchopz and @SuburbanFire to have a very nice dinner at the Legal on the waterfront. After a photo of Chelsea with a huge pile of snow we ended up at a nice establishment where drinks were had, stories were told, and the worst DJ I have ever heard played (you have no idea, he was really bad).

      TLDR: Thursday in pictures

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      Friday rolled around and I offered to help out at the booth, I ended up working the whole weekend but I don't regret it for a second. I was there the whole time except for when the RT panel happened and the amazing @Ashley let me use her camera to shoot it since my camera part had not come in yet. I'm really glad she did because I got some really good stuff, there is too much to post here so I will leave a link to the album below. When we got back to the booth a lot of the crew were signing so it was an all hands on deck craziness scenario ( and it was awesome). After the floor closed I got to meet up with @Megan and @Martinizer for a little bit and talk before running over to the FunHaus meetup and getting a few shots for them and that brought Friday to a close. After an extensive search for pizza with Lammy, Michael, @Schraver, and @Jengaship we just relaxed and enjoyed a "peaceful' evening

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      smiley9.gif Warning Feels about loving RT incoming smiley9.gif So being behind the booth was awesome for a lot of reasons one of which answering "who are you?" "do you work for RT?" "I don't know who you are but will you sign this ?" to all of which I just replied politely and told them I was a fan like them who had just been around a long time. Most of all though I loved being back behind the booth because I got to interact with the fans who were just like me and many younger fans (years on the site wise) and I got the opportunity to make their con experience just a little bit better by talking to them while they waited to pay or get stuff signed. This really is the reason I love being a RTX Guardian, especially as a photographer because I get to interact with so many people who have been fans for 1 month to 10+years and being able to shout to talk to the PAX line and quiz them on RT trivia or just BS around it was a lot of fun.

      Saturday was a whole anther adventure in itself and I could go in to a lot of detail but that may be for another day, It was awesome, everyone I met was awesome and I was sad I had to leave so early Sunday and not enjoy the rest of the show.

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      So Thanks to @Chelsea, @Ashley, @jack, @Gilby, @Jordan, @AdamKovic,@BruceGreene, @JamesWillems, @Caiti for letting me work with you guys for the weekend, it was a hell of a lot of fun and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I am exceptionally proud of having this EXH badge to always remind me of that weekend and how much I love this community/company/friends and being able to stand on that side of the table and help make it better for other fans like me was one of the greatest joys I have had as a part of this community.
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      Until next time,

      Connor aka DarkBowler
      Aka your friendly RT Community Photographer

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      Monty Oum Tribute

      1 year ago

      How do you measure a life? I like to believe it is in how you have made other's lives better and touched them in some way. If that is true than Monty Oum is in the category all his own.

      I first met Monty back in 2012 and only for a few moments at RTX. I was very fortunate to be able to talk to him a bit more at RTX 2013 & 2014 as I took photos of the RWBY panel backstage. I may have only spoken to him for a few minutes each time but I could tell how passionate he was and learned a little about how is insane work ethic got him to where he was.

      Without a doubt my best memory of him will always be this past year at PAX Prime14. After the RT panel I had lunch with all the RT Staff that were at the convention. Being in that relaxed environment and hearing him talk about how he likes game "X" but hates game "Y" because of how the character moves when they are blocking an attack really showed me how deep he really thinks about details. He was someone that I admired greatly and will miss not only for the work he did/could have done but for the way that he could inspire people to go beyond what they thought was the limit and achieve more. Gone too soon but not forgotten.

      I made this tribute because this is the only I way I know to honor him and celebrate the life he lived and all those he made an impact on.

      Tribute to Monty Oum

      This video is made from my work and the work of many others, I was not able to find the names of all the people who's photos and drawings. This is intended as a tribute and will not be profited on in any way.

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      Hey everyone, guess what (relates to travel)

      1 year ago

      So I got screwed by the airlines again and am stuck in San Antonio for another night. Any one else surprised, well you shouldn't be smiley4.gif


      Edit: and now the food coupon they gave us is useless because all the fucking food places are closed. Why the fuck can I not catch a break on traveling......

  • About Me

    I am a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Engineering with specialty in Industrial/ Systems. I am currently working as an Process Engineer for a large Pharmaceutical company. I also have a photography company that I started to document all the places I go and people I meet. Check it out here ->Connor MacRae Media: My Photography Website

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  • Comments (362)

    • Toptoast Keeper of the Breakfast

      10 months ago

      Hey, you're awesome!

    • Maiu

      10 months ago

      It was awesome meeting you at PAX! Hope you had fun!

    • Desayjin RTX Guardian x4

      1 year ago

      Fun fact: Your 10th year anniversary with the RT site will be my wedding day (3/21/15). 3-2-1; it's an easy day to remember!

    • Eoin

      1 year ago

      Hey dude we never really talked much but if you ever want someone to co-op with in Master Chief Collection, GTA V or (possibly soon) Destiny, feel free to hit me up.

    • Zack W^_^W

      1 year ago

      You're an imposter?

      roosterteeth.com/realmacrae

      How could you.

      • Zack W^_^W

        10 months ago

        Hello.

      • Maiu

        10 months ago

        Hi Zack.

      • Zack W^_^W

        1 year ago

        So weird. You know you're hitting the big time when you have impostors show up!

      • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

        1 year ago

        Nope it was not me. Thankfully @DiMono took care of it.

    • WomanFriday Wife, Freelancer, Lady

      1 year ago

      I miss you.

      • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

        1 year ago

        I miss you too Bree. How are you doing?

    • Kempob

      1 year ago

      Yo scum, why aren't we friends?

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      • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

        1 year ago

        That is a very good question...... to which I have no good answer. and..... Fixed

    • InvertedLaura

      1 year ago

      *Screams Loudly* Hey there! had an absolutely amazing time at PAX Prime, and hopefully we can meet up at RTX or maybe another convention!! smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Kayzuspot Silly and Serious

      1 year ago

      Hey man thank you for the awesome talk as I left PAX. Its nice to meet another RT fan and just ramble. It made my visit even better. But hopefully I can get a chance to meet up with you again.

      Post edited 9/02/14 12:59AM

    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      1 year ago

      For writing underwater while on dives

    • Desayjin RTX Guardian x4

      1 year ago

      I saw some of your pictures on the RTX photo page; they look great!

    • Blutonian Tech Guardian

      1 year ago

      I know you've got 325 Gigs of stuff to sort through, but if you can make the Guardian group shot a priority, I would love you even more!

      • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

        1 year ago

        Look in the guardian forums man. It's already there

    • conrad500

      1 year ago

      Great seeing you at RTX! Can't wait for the pictures

    • Laurin RT Prod Artist

      1 year ago

      Weird, i thought we were already friends lm here :S awkward haha

      • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

        1 year ago

        I thought we were as well... Meh problem solved now

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      1 year ago

      Hope those twisters weren't near you. Everything okay?

      • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

        1 year ago

        ya man, nothing touched down near me this time. Thanks for asking man.

    • kylebrodeur

      2 years ago

      Hey man, didn't get the chance to introduce myself at RTX. You were running around in opposite directions I was running. Maybe next year!

    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      2 years ago

      So, how do I tag myself in the Guardian group photo?

    • Myshu chupariffic

      2 years ago

      Special delivery!
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      • Myshu chupariffic

        2 years ago

        Glad you like! It was nice to meet'chya at RTX!

      • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

        2 years ago

        I love it. Thank you so much

    • JJ

      2 years ago

      Hey Connor thanks for everything this past week....youve been awesome!

      • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

        2 years ago

        Thanks for letting me help you guys out. It was a lot of fun, hope to do it again sometime.

    • film_geek

      2 years ago

      how the fuck were we not already friends?

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      3 years ago

      RTO June 7-9, you going? I'm looking into it, think I can swing it if we get a room going and split that.

      • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

        3 years ago

        Sounds like a plan to me

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      3 years ago

      So I'm liking the look of our room for RTX. Just like TO, but switching Ren for Data. I'm guessing the $350 is for the whole time?

      • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

        3 years ago

        Thats what it looks like to me as well.

    • LordOwen

      3 years ago

      Found an interesting pic on Reddit... You know you want to break into this room, right?

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    • BlackTagBen

      3 years ago

      Hey, how's it going, Sarge?

      Do you have that photo of Joel and me? I've looked on your website, but I didn't find it there.

    • LordOwen

      3 years ago

      I still can't get over how cool your job is! And it was a blast working with you this weekend; we needed to get a picture of all the Spartans together! Guess that's something for the to-do list at RTX 2013, right?

    • Jteeth PE/\KE

      3 years ago

      DARN IT! How'd you know?! oh well, I'll just have to lay low at RVBTO I guess, just a few homicides nothing more. Honda engineer eh? that's pretty good but that's nothing on my job of grocery checkout clerk... YEAH SUCK IT BLUE! smiley8.gif

    • Katerater

      3 years ago

      Yeah.. and I be the Katerater ^.^

      See message below to clear confusion.

    • Jteeth PE/\KE

      3 years ago

      Hello there, I'm JTeeth.
      I've talked with Crazyboy and he's agreed to let me room with him. He also let me know that you and Katerater are going to be there too so I thought I'd send a post your guys way as a getting to know you kind of thing so that by the time August rolls around it's not all like "Yo Crazy, what's up with this Jerk?!"

      I'm also a timelord.

    • thekellykidx

      3 years ago

      Why would you mod that a year later?! haha

      Post edited 3/08/12 10:37PM

    • Vicki

      3 years ago

      Connor. Get your ass back to TO. That is all.

    • Anomalous

      3 years ago

      Can't believe it's been five years already.

    • iamjohngalt

      4 years ago

      Hey we're rooming together for RTX apparently. Send me a message (or Allison of course) if you need information. See you there!

    • Chaddius

      4 years ago

      I'm good either way, but if you want to try and bring in 2 more I can make some posts on the group threads smiley1.gif

    • Chaddius

      4 years ago

      Yea man, I might be down for that. Would you want to look for 2 other people or just split a double room? I'm pretty much good with either.

      P.S. GO PIRATES smiley0.gif .... My sister went to ECU smiley1.gif

      Post edited 4/05/11 8:14PM

    • Landon

      4 years ago

      $168 for round trip.
      $230 total airfare. (taxes and whatnot)

    • TKdademon

      4 years ago

      I never got into DBP but I hung out with Jeskid a few times back when he was doing Jeskid TV.

    • LuffyMugen

      4 years ago

      I love having you and Michy in my Picture. Sadly (Well actually it's because of a happy thing) I will not be making it to RvBTO This year. I will be having a baby about 2 weeks before the event.

      I would love to get to see you guys. It hurts my heart that I can't go.

    • TKdademon

      4 years ago

      Come on, at least tell me how you found me.

    • john

      4 years ago

      Unfortunately the kickstarter is closed, But I can give you my paypal info or you can send a chek if you really want to donate.

      I'll get you that info after PAX East

    • TKdademon

      4 years ago

      According to most of your profile, you're an awful lot like me.

      What's up?

    • Kschenke

      4 years ago

      I hope you're doing OK... haven't talked to you in a while. You better be keeping your chin up, bucko.

    • Kittiegirl92

      4 years ago

      it means 'fame and war' not quite the 'dead-bringer' that Jonnyx wants but I think it's rather fierce lol

    • Loredo85

      5 years ago

      Despite what this may look like, I'm not really a RFR, haha.

    • Kschenke

      5 years ago

      Holy crap, you're actually online. smiley7.gif

    • k1L3rman

      5 years ago

      You totally need to re-send the BBM contact request. My BBM was on the fritz in Toronto and I have a pending contact request that's broken. I can't send another because "I already sent one", and I can't cancel it to send again. And that's balls.

    • DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      5 years ago

      Working on it Skeeter

    • Trevor Froink

      5 years ago

      Picturz?

    • Phoenixrage

      5 years ago

      rofl I need to work on what the correct internet emoticon response is for that

    • Kschenke

      5 years ago

      I just realized you might not have realized I'm the Katrina that added you on MSN.

    • Phoenixrage

      5 years ago

      Awesome, can't wait to see new and different ways to improve the appeal of the Phoenixrage product line of entertainment while at the same time ruining Paul's chances of political aspirations.

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