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20150904 Zoe272
September 2015  shoot with Zoe West

Model: Zoe West
www.modelmayhem.com/1089400

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- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.

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- On condition that the usage is non-profitable, any artwork created may not be used in prints or sold in any way.
- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations
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20131106 Brynn049
November 2013 shoot with Brynn Cook

Model: Brynn Cook
www.modelmayhem.com/30804

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- the image is used as presented here and not altered, cropped, or edited in anyway without my consent. 
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable and/or not used commercially.
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.

---Copyright Notice----------------------------------
My images are not stock. Please do not alter, crop, edit, reproduce or use my images without my consent. 


---Image Referencing-------------------------------
I give permission for this image to be used as references (drawings, paintings & vectors).
However please respect & agree to these few terms first:
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable, any artwork created may not be used in prints or sold in any way.
- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.
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20121015 Ivy88295
October 2012 shoot with Ivy Lee

Model: Ivy Lee
www.modelmayhem.com/484449

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I give permission for this image to be blogged so long as
- the image is used as presented here and not altered, cropped, or edited in anyway without my consent. 
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable and/or not used commercially.
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.

---Copyright Notice----------------------------------
My images are not stock. Please do not alter, crop, edit, reproduce or use my images without my consent. 


---Image Referencing-------------------------------
I give permission for this image to be used as references (drawings, paintings & vectors).
However please respect & agree to these few terms first:
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable, any artwork created may not be used in prints or sold in any way.
- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.
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20150504 Johannie179
May 2015 shoot with Johannie

Model: Johannie Valdés
www.facebook.com/johannie.v
www.modelmayhem.com/1457488a
msjohannie.tumblr.com/


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I give permission for this image to be blogged so long as
- the image is used as presented here and not altered, cropped, or edited in anyway without my consent.
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable and/or not used commercially.
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.

---Copyright Notice----------------------------------
My images are not stock. Please do not alter, crop, edit, reproduce or use my images without my consent.


---Image Referencing-------------------------------
I give permission for this image to be used as references (drawings, paintings & vectors).
However please respect & agree to these few terms first:
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable, any artwork created may not be used in prints or sold in any way.
- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.
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20120126 Ashley209
January 2012 shoot with Ashley

Model: Ashley Graham
www.modelmayhem.com/128845
twitter.com/theashgraham


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I give permission for this image to be blogged so long as
- the image is used as presented here and not altered, cropped, or edited in anyway without my consent. 
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable and/or not used commercially.
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.

---Copyright Notice----------------------------------
My images are not stock. Please do not alter, crop, edit, reproduce or use my images without my consent. 


---Image Referencing-------------------------------
I give permission for this image to be used as references (drawings, paintings & vectors).
However please respect & agree to these few terms first:
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable, any artwork created may not be used in prints or sold in any way.
- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.
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Rodney Mickle
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Here is a friendly PSA...
20140608 Jenna032 by MickleDesignWerks


Don't get butt hurt if you ask someone for trade work and they decline the offer. If you really want to work with them and they turn your down you still have options:

Option 1: Pay them. Reply back with a rate you can afford, even if its below what they ask. Sometimes they may be willing to shoot at a rate below their normal rate if the shoot can work for them. My caution is to be wary of the Merc Model, the ones that are strictly doing it for the cash. Even if the Model doesn't care for your work or you are just starting out they should give a damn about helping you develop your skills at becoming a better shooter. Some are good shooters themselves so it's like getting a Model and a photography seminar at the same time!
Option 2: Get better and try again in the future. Sometimes its a matter of getting better at your craft. Your current work may not be at the level they need to get images they can use. If in the future you get better and contact them again, it may be possible that you'll get them to agree to do trade with you after they've seen your development and would like your evolved style in their port.
Option 3: Move on. This is generally my preferred option. Once they've expressed no interest in working with me or are only wanting money with no real interest in shooting with me, I tend to want to put my energy toward those that want to work with me

Ultimately it's about getting to a win/win situation. It may be that the Model doesn't need to do trade work or have other means of getting fresh images to promote themselves. It may mean that you offset their costs for doing the shoot (travel, gas, hotel stay, etc.) as a means of barter. Perhaps you can get another Photographer and you all share the Model's half day rate. Try to think about how you can get to something that works for all involved. If you can't work something out, be mature and understand that you may not be able to come to terms AT THIS TIME. Leave the door open for future negotiations. If you show your ass they will remember and will share it with other Models. They have lists and they know who the assholes and douche bags are like this guy.
  • Listening to: 16th Street Baptist Church- Branford Marsalis

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spartiAtes Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Excellent work!!
You really have an artistic eye!!
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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Party Happy Birthday, Rodney! Green Dragon 
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gcollantes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
 Happy Birthday!!!Have your cake and eat it too Party Worship . Greetings from the last place on earth. Chile. South America !!!!
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coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Rodney!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful models, your wondrous muse and amazing talent with all of us. We admire and appreciate your art and life endeavors.

May the coming year bring you all the best of joy, health and prosperity in all your art and life projects.

Kindly,

Grant
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D   Fireworks   Applaud fella (Reactions) 
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djl1958 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Happy Birthday!!!!!!

I hope that today and the whole year to come bring you much happiness and success and contentment and fulfillment and good health.

Enjoy your special "once-a-year day" to the fullest - and keep up the great work in photography and in life!!!!!!
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79big Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
1 Message from Hungary. Happy Birthday :-).
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darquiel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Happy B-Day!
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GuardianMajor Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
:party: Happy Birthday!
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ESLB-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
happy b-day
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shipain Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:iconbummiesplz:Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
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