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20150414 Michele132 by MickleDesignWerks
20150414 Michele132
April 2015  shoot with Michele Chevere

Model: Michele Chevere
www.modelmayhem.com/1565314

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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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20150402 Fifi028
March 2015  shoot with Fifi Lamonica

Model: Fifi Lamonia
www.modelmayhem.com/127759

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- 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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20150321 Kathryn137

March 2015 shoot with Kathryn Kinley

Model: Kathryn Kinley
www.modelmayhem.com/3385967


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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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20140529 Jenna085
 
May 2014 shoot with Jenna

Model: Jenna Kellen

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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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20140608 Jenna179
June 2014 shoot with Jenna

Model: Jenna Kellen

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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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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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DRillustration Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Rodney my man! you know how to get the best from your models and i commend this with appreciation and a watch :)
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deviantxman Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Absolutely  amazing work. Incredible  models. Very stylish photography .  Thank you for the inspiring  artwork . 
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Kruggg Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Gorgeous gallery!
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E-DigitalFantasy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Wonderful work! Fascinating!
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Egyfalcon2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR

You are great artist and models are very clever

Thank you so much wishing to you and all models more successful work
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
St.Nicolas by KmyGraphic Happy St. Nicholas Day!
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CTB-PhotoImagery Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!  By an amzing photographer :)
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MickleDesignWerks Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
thx!
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happyartstudent Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dakini. YES
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RichJack75 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Love your work
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