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Rodney Mickle
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Washington DC area based portrait and event photographer

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I will be doing a short seminar for a lighting class at the Nude in Nature 7 ("NIN7") event on  May 17 & 18 (Saturday and Sunday) in Comus, MD! The event will be held on 10 acres of private property in Montgomery County, Maryland.  You may arrange to shoot anyone and anywhere you want, as there is ample space.

This will be the first NIN run by Valerie Whitaker (yes that Valerie!) and she arranged for some of the best Models in the Mid-Atlantic region (and beyond!) to model for the event.  Two days (May 17-18; SAT-SUN) of one-on-one shooting with individual models (including top models traveling to the DC area and well-established local models from VA/DC/MD), beginners' and intermediate classes and group sessions.

Early Discount Tickets
Early Bird and Regular Seminar Tickets t

***You MUST be signed up for NIN7 to attend the lighting seminars!***      

Models can be scheduled via Model Mayhem, FB, or Email. The list of Model is frequently updated and more Models are added as more Photographer sign up so that there is a good ratio of Model to Photographers. For a listing of the Models available see the Meetup or Facebook Event pages. Please write models to discuss their availability/rates for One-on-One shoots.

Each Model Attending NIN7 this year will be Modeling for a one-hour Group Shoot or a seminar.  Group Shoot times and sign-ups will be posted on the main Meetup site and each group shoot will be limited to only 5 photographers. RSVPs will be available April 14, 2014 @ Monday 7:00pm. Group shoot sign-ups are for NIN7 Attending Photographers only.

The price of both seminars are the same.  Early bird tickets are $30.  Regular tickets are $45.

Lighting seminars will include natural lighting instruction for assistance in photography during NIN7. For my Sunday class, I will specifically touch on:
  • finding good light
  • gear that I use when using natural light
  • how to handle specific challenges with natural light
  • mixing natural light with flash lighting
Instruction will be followed by a shooting portion where each Photographer will have an opportunity to individually shoot the Model for each class

  • Releases for classes are NOT included.  NIN is able to get The Models are posing for the classes and groups shoots as part of their requirements for attending the event so the  only way that Models earn money from  their free shoot by selling full releases and 2257 ID forms and tips.
  • Note: If you arrange for  one-on-ones with the Model then Releases ARE included in the models' arranged fee. You will not have to pay for an additional Release for classes or group shoots.
  • Standard release is $15 per model, per shooting day (not for the event).  NIN standard Model Release used on-site may be viewed at:… (must join meet-up group to see the files)
  • 2257 forms are $15 per model, per shooting day (not for the event)
  • Tipping Models is VERY welcome! :)
  • Email for the exact location once your payment is made.  Lunch is included with admission.
  • For any additional questions, email and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Rob-Satanta-K 3 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful gallery to behold. So many favorites I couldn't possibly have commented on them all, suffice to say you possess a rare gift for capturing the beauty of the female form. 'Watching' with pleasure.
MickleDesignWerks 1 hour ago  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the kind words :)

Glad you are enjoying the work!
Thanks for the invitation.:happybounce: 
Manyroomsphotography Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for taking the time to share your extensive gallery.  I got pulled in to look and kept looking at more.  Very creative, erotic, a bit raw in a good way, and technically excellent.
Your journal comments showed experience and wisdom.  Again, thanks for sharing.
MickleDesignWerks Mar 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
I appreciate your comment :)
Mann-of-LaMancha Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really sorry, I'm not watching any premium members anymore because of google analytics.
ratravarman Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent shots with Cwen! There is no end to how spectacular she gets!
Zen-In-Motion Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic gallery! I've looked through them all and this one --> <-- is just outstanding, the red on her with the soft lighting is just beautiful.
You do some fine work Rodney!
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