Rough Crowd May: Getting Your Photo Kink On! The Basics & Principals You Need (feat. Mistress Mayhem)

Rough Crowd Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016

This month we have a special guest speaker, Mistress Mayhem, who will be presenting Getting Your Photo Kink On! The Basics & Principals You Need.
We’ve all seen amazing kink photography on the internet, but modern cameraphones are good enough to take great images – if you know some photography principles and how to apply them. This class is not about fancy equipment and setup, its about you, your kink, and capturing with the camera you carry with you all the time – your phone. With the simplest list of tools you can capture what you see while you play, without interrupting your play.

We begin with the basics: light, composition, framing your scene, and what you see vs. what the camera sees.

Then we’ll talk about the 5 easy steps that you can start with every time that will simplify everything for you and assure you capture what you want: Alignment, Repetition, Contrast, Proximity, and Balance. As they become a part of what you do every time, you can break the rules and keep exploring.

We may not turn you into the kink Ansel Adams, but we’ll level you up to take better pics of the hotness you make.

A NOTE ON PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRIVACY: Live photography will happen at this workshop, but understanding privacy and consent will also be factors covered, and how to deal with shooting your subject and avoiding breaking consent of people in the background. Rest assured, there should be no unauthorized images of anyone leaving this workshop.

Things To Bring

* Your fully charged phone!

Sunday, May 22, 2016
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Bringing your own play partner is always awesome, but not required; while couples and groupings are always encouraged to come together (hey, isn’t that always nice?), it’s not a requirement to have a partner to come to Rough Crowd.

All genders, ages, experience levels, races, shoe sizes, sexual orientations and preferences, religions, pet preferences, fitness levels, tax brackets, partnership status, poly, D/s, M/s, height, eye color, and pizza topping choices are welcome (even all veggie pizza, if that’s your thing; your pizza is not my pizza, and that’s OK).

If you’re into rough body play, or if you think this sounds interesting, then yes, it *is* for you. Come to Rough Crowd for overview, instruction, and practice time. Safety and technique will be first, and then ideas and practice time. No experience necessary; you’ll have some by the time you leave.

Standard Info About Rough Crowd

Rough Crowd is:

• 18 & up
• Cheap (twenty bucks!)
• Open to all levels of skill and experience


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How Rough Crowd Works:
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Hope to see a bunch of you at Rough Crowd,