FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a musician/venue. Can I hire Melodie for my concert/event/tour?

Yes, absolutely! Please contact me at melodie@photographicmelodie.com with a description of your needs, and I’ll get back to you about rates and availability as soon as possible.

I have an event coming up, but it’s not a concert. Can I book Melodie to take my event photos?

Yes, absolutely! Please contact me at melodie@photographicmelodie.com with a description of your needs, and I’ll get back to you about rates and availability as soon as possible.

I’m a musician/venue. Can I hire Melodie for my promotional/merchandise photos?

Yes, absolutely! Please contact me at melodie@photographicmelodie.com with a description of your needs, and I’ll get back to you about rates and availability as soon as possible.

Can I hire Melodie to shoot my portrait/head shot?

Yes, absolutely! Please contact me at melodie@photographicmelodie.com with a description of your needs, and I’ll get back to you about rates and availability as soon as possible.

Can I hire Melodie to shoot my wedding?

I’m sorry, probably not. I rarely do weddings because it takes a special set of skills. I specialize in music/concert and art photography. I occasionally do other events and plays, but I’m not the best at weddings and I’d hate to ruin your special day! It’d be like hiring a fry cook to bake your wedding cake. Sure, it’s kinda the same professions, but you can imagine the different results. They can both fix wonderful food, but it’s just different types of food that require a different skill set.

I went to a show or party, and Melodie took a photo of me at the event I attended. Where can I find that photo?

First try searching for the event that you attended in the search bar, or visit the Concert & Events gallery of the year of the event you attended. Your photo should be in the event photo gallery. Simply view the photo at FULL SIZE and download image. If you do not see your photo in the gallery of the events photo gallery then unfortunately it probably did not come out due to poor lighting or poor focusing on my part. Please forgive me, and come join me at another event, so I can have another shot!

I am a performer/venue, and Melodie took a photo of me/my venue at one of my events. Where can I find that photo?

First try searching for the event in the search bar, or visit the Concert & Events gallery and check the year of the event its gallery. Your photo should be in the event photo gallery. Simply view the photo at FULL SIZE and download image. If you do not see your photo in the gallery of the events photo gallery then unfortunately it probably did not come out due to poor lighting or poor focusing on my part. Please forgive me, and come join me at another event, so I can have another shot!

Is it ok if I share one of your images on my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. or use it as my profile pic?

Yeah, that’s cool! I very much appreciate that you like my work, and love that you like it enough to share. Just make sure to follow my Terms & Conditions of Usage and throw out a credit line like maybe… “photo by Photographic Melodie” on Facebook or “photo by @melodieyvonne” on Twitter & Instagram or “photo by Melodie Yvonne”.

Remember, all photographicmelodie.com/melodieyvonne.com content copyright Melodie Yvonne Ramey. No usage permitted at all beyond nonprofit online sharing without written permission from Melodie Yvonne Ramey. NO IMAGE or word ALTERING of any kind permitted. Check out the full Photographic Melodie Print Shop and content usage Terms & Conditions HERE

Can I crop/change your image so it fits my profile pic/cover photo needs?

Here’s the short answer… No.

A photograph is to me what a painting is to a painter. Would you buy a painting from a beloved artist to display in your house, and then cut an inch off the side so it will fit better on a wall, or would you just hang it on a different wall? My work is kinda the same principle.

All photographicmelodie.com/melodieyvonne.com content copyright Melodie Yvonne Ramey. No usage permitted at all beyond nonprofit online sharing without written permission from Melodie Yvonne Ramey. NO IMAGE or word ALTERING of any kind permitted. Check out the full Photographic Melodie Print Shop and content usage Terms & Conditions HERE

Can I buy a print/hi res image of a photo from Melodie’s galleries?

Yes, absolutely! Many art prints from the artistic photo galleries are definitely available and for sale in the Photographic Melodie Online Shop as well as many others pieces in my on sight gallery. Just contact me at melodie@photographicmelodie.com for any specific inquiries or to schedule a visit to the gallery in person.

Concert prints are not for sale, however. I’m very sorry. It is illegal to sell photos of artists without their written permission.

Can I buy a print/hi res image Melodie shot of an artist that I love?

No, I’m very sorry. It is illegal to sell photos of artists without their written permission.

What type of camera, lens, and settings do you use to capture your images?

I’m sorry, I switch around so much that I just can’t remember what I did with a particular photo sometimes. I do leave the metadata attached to my images, however, so if you are wondering about a certain image just go to the gallery, open the image, scroll down just a nudge, and the info you seek should be there.

I don’t see my question in the FAQs. What do I do?

Please feel free to contact Melodie at melodie@photographicmelodie.com with your question, and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

And PRETTY PLEASE above all else remember…

Photographic Melodie Content Terms and Conditions

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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