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?

No, I’m so 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 recommend Vasquez Photography for your wedding needs wholeheartedly. Definitely give him a holler! Excellent photographer!

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. If you are able, though, it’d be really cool if you could throw in a credit line. Simple is cool. Like maybe… “photo by Photographic Melodie” on Facebook or “photo by @melodieyvonne” on Twitter & Instagram or “photo by Melodie Yvonne Ramey” if you’re just feelin’ froggy.

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

Here’s the short answer… I’d prefer you didn’t. 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.

If you’d like to read the big, longer, uncomfortable detailed answer just scroll to the bottom of almost any photo gallery on my whole website, or even the bottom of this page 🙂

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

That’s a resounding Maybe! 🙂

Some art prints from the artistic photo galleries are definitely available and for sale as well as others in my personal on sight gallery. Just contact me at melodie@photographicmelodie.com for any inquiries or to schedule a visit to the gallery.

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 have predominantly used a Nikon D800E since 2012 with a Tamron 28-300, Nikkor 50mm, Nikkor 24-70, and a Nikkor 70-200. I occasionally use a lil Sony Nex7 as well. Love that lil sucker. Previous to 2012 I shot pretty much everything with an old Minolta X-370 that I got when I was 10. I still have it.

If you’d like to know what camera I used for a specific image go to the gallery page of that image, scroll down passed the gallery, and underneath all the links, but before the legal stuff it says what kind of camera I used for that job. A lot of the art images were done with film.

As far as the settings go, I’m sorry, I have no idea. I switch around so much that I just can’t remember what I did with a particular photo sometimes. I do leave most of the data attached to the image, however, so if you are wondering about a certain image just go to the gallery, open the image, scroll down just a nudge, and it might be your lucky day 🙂

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…

All photographicmelodie.com content including music, words, and photo & video footage is copyright Melodie Yvonne Ramey and/or the content creating artist. No usage is permitted beyond non-profit online sharing without written permission from Melodie Yvonne Ramey and/or the creating artist. Event photos are not for commercial sale. It is ILLEGAL to sell concert photographs without the permission of the artist. It is ILLEGAL to use these photos for anything at all without permission from the photographer. It is ILLEGAL to use any of this content for anything at all without permission from Melodie Yvonne Ramey and/or all other creating artists. Please send any and all inquiries of usage requests to melodie@photographicmelodie.com. Non-profit online sharing is permitted only when following these specific guidelines: website content (which includes, but is not limited to photos, videos, music, and words) is NOT to be altered in any way. Prohibited alterations include, but are not limited to deleting, plagiarizing all or parts of, cropping, adding filters to, removing color from, removing watermarks, and/or any other changes visually, aural, or written. Also absolutely no making money off of, and/or taking credit for mine or another artist’s work as a whole or any of its parts as it is illegal and makes me long for death.