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Stalk-You-For-A-Day Candid Portraiture

Time To File A Restraining Order–
Stalk-You-For-A-Day Candid Portraiture

COMING SOON!

(all sorts of amazing photos of people and pets)

 

When I tell folks that I’m a photographer, they (more often than not) assume that means wedding and studio photography. Hells no! As a full-time RVer, I’m not in one place long enough to set up a studio — I don’t have the equipment, the space, or the patience. If I’m going to take pictures of people, I want to do it in a laid-back, casual, organic way — capturing the perfect candid image by stalking folks while they’re moving and grooving through their natural habitats. It all started when I offered to photograph a friend’s kid’s birthday party at McDonalds. You’d think this would be pretty close to my idea of hell (considering my attitude toward reproduction) — but I had a blast. I followed children around as they swarmed the Playplace, crawled on my hands and knees to join them in spaces never built for someone my size, and got some absolutely amazing shots. Then when I landed in Los Angeles, I discovered a whole new world of photographic opportunity — taking behind-the-scenes pictures of these Hollywood types while they’re making movies and rehearsing plays. I was invited to bring my camera to an on-location shoot for the Red Shirts web series (which follows three endearingly incompetent ensigns who barely manage to escape death every episode — it’s pretty damned funny, even if you’re not a Trekkie). I followed these intrepid entertainers out into the desert, spent two days trying to balance a DSLR in one hand and a parasol in the other (required equipment, otherwise those Irish genes of mine burst into flames under this harsh and unforgiving California sun) — all while stealthily maneuvering my way into just the right action-catching position. (An impressive feat, if I do say so myself!) I shot on-stage scenes and casual conversations during breaks, the production designer engaging in a little impromptu prop mastery, actresses fixing their hair and makeup — and (of course) a few dismembered-body-part-related gag pics. (You don’t get to leave decapitated heads, severed limbs, and a skeleton named “Charles” lying around, and not have them end up in my snaps!) I held bounce boards for the DP and clappers for the director. I even sewed fur bikinis for intergalactic Amazon women, and served healthy snacks (like cauliflower cheddar puffs and vegetarian meatballs and spiced pumpkin seeds) to the crew — photography meets costuming meets craft services, a triple-threat kind of gal! I learned insider secrets and movie-magic tricks — I walked away with a better appreciation for the entertainment I consume, and a great deal more respect for the talent that supports my media-whoring ways. And I got some great publicity pictures of cast and crew — showing them individually practicing their arts, working together as a team, and coming together as a family. If you’d like me to record your life and times (at a birthday party or family reunion, maybe traipsing after your kids on a playground or at an amusement park), holler. If you’re planning a production of any sort (concert, play, film, speaking engagement) and would like to show the world the other side of your project, holler.

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Ramona Creel is an award-winning 15-year veteran organizer and member of the National Association Of Professional Organizers. As well as having birthed “The A-To-Z Of Getting Organized,” Ramona is also the author of “The Professional Organizer’s Bible: A Slightly Irreverent And Completely Unorthodox Guide For Turning Clutter Into A Career”—and the creator of more than 200 “quick-start” business tools and templates for use by productivity professionals. She writes seven different blogs, has worked with hundreds of clients, and has delivered scores of presentations on getting organized. Ramona resides on the roads of America as a full-time RVer—living and working in a 29-foot Airstream. Learn more at and RamonaCreel.com.

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