Rammelkamp Foto: Blog https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog en-us (C) Rammelkamp Foto ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) Tue, 10 Apr 2018 03:18:00 GMT Tue, 10 Apr 2018 03:18:00 GMT https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/img/s/v-5/u189213239-o416763407-50.jpg Rammelkamp Foto: Blog https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog 120 120 More from my lovely friend Carlin! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2018/4/more-from-my-lovely-friend-carlin From my previous blog post, I had mentioned that my dear, and quite lovely friend Carlin came over to visit.  She was so nice in letting me practice my craft, while having some great fun and laughs for the evening.  I like them all in one way or the other, but the one on the far right really does it for me!  Thanks Carlin!

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2018/4/more-from-my-lovely-friend-carlin Tue, 10 Apr 2018 03:17:39 GMT
One great reflection! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2018/3/one-great-reflection So...my dear friend Carlin stopped by, and she was generous enough to let me take her picture. 

Initially, we had the idea to do a Holly Golightly-esque picture.  Well...we did some like that, but it seemed like the wild hair and less staged were the real winners and this one I really like!  It's soft and a little mysterious.  I paused, turned to the piano for a second and there she was, reflected nicely in the black glossy polish!!!

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2018/3/one-great-reflection Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:02:10 GMT
Back in the saddle! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/11/back-in-the-saddle Last month I had a number of photo-food related assignments in and around town from C'ville Weekly.  They featured a dozen of my photos in their most recent Knife & Fork issue.  These were some of my favorites, thanks again C'ville!   

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/11/back-in-the-saddle Mon, 07 Nov 2016 03:53:53 GMT
Say hello to Deandra! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/6/say-hello-to-deandra

Here is a recent portrait shoot/head shot I did for a local actress who performs at Live Art here in Charlottesville, VA.  Lovely lady and a fun shoot!  

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/6/say-hello-to-deandra Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:32:58 GMT
Now Appearing! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/5/now-appearing

What a fun shoot and a great local show Charlottesville show presented by Live Arts, check it out!


music by HENRY KRIEGER, lyrics & book by TOM EYEN

original Broadway production directed and choreographed by MICHAEL BENNETT

sponsored by Old Dominion National Bank

The smash-hit Broadway musical about the meteoric rise of a female trio of black singers is a fresh and charismatic now as it was over 30 years ago.  As The Dreamettes gain in popularity, the group’s manager decides to replace their overweight lead singer with a more glamorous and svelte prospect.

Loosely based on The Supremes and set amid the turbulence of the 1960s culture wars, this show sizzles with behind-the-scenes drama.  It’s the story of betrayal, aspiration, and determination in the face of rejection.

Featuring the songs that launched the careers of Jennifer Holliday, Loretta Devine, and Sheryl Lee Ralph; DREAMGIRLS fills the soul and heart with love, laughter, and music.   http://www.livearts.org/dreamgirls/

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/5/now-appearing Sun, 29 May 2016 19:34:54 GMT
Casual business portraits on location! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/4/casual-business-portraits-on-location This is Tom.  He works on loans and needed a casual business portrait.  Problem solved... he hired me, or rather the company did.  Thanks Tom, it was a pleasure!  

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/4/casual-business-portraits-on-location Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:16:17 GMT
Things are looking up! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/4/things-are-looking-up Another recent business portrait!  This one is a bit out of character for me with a splashier vantage point, dramatic angles and light, while maintaining a flattering soft, but directional light on the face!  Carrie, it was a pleasure!

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/4/things-are-looking-up Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:42:37 GMT
More Linkedin Portraits! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/4/more-linkedin-portraits

This was from a recent portrait shoot I just did.  The client wanted to look energetic and youthful.  I think I pulled it off considering she is in her sixties! Nancy, it was a fun shoot, thanks for stopping by!  Side note, it's interesting how my last two portraits shoots I put the models hands in the shot.  I rarely do that and now I've done it twice in one week.  It definitely brought something to both assignments. 

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/4/more-linkedin-portraits Mon, 04 Apr 2016 11:37:24 GMT
Classic portraiture. https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/4/classic-portraiture

I'm still working in the classic portraiture style.  Primarily with a 45% light and a 2:1 lighting ratio similar to Rembrandt.  While it appears selfies and do it yourself portraits are here to stay, I don't think you can beat a professional portrait.  Thanks for stopping by Phil!

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/4/classic-portraiture Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:47:57 GMT
Rammelkamp Foto is 3 years young! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/3/rammelkamp-foto-is-3-years-young

We celebrated a milestone....3 years in business!  I have to say it was pretty cool having a photo assignment for VA Distillery to mark the occasion!  If you are not familiar with them and want to drink some great local scotch, do yourself a favor and check them out!  http://vadistillery.com/

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/3/rammelkamp-foto-is-3-years-young Thu, 03 Mar 2016 04:24:56 GMT
Now Playing - The Other Place https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/2/now-playing---the-other-place  

It was truly my pleasure to take these press photos for Live Arts in Charlottesville and I hope the show is huge success!  


From the Live Arts website:  

Memories.  Sometimes that’s all you have to cling to.  But what happens when your memories betray you and are no longer there?  Or what if the memories that seem so vivid and tangible aren’t really yours?  Juliana Smithton, a brilliant and ambitious neurologist, struggles to discern between truth and fabrication as her life continues – seemingly without her.  Weaving in moments of unexpected humor and heart, THE OTHER PLACE is a penetrating drama where a mystery unravels; and where truth, invention, love, and loss vie for Juliana’s mind.

After completing it’s Broadway Run in 2013, this play will make its Regional Premiere at Live Arts.


2015-2016 Season: The Other Place

Wednesday, February 10 at 8:00PM

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Thursday, February 11 at 7:30PM

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Friday, February 12 at 8:00PM

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Saturday, February 13 at 8:00PM

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Sunday, February 14 at 2:00PM

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ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/2/now-playing---the-other-place Sat, 06 Feb 2016 23:40:38 GMT
Mac (& cheese) attack! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/1/mac-cheese-attack

What an assignment from C'ville Weekly, four local mac & cheese photos in one day...oh the hardship!

Top left - The Mac & Cheese Burger at Jack Brown's.  
Top right - The Lobster Mac & Cheese at The Local.  
Bottom left - The Classic Mac & Cheese at Maya.
Bottom right - The Potato Cake Mac & Cheese at The Virginian  

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2016/1/mac-cheese-attack Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:01:45 GMT
Rounded out the year with a fine portrait shoot! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/12/rounded-out-the-year-with-a-fine-portrait-shoot My last assignment of the year goes to Embrace Loan Homes with a series of executive portraits of Michael Ballew!  Thanks folks, hope to see you guys for additional portraits in the New Year!

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/12/rounded-out-the-year-with-a-fine-portrait-shoot Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:14:33 GMT
Ladies & Gentlemen...Mr Stevie Wonder! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/11/ladies-gentlemen-mr-stevie-wonder Wow, I mean wow!  What a show.  Stevie Wonder played for nearly four hours tonight at JPJ in C'ville and it was pretty amazing.  Besides playing all of his songs off of Songs in the Key of Life, he and his back up singers did dozens more.  He joked, sang and cried on a few tunes and we all cried with him...for joy I might add.  I was in the pit for one song and could just about touch him and the super cool thing was that I could hear his actual voice 15 feet away from me and his amplified voice coming through the speakers!  Thanks Stevie, hope to see you in Charlottesville again real soon!

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/11/ladies-gentlemen-mr-stevie-wonder Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:27:53 GMT
Promo photo for Dirty Blond! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/10/promo-photo-for-dirty-blond

Now, until November 8th at Live Arts in Charlottesville...DIRTY BLOND!

Jo, an aspiring actress, works as an office temp.  Charlie works in the New York Public Library and is a self-proclaimed movie history fanatic.  They both spruce up their ho-hum lives with their obsessive zeal for the bombshell and scandal-inducing Mae West.  Fate intervenes when they meet at West’s gravesite and forge an unlikely friendship.

Laden with one-liners, sexual innuendo, and alluring come-hither glances, DIRTY BLONDE is a comedy dripping with burlesque and filled with the music of the era.  Scenes of West’s bombastic life are interwoven with the developing molecules of Jo and Charlie’s chemistry.  And what we are left with is a story that is compelling, touching, and dramatically over the top.

Much like Mae West herself.     http://www.livearts.org/dirtyblonde/  

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/10/promo-photo-for-dirty-blond Wed, 21 Oct 2015 01:49:52 GMT
Look who made it to town! Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/10/look-who-made-it-to-town

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt had a good time at the Festy Experience in Afton this year, as did I.  What a night...terrific music and great beer at Devil's Backbone all under the stars on a cool and beautiful night.  Not sure how it could get much better!

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/10/look-who-made-it-to-town Sun, 11 Oct 2015 03:41:57 GMT
Bibs & Bobs https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/9/bibs-bobs

It occurred to me that I haven't put up a current piece on social media in the last two weeks.  So...this "Linguine alla Carbonara" was photographed for an upcoming Pasta segment in a local food magazine called Knife & Fork.  Produced and distributed by C'ville Weekly.    As of September 24th, this dish can be found at Tavola, 826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA. Eat up, live life & enjoy!

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/9/bibs-bobs Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:56:11 GMT
Say hello to Lt. Victor. G. Mitchell! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/8/say-hello-to-lt-victor-g-mitchell

A recent photo essay brought me to Lieutenant Victor G. Mitchell, a midnight shift commander with the Charlottesville Police Department.  He considers starting the canine program in 1990 to be his greatest accomplishment during 30 years as a police officer.


ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/8/say-hello-to-lt-victor-g-mitchell Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:55:25 GMT
Red Hub Food Company! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/7/red-hub-food-company

I worked on a rather nice food photography assignment last week for the Red Hub Food Company, located in Charlottesville Virginia.  Nice little place, great food & terrific owner!  I wish them the best of luck!!!  https://www.facebook.com/redhubfoodco?fref=ts

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/7/red-hub-food-company Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:04:57 GMT
4 days left for Restaurant Week! https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/7/4-days-left-on-restaurant-week

This was one of my favorite shots from this years Restaurant Week!  If you are not familiar with our local foodie fundraiser in Charlottesville, please check it out!  http://charlottesvillerestaurantweek.com/

ronrfoto@gmail.com (Rammelkamp Foto) https://www.rammelkampfoto.com/blog/2015/7/4-days-left-on-restaurant-week Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:34:52 GMT