Hi! I'm Rebecca Gerdel of R.J. Gerdel Photography. I am an intermediate photographer working towards being a professional (read want I do this for a living). I'm currently based out of Springfield Missouri.
As a big fan of learning by doing I'm founding member of The Ozarks Photography Society, a group that works together to help photographers, models, hair and make up artists any one interested gain experience, feedback and confidence!
I'm fascinated by pretty much every kind of photography but fashion and fantasy are my favorites! That said I really enjoy editing and manipulating my work as well. See more at - http://www.facebook.com/rjgerdel and http://wyldangel.deviantart.com.
Here's a bit more on shooting with me -
I will shoot candids of you when you are not expecting it. Some of my favorite work has resulted from my models goofing off. Like everything I shoot you have the right to ask me not to share it publicly.
I exude a rainbow flavored no-drama field twenty feet in all directions.
I will shoot tasteful female nudes, providing I have shot with you before. I will not shoot male nudes at this time.
If you bring along an escort that's fine, please let them know they may be asked to hold things (reflectors, lights, etc). I usually bring an assistant along with me.
I prefer to shoot between 2pm -7pm due to the quality of light. I can be bribed to shoot in the morning (As early as 6am) with cappuccinos or chai lattes.
I prefer to shoot TFCD, though this is negotiable and there are instances where I will pay.
I have a part time day job so I need to schedule at least 3 weeks ahead.
I want and expect my models to have ideas about poses and shots. If you have an idea I want to try it!
Mostly I want everyone involved to have a good time!
I'm still looking into new methods of sharing photos with models and I'm open to ideas!