Hi I'm Ronnie Gisler, Photographer & owner of Ronnie G. Photography, a little about me and how I got into the business of photography.
I decided to purchase my first DSLR back in February of 2009, unsure of what all I was going to do with it my main focus was capturing images on my deployment to Iraq. Being single I found that it was a great way to pick up "models" deceitful, yeah a little, I emphasize a little because I never set up any shoots til I was honorably discharged from the Army. Spending days trying to find a job in this economy was and still is near impossible, on top of it all I got diagnosed with PTSD. So I decided to shoot the one thing I have always loved as a kid, rodeos. Rodeos, became horse shows, horse shows became horse photo shoots, and I had two friends who pushed me to help them become models, I learned from trial and error and I am never happy with my photos until now. As of January 2013 I have been published 8 times. I have went from the guy who chased women to the photographer with a set goal of being published 25 times by the year 2015, in order for me to become successful I need to work with those who have the same desires as I do, I don't mind shooting and never communicating again but I prefer to work with a "crew" to pull off images that no one has seen I have these ideas flyin around in my head and I need a model to photograph, a MUA to teach me the dos and donts, a hairstylist to prevent countless hours editing stray hairs, and an assistant to help me move lights setup and take down. For a one person team I have made leaps and bounds on my own just working with a model and I do appreciate everyone who has got me this far but to get further and become noticed I'm going to need a team. Nudity isn't in my area of expertise not that I don't appreciate nude shots I think they are over done and yes I could probably shoot submissions for Playboy I am thinkin I should work my way up so lingerie and swimsuits is as far as I will go, select implied will be accepted if it fits the series.
I look forward to working with you all!
Oh as for PAID ASSIGNMENTS:
I seem to butt heads with photographers and models on this, but this is how I see it.
If your portfolio is better than mine, meaning I could benefit from working with you then maybe I will pay depending on your rates. However, if my portfolio exceeds yours and knowing me there is a chance it does I will NOT pay regardless of rates. Its nothing personal, I understand people need money, but for me to pay you and still have to coach you as how to pose what to wear or how to bring emotions into the photos you are wasting my time and my money, I see this as an investment. I pay you because you will promote my photos, give my name to those who ask and possibly get me into some sort of publication. Now why would I spend $100 if you can't get me any of that?
Egotistical, arrogant, and ass I heard it all and trust me hating, bad mouthing or being generally disrespectful is the quickest way for you to find yourself our of this business. I don't do the he said she said game, I'm in this for the publishing opportunities and if you are too great! If not then please find another photographer.
My rate goes anywhere from $275-$600 a shoot if you want me to work with a make up artist and hair stylist I have one to provide our combine rates are $400-1200 discounts are offered for repeat clients.
I treat everyone fairly and I have a great turn around rate on photo shoots normally its 2hrs after the shoot they will be up for viewing, I work as fast as I can to get you your photos back, I don't understand why some photographers can't work this quickly possibly other photo shoots are affecting the timing maybe its another job. I do this and only photography so I have no real excuse other than I'm overwhelmed, and occasionally the PTSD does affect my performance so please be understanding.
Please feel free to message me on here, or on Facebook.
And if you must know I am 25 years old, I have been a photographer for 3 years, and yes I am single, NO I don't date models, to be honest I don't date at all. I am content with my single lifestyle and have no reason to explain it any further.
OH I WOULD LOVE TO TRAVEL THIS YEAR!!!! So message me if you want me to fly to you for a photo shoot! I will cover my own expenses but I do require you to pay me for the shoot itself.