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This photo of Elizabeth was inspired during the recent Editorial Nude photography workshop. She was illuminated with flash.

It’s no secret, to create a photograph, you need light and normally photographers rely on either, or a combination of, ambient, artificial, natural or existing light. (For a complete explanation of the differences of all four, please see this post: Natural, Ambient And Existing Light in Photography) Great photographers tend to use one form of light predominately than other sources to establish their photographic style, and only venture off into other forms of light when required by a client and still others, known for a specific form of lighting in their style, will delve into other forms to create a new body of work.

Here lately, I’ve focused more on ambient light than artificial, especially when it comes to nude photography. Perhaps it’s the inspiration I’ve gained by spending more time studying the work of the legendary Helmut Newton and the inspiration that I get from my mentor Robert Farber and his painterly style of nude photography—often lit with ambient light.
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  1. Long time reader and fan. Really like this post.

    • Thank you! Please spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, etc.! It keeps me writing!

  2. I like how clear you were here and kept the sample images close to the descriptive text. While I have read and learned from your books: http://glamourphotography.co/?s=rolando+gomez … my major complaint with your book layouts have been the dislocation of sample images from descriptive texts.

    • Thanks and I agree. Previous books I was at the mercy of the editor, all new books I have more control and I’m watching for that. Look for new books coming soon, hopefully you’ll like the layout better as I’m liking what I see during the editing phases. Again, thanks for your support and feedback!

  3. Rolando,
    Love your work! I always lean something new when I read one of your articles or one of your books. Keep them coming!
    Go Air Force!

    • Thank you! I’ll keep doing my best!


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Rolando Gomez Philosophy on Nude Photography
Editorial Nudes is not a website where you’ll find pornography, nor is this a website where models are underage, this is a website that showcases another genre of my art, though I want to clarify, nudity should never be a requirement for photography. Nudity is not for everyone, but for those that can appreciate the beauty of the human form and can handle it with maturity and common sense. I hope you’ll enjoy how I view nudity through my camera lens, often in a more editorial format. Read more about my philosophy on nude photography here.

Photographer Helmut Newton Had It Right On Nude Photography
While many famous photographers are known for other genres of photography, such as fashion, commercial, landscape and photojournalism photography, almost all have shot a nude photograph at some point in their careers. Whether it was fashion nude, editorial nude, Playboy nude, fine-art nude, implied nude, or some form of nude photography, some photographer captured a nude photo somewhere.

Then there were those like Helumut Newton, who were catapult into more fame for their nude photography than their commercial or fashion magazine photography. It’s been said that Simon de Pury, the head of the New York/London auction house Phillips de Pury & Company, while having a discussion with Helmut Newton about the then upcoming inaugural show for his Zurich gallery, asked Newton, “…What else do you have?” Newton replied, “My landscapes, but nobody wants to see those.”

Newton was correct and soon “Sex and Landscapes” was conceived for that inaugural show in 2001. While undoubtedly the late Newton has help put the “PC” in nude photography over the years, it’s not that nude photography is so bad in our private conscious, it’s the difficulty of the use of the word in our vocabulary and the use of nude images in our visual arts—like a fear, our own society is the guilty culprit and it’s time for us to “grow up” and accept the beauty nude photography brings, especially when captured correctly.

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