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Jolene and Candice pose during the Las Vegas Editorial Nude workshop.

Well I just returned from conducting another set of Editorial Nude and Glamour, Beauty and the Nude photography workshops in wonderful Las Vegas—and again, our models and assistants outdid themselves as always—busting their butts to ensure the attending photographers captured some great images in a learning, but fun environment.

Normally I don’t do much shooting at these workshops, as I’m usually too busy providing hands-on photography instruction along with ensuring the models are on time and on set with the make-up and hair all ready to go.  While workshops are fun and educational for everyone, they don’t call them “work” shops for nothing, but this time, I squeezed a few shots in, especially since I’m working on two new books, including my sixth photography book, Photographing Women, in addition to my seventh book, Photographing Nude Women, that I’ll co-illustrate with up and coming photographer Stephanie Gomez, yes, my daughter.

A book sure to draw attention, as it’s on (father/daughter) editorial nude photography of women—to make sure no one misinterprets this, my beautiful daughter is the co-photographer contributing to the book, not one of the subjects.  Even though we plan on doing some photography shoots of models together, we’ll also do shoots on our own, at different locations—so I decided to get a head start at the Las Vegas photography workshop location and I hope you enjoy these images.

In the case of all the photos on this photoblog post, all images were created with my Canon 5D Mark II with the white balance manually set between 3200K and 3400K and for the best bokeh effect a lens can deliver, I used the Canon 85mm F/1.2L USM lens, set between F/1.2 to F/4.0, depending on my camera angle. Shutter speeds varied from 1/250th to 1/1250th, ISO was set at 160 for all photos. All photos captured on HoodmanUSA’s “RAW” compact professional flash cards, 16GB with 675X UDMA 6 ratings.
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  1. Very good BLOG. I tried a couple using this white balance on my Nikon (3030 -3230) and the resulting image where very good. Shared my results with Mary and Candice. Keep up the great work helping everyone keep learning new ways to use the cameras.

    • Mike, Thanks for your nice words! Both models loved the concept along with Jolene! Thanks again for attending the photography workshop!

  2. Great idea! I love how you went against the canon of glamour:warm. You turned it on it’s head making cold tones work wonderfully. That’s why, as they say, you da man!

    Can’t wait for your book.

    • Juan,

      Thanks, I’m always about trying out new things! Always experiment, though I’ve done this before with tungsten film! Thanks!


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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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