A Nude Photography eBook By A Photographer & Author

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Camera: Canon 5D, Lens: Canon 85mm F/1.2L USM Lens, Shutter speed: 1/160, Aperture: F/1.2, ISO: 800, White Balance: 3700K, Lighting: 100-watt Incandescent bulb from table lamp, lamp shade removed.

Implied Nude Photography

Location can add an editorial feel to an image as in this photo of Jenni.

If you as a photographer are interested in doing nude photography for the first time, I’d suggest scouting a nude model through one of the many photography and modeling websites online today—not sure which ones, then simply do a Google search.  Find a model with decent photos in her portfolio and then when making contact, be specific on the intentions of the shoot and negotiate your rates—then put it in writing via email so there are no misunderstandings.

When it comes time to do the actual shoot, have your model start out in clothes, perhaps conservative lingerie, it’s always better to start your first-time shoot with a model in clothing, ideally, loose clothing that doesn’t leave body marks when removed later in the shoot.  Clothing marks can take up to an hour to disappear. Be cordial, professional and communicate clearly with your subject—communication is key to any photography.  My favorite saying is, “Think, communicate, then shoot.”
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7 Comments

  1. Thanks for the excellent advice.

  2. Thanks for the great advice. Always helps when someone who’s done it as often as you have, shares with the new guys.

    • Dan, thanks for the nice words. I love to spread the gospel of photography.

  3. Excellent work, thanks for sharing

  4. Really amazing work. Found you on jpgmag.com and stopped by. I am also a Cannon photographer. Love your work, excellent.

    • Thank you! Glad you loved it!

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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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