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Seven New Photos, Seven Models, Seven Tales

First-Time Published Photos Here on EditorialNudes.com

As mentioned in the recent article, 10 First Time Published Nudes of Ten Models,photographers often crank out quick edits of their first favorite photos, often leaving behind other great photos with hopes they’ll eventually get back to them in future post production. Unfortunately, with daily life challenges, photographers find themselves further and further behind. Post production piles up along with emails from models wanting more images from the previous photo shoots. It’s cyclical and never seems to end.

Nude Model Photo

KT comes up with an interesting pose that I captured during an Editorial Nude photography workshop.

The same goes for bloggers. Articles remain uncompleted due to the interruptions of life. It’s no different for me, my blogs get behind because if it’s not an article waiting on photos to illustrate it, it’s photos waiting to accompany an article yet written or awaiting editing. Not to mention, I still have to upload the images, add captions, upload the text, tags and other meta data, so I find myself in the “grind” wishing I had 36-hour days and the energy levels to get things done.

Nude Model Photography, Existing Light

Jenni provides natural poses as she's illuminated with a basic household bulb.

Two weeks ago just before I left to teach the latest Virgin Islands Glamour, Beauty and the Nude Photography Workshop, I post-produced about eight photos for this article, thinking I could add the last two photos once there on location on my off time, plus write up this article to accompany them. I was wrong. I forgot about the long days, late nights, early mornings, sunburn, setting up equipment and quiet frankly, the exhaustion I feel at the end of the workshop day—bam, the lights go out and I wake up slightly rested and sore from the previous day’s challenges, no post production or writing accomplished.

Upon my return home from that weeklong workshop, near midnight, I began working on the remaining photos and text for this article. It started with a load of laundry and then post production until about 3:30 a.m.—completing yet another 22-hour day. Sore and sunburn, I awoke the following morning at 9:30 a.m. to put everything together for the trip down to Moab, Utah, for yet another photography workshop. I hadn’t planned such a short time span between workshops, but we had a date conflict with the property we use in the Virgin Islands, after I had already scheduled the Moab—being that I love to spread the gospel of photography, I felt 20 again and knew I could do it and yes, I’m doing it, albeit, telling myself I’ll never do back to backs like this again. (Moab Golden Hour Light Info)

In fact, I’m in the Moab right now and in the little free time I have, I’ve been working hard to get this post and photos out to you, my faithful followers. That’s how my schedule is sometimes and now I want to share with you yet another set of ten never before published photos, including one, taken this past week in the Virgin Islands of the lovely model, “Red on the Rocks,” as nicknamed by one of our other popular models, also featured here, Candice. So enjoy the tales below along with the camera specs and please help get the word out—also, to help keep this site going, do your part and join us at an upcoming photography workshop, it all helps.

Intro Photo With KT

Right after a photography workshop in Seattle, “KT” and I decided to do a small bit of photography. It’s not unusual for me to ask the model, “OK, it’s your turn, give me a pose,” as what happened in this photo with KT. While certainly an unusual pose, it’s power comes even more to life with the dramatic lighting of a Hensel Integra Pro Plus 500 monolight fitted with a 7-inch metal reflector housing a 20-degree grid. Camera settings were ISO 100 with the shutter speed at 1/125th on my Canon 5D Mark II fitted with the Canon 85mm F/1.2L USM at F/5.0. White balance was set at 6000K manually in the camera.

Intro Photo #2 Above With Jenni

The photo used in the introduction of this article is of Jenni as she just posed freely while we were at a location scouting for and upcoming workshop event near Dallas. We kept it simple that evening by simply removing the lampshade from a table lamp, utilizing the 100-watt household bulb. I simply set the camera ISO at 800 plus the shutter speed at 1/100th on my Canon 5D and took advantage of the bright viewfinder that comes when using the Canon 85mm F/1.2L USM lens at F/1.2. Obviously the white-balance was dialed in around the incandescent/tungsten range of 3200-3900K during this impromptu shoot. Sometimes spontaneity spawns muse inspiration between two people as in this photo we created together.
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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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