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Photography Workshop Photo, Candice

Candice was photographed in an old boat house during the May 2011 Virgin Islands photography workshop.

I’m not going to tell you different, it’s been a tough past three years for all photographers, with the economy and a few missteps, I’ve felt it too. Yes, we’ve rescheduled a few workshops, as with all workshops you’ve got to have a minimum of attendees to cover all costs involved, profit or not. Though it’s hasn’t always been easy, I’m proud to say we’ve had a reschedule/cancellation rate of less than 2-percent in almost 13-years for over 500 photography workshops, lectures and seminars. Obviously we’d prefer a zero reschedule rate like our Virgin Islands photography workshops.

Personally, I’m not all about profit, I’m about spreading the gospel of photography because photography is my passion. Photography is my life, my blood, it’s the air that I breathe, in fact, I go to sleep thinking about photography and wake up thinking about photography. Photography has consumed over 30 years of my life and in the end it’ll still be alive when I’m gone. Though with my God’s permission, I hope to shoot, as a minimum, another 30-plus years, especially in the Virgin Islands.

Of all the locations where I conduct photography workshops, the Virgin Islands workshops have survived these tough times 100-percent, though I’m not going to kid you, we had a few Virgin Island workshops over the years that barely made the minimum, in fact, I gave a few slots away or at a super discounted price to my “loyal” customers during those tougher times just so we’d have enough photographers to keep my models happy as they work on model releases. Sure I took a loss on a few workshops, but it’s about my models and my customers. The more customers, the more the models make and more amazing photos they get for their portfolios.
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5 Comments

  1. Did not realize that Hassel Island was so close to the harbor, nor that it had old fortifications. I missed so much on my visit there in 2009! Thanks for the photos Rolando!

    • Duane, yes, from where we stay, about a 15-minute boat ride across the channel and around the island. Thanks, hope you can make it to the VI soon!

  2. Can’t wait til November!

  3. I really enjoyed my two trips to Waters Island. Got some great shots and made some contacts that turned into friendships.

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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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