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St. Maarten, Model Photography Workshop


Date: June 15 – 20, 2017, Limited to ten photographers who will photograph up to five models!
Time: Sunrise to Sunset each day
Location: St. Martin/St. Maarten
Prices: $1499 Early-Bird Pricing! Act Today and Save $1,000 Now!

Model Photography Workshop

One of our models poses at Orient Beach during our St. Maarten model photography workshop.

We’re in our 17th year of photography workshops including our “exotics” in the beautiful places of Cozumel, Maui, Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Moab, St. Martin/St. Maarten and others. This photography workshop offers unique photo opportunities around the island with our gorgeous models while still being able to kick back in the evenings to enjoy St. Maarten various shooting locations, from beaches to balconies as jets fly by.

We work in two-man teams to ensure one model per team of photographers and the models are rotated over a three day period, plus we allow one optional day of private shooting scheduled with the models of your choice.

Take photo at famous beaches like Orient Beach on the French side of the islands and Maho beach on the Dutch side of the island, then in enjoy a mojito while watching jumbo jets land almost in front of you at the beachfront Sunset Bar & Grill. While photographers are required to provide their own lodging, we recommend the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino next to Maho beach with a “pool/ocean view” if possible or the hotel Alegrio.

Maho beach is less than a five-minute walk from the hotel though we’ll have transportation take us to other areas on both the French and Dutch sides of St. Martin/St. Maarten. Beaches, models, sunsets, and more, you can’t go wrong if you want some great model photos while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful islands that is half French and half Dutch.

You can also do a search on Hotels.com for best prices of nearby hotels if you choose not to stay at hotels near Maho Beach. St. Maarten is a tropical paradise to remember and provides a setting that allows for the group to bond and create great photos and there are plenty of hotels and vacation rentals throughout the island at reasonable rates.

Corsair Airbus A330 at SXM Bidini

Our daily meeting location is on Maho Beach near the airport and a quick taxi ride though some previous workshop attendees have rented cars to enjoy the island during their stay. Plan your arrival on Thursday, June 15, and departure June 20th on the following Tuesday. Though in previous workshops, many photographers come early and stay later to explore the amazing photography opportunity the island offers as well as nearby islands that are quick ferry, plane or boat ride away. The airport code is SXM (Princess Juliana International Airport). Photographers will spend three days photographing models on special beach areas, plus Maho Beach. Throughout the entire workshop, Rolando will provide hands-on instruction to all photographers. Some lighting equipment is provided, but feel free to bring some of your own, like an on-camera flash too.

Limited to ten photographers photographing up to five models for three days, Friday through Sunday. Monday is an optional private shoot day, where you can book models by the hour for your exclusive shooting. Each photographer will take turns shooting and assisting one another in their specific, two-man teams. All photographers will photograph all five models during the workshop. If only eight photographers sign up, then we’ll adjust and have four models. All adjustments are made to ensure a two photographer to one model ratio as these are planned shoots, not group shoots.

Model Photography Workshop

This photo was taken at our St. Maarten photography workshop on Maho Beach.

There will also be one critique, four-hour session for the entire group of photographers.  At the end of the official workshop shooting days, Sunday evening, we’ll do mandatory model releases, paid to the models, at the rate of $100 per model for a total of up to $500. This money goes directly to the model 100-percent.

The early-bird price is $1499 that includes a $1,000 savings now from the regular price of $2499! We’ve used PayPal securely for 17-years now, with no problems. Please use the button below for securing your shooting spot now before they are all gone.




We prefer you arrive between noon and 6 p.m. on Thursday, and plan for your departure on the following Tuesday from noon on, as we’ll have a late night social gathering on Monday. Traveling through the St. Martin/St. Maarten airport is easy with only a passport required.

Thursday evening, around approximately 7 p.m., we’ll meet at the resort for dinner for the entire group. At this dinner, introductions and pertinent information will be released. Make-up call times will be given to the models, shooting times and locations coordinated. You are responsible for your food and beverage costs.

Friday plan for shooting the entire day with a mandatory lunch/afternoon break. This allows for morning and evening light shooting. First location is Maho beach.

Saturday plan for shooting the entire day with a mandatory lunch/afternoon break. This allows for morning and evening light shooting. Beach locations to be determined the night before.

Sunday plan for shooting the entire day with a mandatory lunch/afternoon break. This allows for morning and evening light shooting. Beach locations to be determined the night before. Model releases are done at the end of the day on Sunday.

Monday all day, private shoots based on a first-come, first-serve booking and must end by 7 p.m. followed by a nice social gathering.

Photography Workshop Model

One of our workshop models poses at a previous workshop.

Tuesday, transport to the airport. Please book your return flights for noon to late afternoon departures as you must allow travel time to the airport, plus at least two hours for international flights—nobody wants to get up too early after the “casting party” atmosphere on Monday night.

Requirements:

1. You must be 18 years of age or older. You must provide your own transportation to the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) and arrive before 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, as outlined in the above workshop description. Please check your passport requirements, as you are responsible for the required official documents to arrive.

2. You must be physically fit enough to walk a city block and lift 25 lbs. We will have some lighting equipment. You are also encouraged to bring your own flash units, or any lighting equipment you prefer. You must provide your own camera, lenses, and all accessories for your camera system.

3. You must have the passion to photograph up to five beautiful models and patient enough for them to change into wardrobe. The type of photography is fashion, glamour, and beauty. The ability for nude photography is left up to each individual model, not all models do nudes, not all locations allow for nude photography.

4. These are long days, which means late dinners along with early mornings—you will get tired by the time you have to leave, but you will treasure every moment and leave with amazing photos. There will be some mandatory down time during the middle of the day to allow models to prepare for the next shoot after lunch. Use this time to recharge your camera batteries, download your images to your storage devices/computer, etc.

Model, Photography Workshop

One of our models from a previous photography workshop.

5. Camera requirements are any type of camera, preferably 35mm DSLR, Mirrorless, or SLR, medium or large format is optional. Lens focal range, from 24mm to 300mm, though a typical 70-200mm lens is all you need. A back-up drive to download your images every evening and/or laptop computer is highly recommended. We will provide radio triggers for our battery packs, though not required, we recommend a standard or classic Pocket Wizard radio transmitter, again, not required.

6. Professionalism is required as we’re there to capture beautiful images of beautiful models in a remote, but beautiful location. Safety is number one. We will have some fun and great times, but the focus is great photos!

7. All sign-ups are non-refundable. Once you lock in a spot, we can only try to help you find someone to replace you if you cannot attend, however, there is no guarantee and so if you sign-up, plan accordingly so you will not have to cancel. We will look at each case individually should you need to cancel. These types of workshops require locked-in sign-ups due to their small size and prepaid costs.

8. Please notify us of any special dietary needs. In addition, please check with your doctor, travel agency, etc., what vaccinations, if any, you might need before attending.

9. By signing up for this workshop, you do so at your own risk, meaning, we are not responsible for any accidents and/or travel logistic issues you may incur with your transportation carriers. We require safety at all times and common sense. We will provide safety briefings as required.

Model releases are mandatory as outlined in the workshop description above. Monday, June 19th is a private shoot day booked on a first-come-first-serve basis during the workshop part, before Monday. It’s based on an hourly rate of $100 per hour. Monday is not required, you can just relax and enjoy the island on your own, however, we recommend take what you’ve learned, along with your favorite location, and apply it for your private shoots. Get some great images if you’ve traveled this far!

Cancellation rules apply as this is a first-come, first-serve event limited in size, this is a non-cancel event, so should you need to cancel, we will work with you help you find a replacement, however, no guarantees and no refunds, though we’ll offer some type of future workshop credit. Because of the size and expenses associated with this limited style workshop, we cannot accept requests for refunds when the cancellation is on your behalf, though we will take each situation on a case by case basis and work with you the best we can. Don’t get left behind, don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity. We can’t allow too many people on the property, it’s very limited in size, so don’t delay, act now an save before prices go up!

Los Angeles, Glamour, Beauty and the Nude Photo Workshop


Date: March 11th, 2017 Saturday Only!
Time: 9:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Location: Large, Private Studio
Prices: Photo Workshop Price $299 (That’s a off $100 the $399 pice right now! No other discounts!)

Going our 17th year with photography workshops, we’re back in Los Angeles for one day. These workshops are small with up to four models, so you get plenty of shooting time! So here is your chance if you missed out or just want to come back again! This is one of the few cities were we offer our fashion, glamour, beauty and the nude photography workshops!

Photography Magazine Cover

Learn some great lighting techniques and hands on instruction!

This is a special, one-day workshop at a local studio in downtown Los Angeles and it’s always fun, and we provide great opportunities for some great photos with beautiful models as you improve your photography.

These workshops are open to photographers of all levels, beginners to advanced, though you must be 18-years or older to attend. We’ll have a small lecture then we shoot, shoot, shoot, up to  four talented models with Rolando providing hands-on instruction. First-come, first serve! Limited in size! Once it sells out, it’s sold-out!

Here are the particulars:

1. You must pay for your own lodging and travel, we’ll provide suggestions.

2. Bring your camera, preferably a DSLR (digital camera). It must have a hot shoe (where you flash slides on top) or as a minimum, a PC cord connection for our studio flash–we provide all equipment.

Photography Model Workshop

One of our models from the Atlanta & Mississippi workshops.

3. You must have the passion to photograph up to four beautiful models. The type of photography is fashion, glamour, beauty and nude photography for most models. You will have almost a whole day to photograph them in all their beauty, from fashion to glamour nude.

4. While it’s intense, we’ll have fun in this educational experience. We’ll break for lunch, you provide the coffee if you need it, but surely bring some Red Bull for energy because this is an energized workshop.

5. Camera requirements are any type of camera, preferably 35mm DSLR or SLR, medium or large format is optional. Lens focal range, from 24mm to 200mm, though a typical 70-200mm lens is all you need. A back-up drive to download your images every evening and/or laptop computer is highly recommended. If you have a Sony (Minolta) camera, please ensure you have a hot shoe adapter or PC cord connection.

6. Professionalism is required, we’re there to capture beautiful images of beautiful models. If you have Pocket Wizard remotes, bring them too, though not required as we’ll have our own radio triggers. We’ll work with beauty dishes, soft boxes, reflectors and more, all provided by us!

Photography Workshop Model

There are many beautiful models to photograph at every photography workshop.

If you can meet the requirements and you have the passion to create some beautiful, unique images, this is the workshop for you. We accept payments securely through PayPal and have other options if you prefer. This is a first-come, first-serve event as class size is limited. This is the early-bird price, prices will go up soon, so don’t delay, book now before it’s too late! Please use the PayPal button below. We’ve used PayPal securely for 15-years. You must be over 18-years of age to attend.





Model releases for the event are $60 per model at the end of the day. These are voluntary releases, but highly encouraged as these models will be working for you. These releases are provided and allow you to use the images for commercial use and the only restriction is prohibited use for adult related material—nudes are artistic and glamour nude only at this workshop when it comes to nudity.

You are required to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. local time on the workshop day. We end at 5:00 p.m.

Cancellation rules apply as this is a first-come, first-serve event limited in size. Don’t get left behind, don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity. We can’t allow too many people on the property, it’s very limited in size, so don’t delay, act now an save before prices go up!

Moab, Glamour, Beauty, and the Nude Photo Workshop

Playboy Playmate Holley Dorrough in an old mine shack in the Moab.

Event: Moab, Fashion, Glamour, Beauty & the Nude Photography Workshop

Date: 9/28 – 10/02 (Arrive on Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2017, depart on Monday, Oct. 2nd, 2017.)

Venue: Moab, Utah

Details: May 2017 Moab is sold out as have the Moab workshops in 2008-2016. Act now before it’s too late! This workshop is limited in size and will sell-out. 

Interesting rock formations in the Moab make for great locations!

Interesting rock formations in the Moab make for great locations!

Ever want to get away, like to really get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and photograph beautiful models in the Moab desert? We’ve got an exclusive deal just for you that allows you to shoot & learn. Fly into either Salt Lake City, Utah or Grand Junction, Colorado, rent a car, prefer an SUV, and take the scenic drive down to Moab.

You can fly directly into Moab, but flights are very limited. Once there, stay at our recommend hotel, or a hotel of your choice, then be prepared to shoot for two and a half solid days in the Moab environment plus a half day of photo critiques of your work. This semi-private instruction workshop is very limited in size. If you haven’t seen my portfolio of images on RolandoGomez.com, called Moab Light, check it out now to get an idea what to expect.

1. You must pay for your own lodging, meals and travel, we’ll provide suggestions and our recommended hotel of choice.

2. You must be physically fit enough to walk a city block and lift 25 lbs. We will provide some lighting equipment, but don’t hesitate to bring your on camera flash if you’d like, though not required.

Moab Model Photography Workshop

Photo of Rebecca from our May Moab 2016 workshop.

3. You must have the passion to photograph up to four beautiful models and patient enough for them to change into wardrobe. The type of photography is fashion, glamour, beauty and nude photography. 4. These are long days, which means late dinners along with early mornings—you will get tired by the time you have to leave, but you will treasure every moment and leave with amazing photos.

Five of the six photographers for our June 2016 had attended our previous Moab photography workshops! Three of the May 2016 Moab photographers have signed up for May 2017! May 2017 is already sold-out as all previous eight years of Moab workshops! This is our most successful workshop ever.

5. Camera requirements are any type of camera, preferably 35mm DSLR or SLR, medium or large format is optional. Lens focal range, from 24mm to 300mm, though a typical 70-200mm lens is all you need. A back-up drive to download your images every evening and/or laptop computer is highly recommended.

6. Professionalism is required, we’re there to capture beautiful images of beautiful models in a remote, but beautiful location. Safety is number one.

7. The cost, $2499. Use the secure, PayPal button below for payment.

If you can meet the requirements and you have the passion to create some beautiful, unique images, this is the workshop for you. 2017 is a limited workshop schedule, so this is a first-come, first-serve event and due to limited photography slots, this workshop has a tighter cancellation policy (see below).

Moab Photography Workshop

Playboy Playmate Holley Dorrough at our Moab photography workshop.

Model releases for this event is $100 per model at the end of the event ($400 total for the entire event). These are mandatory releases, not optional like other workshops, paid on the last day of the event. These releases are provided and allow you to use the images for commercial use and the only restriction is prohibitions for adult related material—nudes are artistic and glamour nude only.

This workshop is open to all levels, but places an emphasis that you seriously want to capture some great photos and take your photography up to the next level! You are required to arrive no later than 7:00 p.m., local time, in the Moab on a Thursday and meet at a central location that evening, then be prepared to shoot all day on Friday, Saturday and most of the day Sunday. Departure is on Monday on your own or when you choose.

Hotel recommendations will be provided, most hotels are close together and average from $120 to $170 per night but we have a preferred location that has a special workshop rate, revealed to you after booking your workshop slot. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and lodging are not included.

Artistic, glamour and exotic nudes will be available in this location.

 

This semi-private instruction workshop includes personal instruction from Rolando and use of his lighting gear along with the models and make-up. You are guaranteed to produce some great images you can be proud of. Cancellation rules apply as this is a first-come, first-serve event limited to six photographers only, but more specific cancellation policies are modified to include that should you be qualified for a refund or partial refund, there will be a 30-day waiting period.

Playboy Playmate Holley Dorough in the Moab Golden Hour light.

Shot exactly as seen, the creative possibilities are endless.

Seattle, Glamour, Beauty & the Nude Photography Workshop


Date:
March. 25th, & 26th 2017, Two Separate One-day Workshops, Limited in Size!
Time:
9:30 a.m. till 5 p.m., Glamour Workshop; 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. Editorial Nude Workshop
Location:
Seattle, (Private Residence Near Lake Washington)
Prices:
$399 Editorial Nude; $299 Glamour Beauty and the Nude; $499 for Both, This is the early-bird price! Limited slots, small in size!

Photography Workshop Model

We always provide beautiful models for you to photograph at the workshops.

We’re bringing back our Editorial Nude and Glamour, Beauty and the Nude photography workshops in the Lake Washington area. Here is your chance if you’ve ever wanted to attend of my photography workshops! 2017 is our 17th year conducting workshops.

These are two separate photography workshops, attend one, or attend both, that’s up to you but we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. We’ve got new models too!

The workshops are limited in size and we’re featuring at least four gorgeous models. You will have quality time with each model for amazing and unique photographs, with hands-on instruction. Our Editorial Nude workshop is smaller in size due to total nudity of models during the workshop.

The Editorial Nude Workshop Photo Workshop Info

The models will pose nude the entire workshop. We’re going to show you how to put the “editorial” in nude photography. Learn how to tell a story with nude photography. You’ll discover some brilliant and dramatic lighting concepts utilizing the Inverse Square Law, the Angle of Reflectance Law. Though totally different from our glamour workshops, this workshop may sound complicated, but it’s not–it’s open to all levels of experience. Only eight photographers are allowed to attend! Book your spot before they are gone!

The Glamour, Beauty and the Nude Photo Workshop Info

Rolando will cover many topics, from basics, fundamentals and concepts that you can use in glamour photography and other genres of photography. There will be emphasis on lighting, posing, and the ability to see and feel the light. You’ll get hands on instruction and demonstrations.

Rolando will walk you through, step by step on each set, showing you the in’s and out’s of the image, at the same time, every photographer will have his or her time to photograph lovely, photogenic, models throughout the day. The emphasis is to take photographs not pictures, but at the same time showing you why we take pictures before we can create photographs.

Here are the particulars for both workshops:

1. You must pay for your own lodging and travel.

2. Bring your camera, preferably a DSLR (digital camera) or mirrorless camera. It must have a hot shoe (where you flash slides on top) or as a minimum, a PC connection for our studio flash–we provide all equipment.

Photography Workshop Model

There are many beautiful models to photograph at every photography workshop.

3. You must have the passion to photograph up to four beautiful models. The type of photography is fashion, glamour, beauty and nude photography for most models and nude for the editorial nude workshop.

4. While it’s intense, we’ll have fun in this educational experience. We’ll break for lunch, you provide the coffee if you need it, but surely bring some Red Bull for energy because this is an energized workshop.

5. Camera requirements are any type of camera, preferably 35mm DSLR or SLR, medium or large format is optional. Lens focal range, from 24mm to 200mm, though a typical 70-200mm lens is all you need. A back-up drive to download your images every evening and/or laptop computer is highly recommended. If you have a Sony (Minolta) camera, please ensure you have a hot shoe adapter or PC connection.

6. Professionalism is required, we’re there to capture beautiful images of beautiful models. If you have Pocket Wizard remotes, bring them too, though not required as we’ll have our own radio triggers. We’ll work with beauty dishes, soft boxes, reflectors and more, all provided by us!

If you can meet the requirements and you have the passion to create some beautiful, unique images that few photographers will ever have, these workshops are for you. These are first-come, first-serve events as class sizes are limited. Please use the PayPal selection button to select either one or both workshops. We’ve used PayPal securely for 16 years.

The Editorial Nude photo workshop only is $399, the Glamour, Beauty and the Nude photo workshop only is $299, or save $200 and get them both for $499! Editorial Nude workshop limited to eight photographers only, so act now before it’s sold out! You must be over 18-years of age to attend.


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Editorial Nude Photo

Editorial nude photo of Shannon from our Atlanta workshop.

Model releases for the event are $60 per model at the end of the day. These are mandatory releases for an additional $240-$300 total; that is $60 per model paid directly to the models for their talent at the end of each photo workshop. Every penny goes to the model. The releases are provided and allow you to use the images for commercial use and the only restriction is prohibited use for adult related material—nudes are artistic and glamour nude only at this workshop when it comes to nudity. Not all models do nudes, but we will have at least two, if not three that do.

You are required to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. local time on the glamour workshop day. We end at 5:00 p.m. For the editorial nude workshop, arrive by 10 a.m. and we’ll end at 4 p.m.

Cancellation rules apply as this is a first-come, first-serve event limited in size. Don’t get left behind, don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity. We can’t allow too many people on the property, it’s very limited in size, so don’t delay, act now an save before prices go up!

Maui, Glamour Photography Workshop


Date: August 3 to 7, 2017, Three Days Shooting, Limited In Size!
Time: Morning Light (TBA) until sunset each day
Location: Maui (Kaanapali, plus trip to Hana)
Prices: $2499 Early-Bird Price! (A $1000 savings right now! No other discounts! Price will rise!)

We’re back in Maui for another fashion, glamour, beauty and the nude photography workshop in 2017! We’ll recommend the hotel for you to stay, in fact, bring your spouse too for after workshop hours enjoyment. Come early or stay longer and make it a vacation! Come have fun, learn and enjoy photographing gorgeous models in paradise. Once it’s sold-out, it’s sold-out!

Photography Workshop Models

One of our new models, Ashley from our Bahamas Photography Adventure.

Limited to only 8 photographers! You will work in teams of two, one model per team per half-day, two models per day. At the end of three days, you’ll have photographed four gorgeous models.

Though we’ve done this in Maui many times before, it’s our only 2017 Maui workshop. The workshop is limited in size to ensure you get a better hands-on type of photography instruction. The format allows you to spend quality time with each model for amazing and unique photographs.

This workshop is open to photographers of all levels, beginners to advanced, but is a first-come, first serve basis–once it’s sold out, it’s sold out and might not be offered again for quite sometime. Lighting equipment is provided, just bring your cameras, but you may bring your own lighting gear too, it’s up to you. It is very unique in format ensuring quality photography.

Here are the particulars:

1. You must pay for your own lodging and travel, we’ll provide suggestions, though you’re free to stay where you want in Maui, though we highly recommend the Kaanapali area, especially the boardwalk area. You are required to arrive no later than 7:00 p.m., local time on Thursday, as we will meet Thursday evening and plan out the shooting days. Details will be sent after securing your slot as we get near the workshop dates. Be prepared to shoot all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Model, Photography Workshop

One of our models from a previous photography workshop.

Departure is anytime Monday or when you choose as many people in the past stay longer and make a week of Hawaii. We recommend you use Orbitz or Hotels.com, or a similar website to locate your hotel of your choice, but we recommend staying in the Kaanapali area as traffic in other areas can cause time delays. Somewhere near Whaler’s Village is best as you can walk the boardwalk and save on parking charges. We recommend you fly to Maui early and/or stay a few days afterwards and make it a vacation! Bring your spouse!

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and lodging are not included, though we will provide some refreshments. We will encourage group activities, but you are not required to participate, such as dinner at a local establishment and a Luau.

We recommend you rent a small vehicle for your traveling to and from the workshop location and for your own enjoyment on your free time. While we’ll do our best to transport you if you do not have a rental vehicle, though we cannot guarantee this part, as rental properties and hotels are scattered throughout the island. A rental car is highly recommended, especially if you want to explore all the island offers. While you can bring your significant other, they are not be allowed to photograph the models during the workshop unless they secure a photographer’s slot.

2. Bring your camera, preferably a DSLR or mirrorless camera. It must have a hotshoe (where you flash slides on top) or as a minimum, a pc connection for our studio flash–we provide all equipment. Plus we’ll be mixing natural daylight with tungsten and flash too.

3. You must have the passion to photograph up to four beautiful models. The type of photography is fashion, glamour, beauty and nude photography for some models. You will have three days to photograph them in all their beauty. Due to beach and local laws, nudity will not be allowed in public areas and though limited, only in our private rental property for the workshop location. Nudity is not a focus on this workshop, but some will be allowed.

4. While it’s intense, we’ll have fun in this educational experience. Bring your coffee, but surely bring some Red Bull for energy because this is an energized workshop. Boredom is not an option!

5. Camera requirements are any type of camera, preferably 35mm DSLR or mirrorless, medium or large format is optional. Lens focal range, from 24mm to 300mm, though a typical 70-200mm lens is all you need. I prefer my prime 85mm, but anything in the 50-105mm range is a minimum. A back-up drive to download your images and/orlaptop computer is recommended. If you have a Sony (Minolta) camera, please ensure you have a hot shoe adapter or PC connection.

6. Professionalism is required, we’re there to capture beautiful images of beautiful models. If you have Pocket Wizard remotes, bring them too, though not required as we’ll have our own radio triggers. We’ll work with beauty dishes, softboxes, reflectors and more, all provided by us!

7. Some refreshments are provided but you are responsible for your meals, though we’ll provide suggestions. We also take a lunch break with recommendations.

Photography Workshop Model

There are many beautiful models to photograph at every photography workshop.

If you can meet the requirements and you have the passion to create some beautiful, unique images that few photographers will ever have, this is the workshop for you. We accept payments securely through PayPal and have other options if you prefer.

This is a first-come, first-serve event as class size is limited. Model releases are mandatory, see below, but paid at the location directly to the model as we do not take one dime from the models. This is the early-bird price, prices will go up soon, so don’t delay, book now before it’s too late! Please use the PayPal button to select either one or both workshops. We’ve used PayPal securely for over 16 years. You can also use their option to take up to six months to pay!




Model releases for each event are $100 per model at the end of the workshop. These are mandatory releases provided between you and the model that allow you to use the images for commercial use and the only restriction is prohibition of adult related material—nudes are artistic and glamour nude only at this workshop when it comes to nudity and only a portion of the workshop. You must be 18-years of age or older to attend. Total workshop model release fee for the entire event, except the private shoot day, is $400 for four models ($100 per model paid at the end of day three).

Cancellation rules apply as this is a first-come, first-serve event limited in size. In addition, this is a non-cancel event, so should you need to cancel, we will work with you help you find a replacement, however, no guarantees, though we’ll offer some type of future workshop credit. Due to it’s size, location, and logistics, as we’ll be flying an entire crew in, there will be no refunds offered once you sign-up. We cannot accept requests for refunds when the cancellation is on your behalf, though we will take each situation on a case by case basis and work with you the best we can for future credit to a future workshop(s). Don’t get left behind, don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity. We can’t allow too many people on the property, it’s very limited in size, so don’t delay, act now an save before prices go up!

Las Vegas, Glamour Plus Editorial Nude Photo Workshop


Date: Feb. 4th, & 5th 2017, Two Separate One-day Workshops, Limited in Size!
Time: 9:30 a.m. till 5 p.m., Glamour Workshop; 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. Editorial Nude Workshop
Location: Las Vegas, (Major Casino Penthouse Given Only To Attendees!)
Prices: $399 Editorial Nude; $299 Glamour Beauty and the Nude; $499 for Both, This is the early-bird price! Limited slots, small in size!

We’re bringing back our Editorial Nude and Glamour, Beauty and the Nude photography workshops to Las Vegas to one of the best casino’s in the heart of the city strip during WPPI (not affiliated with WPPI), but we only announce the location to those that sign-up! We’ve done over 28 photo workshops in Las Vegas over the past decade. Come have fun, improve your photography and enjoy photographing gorgeous models. Once it’s sold-out, it’s sold-out!

glamour photography workshops

Amy, one of our models poses at one of our exotic location workshops.

These are two separate photography workshops, attend one, or attend both, that’s up to you but we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. We’ve got new models for this one too!  is a special, one-day workshop at an amazing location–this is a high-rollers Penthouse, but you don’t need that status, just sign up and feel like one!

The workshops are limited in size and we’re featuring at least four gorgeous models. You will have quality time with each model for amazing and unique photographs, with hands-on instruction. Our Editorial Nude workshop is smaller in size due to total nudity of models during the workshop.

Here are the particulars for both workshops:

These workshop are open to photographers of all levels, at least 18-years of age or older, including beginners to advanced. Lighting equipment is provided, just bring your camera. The shooting location provides for unique photos very few photographers in the world would be able to capture without spending thousands of dollars in expenses and you get it for a fraction of the cost.

Photography Workshop Model

We always provide beautiful models for you to photograph at the workshops.

1. You must pay for your own lodging and travel, we’ll provide suggestions, though you’re free to stay where you want in Las Vegas. We recommend the middle of the main strip area between Bally’s and MGM.

2. Bring your camera, preferably a DSLR. It must have a hotshoe (where you flash slides on top) or as a minimum, a PC cord connection for our studio flash–we provide all equipment. Plus we’ll be mixing natural daylight with tungsten and flash too.

3. You must have the passion to photograph up to four beautiful models. The type of photography is fashion, glamour, beauty and nude photography for most models and nude for the editorial nude workshop.

4. While it’s intense, we’ll have fun in this educational experience. Bring your coffee, but surely bring some Red Bull for energy because this is an energized workshop.

5. Camera requirements are any type of camera, preferably 35mm DSLR or SLR, medium or large format is optional. Lens focal range, from 24mm to 200mm, though a typical 70-200mm lens is all you need. I prefer my prime 85mm, but anything in the 50-105mm range is best. A back-up drive to download your images and/orlaptop computer is recommended. If you have a Sony (Minolta) camera, please ensure you have a hot shoe adapter or PC cord connection.

6. Professionalism is required, we’re there to capture beautiful images of beautiful models. If you have Pocket Wizard remotes, bring them too, though not required as we’ll have our own radio triggers. We’ll work with beauty dishes, softboxes, reflectors and more, all provided by us!

7. Some refreshments are provided but you are responsible for your meals, though we’ll provide suggestions. We also take a lunch break with recommendations.

If you can meet the requirements and you have the passion to create some beautiful, unique images that few photographers will ever have, these workshops are for you. These are first-come, first-serve events as class sizes are limited. Please use the PayPal selection button to select either one or both workshops. We’ve used PayPal securely for 16 years.

The Editorial Nude photo workshop only is $399; the Glamour, Beauty and the Nude photo workshop only is $299, or save $200 and get them both for $499! Editorial Nude workshop limited to eight photographers only, so act now before it’s sold out!


Las Vegas Workshops



Editorial Nude Photo

Editorial nude photo of Shannon from our Atlanta workshop.

Model releases for this event is $60 per model at the end of each workshop. These are two separate workshops, two separate days. These are mandatory releases provided between you and the model that allow you to use the images for commercial use and the only restriction is prohibition of adult related material—nudes are artistic and glamour nude only at this workshop when it comes to nudity and only a portion of the workshop. You must be 18-years of age or older to attend.

You are required to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. local time at a designated meeting place at the casino location on that Saturday, then you will be escorted to the penthouse. For the Sunday workshop, you must arrive at the specified location by 9:45 a.m. We start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. for the glamour workshop on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. for our editorial nude workshop and Sunday.

Cancellation rules apply as this is a first-come, first-serve event limited in size. In addition, this is a non-cancel event, so should you need to cancel, we will work with you help you find a replacement, however, no guarantees, though we’ll offer some type of future workshop credit. Because of the size and expenses associated with this limited style workshop, we cannot accept requests for refunds when the cancellation is on your behalf, though we will take each situation on a case by case basis and work with you the best we can. Don’t get left behind, don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity. We can’t allow too many people on the property, it’s very limited in size, so don’t delay, act now an save before prices go up!

Moab, Glamour, Beauty and the Nude Photography Workshop

Playboy Playmate Holley Dorrough in an old mine shack in the Moab.

Event: Moab, Fashion, Glamour, Beauty & the Nude Photography Workshop
Date: 5/18-22 (Arrive on Thursday, May 18th, 2017, depart on Monday, May. 22nd, 2017.)
Venue: Moab, Utah
Details: SOLD OUT
Note: This workshop is limited in size. 

Interesting rock formations in the Moab make for great locations!

Interesting rock formations in the Moab make for great locations!

Ever want to get away, like to really get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and photograph beautiful models in the Moab desert? We’ve got an exclusive deal just for you that allows you to shoot & learn.

Fly into either Salt Lake City or Grand Junction, rent a car, prefer an SUV, and take the scenic drive down to Moab. You can fly directly into Moab, but flights are very limited. Once there, stay at our recommend hotel, or a hotel of your choice, then be prepared to shoot for two and a half solid days in the Moab environment plus a half day of photo critiques of your work. This semi-private instruction workshop is very limited in size.

If you haven’t seen my portfolio of images on RolandoGomez.com, called Moab Light, check it out now to get an idea what to expect.

1. You must pay for your own lodging, meals and travel, we’ll provide suggestions.

2. You must be physically fit enough to walk a city block and lift 25 lbs. We will provide some lighting equipment, but don’t hesitate to bring your on camera flash if you’d like, though not required.

Moab Photography Workshop Model

One of our models from a recent Moab photography workshop.

3. You must have the passion to photograph up to four beautiful models and patient enough for them to change into wardrobe. The type of photography is fashion, glamour, beauty and nude photography.

4. These are long days, which means late dinners along with early mornings—you will get tired by the time you have to leave, but you will treasure every moment and leave with amazing photos. Five of the six photographers for our June 2016 had attended our previous Moab photography workshops!

5. Camera requirements are any type of camera, preferably 35mm DSLR or SLR, medium or large format is optional. Lens focal range, from 24mm to 300mm, though a typical 70-200mm lens is all you need. A back-up drive to download your images every evening and/or laptop computer is highly recommended.

6. Professionalism is required, we’re there to capture beautiful images of beautiful models in a remote, but beautiful location. Safety is number one.

7. The cost, $2499. Use the secure, PayPal button below for payment.

SOLD OUT

If you can meet the requirements and you have the passion to create some beautiful, unique images, this is the workshop for you. 2017 is a limited workshop schedule, so this is a first-come, first-serve event and due to limited photography slots, this workshop has a tighter cancellation policy (see below).

Moab Photography Workshop

Playboy Playmate Holley Dorrough at our Moab photography workshop.

Model releases for this event is $100 per model at the end of the event ($400 total for the entire event). These are mandatory releases, not optional like other workshops, paid on the last day of the event. These releases are provided and allow you to use the images for commercial use and the only restriction is prohibitions for adult related material—nudes are artistic and glamour nude only. This workshop is open to all levels, but places an emphasis that you seriously want to capture some great photos and take your photography up to the next level!

You are required to arrive no later than 7:00 p.m., local time, in the Moab on a Thursday and meet at a central location that evening, then be prepared to shoot all day on Friday, Saturday and most of the day Sunday. Departure is on Monday on your own or when you choose. Hotel recommendations will be provided, most hotels are close together and average from $120 to $170 per night but we have a preferred location that has a special workshop rate, revealed to you after booking your workshop slot. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and lodging are not included.

Artistic, glamour and exotic nudes will be available in this location.

This semi-private instruction workshop includes personal instruction from Rolando and use of his lighting gear along with the models and make-up. You are guaranteed to produce some great images you can be proud of. Cancellation rules apply as this is a first-come, first-serve event limited to five photographers only, but more specific cancellation policies are modified to include that should you be qualified for a refund or partial refund, there will be a 30-day waiting period.

Playboy Playmate Holley Dorough in the Moab Golden Hour light.

Shot exactly as seen, the creative possibilities are endless.

Amazing images in locations scouted out in advance that are rarely photographed as these are off-road locations found through exploring.

Moab, Fashion, Glamour, Beauty and Nude Photography Workshop

Playboy Playmate Holley Dorrough in an old mine shack in the Moab.

Event: Moab, Fashion, Glamour, Beauty & the Nude Photography Workshop
Date: 9/22-26, 2016 (Arrive on Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 2016, depart on Monday, Sept. 26th, 2016.)
Venue: Moab, Utah
Details: All previous Moab workshops sell out fast! May 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 workshops all sold-out early! June 2016 is Sold out too!
Note: This workshop is limited in size. Back by popular demand!

Interesting rock formations in the Moab make for great locations!

Interesting rock formations in the Moab make for great locations!

Ever want to get away, like to really get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and photograph five beautiful models in the Moab desert? We’ve got an exclusive deal just for you that allows you to shoot & learn.

This is also the weekend where the sun and moon set together which makes for some great astrophotography possibilities outside the workshop hours!

Fly into either Salt Lake City or Grand Junction, rent a car, prefer an SUV or 4-wheel-drive truck, and take the scenic drive down to Moab. You can fly directly into Moab, but flights are very limited. Once there, stay at our recommend hotel, or a hotel of your choice, then be prepared to shoot for two and a half solid days in the Moab environment plus a half day of photo critiques of your work. This semi-private instruction workshop is very limited in size.

If you haven’t seen my portfolio of images on RolandoGomez.com, called Moab Light, check it out now to get an idea what to expect.

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1. You must pay for your own lodging, meals and travel, we’ll provide suggestions.

2. You must be physically fit enough to walk a city block and lift 25 lbs. We will provide some lighting equipment, but don’t hesitate to bring your on camera flash if you’d like, though not required.

3. You must have the passion to photograph up to five beautiful models and patient enough for them to change into wardrobe. The type of photography is fashion, glamour, beauty and nude photography.

4. These are long days, which means late dinners along with early mornings—you will get tired by the time you have to leave, but you will treasure every moment and leave with amazing photos.

Photo from our May 2014 Moab Photography Workshop taken during the Golden Hour.

5. Camera requirements are any type of camera, preferably 35mm DSLR or SLR, medium or large format is optional. Lens focal range, from 24mm to 300mm, though a typical 70-200mm lens is all you need. A back-up drive to download your images every evening and/or laptop computer is highly recommended.

6. Professionalism is required, we’re there to capture beautiful images of beautiful models in a remote, but beautiful location. Safety is number one.

7. The cost, $2499. Use the secure, PayPal button below for payment.

We’ve used PayPal now for almost 16-years securely and you can take up to six months to pay! If you prefer a different payment method, please contact me with all your contact information including phone number and best time to call.




If you can meet the requirements and you have the passion to create some beautiful, unique images, this is the workshop for you. 2016 is a limited workshop schedule, so this is a first-come, first-serve event and due to limited photography slots, this workshop has a tighter cancellation policy (see below).

Moab Photography Workshop

Playboy Playmate Holley Dorrough at our Moab photography workshop.

Model releases for this event is $100 per model at the end of the event ($500 total for the entire event). These are mandatory releases, not optional like other workshops, paid on the last day of the event. These releases are provided and allow you to use the images for commercial use and the only restriction is prohibitions for adult related material—nudes are artistic and glamour nude only. This workshop is open to all levels, but places an emphasis that you seriously want to capture some great photos and take your photography up to the next level!

You are required to arrive no later than 7:00 p.m., local time, in the Moab on a Thursday and meet at a central location that evening, then be prepared to shoot all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Departure is on Monday on your own or when you choose. Hotel recommendations will be provided, most hotels are close together and average from $100 to $150 per night but we have a preferred location that has a special workshop rate, but only revealed to you upon booking your workshop slot. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and lodging are not included.

Artistic, glamour and exotic nudes will be available in this location.

This semi-private instruction workshop includes personal instruction from Rolando and use of his lighting gear along with the models and make-up. You are guaranteed to produce some great images you can be proud of. Cancellation rules apply as this is a first-come, first-serve event limited to five photographers only, but more specific cancellation policies are modified to include that should you be qualified for a refund or partial refund, there will be a 30-day waiting period.

Playboy Playmate Holley Dorough in the Moab Golden Hour light.

Amazing rock formations for some great photography in the Moab.

Shot exactly as seen, the creative possibilities are endless.

Amazing images in locations scouted out in advance that are rarely photographed as these are off-road locations found through exploring.

LensDiaries.com, Let the Stories Be Told

In today’s world of being anyone, including a photographer, we have to constantly evaluate our situation and adapt to the changing times, so I’ve launched LensDiaries.com, my new hybrid photoblog created to spread the gospel of photography as I transition away from an exhaustive, 11-plus years of conducting over 450 photography workshops and seminars to thousands of people around the world. At LensDiaries.com you’ll find the stories and technical specifications of photos I choose for your insight in my photography. This photoblog is an extension of the five photography books I’ve published–so please help me spread the passion of photography.

With your support I will add photography tips and multimedia content along with photo critiques. For the inquiring minds that want to know, I will continue to conduct workshops and seminars, but on a very limited basis starting in the Fall of 2010. This will allow me more time to continue with my writings, future books and my photography. My focus is aimed at smaller, more exotic workshops to provide a more semi-private and a more intimate environment that you sometimes lose in a larger workshop environment. I’m always available for private photography instruction, just contact me here with your contact information and best time to call.

I will still blog on this site and inform you of my schedule and other items that I feel are better left on here, on my personal blog. On occasion, you will see a replication of content on both blogs, but remember, this site is a more personal blog and LensDiaries.com is a hybrid of a photoblog and blog, so both sites will have unique content too. I will also shift my focus from workshops to concentrate on Photographic Therapy, as a concept and the website, PhotographicTherapy.com. I hope you’ll visit all three sites.

Overtime, with your support, LensDiaries.com will transform into a more established photoblog–-this is a photographic journey we can accomplish together. Finally, I close by saying that I need your help to spread the gospel of photography by tweeting all the blog entries both here and on LensDiaries.com. Please tell all your friends and colleagues through all the social media networks—there are Facebook “like” and Twitter “retweet” buttons, please utilize them, every tweet and mention helps. Let’s spread the knowledge together. Let the stories be told! Thanks, Rolando

Virgin Islands-Nov 09′ (SOLD-OUT)

Date: 11/5-10/2009 (SOLD OUT)
Venue: U.S. Virgin Islands
Details: The first Virigin Islands worskhop sold-out in less than 2-weeks!  All of the VI workshops for 2008 sold-out, most sold-out a year in advance!  All of the 2008 workshops are sold-out! Here’s your chance if you missed out to book early for 2009!  Only Twelve Photographers and Six Models per workshop.  First-come, first-serve! 

This will be our 20th Virgin Islands workshop.    The dates are Nov. 5th-10th, 2009.  Fly in on Nov. 5th (Thurs.) to St. Thomas (Airport code STT) then we ferry over to a smaller island where it’s private, camp-style workshop–open to all levels of photography, from beginners to advanced–your departure day is Nov.10th (Tuesday) unless you choose to stay longer in St. Thomas on your own.

These workshops promise to be better than the best workshops ever done–this is not a foreign country, this is the U.S. Virgin Islands! No currency conversions, no foreign language, no crazy inflated value-added taxes or worries about the food and water or your camera equipment held in customs till you pay the “bribe.” Currently a U.S. passport it not required, provided you present a government issued identification card, such as a driver’s license.
 

(All images below, photographed at previous Virgin Islands’ Workshops, actual models, equipment and location featured!)

We’ve got a place that rocks! The location was featured on HGTV this year and Brad Pitt filmed parts for one of his movies on this secluded island part of the islands.  It’s not your “typical tourist hotel” trap found in other workshops–this is a private paradise 10-minutes from St. Thomas giving us great sunsets, sunrises, private infinity-pool shots with the ocean blue/green waters and golden sunsets in the background. 

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