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Professional photographer, author, instructor, speaker and philosoblogger™. Rolando has conducted hundreds of photography workshops across the globe. (photo workshop info) Gomez is also the "master photographer" star in the upcoming television reality show about models, photographers and photographer's assistants called, "Centerfold". Read his complete biography and view his publishing credits here.

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Creating A Photograph From Scratch

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Tips To Get Your Photo Shoot Going One of the biggest challenges for a photographer is creating a photograph from scratch, especially when you have a passionate craving to capture something with your camera. When the urge hits, you start thinking, what can I create? So let me help you with some tips and take you through my most recent shoot. First, let me preface my mindset. I’ve done photography for over...

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Photography Is The New Sexuality

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Virtual Bars Are In Note: This is not meant for every Instagram or Facebook account holder, though it applies to most—if the shoe fits, it’s meant for you! Take a world filled with passionate people who want to aspire in life, combine it with technology plus societal pressures, and thus you have a new world hunger—the desire to be desired, visually online. Amplified by smart phones, Facebook,...

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US Airways, A Potential Catastrophe In The Making

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I’ve traveled to 40 countries in the past 30 years, and not once, have I had a checked-in bag totally lost until now, thanks to US Airways. I’ve experienced baggage delays with other airlines, but my bags were always returned promptly as the other airlines knew where my...

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Build Your Photography Brand Identity And Gain Recognition

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Impression, Repetition, and Association Are The Keys If there is one great thing about social networking, is the ability to build your brand through social marketing, directly and indirectly, which increases your name and talent recognition. In the case of photography, name...

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Marketing vs. Branding

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Note: This is a chapter from my latest book, “Socially Smart: Twitter Plus Facebook, Marketing Multipliers And Brand Boosters,” a book that provides tips, techniques and what some even call my “secrets” that helped me gain over 119,000 followers on...

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Rolando Gomez Publishes “Socially Smart”

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Twitter Plus Facebook, Marketing Multipliers and Brand Boosters SAN ANTONIO, June 18, 2013 — Rolando Gomez, world famous photographer, author and lecturer, has released “Socially Smart: Twitter Plus Facebook, Marketing Multipliers and Brand Boosters.” This...

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Chimera Lighting And Hensel USA Unite

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The Chimera Company and Hensel USA announce agreement to distribute the Hensel product lin in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico BOULDER, COLORADO (JULY 1, 2013) – The Chimera Company, (www.chimeralighting.com), the U.S. manufacturer of Chimera professional lighting...

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Photographers Strengths And Weaknesses

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It’s About Ability, Not Inability I just returned from another successful photography workshop in the Virgin Islands, and like all previous 600-plus photo workshops I’ve conducted in the past 14 years, I see many photographers getting caught up in their gear. Contrary to...

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Purchase Ads From Facebook, Risk Account Termination

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Open Letter to Facebook Management and Mark Zuckerberg Warning From Facebook Via Email “Hi, We’ve noticed that you are currently running Facebook Ads that violate our Advertising Guidelines or Terms of Use. It is important to us that a person’s experience with...

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Photography and Modeling, It’s More Than What You Think

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We Do More Before Nine Than Most People Do In A Day Recently while doing my daily social networking, a comment was left on a photo I posted on my private Facebook profile about how modeling and photography is often misunderstood as easy professions. While I’m no model,...

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A Perfect Lighting Solution For Shooting Beauty

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Don’t Be Stagnate, See The Light, The Rosco LitePad Loop Ring Light This past weekend I was photographing a model I hadn’t worked with in seven years. I did my normal glamour style  photography of her, using both ambient light and my Hensel studio strobes fitted with...

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Round Lenses, Rectangle Photos, Reasonable Answer

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A Little Squared Humor Welcome back to the “Unfiltered” category of my photo blog. While this category will not often have photography related posts, there will be a few exceptions, such as this post where I don’t really see it as a photo tip, tutorial or appropriate...

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Style, Artistic Personality of a Photographer

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The Adulthood of Photography Style, some photographers have it, others don’t, many people don’t even know what style is and in photography if you ask five professionals, chances are you’ll get five different definitions about the word style itself.   Established...

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Intimacy, What Men Should Know When It Comes to The Ladies

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There Is No Substitute I’m always asked about the ladies in my life, the ladies around me, and the ladies that model for me. Men tell me how lucky I must be, being around beautiful babes. Women tell me, “I bet you sleep with all the models.” I usually respond with a...

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JPEG, Save For Web or Save As, Don’t Be Fooled

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Use The Right Tool For The Right Purpose One of the most misunderstood methods for displaying images on the World Wide Web, which is accessed through the Internet, is the proper method for saving images for websites, or on web pages in general. The same applies for emailing...

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Photography By The Numbers, Twitter That

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I Am Who I Am Update: On Nov. 25th, 2013, we ran an updated status check on my Twitter account. The numbers reflected over 92,000 “good” or active followers out of a total of over 102,000 followers using the Status People Fake Checker tool. See photo...

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It Hasn’t Been Shot!

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Inspiration Is The Key To Photography All too often I run into photographers, including “myself,” where we feel as though we just can’t come up with a shot when we’re actually in the mood to create photographs. It’s one thing to shoot on assignment, say like sports...

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Social Photographers Are The Most Creative—And Facebook Knows This

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Prediction: Apple(Face)Book Will Rule Social Creativity I’ve often said and written about how the greatest photographers in the world are those that understand the three C’s, comprehension, communication and creativity.  Though I borrowed some of that ideology from the...

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The Million Dollar Question In Photography

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What Should I Charge? I’m constantly asked by photographers at my photography workshops, “What should I charge?” This seems like a million dollar question, especially in today’s economic times where some photographers have reduced prices just to secure paid shoots....

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Pinterest, Inspiration And Marketing For Photographers

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Get Inspired While Getting Noticed In a previous blog article, I talked about how Instagram combined with Tumblr are not only free, but amazing marketing multipliers in showcasing your photographic talents—especially when combined with Facebook and Twitter. Well I finally...

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LensDiaries.com (Lens Diaries™) is a hybrid photoblog composed of a photography blog and a photography social community. The photoblog provides photo tips, photo tutorials and photo diaries by professional photographer, author, writer, speaker and social media consultant, Rolando Gomez. There is even a photography book section.

The social photography community provides members photo albums, photography forums, social networking and more. Lens Diaries™ is open to all levels of photographers, beginners to advanced, including wedding photography, portrait photography, people photography, baby photography, sports photography, nature photography, iphoneography, landscape photography, studio photography, underwater photography, etc.

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