San Antonio, Texas, United States
Rolando Gomez, a Lexar Elite photographer, transitioned from combat photography to glamour photography in 1999 and still freelances as a photojournalist. Known for his “flamour” (fashion & glamour) style of photography, he’s taught over 400 workshops and seminars in Mexico, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, and the United States. He also provides private photography intruction and private glamour photography.
With photo assignments in 39 countries, Rolando holds a Bachelor’s in Communication degree from the University of Texas, San Antonio, summa cum laude. In 1994 he was named as one of the top-five military photographers by the Dept. of Defense. In the Fall of 2007, Rolando conducted a three-country European tour for Calumet Photographic.
A former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, he was the personal photographer for Gen. George A. Joulwan four for years and spent 26 months documenting the Latin American Drug War in South and Central America.
The subject of the September 2006 Rangefinder cover story, “Mysteries of Lighting,” a Lighting Master at Photo Plus Expo 2004-2006, he's also spoken at FotoFusion and the Photo Imaging Design Expo. In 2004 and 2009 he also spoke on the topic, "Internet Strategies and Guerilla Marketing" at Photo Plus Expo.
Rolando is the author of three popular books: Garage Glamour™--Professional Digital Photography Techniques (Amherst, April 2006), Rolando Gomez’ Glamour Photography Professional Techniques (Amherst, 2007), and Rolando Gomez’s Posing Techniques for Glamour Photography (Amherst, 2008). His fourth book, Lighting Techniques for Glamour Photography, will be published by Amherst Media in early 2010.
His fifth book, "Photographic Therapy--The Power of Photography to Help Build or Re-Build Self-Esteem" is self-publishing and he's giving away for free on the Internet at FreePhotographyBooks.com. This is causing some controversy as publishers don't normally give away free books.
Rolando lives in San Antonio and is the father of five beautiful children, including four gorgeous daughters and one handsome son.
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