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Old 07-21-2006, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, there was a knock upon the door and there stood the UPS guy. He handed me the package from amazon that I had thought would be coming by slowest possible due to the free shipping...maybe they felt bad for how long we had to wait...

I will be looking through the book, I cannot get past that cover...good job Rolondo...

Anyone else receive it yet?

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Re: Garage Glamour Book -- review
Old 07-21-2006, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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<p>No sightings yet at the local B&N and Borders, but my copies are coming from Amherst anyway.</p><p>
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Re: Garage Glamour Book -- review
Old 07-21-2006, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Borders can order it which i am expecting mine shortly. B&N said it was out of print !?!?!?
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I assure you all...I did receive it...will peruse it tommorrow while at work...

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Re: Garage Glamour Book -- review
Old 07-21-2006, 10:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Picked up copy from Barnes & Noble at lunch today in Atlanta
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Re: Garage Glamour Book -- review
Old 07-22-2006, 09:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Now that I have had a chance to peruse the book, I can say I only have one bad feeling. Amazon must have dropped my book or the box it came in because a corner is dented in. Ok, so, I am a cry baby about incidentals. I have been told that I am a tad anal also, so, yes, corners bother me. Especially when you lend someone a book and they dog-ear a page. Argh...

Enough, the book is as promoted. The images are all crisp and varied. Not a one of the images is out of place. Great job there, from Rolondo's introduction and his perspectives to the conclusion of the introduction, you have already been given a feel for his excitement and energy. Throughout the book, he is insightful and not pushy. I didn't feel like I was being told that this is how to do it and there is no margin.

I have done many things and I have learned that as much as one person may believe there way is the only way. I know, short of the simplistic, that is not true. The feeling I received from reading this book is that his ideas are open, and I did it quickly and will go back and read it much slower. The explanations on technique and the end result are very clear, but the ways to it are many. I enjoyed the lighting section immensely, especially the poor man light setup. Being that I have always used fluorescents and anything else I could find. I have, since getting books and reading other's works as well as other's from the glamour 1 site, purchased reflectors and such and begun experimenting on my favorite model Rembrandt (not the toothpaste). To sum up these last few sentences, it is good to know that someone comes right out and says you don't necessarily need the most expensive equipment to produce a great end product. Thanks for that.

The book deals with the various elements that go into glamour photography and moves into the different equipment needed. My understanding is awakened in areas I am lacking and I already see how I can raise my photography a few steps. He touches on some areas that he doesn't go into great depth but it is enough for me, anyway, to get my mind thinking about how I look at it and to change some of my basic ideas.

Now, since I ordered this book last Feb., I have bought many others. Most of them make great coffee table books for older friends. Each, excepting one or two, had something of use in them but also some that I found, well, basically, not to my liking. This book will go on my list as a very good resource. And I still like the cover, she is a very petty girl.

When can I place my order for book two...

Robear

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Re: Garage Glamour Book -- review
Old 07-22-2006, 11:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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According to Amazon mine is now on the way. Very much looking forward to seeing the final product as we got to peruse an early version at the Chicago workshop in April and it looked very promising. Also because I couldn't take notes fast enough while Rolado was talking...mainly because Tiffany Karns was flirting with me mercilessly.

Okay, yeah...that's a lie. But's is a better story for a run down old man that can't take notes that quickly anymore.
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just sent Amazon a message today asking where my book is. I have been waiting patiently for months.
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ordered mine today from Amazon, I guess the waiting begins.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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just got my today. walk in to barnes and nobles and they had 10 of them.
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