Re: Cyanotype Rex - a disappontment to say the least..
I usually lurk, just absorbing what I can from the deep pool of experience here, but I felt compelled to jump in and agree with what David's said, add that it confirmed my suspicions based on reading the material available for free, and thank him for saving me $30.
Hi Katherine, Congratulations! It must be our time for Grace(s). The reason I purchased this particular PDF was to disprove my own opinions of the man rather than the process itself. When I read it I was awash with disappointment. The document is about as informative as his emails and is really something I would expect from a first year student rather than an elder 'professor'. For me, this author has feet of clay. There is far more important information freely available ( from Ware for instance) on the web and I just don't understand how the cost of this particular method was determined. I think PDN is different in that it does break new ground; It is very comprehensive, it does do what is promised and it does have dynamic content (programming, spreadsheets etc.). And there is support of course from the author.. Regards, David H On Sep 22 2006, Katharine Thayer wrote: David, this just reinforces my long-established personal policy: $15 is the absolute top price I would pay for a pdf. It also contradicts the idea, sometimes asserted here, that you get what you pay for. Of course that's not necessarily true; some of the best information is free and some of the worst information is available only at a price. BTW, a grand-niece added recently to my family is named Emily Grace. Must be something in the air... Katharine On Sep 21, 2006, at 11:00 AM, email@example.com wrote: > I would just like to express my dismay after reading the cyanotype > rex PDF from Terry King. For those of you who were thinking of > buying this document, I suggest you think again. I gave the author > the benefit of the doubt given his 'years of contributions to the > art and science of photography'. I wish now that I hadn't. There is > nothing in the document that is not available elsewhere (on the > Internet) for free. If you really think you need to have the secret > ask me and I'll tell you. It would take approximately 4 lines of > text to explain it to the depth to which the author takes the > process..Heck, not even that! I am bitterly disappointed with the > publication and can only assume that others who have purchased it > are too polite to say so too. So if you have 30 bucks to spare, buy > some Oxalate with it..:) Regards, David H >