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So You're Thinking of Writing a Book
How To Turn Your Expertise Into a New Revenue Stream


Rolando Gomez


It’s smart to include lighting setups in photo books. This image, for my next book, illustrates the use of multiple Hensel lights, including a power pack, moonlights, grids, and beauty dish. Shot with the new Olympus Evolt E-500 and ultra-fast Olympus Zuiko 35-100 f/2.0, custom white balance, Lexar 4GB.
Rolando Gomez


I photographed Chris Winters and Tiffany Karns in Las Vegas while working on my upcoming book. They are lit with a Hensel ring flash powered by a Hensel Porty Premium, battery-powered studio power pack. Photographed with the Olympus E-1, Olympus Zuiko 11-22mm lens, white-balanced at 6000K (Kelvin), Lexar 2GB Write Accelerated card.
Rolando Gomez


In my new book, Garage Glamour—Digital Beauty & Nude Photography Made Simple, you’ll read about practicing “hand-eye-mind” coordination, also known as QRT, or Quick Reaction Timing. Recently, I practiced while shooting the San Antonio Spurs games for a local newspaper. Existing-light image was shot with an Olympus Evolt E-500 and the new, ultra-fast digital lens, the Olympus Zuiko 35-100 F/2.0.
Rolando Gomez


Playboy Playmate Holley Dorrough is lit with a Hensel Integra Pro Plus monolight modified through a Chimera Medium strip light. Photographed with the Olympus E-1, 50mm lens with an Olympus 1.4x tele-converter, white-balanced at 6000K (Kelvin).
Rolando Gomez



During a press check, you’ll have one last time to edit your book—although changes at this point will delay production and distribution of the book and add to its cost. Once it leaves the press, your book goes into distribution through your publisher. You’ve transitioned from writer to author. You'll be amazed at what can happen when you mobilize your computers and printers and set out to write a book about what you love to do most.


   







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