• MAKING MONEY IN PHOTOGRAPHY •
MAKE 2015 A BANNER YEAR
OUR ROAD TRIP
We were closed from 7-17 to 2-23 attending the IPIC show in Lost Wages, NV. This is the premier show for the imaging industry end users and service suppliers. The good thing is sin city Vegas, the bad thing is 115 in the shade. I can report it never got hotter than 110, what a relief. Couple of flash floods but not as bad as home, Tampa Bay Florida, with seven solid days of storms and rain.
We debuted our Slide2Digitizer to the couple of hundred folks and several ordered them on the spot. We used 36x24 inch prints of fifty year old slides as proof of the acutance and ability of the process to save, and restore old slides in volume to digital.
And we managed to get the prints and gear there despite the US mail who lost the tube which was in their bin for General Delivery, the TSA, and inspection routines. My partner carrying the converted Carousel in his carry on luggage was heavily questioned about the projector as the TSA officer had never seen one.
We somehow did 11,000 plus slides last month. Not bad for part time work. Based on volume between 38 to 52 cents each. You do the math. Total cost 44.00 for USB jump drives. The rest went in the bank for the trip. You can email me at aljacobs @mac.com.
IPIC SUMMER SPECIALS
SPECIAL: BLACK BOX ON SALE - 2015 BLACK BOX COMBO - 2 PACK
The Black Box, the Heavy Duty power pack for the extended time range, heavy shooters in the Wedding, Event, Sports, Forensic, and Commercial fields. Still made one at a time by hand in the USA. And thats the way it’s been from the beginning, we designed things for the professional, specifically for the guys who make or want/have/need to make a living out of the Photography Business.
No forums, no badgering emails, no clubs to join, no coupons, secret decoder rings or handshakes, nor other gimmicks. No excuses, we build, you use, products work, you make money. Simple…
This is for the Wedding Shooter, Studios, Sports and News Chasers. Limited amount available at this pricing. Call me. You may buy more than one of these offers for the Wedding and Event houses with multiple shooters. This is a great three light or five light setup still hand built one at a time, affordable and making money.
NEW! MONEY MAKING S2D SLIDE TO DIGITIZING MACHINE NOW TAKING ORDERS
You have customers, friends, relatives, and possibly a closet filled with Ektachrome, Kodachrome, FujiChrome and AgfaChrome slides slowly degaussing and gathering dust. And a broken unfixable Kodak Carousel. Turn them into money…. Get on the pre-sale notification list, just email me and we’ll keep in touch and you’ll be first on the list when you see how much money you can make with our latest project.
When you have few weddings on the books just look at our new Slide Digitizing unit which is a fast as predicted with 24MP files and half the price of the competition converting slide into modern digital imaging turning incredible profits with a two hour setup and trying curve. Thats how fast we made money.
“How to make a few bucks in the Wedding and Event Industry” using "Old school” proven business practice combined with, every day building, challenging and inventing ways to keep up with the ever-changing market is what we are about.
BELIEVE: THE START and ATTITUDE
To make money, especially in the Wedding Game, Events and the Conservation industry (converting slides to digital before they are useless) you have to develop an attitude toward this game called Photography. Especially if it puts food on the table. Photography is the study of light imaging. It is not the study of magazines loaded with ads.
Learning is not reading Shutterbug or PopPhoto which are nothing but pages of ads, supplemented by pages of reviews which are ads and endorsements of the same gear by shills which are ads.
One good book or tutorial from Kelby and others is worth more than all the magazines combined unless you use them in your fireplace.
Alert: Lithographic print media is not suited nor is it recommended in fireplaces, the inks and coated papers smell and degauss when burnt, use newspaper.
Three words for success: Simplicity, Redundancy, and Preparation. Experience is a great teacher, so are disasters, but they are not so great. If you have to reach for the manual when the bride is having a meltdown, go back to flipping burgers and have a cheese melt-down. Here are the sections of my website.
BATTERY PACKS, CABLES, SERVICES, ORDERING, PRICES OF MY GEAR
I have been building packs for Wedding and Event setups for close to fifty years. If word of the BLACK BOX, and TUXEDO or the cure for the fumbling, inadequate, inconsistent use of AA batteries got you here, you are saved.
Remember, the shot of the year when the flower girl kissed the ring bearer got caught on fifty cellphones and you missed it when you were changing your AA cells or chimping, you are in the right place.
My Black Box is a high capacity pack designed for the long haul. The wedding or event that runs hours over, like 95% of them when the other packs are exhausted. It is not an undernourished Chinese Lithium based pack that will be extinct in a year just like all the other stuff that comes from there.
It is designed for the shooter who needs high capacity in time and shot counts. Weddings, Social Events, Sports, Forensic, Commercial recording, thats my market. There are faster units on the market and you might need them when the bride was running a 10.2 over hurdles and she is in panic mode.
That what we call an uncontrolled wedding when you the shooter is not in charge anymore. This section explains what I offer in products and services, terms of pricing of battery packs, brackets, cable shortening, and so forth.
MAKING MONEY IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS
For decades and over 400+ weddings, I learned a lot from the myriad of Brides I shot. Each one a rare and unique study into the pressure chamber self-imposed during the Wedding Event. From those drop-dead gorgeous beautiful Brides you wished were cloned each week to those whose glowing red pustules where the eyes were must have been, some were truly the daughters of the under-lord Mephistopheles. The so-called Bridezilla.
Some, so far gone from reality they should of been best shot with a “ Winchester 70 Mark IID”. Nevertheless you are the contractee and they are the boss even though it is the Brides first big day on the job. Lets hope it’s not your last.
The Wedding Book for Beginners and Pros alike I wrote is on this site and it is free. You learn a lot in half a century, you have to be flexible in your thinking and I am like an intersection of knowledge picked up from many great photographers all over the world and it's amazing how freely they offer good advice which in turn I offer you free.
- I will tell you what I think, you may or may not like it, but it will be truthful. No manufacturer owns me and a few would like me to go away. It's ingrained for me to slam shams and scams.
- I am a prolific writer of columns and blogs on bad food, bad people, bad gear, and all those things you talk about at the water cooler you weren't supposed to. It has several sections.
- The first section explains the people structure and the pitfalls, what to look out for and how to prepare to be smarter than the occasional "Bridezilla" of today.
- The second section is the most complete series of both mental structuring, and good business sense to succeed in this business for YOU, or any other endeavor for that matter.
- The third section of the guide is really pointers on gear and will be expanded significantly. No, I do not waste my time doing a review on the big threes latest model since it really wont do anything spectacular and is nothing more usually than a breadboard or chip change because of chip development, renovation, supply and demand.
INFORMATIONAL TAB - ALL TOPICS PLUS "YOU CAN "DO-IT YOURSELF”
A guide for " Do it Yourself " with great inexpensive products you can build yourself that work as well as the commercial overpriced stuff does. I love dreaming this stuff up. It’s humor for me. I am a student of simplicity with Advanced and Doctorate degrees from Ace Hardware, eBAY, Amazon, Lowes and Home Depot.
I find overpriced junk on the web all the time and with some findings and common everyday tools you can build inexpensive gizmos to make your life easier and they will do the same thing. This is my relaxation, just the fun stuff.
This tab also houses feedback, incredibly great people I have had the fortune to meet, and much off the wall sometimes things I see and hear in the industry that I can rant about. The great folks I have had the privilege of being with and information it won’t hurt you to know something about. Almost anything can wind up in this section.
DISCLAIMERS AND SAFE BROWSING
This website and my online free book “The Guide To Weddings and Making Money” has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and we make no claims it will cure any disease, or malady caused by shooting photos’s at Weddings or at worst someone from the wedding shooting you. No photographers, brides, grooms, horses, sheep or canines were injured during the writing of this book and if you cannot afford an attorney, my nephew will be available at the usual exaggerated attorney fees for malpractice cases so I can get my cut. We use two, sometimes three ICONS to represent certain circumstance.
"DIGGER" INDICATES UNDER CONSTRUCTION
NO SMOKE NO BULLSH*T - You are about to get truth.
Thoughts Deader than Casey's Balls
>>>>>> SOME OF MY OTHER WEB SITES <<<<<<
POLITICS, SEX, and RELIGION EXPOSED
"Things not spoken about except at the water cooler"
FOOD, FODDER and FOIE GRAS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
"How to get thrown out as a food critic, tell the truth"
THE CENTRAL COMMAND MEMORIAL
ACCURATE PLATING and WEAPONRY
"Professional Factory Gunsmithing and Plating"
DIAL INDICATOR REPAIR
"Make your Indicator like New"
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