MAKING MONEY IN PHOTOGRAPHY
GREETINGS and WELCOME TO MY WORLD
- Any way, it’s the winter wedding season, good for wedding photographers, obviously it appears the terrorist season, not good for anyone but good for media, journalist shooters, and body armor sales, pre-election years good for those who cover politics bearing the brunt of stupid promises by even stupider candidates. Someone shook the idiot tree and the nuts came falling down.
- My customers who work the wedding market, the event market, journalism and sports are gearing up and business is brisk with new Black Boxes being ordered, older units being upgraded to 2016 models.
- Newer cellphones with cameras of better quality has in some minds somewhat softened the casual (other word for frugal) wedding market, and a real pain in the arse at better weddings and events. You’ll see everyone at a wedding with cell phones, unless you get a bride who tells them to put them away. Thats should be part of your negotiation with the Bride in the onset. I talk about it more in the wedding guide and I have a plan.
- Thats what I’m hearing and a few I know are cutting back on purchases of high end gear with the better more powerful cameras higher punch units are not needed just to light the hall. ISO/ASA 400-800 is the norm now. Whats more important is coverage in width being even and duration of your power source as these weddings even the more frugal ones generally run well over or till the liquor runs out. Thats good for me as I’m not in the high end side of the game. Business has been good.
BLACK BOX - 2015 BLACK BOX COMBO - 2 PACK and THE MARKETThe Black Box, the HD power pack for the extended time range, heavy shooters in the wedding, event, sports, forensic, and commercial fields are still made by my hands one at a time. 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.
Two complete fully equipped units with two chargers (does not include flash cables) for $368.00 includes shipping via USPS, priority mail. Using our system, that can be as much as 6000-8000 plus shots at reduced power.
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…
MONEY MAKING S2D SLIDE TO DIGITIZING MACHINE NOW TAKING ORDERS
I’m offering you a chance to make money. For those of you who have ordered and used Black Boxes you know how I do business. Now we have another money maker. You have customers, friends, relatives, and possibly a closet filled with Ektachrome, Kodachrome, Fuji Chrome and Agfa Chrome slides slowly degaussing and gathering dust.
And most likely a broken unfixable Kodak Carousel going or already useless as there are no parts and few work on them. The solution, turn the sides into digital and money.
When you have few weddings on the books just look at our new Slide Digitizing unit which is a fast as predicted, about 800 full frame quality slides per hour, with 24MP files.
Converting old slides into modern digital imaging formats and turning incredible profits with a two hour setup and learning curve. And under a 2000 dollar investment and works anywhere there is a table, no supplies, chemicals, paper needed, totally self contained, independent, including camera and electronics.
Thats how fast we made money 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.
So we have two products that serve both ends of the business for making money. In June we did 11,000 slides and at an average of $0.46.5 per slide earned, slightly over $5000.00 net. Outlay $14.00 in thumb drives.
- Economical power for the wedding or event shooter.
- Slide to Digital scanners for the business easily established in your area with little or no competition and at a cost easily beating the local dealers.
THREE WORDS FOR SUCCESS: SRP
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, or you need 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. I have three of them sent to me that don’t work, went bad, not as advertised, etc. I looked inside and can’t help them the cheap micro boards, and cheap cells, don’t hold up, I suspect the heat Lithium gives off kills the micro boards.
The Black Box 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. Thats your problem, no control.
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 - THE FREE BOOK
For decades and over 400+ weddings, I learned a lot from the myriad of Brides I photographed on their most important day and each one a rare and unique study into the pressure chamber self-imposed during the Wedding Event.
I have photographed drop-dead gorgeous beautiful Brides you wished were cloned each week to the other extreme, one of those whose glowing red pustules where the eyes were must have been would scare you. On the other hand, some blatantly must have or were truly the daughters of the under-lord Mephistopheles suffering from Bridezilla Morphing Syndrome (BMS)
The best one in the series is when the groom saw what was going on and realized a side of his bride to be, he didn’t care for, and HE BOLTED. right on the show. Congrats to the winner, he avoided a life of stress and a divorce or possible murder one charges.
The problem today is because they saw it on TV and think thats what you are supposed to do. 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 Book 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. In addition there are Ideas and stories I 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 to you.
I will tell you what I think, you may or may not like it, but it will be truthful. No manufacturer or supplier owns me and a few would like me to go away. It’s ingrained for me to slam shams and scams since thats what I write about on my commercial blogs.
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. Nine times out of ten those exhibiting Bridezilla Morphing are merely expressing their own insecurities and really seeking comfort and aid. He who recognizes the clues can avoid mishaps down the road.
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 as needed. No, I do not waste my time doing a review on the big threes latest model since it really won’t 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.
Breaking down the phrase “Event Photography” into it’s two components simply means any occurrence or groups, or masses, in one place for an occasion is part one, and the recording or photographing said project is part two. Events are trade shows, corporate announcements or promotions, holidays, feel good morale boosters, weddings, banquets, proms, team sports, anniversaries, trade shows, fundraisers, political social enterprise, and more. More than twenty people, its an event.
There are more and more photographers splitting their time as some markets decline and some prosper. The shooter has to be productive and I know some great wedding shooters who delve into other markets (sometimes with associates) to broaden their base. I did a PR for a school and gave the teachers and kids enough business cards with a portrait off and picked up a slew of family business, portraits and a Wedding.
In this section, heres how, and what gear works and doesn’t.
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.
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