MAKING MONEY IN PHOTOGRAPHY
MAKE 2015 A BANNER YEAR (we even got banners!)
GOOD BREAKING NEWS
I WILL BE IN LAS VEGAS (AGAIN) SEPTEMBER 6TH thru the 12th, 2015
So far this year I have attended or worked at two of four scheduled trade show functions in Las Vegas, the last show returning in late July. As much fun as Las Vegas is, at times it’s not that much fun for one who doesn’t smoke, drink or gamble. I spent my off day or time off getting mountain flying experience and logging endorsements with instructors banging a turbo Cessna through blind canyons. Little have I not seen or partaken of in Vegas doing this three times year or so for thirty years. Five weeks later, I’m going back for fun.
A good friend of mine retired from her job, and they presented her with six days and five nights for two in Las Vegas, hotel expenses, non-stop airfare paid and I’m invited. A week of pure relaxation, no business, no trade show, no drama, no booth setups, no deadlines, get to take pictures, … no bosses, partners or clients.
My other passion is FOOD and cooking, especially after "convention hall booth food”… With 50-60 buffets in town you can gorge yourself to blithering obesity. I write also about food at www.aljacobskitchen.com I get great ideas when on the road because of the diversity of the food and ethnicities in Vegas and intend to eat my way through Vegas.
Friday the 4th will be the last day I can ship or send mail or messages till I return.
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. Two complete fully equipped units with chargers (does not include flash cables) for $368.00 includes shipping via USPS, priority mail.
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 for making money.
NEW! 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. THE WHOLE STORY
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. Half the price of the competition converting old slides into modern digital imaging formats and turning incredible profits with a two hour setup and learning curve. Thats how fast we made money.
“How to make money 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.
So we have two products that serve both ends of the business for making money. Economical power for the wedding or event shooter and 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.
To make money, especially in the Wedding, Events and the Conservation industry (converting slides to digital before they are useless) you have to develop an attitude toward this game called aggressive soliciting. Since few others do this, it’s entirely open.
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 - 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.
Each one a rare and unique study into the pressure chamber self-imposed during the Wedding Event.
I have photographed met and witnessed drop-dead gorgeous beautiful Brides you wished were cloned each week to those whose glowing red pustules where the eyes were must have been would almost scare you. Some blatantly must have or were truly the daughters of the under-lord Mephistopheles. The so-called Bridezilla Morphing Syndrome.
Where did this come from? TV reality shows have created this attitude, just like the Japanese Movies after nuclear mishaps created Godzilla, the fake reality shows created unique challenges to the Wedding industry and whole bunch of unreal proposals, unreal people and fake scenarios, mixed with lots of wine and pills.
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. Congrats to the winner, he avoided a life of stress and a divorce.
Some, so far gone from reality because they saw it on TV and think thats what you are supposed to do. They should of been best shot with a "Winchester”. 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 E- Wedding Book for Beginners and Pros alike I wrote is on this site. You learn a lot in half a century, you have to be flexible in your thinking and I am like an intersection of knowledge.
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.
I am a writer of columns and blogs on the restaurant trade, politics, religion, and consumer products, basically all those things you talk about at the water cooler you weren't supposed to, the Wedding Guide has many 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. 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.
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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