HOME                          5:12 AM                        08-19-2016                                                     TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA



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GREETINGS,  and  A FEW UPDATES  

BUSINESS and HUMANITY - Have a good productive season with good health.  It’s the beginning of the  sports, and winter wedding season, so here is the one and only reminder to get your Black Box gear to me before the action begins for a free checkup or possibly an upgrade, overhaul, whatever.  Every year someone  will tell me its due for service about two days before a Wedding and gasps when I tell them the overnight on even USPS is fifty dollars for a medium box, return postage which I have no control over. Normal two day priority is only 13.80.

NEW SCANNER PROGRAM - Digital Automated Scanning, our business model is hot, and we are shipping.  Read the digitizing section, it’s a money maker.

TSA HOT ON LITHIUM -  Another hot item is the TSA battle and they are right on this one, over Lithium and  a reminder my packs are sealed lead acid or SLA and not on the bad list.  Just make sure you have the red caps on the battery when traveling on an airline.  those are the caps I ship with every pack.

I’M WORKING ON A SOLUTION -  To the challenges of the Wedding business which parallel the rise of the cellphone as a terminator.  Those newer cellphones have cameras of better quality, and has in some minds somewhat softened the wedding market.  Also a new headache called “Showtime with choreographed street dancing and calisthenics going down the aisle”.  Better look at SLRs that have that capability.   You’ll see everyone at a wedding with cell phones, but read my Wedding Guide and it shows you how to handle it.


BLACK BOX
The 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.  Using our system, that can be as much as 6000-8000 plus shots at reduced power.   It does not include flash cables for your specific flash unit.  No excuses, we build, you use, products work, you make money.  

I make simple, overbuilt, redundant products.  No bleeps, no bling, no BS.  Experience is a great teacher, so are disasters, but disasters are not so great, but can make a lasting impression.  If you have to reach for the camera manual when the bride is having a meltdown, go back to flipping burgers and have a cheese melt-down. It’s safer.  

I have been building packs and other equipment for the photo industry for close to fifty years.  If word of the BLACK BOX, was suggested to you or you have been searching for 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 prone to failure 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. We, like many companies build in a 15% failure rate on their components.   


OUR S2D SLIDE TO DIGITIZING SCANNER

I’m offering you a chance to make money with the S2D Slide to Digital operating system.  For those of you who have ordered and used Black Boxes you know how I engineer things. Simple, Overkill Redundant Products.  SORP

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 just have a few weddings on the books, here is a related product that can profitably fill in the gaps.

Just look at our new Slide 2 Digitizing unit which is a fast as predicted, about 800 full frame quality slides per hour, with High Resolution cropped enlargeable sometimes color corrected slide.  24MP files.  Wen print 24x30’s all the time from the huge files when the credit card machine says approved.  

Converting old slides into modern digital imaging formats and turning incredible profits with a two hour setup and learning curve.   And a 2000 dollar investment, includes everything including a premium 24MP SONY Camera, special lens combo, works anywhere there is a table, no supplies, chemicals, no paper needed, totally self contained, and independent.  

 

MY BOOK IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN FREE 
For decades, as a shooter, wedding planner and wedding psychiatrist with  450+ 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 self-imposed pressure chamber during the Wedding Event.  

Weddings to an outsider (thats you the shooter) are just like STAR WARS with each new wedding like a segment exposing something different just as Luke Skywalker experienced.   There are those wonderful moments week after week that I have photographed gorgeous beautiful Brides and Grooms and Bridal parties you wished were cloned each week and this would be nirvana. 

But thats not life, then suddenly you get to see and witness the “The Dark Side”.  A result of the high stress world today, the other extreme, when these beautiful baby blues turn into glowing red pustules where the eyes were must have been and it would scare you.  You would think they were daughters of the under-lord Mephistopheles.  Blame it on TV and reality shows coaching this is how Brides act and what you are supposed to act like.  

  • The first section explains the people structure and the pitfalls, what to look out for and how to prepare to be smarter and avoid the uncommon occasional problem wedding 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.  I taught sections of this for a large corporations and it will set you straight in the business.
  • 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.   


THE INFORMATIONAL TABS - 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. 


EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY
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 with something the NRA would be proud of.

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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 NO SMOKE NO BULLSH*T - You are about to get truth.

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