HOME BASE              06:12 AMC (After My Coffee)                04-20-2018                 FROM TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA




GREETINGS AND CHANGES / CHALLENGES FOR  2018

•   After more than 50 years involved in the photo industry, in every aspect from photojournalist,  to the  retail end of the business, I’m looking forward to the softer side of the business, like taking it easy and retiring from heavy shooting.   And I will curtail covering any more wars, weddings, boring events, riots  insurrections, and lusty women.  I paid my dues as a shooter, reporter, lab owner, business manager, teacher, mentor and fund raiser.  

I have decided to limit my operation to my  Custom built battery packs supporting my many customers and digital slide development.  That’s taking millions of Kodak, Agfa, Fuji and a few weirdo slides into digital imaging suitable on and in any display device.  My shooting will be strictly for the two books I’m working on.  


HOW TO REACH ME: 

ALAN JACOBSON 
APT 3503
1200 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE
LARGO,   FL  33771-2179

LANDLINE PHONE NUMBER FOR QUESTIONS  -  727-812-8101
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eMail:   ajacobs2@tampabay.rr.com



SALE  OF CANON, SONY and ODDBALLS   📷

I will be selling whole lots of my demo equipment I used for trade shows.  SEE THE SALE  Strobes, cameras, fixtures, and studio gear as I’m not doing any more trade shows, as they have ceased to exist as well as the cameras stores who sold my packs, and the PMAi membership (about 40,000 attendees)  are virtually gone, not to be found, extinct, dodo birds.   

There are no more camera shows, seminars or trade shows to attend.  Only the two or three major shows (CES, PHOTO-KINO, KELBY)  which have become commercial productions and too expensive to participate in.

I will still be manufacturing my proprietary scanners for slide to digital on a custom orders only as my scanning operation with volume production is up and running as of January 1, 2018.    


BLACK BOX NEWS  - MORE FLASH MODELS - THE METZ 45  📷

Upgrade program  -  look at what we have added - The best Wedding/Event strobe units over the years were the Pro Metz 45 CT and CL handle mounts.  But they were expensive to power and worse,  the power was insufficient for todays throw it against the wall and hope it sticks shooters.  The 45 was smaller and is really a good fit with todays full size DSLR and it’s a blast if you need real light coverage with a  smaller SONY, and other digitals.   I found ways to circumvent the power problems. I am upgrading the 45’s. every day for customers.  



THE BLACK BOX  - LONG DISTANCE CUSTOM POWER PACKS  📷  

I build for the past 45 years the Black Box, the HD power pack was made for extended time range, heavy shooters in the wedding, event, sports, forensic, and commercial fields and are still made by my hands, created soldered and built one at a time in the USA.  And as of this year we have been building packs for 45 plus years, both for four and six battery units.



SLIDE 2 DIGITAL - AUTOMATED SLIDE SCANNING   📷

I’ll bet you have customers, friends, and relatives, with room closets, attics or basements serving as burial grounds for memories filled with Ektachrome, Kodachrome, FujiChrome and AgfaChrome slides.   Just so you know and you probably don’t is that they are slowly fading, degaussing and gathering dust, just lying there in shoe boxes or Kodak Carousel Trays. 



IMPOSSIBLE SLIDES - GODZILLA SIZE SLIDE SERVICE - EURO OR HARD MOUNTS   📷

PURPOSE:  We receive some really odd slides at times that require special handling since they are so thick they cannot go through the S2D automatic digitizer.  Most are permanently mounted and removal might ruin the slide itself.  We have a solution and a new machine we built specifically for this work and like the Phoenix, it has rising from the ashes.



THE WEDDING BOOK  - MY GUIDE HAS ALWAYS BEEN FREE  📷

This is the latest and last version of the Wedding Guide and more important a Survival Training Course for beginners new to the business.   It is over 170  Pages long and represents a lot of ideas for the new photographer. So much of my stuff has been copied, this will be the last version.  



NIKON CABLE SHORTENING  - SC-17, SC28, SC29 AND OTHERS  📷 

I shorten Nikon Cables.  I have a work station just for it.   And you are probably wondering why Nikon ever made those cables for the SC-17, SC-28, SC-29 so damn long?  Because Nikon thought these cables could be used for off camera "statue of liberty” shooting, not as common a technique any more with brackets or wireless and integrated flash systems.  So we are stuck with long cables.  


  

DISCLAIMERS  -  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.

We will however tell you we do not participate in social media due to constraints I have with my secure discreet clients and the assurance my site will not be assimilated,  hacked,  or personal information shared with anyone.

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 or more ICONS to represent certain circumstance.

Yellow Hat “DIGGER” Indicates under Construction

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

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The Skull - Thoughts and Things Deader than Casey’s Balls



MY OTHER PUBLIC WEB SITES 

POLITICS, SEX, and RELIGION EXPOSED
“Things not spoken about except at the water cooler"
www.aljacobsladder.com

FOOD, FODDER and FOIE GRAS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
“How to get thrown out as a food critic, tell the truth"

www.aljacobskitchen.com



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