GREETINGS             05:34 AMC (After My Coffee)                10-01-2018                 FROM TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA




GREETINGS / CHALLENGES FOR  2018 +

After more than 50 years involved in the photo industry, in every aspect from photojournalist,  to lab owner and the  retail/wholesale end of the business, I’m looking forward to the softer side of the business, like taking it easy and retiring from heavy shooting.   
No more trade shows in Vegas sometimes three times a year, for thirty five years.

I’m done, I’ll admit I’m older, ran past 75, and too slow anymore to challenge the 100-200 dollar Wedding Shooters, I never did those anyway, our papers buy the pictures from Getty and others and you ask what papers? 

•  The demise of the free press under the ruination of scumbags like Mr. Murdock and the Fake President Donald Trump who killed our journalism industry, and the only bastion of truth.  

•  450 weddings plus coaching other shooters at weddings is enough for any mortal, I just don’t click in the 93-97  degree heat anymore in  Tampa Florida. I don’t walk out of the house for that and the stress.  I enjoy my writing projects sipping on a Basil Lime or Raspberry Lime Mojito.  Cool and collected.

•  The good old professional high end wedding market has shrunk and with a   divorce rate of 60% the parameters and scope of those getting married really doesn’t make as much sense.

•  The big box stores, killed the independent camera store dealers and inclusion of all Chinese products and takeover of all things photographic adding to culture of disposability. 

•  Finally the upgraded cell phone and the growth of social media, other web sites, social media has changed how we communicate.  

I AM COMMITTED TO LIMIT MY OPERATION TO:

POINT:  Custom built BLACK BOX battery packs and upgrades supporting my many customers till they put me in the ground. Just as I have been doing for fifty years.

POINT:   Building incredible high speed slide machines that convert millions of Kodak, Agfa, Fuji and a few weirdo slides into digital imaging suitable on and in any display device.  Offering them for sale and start up businesses.

POINT: My shooting will be strictly for the two books I’m working on and selected articles and a movie.  I paid my dues as a shooter, with both weapons and cameras, reporter, lab owner, business manager, teacher, mentor to middle school science kids, pilot of 32 years, ducked a few bullets and fund raiser.  I set my parameters. It’s called relax...


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

LANDLINE - 727-812-8101 OR SEND PHONE NUMBER TO ME IN 
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.  Hardly used, brand new condition, 100% working and superbly kept clean. Strobes, cameras, fixtures, and studio gear as I’m not doing any more trade shows   SEE THE SALE  


THE BLACK BOX  - LONG DISTANCE CUSTOM POWER PACKS  📷 

I built 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.  Most makes, most models including legacy models readily adapted.  AND WE ARE NOT BANNED ON THE AIRLINES LIKE LITHIUM


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.   I bring them to life and can handle any volume of slides with my own registered and designed professional equipment.  And I build custom machines for the trade and those wanting a new start up no competition business.


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.



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.  Unfortunately labeling and parts are not available, from anyone , anywhere, scavenging is ridiculous and half the parts I do find are no good.  It is total a scratch rebuild for me, if I can save it for you.  Call and we’ll discuss it. I am fair about things and will be very frank. Some just are too far gone.

 

DISCLAIMERS  -  SAFE BROWSING 
This website 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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