Business operating hours – dates away & events attended

September 19th, 2017

This is a one-person show – so you receive personal service.  But as there’s no staff here, when I’m away, the office is closed. How to contact me when away: I’m often in remote areas with no mobile phone reception for 1-200km or more; and little or no wi-fi access. There’s suggestions on how best […]

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2018 Farm tour of Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland – F.A.Q.

September 14th, 2017

Have you ever dreamt of a relaxing trip around Britain’s iconic rural landscapes – off the beaten track as well as to famous locations? En route enjoying great food and interesting conversations with locals involved in agriculture, as well as other farmers on the tour? Visiting some ag-related and cultural highlights? Then I have the […]

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How to set up a drone business

August 17th, 2017

Recently I read a post on how to start a drone business. In particular – a drone photography business.  But many of the same small business principles apply.  EG, the importance of finding your niche and focusing on it.  Become an expert in your field.  This also makes it obvious to all that you do […]

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Drone F.A.Q. – Farming & Photography

August 10th, 2017

I’m asked a lot of questions about drones and drone photography. Here’s a few answers to F.A.Q: What is the difference between a ‘drone’, ‘RPA’ & ‘UAV’? None! ‘Drone’ is the commonly used name for pilotless aircraft. R.P.A. stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, which may also include other […]

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Videoing the public (including at events) – legal & ethical issues

August 2nd, 2017

As is often the case these days, laws have not kept up with rapidly evolving technology. In the case of videoing the public and uploading to social media accounts, generally accepted etiquette hasn’t kept up either.  In most circumstances it seems obvious to ask people close enough to feature in a film if they mind […]

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Animal rights activists believe their end aim justifies their means

June 27th, 2017

It frustrates me that animal rights activists continue to be underestimated not just by the general public but those involved in livestock industries. Animal rights activists are pursuing their aims with one-eyed zeal combined with patience. They are spending a lot of time and money on planning and marketing, with the end goal being the […]

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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smart Watch

June 14th, 2017

I love useful technology and I’m always on the lookout for anything new that will help me do a better job.  Until about 10 years ago it really didn’t matter too much what camera gear you used; a good photographer could turn heads with results from basic gear.  What has changed?  The vast array of […]

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Basic business principles – tips for online startups

June 14th, 2017

Having encountered an increasing number of startups operating more wildly than the most casual of chook raffles, it would seem basic business principles aren’t as commonsense as I’d presumed. Just had another businessperson ring my landline, leave a message and say ‘ring me back on this number’ without leaving their phone number. The same business […]

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Drone technology – rapidly evolving

May 25th, 2017

Last weekend I discovered that my DJI Phantom 4 PRO drone system is now recording audio. I nearly fell over in surprise when playing back a video of a creek and heard rainforest birds tweeting over the top of rushing water. I hunted around the internet for mentions of this change, and found almost nothing. […]

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Why are some animals more equal than others?

May 22nd, 2017

I was surprised to find an animal right’s activist piece on ABC Open, called ‘Art from the cattleman’s daughter’ Author Jo Frederiks asks: ‘Animal equality: why are some more equal than others’? Excellent question! Which leads on to: – Why do animal rights activists fail to support measures to exterminate feral species (cats & foxes […]

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