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

November 23rd, 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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What is the best drone to buy?

November 23rd, 2017

I’m often asked ‘what is the best drone to buy (for a farm or cattle station)?’ And at present a lot of people are thinking about buying drones for Christmas gifts and they don’t know how to sort fact from fiction. And there’s a lot of the latter.  Many are giving advice (especially on Facebook) […]

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Business operating hours – dates away & events attended

November 22nd, 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. Ocassionally I’m overseas, and working […]

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PRIZE DRAW!

November 17th, 2017

To celebrate 33 years of pioneering outback photography on Australia’s largest cattle stations, I have a very special prize draw running. This competition is also advertised in the December 2017-January 2018 issue of R.M. William’s Outback magazine (which features a story I produced on the Brook family’s Cordillo Downs, in South Australia). CHOICE OF 2 […]

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Basic business principles – tips for online startups

October 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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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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