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

April 13th, 2018

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? From the latest ag-tech […]

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‘Whispering Grass’ exhibition: Australia’s Washington D.C. Embassy

April 12th, 2018

‘Whispering Grass – Stories from Australia’s Outback Cattle Stations’ is an exhibition of more than 30 of the best photographs I’ve taken on Australia’s largest and most famous cattle stations since 1984. The oldest photographs in the exhibition date back to the early 1980s – when timber yards, cattle with horns and working windmills were […]

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Business operating hours – dates away & ag events attended

April 11th, 2018

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. Or I’m overseas, working weird […]

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Professional photojournalism – standards

February 6th, 2018

There are many different reasons for taking photographs. My preference is photojournalism. What is photojournalism? Capturing honest images that tell a story. Particularly news stories; and in a way that evokes emotion, and potentially action. Traditionally still images but identical principles apply to video. The power of photography hinges on the believability of it as […]

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How to set up a drone business

January 18th, 2018

Recently I read a post on how to start a drone business. It was advice on how to start a drone photography business but many of the same principles apply to all small businesses.  EG, the importance of finding your niche and focusing on it.  Become an expert in your field. But there were many […]

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PRIZE DRAW!

December 15th, 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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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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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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Global agricultural networking

December 2nd, 2016

Twitter plus Google Translate offers amazing opportunities for global networking.  It’s fabulous for business reasons – spreading ideas and innovation around the planet in seconds and creating a fantastic rural travel network for in-person encounters.  Online networking is especially beneficial for rural and remote residents, being less likely to network in person at events and […]

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