Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions I often receive about myself, this website, and other things people love to ask.

Questions About Me

How can I get in touch with you?

The easiest way to get hold of me is through the contact page on this website. You can find that here!

Questions about content

Will you photograph/video my [something] for free?

I don’t think so.  I am happy to work on mutually beneficial collaborations, but it absolutely must benefit everybody involved.

If you think you have such an idea in mind, please do get in touch.

Can I get it cheaper?  So-and-so will do it for half the price.

My advice?  Go speak to so-and-so and get them to do it.

I do not compete on price, and I will not compromise on quality or service in order to meet unrealistically low budgets.  If you believe they can deliver what you need for a lower price, go for it. I wish you the very best!

Will you review my [insert product here]?

The short answer is maybe.

The longer answer depends on what the product is. If it’s something that’s useful or interesting to me or my audience, then maybe.

Products take many hours over the course of several days or weeks to fully review and test in a working production environment. I have to learn about the product and discover its limits. I have to try it “working as intended” and then push its limits to see what it can really do. And all that’s before I’ve even started to actually create the content.

I do not do paid reviews, and you will not be able to “buy” a good review. I will create an honest review. You will not get to see the review before it goes live, but if I have concerns or issues about your product, I will reach out to you first before publishing anything.

If you send me your product and I do not like it or don’t think it will be valuable to my audience, then I won’t post a review. In case of such an event, I will provide my feedback on the product, which will be returned to you at your expense.

Can you write a guest post for my blog?

What would you like me to write about?  What is the website on which it would be posted?  What is the size of your readership?

I cannot satisfy every request I receive. There aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes. But please do get in touch and provide as much information as possible.

Questions About Other Stuff

Nikon or Canon?

It makes no odds to me. I own cameras made by Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Mamiya, Insta360 and more. I have also used cameras by Sony, Sigma, Olympus, Hasselblad… Pretty much everybody except Fujifilm. I’ve nothing against them, but the opportunity and need have never arisen.

I use whatever gets the job done with the least amount of fuss. If the task at hand requires something I don’t have, I rent as needed.

PC or Mac?

I’m a PC guy, sorry.  It’s nothing personal. I have nothing against Macs – my girlfriend uses one – I just prefer PCs and always have (unless you count the Apple IIe I used to own in the early 90s).

For me, PCs give the best performance bang for the buck, with the most upgrade options. Longevity is important to me, and I tend to build my computers myself. I use both Windows and Linux.

Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve?

I used Premiere Pro for all of my video editing work for 15 years until the beginning of 2020. Since then, I have switched almost exclusively to DaVinci Resolve. However, I have kept up-to-date on Premiere Pro’s new features and am comfortable editing videos in either.

iOS or Android?

Smartphones have been in my life for about 20 years now. Initially, Windows Mobile, finally making the switch to iOS with the iPhone 3GS in 2009. I stuck with iOS until 2017, when I became an ASUS brand ambassador.

Since then, I’ve stuck with Android, going through the ASUS ZenFone 4, ASUS ZenFone 5, and the OnePlus 7 Pro. Now, my “daily driver” is the OnePlus 10 Pro. To me, a phone is just a tool and Android devices have been the most useful tool.

Now that Apple is being forced to implement USB-C sockets across the board, I might make the switch back to iOS, but I have no particular affinity for either, as long as they can deliver what I need.