The Phoblographer makes use of several advertising methods in order to pay for ever-rising expenses and to help the site grow. For example, monthly server expenses and newsletter distribution cost several hundred dollars each. We comply with GDPR.
Certain advertisers pay for the display of banner ads or for clicks on banners. In these instances, we don’t necessarily endorse any particular advertiser. However, we do try to weed out scammers who buy ads through Google’s AdSense ads and offer bait-and-switch prices. If we see these or if readers notify me of such ads, we will block them from being able to display their ads on The Phoblographer.
Certain trusted photography-related retailers or service providers have affiliate relationships with The Phoblographer. As a result of these relationships, The Phoblographer receives a small commission when someone makes a purchase at an affiliate site after clicking on a link on ThePhoblographer.com.
As of a few years ago, the Phoblographer has actively entertained affiliate relationships with only third-party dealers. While our other affiliate relationship accounts are still open, we do not work to actively promote them so as to not give brand preference to any one manufacturer over the other. We find this is a breach of ethics.
In all cases, the products or services through which The Phoblographer receives an affiliate commission does not increase the price that The Phoblographer readers pay. In some cases, however, it may reduce that price. I work hard to get special deals and discounts for The Phoblographer readers, and will pass along special coupon codes or offers that aren’t available (or may otherwise be unknown) to people who visit a retailer or service provider directly through its homepage.
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In many cases, affiliate companies provide The Phoblographer with loaner equipment or test gear/software for review The Phoblographer (sometimes for keeps); however, such review samples are provided with the understanding that The Phoblographer writers cannot and will not promise a favorable review of the product or service. All reviews are based on our honest opinions and requests for revisions will not be considered unless it is clear that an error in our use of the product or service was made.
The Phoblographer collects your email address when you subscribe to our newsletter. It is used for delivering emails to you: both editorial and sponsored. We do not give your email address to third parties. We also comply with GDPR.
This website also used VigLink to provide sponsored hyperlinks at one point.
The Phoblographer also creates Sponsored Posts and series’ such as Xpert Advice with Fujifilm, feature round ups that are presented by brands, and more. In all cases, we clearly state this within the article. Depending on the deal entered into, sponsored posts are typically worked on by the Editor in Chief to ensure that the content is tailored to the audience. It’s a very unique approach that ensures that readers are getting the most and benefiting from the content.
The Phoblographer does not sell or collect information about you or your browsing habits by visiting this website. In certain instances though, we may poll the audience.
Though we do not look at comments on articles often, we have a strict rule about constructive criticism only. We do not tolerate negativity.
The Phoblographer’s product testing process follows a strict guide that we use and constantly revamp internally. We don’t do technical tests. But instead, we strive to do practical tests. No photographer shoots photos of clients and tells them about pixel-peeping. We instead care about the moment and what’s creatively possible. The Phoblographer has been testing products for over a decade. Often, our reviews cause lots of changes through firmware updates, recalls, etc. Our reviews aren’t sponsored.