Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of questions I get a lot... or maybe I think I get a lot. Any questions you're burning to ask that aren't covered below? Send me email!
Questions about Bert:
Q: How did you get the name Bertrand?
A: My dad named me after Bertrand Russell. If you don't know who he is, you should Google him. He's pretty cool. I like my birth name, but go by Bert.
Q: What are you?
A: I'm second generation Chinese-American. My folks are immigrants from Hong Kong and I was born in Oakland, California.
Q: What do you do when you're not making photographs?
A: I'm often spending time with my wife and four-legged children, shown below. I've also been known to cook fish in inappropriate places and enjoy games of all varieties. I currently actively play the World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.
Q: What kind of gear do you shoot with?
A: I currently shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II camera body with professional L-series lenses primarily. I usually prefer natural lighting, but have lighting equipment available when the mood strikes me or the occasion calls for it.
Q: What style of photographer are you?
A: I consider myself a portrait photographer who tends towards photojournalism. I prefer to photograph moments as they unfold during the day/during a session and I capture those moments for you.
Q: How much do you charge for your services?
A: That depends on the service you are requesting!