I'm back, and have now read the thread.
I might agree that the wording I've used is not as precise as it could be, but then I'm a photographer and not a lawyer (shudder). Mea culpa.
Yes, I support this site (and my dinner table) by various commercial activities, selling the products that I produce, many of them with my business partner, Chris Sanderson. These are all products of "art", if you will, DVDs, prints, books, portfolios, workshops. They are the items of commerce associated with this otherwise non-commercial web site.
And once again, for the record – I accept no money, products or other considerations – EVER – from any company in or associated with the photographic industry. I either buy, or receive on loan products that I review here. I will accept a discount from a manufacturer or dealer that has loaned me a product for testing, if I decide to buy a product that I have reviewed, but only after my review has been published.
I will keep software that is sent to me for review, because returning it is sort of meaningless, especially when the program is in the form of a download.
There are exceptions. From time to time I work as a consultant, and in this capacity receive payment for my services. This is usually associated with product design consultation. I also do alpha and beta testing of some products, but this is always gratis. Sometimes these products turn out poorly, and I say so. Long time readers will easily recognize which ones these are.
I also will let companies buy me a beer, or a meal when I'm at trade shows or meetings. I also accept T shirts and pens as gifts. I'm a cheap date.