Torsten Dettlaff is a photographer, videographer and YouTube creator from Bristol, UK. He founded tdcat.com in the year 2000 and has spent the last 2 years developing the TDCatTech YouTube channel. This is where he reviews technology, photo, video and audio products helping others make decisions around whether a product is right for them. He also publishes a large number of tutorials on major software used in the industry such as Adobe CC products, Native Instruments and Blackmagic Davinci Resolve. Despite fairly niche and specialist content, TDCatTech has achieved over 1.7 million views.
Torsten has had a love for audio and music since the age of 4 when he worked out how to record on his parent’s reel to reel tape recorder. This expanded into computers since using the BBC Micro at school. Between 1992 and 2000, Torsten focused much of his time on radio and broadcast engineering. He worked on a number of short term license stations in both an engineering and presenter capacity. It was whilst living in Austria that Torsten fell in love with photography and experimented with various film SLR cameras. He acquired his first digital camera in 1999 but it wasn’t until 2006 when he began working with the Canon 5D and has never looked back. He has experimented with a number of styles but is usually found working with candid, portrait, product or stock photography. Examples of his stock photography can be found on websites across the world.