Venice Sinking into a Flood

Looking forward to seeing some of you in Venice!

Check our Photo Adventures page to find out more about the Venice event. Even if it’s full, be sure to get on the newsletter so you can find out about new stuff first.

Daily Photo – Venice Sinking into a Flood

Some nights the water comes up so high that the St. Mark’s square starts to flood. While unfortunate, it’s actually mega awesome for photography! Rene and I would swing by this square every single night to see if there was a flood…

Venice Sinking into a Flood

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture4
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length13.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

Kate at the Base, in Command and Control

Tonight in Washington DC!

The bus is coming in today for the Photo Walk in Washington DC! See you soon!

Daily Photo – Kate at the Base, in Command and Control

Who’s this super hot gal roaming the New Zealand base? It’s the amazing Kate! Remember the previous photo when Heff was dispatched to bring us supplies out when we were camping in remote areas? It’s Kate who tells Heff what to do… she fills up his chopper, figures out all the logistics, (even snuck a cheeky huge block of cheese into our camping bag), and is basically like that woman who was always in your ear from Max Headroom. Anyway, you never want to anger this woman down in Antarctica…thank god I’m on her good side.

Kate at the Base, in Command and Control

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Heff Swooping in to Bring Supplies

Tonight in Philly!

See everyone for the photowalk tonight in Philly! I hope the whole crew from Sunny in Philadelphia shows up to join the party!!!

Ever in Te Anau, New Zealand

Be sure to look up Heff to take an epic flight around the Fjordlands!

Daily Photo – Heff Swooping in to Bring Supplies

We were So Far Away from civilization out here on the main continent of Antarctica, that it was more than a bit daunting. Every so often, the New Zealand base would send out Heff to bring us supplies, food, and goodies. The worst part about his job is we’d always have to load up his chopper with all of our human waste. So, that’s what you see flying away there with Heff…

Heff Swooping in to Bring Supplies

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

Ouissal in Venice

It starts tonight in New York City!

See you at the Huge New York Photo Walk event tonight!

Also, it seems the Photo Walk has really spurred sales of the Trey Ratcliff Mega Pack! Thanks so much and glad you’re enjoying it! Don’t forget you can use the code TRUSA to save $300 at checkout!

Quick video from New York!

Just got to New York and visited a gallery in Soho that has a print hanging in it… see my Robot Daughter Scarlett and more! Haha… Getting ready for the big Photo Walk tomorrow.

Daily Photo – Ouissal in Venice

I was with my friend Simon almost every day in Venice. We had a truly great time all over the city, and we were often on these boats. His girlfriend Ouissal was with us too, and always looking mega awesome… I ended up getting about 100x more photos of her than Simon.

Ouissal in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

Bridge Party in Sydney

Don’t forget about the OFFICIAL start to the USA Photo Walk Tour tomorrow in New York City!

See you tomorrow in New York City! Be sure to check the Tour.TreyRatcliff.com site to find out more!

Daily Photo – Bridge Party in Sydney

This was a crazy-long day of hiking with my friend Tom. I think we must have walked 15 km that day with all our heavy camera stuff! Towards the end of the night, when we finally got under the famous Sydney bridge, I barely had enough energy to take this photo, but I’m glad I did!

Bridge Party in Sydney

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time15
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

Soaring Back Home

Across the Crown Range

If you ever come to Queenstown, there are two short drives I recommend. The first is to Glenorchy, and the second goes through the mountains below (see that green valley?), across the Crown Range, and into Wanaka.

Daily Photo – Soaring Back Home

There was a fresh dump of snow as I was flying back from San Francisco to Queenstown a few days ago. This is the last flight of the day that lands at the little airport with the strange callsign ZQN. They don’t allow any night flights currently because it is such a tight and dangerous landing… but this may change in the future.

Soaring Back Home

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraDSC-RX100M3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture4
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length12.1 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

Almost Taking a Midnight Dip

Packing for the USA!

Here’s a silly and random video we made a few hours ago…

Deep Dive Video

Here, you can see me talking a bit more about the bag, the inspiration, and even more! Thanks again to our amazing partners at Peak Design! :) Check the Kickstarter page here.

Dubai Nightwalking

If you do ever make it to one of these very hot places like Dubai or Vegas, I recommend sleeping a lot during the day and staying up a lot at night to take photos. Not only is it cooler, but often everything looks more awesome and the photography comes even easier.

Daily Photo – Almost Taking a Midnight Dip

The water here is not that deep, but it’s very wet, as you’d expect water to be. Sometimes when taking photos I lose track of my surroundings… I almost fell in not once but twice! I had my friend Rene with me and he would have died laughing I’m sure… sometimes I wish I would have just so I could have seen his reaction! :)

Almost Taking a Midnight Dip

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

Walking Near The Barn at Lake Hayes

The Huffington Post Article

HuffPo published an article all about the upcoming Photo Walks — I did a little interview with them you may enjoy! :)

Again, go here for more: tour.treyratcliff.com

From the Autumn Photo Adventure

I took this photo with our group during the amazing photo adventure a few months ago. Be sure to check out our Photo Adventures page to see if there is anything coming up! :)

Daily Photo – Walking Near The Barn at Lake Hayes

This is the little path that runs in front of my friend’s little cottage you can rent along Lake Hayes. It’s about 10 minutes from my house and really awesome… be sure to look up “The Barn at Lake Hayes” and tell them Trey sent ya!

Walking Near The Barn at Lake Hayes

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture9
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

New Presets for August! Get them while they’re hot!

New Presets!

Every month new presets come out and are half price just for 24 hours to reward those of you hardcore lovers of it that keep coming back! Thanks so much! Pop on over to the Stuck in Customs Store to find out more! :)

What’s in Trey’s Bag?

New and updated! I also updated the Camera Equipment page that lists out my stuffola.

Daily Photo – The View From the Top of the Bar

This is the bar atop the Burj Al Arab, which styles itself as the world’s only 7-star hotel. This bar itself is really cool because it juts way out of the hotel and looks like it would be almost impossible, defying physics. When I got inside, I was really shocked at the outrageous and eye-jamming decor! The drink menu was also like 30 pages and totally outrageous… they even had a drink called “The Burning Man,” which of course I had to get!

The View From the Top of the Bar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Clouds Over Vietnam

Some silly video from Vietnam

In case you missed it, here’s Robot Trey on Snapchat (treyratcliff) after landing.

Daily Photo – Clouds Over Vietnam

Here’s a photo I got out of the airplane window when flying from Ho Chih Minh city to Phu Quoc. As you can see, the sky was pretty crazy, and these are some of my favorite (and quite rare) light situations! I started shooting casually with my RX100, but then when things really started hotting up, I decided to go for the big A7r!

Clouds Over Vietnam

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraDSC-RX100M3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length19.5 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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