Deep inside the Haunted Engine Room

New eBook Available over at Flatbooks!

Here’s a new kind of eBook for you over at FlatBooks.com.  Most ebooks, like my recent one about Photoshop, are photography-centric. This one is a bit different and more of a life-centric book.  It has gotten great reviews – hope you enjoy it!

3-2-1 Stop was written by Lorilee Lippincott and it’s filled with over 80 pages of advice, experiences, and application from someone who has experienced the freedom and power of being a minimalist in a consumerist world.

How I upload photos to Google+

I get this question a lot, so I made a little how-to video so you can see a little of my workflow.

Daily Photo -Deep inside the Haunted Engine Room

Right after the LA PhotoWalk, I decided to do something that may or may not have been illegal.  There is a haunted ship docked off the coast of Long Beach that has been partially converted to a hotel – the Queen Mary.  There is a little tour that takes you around haunted bits here and there.  Tom and I left the tour to start exploring on our own….  we found all sorts of amazing and creepy, abandoned places… this is one of them.

Deep inside the Haunted Engine Room Right after the LA PhotoWalk, I decided to do something that may or may not have been illegal.  There is a haunted ship docked off the coast of Long Beach that has been partially converted to a hotel – the Queen Mary.  There is a little tour that takes you around haunted bits here and there.  Tom and I left the tour to start exploring on our own….  we found all sorts of amazing and creepy, abandoned places… this is one of them.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Runyon Canyon

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Daily Photo – Los Angeles from Runyon Canyon

I spent most of the day at Tom’s house in the Hollywood hills doing interviews.  Getting interviewed all day is kind of a draining thing, in a way.  The day was dreadfully cloudy, but around 5 PM, I started to think the sky would be interesting at sunset and into the night.  So we wrapped up everything quickly then headed up to the top of Runyon Canyon to see the city from above.

I used the 28-300mm lens here in portrait mode and zoomed in all the way to the 300mm setting.

Los Angeles from Runyon Canyon I spent most of the day at Tom’s house in the Hollywood hills doing interviews.  Getting interviewed all day is kind of a draining thing, in a way.  The day was dreadfully cloudy, but around 5 PM, I started to think the sky would be interesting at sunset and into the night.  So we wrapped up everything quickly then headed up to the top of Runyon Canyon to see the city from above.I used the 28-300mm lens here in portrait mode and zoomed in all the way to the 300mm setting.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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LA PhotoWalk Soon!

 

LA PhotoWalk soon with me and Tom Anderson!

  • Time/Date: Sunday Feb 26th starting at 4:30PM – Arrive early to shake hands! :)
  • Location: We’ll meet in Santa Monica at the base of the pier. You can’t miss the mob-o-photographers!
  • RSVP here on Google Schemer
  • Not yet on Google Schemer and want a free invite?  Just click this invite link: goo.gl/RoxQg

The event is open to all skill levels.  Even bring your mobile phone camera!  And it’s also a family-friendly event, so feel free to bring your kids.  See you soon!

Daily Photo – LA Traffic

This is a cool little spot I found using the app Stuck On Earth - it’s a free app I made recently to help me find awesome locations like this.

This particular spot is right in the middle of downtown on one of the many bridges that goes over the highway.  I zoomed in with my 300mm lens to get a bit of compression and special flavor in the shapes of the light trails.

I remember that capturing light trails was one of the things I was most excited about when getting into photography many years ago… and I am still never tired of it!

LA Traffic This is a cool little spot I found using the app Stuck On Earth - it’s a free app I made recently to help me find awesome locations like this.This particular spot is right in the middle of downtown on one of the many bridges that goes over the highway.  I zoomed in with my 300mm lens to get a bit of compression and special flavor in the shapes of the light trails.I remember that capturing light trails was one of the things I was most excited about when getting into photography many years ago… and I am still never tired of it!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Brian Rose in the Google Holodeck

 

Printing 101 eBook

Printing 101! If you are printing-curious, and I know many of you are, here is a great eBook from Ron Martinsen.  From emails and other communications, I know many of you are interested in learning more about how to make your own prints at home.  This eBook is incredibly approachable and thorough.  Enjoy!

Daily Photo – Brian Rose in the Holodeck

When I was in Venice, I visited the beautiful new Google offices there.  It’s where most of the photos team is based.

We had a fun little giveaway where I invited a winner to join me for the day at Google.  The winner was Cam Meadows, so he joined me and Tom Anderson on a grand tour around the offices.  Along the way, our host, Brian Rose, led us to the Google Holodeck.

It’s fully integrated into the latest version of Google Earth, and you can zoom and fly around anywhere in the world.  I grabbed the controls to zoom into San Francisco then asked him to smile while I grabbed a quick photo! :)

Brian Rose in the Holodeck When I was in Venice, I visited the beautiful new Google offices there.  It’s where most of the photos team is based.We had a fun little giveaway where I invited a winner to join me for the day at Google.  The winner was Cam Meadows, so he joined me and Tom Anderson on a grand tour around the offices.  Along the way, our host, Brian Rose, led us to the Google Holodeck.It’s fully integrated into the latest version of Google Earth, and you can zoom and fly around anywhere in the world.  I grabbed the controls to zoom into San Francisco then asked him to smile while I grabbed a quick photo! :)- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Google Doodle

 

Great Hangout Last Night!

Art is sort of a peaceful Switzerland where people from all walks of life can come together.  And I think this Switzerland of sorts is why Sergey Brin, who is also quite an enthusiastic photographer, joined the hangout last night.  We had a great time talking with Sergey and Gordon Laing, Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, Kelli-Seeger Kim, and Chee Chew.

Watch YouTube.com/stuckincustoms for the video when it comes online!  You may have to click on “Uploads” to see the most recent things.  I have a number of playlists on there too.

Daily Photo – Google Doodle

The new Google offices in Los Angeles are right in the heart of Venice.  After passing through some hardcore security, you walk down this hallway, which I guess is a bit like dying and going to Google heaven.

You probably know about all the various Google doodles that decorate the home page.  I heard the first one was of Burning Man.  I didn’t see that one on the walls… but maybe you can!

Google DoodleThe new Google offices in Los Angeles are right in the heart of Venice.  After passing through some hardcore security, you walk down this hallway, which I guess is a bit like dying and going to Google heaven.You probably know about all the various Google doodles that decorate the home page.  I heard the first one was of Burning Man.  I didn't see that one on the walls... but maybe you can!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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