San Francisco in the Fog

Thanks Thomas Hawk!

I found this spot in Stuck on Earth thanks to Thomas Hawk’s Top 50 Secret Spots in San Francisco. More are getting added all the time, and especially more soon with the upcoming release of Stuck on Earth 3.0!

Daily Photo – San Francisco in the Fog

SF would not be the same without the fog, would it? It’s part of the city, like the wind in Chicago. But the wind in Chicago kinda sucks, so I guess that is a bad analogy. Maybe a better one is it’s like the water in Venice or the neon in Vegas.

I took this photo from the top of Twin Peaks with a 28-300mm lens. I think it’s probably the best spot to take this photo because of the black background behind the bridge. If you shoot it from the other side, then you get the city behind it. Of course, that can be cool too – it’s just a different sort of shot.

San Francisco in the Fog

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  • Date Taken2017-03-29 07:37:14
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Why Flatbooks will make the world a better place

New Flatbooks Available! Big World Little Lens

New from Justin Balog – Big World Little Lens – The Complete Guide to iPhone Photography will teach you everything you need to know about taking great photos with your iPhone.

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  3. Learn ten tips and tricks to easily enhance all your iPhone images
  4. Be inspired by iPhone images from around the world, annotated with the apps that were used to make them

Why Flatbooks will make the world a better place

Here’s an article from Justin at Hossedia he wrote about Flatbooks – enjoy!

Daily Photo – Inside the San Francisco Hyatt

Here is one from our San Francisco PhotoWalk when we made a surprise move and ducked into the Hyatt hotel. As you can imagine, I was not too excited about leaving the vibrant city to go into a hotel, but the people I was with assured me it was really cool inside. And it is! I was pleasantly surprised at the art and architecture on the inside… it was very complex and busy, but it proved to be a fun and challenging situation for composition.

Inside the San Francisco Hyatt

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  • Date Taken2017-03-29 08:47:35
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Eat at Facebook

Interview with Astrum People Part 1

Here’s part 1 of the interview below – enjoy!

Daily Photo – Eat at Facebook

Last week I spent the day at Facebook and got a private photo-tour of the campus. They just moved to their new HQ, so it was interesting to see how everything was spread out.

I was first escorted by a private security guy. He was ex-Marine and kind of a bad-ass. I asked if there were a lot of ex-Marines now hired at Facebook and he said there were quite a few… I figured they were the ones that were most badass.

I took a ton of photos, and I don’t know why I am sharing this one first, but here it is anyway. There are many cafeterias all over the campus, and I thought that this one was kinda cool…

Eat at Facebook

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  • Date Taken2017-03-29 11:33:39
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A Fun Day At Pinterest

Pinteresting!

A few days ago I went to Pinterest to give a talk about The Future of Photography (and various other things), and I hung around after the event to snap a few photos. You can see me there (Trey Ratcliff on Pinterest). I had a great time getting to know people around there. I took a ton of photos and I only put a few below. To see all of them, see my Pinterest Board on Pinterest.

Why Photographers Should Stop Complaining and Embrace…

If you missed the article I wrote a few months ago about Pinterest and Copyright and Photographers, click that link and hold on!

Photos of Pinterest

Here are just a few of the photos. You can see all of them on my Pinterest Board on Pinterest.

This is what you see upon entrance to the Pinterest offices in the trendy SOMA area of San Francisco.

This is what you see upon entrance to the Pinterest offices in the trendy SOMA area of San Francisco.

 

Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest, is just as nice of a guy as that smile would indicate…

 

One of the Pinterest employees works away, after seemingly emerging from a shampoo commercial. She is a person of Pinterest.

 

Corner Room with a View… this is next door in the area for future expansion…

Corner Room with a View… this is next door in the area for future expansion…

In the Park in San Francisco

The Google+ Photographer’s Conference

Right after I did this photo, the conference began. In case you missed it, here is the finale of the event when I did an on-stage interview with Kelby…. enjoy! 🙂

(Jump past the first 10 mins or so… the encode quality of that video came out bad… that is available elsewhere on YouTube)

Daily Photo – In the Park in San Francisco

Our PhotoWalk in San Francisco ended in this spot. At first, I thought the photowalk would just take a few hours, but I think it ended up taking four or five! That’s okay, we had a good time and only got kicked out of one place… we ended up here in this fantastic park… the sun was shining and it was perfect to round things off 🙂

In the Park in San Francisco

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  • Date Taken2017-03-29 08:00:27
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Baker Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge

Thanks Stuck On Earth!

It was thanks to Stuck On Earth that I was able to talk myself into finally getting over here! I saw so many interesting photos from this angle that I wanted to come over to see if I could do something a little different…

Daily Photo – Baker Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge

This beach is not the easiest to get to if you don’t have a car. It’s at kind of a dead-end place, and getting a taxi to wait for you can get expensive. That’s one reason it took me many trips to finally get over here, but I’m glad I did. I was able to see a few scenes that were new to me!

Baker Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge

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  • Date Taken2017-03-29 09:41:59
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Exploring San Francisco from Above

Great Prizes at the NYC PhotoWalk from Adorama!

The PhotoWalk is tonight! 🙂 We have some prizes to announce from Adorama:

First, we’ll be giving away 5 gift cards for Adorama valued at $100 each! Second, we’ll be giving away Think Tank Retrospective 5 Shoulder Bags! After the event is over, put your photos in the Google+ or Facebook event below and tag them with #TRNewYorkPhotowalk – we’ll pick random people both! It doesn’t matter if you post 1 or 20 photos… you still have an equal chance of winning! 🙂

PhotoWalk Event Details: Google+ Event / Facebook Event.

San Francisco Soon….

After I go to New York then LA then Burning Man, I’ll be coming to San Francisco for a bit. I’m not sure what I’m doing yet, but i do always love the city… we’ll see!

Daily Photo – Exploring San Francisco from Above

From on top of Twin Peaks in San Francisco, a good zoom lens when the fog rolls in can get a little crazy! The fog glows orange-red with all the lights and it feels a bit… apocalyptic. I took about 20 shots of this, and the fog would creep around this way and that. They all looked interesting, but in the end, I liked this one the best.

Exploring San Francisco from Above

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  • Date Taken2017-03-29 09:36:57
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Giants Stadium and an Interview with Forbes

Interview with Forbes

I did an interview with Forbes Magazine a few days ago, and the highlights of the video are there on the right. There’s also a longer article by Michael Humphrey after the link there. I talk about how being “Human” can become intensified with the internet and technology.

Daily Photo – Giants Stadium

When I spent the evening at the Giants game in San Francisco, we had carte blanche to go anywhere and shoot anything, so that was pretty awesome. Tom and I had the number of the PR guy in our pocket in case anyone gave us any trouble… but no one did. We spent most of the night roaming around the stadium, taking photos from many vantage points. No one ever bothered us about the tripods and stuff, so that was a welcome delight!

This was shot with the Nikon 14-24 lens… as usual, all the EXIF info is there if you click through to SmugMug! 🙂

Giants Stadium

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  • Date Taken2017-03-29 13:35:01
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Alcatraz at Sunset

Funny Article about Comic Sans

I saw that the CERN made the Higgs announcement and their infographic used Comic Sans, of all things. Geeky people got a real kick out of this, but I wanted to remind them of this poignant article written by the Comic Sans font himself.

Daily Photo – Alcatraz at Sunset

I was over on Treasure Island one evening taking photos when I saw the sun sinking through a lot of moisture in the air. I also saw Alcatraz out in the water, so I jumped in the car to drive around and find a spot where everything lined up together. That was a great night!

HDR Photo

The Lupines at Sunset

Big News Coming Soon!

We have a secret new announcement coming to the blog about a big event within the week. So, get ready for something that is both undefined and unknowable.

Which is your dominant eye?

I ran a poll over on Google+ about which eye is your dominant one — interesting results! Go over and vote. Gooooooo left eye!

Daily Photo – The Lupines at Sunset

So here is a cool thing about this photo that one might not guess. This was taken with a Sony NEX-7 and the kit lens! Yes, the kit lens.

This was shot on Baker Beach in San Francisco one evening when I was exploring…. I was double-fisting it with two cameras… and I saw this quick scene so I went for this experimental shot.

The Lupines at Sunset

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  • Date Taken2017-03-29 11:57:49
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