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HDR How-To on Leo Laporte's new show

I just got back from a 10-day trip all over California. It was awesome -- I'll start by talking about this new photography show that launched on Leo Laporte's huge podcasting network. We have been talking about it forever, and it finally launched. This first one had me, Lisa Bettany, and Leo Laporte.

Do you have any comments or feedback? Would you like me to be on that show more often? Leave comments on the Youtube page!

Trey with Om Malik

Do you guys know Om? He's awesome... Om is a famous journalist that runs GigaOm.com and does a myriad of other cool things. When I drove up to San Francisco, we met to have coffee and say hello, and then ended up together for a long time. He was a fan (I still never know what to say when people tell me they are a fan), and I was happy to get to know him a bit.

Om wrote an article called "Now Starring You, in a Movie About You" that you may enjoy. I don't know how we got on this topic, but I pulled up one of my slides that I recently showed during the Adobe talk (that video coming soon). Anyhoo... he found this intriguing...

An Afternoon with Hans Zimmer

You all know of my deep respect and man-love of Hans Zimmer. I don't even really know of a proper way to explain it, other than he is a true inspiration. So, you can imagine how thrilled I was to spend an afternoon with him at his studio in Los Angeles. I was so excited that I ended up writing a long-form story about the day. You can read the full story at "Hans Zimmer in His Studio".

Hans Zimmer Studio Images

New Animoto Review

Want to do something kind of awesome and fun with your photos? Try Animoto! I wrote up a full Animoto Review! I first used it many years ago... and was not so impressed. But now, they've really come a long way. I think you'll like it too.

Austin PhotoWalk at SXSW

Come join and click on Trey's PhotoWalk Details! It's totally free, and it will be a great celebration of photography. You don't need a SXSW badge to join us... we start and end at the beautiful and timeless Driskill. I look forward to seeing you in person!

100 Cameras in 1 - iPad

You heard it here first! After 100 Cameras in 1 hit the top 10 of all paid apps, there was no more question about it. We quickly started making an iPad version. It has all sorts of new features... at least 5 sliders, a new thumbnail system, secret buttons to add an unearthly glow, and more. Even better, you can use all your photos without cropping... We notice most people use the app to process photos already taken, so the iPad is perfect for that. And, well, just in case the iPad has a camera (*I know nothing!* in Hogan's Heroes voice), well then it'll be extra-extra awesome.

Want to test it with us? We'll have a fun contest to have a few internal beta testers soon... so just watch the main site for news on that event.

The EG Conference

There is more info on the EG Conference website, and I think there is a pretty good chance they will be recording a video that I can share here after the event.

I'm excited about this thing - it should be a blast! See that Freeman Dyson is going to be there?  I've got a whole list of questions for him... like, in that episode of Star Trek The Next Generation, you know, the one with the Dyson sphere ("Relics" - Star Trek wiki), well, like, how did Scotty survive all that time in the transporter loop, and like, wouldn't he lose some weight?  And well, yes, I guess you wouldn't know that, but, why would any species capable of building a Dyson sphere build it around an unstable star?  I mean, that seems kinda dumb, right Dyson?  Right?

But seriously, I will also have a free photowalk one evening there in the Monterey area.  I'm not sure where exactly... maybe even over in Carmel, but I will announce that soon.

EG Conference

Interview on NBC - Behind the Scenes

The crew from NBC came by the studio recently to interview Mark and I all about the app. It's got some nice behind-the-scenes stuff that you might enjoy!

New Artsy Video - 80 Days, 8,000 Photos

So I came back from this most recent trip with 8,000 photos. What to do with them all? How about squeeze them into a really short video set to quirky music! Why not? It came out kinda cool. Many people have asked for a "How To", which is coming up soon. Kinda soon. Well, when I get to it. I am a Type A personality, but I can only do so much, you see.

See the video 80 Days 8,000 Photos right at that link. Enjoy!

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The Best Tweets of the Recent Past

In case you don't follow me on Twitter, then I have assembled some of my most popular tweets below. If you are new to twitter and looking for other good people to follow, see my Great Twitter Lists.

  • Use earphones! I used a high-def audio recorder this morning while taking photos...walk along with me! - LINK
  • Then and Now! A brilliant photo-project idea! - LINK
  • I had another long video recording of This Week in Photo with @frederickvan in San Fran and @om busted in with his wry smile.
  • Today, we start a week of HDR Tips with Rick Sammon - happy post-processing! *thx @ricksammon - LINK
  • I am actually staying in the "Hotel California". I know I can check out any time I want but...
  • Do you guys remember this amazing episode of Star Trek, The Next Generation? - LINK
  • The Adobe talk was on video (coming soon), and the team @Photoshop put out a bunch of tweets that I recapped at - LINK
  • A beautiful photo of a flower-dress in bokeh by Tatiana Mikhina -AMAZING idea PERFECTLY executed - LINK
  • Driving to Hollywood... my agent is taking me to some fancy schmancy Oscars party. I just don't know what to wear! Maybe a black strapless.
  • 69 Photographer's portfolio websites, all in one spot - see for inspiration! thx @ArtfanDesign - LINK
  • Here is a photo of my fridge at home (it's HEAVILY photoshopped) - LINK
  • Here is some awesome art by a guy named Android Jones. Awesome name & awesome art! thx @abduzeedo - LINK
  • The SXSW PhotoWalk - more details at - LINK
  • My latest works... Forward and share!

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