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Alien Invasion at Burning Man 2013
This was my fourth "Burn" and this time I brought my wife Tina and our son Ethan. We camped with our friends Cliff Baise, his wife Cher and their son Seth. Cliff created an alien costume for his son and it was a huge hit. Here is Seth in front of an alien spaceship out on the playa. It really freaked people out! You can see more photos in my Burning Man collection. If you've never been to Burning Man, you should definitely add it to your bucket list!
New Presets in a Free Upgrade
I added a bunch of new presets from my time in the desert. If you purchased "Trey's Lightroom 5 Presets" in the past then it is a Free Upgrade! Just log into our store, go to "My Downloads" and re-download "Trey's Lightroom 5 Presets" again for all the new stuff.
Please note that we recently renamed "Trey's Lightroom 5 Presets" to "Trey's Lightroom Presets - Volume 2". If you own Volume 2 then you've already got the new Bonus set.
Stuck on Earth is #1 in the Mac App Store!
We released the final version of Stuck on Earth for the Mac and it quickly rose to #1 in the Travel category for free apps. Apple even selected it as a featured app!
The Android, iPad, and Mac versions are now complete and new updates are going around! Trip Syncing is now working on the iPad and Mac versions (Android version soon) so your personalized trips can go with you on any device, online or offline. You'll be able to find all those amazing travel/photography spots you want to visit even without Internet!
More app reviews welcome! Please, actually... don't make me beg! Those 5 star reviews really help, and if you have any questions or problems, we have actual humans standing by to answer your email at [email protected]
Tips for HDR Photography at Night
Here's a video I shot recently in Tokyo. A lot of behind-the-scenes stuff for taking HDR shots at night - I hope it is helpful! :) Let me know if you have questions.
New eBook - Introduction to HDR
Have you read my Free HDR Tutorial? My team has taken the online tutorial and made it into a beautiful eBook called an Introduction to HDR that you can read and enjoy offline.
This HDR Tutorial is perfect for new photographers that want to get started making beautiful photos straight away and aren’t afraid to learn! It’s also great for intermediate and advanced photographers looking to add new techniques to their existing skill-set. Hundreds of thousands of people have used this tutorial to learn how to make beautiful HDR photos — I am sure it can teach you too! Remember, anyone can do this stuff. All it takes is a tiny bit of curiosity. You will surprise yourself in no time!
Come see New Zealand in the Summer or Fall
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. That's why I moved here! We have a few slots left for our photography workshops in the Summer (February 2014) and Fall (April 2104) seasons. The weather will be awesome and the views spectacular. I hope that you can join us for an action-packed week full of photography, post-processing and making new friends.
You’ll end up with amazing photos, new friends and lasting memories, no matter your skill level. We’ve prepared a pretty intense plan for your time here. You won’t get much rest. At the end of the adventure, your head will be full of new skills and your computer will be full of awesome photos.
Offer Expires Soon - Save 20%!
The next workshop is February 3 - 8, 2014. February is beautiful Summertime in New Zealand. If you register for the February workshop by the end of October you will pay just $4,399 USD. A savings of 20% off of the standard price!
Visit the New Zealand February 2014 page for additional details.
Want to try HDR? Start with Photomatix!
Photomatix Pro from HDRsoft is an integral part of my HDR processing. If you would like to purchase Photomatix Pro (or get a free trial) be sure to use the Photomatix Coupon Code "TREYRATCLIFF" at checkout to save some money. You can find the software for Mac or Windows at the HDRSoft website.
You can also check out Trey's new Photomatix Presets at the Stuck in Customs store!
Reminder: The Text HDR Tutorial is Always Free!
I keep a completely FREE HDR Tutorial on my website. It is a living document that continues to evolve over the years. It goes over everything you need to get started and is a great introduction to the basics of HDR photography and post processing.
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