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Daily Photo – Bassano del Grappa
This was about an hour's drive outside of Venice. I've wanted to visit here for years, but it seems so strange to LEAVE some place as Venice to go somewhere else… but we finally did and I'm really happy about the visit. This is a famous bridge from World War II and the site of a major battle. You can still see bullet pock marks on many of the buildings.
We’re getting lots of good feedback on the new Phantom 4 review video! Thanks again everyone, and don’t miss the new updated Phantom 4 Review.
Daily Photo – The Dock Crumbles
You'll recognize this beach immediately if you saw the new quadcopter review above. I like everything about this photo except for ONE thing. Can you guess what it is before you read the next para?
It's a small thing… but a tiny thing that gets under my skin. You see the photographer down there by the broken dock? I should have moved the quad just a little bit so that his figure did not bleed into the pier.
Whenever you take a photo of a symmetrical situation, be sure to spend a few extra moments to make sure you are absolutely in the very middle. If you’re using a mirrorless camera with an EVF, switch through to the different modes where you see the most gizmos on the screen. You can use all those horizon/tilt gizmos as triangulation bits to like up symmetrical objects in the room. Take a little extra time, because it’s really tough to fix symmetry in Photoshop!
Daily Photo – Crossing through Alexandra
I've made many road trips from Queenstown to Dunedin in the past year… every time I go through Alexandra. This is what it looks like as you cross the bridge in the middle of the Autumn. How pretty!
Episode 12 of Season 1 is out! As with every week, we leave up the episode for one week for free before taking it down. If you wanna get all 15 episodes, my RAW files, bonus videos, and more, see below.
To get the series, go to http://www.stuckincustoms.com/becoming-an-artist/
As for Episode 12, join me in “How I Keep Learning To See”. In this episode, I share a story about when I gave a keynote speech at Kent State and an unknowing student asked me something that made me question the nature of vision. I then delve into Black and White photography and share a few techniques.
Share your photos and discuss this Episode in Trey’s Funky Lounge on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BecomingAnArtist/
Notes from our amazing production team:
Entirely shot in Africa, Trey wanted to do something totally different, something he had never done before. This series explores the answers to the following questions…
“What is it like to become an artist?”
“What is it like to find that creative self inside of you?”
and for the practitioner: “How does he take and post-process his photos?”
Trey begins each episode with a very personal story. These might be strange stories from his childhood, embarrassing stories as a grown-up, or just weird stories about how he became an artist. You’ll hear how these stories emerged as life lessons which impacted his photography and art. The 15 episodes touch upon topics such as composition, color, light, and inspiration. This series will not only show you lots of photography tips & tricks but will inspire you to take your art in bold, new, and interesting directions.
Here’s a FB Live thing I did while in Bali… this was the next morning!
Daily Photo – Sunset in Bali
We went out on a little photo excursion one afternoon and evening. It was great fun! We started by visiting a few different beaches then ended up at this magical place in the evening. There were no bad pictures from any angle. It was a shame I only got to go here one night… but driving around Bali and exploring was a great experience. I look forward to going back some day and seeing more!
Rick & Morty! Even though it’s a cartoon, it’s definitely not for kids. It has some of the funniest writing and craziest plots I’ve ever seen!
Daily Photo – Pig Island and Pigeon Island
Amazing eh? I got this out of a helicopter while flying out to Earnslaw Burn on a reconnaissance mission. Maybe once a week or so the lake gets this smooth. I've never seen it this smooth from the air, though, so I had the chopper pilot make a 360 so I could get this shot. I got a little dizzy, but it was worth it!
I highly recommend watching this show. At first, I wasn’t sure… but it really grows on you! I think it’s just in Season 3 now, so it’s a good time to get started!
Daily Photo – Devil's Staircase
Isn't this a cool road? This is one of the first photos I took with the Hasselblad. That's quite a camera eh? Amazing optics and sharpness. I can't quite figure it out because it's not like my Sony system is blurry. The feel is very…immediate, no?
This is actually quite a dangerous part of the road between Kingston and Queenstown, especially when it's raining… so if you are ever coming down here, be sure to drive carefully! Sometimes it's not your fault as there are a lot of Chinese tourists who are not that familiar with driving at all.
That there is a special audio commentary along with this photo? You can see it over at http://www.treyratcliff.com/ — hunt and espy this photo to hear it!
Daily Photo – The less populated bits of China
The city grew without changing its core growth algorithm. I don't even feel that old, but in my few visits to China, I can actually see the logarithmic growth. From shrubbery and farmland to concrete and stacking, there seems to be a pre-programmed mushroom-time-lapse strangeness to the shaping. It is all supposed to make sense with perspective and from above, and I suppose it sort of does, but in moments of doubt, it makes no sense at all.