Today’s photo was also processed in Aurora HDR Pro! Be sure to grab that pre-order now get all the extra goodies. Only 9 days to go!
One of the most common questions I received during our little Q&A sessions in the 13 cities across the US tour was, “What pano software do you use?” I use Autopano Giga. It has an absolutely bewildering interface, but it’s much better than Photoshop.
Daily Photo – Inside the Burj Al Arab
The reason I brought up panoramas is because this is a verti-rama. I don't know if that's a word… but this is three photos stacked vertically. They are actually quite hard to stitch together. Anyway, besides all that, how incredible and colorful is this hotel? It's off the charts!!
Grab the Pre-order for Aurora HDR Pro now! I’m so excited! This is the only software I use now for my photos that I edit on my Macs — it’s just incredible. It will be released in just 10 days, but you can grab get the pre-order package now.
Over the past year I’ve been slaving away on this with our partners at Macphun. You probably know many of the other Macphun products… I’ve been using their plugins for years and I think they are an amazing company. Well, about a year ago, we decided to combine forces to build the ultimate HDR Software.
Some of my favorite features of the new software
Not only are the HDR results simply amazing, but this tool is so jam-packed with features and bells and whistles that it’s all you need. Some of you that have been watching my other HDR Tutorials know how I used MANY tools including Lightroom, Photoshop, and other plugins. Well now I don’t use ANY of those —just this!
Aurora HDR Pro has LAYERS, HDR de-noise, that special “glow” effect you see in my photos sometimes that give them that fairy-tale look, curves, adjustments for the “HDRness” of the Top or Bottom of the photo, color filters, and, well, 100 other little things!
What’s going on with the Pre-order?
Many things! The actual release date is November 19th — but if you’re as excited as me and ready to get it now then you’ll get some special bonuses! The Pre-Order includes:
Aurora HDR Pro for Mac (Available for download Nov 19th)
20 minute Aurora HDR tutorial video by me
Bonus presets to get you started
11 HD wallpapers I made with Aurora HDR
11 sets of my bracketed images you can use for practice
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I’m an Android kinda guy… any of you know about a good receipt tracker? I asked these guys in Papua New Guinea, but they were absolutely no help at all.
Daily Photo – People of New Guinea Part 4
This is another inventive tribe when it comes to personal decoration. They paint one half of their bodies in a stark white. It gives a very striking visage when the sun is out and pounding down because the white pops against the black skin. What makes it even more intense is everyone was really sweaty, so it gave for an extra shine soul-glo.
New Video – It’s a GREAT recap of our 13 photo walks across the USA!
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Daily Photo – Oh Venice!
It's really getting close now for arrival in Venice for our photo adventure! I already have my plane tickets and everythang… it's gonna be so epic. I never get tired of taking photos here. I have to remember to stop even more when crossing bridges to try to find more scenes like this.
I think I can safely say this since my blog is banned in China after I flew a quadcopter over the Forbidden City. But while I was there, I was taking photos as part of a team. There was some SUPER LAME photo editor that demanded I send him RAW photos. I told him no. He then asked again, and I stopped talking to him since I already gave him the answer. And then he said he didn’t want me to take photos of people, but, you see, I had stopped talking to him quite a long time ago.
This group that invited me had always been super-cool before. But they had some self-important guy there that didn’t know jack… once I figured that out, I just ignored him. Ignoring people is one of my greatest skills.
Daily Photo – Happy little girls in China
When I was here it made me realize that little girls are the same all around the world. They like to wear pretty dresses that are kinda fancy and strut around in them. It’s totally a girl thing… super cute. Since I have two girls, I completely understand. It’s one of those little gentle threads that ties the whole human race together.
Anyone else do Tony? I’m a big fan actually… I end up doing one of these a day. I did all the previous P90 stuff the best, but I like these because they are all just 30 minutes long. Plus I like that Tony is such a nut haha… he cracks me up.
Daily Photo – People of New Guinea Part 3
It's hard to believe that all the paints that the tribes use to adorn themselves come from the local plant products. If I was in the middle of a jungle, I think all I could do is maybe the color green if I smashed some leaves into my face. I could probably do brown too if I rubbed mud all over myself. I'd pretty much have the lamest tribe ever.
Here’s an interview I did on CBS… These news people always crack me up… I like how they call me “Trey RAPEcliff” haha — and then a little later when they show “my” photos they are actually pictures that I never took! Except for the last one of Miami! Anyway, here it is
Daily Photo – White Sands at Sunset
How incredible is this spot? I had always wanted to go to White Sands in New Mexico, but it was never that easy to get there. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere! Well, our bus tour was passing through El Paso and we decided to park for a while and rent a car to get out here for a spell. The sand was so white and soft… like warm gentle snow that never melts.
Here’s yet ANOTHER secret new thing I’ve been working on over the past two years, my new eBook entitled “Light Falls Like Bits“! I’m VERY excited to have worked with our publishers at Goff Books to make this happen.
This eBook is particularly unique because it has four articles about me that were not written BY me. Strange, eh? Haha yeah I know it’s not what you’ve come known to expect, so this is a curve-ball for ya. There are texts by Maura Reilly, Michelle Bogre, and Erik Davis. There’s also an interview by Jordan Crandall in there that you will enjoy.
For all the images in the book (100!), I did write special captions for each one. That was a lot of fun to go back and re-visit each of these images in that way. I also did a bunch of “audio captions” that you can listen to if you get the iPad or iPhone version. People seem to enjoy those quite a bit!
The whole book is 246 pages and is currently available for iOS (iPhone/iPad), for Android, and for the Kindle Fire.
One other rather unique thing is that when you get an eBook, you also get to pick from one of 20 downloadable prints. If you like, you can even buy a few eBooks and with each one, you get to download another print!
I have no idea how I got through school without the red squigglies. BTW, squigglies has a red squiggly under it. But I just saw that squiggly does not. I bring this up because Icemaw has one of them, but I saw that coming.
Daily Photo – People of New Guinea Part 2
These are some rather mysterious (and somewhat creepy, if I can be so bold) pygmy people that came down out of the mountain jungles one day to have a dance-off with the other tribes. I was kind of hoping they'd do Thriller or something that I knew… or maybe re-enact a classic scene from Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. But they didn't! They did a very special kind of dance that was both threatening and used absolutely none of Trubo's marquee moves.