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Backing up and Zooming Out

We broke a quarter million downloads

Amazing! I knew the world was ready for some new HDR software, but didn’t think the demand would be this high! Find out more in the Stuck In Customs Store!

And yes, we are working on a Windows version with the team from MacPhun… It’s gonna be equally incredible! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’ve been watching my stream from the past 3 months, basically every photo was created using Aurora HDR Pro. I love that thing and have literally processed thousands of photos with it… Be sure to check out all my free tutorials on that page above as well!


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Meditation

Here’s one of my favorite meditations… it only takes 5 minutes. Try closing your eyes and listen to it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Backing up and Zooming Out

Remember the black water photo I posted a few days ago where I talked about Rene falling in the water in Venice? Well here's another photo that I took of that exact same place, except I stepped back about 10 meters. I usually don't post two photos in such close proximity in time and space on the blog. But I thought it was kind of interesting… it's fun to arrive at an interesting place and see how many photos you can make in that space. These are the two most interesting photos I got in this area… I took about 10 different photos, and it turned out that 8 of them were pretty boring… and these are the best two!

Backing up and Zooming Out

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The End of the Call to Prayer

Back to Qatar

I gotta get back to Qatar! There was so much to see and do there. I only had three days while there with the family and the family was a little bit sick too, so that slowed us down a bit. I didn’t visit this area until the last day, but there were so many amazing photos I could have taken here and I really look forward to going back! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – The End of the Call to Prayer

One of my favorite things about being in the middle east is hearing the call to prayer 5 times a day. I first came across this in Fes (which is not in the middle east, but mostly Muslim). It's so surreal to be standing outside, especially on a veranda or on a roof and hear the call to prayer singing through the sky from every direction. I am not Muslim or anything, but I think it's just so interesting and unusual and pretty to hear.

The End of the Call to Prayer

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The Black Inky Night Waters

Falling in Water

In honor of Rene and me reminiscing on his watery ways below, I give you this video. I dare you not to laugh!

Daily Photo – The Black Inky Night Waters

Another Venice shot! Yay! I took this one about midnight when I was out with my friend Rene. Every Single Time I think about him falling into this canal it makes me laugh. It's just like the funniest thing in the world to me. Thank god he didn't get hurt, so I think that just makes it even safer to laugh at. Imagine falling in that water and having it go over your head while you're carrying your camera bag and everything. Oh man oh man, I'm cracking up just thinking about it again! It's like the gift that keeps on giving.

The Black Inky Night Waters

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Venice From Above

Venice From Above, a Video!

Here’s an all-Venice Aerial video. Wow, do I love this city… By the way, if you want to know more about my quad see my DJI Phantom 3 Review here on the site.

Daily Photo – Venice From Above

I took a lot of aerial photos from the DJI Quad. I like most of them, and I like this one too, but it's not my favorite. BUT, whenever I show people all my aerial photos from Venice, this one is often the most-favorite of other-people! This is interesting to me… why my favorites often differ from other people… it's a strange thing, tastes and preferences. Just noting…

Venice From Above

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Dinner in Bali

Hot Gadget Recommendation

See the speaker in the Day 0 video below? That’s the JBL Pulse 2 Speaker. I absolutely love that thing… it’s so fun. Everyone else seems to love it too! That speaker brings the party! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Dinner in Bali

What a cool place to have dinner eh? It reminds me of a little beehive or something like that. This is one of the fabulous dinner spots at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Bali. The food was amazingly fabulous and at one point, I even got to go back into the kitchen to have a little explore-time with the head chef. It's always so interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes. They were working extra-hard because this night, in particular, there was a huge dinner party where all the General Managers from all the 4 and 5-star resorts from Bali came over to have dinner here. It was kind of a funny story because as I walked by, the GM from the Ritz-Carlton grabbed me to say something. I had a few wines by then, and I ended up telling some really funny story and everyone was laughing. It was all quite ridiculous but fun.

Dinner in Bali

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New! Becoming an Artist with Trey Ratcliff Season 1

An Exciting New Series coming April 3, 2016!

The Pre-order is now avail! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s announced today and you can see a preview below.

Entirely shot in Africa, this is something a little different from me, and I think youโ€™re gonna dig it! You know, Iโ€™ve been making tutorials for years, but I decided to add a new twist with all the post-processing work. Iโ€™ve added in a new element where you find out more about deeper-level, and probably more important aspects of photography, creativity, and you.

The whole series is more auto-biographical as I tell different stories (often embarrassing!) that helped me find my creative self. Itโ€™s a long journey, you know, this thing of life! I wasnโ€™t always like thisโ€ฆ I used to be so much more stressed and stumbling. Now I feel more creative and peaceful. I get so many questions about how things came to be. I believe these 15 episodes that comprise Season 1 will not only give you strange insights into me, but probably into you too.

PRE-ORDER SEASON 1 Before April 3rd

The first episode of Season 1 will premiere on Sunday, April 3rd but you can pre-order the entire series now for just $49! This is the lowest price the series will be offered plus it includes a ton of amazing goodies!

Act fast, the offer ends on April 3rd.

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What’s included in the Pre-Order Bundle?

If you pre-order Becoming an Artist – Season 1 by April 3rd you’ll get …

  • 14 episodes filled with inspirational stories, photo tips, and post-processing techniques
  • Bonus 15th episode only available when you buy the entire series
  • Trey’s RAW image files you can use to practice with
  • Free trial of Aurora HDR Pro software
  • Bonus tutorial video for Aurora HDR Pro
  • Discount coupon for the full version Aurora HDR Pro

Season 1 Episode Guide

1. The Accidental Creation of Me
Trey tells the whole story of how he came to be. He ends the show by showing the photos that will be worked on in all of the episodes in Season 1 and does a brief introduction of the tools he uses.


2. The Little Person and Jabba the Hutt’s Tail
Trey tells a crazy story about Star Wars and his dad. He then goes on to talk about a counter-intuitive truth about the creation of art. In post-processing, Trey demonstrates Adobe Lightroom basics and works on a few of his favorite photos.


3. The Burning of Embrace and Being Alone
Trey has a quiet moment in the abandoned ghost town Kolmanskop, Namibia. An abandoned diamond mine, now consumed by sand dunes. Trey went in expecting to find sadness but found something else entirely.


4. Moved at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A love of Impressionist paintings is an emphasis in this episode. Trey talks about a time he visited a museum in Paris with his father and how it changed him. He ends by showing how he created a light trail photo from the rooftop of Bar 7.


5. What Happens When You Sit Too Close to the TV
Trey visits one of the most amazing places in the world, the Deadvlei in Namibia. While here taking photos, he shares a story from when he was a little boy and got his first Atari 2600. It taught him something he did not expect about colors.


6. Writing a Failed Novel
Trey shares about his high school English teacher and how she said something special to him that ended up changing his life. He then discusses composition, experimentation, and gives a demo of HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography.


7. The F-Stop Question
This is a story about when an unassuming student asked Trey a very simple photography question to which he did not know the answer. He then goes on to loosely connect this to taking photos from high-speed-moving-vehicles.


8. What Goes Up Must Sometimes Come Down in a Different Location
Quadcopter photography! In this episode, Trey begins by talking about how HDR brought a new perspective to photography and how he believes that quadcopter photography is now doing the same thing.


9. Pregnant on a Roller Coaster
Trey talks about his incredibly awesome birth defects and how none of us were born to be normal. Trey shares some of his favorite night photography photos and demonstrates how to make a nighttime panorama.


10. A Reccy to Chernobyl
This story is about slippery memories and Trey’s first job at a nuclear power plant. Trey then talks about how much he has changed when he visited Chernobyl almost 15 years later and the difference in the nature of the memories.


11. What Burning Man Taught Me about People Photography
Trey talks about getting outside of his comfort zone and how he’s learned to take photos of people in a unique way. He explores images of people that he’s captured from around the world.


12. How I Keep Learning To See
This is a story about when Trey gave a keynote speech at Kent State and an unknowing student asked him something that made him question the nature of vision. He delves into Black and White photography and shares a few techniques.


13. Through Their Rich Tracery One Sees the Sky Beyond
Trey talks about how he was influenced by Mark Twainโ€™s writings and how he failed at trying to make the photography equivalent of his writing. Trey finishes by creating a โ€œPaintingโ€ of elephants by combining a photo with textures.


14. A Street Fight in Morocco
From Northern Africa in Morocco down to Southern Africa in Namibia, Trey talks about how he approaches both life and taking meaningful photos of people. He also talks a girl into taking off her clothes.


15. BONUS: The “Not-Sponsored-by-Mutual-of-Omaha” Animal Show!
This Bonus episode is only available if you purchase the entire series. Trey and Bel give a director’s cut voiceover of the most awesome animal footage captured while in Namibia and Botswana.


A few of the images from this series

A Devil in the Sand

Daily Photo – Trees into the Milky Way

You'll definitely recognize these trees from the episode called “Writing a Failed Novel.” That was a fun one… I started the episode one way, then decided to take it into another. You'll see what I mean! ๐Ÿ™‚

Trees into the Milky Way

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A Private Buffet in Thailand at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay

While Writing This

As you know, I write these blog entries often a few days or weeks after I take the photos. It takes me a while to work on the photos and get them ready for publishing. Anyway, while writing this one, I’m in Wellington, New Zealand at a restaurant at the Rydges here, and I have a huge plate of deep-fried risotto balls in front of me. I’m eating all of them like some stoned college student and it’s so fun. Anyway, that’s some behind-the-scenes for ya.

Daily Photo – A Private Buffet in Thailand at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay

Okay… this was a little over-the-top. I'm the first to say that it was completely unexpected and really overwhelming. But our first night here at Phulay Bay we had a private buffet on the beach! The whole thing was just for our little family… so ridiculous and wonderful. This is available actually to everyone that stays there and it was such a treat. Ethan even went back with the chef to cook some of our food. Once again, we ate WAY too much, but we loved and appreciated every second of it! ๐Ÿ™‚

A Private Buffet in Thailand at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay

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Carnevale in Venice

Carnevale

One of my biggest surprises is how open the participants were to photography. People would dress up lavishly then literally stand outside and pose for hours on end for photographers. No money needed, none of that. They would just run through a series of poses… it was so fun! I’m sure that takes a little bit of magic out of these photos now that you know, but it’s interesting nonetheless! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Carnevale in Venice

The detail on the outfits and masks from all over Venice was so incredible! I'm always impressed by the artistry and effort people put into their displays. I'll tell you a secret! Well, maybe that's not the right word… I don't know what the word is. But, maybe like you, I've seen photos of Carnevale in Venice my whole life. Well, I thought the whole time that all of this was actually painted on the face. But it's not… it's all a mask and the only real part is the eyes. Maybe you knew this the entire time, but I did not. But if you've just discovered this for the first time like me, then you know what I mean when it changes everything and the way you see it!

Carnevale in Venice

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Exploring the Archipelago around Krabi in Thailand

Bond Movies

Which Bond movie was it were the evil villain had his fortress on one of these islands? I forgot! I want to say Dr. No, but I might be wrong!

Daily Photo – Exploring the Archipelago around Krabi in Thailand

Yesterday was a great example of what the Hasselblad can do and today we have another one. We had a wonderful time exploring all around these incredible limestone islands. I had the Hassy with me the whole time and was shooting like crazy. I literally have hundreds of photos, but this is one of my favorite ones.

Exploring the Archipelago around Krabi in Thailand

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My Last Night in Venice

Local Reviews

So I’ve started adding more and more local reviews on Google as I visit everything from restaurants to hotels. I need to do more of this because I have a lot of accidental discoveries that I want to share! I think these Google reviews will become more and more important as time goes on because people will us Google Maps a lot to search for things.

Daily Photo – My Last Night in Venice

Wow, I love this photo so much! Ha! I usually don't say that about my photos, as you may know, but I do really like this one. It's another great example of that amazing compression you get from the Hasselblad.

What's funny is I didn't actually have that much “Trey Time” in Venice. I was busy filming two new videos for most of the time then doing a workshop for the rest. At the end, I had One Free Day to go off and just wander. I went off wandering with my bestie Rene… we ended up in a beautiful area for some photos on our last night… and then we went and pigged out on sushi, my first non-Italian meal in like 3 weeks! Omg I was so bloated… and I think I still am!

My Last Night in Venice

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Another Desert, Another Wanderer

National Parks

There are still so many National Parks in the USA I have not visited. I did make it to Zion until just a few years ago. I can’t believe it took me so long to get there… also, I still can’t get over how beautiful it was! Click HERE to see all my photos from amazing Utah… and there are more to come! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Another Desert, Another Wanderer

I thought this photo played well with the one from yesterday. It's from the other side of the world in White Sands National Park in New Mexico. And that's not a guy from Oman, that's a guy from New Zealand! That's Ollie Dale… he was out with me and some other friend exploring this rather magical place!

Another Desert, Another Wanderer

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The Deserts of Oman

Dune Bashing

What’s dune bashing? Well, it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. You just take a truck and run up and down sand dunes. I found it more stressful than anything, but everyone else seemed to enjoy it!

Daily Photo – The Deserts of Oman

If you go to the Middle East you gotta get a little desert time in, eh? From Muscat, we took a 2-hour car ride out to where the dunes were massive! It had just rained the day before so the sand was pretty dense and easy to walk on. This was the total opposite of when we went to the dunes a few days later in Qatar, where it was bone dry. Those dunes are VERY hard to walk on…

The Deserts of Oman

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Gondolas from Above

Great Comments

I love internet comments… if nothing else, it helps me not to take anything too seriously.

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Let’s do a Photowalk around Edinburgh!

I’m really excited to come there… it’s my first time! We’ll meet at Hemma, which my friend Stuart tells me is a cool pub, at 2 PM to have some drinks then head out at 3 PM for the official walk! ๐Ÿ™‚

My Photowalks are super-chill… everyone is welcome. All camera types (even mobile phones) and all skill levels are welcome! I’ll be giving tips & tricks along the way, and we’ll all share photos after the event as well. It’s a family-friendly event…

  • Meet: 2 PM at Hemma for drinks then 3 PM departure for Photowalk!
  • The Walk: My friend Stuart Davidson has a route for us!
  • Ending? Whenever you want it! But probably sometime after sunset/dusk
  • Hashtag? #TreyScotland2016 – this way we can share photos on all the networks and see what everyone snapped!
  • Cost: FREE. El freebo!

(For those of you in London, I’m here for this event โ€” and then heading up to Scotland for an adventure after that!

Crazy Video Log of Every Jedi Ever

There’s a lot of awesome Star Wars stuff out nowadays… I’m pretty much a fanboy and find all of this stuff to be pretty awesome haha. I find it even more impressive that people make the time to make things like the video below!

Daily Photo – Gondolas from Above

How interesting is this photo? Yes, obviously it was taken with a quad, but I find so mesmerizing. Almost any top-down shot of a familiar object will make your head turn sideways a little bit and make your brain spin around. This is a really nice feeling, I think!

Gondolas from Above

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A Tree in the Clouds

Behind-the-Scenes Video

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes movie of the day I took this photo below! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – A Tree in the Clouds

Wow, I love this Hasselblad. This is one of the very first photos I took with it when we went out exploring around the South Island. As you can tell, I've done almost no retouching at all. These medium format cameras have a very interesting “look” don't they? The optics are just amazing.

A Tree in the Clouds

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Floating above Venice

Italy Recap

Okay, so then we left Qatar and flew to Italy. It was a fun flight for the family because they used points to upgrade to business class. I sat back in Economy (which I certainly don’t mind), but they had a ball up there! The flight attendant, at least, felt sorry for me and said she would bring back some of the “good” wine. Well, that was pretty exciting but then she never brought me any at all, which made it even worse, somehow.

Anyway, we got to Rome and the kids were able to see the last stage of the trip. It was actually kind of cool, introducing the kids to four huge religions. We started with Buddhism in Thailand, then Hinduism in India, then Islam in Oman and Qatar, then finally Christianity in Italy!

We actually started the tour in Vatican City and Saint Peter’s Basilica. I guess technically that’s a different country! But it was incredible…

In Rome, we stayed in the Boscolo Exedra, a place I mega-recommend. It’s centrally located and the whole family was very comfortable and happy there. The kids were getting QUITE spoiled by this point… week #4 in a row of lavish breakfast buffets!

After Rome, we took a train to Venice for a final few days of fun. We went to another Boscolo hotel there the Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection, which was also fabulous. You can see it in the below as well.

Well, WHAT a 30-day family trip. I hardly know how to express how grateful I was to spend so much time adventuring around with the family. I think it was a little Extreme for everyone, but I’m just getting them warmed up for next year! ๐Ÿ™‚

italy Video Recap

And here’s all the videos from Italy!

Italy Photos Recap

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One day we leased a few Fiat 500s to roam around the Roman countryside.

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And here’s one of those country roads we drove down. This is not too far from the Appian Way, the very first road ever!

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Inside the Vatican…

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Here’s the kids with one foot in two different countries, Vatican City and Italy.

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Scarlett drinks from an ancient aqueduct-fed fountain. Here’s a little secret: If you plug up the bottom, there is often a little extra hole where the water spurts out the top to make it easier to drink!

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And finally we got to Venice where of course we took a gondola ride. Scarlett simply HAD to be in the front.

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And we had a visit to the Doge’s palace to see this enormous painting by Tintoretto.

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And there is our Boscolo Hotel there on the left. It was in a wonderful, quiet area of the city where mostly just locals live. It was great to be away from the touristy area for long, quiet, peaceful nights.

Daily Photo – Floating above Venice

I'll tell you something embarrassing about this photo! But once I tell you, you'll definitely be able to see it. Having said that, it's a happy accident because I really like this photo! Anyway, this was a new quadcopter that I got after the other one crashed in India. So, I realized after I took this shot that I forgot to take off that little clear sticker that goes over the camera… yeah, you can see it now, can't ya? But still, a cool effect it had! ๐Ÿ™‚

Floating above Venice

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Life from Above, and Beyond

A new kind of video

I hope you enjoy this. It’s kind of different! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been shooting drone footage from all over the world for the past 3 years. Here’s the culmination! I hope you enjoy this idea.

Music by Hans Zimmer – songs were Day One (Superman), Cornfield Chase (Superman), Time (Inception)
Words by Alan Watts – more at http://www.alanwatts.org/

Special thanks to the team that helped make all of this possible: Curtis Simmons, Ollie Dale, Luke Lakatosh, Ruby Wilson and so many more.

If you wanna know more about the quads I used, they are all from DJI. It’s a collection of several Phantoms and Inspires. See my Phantom review.

A Recap of our next three days in Qatar!

Qatar Recap

Once again, I stayed in a place not long enough! Right after three nights in Oman, we came here for another three nights. This was all meant to be sort of an “amuse bouche” of the Middle East for the family… just enough to get everyone excited enough to want to come back!

We arrived at the Sharq Village & Spa in Doha. Actually, it was amazingly close to the airport. I think it took us less than 10 minutes to arrive! And then, upon entry, we met our personal butler. He was a heck of a nice guy from Serbia. He took us to our room, showed us around, and showed us all the various surprises they left for us. There was so much fruit it was insane. And every day they kept bringing more fruit. It was Very Nice, but at some point I had to say, “ENOUGH WITH THE FRUIT I LOVE IT BUT IT’S TOO MUCH!” haha it was so funny… it just kept coming!

Anyway, one of our first stops was to the old souk, which was absolutely incredible. I was amazed and blown away by the feel of this souk. I could have shopped in there forever. Then we went to an amazing Iranian restaurant called Parisa. You’ll see some of the intricate glassworks in a photo below.

Besides more great spa treatments, yoga, and food, we also had an incredible cooking class from the head chef of a new restaurant that is supposed to open there called Al Dana. It’s one of the only beachfront restaurants in all of Doha… and wow was that chef Evangelous Liakouris ever nice!

Qatar Videos Recap

Here’s the highlight video from Qatar!

Qatar Photos Recap


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This is the Sharq Village and Spa at night, a view as we are walking back to our room.

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Here the kids are in their cooking class with the head chef of Al Dana, Evangelous Liakouris.

The End Of The Call To Prayer

A man emerges from a mosque as the call to prayer is ending…

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There are actually two Ritz-Carlton in Doha. I had a chance to go over to this other one for an INTENSE Italian dinner that was beyond description called Porcini. The kids even got to go into the kitchen to make some pizzas!

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Approaching the souk…

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The action inside the souk!

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One day we came back and our butler surprised us, taking us to the beach where there was a camel named Jamilla! Isabella loves ALL animals so she would go back to visit Jamilla again and again and again ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Sharq Village & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Doha, Qatar

And here's the inside of that most incredible restaurant, Parisa. The manager told me that a bunch of women flew in from Iran to do all the glass decorations and it took them over three years. And guess what, this is JUST the hallway! Wait till you see the main room! I'll save that for a later post.

Sharq Village & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Doha, Qatar

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An amazing three days in Muscat, Oman

Oman Recap

You’ll see a lot of footage of the Al Bustan Palace, the Ritz-Carlton here where we stayed. What a property! We had just come from India and seen how the royal people lived, and now we felt like them! They made amazing suggestions and we got to see everything from incredible souks to picturesque deserts. You’ll see more below and in weeks/months/years to come as I pour through the photos and share them here.

One of the greatest things that happened in here was totally unexpected! Isabella lost her tooth and it seems the Tooth Fairy went crazy and had a party in the room! You’ll see that and more in the video.

Oman Video Recap

Wow…I just watched this again and it makes me want to go back! We were only here for three days… not nearly long enough!

Oman Photos Recap

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Here’s the view from the beach of the Ritz-Carton hotel there. I think they have something like a mile of private beach… and it’s mostly empty all the time!

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How beautiful is this hotel?

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Not too far away is this incredible mosque. I felt lucky to be able to visit it!

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And here we are inside the mosque. The girls loved getting dressed up for the big event!

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A short drive from the hotel was a great old souk. I found this lamp store and wanted to buy everything but Tina would not let me! ๐Ÿ™

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Here’s the main pool there at the Al Bustan Palace at night. These gentle fountains come on and dance across the water.

Daily Photo – Al Bustan Palace, The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Muscat, Oman

Check out the lobby! We couldn't believe our eyes when we walked in. The grandeur of the chandelier alone was enough to stagger all of us. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the entire property, but especially the pools and the ocean. We couldn't get them out of the water!

This was my family's first trip to the middle east and they were a bit nervous, to be honest! I wasn't worried one lick, but they were all extremely surprised at how open, warm, and welcoming the Omanese people were. I think everyone felt very safe and happy the entire time, exactly as I suspected!

Probably one of my favorite memories from here was when we took a little family catamaran trip one night… being out on the open ocean and seeing such amazing rock/mountain formations was really mesmerizing.

Al Bustan Palace, The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Muscat, Oman

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An Amazing Adventure in India, a recap

India Recap

This was my second time to India but my first time to come with my family. We chose Bangalore as our home-base for a few reasons. First, there was yet another amazing Ritz-Carlton there which was great and relaxing for the whole family. This is where my son learned to fall in love with Indian food! This is saying a lot because hitherto we had only seen him eat hamburgers and pizza! We even got an extended cooking class at Riwaz that the kids loved. And to my surprise, after the cooking class, we got to eat everything and more. I ate SO MUCH FOOD in India it was absolutely ridiculous. And they kept bringing more and more. I’ve heard you’re not supposed to eat to make yourself happy, but I don’t believe that at all!

The second reason was this is where our train trip on the Southern Splendor started and ended! It was my first long train ride like this where you live on a train for a whole week. It was an incredible way to see the country and the whole family had fun. So Much Indian Food and I think we all learned to love it even more as the week went on! You can see a lot more in the videos below ๐Ÿ™‚

India Videos Recap

And here’s all the videos from India!

India Photos Recap

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Here is a view of Bangalore at sunset. I took this from the rooftop bar on top of the Ritz-Carlton. I have another photo of this funky bar down below!

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Here are my two beautiful daughters. We went out almost immediately in Bangalore to get them a few traditional Indian dresses.

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Not far from the hotel was this amazing old fortress-palace that we spent a bit of time inside.

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Well this is obviously not Bangalore, but I wanted to throw it in as one of my favorite photos I took while in India. This is on the very southern tip, where three seas smash together in a Game-of-Thrones scene!

And here is the amazing rooftop bar I mentioned earlier. I had a major geek-out moment here when I was all alone editing photos and there was a huge bridal party blowing up all around me.

Here’s the entrance to the Ritz-Carlton… we had so many long and adventurous days, and this was always a welcome site to see at the end of the day!

Daily Photo – The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, India

Here is the entrance to one of my favorite restaurants in Bangalore. This is Lantern, and it's one of the many great places to eat inside the Ritz-Carlton. Look, it's lined with wine on the way in! So much wine, so little time! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, India

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The Ritz-Carlton, Phulay Bay, Thailand

A Thailand Recap!

Now that I’m back home from a the 50-day trip, I’m gonna do a little 5-day recap of the 5 countries we visited along the way! Wow, what a trip… I’m still getting my head around the whole thing. Now, some of you may know how I absolutely love staying at these amazing Ritz-Carlton locations all around the world. I feel so grateful for our partnership and everything…I know I gush about them all the time, but, I mean, comon, really! Check out how beautiful it is there… and the whole team is so nice. Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you! I never want to check out of any location…

Thailand Videos

Anyway, here’s a few favorite videos of Thailand.

Thailand Photos

Here’s a few favorite photos of Thailand this trip, both on the property and around the environs!


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Here’s the beautiful entryway where I would come to meditate. More on that below for the daily photo!

Exploring The Archipelago Around Krabi In Thailand

We had the most amazing boat ride around the archipelago. By the way, this is a pretty good example of the “type” of photo the Hasselblad takes.

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My daughter feeds a baby elephant on the beach. How Cute Can You Get?

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Isabella pauses after dinner on a bridge before we return back to the room for the night. We were hoping the elephant would be there too, but he was not…

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On one of our last nights here, we were treated to an amazing show from all the locals. The kids were enraptured and my camera was in a state of constant motion!

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This was one of our nightly walks, from the bar to another beautiful restaurant for dinner. They had so many amazing restaurants on the property that our minds were in a state of constant-blowage!

Daily Photo – The Ritz-Carlton, Phulay Bay, Thailand

This is a pretty peaceful view on the way to morning meditation, wouldn't you say? By the time I walked through all these bamboo pathways and peaceful shapes, I was already in the right mindset. In fact, I think this is maybe my favorite memory of this place. It's not a specific moment, it's more that I felt like I was in a constant flow of meditation while there. And I can't wait to go back!

The Ritz-Carlton, Phulay Bay, Thailand

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A Beautiful Morning in Monument Valley

My 35mm Lens

I must say that the Leica Lens I use the most for people/family shots is my 35mm f/1.4. I bought it a few years ago… and it’s great for most any situation! My people shots DO look better with the 90mm f/2 I think, but the 35mm is more general purpose. You can see more in my Leica Lens Buying Guide. If you want to see some samples with the 90mm f/2, check out my Papua New Guinea Photos.

Daily Photo – A Beautiful Morning in Monument Valley

Once again, it was a perfect day in Utah. I don't think I had bad weather more than 5% of the time… I don't know if that is normal or not for Utah? Who knows… Anyway, I was thankful for all these magical mornings that felt like the cover of a Larry McMurtry novel!

A Beautiful Morning in Monument Valley

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This guy doesn’t seem so confident in his proposal

I think I’m blocked in China?

A few people have told me that they can’t access Stuck In Customs from mainland China. Can anyone confirm this?

Daily Photo – This guy doesn't seem so confident in his proposal

I come across so many strange wedding-photography scenes in Beijing. Each one is so quirky and funny… strange outfits, signs, props, everything you can imagine! Since I tend to visit some of the most photogenic places, so do the wedding photographers, but they're always clogging up all the scenes with these strange setups. It's not so bad, I guess… always entertaining to watch. Here's one of those in-betweener shots!

This guy doesn't seem so confident in his proposal

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Sun Dog in Utah

Burst Mode on my Android

I’m currently using the Nexus 6P Android phone and I noticed it has a really cool photo mode if you hold down the photo button. I tried it with my kids the other day, and it automatically took like 10 photos then picked the best one AND automatically made a cool collage. It was like a hidden feature I didn’t know about!

Daily Photo – Sun Dog in Utah

I think this thing is called a Sun Dog? I'm not totally sure… but it was a really cool phenomenon that I had not seen before. I suppose it happens when there is a little bubble of wet, humid air floating around… it definitely was not raining and this whole part of the desert in Utah was as dry as a bone.

Sun Dog in Utah

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A strange scene in Namibia

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Something secret coming from Africa!

From the Heart of Darkness itself, we have made something Very Awesome from Africa! I don’t know when we’ll be releasing it, but I’m super-excited to share it with y’all.

Daily Photo – A strange scene in Namibia

It was a very cold morning in Namibia. I had no idea that Africa was gonna be so cold! I didn't bring nearly enough warm clothes… the nights were especially rough. Anyway, one morning we went out to take some photos and I looked over at my travel friends and saw this rather strange scene. I had to take a photo because it was so surreal! ๐Ÿ™‚

A strange scene in Namibia

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Walking through Ming’s Tombs

The Tips Page

Don’t forget to check out the Aurora HDR Tips page that I created here on the site. I’ll keep adding more videos in the future! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Walking through Ming's Tombs

One day in Beijing, I drove about an hour north of the city to visit Ming's Tomb. It was really a nice trip… and more like a walk in a 5km park than visiting a mausoleum or something. I expected crypts or catacombs or something with a name in “Ming's Tomb” but it was nothing like that… There were beautiful garden paths and many of these sorts of structures, all aligned along the central axis that connects everything from The Forbidden City to the Summer Palace and countless other Chinese monuments around Beijing.

Walking through Ming's Tombs

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Ascending Mount Aspiring

Everest

I still have not seen that movie. I understand it gets a little serious, to say the least. I almost took the kids to see it then someone warned me against that!

Daily Photo – Ascending Mount Aspiring

Well, I ascended it by air, which was much more civilized. I am so impressed by these mountain climbers that do it for real. Those are real dudes for sure… There're a lot of mountains here in New Zealand that are huge destinations for serious mountain climbers. I understand there are a few extra challenges here because of the ice, snow, and glaciers… I know people die all the time trying to climb Mount Cook, which is not too far away from this one… those guys have some balls! (and some frozen ones!)

Ascending Mount Aspiring

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Black Venice Water at Night

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Venice Photos Galore

I already have a ton of photos of Venice, but I’m about to be flooded with them, so to speak, with yet another amazing trip to Venice here. I hope you don’t get tired of them… I sure don’t!

Daily Photo – Black Venice Water at Night

At night in Venice, the water takes on another character to me… it seems black and oily and even a little bit evil! I know that's a strange thing because in the daytime it's so happy and colorful and full of life. But at night, it's just a different thing altogether. Maybe because you gotta stay away from it and you're always worried about falling in, like my friend Rene! ๐Ÿ™‚

Black Venice Water at Night

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More Snow from White Sands?

Another Star Wars Video… this time about Jar Jar!

Okay look… this video’s title had me so intrigued I had to watch it. You gotta admit, the guy makes a pretty good case even though it’s completely ridiculous!

Daily Photo – More Snow from White Sands?

This one is not Antarctica! This one is in White Sands National Park and it's one of my favorite photos I took that day. This was after the sun had set the sky was changing color from the west to the east… I took this one as I was walking back to the car with my friends… and the more I look at it, the more I like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

More Snow from White Sands?

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Japanese Girl in the Rain

Win Aurora HDR Pro!

I recently did an interview on This Week in Photo with Frederick Van Johnson. Around the 11:50 mark we talked about a giveaway! Basically, just post one of your favorite photos in the comments of Fred’s blogpost here at (not on the Youtube video) โ€” fun!

And here on the site, you can find out more about Aurora HDR Pro software!

Daily Photo – Japanese Girl in the Rain

It's been a while since I've been to Japan, but when I go back to edit photos like this, it makes me want to go back again very soon. I forget how relatively “easy” it is to take interesting photos of people there. I've never had a problem taking street photos (well except this one time with this samurai vampire guy at night… that is another story) โ€” and, often, the photos just come out plain interesting!

Japanese Girl in the Rain

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Waiting at the airport in Antarctica

More from Antarctica

Don’t forget you can click on the category names attached to each post to see more photos from a certain place! You can try it here with Antarctica. ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Waiting at the airport in Antarctica

Well, there's not exactly an airport terminal there… most people stay inside those huge vehicles to stay warm, but I got out to go on a little photo adventure. I had woken up about 4 AM (it never gets dark there in the summer) and stumbled out of bed to get ready… it was one of those situations where you end up waiting for a few hours at the airport and you wonder why you didn't get more sleep! But, I was in Antarctica! So I used every possible minute to run around and take photos.

Waiting at the airport in Antarctica

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Yoga in Bali

Yoga X

Some of you know I like those Tony Horton videos and I’m into P90x3! There’s a good routine in there called Yoga X that lasts about 30 minutes and is a pretty fun thing. And, like everything else, I’m not really that good at it, but trying to improve all the time.

Daily Photo – Yoga in Bali

Here's yours truly getting my yoga on! And I'm even wearing my Thai fisherman pants… I wore those almost everywhere there. This is in the yoga room in front of a beautiful rolling river at the Ritz-Carlton Mandapa Reserve. It was really nice to get up every morning, do a meditation, then stroll over to the yoga room… what a nice daily habit to get in… Not that I'm always that disciplined, but at least I try, I guess!

Yoga in Bali

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Back to Wanaka

Micro SD Cards

I’m finding that I’m using these kind of cards more and more. I have them in my quads and my Osmo. They’re like all over the place and I’m not really that organized with them. I’m still a bit flummoxed by putting the micro card into a bigger card that I then put into my computer. I don’t have a good system to organize all this stuff yet…I often lose them and just confuse myself.

Daily Photo – Back to Wanaka

I'm never disappointed when I make the hour-long drive over the hill to Wanaka! It's beautiful over there… when I took this photo, it was a particularly crazy day because I had an amazing heli ride with Aspiring Helicopters. We went up into the snowy southern alps and had a beautiful landing at this secret snowy cabin where we had wine, cheese, and crackers. This is the view of the cabin as we flew away…

Back to Wanaka

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Super Bird!

This Week in Photo!

I sat down with Fred Van Johnson from This Week in Photo to talk about the new Aurora HDR software I co-designed with MacPhun. Watch and enjoy to get more inside scoop!

Walk-Around Camera

Be sure to go check out the always-updated Camera Recommendations Page here on the site. You’ll see one of the cameras I recommend is the Sony RX100, which took this photo below! Note, once again, that Sony is not a sponsor and they don’t pay me or anything! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love their cameras…

Daily Photo – Super Bird!

Here's a quick shot I got in Venice one day with the RX100. I use that camera a lot for quick “street photos” โ€” it's so darn fast and easy to use that I can get super-sharp and quick photos. I think it takes like 16 pictures in a second or something so you can be sure to have a lot to choose from. I guess it kind of feels like cheating to take so many photos… but I think the use of any kind of artifice in a creative process is noble! ๐Ÿ™‚

Super Bird!

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Late Night in Dubai

My New eBook

Light Falls Like Bits is now out in three formats, Kindle, iOS, and PDF! The new book is over 240 pages filled with over 100 of my favorite images, thoughts, and reflections, all there for you to enjoy!

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Thereโ€™s actually four different authors in here that write about the photos. Thereโ€™s me, Maura Reilly ,Michelle Bogre, and Erik Davis who wrote the introduction and came up with the name of the book: โ€œLight Falls Like Bits.”
As for this photo, it was really kind of a lucky cool morning in New York I thinkโ€ฆ often I donโ€™t think Iโ€™m taking the photo! I just am kind of in some sort of a flow then I notice something incredible. Anyway, I was walking over to the Facebook HQ there to give a little talk and I just kind of looked up on the way for no reason and I saw this!


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My SupaFresh List

If you wanna hear my latest music discoveries that I listen to while I edit and take photos, follow This List on my Spotify! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Late Night in Dubai

There are SO many places to walk and explore in Dubai at night… and it's all perfectly safe. I never felt in danger or anything like that. This area around the Burj Khalifa is especially amazing at night because no one is around and there are countless little sidewalks, pools, fountains, reflections, and all sorts of mysterious nooks and crannies. I feel like I only explored a small portion of them… I can't wait to go back! ๐Ÿ™‚

Late Night in Dubai

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Ending the Chicago Photo Walk!

Chicago Recap!

Here’s a few videos from the photowalks. The first one is what happened in Chicago, and the second one is the overall highlight video! Check out the Trey’s Photo Walk Across the USA page for more! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Ending the Chicago Photo Walk!

Wow… I've been to Chicago many times, but never even seen this amazing fountain! How is that possible? I don't know… but I was really happy to be here this evening… what a perfect day and night in Chicago. And so many passionate photographers! We gotta do that again!

Ending the Chicago Photo Walk!

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