My Favorite Temple

Watch for Falling Rocks

I always see these signs for falling rocks, but I’ve never seen falling rocks. But now I know what to watch out for after seeing this video!

Daily Photo – My Favorite Temple

This temple is right outside of Pattaya, Thailand on the coast. It's really beautiful and I want to go back to explore it. We were thinking of having a Photo Adventure in Thailand sometime in 2017. If we do, you can be sure this place will be on the list!

My Favorite Temple

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The Burj Al Arab at night

How to stream from your desktop to Facebook Live using Wirecast or OBS

Here’s a quick tutorial I made… sort of an esoteric one unless you’re wondering how to do this very thing! :)

Dubai Thoughts

I’ve noticed there are two very different opinions of people that visit Dubai. Either people seem to love it or they really don’t like it and want to get out of there ASAP. Very strange how a place can be so polarizing. As for me, I really enjoyed it… it’s like a parallel universe, and, of course, it’s great fun to shoot!

Daily Photo – The Burj Al Arab at night

The beach in front of this amazing hotel is relatively empty, so it's easy to get a clean shot. This was a good night too because the waves would come up far, then recede back, leaving a shiny sand-surface. The frequency of the waves was very slow too, about 30 seconds, so I had enough time to get a good long exposure.

The Burj Al Arab at night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

The Landing Pad in Hong Kong

On Digital Rev

If you haven’t seen this, it’s pretty funny! :) I was reminded of this because, during the filming of this show, I took the photo below… you can see Kai and I standing in that circle.

Daily Photo – The Landing Pad in Hong Kong

I don't actually know the purpose of this circle. I don't think it's a helipad, but as you can see above, Kai and I definitely used it for one! :)

The Landing Pad in Hong Kong

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraFC350
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO114
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

Come with me to Morocco!

Join me in this new video from SmugMug when they followed me to Morocco for a bit​! I’ve been keeping my portfolio there for years… Even if you’re just getting started with photography, I think it’s a great idea to put your “Favorites” up into a gallery.

There’s also an extended interview over on their blog that you may enjoy.

Thanks again to Anton and the whole amazing team over at Smugmug. It’s truly a great Family, and I’m honored to be associated with them! :)

Golf Practice in Arizona at Dove Mountain

USA Tour Highlights

Man, I love this video… the tune is so catchy. Sometimes I just play it when I’m cleaning up my studio! :)

Daily Photo – Golf Practice in Arizona at Dove Mountain

We had a Very Fun Evening at Dove Mountain in Arizona. We had our party bus with the whole crew on during the USA Photo Walk Tour and we were driving through Arizona. It popped into my mind that, hey, maybe there's a Ritz-Carlton around here! They were one of our awesome sponsors, so I called up and there was! It's here at Dove Mountain and an hour later, we pulled up the bus. We opened the door and wine bottles poured out of the bus and we stumbled out, looking like death warmed over. Next thing I knew, the whole staff was there to greet us and shake hands. And then this ranger guy popped out of nowhere with a snake coiled up his arm and beckoned us down to see all his other snakes… it was full-on but so fun! The night finally ended with this beautiful sunset. We were eating dinner right by this golf course and I walked over to get this shot.

Golf Practice in Arizona at Dove Mountain

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture10
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

A smooth ride home

FB Live from Ben’s Home

Becoming an Artist LIVE – “Mixing it up with Ben de Haan” Live from Arthur’s Point, New Zealand at my good friend Ben’s home. We’re taking photos and mixing cocktails while talking about entrepreneurship and launching a new brand! Ask your questions below in the comments! Ben De Haan is with Cocktail Merchant – you’ll see what a master he is in this fun episode! :)

By request, here are the two cocktail recipes at the bottom. As for other things we mentioned…

Trey’s Funky Lounge, the Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BecomingAnArtist/

The Great Ben’s company Cocktail Merchant at http://www.cocktailmerchant.co.nz/

The Great furniture designer Ed Cruikshank at http://www.cruikshank.co.nz/

The Great architects Justin Wright and Louise Wright at https://assembly.co.nz/

Cocktail #1: Sloe Gin Sour.

45ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin
30ml Black Robin Gin
15ml egg white
10ml sugar syrup

Assemble ingredients in a Boston shaker without ice and shake well. Add ice and shake again, double strain into a martini glass.

Cocktail #2: Espresso Martini

30ml Blue Duck Vodka
30ml Quick Brown Fox
15ml Espresso

Assemble ingredients in a Boston shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass.

Multiple Images?

As you can see from today’s picture, if I were to auto bracket with a bunch of different shots, there would be way too many differences for it to auto-align and de-ghost. So, one image is really okay. Whenever possible, I do try to get multiple images, but whenever I just do a single image, I’m still pretty happy with the results!

Daily Photo – A smooth ride home

We took this on the day our workshop went over to Burano for a mini photo-adventure over there. We came back at sunset and it was absolutely gorgeous! You can see it already. We had two boats… and we all just spent time taking photos of the Other Boat! This was an HDR made with a single RAW with Aurora HDR Pro. I quite like the way it came out!

A smooth ride home

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture8
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

A new Episode of Season 1

Episode 6 hits the Webnet!

Episode 6 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. Just want this episode? Then this is the link for you… https://store.stuckincustoms.com/becoming-an-artist-season-one-ep06

As for Episode 6, join me in “Writing a Failed Novel” — In this episode, I share a story about my high school English teacher and how she said something special to me that ended up changing my life. I then discuss composition, experimentation, and give a demo of HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography.

Share your photos and discuss this Episode in Trey’s Funky Lounge at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BecomingAnArtist/ or get the whole series at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/becoming-an-artist/

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.

The People of Papua New Guinea

Snapchat Love

Thanks again for all the ROBOT TREY Snapchat love lately… tell a friend! (I’m “treyratcliff” on there).

Robot Trey

More from PNG

I have a ton of people photos from Papua New Guinea here on the blog. Enjoy, and, as always, feel free to share! :)

Daily Photo – The People of Papua New Guinea

I am still not sure if I like this photo or not, but I THINK I like it. There's something very interesting about it that I keep coming back to. I had a rough idea that I wanted the photo to come out like this. Actually, I think I'm changing my mind. Every time I look at it, I like it a little bit more.

The People of Papua New Guinea

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/3200
  • Aperture
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

Rice Fields in Bali from Above

Facebook Keynote 2016 – Trey Highlights

Hey I was in the keynote for a short stint when Chris Cox was talkin’! This is a fun part of the Keynote where they talk about Facebook Live and show a little footage from a DJI Phantom 4 live. You’ll notice actually footage from today’s photo below! :)

Come over to my Facebook page at http://facebook.com/treyratcliff and under the “Like” be sure to click “See First” to be able to see all these live broadcasts when they happen.

Join or FB Group Becoming An Artist at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BecomingAnArtist/

My FB Live Videos: https://www.facebook.com/treyratcliff/videos

Daily Photo – Rice Fields in Bali from Above

Another day, another quad shot! They are becoming more and more regular, eh? I notice I have a different workflow for processing these shots. For example, usually, right after a flight I go back and dump all the photos into Lightroom. Then, almost IMMEDIATELY, I process all my favorite photos. I don't mess about.. leaving them in LR for days, months, or years, as I do with my other unprocessed photos. I am not sure why this is! Maybe there is an excitement factor or something.

Rice Fields in Bali from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraFC350
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/138
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias

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