Dinner In Venice

Italian Food in Italy

Of course they don’t call it Italian food there. They just call it food. But one thing I have definitely noticed throughout Italy is that they don’t have a huge desire for foreign food. It’s hard to find Mexican/Japanese/etc sort of food… they just really like Italian food, I guess. And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t?

Daily Photo – Dinner In Venice

It's hard to pass by these restaurants and NOT picture yourself sitting outside to have dinner by the canal. That's kind of what it's all about here, eh? Whenever I walk by a cafe or restaurant and see people sitting outside, eating, and enjoying themselves, I am thinking, hey, that looks pretty awesome, that should be future me, or maybe even me right now.

Dinner In Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-01 02:34:20
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture5
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

Midnight in Venice

Speaking of Venice

Do you have the Complete HDR Tutorial that we filmed in Venice? If not, here is a preview of it…

Daily Photo – Midnight in Venice

When you're in a photo-taking mode all day, it's hard to put down the camera at night. Since every day in Venice was filled with photography, it always bled into the night as well. And since it was the middle of Carnivale, then people kept looking awesome all day long. No matter how tired I got, I could not walk by someone like this and NOT take a photo.

Midnight in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-09 18:01:51
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length100.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Carnivale in Venice

Venice from Above

Here’s a video I made while in Venice; I hope you enjoy!

Daily Photo – Carnivale in Venice

Speaking of photo adventures (yesterday's post), here's one we did in Venice! It was my very first Carnivale, and I didn't expect to get so many photos of people in costume. I didn't know if you had to pay money to these people or what. It turns out you don't! They just will sit there and pose literally all day long. They love it! It's like what they were born to do… and so it's great practice for a photographer to get out there and work on portrait photography.

Carnivale in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-03 10:07:39
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length42.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The Bvlgari in Milan

Upcoming Videos

We made three videos in Milan. One was the photo walk video, which is below. The others are an inspirational one, and one about the city itself. Those are in the process of being edited together as we package them together for release! Anyway, here is the first:

Daily Photo – The Bvlgari in Milan

Well, it goes without saying that the Bvlgari in Milan is next level. Wow. I absolutely loved this place. Every tiny detail was something out of a small dream of perfection. It wasn't ostentatious in the least. The people there were extremely accommodating and welcoming, especially to our worn and rugged crew. The pool and spa were amazing also. I can't wait to get back to this place once again. Also, the location was perfect for exploring the city.

The Bvlgari in Milan

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-05 10:00:48
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

A moody Venice in the fog at night

Music from Burning Man

A few weeks after Buring Man, the playlists start to appear on Soundcloud. Here’s a set from the Space Party our camp hosted one night

Daily Photo – A moody Venice in the fog at night

If you go to Venice, I recommend you pay a bit extra and just rent a water taxi to drive you around in the late afternoon and sunset as much as possible. Just mow up and down that central canal and take little side-canals whenever you like. The water taxi is great because while the driver is whisking you around, you can then shoot in any direction.. forwards, backwards… whatever you want. And there is so much to see that you'll be busy the entire time!

A moody Venice in the fog at night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-30 00:22:04
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO12800
  • Focal Length194.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Beautiful Cinque Terre from Above

DJI Fun

It’s always a pain to carry around a quadcopter with you, but worth it when you have the right conditions. I did this with the Phantom 4, but I’ve thought about getting the smaller one to make it more convenient. My friend used his with me in Barcelona, and it was pretty much just as good. Well, I’ll wait a little while before I decide… I feel like DJI announces like 5 new products a year, so something else big may be coming out soon!

Aurora HDR 2018 – New Features

Take a look at some of the new features in Aurora HDR 2018, including the rather cool HDR Details Boost sliders.

Daily Photo – Beautiful Cinque Terre from Above

This is an area I would certainly like to return to for an extended period. It's so beautiful and peaceful around here. And the food… oh the food. I mean, you pretty much can't go wrong with Italian food anywhere, but this is the kind of small-town place where it is extra authentic… Okay, I need to finish this post now because it's starting to make me kind of hungry!

Beautiful Cinque Terre from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-02 16:13:52
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

Back to the Duomo in Milan

My First Time in Milan

One of my first real solo photo trips was in Italy. I remember REALLY falling in love with HDR photography here in the Duomo. Below is my first photo I took there, which was maybe eight years ago or so…

The Airy Doom of the Duomo The most difficult thing about this shot was hiding my tripod from the security guards.  The second hardest thing was the HDR processing from this shot melting my CPU core.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Daily Photo – Back to the Duomo in Milan

And here's the new one I took about a month ago. They're pretty different eh? I'm not too judgmental on my older work… I try not to think better or worse, but just different. But then one part of my brain thinks the newer one is maybe just a litttttle bit better! 🙂

Back to the Duomo in Milan

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-05 07:42:50
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

From one coast to the next

The New Store is Open!

Go check it out at Store.StuckInCustoms.com – a fresh re-launch! And we’re doing a special 25% off everything with the code NEWSTORE. And here’s a little video I made that shows it off!

Dropbox or Google Drive?

I’m constantly debating about switching over to Google Drive. I don’t really have a compelling reason yet… Dropbox works perfectly. Sometimes I will use Google Drive to send very large files, however. We upgraded to the corporate Dropbox account, so now the entire team has a massive amount of storage. It’s a bit expensive, I suppose, but not the end of the world.

Daily Photo – From one coast to the next

During our never-ending European tour, we saw many different coastlines. Yesterday's shot from France was preceded by this one in Italy. This was taken in Cinque Terre, looking out into the stormy sea. There was a rain storm coming in and I was mesmerized by all the moody blues. Not long after this, I got in a few final shots of the city in the pouring rain. You can see the one I got if you click on the Cinque Terre category.

From one coast to the next

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-02 19:31:53
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Posing in Venice

More from Venice

You website veterans already know this very well, but you can click on the Venice category above to see even more photos from Venice. Another way to do it is to click through today’s photo until you get to Smugmug then do a search there for Venice.

Daily Photo – Posing in Venice

Even though I went out on at least five occasions and just dedicated myself to taking these sorts of photos, I feel like I should have gone out twice as many times! It was really my first time experimenting with the 90mm Hasselblad lens, and it seems ideally suited just for this kind of shot.

Posing in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-05 08:51:32
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length100.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

A little more from the Italian Coast

More from Cinque Terre

I wonder what it would be like to live in a place like this? Would you get tired of it, or would you get tired of it after a few months or years? I don’t know how you could get tired of it (well,me, not being a city-guy)! Plus, every day italian food? I mean, it’s all they have, so that really takes away the guilt factor.

Daily Photo – A little more from the Italian Coast

How much fun are quadcopters in places like this? Too much fun! It's almost like you can't take a bad shot. I was wishing I had those new goggles from DJI you can wear so I could do everything from a first-person perspective. I normally fly with a spotter beside me while I stare at the screen. It works great except daytime flying often has a massive glare on the screen. I think those goggles are going to be radical!

A little more from the Italian Coast

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-02 18:30:40
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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