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My first time on Waiheke Island after four years in New Zealand to visit my friend Deanie. She always brings the rainbow!
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Here's a photo I just took of amazing Huka Falls in New Zealand. I took this from a DJI Phantom 4 while streaming live video to Facebook — see that video at . See that lodge in the distance? That's where we are staying — it's called Huka Lodge. We have another video on our FB page that shows a little tour of the inside as well. I also got some HD video of these waterfalls... it looks super-epic in motion as you can imagine.
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There's a stampede to get this new video bundle from 5-Day Deal and less than 24 hours left! If you're interested in getting better at video stuff, it's something to look at for sure. There are 347 video tutorials included... well I guess you don't have to watch them all but quite a selection. Here's the link

As for this photo below, I got it during a muster of horses in Yellowstone. This is part of the forest that had burned down a few years before... quite dry and barren still, as you can see.
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I wonder what amazing art will be at Burning Man this year? I try not to look at "spoilers" on the net... I have participated in crowd-funding a few of them, so those i know about — but there are always tons of surprises there!
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New - Trey's Expansion Pack for Aurora HDR Presets!

Grab the preset expansion at or get the full Bundle at !

25 Presets. 2 Tutorial Videos. 20 Sample Images. Rather Redonkulously Long Preset Names that are More Problematic than Helpful.

Hello Internet friends. Trey Here. As of the time of writing this, Aurora HDR Pro has only been out less than half a year and already has 250,000+ downloads. It’s clear people love this! Well, I use this almost every day… sometimes to process dozens of photos. I honestly love it. Remember when I used to use Photomatix? Remember back in the 70’s when I used to stand up and walk over to the Magnavox to change the channel? Yeah, that was pretty lame.

In the past few months, I’ve created about 100 presets. I thought about releasing all of them, but that seemed to be too silly and information over-load, so I decided on my favorite 25. I actually had a little Google Doc, and whenever I used one, I updated the spreadsheet. Pretty geeky I know, but it helped figure out the best 25.

I’ll be honest. Every set of photos is different and some of these presets will make your photo look amazing, and others like complete garbage. There, I said it. But listen, I’m an expert in this stuff, and you just can’t have a preset that works perfectly in Daytime + Nighttime + Indoor/Outdoor + CutePet. So, some will look amazing, others not so much. But don’t give up, next time you might get the inverted results!

One of my favorite new presets is called “Girls Love them some Jon Snow.” It’s dark and moody and has just the right amount of HDR. It works great in night situations. Another great one that works with night shots is “Horrible Mistakes on Snapchat."

Looking for a good daytime filter? This one really plays with the dynamic glow, but I keep going to it. It’s called "ROBOT TREY Calls This 101101101” which is really a stupid name but Robot Trey doesn’t think about these things. Another daytime winner is "Chocolate Increases Happiness & Shame.” You’ll notice how there are thematic connections between the presets that hint towards an artist in an endless downward shame spiral.

Have an interior shot? I’ve got this one that was a total accident that always seems to work. It’s called, “BB8 is Like Waaaay Cuter than R2-D2.” There’s another great one, even though the results come out a bit more grainy and dodgy called "Crisco Twister with Aunty"

Anyway, that’s just a taste. There’s other weird situations too. You might even try "LEVEL X - Don't click this for 1 month,” but don’t try it for a month. It’s a test of your will. Perhaps you might click the more daring B&W preset gently entitled "I Hope My Daughter Never Comes Home with a Black & White Guy.” Actually, it turns out that preset name was too long, so it’s been shortened to "Who's that Black & White Guy??"

And even better, I’m including 20 of my photos you can play with (6 sets of 3 JPGs and 1 RAW file) as well as 2 Tutorial Videos showing you how I use these 25 presets!

Buy them now. Number One, Engage!

Grab the preset expansion at or get the full Bundle at !
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Did you know you can stream live from a quadcopter to Facebook?? Here's my new video review of the DJI Phantom 4 and the full review is over on the blog at

DJI is currently testing some software that will let you use the Go app to connect to FB Live and stream to your friends/family/fans. Pretty radical! But you can see more of this in the video below.
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also zhang is pronounced (jaw-ng)
with the j being very very forward and the a making a short o sound

source: took 4 yrs of chinese
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Last night in the wine cellar of Huka Lodge we had a gin tasting with a master sommelier. What a cool guy and what a unique experience!

He kept all the gins a secret until the end and made us guess. We missed every single one and there were many exotic ones, but the only one I recognized what Lighthouse. He had all kinds of opinions on the right way to have it and what kind of tonic water to use. I told him I thought all tonic water tasted the same and he politely guffawed. He also refuses to put ice in his G&T saying it waters it down. "Do you put ice in your wine good man?" No, he had me there. But my friend Scott Kublin put sugar cubes his zinfandel.

This is a photo I took right before the tasting... this is just part of the 5,000 bottle wine cellar. So awesome!

We did a few FB Live shows from here too - you can see them if you check out the "videos" area of FB ( ). Be sure to see the one when we flew the quadcopter over Huka Falls... that was scary!
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This is the place our quadcopter died when it got hit with a golf ball! Of all things... that story in a moment.

Here's an amazing place on the North Island of New Zealand called Boomrock ! Wow what a place. We choppered in here and had a crazy two hours — we started racing around a private racetrack inside the newest Mercedes AMG sportscar, then off to shoot clay birds, then to a driving range where you hit balls into the ocean (and quadcopters) with some drinks and tasty treats, then back home on a 10 minute helicopter flight to Wellington. It was definitely an amazing time... never seen anything like it!

As for the quadcopter thing, we had the DJI Phantom 4 out taking videos. We were pretty far away, so while we were trying to get a skilled shot, Bartman got a lucky shot and took out the quad! It spiraled to the ground in a dramatic death. Curtis went deep into the bush to see what he could find. We made the recovery, and we're still pouring over the video to see if we can espy its final moment.
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Episode 8 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.

As for Episode 8, join me in "What Goes Up Sometimes Come Down in a Different Location!" In this episode, I begin by talking about how HDR brought a new perspective to photography and how I believe that quadcopter photography is now doing the same thing.

Share your photos and discuss this Episode in Trey's Funky Lounge on Facebook at or get the whole series at

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.

#photography #tutorial #HDR #artist #art #trey #ratcliff #treyratcliff #video #photos #travel #Becoming
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Know anyone that works with Google Voice? I have a question! :)
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google voice seems to work over a computer better than on a phone. discuss amongst yourselfs
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I was in a strange and blue-beautiful area of Tokyo called Ginza. I had no purpose, as usual, and was wandering about. I saw some sparkling little jewels inside a shop and walked inside randomly and saw hundreds of amazing teapots... I bought some exotic tea to bring home and grabbed this photo while waiting for the transaction to go through.
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Episode 8 of Becoming an Artist comes out tomorrow. Here's one of the photos that I took while there in Botswana, Africa filming the whole thing. You can get the whole season now of 15 episodes (all previous and future episodes) and more over at - Enjoy
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I love photography and staying up late at night in the dark, post-processing my photos! It's all quite artistic, I suppose. I take it Very seriously; I also take it not seriously at all.

Every day, I share my travel photography on where I tell a little story and sometimes help people find out more about themselves through the creation of art.  The site also has camera reviews, travel guides, and a growing and fun community.  Join us!

If you want to learn more about HDR photography and fun post-processing, visit my free HDR Tutorial -- Have fun!

Want to know even more?  I get all kinds of questions, so I built an ever-growing About Me page.

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I was detailed in a holding facility by the Chinese military and was able to talk my way out of it, and I escaped with both my wits and my memory cards intact.
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