Trey

During my career in photography I’ve met very few (if any) people who’s rise to stardom has been more incredible than my pal Trey Ratcliff’s rise. He’s a brilliant individual who has the very unique mixture of business acumen, artistic eye, critical thinking, encyclopedic/scientific knowledge and downright folksy friendly approach to helping photographers succeed. I […]

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The Urban Photographer of the Year photo contest entry deadline is fast approaching. July 31, 2015 is the cutoff. Now in its ninth year, the global photo competition challenges photographers to capture what urban means to them through the theme “Cities at Work.”  The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. The […]

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I received an interesting email yesterday. Flickr gave me a heads up that they would be offering a new upgraded “pro” service. The email reads: “Tomorrow, 7/23, Flickr will be announcing news specifically for pro photographers.” I seem to remember Yahoo’s CEO (Yahoo owns Flickr) saying there was no need for “professional” photographers anymore. Well […]

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NOTE: I haven’t tried the less-expensive standard version of this application. The pro version includes blending modes, the ability to bring color from an original image, plugin support, shortcuts, more powerful vignetting, better histograms and more. Much of the functionality of the app (and presets) appears to be available in the standard version so if […]

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If you shoot color film, or work in RAW and don’t have an easy way to see a B&W version of any scene in your viewfinder, then you may want to know about the Wratten #90 filter. Ansel Adams used one of these to help him recognize tonal relationships in scenes he wanted to capture […]

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Today, everyone has an opinion and moreover, many think their opinion trumps all. It’s part of the Internet culture and frankly, it’s brought about plenty of criticism but little of it constructive. There are good reasons to seek out constructive criticism. And there can be great value to it. When criticism is delivered by talented, educated, gifted […]

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NOTE: This story was cross-posted at WeShootFuji.com I needed an affordable, reasonably large but reasonably lightweight camera backpack to take with me to Teton National Park. I used the Pelican 1510-004-110 Case with Padded Dividers, Black to get my gear on the plane, but it’s not a viable solution for trekking around a mountain range. […]

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