Trey Ratcliff’s Complete HDR Tutorial 3.0 – Stuck in Customs

Trey Ratcliff’s Complete HDR Tutorial 3.0

Trey’s All New HDR Tutorial featuring Lisa Bettany

I recently spent several weeks exploring the beautiful and unique city of Venice, Italy. I invited Lisa Bettany to join me during the Carnival of Venice to help film this new version of my popular HDR Tutorial. Venice was filled with thousands of people in costume as we explored its countless streets, bridges and canals. Lisa and I discuss our artistic inspirations and challenges, how we compose a shot, our camera settings and much more. You’re then transported back to my studio where I slowly take you step-by-step through my latest techniques.

Perfect for Beginners to Advanced using Windows or Mac

This entirely new HDR tutorial is perfect for Beginners to Mega Advanced professionals who want to see all of my latest post-processing techniques using Aurora HDR. I think you’ll love it! It’s honestly the highest-quality set of videos we’ve ever made.

What’s Included?

You’ll be magically transfixed by the 9 main lessons and the 2 bonus ones. Plus you’ll get all my RAW files to practice with. Each one starts with Lisa and I in some kind of photographic situation. You see us out in the wild with our cameras talking about the shots we’re attempting to capture. And then you’ll I take you back to my studio to see how I try to make a little magic happen! 🙂

Lesson 1: Setting up your camera
Lesson 2: A Basic HDR Photo
Lesson 3: Indoor HDR
Lesson 4: Outdoor HDR
Lesson 5: Night HDR
Lesson 6: Single Exposure HDR

Lesson 7: Mobile Photography
Lesson 8: Drone HDR
Lesson 9: A final HDR Shot
Bonus Lesson: HDR Sunrise in Extreme Conditions
Bonus Lesson: Vibrant Street Photography

But wait there’s more! 🙂
I’ve included another 3 videos which are quite unique. You’ll see Lisa and I discussing our artistic journey, the struggles and doubts we face with photography, and lastly, we critique one another’s photos and talk about unusual things we see.

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What do I need to get started?

The main thing you need is some HDR Software. I strongly recommend Aurora HDR by Macphun. I also use Adobe Lightroom.

Not happy? No worries!

As usual, if you’re not mega-happy, you can have all your money back! It’s no problem. We have actual humans standing by to help you out with every little problem, big or small.


About Lisa Bettany

Lisa Bettany is a landscape and travel photographer based in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Lisa is passionate about inspiring others to creatively capture the moments of their lives by taking great photos.

Learn more about Lisa on her blog, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.


Just a few of the images included in the course

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And here are some of my favorite HDR images where I’ve used these techniques!

Poking The Front Of Your Face Through The Veil

The Mist From The Tree Tops Fell On Me From Above And Behind

Inception Reflection New York

Road Trip New Zealand!

A Neo-Rockwellian Christmas When dad is a photographer, then there is a major degree of pressure to deliver photos on all the requisite holidays and celebrations! So, I decided to try to re-invent the family Christmas photo with HDR. Please note that many of my inventions go down in flames, but, as Winston Churchill said, “success is the ability to go from one failure to the next with no loss of enthusiasm”.Christmas scenes have a lot of light levels. The lights on the tree, the deep greens withn the branches, a roaring fire, lights in the room, reflections off the ornaments, and the like. It’s wild! I’m pretty sure this is why people like Christmas scenes so much - a wonderful treat for the eyes that is rich in texture and rich in light. Traditionally, it’s been very difficult to capture so much richness in a single photo, saving a lucky and heroic combination of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and lenses.The tree lights made the faces of my three stunt-children (who are also my real children) glow perfectly. No flash could have achieved this, unless you are the kind of Rambo-flash guy that would go bury one inside the tree to hit their faces from the left. But, let’s face it. That’s hard.This was a 5-exposure HDR. You will notice that I often use 5 exposures, but note I could have done it with 3 exposures at -2, 0, and +2. Some silly Nikon cameras, like the D3X I use, will not let you step by twos, so I had to take 5 at -2, -1, 0, +1, and +2. The middle exposure, from which the kid’s faces were masked in and perfectly lit, was shot at f/4 aperture, shutter speed of 1/250, 100 ISO, and at 28mm.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Taking the Yacht for a Midnight Spin

Lijiang at Night


In this course, I reveal 100% new stuff! In the first hour, you’ll know all the basics, and beyond that, you’ll learn an amazing collection of new tricks, workflow, and post-processing techniques that will give your photos a great and unique look. Excellent for any skill level, from beginner to advanced.



I demonstrate, step-by-step, how I set up my camera, compose the shot and edit it during post-processing in every possible situation: Indoor, Outdoor, Sunrise, Sunset, Night, Street, Mobile, Drone and more. Plus three bonus episodes where Lisa and I discuss our artisitc journey, the struggles and doubts we face with photography, and critique each other’s photos.

Your purchase includes:

  • 10+ hours of instruction
  • My RAW image files
  • 5 Bonus Videos
  • Stuck in Customs Clubhouse