Speaking Engagements – Stuck in Customs

Speaking Engagements

Contacting Trey about a Speaking Event

Trey will occasionally do public speaking engagements. If you have an opportunity you would like for him to consider please contact Amie Yavor (ayavor at caa.com) or fill out the form at CAA.

Trey has given speeches at Google, Facebook, Pinterest, and various universities and conferences around the world. If you want to see some of the topics discussed, see the CAA Speakers Site.

About Trey Ratcliff

Trey Ratcliff speaking at Google ZeitgeistTrey Ratcliff speaking at Google Zeitgeist. Photo courtesy of Robert Scoble.

Trey Ratcliff is a photographer, artist, writer and adventurer. Each day, Trey posts a new photo to his website, StuckInCustoms.com, the #1 Travel Photography blog on the Internet. His photos and stories capture the beauty of exotic travel destinations and the humor of bizarre situations he often finds himself in. There is always something new, unexpected and beautiful to see. Trey is best known as a pioneer in HDR photography. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, a technique whereby multiple levels of light are captured for a particular scene and then combined into a single photograph. The resulting images are richly detailed and more closely resemble what you recall of the scene in your mind.

Fourth on Lake AustinTrey’s photo, “Fourth on Lake Austin”, was the first HDR photograph to hang in the Smithsonian. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and the BBC, and his photos have accumulated more than 50 million views. His best-selling book, “A World in HDR” sold out on Amazon in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Trey has taught many thousands of people the secrets to his techniques via his free HDR tutorial and a more detailed video tutorial, both are available on his website.

Trey grew up blind in one eye, which changed the way he has come to experience and visually map the world. This, combined with his degree in computer science and math, has shaped his unique, algorithm-like, approach to capturing a scene that evokes more palpable memories.

Speaking Samples

Speaking at TEDx

There’s a grouping of questions about me that come up pretty often. How did I become a photographer? What’s the backstory? What are some of the counter-intuitive things that I figured out along the way via series of embarrassing stories? Well here’s all that and more!


Google Zeitgesit

Trey’s talk titled “The World We Design – Technology and Beauty in Photography” is from Google Zeitgeist Americas, October 2012.


Kent St, Presidential Speaker Series

In March 2012, Trey was invited to speak at Kent St at their Presidential Speaker Series. Trey’s presentation was on The Future of Digital Arts and the Internet. Here is a short preview by Kent State President Lester A. Lefton and here is a nice recap of the event.

EG Conference

This is Trey’s talk he gave at the EG conference in April 2011. Trey was invited back again for the 2012 conference.


Authors@Google Talk

Trey’s first Authors@Google talk — all about HDR Photography.


Second Speech at Google HQ

In this second speech, Trey talked about “Artists and the Internet: Digitally Extending your Natural Self” — many will find it interesting, even if you are not an artist.


Trey speaking at Google Zeitgeist. Photo courtesy of Robert Scoble.