Click here if you have problems viewing this email

Coming soon to ...

New Phantom 4 Pro Video

This is all footage from the Phantom 4 Pro that I shot here in New Zealand — all locations are less than an hour from my studio here in Queenstown. Music is "AMB - Set in Stone" — see the full DJI Phantom 4 Pro Review on my blog.


Sign-up before the end of this year to save 20%!

2017 Spring Photo Adventure, October 16 – October 20

Are you interested in joining me in New Zealand for a once-in-a-lifetime photo adventure? Visit our NZ Photo Adventure page for all the details. Registration for the next New Zealand workshop held on October 16 - October 20, 2017 is now open. Put down your deposit before the end of this year to save 20%!

Facebook LIVE - with my BFF Stu Robertson

Here's a Facebook LIVE from Studio 66 looking at the Peace in 10,000 Hands project with Stu Robertson. After this, we jumped on a helicopter together to head over to a glacier here in Queenstown, New Zealand.


What is The Arcanum?

What is The Arcanum and the new Master & Apprentice system for creative learning? Here’s a video you can watch to learn more — then go sign up now at and embark on a totally new creative journey. This is completely different than normal online education where you pay a fee and watch canned videos. This is personal, and you will have a Master guide you through a series of challenges and critiques. is a personal blog where Trey puts up a new unique photo every day and writes about the art, the technology, and the story of the adventures. Actually, this is Trey writing about this in third person. Both Trey and I appreciate your support very much!

If you think your family or friends might like this Newsletter (subscribe for free), please forward this to them. It'll make a fun email chain!

Join me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

Reminder: The Text HDR Tutorial is Always Free!

I keep a completely FREE HDR Tutorial for Macs and a separate FREE HDR Tutorial for Windows on my website. It is a living document that continues to evolve over the years. It goes over everything you need to get started and is a great introduction to the basics of HDR photography and post processing.

Check out what you may have missed!

Have you missed a past issue of the most beautiful newsletter on the Internet? Well, we've got great news! We've been saving them here all along just for you!

Some photos from over on the Blog :)

This magical place is deep in Death Valley and virtually inaccessible. These massive rocks move across the desert pan, carving trails of time behind them. Countless theories exist about what causes this phenomenon. I stayed here all night, and this was taken just after midnight as the moon rose to make new shadows. I thought the moon might give some clues, but it did not. I lay on the hard pavement near the rock to see if I could sense movement. After half an hour, not only did I see no movement, but I also felt quite redonkulous.
This was sort of a special morning because it was the first time we had sun in over a week! It was dreary and foggy for a long time. I love all that moody stuff for sure, but it was a nice change of pace to have the sun blast out at us!
One night after seeing a strange play called “The Nether,” I went on a solo four-hour photowalk around London at night. It was so magical! I had on my earphones and just had a grand old time walking here and walking there… so amazing to see such amazingness everywhere. It had been about three years since I had been, so I was immediately impressed by this cool new building, The Shard, that shot right out of the city.
Don't you hate/love that pressure zone of the sunset? Well, which one? I, of course, love it... but the pressure to move around and get as many good shots as possible is pretty hardcore. I plan it all out like I'm playing an RTS game. I'm constantly calculating compositions, timings, and the logistics of getting from one point to another. Every situation is different... if I am on foot, in a vehicle, or on a bike.
This was about an hour's drive outside of Venice. I've wanted to visit here for years, but it seems so strange to LEAVE some place as Venice to go somewhere else… but we finally did and I'm really happy about the visit. This is a famous bridge from World War II and the site of a major battle. You can still see bullet pock marks on many of the buildings.
I took this during a crazy three days in San Francisco. The trip included everything from visits to Google, YouTube, Facebook, breakfast with Scoble, Smugmug, Microsoft at a Calacanis event (where the upcoming app WON Audience Choice!), then finally a PhotoWalk in SF with Thomas Hawk. It was completely exhausting but very fun. After the Facebook talk, I headed to downtown San Francisco with Tom Anderson to get this photo. It was a great night!
2004 - 2016, SIC Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.