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Plotagraph is now available in the App store for iPad and iPhone

You might be wondering what's a Plotagraph? It’s a moving photograph, kinda. I suppose that’s the best way to say it! Even better, it’s incredibly easy and fun! You can simply upload any photo you like and then use some really fun options to animate it. And no, it’s not a cinemagraph — all you need is a single JPG and no additional image or video files.

Grab Plotagraph now from the App Store

Plotograph has been out for desktop users for a while now, but with this new release you can take it with you wherever you go! Download it here and have some fun learning how to bring your images to life!

The good news is that Plotagraph has made it to the top 50 in the iTunes store! And #6 in Photography! Thanks everyone - and thanks for all the great reviews in the store - that really helps a lot I think. It comes with a lot of my sample photos so you can practice animating them before trying your own (note you have to swipe left to try a sample photo - not totally obvious but the team will fix that)

Check out this quick Plotagraph iPad tutorial to help you get started

Here is a brief tutorial to show you guys how easy it is to use the new Plotagraph app on the iPad. It's great being able to play around with my photos even when I'm on the move and don't have access to my desktop!

Interview with Mike Pach on The Photo Show!

Here's an interview I did this week with Mike Pach. We talked about our photographic philosophies and the importance of being zen. 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!

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Reminder: The Text HDR Tutorial is Always Free!

I keep a completely FREE HDR Tutorial 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.

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Some recent photos from the blog

This is near Kabukichō in Tokyo around 1 AM. Tokyo is made up of over 10 different cities, all crammed into one. This is a subsection of Shinjuku is generally known as the red-light district. Most red-light districts in cities can be a little sketchy, but this one feels perfectly safe and was lots of fun to explore. Not far from here is the Golden Gai. BTW, watch my watch my Instagram for more photos of Tokyo. We're on a scouting mission for some upcoming photo walks across Asia with our partners at the Ritz-Carlton. I'm about to post some crazy views from the room in the tallest building in Tokyo!
Incredible Osaka
Here's a photo of incredible Osaka, Japan. It's my first time here and I am amazed at the city. I've been to Japan four times and this was never on my agenda for some reason... but now I see it as a must-visit location. This was edited (as with most of my photos) with Aurora HDR. I'm really looking forward to coming back in November to have a photo walk and some art-events here. If you follow my Instagram stories, you can see some behind-the-scenes stuff, including Tane Gent playing the piano for me while I took the photo. He's an excellent pianist.
Snow Monkeys
We came back to the mountains near Nagano where we visited the snow monkeys! There's a special snow monkey park here with at least a hundred of these guys running all over the place. It's a great park because there are no cages or anything. They are all around you, between your legs, jumping over you, running past you at impossible speeds, brushing across your legs, etc. Between their crazy comings and goings, sometimes they are very calm and just kind of look at the world like this.
My room in Tokyo
The view from my room in Tokyo... I've been sitting on the window sill every night like a little kid, looking down with my camera, having chocolate and sake while listening to music. That's a park down there, where I've walked a few times, listening to the birds and insects and traffic in the distance.
Golden Gai
In the back streets of Shinjuku is a somewhat secret area called Golden Gai where there are about 75 bars crammed into three small streets. Each bar only seats about 7 or 8 people. Some are private and membership only, but most are open to anyone that discovers the place. We went into this one there, called Brian Bar, had some Japanese whiskey, then went outside to take photos of the scene. I almost feel bad about posting this photo, because I think this area should be kept a secret!
Shuri Castle
Here's the ornate throne room Shuri Castle in Okinawa.
Okinawa beach day!
Okinawa, Japan! We had a great day on the beach here yesterday. The water was like a warm bath and we could not get the kids out of there! Not far from here, there was a giant floating inflatable obstacle course - it was like that Japanese game show Wipeout. We all climbed and slid, jumped over stuff, fell of trampolines... it was fun but you would not imagine how exhausting. I'm putting a few Instagram stories up if you wanna go look over there at some of the stuff between the photos!
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