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Becoming an Artist Workshops are coming to the USA!

$399 USD but register now and save $100!

As some of you may already know, this year I'll be visiting 20+ cities around the world. In each city, I'll be leading a unique day-long workshop. And in July and August, it's Dallas and Denver's turn to join the fun!

These workshops are for the people that want to play with both sides of their person. One one side, it's for people that want to learn the intricacies of Lightroom, Photoshop, Aurora HDR and Photomatix. On the other side, it's also for people that like me, dreamers who are coming to know the world, art, and passion in a very different way.

The one-day workshop for Denver, Colorado will be held on Sunday, July 17.

The one-day workshop for Dallas, Texas will be held on Monday, August 1.

Want the workshop to come to your city?
We're choosing the cities based on social media feedback! If you want us to visit your city, send a shout out on any social media with the hashtag #becoming


8:30 AM - Registration opens
Please bring your registration email to serve as your ticket. In the interim, please be sure to join Trey's Facebook group which includes thousands of fun and creative friends!

9:00 AM - Session 1 with Trey Ratcliff
Trey will begin with an inspirational talk and then jump right into editing photos. He'll use a collection of software tools including Lightroom, Photoshop, Aurora HDR Pro and Photomatix.

Note: Trey will be recording his screen so that you can just sit back, enjoy and learn. We'll send you the entire video after the workshop.

10:30 AM - Break

10:45 AM - Session 2 with Trey Ratcliff
Trey will spend ample time in Lightroom showing his updated workflow for managing thousands of images across multiple libraries and his approach for dealing with frequent travels which require him to merge multiple Lightroom libraries.

12:15 PM - Lunch Break
Lunch is not included. We will provide a list of nearby eateries for your convenience.

1:15 PM - Bonus Video
Hot Tip! Return from lunch 15 mins early and we'll turn down the lights and the music up to play one of Trey's favorite videos.

1:30 PM - Session 3 with Trey Ratcliff
Trey moves into intermediate to advanced techniques while editing more of the challenge photos included in the Welcome Package. He'll also show some of his more experimental techniques, including one he discovered at Burning Man which he is struggling to evolve.

3:00 PM - Break

3:15 PM - Session 4 with Guest Master Teacher

5:00 PM - A Final Word from Trey

5:15 PM - Meet and greet with Trey

6:00 PM - The end of a unique experience to open your creative heart to the next level :)

Switch to Aurora HDR and get 20% off!

From NOW until July 31

I have some hot news for you! For all you photographers out there that are looking for totally new HDR photo editing experience, fear not. Macphun and I have teamed up and are offering a very special upgrade price + some awesome bonuses when you switch to Aurora HDR Pro from your current software.

This is for anyone who uses any other HDR Software... and feels like a challenge. All you have to do is compare the results you achieve with Aurora HDR with your current images.

If you like it as much as I do, then all you have to do is simply prove that you own the other software and you'll get 20% off, a whole lot of bonuses + a private LIVE training session with ME!

Head over to Macphun to check it out.

Half a Million Aurora HDR Downloads!

Time to celebrate with a competition

Macphun and I are excited to announce that our all-in-one HDR photo editor, Aurora HDR has reached a landmark 500,000 downloads in the 7 months since its launch.

To celebrate we've teamed up with leading photography magazines in the world (US, UK, AUS), for you to get a chance to show off your best HDR image! Each magazine will feature an ad spotlighting the winning Aurora HDR photo on their back cover each month for the next four months.

Go to to find out all the competition details.

Facebook LIVE High in the snowy Southern Alps!

Last week we spent the morning climbing to the top of The Remarkables ski resort in Queenstown, New Zealand and taking photos of some beautiful vistas. This is one of the Lord of the Rings locations!

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