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New iOS / Android App, Photo Voyages of Trey Ratcliff

Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Trey Ratcliff's photography on your iPad, iPhone or Android device! You can then choose to get hundreds of more images along with a new image from Trey's collection delivered to you each day! Trey's photos and stories capture the beauty of exotic travel destinations and the humor of bizarre situations he often finds himself in.

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Why I got a Nikon D800

I wrote this controversial article about DSLRs being a dying breed... (which I still believe!) In the article I said that DSLRs are on their way out and mirrorless cameras will take over in the next few years. I didn't see myself spending more money on DSLR equipment, but that is before the D800 came out! Watch a video about my decision and read my Nikon D800 review.


New eBooks at Flatbooks

We've got new eBooks coming out steadily over at We recently launched three great photography eBooks.

The Tuesday Composition solves the mystery of why some images just seem more effective than others, bringing in ideas from the sciences and the arts.

This beautifully-illustrated 75-page book teaches the craft of creating incredible,compelling photographs, through both a discussion of principles and through in-depth looks at a number of case studies.



Paul Roustan is an award winning artist and we're excited to offer Paul's first book titled Diary of a Body Painter. His work is both beautiful and unique; it will cause you to rethink what's possible with body art.

The book includes candid experiences between Paul and his subject. There are 75 visually stunning images complementing 27 diary entries that are certain to keep you entertained.


Conceptual Portraiture walks you through the concept, posing, lighting, and detailed Photoshop post production for several unique images. Rather than focus on lighting or Photoshop only, this book walks you through all aspects of the photo's creation.

Included with each image is a detailed explanation of the shot's basic concept, posing, lighting diagram, EXIF information, step-by-step workflow, Photoshop layer diagram, screen shots, and descriptions of critical steps. This gives the reader a complete guide on how each image was built from the ground up, as well as what was going on in the photographer's head.



Textures Tutorial now available as a textures-only purchase

The Textures Tutorial was one of my first instructional products. It's still a popular tutorial and is available in a few different packages depending on your needs. Due to popular demand, we've offered a new option. You can now purchase the textures themselves apart from the video tutorials.


My Review of the Sony NEX-7

I bought this camera myself right before a Disney cruise so I could experiment with it. I wanted to take shots of the ship, of my kids, of action, the beach, and more. I ended up very pleasantly surprised!

I've been using it for about 50% of my shots recently. You may know that I believe that "mirrorless", or 3rd generation cameras, are the future of photography. To me, this is the first camera that is stepping firmly into the fighting arena. Read my Sony NEX-7 review.


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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The Russian Sub
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San Francisco on an Early Morning
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The Impending Storm
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Sunrise Over San Francisco Bay
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Disney Fantasy Cruise - Tunnel Vision
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Girl Running in Santa Monica
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Driving from Petaluma to Napa
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