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Are you Stuck On Dad this Father's Day?

It's coming close to Father's Day, and we have some great deals for you here that expire soon!

If you're looking to improve your photography we're offering a 20% discount from now through Father's Day on all of our tutorials and eBooks! Just use "StuckOnDad" at checkout and you'll see the discount! It will work on the HDR Video Tutorial, the Textures Tutorial and the entire collection of eBooks on

And yes, that is me up there wearing the super-ultimate Father's Day gift, some Google Glasses! They are not available to the public yet, but you can read more about it here.


Fresh New eBooks Now on Flatbooks!

Insects in a Flash will tell you everything you need to know to make inspiring images of our six legged friends. It's all here from how to find the insects, how to get close, and how to light the images. Read about Rick's methods for utilizing the capabilities of modern DSLRs to capture beautiful natural looking images in a fluid manner.


The Canon T3i Experience covers basic camera functions and exposure concepts for those new to digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operations of the T3i / 600D, such as using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, controlling autofocus modes and AF points for sharp focus of still or moving subjects, and working in various shooting modes.

Douglas Klostermann has written several other guides for different cameras, all available at Flatbooks: Nikon D5100, Nikon D7000, and Canon T3i.


WordPress for Photographers provides all the information needed to setup a professional photography website or take your existing site to the next level. A cohesive and well-designed website is the single most important way to showcase your photography online, and thanks to WordPress, building one doesn't have to break the bank. This book was specifically designed to maximize website usability and help you avoid time consuming mistakes.


A Great Time at the Google+ Conference

Here is the big show - the live on-stage appearance at the conference with me and Scott Kelby. Please share your thoughts about what I said and the interview as a whole... I am interested!

Sadly, the first 10 minutes of the video looks AWFUL because of the way YouTube encoded it with Hangouts! So please skip ahead to the 11:00 minute mark. If you'd like to see the "Zimmer-Ratcliff" video, click here.


I Finally Moved to New Zealand!

I've moved to New Zealand! It was a big decision to move the family of five here, and we are all very excited! I hope my kids get little Kiwi accents... that would be one of the wonderful little side-effects.

It took about a year to officially get our NZ residence visas. It was an exhausting process, but that bit of logistics is over. And then we had to begin the move of all our stuff ... You can read more about the move here and be sure to check out my entire New Zealand category at


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 Starlight in Downtown Los Angeles
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Sunset over Forest in Yosemite
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Exploring Tokyo
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Hiking in Carmel
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The Holy Halls
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Waikiki at Night
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