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Workshop-around-the-World Mania!

I've only given three in-person photography workshops in the past four years, and those were in Tokyo, London and Austin. So I come to you today with three pieces of exciting news!

1) Price change and update on Paris Workshop,

2) 1-Day Workshop in Christchurch, NZ, and

3) A long, more private, 5-day adventure with me in Queenstown, NZ.

Price change for the Paris Workshop

We heard that many people are having trouble affording the Paris event, and we’re not in the business of making people upset. So, I worked with the team to figure something out. We dropped the price dramatically with a “New Plan” of losing money on the event itself. Great plan, eh? Hehe. Actually what we are going to do is have a video crew come along to make a video of the workshop to sell at later date. This way, the people that come to Paris will spend two full days with us shooting and post-processing and one-on-one help. Then later everyone else can enjoy the highlights of the event on video. Good plan that hopefully strikes a happy medium? I think so!

Visit the Midnight in Paris page to see the new price and register for the event!

One Day Christchurch Workshop

Now that I’ve officially moved my family to New Zealand, I wanted to do something special! I’ve been meaning to do this ever since I got settled, and I finally talked to the NZIPP team in Christchurch and we put together this exciting event for you. So come alone or bring a friend – we will all have a great time together! The day long event will be held on December 6, 2012

Visit the Christchurch Workshop page to reserve your spot!

New Zealand Photo Adventure

I’m inviting a very limited number to join me here in New Zealand for a once-in-a-lifetime photo adventure of epic proportions! You’ll get to spend a lot of one-on-one time with me — and you’ll end up with amazing photos and stories no matter your skill level. We'll spend five full days together exploring many amazing places, from Queenstown to Milford Sound.

Visit the New Zealand Photo Adventure page for additional details.



Octoberfest Sale on all eBooks and Tutorials!

The year is going by fast! We haven't run a sale since Father's Day so October sounded like a great time do it. You can use the the discount code "Octoberfest20" to save 20% on all eBooks over at and on the Tutorial and Tools at through October 31st, 2012.

(Note: The discount does not apply to Workshops, Prints or Apps)



Many Great New eBooks at Flatbooks!

Big World Little Lens – The Complete Guide to iPhone Photography will teach you everything you need to know about taking great photos with your iPhone. Included in this book are videos highlighting some of Justin's favorite apps, 10 tips to improve your iPhone Photography, apps and workflow recommendations, gear suggestions, a Hipstamatic flash/film/lens comparison, and ways to send as well as extend your

The final section presents a gallery of my iPhone images from around the world highlighting the apps Justin used to make them. Whether it is a trip to Paris, family reunion, or a walk in the park, your iPhone will have you covered!


In her book, Digital Castles, Tanya Rochat teaches you how she creates photographic illustrations (digital matte paintings) and what inspires her to start and complete them.

A matte painting is a painted representation of a landscape, set, or distant location that allows filmmakers to create the illusion of an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build or visit. Historically, matte painters and film technicians have used various techniques to combine a matte-painted image with live-action footage. At its best, depending on the skill levels of the artists and technicians, the effect is “seamless” and creates environments that would otherwise be impossible to film.


Want to try HDR? Start with Photomatix!

Photomatix Pro from HDRsoft is an integral part of my HDR processing. If you would like to purchase Photomatix Pro (or get a free trial) be sure to use the Photomatix Coupon Code code "TREYRATCLIFF" at checkout to save some money. You can find the software for Mac or Windows at the HDRSoft website.


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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Crazy Clouds in Oahu
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The Stars Above Grand Central Station
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Fast Action in New York City
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The Painted Mountains of Death Valley
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Crossing Rivers in the Andes
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A Reflective Morning in Milford Sound
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