Influencing Me – Trey Ratcliff
If you have ever attempted doing HDR photography, then you will almost definitely have heard of Trey Ratcliff and his website Stuck in Customs.When I started doing them I was told to go to the website to get information about doing HDR images. There is so much there to look at and check out. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and when you do a HDR image it allows you to do images that have very bright areas and very dark areas, so you can get an image that covers both. It is good because you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.
There is something quite amazing about his HDR photography. I could never get mine to be quite the same, but I did see a course run by him on KelbyOne and I am ready to give them another try. Doing some things the way he does them, and using some techniques I’ve learned from other instructors there. I have to tell you, his voice is not at all what I expected, I suppose like many of you have said about mine.
The colours are gorgeous in his work. He travels around the world taking photos, who wouldn’t want that. I think when it comes to HDR photography, he is the guru and the most famous HDR photographer out there. I am sure so many of you have heard of him.
There is such a level of detail in his images, that I find so attractive. Did I mention the colours? I think the images are hyper-realistic, but I don’t think that matters. Yesterday at the train station I took so many bracketed shots, and I want to see if I can make that train station look amazing using some of Trey’s techiques.
I have some more images for you to look at, but there are so many on his website Stuck in Customs. He is also on Flickr and if you click on the images in his Portfolio on website then it will take you to his SmugMug account. If you are interested in learning HDR, then it is the place to go. You can also find Trey on most Social Media sites, I follow him on Google+.