Trey Ratcliff — Guru of the HDR Photography
StuckInCustoms.com is the best resource you can ever find to get an idea about the HDR photography. For me it is still hard to image how Trey Ratcliff, a photographer, blogger, creative producer at WebWars and family man, manages to travel around the globe and discover the world for us in a totally different way – in the High Dynamic Range (HDR). Driving inspiration from the works of great Impressionists, Trey Ratcliff tries to capture the moment as he sees it — dramatic, exciting, everlasting and fleeting at the same time.
You have a really descriptive and informative About page on StuckInCustoms. I wonder how you would summarize it all about Trey Ratcliff in one sentence. :)
What’s your most memorable project and why? (please attach photos if possible)
The Violent Volcano
I’ve reached the end of the world
I’ve heard Impressionism is your big passion. Is this what pushed you into exploring HDR photography? What or who first got you started in photography in general?
A big part of your life is devoted to traveling. What was the funniest story from your travel experience? In one of your interviews I read you were not too excited about your trips to Ukraine and Russia. Could you tell us more about your impressions?
The Old Russian Streetcar (still in operation…)
Do you agree with the statement of Thomas Edison «Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration»? Do you consider yourself a talented photographer? Do you ever doubt what you are doing?
What if you could be invisible for one day with your camera?
People often overrate…
What do you think about the situation with HDR photography today? Don’t you think this genre is often heavily abused? Will it leave a sharp mark in history of photography in your opinion?
Hong Kong from the peak on a summer’s night
5 words your friends would use to describe you
A Neo-Rockwellian Christmas
You’ve published a book “A world in HDR” not so long time ago. Is it the first book you’ve created? Who’s taking care of the shipping, promoting and all the business stuff? Do you plan to write another photography book or publication?
Fourth on Lake Austin
What’s your main goal for 2010?
What camera/lens combination do you use most often? What about DSLR with built-in HDR function, did you try any of those?
Trey, you are into photography, creative developing at WebWars, drawing, blogging and probably, many more activities. And you are pretty successful in all these. Tell us, what’s your secret? Do you plan to fulfill any new creative aspirations in the nearest future? If so, in what field will it be?
This is Nathaniel
When did you first understand your photography is a success? Was it a surprise for you or logical result of your hard work?
What’s your favorite destination so far? (please share some photos from there)
On Frozen Pond
An Icelandic Horse in the Wild
The Icy Pit to Hell
If not a photographer, I would be a…
In the whole arsenal of your photography equipment, what’s really indispensable besides the camera and lens?
The Veins of Bangkok
Farewell India — The Taj Mahal
What would you refuse to shoot even for million dollars?
What are your main sources of inspiration both online and offline?
The Setting Sun and the Farm
The Lonely Trinity
Do you think tips and advice from peers are important for budding photographers? If so, what would you advise to the beginners?
You can learn more about Trey Ratcliff by visiting:
Trey’s blog: StuckInCustoms
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