The Art of Photography
Okay, so I'm going to come clean right up front and say this was my first live video interview with anyone, ever, and I was a bit nervous. To top it all off I don't just pick some guy to interview. No!
I decide to interview Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs fame.
The same Trey Ratcliff who has almost 3 million followers on Google Plus. The same guy who photographed Hans Zimmer's studio (I ask him about that at the end of the interview, make sure to watch to the end), and who had the first HDR photograph to hang in the Smithsonian. Luckily, Trey's bio says he is an old-school gentleman and he truly is. Thanks again Trey for your time, I'm most honoured and grateful.
Meeting Trey in Person
When I attended the Google Plus Conference for Photographers in San Francisco in April, I was excited to go on Trey's photo walk and meet him in person. He was more than generous with his time, giving us a 4 hour photowalk. He was full of information and willing to answer anyone's questions.
Anyway – on to the interview. Trey is a super busy guy, so his time was limited. But I had a few things I wanted to ask him, and I wanted to know more about his upcoming online class – The Art of Photography. Here it is – hope you enjoy. After watching the video, see below for some of the things Trey mentions and links to stuff we talked about.
Links to stuff in the interview
Here's a link to some of the things Trey and I talked about in the video. If I've missed something please let me know and I'll add it.
- Trey's photos of Hans Zimmer's music studio
- Trey's book, A World in HDR
- Link to Trey's first Google talk where I got the quote “The left brain is for getting through life. The right brain is for living it.”
- My recent article about why expressing creativity is important (even harmful to us, if it's left unused)