Trey Ratcliff

Lightroom CC on an OLD Macbook Pro

Lightroom CC was just released and is getting a lot of hype. Kelby Training did a special webinar on it and posts from photographers have flooded the internet. However, the one major thing that no one answered for me was “Would this new program work on my outdated computer?”

This new release of Lightroom is much like Photoshop where it is a separate install. That had me worried a little bit as I knew that at least Lightroom 5 ran on my current system. It is slow but reliable. I had no idea what was going to happen when I installed Lightroom CC.


Sunset Day

In honour of the Weather Channel’s Sunset Day event on Google+ I thought that I would show a few of my recent sunset shots. In the recent months, there have been some spectacular sunsets. Part of my interest in this event is because of my geography background. My final course that I took was climatology and that helped give me an interest in weather and things like this.


Flatbooks Sale

Flatbooks_20_Percent_Off_Sale

As you might have guessed I love ebooks and my other project Photography Ebook Reviews is all about that. So I thought that I would just drop a little note to let you all in on a sale over at Flatbooks. You can get 20% off when you buy 2 or more books there. The sale is only for the month of August, so don’t waste any time.


Getting the Shot 20: Taehwa River Bamboo Forest

f/8 Bracketed -2/0/+2

f/8 Bracketed -2/0/+2

Walking along the Taehwa River Park the other morning I found myself enchanted by the bamboo forest that runs along side the river. Maybe it was the soft music or the first warm and bright day in Ulsan in a long time. At any rate I came out of this walk more relaxed and with a few nice shots as well.


Getting the Shot 17: Weltz Tower

ISO 100, bracketing -2/0/+2, f/16

The Shot: This is your standard traffic shot from above with a few twists. The magic of this shot comes from the post processing. Dues to the fact that I got up to the roof late, I had to employ a few tricks to get the shot the way that I wanted. Other than that, it is a great example of a rooftop shot in Ulsan.


Sunday Reading Posts

In this new section in the Sajin, I am going to review the vast library of ebooks that I have collected over the past few years. I feel that these are a great way to spend a sunday evening after a great weekend. Typically, I read everything that I can on the different subjects that will promote my craft and give me the tools to be a better photographer. Now, these won’t always be directly on the topic of photography but they will be on topics that will help you get your name out, improve your blog and handle your business.

The purpose of this new section to The Sajin is to address the growing demand in Korea for english-language materials to aid in helping with the above topics and to showcase the ever-growing electronic library of excellent material that talented photographers, bloggers, and other smart people have been creating.


Hurting the Integrity of Photography

Uh oh I sharpened, saturated, under and over exposed, added contrast and made this “pedestrian” photo… sorry


Cool Purchase #2: Trey Ratcliff’s E-Book Bonus Bundle

I love reading the most current material about photography and I love reading beautifully designed book that really jump off the screen. So when I purchased Trey’s ebook bonus bundle, I love reading each volume.  Not to mention a few of the ebook templates were designed by Ulsan’s own Griffin Stewart!!


Cool Purchase #1: Imagenomic’s Noiseware

While I was on a shoot for 10 Magazine, I encountered a problem: noisy pictures. When your are shooting in dark areas and need sharp shots you often need to bump up the iso. The general rule is that you should shoot in the lowest possible iso that you can, in order to reduce the noise. In this case, I was shooting between iso 800 and 1600. Suffice to say that the images were noisy and not up to snuff.


Photography Resources for Photographers in KOREA

One of the biggest challenges about being a photographer in Korea is skill development. There are a ton of great photographers and clubs here but the language barrier is often a challenge. However there are a ton of great resources in Korea and on the web to help you develop your skill to its highest Potential.

1. Seoul Photography Club


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