Trey Ratcliff Speaks at Kent State University

On Thursday last week Trey Ratcliff came to Kent State University to participate in their Presidential Speaker Series.    Trey presented “The Future of Digital Arts and the Internet“. Trey discussed the current state of digital art and the internet.

Trey runs the #1 travel photography blog at where he receives more than 500,000 monthly page views.  His photos have also seen more than 50 million views.

Trey brought HDR Photography to the masses and has appeared on numerous television networks and other outlets discussing it.  To learn more about HDR you can get a complete tutorial on his website at

At the conclusion of his presentation the floor was opened for questions.  At this time people asked about his photography and other things.  One of the questions concerned composition.   Trey stated that he divides photo into horizontal thirds and every third must be interesting, otherwise the photo is boring.  For example, in landscapes the sky is usually 1/3, so you need to make it interesting, i.e. blue skies are boring.

To see some of my HDR Work you can look on my blog at

Below are photos I took at the speech.

On the morning of the speech Trey went to Severance Hall in Cleveland and took this photo. It was featured on his blog the next day at
At this point Trey was talking about the new up and coming website Pinterest and how this site that is driving artists nuts due to copyright
Trey talking about his Facebook Page

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