What happens when MacPhun and Trey Ratcliff collaborate on HDR software? An Aurora shows up! In this episode of TWiP Talks Trey explains the genesis of this new HDR software.

Aurora HDR is a co-project by Macphun and Trey Ratcliff, the world’s most famous HDR photographer. With this software they hope to simplify the creation of stunning HDR photos and streamline the process into a single workflow.

The company says Aurora HDR combines what the world knows about high dynamic range photography, and takes it further. They say it is faster, more powerful and more feature-rich
than any other HDR software available, and offers a completely new photo editing experience.

Trey and I discuss the inception and genesis of this new software and how photographers might put into daily use.

  • sski66

    Another great show guys, I’ll put in a photo from my little RX100m2 that I carry around, it’s the camera I used when we went to Trey’s Photowalk in Brooklyn,

  • Robert Milton

    Great show & Love Trey! Here is one of my favorites taken on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Taken with Sone A7, Cropped & Edited in Aperture. Thanks for the opportunity to share a pic I have never shared, but was proud of, also for the opportunity to win a program I could use! Thanks.

  • steven_nc

    Thanks for keeping us updated.

  • Here’s an HDR with a light touch I prefer. I’m looking forward to trying the “More HDR / Less HDR” slider in the Aurora HDR software.

  • John

    Great show guys. Here is one of my favourite shots of 2015. Trees known as the ‘Three Witches’ on a hilltop in the Cotswolds in England.

  • Here’s one of my favorite shots I’ve done.

  • Romain Loubeyre

    I took this picture in Iceland this year while visiting an ice cave: amazing sight, and it won’t be here next year (which gives me a great excuse to go back there to visit the new caves)

  • Great Show and congrats to Trey! Here’s a shot that i took in the woods of New Hampshire.

  • Paul Manzi

    Phoenix in the morning…

  • Vinnie Mac

    I can’t pick just one but here is one that came to mind!! Sunset in line at the Burn )'( last year. Love your work Trey!! Also a quick question, do you have any intension on opening your new software to do Timelapse HDR??

    Burn Bright!

  • Jay

    Loved the TWIP talk. Here’s one of my current favorites taken when badwater basin was flooded last year.

  • Really enjoyed this talk… Thanks!

    And here is one of my favorite photos… 🙂

  • Nice talk guys, Aurora sound amazing.

    And here is one of my favorite photos, I took this one on Trey’s photowalk in London last year.

  • Here is one of my favourite photos “Blind Justice”.

  • Sergio Burani

    My favorite photo: Two Camels at Sunset

  • Randy Haynes

    Awesome talk, can’t wait until the next one. Here’s one of my favorite photos. Peace in Balikpapan

  • Fun photos everyone! 🙂

  • This was made the “olde fashioned” way – 3 pictures merged together – I’m sure Aurora HDR could do it better 😉

  • Oliver Waddington

    Just starting to get into photography, so my most recent photograph has some visible flaws, however, I’m loving the learning process. Currently aiming towards upgrading my Nikon d3200, although I’m definitely looking forward to trying Aurora in the future.

  • sunila

    Hello! A determined amateur, I enjoy time spent with the camera. I am posting one my favorite photo of a lady walking to the Church of St. Leodegar, Lucerne.

  • Bandhav

    When you love when you feel …….. You convert it into the picture this the view of how you see situation and draw it into a photo ?

  • Tom Silk

    Infrared shot of a bridge over Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City.

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  • Joseph Zee

    Just like most of photographers and Trey, I do enjoy taking photo during sunrise 🙂

  • Marcel de Groot

    Love Lavender, even in winter…

  • Thomas Terhaar

    Thanks for the talk, great photos. Sunset in Cala Figuera this winter.

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  • toomuchtech

    Just getting started in photography, and I’m so impressed by what the
    HDR techniques in general and this software in particular can do to
    create such mesmerizing images.

  • Walmir Rodrigues

    Hi Frederick and Trey, this is one of my faves from last year. It’s a HDR taken at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel-NY. I hope you guys like it too. I wonder what would it be like if processed with Aurora. Thank you for the consideration.

  • Riley Combs

    As always, super informative. This is from Abiqua Falls, OR. Not much done here, just cleaned up in Lightroom. Thanks guys!

  • One of my Favorites.

  • FP

    One of my son’s and his beautiful wife at their wedding in Chicago …

  • JustGoodSense

    Just caught up! This is on the western rim of Bryce Canyon a few years ago (taken with Pro HDR on an iPhone 4). The canyon is literally 500 feet behind me, but I turned to look at the sunset and saw…

  • Thomas V

    The software looks so cool! Posted a picture from the Chicago Photowalk last August with Trey. Very cool meeting you! Thanks Trey and Frederick! Great show and Take care 🙂

  • Matthew Gaston

    I’d be excited to explore the new software! Till then, heres a Photogravure in Chine-collé of a roster at Seven Hills Coffee.

  • Paul Manzi

    Yaphank Garage

  • Diane Holderfield

    Would love to have a free copy of Aurora Pro! Thanks for the talk! Enjoyed the ‘ole Treyman!

  • Joe ShttrSpk

    Nice work gentleman! The city that never sleeps…

  • Joe ShttrSpk

    The Aurora software looks great! Here is a shot of NYC…

  • Thiruvel Thirumoolan

    On the Bell Rock trail @ Sedona

  • I take a lot of sunrise photos myself. I would say if I Aurora HDRed some of my sunrises, it would look smashing! 🙂

  • van leric (eric)

    I stole a camera and found this image on the memory card.

  • Barry James Johnston

    C’est magnifique!

  • Barry James Johnston

    Adore a Aurora?

  • Barry James Johnston

    Under the bridge downtown, Aurora life away!

  • Jason Qualls

    I WAAANNNTTT Aurora!!!!

  • Shamus

    I would love to work with Aurora on my photos.

  • Bud Branch

    In time for Aurora?

  • Romain Loubeyre

    Hello, have the results been announced already?