Have you ever wondered how specific photos just have that “look”? You know, the look that makes you say, “WOW! That Photo is INCREDIBLE! They must have a nice camera!”

Haha, truth be told, it’s never really the camera, is it?

I have found that many images that have that look draw me into specific areas of the photo to grab my attention. This is a DELIBERATE action!

There are many ways to grab the viewer’s attention, but today I will reveal my secrets for building a fabulous glow. I use this technique in nearly every one of my images, and I couldn’t live without it.

Some people call this the “Orton Effect,” but this is not really an Orton Effect because it uses a different process. I prefer to call it a glow or radiance effect. Enjoy and remember to experiment!


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Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.
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