So I am editing my photo’s from the Photo Walk I lead here in Missouri and I am thinking, “I wonder what Dfx can do for these photos?”  I opened up my Dfx plug-in and after a few seconds of tweaking, I was impressed… again.  I know I spent a lot of time last week plugging Dfx, but let me assure you; I do not get paid by Tiffen to write these blogs…seriously, my wallet has not gotten any fatter from them.  They were nice enough to give me a copy for review and tutorial purposes, but they do not pay me to continue going on and on about their stellar product.  I am telling you this to reassure you that Dfx is a stand out product.  How often do you see me write three blogs in one week about the same product?  Never, until now!

Take a look at the above comparison.  I kinda liked what I had taken on my Photo Walk, but I was not sold that any of them were great.  I was much too worried that my walkers didn’t get lost in the woods to concern myself with my own photos.  Once I tone mapped my shots I was still pretty iffy about any of them being anything even decent.  Then I post processed them, low and behold the typical post processing wasn’t tickling my fancy.  So I figured, let’s give Dfx a shot at these pics, see if they are salvageable.  Sure enough Dfx saved the day, not only was I excited about these pictures, I was excited to see what I could do with the rest!

Dfx has proved itself to be the finishing touch on all of my HDR work from here on out.  You may be able to get similar results from Photoshop alone, but why go through the hassle?  Why not have that extra edge on every other HDRtist shooting these days, add drama in seconds and do things to your photos you never thought imaginable.  I owe a huge stroke of gratitude to Tiffen for Dfx 3.0.  The cost for Dfx is near non existent when you see your decent photos do a 180!

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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