A Seminar Event
Kansas City, MO Saturday May 16th
The HDR Master Class Seminar Details
The HDR Master Class has been carefully crafted to give you all the knowledge you need to make better photographs, period. Come on out and spend the entire day with Blake Rudis and your fellow peers as they navigate the wonderful, yet sometimes convoluted world of HDR photography. Blake has a real gift for taking a complex topic and turning it into something anyone can understand.
Whether you are a beginner new to the letters H-D-R or are an advanced High Dynamic Range processing fanatic this course will give you all the necessary skills to make jaw-dropping HDR images. After this full day of learning, you will have all of the knowledge you need to start taking your photos to the next level!
Let’s Master HDR photography together!
The KU Conference Center Lobby and Conference Room
University of Kansas Edwards Campus
12604 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213, USA
Saturday, May 16th
8 AM – 4 PM
KU Campus Conference Center
Doors open at 8 AM for registration
8 - 8:45 AM | Course Registration and Networking
The doors to the KU Conference Center Lobby will open at 8 AM for registration. While you don’t have to necessarily be here promptly at 8 AM, this is a great time to network with fellow photographers in your area and see what the vendors have to offer!
The doors to the seminar room will open at 8:30 AM and the course will begin at 8:45 AM.
8:45 - 9:00 AM | Course Introduction
This will be a brief introduction to the course, the layout of the Convention Center, the days events, and a quick introduction to your instructor, Blake Rudis.
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Debunking the Mystery of HDR
When it comes to HDR there seems to be a whole bunch of mystery behind it. In this session we will aim to debunk some myths and answer some pressing questions about HDR. While HDR is a very process oriented form of photography, it doesn’t have to be as convoluted as we make it out to be!
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Master the Camera for HDR
Ask 15 photographers how to shoot for HDR and you will receive different answers from each. This is because there are so many ways to get an HDR image. While there is no one right way to shoot for HDR, in this session Blake will share his “Go-To” HDR settings. With these settings you will be tripod mounted and blasting for HDR in seconds!
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM | Processing HDR Images
So you’ve got all these bracketed shots now, what do you do with them? In this session Blake will discuss his detailed cataloging method that does not require software and share the many ways he processes his HDR images.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Lunch Break
Lunch will be provided at the Conference Center. It is being catered by Grandma’s Cafe courtesy of Blake Rudis. These are boxed lunches, and no not the “boxed nasties” you get in the military 🙂 These are much better!
You are more than welcome to leave the Conference Center for lunch, but the festivities will commence promptly at 1PM, don’t be late!
If you decide to stay in the seminar room and eat the catered meal, you will not be disappointed!
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM | Post Processing Necessities for HDR
There are literally thousands of things you can do in post after you have a tone mapped HDR image. This makes processing with speed and accuracy rather difficult. In this session we will discuss the absolute necessities and cutout the middle man so to speak.
2:00 - 2:45 PM| The Typical HDR Workflow
So you know how to shoot for HDR, you know how to tone map an HDR image and you now know what the most important elements in the photo are to post process. Now we are going to put all of that into practice and show an entire HDR Workflow from beginning to end!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Creative Processing & Wrap-Up
After you have a good HDR image that is technically perfect, it is time to move into the creative process to finish it off. In this session Blake will discuss the many creative things he does to his images that set them apart from the rest. From subtle vignettes to color grading, this is the icing on the cake!
- Landscape, Architecture, Street, City, oh heck, all Photographers!
- Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Photographers
- People who have never shot for HDR
- People who shoot for HDR every day
- Anyone who wants to get better at HDR Photography and, well, Photoshop and Photography in general!
What’s in it for me?
World Class HDR instruction from a subject matter expert.
A full day of learning! You will learn everything you need to know about HDR photography and will be able to put it into practice immediately!
You will have access to Blake throughout the day to ask as many questions as you see fit!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Pre-Conference?
The pre-conference is open to the first 15 individuals that purchase a ticket. This pre-conference will include a Photo Walk the night before at a location in Kansas City. The location is TBD.
This is an opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction with Blake and network with your peers in a laid back environment focused on just having fun with HDR on location.
How much is Parking?
Parking on the KU Campus is free and there is plenty of it!
Do I have to be a KU student to attend?
Nope! You do not have to be a KU student to attend the seminar. However, you may have to drop your guard if you are a Mizzou fan 🙂
Is lunch provided?
Lunch is included in your ticket price and will be provided to all attendees. It will be catered between 12 and 1 PM by Grandma’s Cafe.
It will be an assortment of awesome boxed lunches. If you have STRICT dietary concerns please let us know via email prior to May 1st. firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need a computer?
You don’t need a computer to follow along with Blake during the Seminar. It would be advised to leave it at home so you do not distract your neighbors during the instruction.
Should I bring my camera?
Bringing your camera is not a bad idea, after all we are all photographers, right? With that being said, it will be your responsibility to ensure it is secure at all times.
If I purchase a ticket and cannot attend is there a refund?
You have 2 options if you need to request a refund:
- You may receive a partial refund for your ticket. There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee.
- You may also apply your ticket price to any of Blake’s online courses up to the value paid for your ticket.