So my show is today, it is at The Cashew in Kansas City on 2000 Grand Ave if you are in the area.  They have a great reception area that is just immaculate for showing work.  I am stoked!

One of the pieces I am showing is a great example of the 4th step in my Creative HDR Process:

  1. Good Brackets
  2. Mild Tone Mapping
  3. Post Processing
  4. Creative Post Processing

This is one of my favorite pieces, probably because I know everything that went into it from beginning to end.  Another reason, I love the highlight blowout rays that help accentuate the explosion tree branches.

This effect is actually pretty easy to accomplish in Photoshop without the use of expensive plug-ins.  It requires a few advanced techniques, but if you follow along you will do just fine!


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's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
Blake Rudis on EmailBlake Rudis on FacebookBlake Rudis on InstagramBlake Rudis on PinterestBlake Rudis on TwitterBlake Rudis on Youtube