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!

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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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