How often have I heard the worst things about Photoshop and its implications that it’s ruining Photography? I guess being an educator in this space, I am subject to the microscope, and therefore I see a lot and maybe even sometimes get attacked a bit for what I do. I get it. It comes with the nature of the job. I have been dying to produce this video for some time but was apprehensive until yesterday.

I was on the phone with Matt K, and I said, “Man, I really want to do this video calling out the perspective that Photoshop is ruining Photography, but people expect a different type of video from us.”

Matt K:  Do it.

Me: It’s not that easy.

Matt K: Yes, it is… do it.

The last time Matt K told me to do something with very little explanation other than “do it” was when I asked him if I should start a blog in 2010, and we know how that went! So I did it.

I put together this video about Photoshop and its inherent effects on Photography. Yeah, the title may be a little clickbait-ish, but it serves a purpose.

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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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