I had a blast at Photoshop World 2011, I met some awesome artists and learned a ton about flash photography.  Last year I spent a lot of time in Photoshop specific classes, but this year I felt much more confident in my Photoshop skills but I really needed to learn more about flash photography.  That is the beauty of Photoshop World, you can learn anything, Photography, Lighting, Portraits, of course Photoshop, and even Social Media Marketing.   Last year I was all encompassed in Photoshop World and ironically only took 1 picture.  This year I decided to take my camera out on the strip and see what I could make.

The images above from left to right: The inside of the Paris, a sick restaurant in the middle of City Center, and the bar in the middle of the casino floor in the Luxor.

                 

Of all the places I loved shooting the Bellagio the most.  The Lobby had this awesome combo of light and glass, almost jelly fish looking sculptures.  I walked a little further through the Hotel to the dining areas and there was a pretty cool garden display with hot air balloons everywhere, pretty HDR worthy stuff.

 I did a little shooting at night too.  I haven’t shot any HDR’s after the sunset in a very long time!  I now know why I dislike it so much… I will discuss how the image above was processed on Friday, September 16th, and how you can use Photoshop to really tweak up those nasty noisy HDR night skies.

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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