My favorite tie of the year for photography has got to be Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk time.  I really enjoy hosting these walks and interacting with new photographers.  I set up a walk for Weston, MO an old town with 175 years of history.

There is quite a lot to shoot out there and while we did get some awesome shots, I was quite perturbed by a sudden down pour that abruptly ended our walk.   It was odd, I felt a cold wind blow and I thought to myself, “This does not feel right!”  Not even 3 seconds later (not exaggerating at all) a sudden downpour fell from the sky with drops the size of quarters!  It was extremely disheartening as we did not get to shoot the old houses nearby.

  

Our journey did take us to many interesting locations though, from the streets of an historic town to the inside of a Tobacco hanging warehouse, there was quite a bit to shoot!

Photo Tip For The Week:

Wanna fake infrared?  I know it is not the real thing and I do not want to take anything away from those individuals who have the ability to create such I/R masterpieces.  However, this is a pretty neat trick in Photoshop that gives you a pretty good representation of I/R photography.  I kinda stumbled upon this by accidentally inverting a layer while cycling through some blend modes during post processing.

  • Open the Image in Photoshop
  • Duplicate the layer by pressing CTRL+J (CMD+J for Macs)
  • Invert the layer by pressing CTRL+I (CMD+I for Macs)
  • Now switch the blend mode to Color in the blending options in the layers palette.
  • It may be kind of harsh so lower the Opacity between 55-75%

Blake Rudis
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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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