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Blake Rudis


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I rocked the Path Blur on this photo for the cannons and the propeller. It is a powerful tool when used selectively.

If you want to see how I did it, here is the Free Tutorial this Friday:…/

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Curves Layer Dodging and Burning in under 3 minutes!!!   Free Tutorial Friday!
I have been toying with Flash Tutorials for a while. I am usually long winded, but this one is fast... lightening fast and extremely useful. I'd love to hear what you think.

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On the Blog today I discuss Macro Photography and Why I love it so much. It is incredible what you can see in this world when you take the time to look at the magnified mundane!

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I have recently become a Master in the Arcanum and have started building my "Cohort"...

If you read that last sentence and are lost, I understand! I once thought it was photography as a second language as well.

The Arcanum is a place where you can hone your inner artist, discover your passion, and understand your "Why"!

If you want to learn more, check out the post today on the blog!

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Perfect Suite 9.5 is releasing very soon (within the next 2 weeks or so).

I was fortunate enough to receive a beat version and took a look at the new Perfect Effects 9.5.  The Luminosity Masking is a very useful addition!

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Every Photographer has been there... lusting for more gear...

Looking for a new camera, lens, upgrade... Ask yourself these 5 questions before any purchase and never fear buyers remorse ever again!!!

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"HDR does not kill photography, photographers kill photography!"

Oh boy!  Bigger sensors, more dynamic range... what else will threaten the life of HDR photography?

I wrote about this today on EverydayHDR because it has been bugging me for a long time, I just didn't know how to put it in words.  

Basically, Tone Mapping is a form of HDR but is not the end all be all of HDR.  Many people are drinking the HDR Kool-Aid that don't even know it and this article may show you how!

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Ever have a competing or boring background and not know what to do with it?

Ever want to add some mystery to it?

This tutorial will help!

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Today on the blog I did a review on onOne' Perfect Effects 9.

This is one powerful plugin that can do a whole lot in one spot. Check out the review...

I'll let you in on a secret... the next HDR tutorial package uses the power of Perfect Effects 9 to create stunning HDR images! More to come on Friday!

Click here to read more:

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Planning a Photo trip just got a whole lot easier with Google earth!  This is one awesome way to plan a predictable photo excursion and do all of the "Scouting" before you even leave the house!!!
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