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Blake Rudis

Blake Rudis

Through his outside of the box thinking Blake has developed a training style that is both engaging a

20 hours ago

Blake Rudis
Meet JoY'all don't know me for being a Portrait photographer by any stretch of the imagination. But something incredible happened to me while I was out scouting for Wildlife. I found some wild-life in a beautiful woman named Joanna (Jo as she referred to herself).While shooting in Lone Elk Park just outside St. Louis, I quickly hopped out of my vehicle because I saw two Elk near the road. Between me and them was a woman who, when she saw my camera, came over to me to ask what it's like to see an Elk up close in a camera like mine (200-600mm lens with a 1.5x Extender). I let her look through the viewfinder, and when she gave my camera back to me, she had tears flowing from her eyes. She said she was battling Cancer through chemo. She talked about "Buck" and how beautiful he was, coupled with stories of when her father would bring her and her siblings out to the park to look for elk.She then walked toward the elk (a safe distance about halfway between the elk and me). Then she turned around, removed her cap, and looked toward the sky, proclaiming He was watching over her. I couldn't help but capture the moment. It was beautiful. And I think He wanted me to see it, capture it, share it, and remember it. I returned to my car and immediately said a little prayer for Jo as we parted ways. But it didn't stop there. I felt so foolish and ignorant that I did not appreciate life as much as Jo. I guess I have never had to look at my life in that way before. Jo helped me see the world differently that day. I don't know if you are the praying type, but if you are, could you say one for Jo and all those battling Cancer? ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Blake Rudis
We often use Curves in our workflow. It's a staple in almost every genre of photography. But how often do you venture into the beautiful world of color or RGB Curves? Probably not as often as you'd care to mention.Not anymore! This video will give you the skinny on the RGB curves! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Blake Rudis
To those who served: I thank you for paving the way for the fine ladies and gentlemen, we have serving today. Without your mentoring, we'd be a gaggle at best!To those serving: Being alongside you was indeed an honor and a privilege. I appreciate you today and every day. Your sacrifices are not in vain.To those who will serve: Your bravery and courage will set you apart from your peers. Thank you for stepping up and paving the way for the future of this great country!Today and every day, I give thanks and pray for you. As a country, we are only as strong as our weakest link. Thank you for forging the chains that bind this country indestructible. We will not falter. We will be forever vigilant. We have our Veterans to thank for that! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Blake Rudis
Show of hands... Who has been with me since HDR Insider?I remember when I made that site. I had to Frankenstein a bunch of plugins and features to build a subscription site in a time when building one was VERY difficult!I appreciate everyone who was a part of that journey, but... I apologize for burning your eyes with all my HDR images, hehe ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Blake Rudis
WAIT! WHAT!?!?!Curves inside Masks in Adobe Camera Raw? Adobe... I love you!Not to mention some other incredible features like automated people selections with specific facial and body masks. Couple that with the curve and eyes have NEVER been easier to edit! BAM! I love big Adobe update days! ... See MoreSee Less
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