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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 and inspirational! Follow Blake on his journey!

18 hours ago

Blake Rudis
I'm in Jefferson City, at the Capitol Building taking a walk with my wife before today's events go down at the MOPPA conference. Look, even the Capitol knows what's up.Have no fear, the Visionary Panel will be out this time next week. We will all be ok! Phew! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Blake Rudis
Update on the release of the Visionary Panel.I hate to say it, but ... I'm ahead of schedule. Scared you there, huh? You thought I was pushing my deadline, didn't you? Pshhhht, I always make a deadline.In all seriousness, July 25th is the official launch date for the Visionary Panel and the new "Viewer-Focused" Workflow I've been hacking away at. I'll send an email out at 9AM Central and we'll have a live event at 2 PM Central to showcase all its glory, lol!Stay tuned next week as I'll unveil various parts of the panel here on the days leading up to the launch. For now, how about a pretty picture made with the panel 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Blake Rudis
Fun Fact about me...In college, I thought the philosophy class "The Beauty of Art" would be an easy A because I was an art major. It seems easy enough, right?I got a D minus in that class and didn't get credit towards my Montgomery GI Bill. That was a substantial financial burden! I learned two vital lessons from that philosophy class, though:1. Never assume ANY philosophy course will be a cakewalk.2. Failure is incredibly humbling! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Blake Rudis
This is Mt. Adams from Trout Lake in Washington. The photos are all 15 minutes apart, from just before sunset to just after sunset. It's crucial that when you find your composition, you stick with it until the bitter end.I've heard countless stories that go like this, "I had the perfect composition just before sunset, but then I got antsy, moved my camera, and couldn't find the exact composition I had before sunset"It's a common problem because so many thoughts run through your head:• If I stay here, I could be missing out on other photos around me• If I remove my camera, I may never find that exact composition again• Based on the clouds, the sunset is going to suck anyway• But if that cloud moves there, the sunset has potentialSo many battling thoughts all over what? Where you place your camera? It sounds silly, but it's what we landscape photographers battle with every time.Discipline it all comes down to discipline. Try this next time you are on location:1. Get there 2 hours (or more) before sunset (or sunrise)2. Wait to open your bag. Look around and take in the environment. What do you like, what don't you like? Analyze the scene so you can document it better for your viewer. Do this for at least 15 minutes (unless there's something epic happening)3. For an hour before sunset (or sunrise) photograph MANY compositions. Shoot for a bit, then look in the camera and scrutinize every composition. Then dial it in even more.4. 30-45 minutes before the light event (sunrise or sunset) set up your tripod with your favorite composition and that's where it stays.5. Every 5-7 minutes, take a shot. Do this until the light event happens. 6. When the light is epic, increase your shot count while maintaining your composition.Of course, there are exceptions to EVERY rule, guide, thought or idea. But this practice in discipline has increased my "keeper rate" and allowed me to witness the magic as it unfolds in similar situations to this one. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Blake Rudis
July 25th! That's the big day for the release of "The Visionary Panel" I have been working on this project for over 18 months and I am very excited for you to get it into your hands! What's the bottom line up front (BLUF)? It simplifies your workflow and takes the complexity out of photo editing while creating stunning images that capture your audience's attention.BUT, wait until you see it in action! I think I've successfully fused my knowledge of painting with photo editing. There's so much I could go into, but I'll save it for the big event 😉Join me on July 25th @ 2 PM Central for the release of the Visionary Panel. I'll have a replay for those who can't attend live. The registration link is in the comments. 'See' you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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