A behind-the-scenes look at an EPIC landscape photo!

Ever wonder what goes into the making of an incredible image?

See it all in Developing the Shot!


What Goes into a Work of Art?

Have you ever seen an epic landscape photograph and wondered what the photographer went through to get the shot?  I know I have!

In this course “Developing the Shot:  Grand Falls” I am going to tell you EVERYTHING that went into the making of the shot.  You may never have heard of Grand Falls Arizona.  Heck, you may not have the desire to go there either.  But that is not the point of this course 😉

The purpose of this 90+ minute course is to show you the trials and tribulations of landscape photography and how I overcame them.  Couple that with my talk about my artistic vision for the place and you have yourself a full walkthrough of the artist’s mind about one very unique piece.

I was up against some very difficult problems with this location, from heavy fast-moving winds to relentless waterfall spray and a pale blue sky.  How did I overcome them and come away with a shot worthy of my portfolio?  You will have to find out in “Developing the Shot: Grand Falls”

This Course in a Nutshell

♠  Nice unique videos

♠  98 minutes of education

♠  Access to all PDFs and Follow Along Files

♠  12 Photoshop Brushes for ULTIMATE Control

In This Course, You Will Learn:

► About Grand Falls Arizona

► How I scouted and photographed the location using Virtual Reality

► How to overcome difficulties on location

► How to develop your Artistic Vision for a location

► How I processed the RAW data

► The breakdown of all layers in PS and how they related to my vision

► How to make a sunset glow effect in Photoshop
BONUS: How to make your own blender brushes for Photoshop


Developing the Shot: Grand Falls

What to Expect

This course is an entirely new take on landscape photography education.  We will cover EVERYTHING that went into developing one shot.  We will start from the beginning with what happened on location.  We will discuss all the difficulties that had to be overcome. Finally, we will finish the whole discussion in Photoshop as we break down every layer and why it was used.

Not If But When

Trials and Tribulations are not if, but when and I will show you how to overcome them!

Making the Masterpiece

A lot of work goes into one image, much more than yo uwould imagine!

• All New • Cutting Edge View

Learning how to photograph the landscape while on location is very difficult.  There are too many distractions.  Even on-location videos can be difficult to follow along with because they are not filmed in a controlled environment.

In Developing The Shot: Grand Falls we will use Google Earth in Virtual Reality to discuss the shot location and the best vantage points to photograph them from.  You will find this to be far more educational as all distractions are removed and you can focus on what matters!

On-Location Discussion

We’ll start with a discussion of the location, why I chose Grand Falls and what yo can expect when visiting this location.


Trials & Tribulations

With every photo excursion we are faced with a new set of trials.  Grand Falls was no different, and I had a LOT of trials to overcome.

Vision Analysis

Going into Post-Production without a solid foundation built by your artistic vision is a recipe for disaster.  I’ll share my vision in GREAT detail!


We’ll discuss every layer that went into the construction of my favorite Grand Falls image.  I’ll even give you a tip for an amazing sunset glow.

Why One Shot at One Location?

It’s Not about the location…


With Landscape Photography you may have heard its all about the location.  To some degree that is very true!  But with this course, you can use all the information I am going to give you about my Grand Falls discovery and use it for your next major landscape photo shoot!

Trouble, Trouble, Trouble


Every time I go out to shoot I run into problems.  Some of these problems I can predict and prepare for, while others you have to overcome as you go.  That was no different with this photoshoot in Grand Falls.  I will share my trials and tribulations with this location so you can be mentally prepared for any troubles that come your way.

Valuable Lessons Learned


The information in this course will help you with every image you photograph.  It doesn’t have to be a waterfall or even a landscape image.  There are valuable lessons to learn from the work that went into this one shot.  You name the problem and I faced it, but I overcame them all in the end and the journey is all laid out in this coruse!

•• A new Technique Revealed ••

Sunset Glow

You can recreate the glow of the sun with a few easy steps and a couple of tricks with Blend Modes!

That epic sunset light only lasts for seconds while you are on location.  If you miss it, it’s gone forever!

Or is it?

With the technique I will share with you in this course, you too can recreate the glow of the setting sun in minutes!

A behind-the-scenes look at an EPIC landscape photo!

Your private access to the making of an epic landscape image!

Lots of Content In One Very Small Package




Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference in the pricing structure for this course?

There are two ways to watch this course.

1.  You can pay one flat rate and download the course to your computer.  With this option, you own it and can download it to your iPod/Pads or any personal device for that matter and watch the tutorial anywhere at any time.

2.  You can become a member of f.64 Elite and stream the course for free.  As an f.64 Elite member, you have access to critique sessions, a community forum, monthly photo challenges, and discounts on all of Blake’s products.  Monthly Memberships are subject to a monthly fee, and the content on the site is only available for streaming.

If I become a member can I quit at any time?


f.64 Elite Memberships are paid for monthly, but there are no annual contracts.  You pay for each month as you go and may cancel at any time without penalties.

Does this course come with everything I need to follow along?


Blake includes all of his follow-along images, actions, presets, PDF’s (if applicable) and or extras.  Some lessons have actions and images, some just images, others a PDF and some do not have any extras (usually the introduction and conclusion videos).  Everything you need to follow along is included in the course purchase. Programs, Plugins, and Software Applications are not included.  For example, if this is a Photoshop course, Photoshop is not included in your purchase.

I am a portrait Photographer, will this course help me?

Probably not!

 Many of my courses contain information that can be used on portraits, landscapes, street, wildlife, and architecture images.  This course, however, is landscape photography specific.  You may pick up some helpful nuggets here and there, but it is primarily meant for landscape and maybe architecture photogaphers

Do I need your plugins to use this course?


This course was specifically built to build on foundational knowledge, therefore, no other plugins or software are necessary.  Just Good ol’ Photoshop!

However, for those that do have my programs and plugins, well, this will just make you even better at using them because you will see what you need to do to navigate the viewer around your photo.

I use Lightroom, will this course help me?


I am teaching foundational knowledge in this course, so yes it CAN be used in Lightroom.

I don’t use Lightroom, I use Adobe Camera Raw and Bridge.  However, everything I do with them in can be reproduced in Lightroom.
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