You can change the past!

Revisit your portfolio with your newfound skills & learn tons in the process!

See it all in Developing the Shot: In Retrospect


On Changing the Past…

Have you ever looked at one of your portfolio images from the past and thought, “I could do so much better on this with what I know now”?

I know I have. Heck, I go back and edit my images at least 3 times a year.  I think this practice is an excellent idea for many reasons.

  1. Improved Editing Skills: As time goes on, your editing skills and techniques are likely to improve, allowing you to make better edits than you were able to when the photo was first taken.
  2. Fresh Perspective: Revisiting old photos can give you a fresh perspective on the image, and you may see things that you overlooked before. This can inspire new ideas for editing and improve the overall composition of the image.
  3. New Technology: With advancements in technology, you may have access to new editing tools and software that were unavailable when the photo was first taken.
  4. Nostalgia: Revisiting old photos can evoke feelings of nostalgia and bring back memories associated with the image. By editing the photo again, you can create a new version of the image that reflects your current emotions and feelings.
  5. Personal Growth: Editing old photos can be a way to reflect on your personal growth and development as a photographer. You can compare your old edits to current ones and see how far you’ve come in your skills and techniques.

In this course, I will show you how I will transform an older portfolio image with my newfound techniques to elaborate on my original artistic vision.  Not only that, you’ll learn about what’s going on in your mind when you process an older photo with a new learning tool I’m calling Post-Artistic Vision Cognition.

This Course in a Nutshell

♠  Unique videos

♠  90 minutes of education

♠  Access to all PDFs and Follow Along File


In This Course, You Will Learn:

► The importance of revisiting older images.

► How your brain interprets older images with Artistic Vision Cognition

About the location, Second Beach in Olympic National Park

My entire workflow from beginning to end with all the new tools I use to express my vision.

Why the 2017 version was not as successful as the 2023 version 

Developing the Shot: In Retrospect Vol. 1

What to Expect

It should be simple right?  Going back 5 years, finding a photo, and re-editing it. Why would anyone need a course on this process?  Well it actually goes a LOT deeper than you’d think.  Especially when we tackle this assignment with artistic vision in mind.  We aren’t going to be all willy-nilly here, we are going to take a methodical approach, a targeted approach towards artistic vision. That’s a lot different than just diving in with two feet.

Revisiting the Past

Kick the dust off those old portfoli images and put your newfound techniques to the test!

Growth Mindset

Progress, growth, refinement, that’s the name of the game.  

• 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: In Retrospect Vol. 1 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!


We’ll go “on location” and discuss Second Beach in Olympic National Park. You’ll see what you can expect when visiting this location.



This is not your average photography course.  We will place a heavy emphasis on mindset and vision. This is NOT for the faint of heart!


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!


You’ll see my entire workflow from the discussion of the images in Bridge all the way through the final work in Photoshop.

Why go back and edit an older image?

It’s all about growth…

As time passes this industry grows and it is growing rapidly.  From camera sensors to editing software this industry grows exponentially every year.  But, have you considered your personal growth in that mix?

You have learned so much over the last 5 years.  Many things that older works of art could benefit from.  

Breathe New Life Into the Old


With all the technological advancements and your newly acquired techniques, you can do AMAZING things to older images, and you may find you can breathe fresh-new life into past works and watch your artistic vision thrive.  The differences may be huge or subtle, but this practice is great for pulling yourself out of a rut and comparing your skills over time.


Responses to the Course Material

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?

Yes and no…

All follow-along PDF’s are included as well as an image for you to practice on.

However, programs, Plugins, and Software Applications are not included.  For example, this is a Photoshop course, Photoshop is not included in your purchase.  My software tools are also not included, but I do offer a handsome discount on any tools you may see in the course.

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 architectural 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 photographers.

Do I need your plugins to use this course?

Not necessarily.

This course is primarily about the act of going back 5 years and re-editing an older image.  I do use my programs like the ZSE, Palette Effects, Blend If, and Dodge and Burn Pro panels.  Those are not included in the price of the course, but I do offer some incredible discounts on them should you feel the need to get your hands on them.  Otherwise, you may simply follow along and find other means to reproduce the same effects in Ps or ACR.

I use Lightroom, will this course help me?


I don’t use Lightroom, I use Adobe Camera Raw and Bridge.  However, everything I do with them you can be reproduced in Lightroom.  Lightroom’s Develop module is essentially the same as ACR.
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