Take your photography to ELITE levels!
Join the Hundreds of Photographers Who Are taking Their skills to the next level with my community website, f.64 Elite.
Meet Your f.64 Elite Instructor
Blake Rudis is a classically trained artist who started as a painter, transitioned into printmaking and sculpture, and finally decided to double down on his love for photography. He incorporates his knowledge of aesthetics and color theory in his photography courses and is known for his acclaimed Photoshop® workflow.
Blake is a self-published author, and has worked as an independent photo educator for many software companies. Some of his partnerships include Topaz Labs, Plotagraph Pro, and ON1. Throughout his teaching efforts on his site, f.64 Academy, Blake has helped thousands of photographers excel in their post processing endeavors.
Million Views on YouTube
Thousand Social Media Followers
Thousand Students Taught
Years of Instruction
Access to Courses
These courses are about the things you want to learn in photography. From creative processing effects in Photoshop to bettering your workflow efficiency practices, there is something for everyone.
The courses on f.64 Elite are lesson based. When you enroll in a course, your progress is tracked. You can stop in the middle of a course and pick up on the next lesson. The lessons are small and palatable, between 5 and 15 minutes per lesson making it easy to hop in and out as your time is available.
Monthly Critique Sessions
We are often shaken by the phrase, “…you have room for improvement…”. We try so hard to strive for perfection that the term “room for improvement” makes us want to cry. The reality of the situation is that room for improvement means new growth, the opportunity to try new things, and the journey of continuously improving upon your trade. If someone said, “It’s perfect” about everything you did, there would be no need or reason to grow. Eventually, the idea of perfection would be diluted.
On HDR Insider (my old subscription site) Blake conducted Critique Sessions for the members. He brought the mentality of the Fine Art classroom into the Online Digital Photography education platform. What seemed like a crazy idea at the time turned out to be the most successful element of the site.
Blake is continuing the tradition of Fine Art classroom style critique sessions on f.64 Elite. If you are all about continuous improvement and want to grow as an artist/photographer, then these critique sessions are designed for you.
Members Only Discounts
f.64 Elite Members can take advantage of great discounts. All of Blake’s premium courses to include the Best Selling Digital Zone Systems Courses, are offered to f.64 Elite members at reduced prices. These are every once in a while type discounts, they are always active with your subscription.
We are seeking companies to offer discounts to f.64 Elite members, new companies will be added regularly.
Members Only Live Events
f.64 Elite Members gain access to Live Events. These events will range from live critique sessions and workflows to Elite Member panel discussions. You can watch Blake as he edits a photo or interact with your peers during a live panel discussion.
These events will be recorded and placed on the site for later viewing if the timing just isn’t right for you.
The HDR Insider Archives
On HDR Insider, Blake conducted Workflow Tutorials, created Actions packages, did Critique Sessions, and made a segment called Zone System Quick Tips. There were also Projects that were given out at the beginning of the month. From that project, Blake would create a workflow at the end of the month.
Blake decided to bring the Workflows, Actions, Critiques and Quick Tips onto f.64 Elite. You can now access all 2+ years worth of content right on f.64 Elite. f.64 Elite Members have access to all of the archived content at the click of a button. This alone is a treasure trove of valuable information.
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