Making Something from Meh Live Event

I recently hosted a Workshop in the Tallgrass National Preserve in Kansas.  We had scheduled it perfectly to marry up with the near 4-hour window we were going to have for the Milky Way!  Our plan was to hike for a bit in the afternoon to scout locations, post up for the Sunset, then shoot the Milky Way until 2 AM.

Well, as it turned out, it was the hottest day of the Summer, the Milky Way was washed out by an unpredicted rain storm that hung around for nearly 8 hours, and the sunrise was less than dramatic.  Of all the things that could happen in a 24-hour workshop everything bad happened.

However, I did not let it discourage us.  We still hiked and scouted, we made the best of the lack of the Milky Way, and we still ended up getting some decent stock footage for the sunrise!

In this Live Event, I will talk about all the things that could go wrong in a landscape shoot and how to overcome them and stay positive, especially when you are in post production!


  1. Thanks for the recording – great info and I agree about the gradient course – my new best PS friend 🙂

    • Woo hoo! I converted another 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to watch it!

  2. Enjoyed the recording. Really getting nice results from using the gradients more often. Thanks Blake once again for sharing your knowledge.

    • 🙂 it is always my pleasure, thanks for joining us!

  3. Another great video, Blake!

    Your enthusiasm and excitement are always encouraging –especially after a disappointing photo shoot. The gradient course is awesome!

    • Thanks, Lynn! I appreciate the feedback. The new Gradient Course was so much fun to produce, I am glad you liked it also!

  4. Really enjoyed this. I have received comments from online critique (not F65) to move to a different location (in the middle of a wetland?) or go back in the morning (300 miles away?), so I’m glad that you addressed the topic of working with what you have and seeing it as a creative opportunity.

    • So true, you have to work with what you have after all its all we’ve got 🙂 I like it here in KC, lots to do, lots to see, but I do love the beach and that makes it hard.

  5. I am just gonna have to sign up for your Gradient course! I am so curious!! LOL
    Thank you for yet another wonderful video/webinar! You give out so much valuable information and help with each and every one! You have a way! Kudos to you!

    • 🙂 It is a good one I think! I appreciate you taking the time to watch it. I try to give as much as a I can, if I keep secrets tucked away in my brain there’d be no room for learning more 🙂


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