f.64 Elite Membership Plan

(87 customer reviews)

$19.99 / month

By purchasing this plan you will receive access to f.64 Elite and all of its content.  Including, but not limited to, the Forum, Discounted Products, Courses, and Live Events.

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I was a professor for 40 years in 9 universities. I wish you would have taught me how to teach 40 years ago. You are doing it right with this website. Every photographer should join f.64 Elite and I will share that advice with everyone. -Patrick

Meet Your f.64 Elite Instructor


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Blake is a self-published author and the host of f64 Academy. While his focus has been strong in HDR photography for the past five years or so, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

Blake takes great pride in his Fine Art background. From Acrylic and Oil Painting to Printmaking and Sculpture he has had his hands in just about every art form. This has been paramount in shaping his ideologies on Photography and Post Processing. For Blake, it is not about the act of photography, but the artistic process as a whole.



What current members are saying about f.64 Elite  

I’ve known Blake for over a year.  During that time, not only my photography skills, but my overall artistic ability has improved dramatically.  Blake has a formal degree in the arts as well as years of experience.  The real skill he brings to his students, though, is an understandable approach to developing one’s own artistic creativity.  The latest example of his originality is the F64 Academy.  It is more than just watching tutorials on the Internet.  It is a way to learn different techniques and then share them with like-minded art lovers from around the globe.  It’s a wonderful way to develop as a photographer and artist.  I can recommend Blake’s F64 Academy  without hesitation.  -Richard


Since I have become acquainted with Blake Rudis through his tutorials and previous photography education site, HDR Insider, my photography skills have grown rapidly. I particularly appreciate feeling welcome even though I am relatively new to photography. I am still exploring my photography passion and searching to develop my personal style. The resources on f.64 Academy and the willingness of Blake and the others on the site to assist with comments and encouragement are very effective in helping me learn and grow stress-free. Being an Elite member really maximizes the learning potential. I see a long and interesting journey ahead and am happy to travel that path with interesting, engaged people.   -Paula


Blake and Jake have developed a site, F64Academy Elite, that is only interested in helping other photographers. If you have a question about photography, there is someone on this site that can help you with your question and are very qualified and happy to help. Some of the other sites I have worked with before have members that are reluctant to help. They seem to be afraid that you may become better than they are. Not with this site. Photographers on this site are interested in helping photographers. This is a very friendly website with very qualified, friendly photographers that want to help improve others photography.  -Don


F64Elite is a unique approach to helping photographers achieve their goals and vision. While it’s full of great tips and courseware to help me make better photographs, the aspect I truly find refreshing, invigorating, inspiring, and downright fun, is it’s a community that’s focused on making one another better photographers. Period. There is an endless supply of places and materials to help me make a given photograph a little better. But there are few places with such a broad range of personalities who will encourage and help make me a much better photographer. I’ve definitely seen noticeable improvements in my photography, but the thing that’s got me totally sold on this platform is what it’s doing for me and my friends here at F64Elite in making us all better photographers. Better with the gear. Better with the workflow. Better with the time and money invested. Better able to enjoy photography and integrate it into my life journey.  -Jeffrey


F.64Elite is the latest brainchild of Blake Rudis. This is the ultimate site for improving your photograpic processing skills. I have learnt so much from Blake’s video tutorials and learning proprams over the past couple of years. The use of Facebook to keep up with the latest tutorials by YouTube links, members comments and their feedback has now been replaced by one user-friendly site. I enrolled for life membership as soon as the F.64 Elite was up and running And am enjoying the experience immensely.  -Roy


Blake Rudis is a down to earth wonderful teacher. I have been watching and learning from Blake for about a year now, and as a beginner have learned so much from him. He has a wonderful teaching style that is easy to follow and is very knowledgeable he all he teaches.  -Marla

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Community Involvement

There are over 215 members in the f.64 Elite community.  They are very active in the forums and are all about connecting with other like-minded individuals.  This is not just a “Blake on the Pulpit” environment.  It is organically growing and evolving into what the community wants, needs, and desires.

By becoming a member of f64 Elite, you gain access to hundreds of photographers just like you.  They are learning, experimenting, and are actively involved in their passion, just like you!


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.

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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.

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.

Critique Sessions


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.  If you are an expert in a certain field of phoatography you can hop on in and share your experiences!

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.



87 reviews for f.64 Elite Membership Plan

  1. Gerald (verified owner)

    I would like to see more tutorials

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  5. Frank (verified owner)

    Lots of great content and helpful lessons, I am learning new things about my photography.

  6. Juerg (verified owner)

    Need some more time to settle in, the atmosphere is very good, will give more detailed comment later

  7. Joe (verified owner)

    I’ve watched a couple of courses so far and have found very interesting and rewarding. I enjoy your style of teaching and I’m eager to learn more.

  8. Marie-Jose (verified owner)

    What I love is that the courses have a lot of depth and perspectives. I have been using Photoshop for years and have already learned so much. Awesome. The critical session are also great to watch. That is also very educational.The way you explain everything clearly makes me understand all the material. Compliments for that. The bonus materials are also a nice addition.The feeling that I grow in my creativity with regard to photography is very important to me.I still expect to learn a lot from you. Warm greetings from the Netherlands.

  9. Robert (verified owner)

    Very detailed but easy to follow. I have two monitors and I play the lesson on one and use Photoshop on the other. That works really well.

  10. Gopal (verified owner)

    Hey Blake, Thanks for creating such wonderful learning resources. I first came across your videos on CreativeLive platform. It was Photoshop Bootcamp. That was an amazing course to start with. I was always looking for such a course, where i can build up my understanding gradually. Also, I liked your approach to develop understanding from PS only rather than using some actions. I would like to see a workflow type course in future similar to the Photoshop Bootcamp course.
    Keep up the good work,

  11. Philip (verified owner)

    Luckily I like challenges as this course really showed me how little I know about Photoshop. College calculus and organic chemistry were easier though that was 5 decades ago:)

  12. Riet (verified owner)

    Much learning for so little money

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  15. Steven (verified owner)

    I started my 1st darkroom in 1962 at age 12 and had several different ones until I switched to digital in 2004. I started using photoshop then and added light room when it 1st arrived. I thought I knew quite a lot about these 2 programs until I joined f.64 elite . I found I did know a fair amount but did not understand photoshop, just knew some ways to use it. f.64 is worth every penny! You will not only learn many new ways to use photoshop but will understand the why and how. I had not understood “Blend If ” but now use it on every image I work on. I also now understand the different blend modes and can now use them to make better images. I found I still have a ton to learn and my understanding of photoshop has grown in leaps and bounds. Steve Hayre

  16. Ted (verified owner)

    I’ve tried many different types of online training and f.64 does a fantastic job of getting in the basics while taking you into deeper waters at the same time. Best web based training by far!!!

  17. Thomas (verified owner)

    Simultaneously the most advanced and simple workflow that I have come across after studying from 18 different PS instructors before subscribing to f64.

    Blake’s instructions and workflow are in a league of their own.

    I didn’t expect to get much out of the critique videos. They are phenomenal! Post processing issues that I still struggled with after watching well over one hundred and fifty hours of other instructors’ videos all of a sudden clicked while watching just a few minutes of Blake’s critiques.

    Blake’s art education makes a big difference in his ability to explain tone and color concepts compared to other PS educators.

  18. Peter Schaap (verified owner)

    Great education and especially working with zone system 5.0 and palette effects 2

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  20. Bev (verified owner)

    I’ve purchased several of Blake’s trainings for panels he developed and I think the way Blake approaches teaching is amazing. I decided to become a member of f64 academy based on what it offers. I’m looking forward to my membership.

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  24. Ray (verified owner)

    I have been searching for the absolute best photoshop training for more than a year now. Shopping parameters were precision post-processing, training, value, and of course, someone who could actually teach, could be contacted personally, has tremendous pride in their product, and genuinely cares for my success. Actions speak louder than words and, Blake delivers. The Zone System Express 6 and f/64 Elite are exactly what I need to reach my personal photography goals.

  25. David (verified owner)

    I have only been a member for only a short time and am looking forward to being associated with like minded people so that we can all improve and enjoy our photographic journey together.

  26. Deleted User (verified owner)

    Only had subscription a week, but decided to finally join, I have followed Blake since I started photography 4 years ago, learned lots from his channel.
    Like his style and as a retired Uni lecturer know how much work goes into presentations as well constructed as his. Am working on image for critique.
    Starting to get to grips with Wacom tablet.

  27. Bill (verified owner)

    I should have joined f64 long before I did but I am glad to finally be here. Great videos and training!

  28. Stephen (verified owner)

    I purchased the Zone System Effects and Palette Effects and was very impressed with the education that cam with each of the panels. I held off on joining F64 Elite as I was not sure that I wanted to commit to a monthly charge. After exploring the website, I decided to join and take advantage of the additional education (there is a ton of it) on the site. I have been binge watching courses ever since. Blake is a phenomenal instructor. The courses are on a level that I have been unable to find elsewhere. I am finally starting to feel like I have a handle on the beast that is Photoshop. The critiques that Blake does are constructive and extremely helpful. This review would be too long if I listed all of the things I love about F64 Elite, so I will leave it with “JOIN NOW”. You will not regret it. I certainly do not.

  29. Michael (verified owner)

    It’s COLD! now here in Minneapolis and I am back to my Photoshop study for the winter. I do truly enjoy the tutorials of both you and Jim Wellinski.

  30. Charles (verified owner)

    After several months of self debating, I finally decided to give f.64 Academy Elite a try. I wish I had never waited. This site is packed with enough worth while material to keep me busy for a very long time with more being added every month. Blake’s instructional style is very well suited to my desired method of learning.

  31. Sarbach (verified owner)

    I am learning PS on my own since 3 years. First the basics and now I wish to refine my post. Your tutorials are a good repetition with some little tricks I ad to my knowledge. I am amateur photographer and have not much time to do photographs. But wen I have the occasion a shoot a lot, after I take some pictures which I post process in adobe programs. What I found on your site is a good refresh of the use of ps and I am applying your workflow from adobe bridge, as I started from lightroom, to start a new way to look at my processing I thought to try this. I am also finding some new interesting applications in ps I will try to apply in my post processing.

  32. Paul (verified owner)

    Excellent courses

  33. James (verified owner)

    Already watched some excellent courses and my PS knowledge has improved considerably. A really great resource made even better with a great personal touch. Looking forward to submitting to the critique sessions

  34. Ronald (verified owner)

    Well worth the money! So much incite and training! Really extremely happy so far!! Thanks!!

  35. Luis (verified owner)

    Clear, concrete, complete, organized, easy to follow, learning curve accelerator, professional. 100 % recommendable.

  36. Colin (verified owner)

    Simply the best and highest quality imaging education available anywhere. Along with the extensions available, I know more in a couple weeks on f64 than I learned in the last couple years elsewhere.

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  38. Walter (verified owner)

    You provide a lot of great info.

  39. Steve (verified owner)

    Loving the critiques! I have learnt so much already from watching these videos.

  40. Dennis (verified owner)

    I have a granddaughter beginning her PS journey and I’m going to forward it to her. It will give her good direction and hopefully save her from some of the wrong turns I’ve taken. Well done.

  41. Mark (verified owner)

    Your knowledge and ability to educate is very impressive. I love the subject matter and look forward to learning to improve my skills. Thanks!

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  43. snallysmom (verified owner)

    I am learning so much. The courses are so informative and easy to follow. The critiques are also wonderfully helpful. I’m learning as much from them as the courses. I’m delighted that I joined f64 Elite. It keeps me busy (I’m retired and also following the stay-at-home order) and allows me to learn more about photoshop and photography–my favorite hobby.

  44. Randahl (verified owner)

    My recent purchase of an F64 Academy Elite subscription has already given me several great tips and I have only watched one course! Great work Blake.

  45. Michel (verified owner)

    I feel comfortable with your mind set.

  46. Harald (verified owner)

    Your courses are incredibly good. You teach with so much enthusiasm that it’s contagious to your students. Thank you so much.

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  48. steve (verified owner)

    Getting ready to spend a few days with you and Matt in South Carolina in September!! There are 5 of us coming together. We do a lot of photo trips as a group. When we get together, it is entertaining to say the least. Matt thinks a lot of you and that speaks volumes to me.

    Just finished the webinar, and all I can say is Outstanding!!! Lot of material for 1 hour .

    I think I now have the full Blake Arsenal of products and have to get comfortable with all of the functionality.

    I just recently retired as an Ob-Gyn physician and found that photography extended my career with the challenge. Your approach takes this to a new level. I want to now go back and process some of my favorite images from the past and see how they change.

  49. Gary (verified owner)

    Very good courses.

  50. Bill Martheleur (verified owner)

    Blake, your courses and webinars are always so informative. I can always depend upon you to inspire me with your enthusiasm and knowledge!

    Would love to do another photo tour with you! Let me know if you have anything planned for when we can again travel freely


  51. SHERRY (verified owner)

    Loving every minute! So many goodies to dip into, I hardly know where to start! The teaching is brilliant, but the critiques are addictive. And then there are the challenges and the webinars. Not enough hours in the day!

  52. Dan (verified owner)

    You provide a lot of education for the buck.

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  54. Ian (verified owner)

    Early days but really pleased with my purchase

  55. Michael (verified owner)

    A great balance between the artistic, and the mechanical how and why things do what they do inside PS. It helps me to understand what to do to realize my own artistic vision. Thanks

  56. Earl (verified owner)

    I’m not a binge watcher, so I appreciate the categorical listings of all the videos and tutorials that are available.

  57. Kim (verified owner)

    So far, I’m delighted with my decision to join f.64 Academy Elite. I’ve been thinking about it for quite a while….Blake’s new 30 Days to Photoshop Mastery (only available to Elite members at this time) is what finally caused me to take the leap. In addition, there are many other benefits to joining the ranks of Elite members – discounts, availability of all videos, photo critiques, etc. I enjoy Blake’s teaching style and his honesty of opinion, enough so that I’ve invested in several courses – now is the time to really dive in and finally learn what I’ve been been putting off.

  58. Jennifer (verified owner)

    So far I’m loving my membership. Working through the 30 days of Photoshop and learning so much… I have a list of other courses to tackle. My skills in Ps have already improved… now if I could just get an image into the critique sessions…

  59. Micaela (verified owner)

    I have to thank you very much! With your membership, you not only offer a ton of materials, the best thing is the quality of all of it!

  60. Glen (verified owner)

    Brilliant! I’m learning so much – you have a great teaching style.

  61. Barbara (verified owner)

    I am 9 days into the 30 Day Photoshop Challenge. Wow, I cannot wait for the other 21 days! This is taking my use of PS to guru status! Thank you so much for putting 30 Day Photoshop Challenge together!

  62. Rosemary Moore (verified owner)

    This is the best ever lot of videos that I have seen for explaining ACR and PS ever to the average Joe Blow like me. I actually look forward to opening each video each day and don’t feel overwhelmed at all with all the knowledge that Blake is passing onto us. It is so easy to follow and understand thanks to Blake. Am learning so so much and would definately recommend this course to everyone who wants to have a better understanding of how to edit photos. Thank you so much Blake for being such a wonderful teacher.

  63. Ian (verified owner)

    After a few years struggling with photoshop, these courses have made things easier to understand and is making a huge difference to my photography

  64. Davie

    I have been using, or, trying to use PSCC. for a few years now with varying degrees of success, but, now through my discontent I found Blake’s course and along with another of his products which I’m enjoying immensely, my skills are improving. What a wonderful and profitable way to use ‘lockdown’ time, thanks Blake!

  65. klaas (verified owner)

    lots of courses. I learn why to use some tools! very promising

  66. Herschel Weintraub (verified owner)

    So far it’s been very good

  67. Suzy (verified owner)

    I’ve learned more in just five lessons of 30-Day Photoshop Challenge than I have in all the Photoshop seminars I’ve been to. Thanks!

  68. James (verified owner)

    Stellar education taught in a straightforward, to-the-point manner. This is my second time to join f.64, and I’ve learned more in 10 days than I have in 5 years through watching various YouTube tutorials, and memberships with other teachers. Blake’s enthusiastic approach is contagious. So much so, that I am now in the process of re-working my entire portfolio using the techniques I am learning here at f.64. Blake’s lessons on the new Adobe Camera Raw filter have opened my eyes to new, exciting and successful transitions to really understanding PS CC. If you are serious about your photography and/or digital art, JOIN RIGHT NOW! You will be very glad you did. …

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  70. Agustin B (verified owner)

    Very good workshop .

  71. Chris (verified owner)

    From the short time I have been a member, I have really liked what I have seen. I have started the 30 Day Photoshop class, but I am going at a slower pace since I still work full time.

  72. John (verified owner)

    Wildly better than I had expected. Blake Rudis is brilliant, dedicated to excellence on every level, and generous to a fault. This course is a bargain at any price.

  73. Michael (verified owner)

    I’ve been a Elite member on and off for a few years now,and i keep coming back. Because no one has showing me how to use Photoshop better than Blake Rudis. Thanks you are the best at teaching everything Photoshop.

  74. Charles (verified owner)

    Great educational material

  75. Angel (verified owner)

    An accumulation of shared knowledge with a clear and concise teaching technique

  76. Jaap (verified owner)

    It’s quite extensive teaching material, and it really goes deep. I’m hoping to learn a lot from it.

  77. Kwok Tung (verified owner)

    Good course, helpful.

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  79. John J (verified owner)

    So far so good! Need a little assistance on some areas though.

  80. Donna (verified owner)

    I have only been doing the 30 Day Photoshop Course and I am loving it !! I have only used a few tools in PS before because I didn’t know where to go or what to use, but after only the eight days I am already much more comfortable with the interface .. thank you so much. Your teaching style is awesome. You explain everything so I know the “Why” and not just the “How” .. So looking forward to the rest of the the month!

  81. Aniko (verified owner)

    Absolutely the best organized and appropriate information delivered in an engaging manner. Wether you are a novice or expert, there is Much to be learned here.

  82. Donald (verified owner)

    A lot of stuff, I haven’t yet had time to fully go through everything. But I must mention that I’ve really enjoyed the critique sessions that I’ve watched so far (all of August and a few earlier ones)

  83. Michael (verified owner)

    The program is really great!! There is so much information…..there is no way I can do this in anything close to 30 days….and that is not a complaint. I have watched and rewatched the ACR course 5 or 6 times. Each time really concentrating on one of the tools, and then practicing on multiple different scenarios. So I haven’t even got into photoshop yet. I think it will likely take me a couple of months to really do it right….and I am more than satisfied with that.

  84. Howard (verified owner)

    I have completed two ACR education courses and learned more in two programs than three other ‘educational’ photography sites.
    Blake lessons are clear, applicable, and repeatable.
    I am looking forward to the 30 day Photoshop program and the rapid improvement in my own post-processing knowledge.

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