About the Workshop

Matt and Blake’s MEGA Photo Editing Retreat!

This Workshop is Full. We are currently accepting people for a waitlist though, so please use the form at the bottom of the page.

Dates: Arrive September 21st / Depart September 25th, 2020. 

I’m super excited to announce that Blake Rudis and I are hosting a Mega Photo Editing Retreat in September 2020. There is nothing like this out there, and we’re excited to be the first to put something like this one. I could write a paragraph about it here, but it’s much easier to point you downward on this page to a video 🙂 This one will sell out fast. We haven’t promoted it yet to our email communities, but once we do our workshops tyipcally sell out within hours.

So let me know ASAP if you’re interested. 

Your Hosts:


Special Guests

What’s Included

In Your Workshop Fee?

Lodging + Food + Beverages

Lodging for 4 nights. You will have your own bedroom and “most” rooms have their own bathroom. There are two rooms with a shared bathroom. Bedrooms will be assigned based on a first-come / first-served basis (so sign up early). 

  • All educational fees and classes are included. 
  • Group critique sessions
  • Epson Print Academy (you WILL print while you’re here)
  • Lab time with instructor
  • 1 on 1 time with instructor
  • Software Covered will be Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. If you use non-Adobe software, you are still welcome to attend, but all of the classes will be geared toward Lightroom and Photoshop Users. 
What Is NOT Included?
  • Transportation – We suggest flying in to Myrtle Beach International Airport. Then it’s a short 30 minute Uber/Lyft ride to the house. We have parking spaces available as well if you wish to drive.  
  • Airfare from your home town to the workshop is not covered. 
  • Rental car, Ride-share, and other transportation expenses are not covered. 
  • Excess/Overweight Baggage Fees
  • Airline Change Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Cancellation Policy

We always recommend trip insurance.

Due to the nature of the workshop, we’re unable to accommodate cancellations. However, this workshop will sell out, and we do keep a wait list.

If you do need to cancel we will make every effort to fill your spot and get you a refund, but we can’t guarantee it. We recommend trip insurance whenever possible.


Here’s a general list of classes. Of course they are subject to change.

  • Crafting your Artistic Vision
  • Masking 101, 201, 301 and Advanced Masking
  • Sky Replacements
  • Overcoming Artistic Roadblocks
  • Fine Art Black and White Editing
  • The Neuroscience of Photo Post Production
  • Advanced Landscape Editing Part 1
  • Advanced Landscape Editing Part 2
  • Exploration of Color Theory
  • Focus Stacking
  • 10 Habits of Highly Effective Photographers
  • Dodge and Burn Done Right
  • Blend Modes
  • Developing a Bulletproof Photoshop Workflow
  • How to make your own Presets and Profiles
  • Portrait Retouching

Every Day Also Includes…

  • Lab Time where you edit your photos and we watch/help
  • Panels with beer (open discussion panels in the evenings while we enjoy a few beverages)
  • Instructor Open Door Discussions
  • Printing Your Photos / The Epson Print Academy
  • Group Critique Sessions
  • Dinner Party

Day 1 (September 21st, 2020)

  • Arrive at house near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Meet and greet. Dinner will be provided.
  • Classes begin that evening.

Day 2 (Full Day Editing)

Full day of classes with lab time in between.

Day 3 (Full Day Editing)

Full day of classes with lab time in between.

Day 4 (Full Day Editing)

Full day of classes with lab time in between.

Day 5 (Half Day + Depart)

  • Final lab time with your opportunity to ask questions
  • Final Prints
  • Finshing Your Photo Book
  • Depart

Workshop Fee

This includes everything mentioned above in the “What’s Included” section below.

Cost (early bird): $5,975.00 USD per workshop attendee due at time of registration. 

After February 1st, 2020: $6475.00 USD

*** Spouse/Significant Other?: Email us for information if you plan to bring some one. 

Where We’re Staying?


Frequently Asked Questions

What skill level required?

All ranges of skill levels are invited. We will not be teaching a “Basic” class though. You’ll be expected to know the basics of using layers, blend modes, and masks in Photoshop (the basics only). 

You’ll also need to know how to already import your photos in to Lightroom (or use Bridge if that’s how you organize). 

If you’re not at the basic level yet, after you sign up, Blake and I will each give you our basic Photoshop and Lightroom courses ($300+ value). You’ll have almost 1 year to watch them and get up to speed on the basics. 

What software will be covered?

This is an Adobe based editing workshop. We will not be covering other software other than one of the classes that talks about plug-ins and 3rd party add-ons to Adobe. 

What kind of gear will I need?

This isn’t a shooting workshop. However, we’re right on the beach so if you want to get up for a sunrise our head out for a sunset shoot, you can. Bring any gear that you’d like to use or ask questions about. 

How strenuous is this trip (will I need to hike or climb)?

No, there will be no hiking or climbing. There will be stairs in the house that you’ll need to be able to get up/down unassisted. 

Can I bring a spouse, family member or friend?

Yes, please read the above “Workshop Fee” area and let us know. 



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