I often get requests in my inbox due to the nature of the blogs.  Some requests are very odd, while others are simply friendly words of encouragement or a quick thank you for a tutorial.  I accept them all with open arms and respond to every one of them!

A few months ago I was contacted by Reb Orrell of the Creative Photography Society, formerly known as the Baltimore HDR Photography Club.  He was wondering if I would be a judge for their upcoming banquet (today).  I was absolutely honored that Reb would ask me to do such a thing.  I was stoked actually, I wanted to sound like a giddy little child telling him how awesome that was, but I held my composure and responded politely concealing the moment of overjoy!

I respect what Reb and the folks in the Creative Photography Society are doing.  It is not often that you hear about a Banquet for a photography group.  In the age of Google +, Facebook, 500px, and Flickr it is difficult to find a group of photog’s that actually meetup like this and inspire one another in person let alone have a year end banquet.  I greatly appreciate their group and what they are doing, so much so, that I sent them a personal email with a copy of 11 Things thanking them for their community involvement.

Keep it up Creative Photography Society  I cannot wait to see where you guys take this Society in the coming year!


First Place for the Monochrome Category & Photo of the Year

Reb Orrell - Final Resting Place

First Place for the Open Category


First Place for the Themed Category

Jonathon-Davis - First Light

Photographer of the Year: Steve Sattler


Congratulations everyone!  You all rock, keep up the awesome work and continue to inspire one another!

Blake Rudis
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