So, here we are.  Another huge milestone for me in less than one month.  First military retirement, then 100,000 subscribers.  What’s next?  Well, I do turn 40 this year, so there’s that, haha.

I made a video today to share my extreme gratitude for you and all your support of my efforts over these last 10+ years.  While I did make this video to express my thanks, I also made it because I want you to see the struggles and hardships that lead me here.  We all have a journey, and on that journey, there are several paths we can take.  I am glad that all my paths lead me here because I met you!

What you will find here is that I could never have done this on my own.  I first needed the support of my wife, I then needed to trust my faith in God and know that He would put me where I needed to be to steward my God-given gifts.  Lastly, I needed you and your support to ensure we could sustain this ship and ensure it didn’t sink prematurely.

I am eternally grateful for you and your support.  I hope this message inspires you today.  Pursue your dreams, double down on your God-given gift, and know that there is great reward in your obedience.

P.S.  I am knee-deep in course production so if you comment or email and I do not respond, please don’t take offense.  I am reading everything, but I am also struggling there are only so many hours in a day 🙂


Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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