Note: I had moved from Orlando, FL to Mijas-Costa, Malaga (Spain)
Arturo Macias was born in AndalucÃa (south region of Spain).
He graduated as a Chemical Engineer but end getting involved in cultural activities as actor and other theatrical rolls.
He moved to Madrid and later to New York and New Jersey. He established on Florida a little over 10 years ago.
He became professional photographer in 2002 and since them he had attained all the following achievements:
January 2010, Honored at the FCCC (Florida Camera Club Council) as First Place at the 2009-Year End Digital Division (Clase "A" Color)
December 2009, Awarded 2009 Central Florida Photographer of the Year by PPSCF (www.ppscf.com
). This is the fourth consecutive time achiving this award since 2006.
October 2009, PPSCF (Professional Photographers Society of Central Florida) third ThreeAnnual Print Education Competition:
1st & 2nd Place on Social Function Category (Images titled: "New Love at the Old House" & "Arabian Tower")
3rd Place on Illustrative Category (Image titled: "The Specialist)
Four out four prints attained Merit Award.
August 2009, FPP (Florida Professional Photographers). Awarded 2009 Florida State Top Ten Photographer of the Year.
Also at the same convention:
1st Place in Abstract Category &
Best of Show in Ilustrative.
Four out of four print got the distintion of Merit Award.
July 2009, PPSCF -Professional Photographers Society of Central Florida- Print Education Competition. Best of Show with image title: "Blue Smoke" this picture also received First Place on Illustrative, First Place on Social Event Category with the image Title: "Light" and Merit Award for the image Title: "Pepsi?" (www.ppscf.com
July 2009, "Px3 La Prix de la Photographie PARIS", International Competition:
People Choice Award: First Place on Wedding Category (Title: The Waterâs Bride) &
First Place on Commercial Category (Book Cover sub-category), (Title: Attack)
July 2009, Merit Award at the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) International Competition (www.ppa.com
June 2009, Awarded a blue and two yellow ribbons at the FCCC (Florida Camera Club Federation) at his 2nd Tri-Annual State Print Competition (www.f3c.org
June 2009, Grand Jury Award: "PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France" International Competition:
Sub-Category: Advertising- Book Cover
Image title: "Attack"
Also, an additional image was selected for an Honorable Mention.
Title: "Leticia Smoke"
May 2009, Red Ribbon (Excellent) at the OCC (Orlando Camera Club) monthly competition (www.orlandocameraclub.com
April 2009, First & Third place at the PPSCF (Professional Photographers Society of Central Florida) First quarter Print Education Competition on the category of Social Event. A total of four entries were awarded with print merit (www.ppscf.com
March 2009 Nominee at the World Photography Masters Cup, London, England (www.thecolorawards.com/gallery/photographers.php?l=a
March 2009, Awarded two blue and yellow ribbons at the FCCC (Florida Camera Club Federation) at his 1st Tri-Annual State Print Competition (www.f3c.org
February 2009, three Accolades of Excellence at the WPPI (Weddings & Portraits Photographers International) Convention, Las Vegas, NV (http://www.wppionline.com/winners.aspx? … 009&half=0
2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006 Top Ten at âBest of Weddingsâ by EventPix, Las Vegas, NV
2008, 2007 & 2006 Central Florida Photographer of the Year by PPSCF (Professional Photographers Society of Central Florida) (www.ppscf.com
2008, two Honor Print Awards, People Choice Award and a total of Five Merits Awarded at the Florida Professional Photographers Convention.
2008, five Accolades of Excellence at the WPPI Convention, Las Vegas, NV
2008, Honor Print and one Merit Award at the Florida Professional Photographers Convention.
2007, proudly honored with the Florida Education Degree by the Florida Professional Photographers.
2005, Top Five Photographer by PPSCF (Professional Photographers Society of Central Florida) (www.ppscf.com
2000, âTop Three in Color Photo Categoryâ at the Orlando Weekly Photo Competition