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|Orlando, Fl., September, 2013:
Local Bradenton photographer Manny Cruz received five awards for images submitted before a panel of nationally ranked judges.
Cruz was awarded in 5 categories
“Timeless” a Studio Bridal Portrait was awarded in the, Portrait of a Women category.
“Fender 50, My Collection” was awarded in the Photographic Open Illustrated category.
The image was created to commemorate the complete collection of Fender Bass Guitars which spanned the first 50 years of production. The image featured 29 Bass Guitars and their Bass playing owner Stephen F. Schlueter.
Schlueter commented “Who would have thought a bass collection could look so awesome. I can’t stop loolking at it.” The image was published in the Bass Guitar Magazine.
“I Got Your Back” was awarded in the Environmental Portrait category.
The image was created to promote the Firefighter Training program at M.T.I.
“Falcon Lacrosse” a composited group was awarded in the Group Portrait cateory.
The image was created to promote St. Stephens Episcopal School’s fledgling Varsity Lacrosse team.
“Impending Storm” a Utah Landscape with a Native American dancer in the freground was also awarded.
More than 500 images from professional photographers throughout Florida were judged. The Top Ten recognition was calculated by the cumulative score of the images submitted by all photographers competing.
Manny Cruz has been creating award winning images in Manatee and Sarasota counties for 25 years. He holds the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence and has been awarded the Kodak Gallery Award. Manny has also had images selected to the Professional Photographers Traveling Loan Collection representing the finest collection of professional images in the world. “In addition to yearly continuing education, print competition is a great way to maintain a creative edge.”
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