Luke Edmonson is a master photographer, global speaker, educator, and print competition judge, and that's the last time I'm going to refer to myself in the 3rd person.
"Hands down participating in print competitions has provided the most significant and beneficial learning experience for me to grow as a photographer. From my first forays into entering and later moving into judging in the UK, Australia, and the USA, I'm consistently amazed by the depth of talent and innovation from our photographic community. "
In the WPPI Honors of Excellence program, I'm a Grand Master of WPPI while also having served as a Director, Print Chair, and Judge for the Annual 16x20 and Online Print Competitions. I am also one of the Co-Founder's and a graduate of WPPI-C, the industry's first of its kind certification for wedding & portrait photographers.
I've previously served on the Speaker Selection Committee for Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and hold the Master of Photography (M.Photog), Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.) degrees.
In January 2016. I received my Fellowship from the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP) in London, which means more to me than most of the other accolades due to the degree of difficulty in achieving it.
Other past accolades include winning the International Photographer of the Year at the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) APPA competition as well as earning Diamond Photographer of the Year plus multiple Kodak Gallery & Fuji Masterpiece Awards and WPPI Grand and category awards.
It's a privilege to have served twice as the President of the Dallas Professional Photographer Association and to be a former board member for the Texas Professional Photographers Association.
I'm also a member of the Cameracraftsman of America, one of the oldest, most prestigious groups in the world dedicated to advancing the profession of photography as an art form.
But you know what's best?
I'm a husband, father, brother, and son with two awesome kids and a wife that I adore!