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 both online and print competitions has provided the most significant and beneficial learning experience for me to grow as a photographer. From my initial forays as an entrant and later moving into judging in the Europe, Australia, Asia, and the USA, I’m consistently amazed by the depth of talent and innovation from our international photographic community.”
Within, the WPPI Honors of Excellence program, I’ve earned the distinction of Grand Master of Photography while also serving in the roles of Competition Director, Print Chair, and as a Judge. It was also a privilege to be one of the co-founders and first graduates of WPPI-C, the industry’s first of its kind certification for wedding & portrait photographers.
My Fellowship from the SWPP (UK) means more to me than most of the other accolades due to the high degree of difficulty in achieving it. Other past accolades include winning the International Photographer of the Year in the AIPP (Australia) APPA competition, as well as earning Diamond Photographer of the Year from PPA (USA.) I hold the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees there as well.
Awards are lovely but shouldn’t define us. My most significant joy is serving others, whether that was as President of the Dallas PPA local guild, being a former board member for Texas PPA, serving on PPA’s Speaker Selection committee, or speaking at photography conventions.
You may also enjoy seeing some of the behind the scenes edutainment videos we’ve made for Godox easily found on Youtube. One of my goals is to advance the profession of photography as an art form. To that end, I’m a member of Cameracraftsman of America, one of the oldest, most prestigious groups in the world.
But you know what’s best?
I’m a husband, father, brother, and son with two awesome kids and a wife that I adore!