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Interview Luke Edmonson
Luke Edmonson is a master photographer, global speaker, educator and print competition judge and one i would add to #FindTheLovelyPeople. he is a pleasure to talk to and so knowledgeable.
“Hands down participating in print competition 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.
While the refinements I’ve learned permeate into my everyday work and inspire me to keep growing, in time, I felt like something is missing.
What makes some pictures not only good but also especially effective?
By going back and studying the writings of historical photographers from the turn of the century, I found kindred spirits asking the same kind of questions.
That’s why I’m excited to spend time with you as part of the incredible Photography awards Masterclass to engage in a respectful conversation about the value of participating in print competition.”
In the WPPI Honors of Excellence program, I’m currently a Triple Master of WPPI while also serving as a print chair and judge at the The Annual 16×20 and 8×10 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 currently serve 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 of 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 to achieve it.
If you are curious, other past accolades include winning the International Photographer of the Year at the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) APPA competition, earning Diamond Photographer of the Year, multiple Kodak Gallery & Fuji Masterpiece Awards and various WPPI Grand and category awards just use the friendly Google.
It’s a privilege to have served twice as the President of the Dallas Professional Photographer Association and to be 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!
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Hillary Hann: The process of making art.
Hillary is a true artist. She has a love of the wild world and wants to bring the stories of the animals of Africa into our hearts and minds. I am pleased to call this amazing woman a friend and she has given some insight in this interview as to how she works as an artists, and how she uses competition to test her work.
Interview Kris Anderson: Growing as an artist.
Just love this guy. He is such a talented individual and just the nicest bloke. He does lots of theater work but he does the most amazing illustrative images. Winner of the 2017 Australian Illustrative category in the AIPP APPA awards he is a true artist. http://www.imagesbyanderson.com
Interview David Evans: Pushing the Boundaries and the Pano Awards
We interview the founder and organiser of The Pano Awards. Find out what judges are looking for and what the process is that they go through to narrow down the award winners. And find out what challenges organisers have when putting together photography competitions
Interview Part 1 Jerry Ghionis: WPPI, how it is what it is today
Jerry and Melissa Ghionis have a passion for the industry that is remarkable. They are so wonderful, down to earth, and genuinely nice. I was so grateful that Jerry was able to give me some time to do this and the next interview.
Listen to the Jerry Ghionis Interview: WPPI and how it evolved into what it is today.
Interview Part 2 Jerry Ghionis: How competitions helped me grow as an artist.
Listen to the Jerry Ghionis Interview: How photography can be improved by entering competitions.