Wedding & Portrait Photographer Earns Master Of Photography Degree From PPA Joins Elite Ranks

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Luke Edmonson, M.Photog CPP of Edmonson Photography was recognized for superior image making and photographic service with a degree from Professional Photographers of America.

I'm a passionate follower of the principle that "Iron sharpens Iron". Participation in international print competitions is about more than winning awards and accolades; it's about growth and pursuing your craft.

Luke Edmonson, M. Photog. CPP of Edmonson Photography in Dallas has earned the master of photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The degrees were presented to Edmonson by PPA president, Ralph J. Romaguera, Sr., M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, F-ASP, at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 12-14, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz.

The master of photography degree is not merely a piece of paper. It means that Edmonson has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. He has been awarded this degree in recognition of his superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education and service to the profession.

Edmonson's degrees—and all the expertise they require—illustrate his accomplishments and talent as one of a select few. With over 52,000 members throughout the life of PPA, only 4% have attained a degree. His competition images have been selected by PPA to travel the world in their Loan Collection exhibit.

Edmonson currently holds the position of President of Dallas Professional Photographers Association and is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer. In addition to being recognized as a Master Photographer by PPA, he holds the dual distinction of Master Photographer of WPPI - Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. He is a multi-year recipient of being named Photographer of the Year through PPA's International Print Competition, Top 10 Photographers in Texas by TPPA - Texas Professional Photographers of America, and holder of the distinguished Fuji Masterpiece and Kodak Gallery awards.

Edmonson LLC (DBA, Edmonson Photography & Edmonson Weddings) is operated by father and son team, David & Luke Edmonson providing beautiful, compelling and emotional imagery for discerning high visual clientele.

With his exceptional gift for photography and being respected as an artists by his peers and clients comes a responsibility to give back to others. Mentoring the next generation of professional photographers by serving as Print Judges and Educators, Edmonson has established himself as a sought after professional speaker.

Edmonson's heart for others is best expressed by his deep involvement with charity organizations Thirst Relief International providing long-term clean drinking water solutions and Operation Smile facilitating free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.

Edmonson's work has been featured in notable industry publications such as Rangefinder, Photo District News, Shutterbug as well as inspiring bridal magazines including DWeddings, Dallas Brides by Modern Luxury, Modern Bride, The Knot and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.

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Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots that date back to 1869. It assists close to 27,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at

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