PPA Diamond Photographer Of The Year

PPA Diamond Photographer of the Year

Dallas, TX – David Edmonson & Luke Edmonson of Edmonson Photography in Plano, TX are Diamond Medalists during Professional Photographers of America’s 2014 International Photographic Competition. Edmonson’s work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 1-3, 2015. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention, and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations were Luke will be giving a Platform presentation.

Diamond Photographers Of The Year

A panel of 45 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection, with 918 (roughly 18 percent) chosen for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book and over 200 selected General Collection images are released in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.

What does Diamond Photographer of the Year mean?

It starts with not only having all four of your prints “merit” but also being accepted into the Loan Collection – a two-part judging process. Out of 5000 entries, only 918 (roughly 18%) were accepted into the Loan Collection. Of all the photographers who made it into the Loan Collection only 26 (roughly .02%) earned Diamond Photographer of the Year.
— PPA – Professional Photographer of America

See their work published in Professional Photographer Magazine.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions, and other photography events. The Edmonson’s are Diamond Medalists, meaning that all four of their merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2014, they are two of only 26 Diamond Photographers of the Year.

About Photographers Luke & David Edmonson

David Edmonson & his son Luke, serve as frequent speakers, print competition judges and educators at home and around the world. They both served as President of the Dallas Professional Photographers Association and Luke serves as a Councillor-at-Large for the Texas Professional Photographers Association. Past major presentations at conferences include Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, PPA’s ImagingUSA, PhotoPlus Expo in New York, Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers in London and at the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Nikon Event in Melbourne. They are recognized as leaders in the fields of  Commercial Photography, Wedding Photography, Portrait Photography & Fine Art Photography.

About PPA

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 more than 27,000 members through protection, education, and resources for their continued success.

AIPP International Photographer Of The Year

Master Photographer Luke Edmonson Wins At Prestigious Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards

Dallas, TX photographer Luke Edmonson received the International Photographer Of The Year at the prestigious 2014 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards held in Melbourne from 12th to 14th of September 2014.

“The International Photographer Of The Year is meant to celebrate one photographer but it is much more representative of the impact that AIPP members have across our global photographic community. Your voice is relevant; it’s important and it resonates far beyond your shores with your incredible ambassadors. The organization is known for its high standards of superior craftsmanship, art and ingenuity. To have received this award is both exceedingly humbling and thrilling!”

The award-winning photographs were a combination of Wedding, Portrait and Fashion entries.

The Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards attract thousands of entries from around the country and overseas each year. The awards are the leading recognition for Professional Photographers and as such are highly coveted.

The competition takes place over three days by a 5 person panel of judges, selected for their skill, knowledge and experience. To be recognised by your peers in this fashion is one of the highest forms of recognition a professional photographer can achieve.

“The Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards provide the ideal vehicle for professional photographers to understand the standard of their photography relative to their peers and other experts from around the country. Professional photographers who enter these awards are always striving to improve their entry standard, and as a consequence, the level of professional photography is steadily growing.”

Said AIPP Executive Officer Peter Myers

“That’s why Australian photographers are considered to be amongst the best in the world.”

About the AIPP:
The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is the leading membership body for the professional photography community and the only organisation offering a true accreditation scheme for professional photographers in Australia.