You may not think that an accounting, finance and human resources professional would be inclined to turn out gorgeous photography like the winning image, WaterCourse, pictured at left. But maybe you haven’t met photographer Jamie Steeno yet.
Green Bay, WI-based Steeno is the force behind this stunning image as well as other industry-recognized photography. In March, WaterCourse won the Sunset Print Award at the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association‘s annual competition.
WaterCourse was taken as the sun was setting over the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, Steeno explains. It was taken with multiple exposures, and then six photos were stitched together to create the final effect.
Steeno says she’s been taking photos ever since her mom put a camera in her hand when she was about 7 years old. She played around with the craft for years, and “truly paid attention to it about two years ago,” she says, when she got involved with WPPA.
She’s been fine-tuning her photography by learning Photoshop as well as proper composition, exposure and color balance. Not surprisingly, the ambitious professional was asked to take the helm as director of WPPA this year, and she’s pursuing her masters of photography degree.
Steeno juggles her burgeoning photography career with her day job as a business manager for a manufacturing company that reaches 120 different countries. She also produces photography for the company’s website and advertising needs, she says.
Having her work judged in print competitions is a vital part of the education process. “It’s super important,” she says. “Everyone who participates in PPA should be involved in print competitions.”