Jamie began her craft to share the beautiful and wonderful things in nature she experienced with others. She sees the wonder in the color and the magic of nature and wants to share that with others. She goes for nature walks every day in the Morton Arboretum and within her neighborhood but most things she sees out of her patio window. Keeping her camera ready and available to shoot is key.
Jamie bought a DSLR camera and started shooting in auto mode in 2011. When medical leave restricted her work as a mechanical engineer in July 2015, she began spending more time working on using manual mode and hasn’t looked back since. She says that her work in engineering has honed her art of noticing details. She feels that she’s less linear than some of her engineering colleagues and has the opportunity to take the time to stop notice all of the beautiful details. She does not use photoshop because mechanics aren’t as important to her as sharing moments and experiences. She says that all she has to do is look out of her patio door to see incredible and amazing sights.
Jamie has also participated in the Your Shot Community through National Geographic magazine and had her work featured. She was also was able to participate in their Street Photography program which completely pushed her boundaries, but also resulted in some of her favorite work, one of which is Reflections, above in the top left photo.
She has shared her gallery of work in her local library in Darien and also loves to see her work displayed in the homes of friends and clients.
To see more of Jamie’s photography at her National Geographic Your Shot profile here.It was so hard to choose specific photographs to feature because we felt such a connection to so many of her photos; we encourage you to check out all the of the different photographs to see the connection and meaning within her artwork. It’s amazing to see what creativity, joy and appreciation will spark! Jamie wakes up every day is thankful for these opportunities to capture the gifts that are given to her.Corsalus Financial is grateful to Jamie for taking time to share her passion and work with us.
Waddell & Reed is not affiliated with Jamie Paske or National Geographic. The link is provided for informational purposes only. 01/20