Steve Sieren is a Southern California based Landscape Photographer living in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains in the outskirts of Los Angeles. His interest for the sanctuary of the wilderness began at an early age and soon developed into a diehard passion for landscape photography. Specializing in the "Off the Beaten Path" photography led to work in advertising, publishing, conservation and environmental efforts. His photography has been used in the fight to keep the 8,000 acres of Montana De Oro State Park off the giant State Park closure list in 2008. He is also one of the photographers of the month here on the Aperture Academy.
You can find his work displayed in National Park visitor centers, California State Park Foundation Headquarters, local art gallery shows, restaurants and scenic calendars. Steve services clients such as Tamron Co., Outdoor Photographer, Photographer Magazine and many others.
Steve is currently working on his first couple book projects. Steve enjoys leading photography workshops in California’s wild mountain, deserts, rugged coastlines and rolling oak hillsides. His workshop participants have mentioned that his patience, an open mind and heart opens the door for a simple learning process and a memorable experience. Spending time in the landscape and letting it capture him is where the emotional connection comes from. Working a camera has become second nature so his creative vision guides him through the image creation process.
Steve believes “everyone has their bad moments, but the good moments always out number the bad; with a good attitude, you can always make something out of nothing.”