TWO of the southeast suburbs’ photographers have been named finalists in the Australian Professional Photography Awards.

Coorparoo’s Frances Suter and Carindale’s Sara Mckenna were named finalists at a gala dinner in Melbourne infront of more than 400 of the country’s best professional photographers.

Suter was named finalist in the Professional Travel photographer category.

Suter also won the title of Queensland AIPP Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year at the state awards in March.

Ms Suter said the four award-winning images were a selection of recent landscape portfolio.

“Two images are from the icy far north of Europe, created while braving hours of below zero

temperatures,” Ms Suter said.

media_cameraOne of the winning images by Coorparoo photographer Frances Suter.

She said the other two were compositions of architecturally intriguing and controversial

landmarks.

“The images were taken during multiple visits and at different times of the day to reflect the

changing light and spiritual feel.

“The strong shapes and vibrant but calming colours inspired and challenged me to create

something a little different to add to my fine-art collection.”

Mckenna was named finalist in the Professional Creative photographer category.

McKenna 42, and single mother of five, said she was thrilled to receive the recognition for her work.

Ms McKenna’s award winning-winning images were a creative perspective on everyday scenery.

Her success at the awards also earned her the title of Master of Photography.

“I’m so incredibly humbled to receive my Masters and to be named a finalist in the creative category is so exciting”, Ms McKenna said.

Ms McKenna, who also has a background in accounting and finance, works with fellow creatives to help them understand business finances, financial plans and cash flow.

“My goal is to promote and assist photographers achieve longevity in their business in a profession I am passionate about”, said Ms Mckenna.

media_cameraOne of the architecturally intriguing landmarks captured by Coorparoo photographer Frances Suter.

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