Don Aittama has been involved in professional photography since 2005. He is a Master Photographer and is a member of the Virginia Professional Photographers Association and the Professional Photographers of America.

Don has been active in print competition at the professional level since 2011. He has earned several awards through the International Print Competition including two bronze medals, two silver medals and one gold medal. Don has also placed seven of his images into the coveted Loan Collection published by the Professional Photographers of America.

Don's primary occupation is accounting where he has worked for almost 40 years. He retired in 2015 but still works part time. Don holds a CPA certificate and was the treasurer for the Virginia Professional Photographers Association from 2010 to 2018.

Don's current photography interest is in fine art landscape photography. He recently discovered that the Blue Ridge Mountains close by his home hold over a couple dozen waterfalls and enjoys hiking to photograph them. He is usually joined by his wife Julie who also enjoys hiking and photography. His future plans are to explore waterfalls in other areas of the state as well as waterfalls in out of state locations.