Scott Holstein

I am an internationally-published, professional freelance photographer based in Tallahassee, Florida. I have experience in a wide variety of photographic genres, spanning commercial, advertising, corporate, and editorial photography, and I have photographed over 120 magazine covers. I consider my specialties to be environmental portraits, location studio portraits, and creative scenes. I am versed in both natural and artificial (strobe/flash) lighting and work almost exclusively on location.

I was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photojournalism from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. Then I moved to New York and was the full-time first assistant for internationally acclaimed photographer Joe McNally, both traveling domestically and working extensively in New York City on assignment with him before returning to Florida.

I completed photography internships at both the Shelby Star daily newspaper in North Carolina and the Tallahassee Democrat daily newspaper in Florida. For seven years, I was the sole staff photographer at Rowland Publishing, publisher of several city, lifestyle, and business magazines. While on staff, I regularly photographed in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. I spent approximately 25% of my time traveling Northwest Florida on assignment to popular tourist beach destinations, including Pensacola, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Panama City, and Apalachicola.