About Photographer Scott Holstein

Portrait of Tallahassee, Florida commercial portrait photographer 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.

Partial List of Clients/Publications:

850 magazine


Barron’s magazine


BI Incorporated

Blick&Staff Communications

Charlotte Observer

Chronicle of Higher Education

Delta Sky magazine

Digital Photographer magazine

Emerald Coast magazine

Family Circle magazine

First Commerce Credit Union

Florida Trend magazine

Florida Truck News magazine

Golden Lighting

Golf World magazine

Green Circle Bio Energy

HLD Communications

National Geographic Adventure magazine

The New York Times

North Florida Women’s Care

Road King magazine

Sharon Davis School of Dance

Shutterbug magazine

Success From Home magazine

Tallahassee Cancer Institute

Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee magazine

US Airways magazine

VIEW (stern) magazine

VIRES magazine

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine