I am Scott Holstein, an internationally-published, professional freelance photographer based in Tallahassee, Florida.

I have experience in a wide variety of photographic genres, spanning advertising, marketing, 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.

Portrait of Tallahassee, Florida commercial portrait photographer Scott Holstein.

Photographer Scott Holstein

More Than


Magazine Covers

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

• Taproot Agency

• US Airways magazine

• VIEW (stern) magazine

• VIRES magazine

• West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Need professional photography for a project?

Drop me a line, I will be glad to hear from you!