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

As a professional photographer, I have experience in a wide variety of photographic genres, spanning advertising, marketing, and editorial photography. 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.

Self-portrait of Tallahassee, Florida commercial portrait photographer Scott Holstein.

Professional 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.

While I travel to my clients, my home base remains in Tallahassee.

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!

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