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Firefly Photography in the Mountains

Firefly photography in the mountains at sunset.

By Scott Holstein on December 17, 2019

Filed under: Landscape Photography

This past summer while in the mountains of West Virginia, I stumbled upon an amazing scene one evening. I had taken a drive in the country not too far from the famous resort, The Greenbrier, in White Sulphur Springs. I was in an area with lots of fields butting up to the Monongahela National Forest …

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T.K. Wetherell (1945-2018)

Dr. Thomas Kent

By Scott Holstein on December 17, 2018

This past February, I had the pleasure of creating environmental portraits of Dr. Thomas Kent "T.K." and Virginia "Ginger" Wetherell on their farm in Lamont, Florida. T.K. was president emeritus of Florida State University (and an alumnus), former president of Tallahassee Community College, and a former House Speaker in Florida's House of Representatives. Ginger is …

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Alaqua Animal Refuge Featured in TV Series on Nat Geo Wild

Laurie Hood of Alaqua Animal Refuge cuddles with two puppies.

By Scott Holstein on April 3, 2018

Alaqua Animal Refuge and its founder, Laurie Hood, will be featured in a new television series on National Geographic's network, Nat Geo Wild, along with Walton County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigator Breezy Adkinson. The series, "Animal PD," premieres on April 14th at 9:00PM. Read more about the show in the Northwest Florida Daily News. About …

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Wayne Rogers (1933-2015)

Wayne Rogers portrait in Florida. Rogers was an actor most known for playing Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre on M*A*S*H.

By Scott Holstein on January 1, 2016

Wayne Rogers has passed away. He was an actor most known for playing Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre on the M*A*S*H television show of the 1970s. Also an investor, Rogers was more recently a regular panelist on the Fox News Channel show, Cashin’ In. I took portraits of Rogers several years ago for a cover story …

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Hiding the Light Source

Tallahassee photography of a detective lighting a cigarette at night in a dramatic portrait created by Florida commercial photographer Scott Holstein.

By Scott Holstein on August 19, 2015

I’ve previously written about how to have flashes visible within the frame. In this post, I’ll discuss how I hid my main light within the frame. This image was shot in downtown Tallahassee, Florida, using traffic lights and other street lights to form the background. These lights are turned into glowing globes by using a …

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Cross Country at Red Hills International Horse Trials

Action photo of water splashing as a horse and rider jump over a fence in a water feature during the Red Hills International Horse Trials by Tallahassee photographer Scott Holstein.

By Scott Holstein on March 13, 2015

Filed under: Personal Projects

The Red Hills International Horse Trials is one of the best events Tallahassee photographers can shoot. It’s outdoors in the capital city in the spring, the season of perfect weather in northwest Florida. Resurrection fern-covered and Spanish moss-draped Southern Live Oak trees create a picture-perfect backdrop for the equestrian event, held in beautiful Elinor Klapp-Phipps …

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