Photographing Tony Hale in Tallahassee, Florida

Posted by Scott Holstein on August 6, 2014 in On Assignment, Published Photography
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Portrait of actor Tony Hale with a yellow toy duck by Tallahassee photographer Scott Holstein.

Portrait of Tony Hale, an Emmy-winning actor, with a yellow toy duck at the Young Actors Theatre in Tallahassee, Florida.

I had the opportunity to work with Tallahassee’s Emmy Award-winning actor, Tony Hale, when he visited home recently. Hale is known for playing Buster Bluth on the Fox comedy series Arrested Development and for playing Gary Walsh on the HBO comedy series Veep. Read More

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Portraits of Florida Governor Rick Scott

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Portrait of Florida Governor Rick Scott in front of the mansion by Tallahassee photographer Scott Holstein.

Portrait of Florida Governor Rick Scott in front of the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee.

When 850 business magazine was launched in 2008, I photographed then-Florida Governor Charlie Crist in his office at the Capitol in Tallahassee for the cover of the inaugural issue. As the magazine recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, I had the opportunity to photograph current Florida Gov. Rick Scott on location at the Governor’s Mansion for the cover story of that issue of 850. Read More

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Merry Christmas from Scott Holstein Photography!

Posted by Scott Holstein on December 22, 2013 in On Assignment
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Photo of a single Christmas tree glowing on a tree farm by professional photographer Scott Holstein.

A single Christmas tree decorated with lights out on a tree farm in Florida.

Merry Christmas from professional photographer Scott Holstein!

I landscape photos of this single Christmas tree shining with lights in a sea of trees on a tree farm in Havana, Florida for the cover of Tallahassee magazine. After I picked the best tree and chose my composition, creative director Larry Davidson and designer Saige Roberts styled it by decorating it with Christmas lights powered by a generator that we hauled on location. I shot at dusk to get a proper exposure so the glow of the Christmas lights stood out in relation to the darker, unlit evergreens in the foreground and background. I used a tripod for the slow shutter speed – this image was a 2-second exposure. To get the high angle, the tripod was set up on the back of my Jeep while I stood on a ladder next to it.

May your holidays brightly shine this season!

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Caboodle Ranch for Cats in Florida

Posted by Scott Holstein on November 5, 2013 in On Assignment
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Photo of cat feeding time at Caboodle Ranch in Florida by editorial photographer Scott Holstein.

Craig Grant feeds his herd of hundreds of free-roaming cats at Caboodle Ranch in Lee, Florida.

Out in Madison County, near a place called Lee, Florida, lived a man with 500 cats. Craig Grant loved cats so much that he bought 30 acres of rural property and opened Caboodle Ranch, a safe haven for unwanted felines. Feral cats, stray cats, abandoned cats, unwanted cats, shelter cats who would otherwise be put down – Grant welcomed them all. Read More

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Portrait Reflected in One’s Own Eye

Posted by Scott Holstein on February 6, 2013 in Personal Projects
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Creative photography of a woman’s face reflected in the pupil of her own eye.

Macro portrait of a woman’s face reflected in the pupil of her own eye. The effect was done in-camera with a mirror, off-camera lighting, and a macro lens. Purchase prints or license this image.

One day back in college, I realized I could see my reflection in my own pupil while looking into a mirror. I thought it might make interesting and creative photography so I enlisted fellow photographer Joel Fluty to endure some pretty strong off-camera flash blasts to the face. After sacrificing Joel’s vision, I determined that it was theoretically possible to make a portrait of someone’s reflection inside their own eye, but it would not be easy to accomplish. Read More

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