Beach Sunset Venice | Florida Landscape Photography

Posted by Scott Holstein on December 30, 2014 in Personal Projects
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Florida landscape photography of a sailboat off the beach during a vibrant sunset in Venice.

A sailboat sits on the horizon during a vibrant beach sunset in Venice, Florida. Click to license or to purchase prints.

I hope you had a nice holiday season. I spent Christmas with my family in Venice, Florida. One evening, the sunset was shaping up to be interesting, so I grabbed the camera and hit the beach to do some landscape photography. The sky was fairly cloudy, and as the sun set, it gave the clouds some nice color. After the sun dipped below the horizon, though, the sunset kept getting better. Although already set, the sun was still lighting the clouds in the west and we got a very vibrant, colorful sky and reflection off of the water. It became one of those amazing sunsets that only come around every once in awhile. To top it off, a sailboat sat offshore, giving me a small focal point in the scene.

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Photo of a pastel beach sunset in Venice, Florida by landscape photographer Scott Holstein.

A pastel beach sunset in Venice, Florida. Click to license or to purchase prints.

Image of a sailboat sailing in front of a pink sunset by Florida photographer Scott Holstein.

A sailboat sails in front of a pink sunset in Venice, Florida. Click to license or to purchase prints.

Image of a sailboat’s silhouette during an orange sunset in Venice by Florida photographer Scott Holstein.

Silhouette of a sailboat during an orange sunset in Venice, Florida. Click to license or to purchase prints.

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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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