Archive for the Photography Tips Category

Laurie Hood of Alaqua Animal Refuge cuddles with two puppies.

Alaqua Animal Refuge Featured in TV Series on Nat Geo Wild

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

Hiding the Light Source

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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Photo of two cave divers floating in a sinkhole, created using a cheap underwater camera housing.

Photography Tips: The Poor Man’s Underwater Camera Housing

By Scott Holstein on October 5, 2011


The Tallahassee, Florida region lays claim to a unique topographical feature - the Woodville Karst Plain. The karst plain is made of irregular limestone and underground water channels which are tied into the Floridan Aquifer. The Woodville Karst Plain is home to first magnitude springs, sinkholes, and the longest underwater cave system in the United …

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Portrait of a man at Harry T’s lighthouse in HarborWalk Village.Portrait of a man at Harry T’s lighthouse in HarborWalk Village overlooking Destin Pass.

Photography Tips & Tricks: What if the Gear Fails Mid-Shoot?

By Scott Holstein on June 24, 2010


I recently traveled to HarborWalk Village in Destin, Florida to complete a marathon of 10 portraits on location in a day for Emerald Coast magazine’s “Top Singles” feature. Efficiency is the name of the game - with a schedule like that I’m running-and-gunning - setting up and shooting quickly and moving on with very little …

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A beautiful woman holding a lantern peers out into a swamp at dusk.

Photography Tips & Tricks: How to Hide Flashes in the Photo

By Scott Holstein on June 3, 2010


I had this image in my head for some time - a beautiful young woman in a boat, deep in a Florida swamp at dusk. She’s holding a lantern, peering out into the darkness, searching for something. But what? I enlisted McKenzie Burleigh, a model with whom I’ve worked several times in the past, to …

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