Archive for the Portrait Photography Category

Jumping Horses: Cross Country at Red Hills International Horse Trials

By Scott Holstein

Filed under: Personal Projects


Red Hills International Horse Trials in Tallahassee, Florida The Red Hills International Horse Trials is a wonderful event in Tallahassee, Florida. 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, […]

Beach Sunset in Venice, Florida

By Scott Holstein

Filed under: Landscape Photography


One evening while visiting family, the sunset was shaping up to be interesting. I grabbed the camera to do some landscape photography of the beach sunset in Venice, Florida. 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 […]

Tony Hale Portraits in Tallahassee, Florida

By Scott Holstein


I had the opportunity to create portraits of Tony Hale, Tallahassee, Florida’s Emmy Award-winning actor, 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. Hale studied his craft at Tallahassee’s Young Actors Theatre while […]

Portraits of Florida Governor Rick Scott

By Scott Holstein


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 […]

Merry Christmas from Scott Holstein Photography!

By Scott Holstein


Merry Christmas from professional photographer Scott Holstein! I took 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 […]

Craig Grant’s Caboodle Ranch for Cats in Florida

By Scott Holstein


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 […]

Portrait Reflected in One’s Own Eye

By Scott Holstein

Filed under: Personal Projects


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 […]

Rambabe: Warrior Woman with Machine Gun – Rambo Parody

By Scott Holstein


"Rambabe" is my latest personal project, done just for kicks as a creative recharge. It is, of course, inspired by the Rambo movies; I own the '80s trilogy. While watching it one day I decided it would be fun to make creative images that change it up a bit and have a beautiful, tough woman […]

Photography Tips: The Poor Man’s Underwater Camera Housing

By Scott Holstein


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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