Archive for the Portrait Photography Category

FSU Quarterback Christian Ponder With His Dog, Dallas

By Scott Holstein

Tallahassee magazine was doing a story on the local animal shelter - the Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center - which was recently awarded $25,000 from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for inspiring the community and adopting out 1,200 animals in 90 days. As it turns out, local celebrity, quarterback Christian […]

Scouting at Lake Jackson in Tallahassee, Florida

By Scott Holstein

A few evenings ago I was scouting a location for an upcoming photo shoot. I had already scouted a half dozen locations, none of which were really working for me. This particular evening I was scouting at Lake Jackson in Tallahassee, Florida. I had been to this particular spot before but I really didn’t think […]

Tallahassee Magazine’s Top Singles

By Scott Holstein

I recently photographed Emerald Coast Magazine’s Top Singles in Destin, Florida. Next I was the photographer for more Top Singles for the feature in the current issue of Tallahassee magazine. Over the course of two days I created environmental portraits of 14 of the area’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes on location at Hotel Duval […]

Editorial Portrait Photography of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist

By Scott Holstein

When Rowland Publishing launched its newest title, 850 Business Magazine, a feature on Florida's governor, Charlie Crist, “The CEO of Florida,” was the cover story in the inaugural issue of the new magazine and I was to create the editorial portrait photography. On the day of the photo shoot, I arrived at the governor’s office […]

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

By Scott Holstein

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 […]

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

By Scott Holstein

I had this narrative 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, […]

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