Scott is a retired career law enforcement officer with the Edwardsville IL. Police Department, and a professional freelance photographer. His interest in photography began early in life when his parents gave him their old Kodak Brownie Box Camera to use on family vacations. In high school he graduated to shooting and developing his own B&W film. A law enforcement career and family kept photography to a hobby level for many years. While heading the investigations division of the police department, digital photography started replacing the 35mm film cameras being used. Scott was charged with learning the digital process to maintain the departments evidence photography needs. The passion for creating great photographic images was reignited.
Having been entirely self taught up to that point, Scott enrolled at Lewis and Clark Community College and took all the photography and Adobe Photoshop classes that the college offered. Becoming a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals has lead to an ongoing commitment to training and improving his skills both behind the camera and in the post processing of the image. After entering a regional art show and and selling a large number of his nature prints, the large tax form he had to file pushed him to consider starting a professional career. As an avid outdoorsman, his passion for nature and wildlife photography are a major part of his work. He is equally passionate about the many other diverse subjects he enjoys photographing such as rural and urban landscapes, seascapes, stock, and travel oriented photography.
As a freelance photographer Scott has done commercial photography work for Interior Designers, Architects, Contractors, and Artists. Besides doing freelance contract work, Scott does photographic restorations for clients. His nature-oriented prints grace the main lobby of Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois, and the Ronald McDonald Houses, at Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital, and St. Johns Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and various periodicals. Scott has won honorable mention awards from photography contests for the National Parks Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy. Scott also writes a blog on his photography and travel along with having a Facebook page.
Serving as the Vice President of the Edwardsville Watershed Nature Preseve has led Scott to use his photography skills to donate many of his photographs to worthy charitable causes. His passion for photography, travel, and the preservation and restoration of our natural environment keep him constantly on the go. His work can be viewed on the following sites.
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