Welcome to ScottymanPhoto!
About the Artist:
Landscape photographer Michael Scott discovered photography at an early age. His indoctrination to the Polaroid One Step sparked the beginning of his interest in photography. Although fun and exciting, the Polaroid One Step paled in comparison to the 35mm cameras he would later discover. Following many years and various models of 35mm cameras, he inevitably made the transition to today's digital world of photography. Spending several years traveling the world and honing his skills, Michael has become a passionate well-rounded photographer.
While maintaining a residence in Virginia Beach with his family, he often visits the local areas for exciting new photographic opportunities. Although specializing in landscape photography, he continues to master the art of photography; furthermore, he takes pleasure in any occasion to capture a profound moment in time.
Additionally, he professes that each image acquired should have a thoughtful anecdote behind it. The portfolio of a photographer most be not only aesthetically captivating, but also effectively communicate the story as witnessed through the eyes of the artist. Comments and questions about his work are not only welcome, they are very much appreciated.
About the equipment:
Commonly perceived today, the possession of a camera phone, instantly qualifies one as a photographer. While gear is important, its proper functionality and use are essential to the success of any photographer. A photographer may use equipment to capture an image, but an artist uses the equipment to capture a vision! The tools of the trade are very important, but the vision is essential!
More often than not, it's insufficient to arrive on the scene of a photo shoot with just a camera. Planning, however slight, can pay enormous dividends in capturing ones artistic goals. Most importantly, an expensive camera is only as valuable as the photographer that wields it.
An experienced photographer with a vision will include a carefully selected variety of gear in their inventory. Today Michael uses Nikon cameras and lenses to capture his vision. Some of his specific and most utilized equipment is a Nikon D800 with a 24-70mm f/2.8G, 14-24mm f/2.8, and a nifty 50mm f/1.8, as well as an array of other items.
Visit my website at ScottymanPhoto