Category Archives: Sports

My First Published Photo

Way back in the day (1985), I took my portfolio to the managing editor of a company that produced 10 weekly newspapers. I remember being very nervous as she flipped through the pages of my book. She looked up at me and gave me an assignment for that same week. Below is my first published photo (ever) which was shot at that assignment. From there, I made friends with photographers from all around the country and within 6 months I was freelancing for one of our local dailies. Within a year I was shooting for many of the sports magazines in the US. However, it all started with this image.

My first published photo

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Covering Vegas Valley Baseball

Las Vegas Baseball TournamentWe are now providing photo coverage at Las Vegas baseball tournaments hosted by Vegas Valley Baseball. Part of our coverage of the games includes uploading select images to VVB’s Instagram account within minutes of shooting them. Our camera transmits images to our iPhone or iPad, we then crop and add Vegas Valley Baseball’s watermark, and then caption and upload. We perfected this nearly instantaneous method of event social media marketing several years ago.

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Dave Scott Photographic – Sports


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Future Olympian – Training

Las Vegas Sports PhotographerHere is Kevin again. I had seen him train several times and I was always impressed by the intensity in which he trains. I had been wanting to photograph him while he was using his parachute. I never want to rely on my subject for the strength of the photograph so in this case I wanted to shoot at a beautiful track location and I wanted to shoot as the sun was setting. I got my wish. In addition to the low setting sun, we set up 4 additional lights. Kevin warmed up and got into position. He made three passes into or designated shooting space. I was able to get 9 shots before the sunlight. That was all we needed!

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Future Olympian – First Time Shoot

Las Vegas Sports PortraitsHere is an image I shot of Kevin, who you will see in the 2016 Olympic games. This was the first time I had photographed him. I will add other images of Kevin in later posts. For this shot, we went to the track of Columbia River High School, his school’s crosstown rival. I added a bit of blue light in the background to add a bit more of Kevin’s school colors.

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Women’s Basketball Univ of Portland vs Boise State

Basketball - Univ of Portland/Boise State WomenI still take on a sports assignment here and there! As a very young photographer back in the ’80s, 90 percent of my assignments were college and professional sports. In fact, my first time on airline was for a sports photography assignment. Here is an image from a University of Portland vs Boise State Women’s Basketball game. Gym lighting, high ISO digital cameras, and ultra fast auto focus lenses have come a long way since my early days of film and manual focus cameras making sports photography much easier today.

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