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Profotos Member Biography - Scott Couch

At, we are always on the lookout for unique perspectives from photographers who strive to set themselves apart from the rest of the crowd. To set oneself and their photographs apart from the majority is no small feat requiring not only a special set of skills and techniques, but a definitive determination to accomplish this goal.

When viewing the photographs in Scott Couch's portfolio, it is readily apparent that we are not looking at the portfolio of an "average photographer" with limited vision. Rather, we are viewing the portfolio of a photographer who pushes himself to the limit and lets his viewers know his technique is far more imaginative and unique than the run of the mill nature photographer.

What evidence lends itself to the notion of Scott's unique abilities in the nature photography realm? One aspect of Scott's work that stands out to us is his use of lighting in the landscape photographs he creates. Several examples of Scott's photographs make it clear that he has a great handle on not only composition and the technical details of his craft, but also of the more difficult aspects of lighting. A prime example of Scott's use of lighting is one of our staff's favorite photographs from his portfolio located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of a landscape with a serene field in the foreground and the Great Smoky Mountains in the background. In this photograph, we see multiple levels of natural lighting throughout the photograph working together to produce an image that is not only interesting, but feels almost as real as being at the location in person.

In addition to Scott's landscape photographs, we also see several prime examples of his use of lighting and composition in his wildlife photographs, each of which has its own unique characteristics making it a photograph with Scott's very own perspective and vision showing through.

In Scott's portfolio, we see photographs of bears with panning motions coupled with the use of a long focal length lens to compress the image and create an impressionistic composition.

In Scott's portfolio, we see birds in flight with wings and talons outstretched in search of prey accented by a unique framing technique.

In Scott's portfolio, we see coyotes in their environment surrounded by lush vegetation, softened by the perfect amount to produce a visually captivating scene.

In Scott's portfolio, we see the vision and drive of a professional photographer whose desire is to show the world his own vision of it.

,I am a 34 year old Adventure Photographer who specializes in Wildlife, Adventure, and Landscape Photography.I was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas but soon after moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas. I grew up there and graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1990. I then left for college at Auburn University from which I graduated from in 1994. After working for several years in Birmingham, I returned to Auburn where I now live. I am not your typical Nature Photographer. What sets me apart is my drive and passion to pursue adventure and wildlife photography to a level were few others venture to dare. I have the knowledge, experience, and capability to track into inhospitible environments. This is where I thrive. I seek the challenge and make it happen. Whether in the mountains photographing black bears or in the swamps photographing alligators and snakes I am at home. I have always had an interest in photography but I mostly put it aside growing up and stuck to hunting and fishing. During college at Auburn University, I began backpacking and camping more and hunting less. In 1994 I studied abroad at Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England. While there I spent every free moment I had hiking across England and taking pictures. When I returned to Auburn I continued backpacking and starting taking trips to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and Appalachian Trail. On several of my first week long trips I began to see black bears during isolated areas of the AT. After several encounters with the bears, I was hooked on photography and have never slowed down. I slowly began to expand my photographic interests from bears to snakes and then on to alligators. Now, all animals draw my attention, especially those which are very elusive and difficult to photograph. Being an avid outdoorsman, I expanded my photography into adventure sports and travel photography. Over the past several years I have been to Mexico, Beleize, Honduras, and the Roatan Islands to photograph wildlife and the culture of these beautiful places. Now I am catering to the outdoor photography market and the conservation market where I can both share my photos and bring attention to worthy causes. If you have a idea and need some sort of out of the way photo, contact me. I currently use all Canon equipment and my trusty Bogen tripod. I am single and therefore able to have a very flexible schedule so I can combine my work and play. I am a proud member of the National Geographic Society, Carolina Nature Photographers Association, and many other outdoor organizations and societies.

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Auburn, AL  36832  USA
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