I have been around photography
all my life. My parents were professional photographers. Our
house had a large studio and in the basement, a full darkroom.
When I was 14 yeas old, I started assisting them as a second
light for weddings and bar-mitzvahs.
After graduating college, I started a software company and,
a few years later, a financial transaction processing company.
Being the owner of two successful businesses has afforded
me the opportunity to do a fair amount of leisure travel with
a focus on nature and wildlife - more specifically, whales
In 1995 my wife, Cyndi (girlfriend at
the time), got us scuba lessons and we were soon certified
divers. We started traveling around to beautiful locations
to dive and observe and enjoy nature. It wasn’t long
after becoming a certified diver that I wanted a way to catalog
and share my experiences, so I took up underwater videography
and nature photography.
My underwater video footage has appeared on the Discovery
Channel and Travel Channel. My photographs have appeared in various magazines, guides, newspapers and advertisements. I am a regular contributor to Wildbird magazine and have had a cover for the ABA magazine North American Birds as well as several covers on New Jersey Birds and New Jersey Audubon Magazine. My photographs also appear in the Shorebird Guide by Michael O’Brien, Richard Crossley, and Kevin Karlson.
~Scott J. Elowitz