Under the Balboa Pier (2016)

Scott Amling is a professional landscape photographer who travels throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His photographs capture the unique and obscured subjects and experiences from normal encounters that often go unnoticed. He is inspired by discovering new locations and experiencing the landscape of structures and other natural phenomena (such as seaweed beds ready for harvest at low tide in Japan). Having studied Architecture in college contributes to his ability to bring innovative perspectives and vantage points to his work.

Gradually moving from film and a large format camera to digital, Scott began to study and learn new techniques with premier landscape photographers, including Michael Levin. Over the last several years, he has created his own identifiable style of minimalist images with alluring and calming visuals.

He has won numerous awards including First Place for the "Seawall" at the 53rd Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition, Civic Center, 2017 (professionally juried). In 2017, he won four Honorable Mentions from the International Photography Awards for his photographs of landscapes and nature and four additional Honorable Mentions in 2018. Throughout 2018, his work was displayed in TAG Gallery in Los Angeles, at Dab Art Gallery/H + Studio Gallery and a solo exhibition at The John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA. In 2019, one of his images, “Pile of Tetrapods”, was selected for the “Off the Clock” exhibition, sponsored by the American Photographic Artists in Los Angeles, CA (APA-LA).  The exhibition includes 100 selections out of 1,300 submissions and curated by W.M. Hunt and on display at the Santa Monica Art Studios through May 11, 2019.  

Last year, he traveled to southern England to shoot images of the rainy coastline in January; Molokai/Kauai in April; Amsterdam, Dunkirk and Paris in June; and southern Japan (third trip) in December. He continues to travel the world looking for more mysterious and captivating locations to document.


DabArt, Los Angeles, CA



Honorable Mention, Long Exposure, Minimalist Awards, 2019 - "Pile of Tetrapods"

Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Minimalist Awards, 2019 - "Dome Home”


Honorable Mention, Landscapes, International Photography Awards, 2018 - "Order and Perspective"

Honorable Mention, Landscapes, International Photography Awards, 2018 - "Beach Breaks, Study II”

Honorable Mention, Architecture-Historic, International Photography Awards, 2018 - "Still Standing"

Honorable Mention, Landscapes, International Photography Awards, 2018 - "Pile of Tetrapods"

Honorable Mention, Single-Shot: Harmony, Professional, International Photography Awards, 2018 - "Seawall at Sunrise"


First Place, Photography, Newport Beach Art Exhibition, 53rd Annual, 2017 - "Seawall at Sunrise"

Honorable Mention, Landscapes, International Photography Awards, 2017 - "Bad Day in 1906"

Honorable Mention, Landscapes, International Photography Awards, 2017 - "Seaweed Beds"

Honorable Mention, Nature-Trees, International Photography Awards, 2017 - "Mature Trees"

Honorable Mention, Landscapes, International Photography Awards, 2017 - "Seawall at Sunrise"

First Place, Pacific Life Photo Contest - "The Post"


LE Mag, Magazine, England, April, 2019; Front Cover with image of Dome Home

Off the Clock”, Exhibition Book, 2019, APA-LA, Los Angeles; Page 47 with image of Pile of Tetrapods


American Photographic Artists (APA-LA); Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA); Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP); Los Angeles, California

California Center for Photographic Art (CCPA); Carmel, California